What do you consider to be a "regular" ban in this scenario? Would that just be the Soldier name?
Yes, that is a regular ban. It uses the game's standard facility of admin.banPlayer.
I would think all ban methods not using the Punkbuster GUID would be obsolete now, no? Since the GUID is now tied to the EA account, why would you bother banning anything less?
The system will have to ban through both methods, since PB isn't always enabled. R7 introduced the ability for PB to use the better GUID system, and R7 came after I developed the !ban function.
I mentioned that banning through PB is in the works on the first post of this thread. My time this month is extremely limited and I have not yet had time to implement it.