It’s be coming clearer and clearer that EA Mythic just doesn’t give a crap about the amount of cheating going on. A year ago, I would just send friendly reports saying I thought something funky was going on, ‘please watch them.’ And you would see all the time on the forums (WARalliance) these folks bitching about being suspended or banned. And I would think, “horay, it works.” And 6 months ago, I was relieved to see Mythic actually talk about how they watch and what they do.
But about 3 months ago, the hacks and cheats have just become so clear that I could actually tell what they were doing. My CSR reports went from, “Hey, watch this guy” to “Jerkdick here is speed hacking, that is not a speed talisman. He lagging across the battlefield at 2x the speed of a special mount.”
Now we come in the eve of 1.3.4, and I just don’t know what lies in the future. I could handle some one dragging their screen to get a cheap lag speed trick off to get away, one missed kill, meh. I could handle people using Nerfed Buttons. But WARbuddy is now the thing to have. And there must be more going on, cause newer and funkier things are happening. I see something new happening everyday.
When you can fly over walls and you can bypass the global cooldown and have unlimited Action Points, it’s time to react, and react harshly. It’s just plain as day. These players (both Order and Destro) are not at all trying to hide the fact that they are exploiting.
Last week I encountered a group of premades that were using WARbuddy to hop right onto the spawn points of the scenarios we were in. A Chosen would jump up there (no matter the SC) and just punt off people as they spawned.
The picture above is the spawn point on Gromril’s Crossing. He did this for hours in almost every Scenario I saw him in.
I contacted CSR as I normally do, but this time I wanted a follow-up. Which is something I normally never get. Hours later I send another report and an email requesting the status and the result of my petition. I received this week an email telling me there was no issue that they could find.
In frustration and anger I sent them my library of screenshots of this guy throughout the night with another 10 recent incidents of people wall hacking to a keep lord and another 20 or so of Combat logs showing where people were bypassing the global cooldown with their attacks.
Well, I already knew from the forums that screenshots mean nothing when it comes to reporting hackers. So I didn’t expect a response that would do anything.
My point is, is that I think it’s very clear that Mythic has no intentions of losing more subscription dollars by going about and start banning people. Which saddens me. It’s not like we have 1 out of 1000 cheating. I think we have more like 1 out of 12 cheating. Atleast so blatantly that anyone can see it.
I know our alliance is losing players. Specifically quoting that end game sucks and even still, “this is becoming a cheat-fest” as they log off forever. And the rest are all the sudden becoming more and more inclined to play PvE Dungeons. Clearly issues are at hand when the only thing a RR70 wants to do is go do VL or LV.
I left FPS games because I couldn’t beat aimbot. If the last frontier for this game is PvE instances to escape the PvP hack friendly zones, then maybe I should follow suite with many others and go play something that actually has functionally entertaining PvE. We are only here for RvR.
If I was the producer; I would issue orders to really go after hackers. And as you find them and ban them, you put their name on the website. Create a giant list. It will only take 100 for people to read and notice some big names on there and straighten out or better yet, just leave. Not to mention the confidence you’ll build with your (more casual non-cheater) gamers.
But that’s Mr. Meh, and he’s an asshole. Regards,