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Save the game - perm bans for cheating

Day 1,921, 05:59 Published in China China by Zelja

First of all let me say that I played dozens of online games, and that I witnessed it all (like many of us).

Other games...

In all of those games cheating was the factor that destroyed gameplay. Everyone fought it , from developers to players. Developers install security in their games and even buy outside tools like punkbuster or VAC. Players (where thats possible) admin their servers and create scripts that detects certain cheats or create blacklist of usernames/ip adresses and so on.

And in every one of those games cheating gets your account banned/deleted, not only that in many cases you get hardware ban , so that you can never return to that (or in same cases many other games), ofc there are way around that but hey at least they are making many of them to stop destroying other people fun .


But not in erepublik...

There were cheaters in erepublik even when permanent bans were issued for it, but I can say nothing like now. Its gone from tolerable to rampant. It took all the fun from the game. And all of it started with removing permanent bans for cheating.

We can not even pretend that normal players control or participate in any form of this game.

Let me just name few issues:

- Cheaters control political parties, every month they create (or control old bots) new multiple accounts to fight with their political opponents, some times they are caught and punished by temp ban (lol), but they just try harder next time

- Cheaters control congress elections

- logically they have big influence in congress itself

- Cheaters use national banks and state tax funds to evade detection

- Cheaters destroy prices of weapons/food (by having bots for workforce)

- Cheaters destroy job market (who need "expensive" workers, when they just create multi accounts)


Conclusion

You could go on for hours naming what cheaters destroy... Temporary bans are not solution, in the past they feared to get their main accounts banned (bcs they lost strength), now they dont have no fear at all. As a result of that, there is no fun for people playing fair, not to mention that new players dont stay in the game for more then a few days.

So I urge you, please bring back permanent bans, at least make them fear for their strenght, bring us back some fun...


(or just delete this article and pretend everything is alright)

 

Comments

Online Rambo
Online Rambo Day 1,921, 06:02

It would be nice to eLive in that eWorld

bbb_kambelovac
bbb_kambelovac Day 1,921, 06:04

uranija si xd

HOS956
HOS956 Day 1,921, 06:16

Every month just buy 1g using your mobile and u will always get temp, ban
Sad but true

igor loncar
igor loncar Day 1,921, 06:16

v

Aahz_ZBK
Aahz_ZBK Day 1,921, 06:26

Why temp/perma ban? No need for that....removal of their training centers to 0 along with strength and hit 'em where it hurts most...

Zelja
Zelja Day 1,921, 06:35

"Why temp/perma ban? No need for that....removal of their training centers to 0 along with strength and hit 'em where it hurts most..."

thats fine also, anything that would make them fear for their main account, and we would see results immediately

Shiina Sayane
Shiina Sayane Day 1,921, 06:46

" Developers install security in their games and even buy outside tools like punkbuster or VAC"

I guess you never heard about private cheats(for minimal RL money or free if you are programmer) such as aimbot wallhack etc in other games....And those never detected by punkbuster or by cheat filtering thing.
So in reality those games not better in anyway regarding cheaters because they are destroyed even more by cheaters than erepublik.

But back to cheats in erepublik:
When somebody banned for cheats their friend always organize mass tickets to unban the cheater.
In fact I never seen anybody who was banned acknowledge that he cheated it always -> "admin banned because didnt bought gold or etc".....
So the problem issuing permabans often the playerbase because they think their friend can cheat because "friend of theirs" And of course if admins dont unban the cheater then many others quit
Because more often than not the cheaters well known epoliticians or top fighter medal owners or military unit leaders....so they are popular and all their friends "he honest player never cheated"

So you see not erepublik admins fault but how people act when cheater banned.

But there is a good way to reduce cheating:

1,REMOVE NATIONAL ORGS FROM MONETARY MARKET
many cheaters using botfarms to earn gold with national orgs
This is the best solution

Zelja
Zelja Day 1,921, 06:55

hahaha you speak like a true cheater, ofc that I heard about private cheats, but people build them for them self or for sale, and if they are selling them developers of the game or pb eventually acquire them and they are busted...

your great solution is to punish those who play fair even more by removing orgs ? instead of deleting accounts of cheater : ) are you afraid ?

Zelja
Zelja Day 1,921, 06:58

deleting cheater accounts or deleting lets say 30/40% of their strength every time they are caught is only solution, its the only fear people have, losing their precious strength...

Shiina Sayane
Shiina Sayane Day 1,921, 07:04

"hahaha you speak like a true cheater, ofc that I heard about private cheats, but people build them for them self or for sale, and if they are selling them developers of the game or pb eventually acquire them and they are busted..."

Perhaps you should look into the forums any of punkbuster protected game that is worth nothing,players complains about that non stop.

"your great solution is to punish those who play fair even more by removing orgs ? instead of deleting accounts of cheater : ) are you afraid ?"

Interesting you are saying that against cheating....
Still you are saying its okay to botfarms exist which based on national orgs....


It seems to me this is another article which proposes no solution,its just to critize admins

Zelja
Zelja Day 1,921, 07:10

lol there is actual solution, which already worked, permanent bans : ) you are just to afraid of it, have you been a bad boy ?

orgs are used by fair players also , my MU uses national org, and we dont cheat or run "bot farms" , I dont have anything against permanent bans of those who use national orgs for cheating

just link org to player account , and if org is used to cheat , ban the player...


how will removing orgs from game stop cheating for president seats in parties, countries, congress, bots in companies etc ?


this is my EOD with you, you are obviusly just afraid of losing your account and you are panicking, they wouldnt ban retroactive so if they start issuing perm bans just stop cheating and you will be fine

Shiina Sayane
Shiina Sayane Day 1,921, 07:26

Waste of time arguing somebody like u who just throws insults.
Also where I said that cheaters shouldnt be permabanned?

True solutions against cheating:
1,REMOVE NATIONAL ORGS FROM MONETARY MARKET
2,RW-S NEED CAPTCHA

biliomis
biliomis Day 1,921, 07:58

vote

jedan_019
jedan_019 Day 1,921, 08:59

v

eN00b
eN00b Day 1,921, 14:22

Koga briga za strenght i ostala sranja, kada gold ide za RL keš!?

eN00b
eN00b Day 1,921, 14:23

Morate shvatiti da je igra takva... čak i sami administratori podržavaju prodaju accounta... tako da imate 3 solucije:

1. Prihvatiti činjenice da je varanje dozvoljeno i nastaviti igrati svoju poštenu igru
2. Početi i sami varati
3. Prestati igrati zauvijek

Zelja
Zelja Day 1,922, 07:23

pa neka im brisu onda strenght umjesto temp bana kad ih to ne boli : ) hahha

eN00b
eN00b Day 1,922, 09:55

Ponavljam, koga briga za strenght... imam preko 500 accounta, i koliko god da mi baniraju, napravit ću duplo više... strenght me ne zanima

K9000K
K9000K Day 1,921, 20:36

(or just delete this article and pretend everything is alright)
=。=

baisk
baisk Day 1,921, 22:19

不明觉历

Dr_Revenue
Dr_Revenue Day 1,978, 00:11

poor english

 
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