In my old post, Cheating in Online Games, I outlined the many ways one can well… cheat. Note that my piece is not a guide on cheating but rather what groups and companies are doing to combat it.
And speaking of trying to fight the thousands of dickheads who attempt to cheat, online game developers are now turning to more sophisticated methods and technology.
In this article at propeller.com, to fight back, game developers have taken a page from banks and credit card companies. They’re using fraud-detection software to analyze the rushing stream of events that occur in an ordinary MMO day, in search of something fishy.”If players cheat, the software can recognize a deviation from the norm and flag it,” says David Whatley, the CEO of Simutronics, which makes the MMO game platform HeroEngine.