These days they don't even pretend there is a reason for issuing a ban.
I guess I understand from a rational perspective:
- Nobody got fired for the failed all-or-nothing Steam release gamble
- Nobody got fired for doubling down and also alienating their entire historical userbase
...so who cares if we just go Lord-of-the-Flies. Neither ID/Zenimax/Bethesda are providing adult supervision.