Whether or not awakenings are banned I think depends on the situation. In a tournament setting, I think they shouldn't be allowed, as using an awakening to win could be considered cheap, and it would also give certain classes a HUGE advantage over others, depending on how powerful the awakening in question is. If its a standard, random pvp fight, than who cares, use em if you want.
That's what I think at least.
DFO: Astenhof 35 Soulbender, DoomPig 14 (going mechanic)