This is NOT a manual on cheating. Rather, this is a study on why cheating is wrong and what individuals and organizations can do to eradicate it.
Since man invented games and created rules, there were always cheaters. Video games and, to a huge extent, online games and MMORPGs are no exception. In the early 80s and 90s, cheats came in the form of “codes”. I mean, who can forget the Dpad combination for Contra (up-up-down-down-left-left-etc-etc) for 99 lives? Today, with broadband and information readily available on the web, cheating has gone high tech.
Greed is the mother of all motives for cheating. In the online gaming industry, it’s a damn cat and mouse game between developers, 3rd party exploiters and individual cheaters.
Here are some methods on how cheats are done in online games