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Darkfall (DFND)
Aventurine SA
MMORPG | Setting:Fantasy | Status:Cancelled  (est.rel 2012)  | Pub:Aventurine SA
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Aventurine Bans 213 for Cheating

Posted by Keith Cross on Apr 27, 2009  | Comments

Aventurine Bans 213 for Cheating -

Aventurine has posted another strongly worded statement against cheating in Darkfall, saying they have banned 213 cheaters and describing these individuals as 90% of the cheaters currently in Darkfall.

We banned 213 cheaters today. These are the people using 3rd party programs to cheat with. They were not banned for macroing, they were banned for cheating. They were automatically detected and also verified manually in a variety of ways. This number represents 90% of the cheaters in Darkfall right now. The rest have also been detected, and we’re waiting for them to be verified before we ban them as well.

These people were warned repeatedly. They chose to believe that we cannot detect what’s going on in our game. They took the word of the makers of these hacks over the word of the creators and administrators of the game. There are no exceptions. We don’t care if journalists, clan leaders, or our friends are among them. They were cheating in order to gain an unfair advantage over the rest of us. They deserve to be banned.

What comes into play here is something called “selfish punishment” in social science. Cheaters are likely to be some of the most outspoken people against cheating, and more likely to report cheaters. This is as so to maximize the benefit for themselves - taking it away from others. This is also the case here; we recognize some of the people from the boards habitually accusing the company for not doing anything and complaining that cheating is rampant in Darkfall, when in reality it’s not.

Read more here.