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Lag Hacks


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Solarenergy
03.21.2013 , 10:48 AM | #41
There are certain players that I always seem to get a lot of lag against. Before that, everything is running smoothly. But then suddenly, I have a frozen screen and then when it goes away I'm dead. The other day I was in Huttball, and it had not been lagging at all, we were tied 1-1. Only a few minutes remaining, and the other team has the ball. I am running with another teammate or two behind the guy with the ball, trying to reach him so I can stop him, but then suddenly, there is terrible lag, and I can't do anything. The defenders couldn't touch the guy, and he ran uncontested to the goal line and scored, and we lost the game on that late goal. It's always strange when something like that happens.

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TUXs
03.21.2013 , 11:00 AM | #42
Quote: Originally Posted by Ifolad View Post
One of these days someone who actually does hack/cheat whatever you want to label it as will grow some balls and admit it. Why would he do this? Because he no longer cares.

This person will be someone everyone knows/trust/believes is a legit player and who is seen participating daily.
This person will finally get bored with the game and say F*** it! Hey dudes, guess what........

When this happens a few things will occur.

1) The people who say that cheating doesn't exist in the game will have to eat the hat of my choice.
2) The game designers and their suits above them will have to openly address it to the community and fix it asap.
3) The majority of offenders will get banned, the legit players will stay, and once and for all we'll know who the best pvpers REALLY are.
4) PVP will improve which benefits everyone. Number 3 also benefits everyone involved.

In addendum to number 2, yes i'm aware that BW has addressed speed hacks etc. I do read the launcher when i log in. I'm simply referring to a NEW "state of the game" "we're dropping the hammer" type of response.

Remove the bad apples and the rest of the apples don't spoil = all apples are fresh and ready to eat when you expect them to be.
I believe you're right about almost everything in this prophecy...except for #3, the bans in particular. At most, they'll, get light suspensions.

APB used to publish the names of the players they had banned for cheating - it was amazing how often it would be EXACTLY who you also suspected. The longer players play a game, the more familiar they become with what is/isn't "normal" in PvP....abnormal things aren't rare.
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Icykill_
03.21.2013 , 04:25 PM | #43
Quote: Originally Posted by TUXs View Post
I believe you're right about almost everything in this prophecy...except for #3, the bans in particular. At most, they'll, get light suspensions.

APB used to publish the names of the players they had banned for cheating - it was amazing how often it would be EXACTLY who you also suspected. The longer players play a game, the more familiar they become with what is/isn't "normal" in PvP....abnormal things aren't rare.
Your right about the suspensions. If Bio were really serious about the problem they would ban for more than a week at a time. I "know" of players who have been banned for speed hacking at least 5 or 6 times (they know my feelings on this and I have since left the guild). They only get banned for a week. Seeing as how they only play the game once a week or so, this has absolutely no effect on them.
Bio needs to bring in a better deterrent than one week... "before a few bad apples" destroy the game.

I also whole heartedly agree with publishing their names and guilds. I have been advocating this for a awhile and have suggested it to Bio. They seem to be soooo worried about these peoples privacy they won't do it.
Well if they are banned completely from the game... and if there is no real life personal information disclosed... WHAT DOES IT MATTER?????

Who agrees we should have a Name and Shame forum Sticky for the caught cheaters who get banned?
If so, I would gladly sign a forum petition to make this happen...
Anyone willing to start a petition topic, asking Bio to do this?... I'm guessing if enough of the community wanted it, then Bio might do something.

I also started another thread at the beginning of the month, asking what the community actually thought of hacking... not much response to it yet... please have a look and add you thoughts
http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=609152

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Arlanon
03.21.2013 , 04:29 PM | #44
it would certainly make the legit subscribers feel better and maybe be a deterrent to those using cheats

i'd read it first thing every morning see if there's anyone i know on it. like seniors and the obituaries

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DarthSabreth
03.21.2013 , 04:45 PM | #45
Quote: Originally Posted by adiwantinova View Post
I'm not gonna lie, I feel that this is happening quite a bit. There are a few players that when I'm against them in WZ's, my packets will spike enormously throughout a match -- as you said -- at critical times.
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KamujinKravshera
03.21.2013 , 04:54 PM | #46
I sometime play the game tethered to my phone over a 4G connection. During a recent match, I was about to score in a hutball match. A guardian got in front of me and pushed me into the pit. Next second, I am back in the endzone and I score. It's clear to me that a lag spike over my cell connection just went massively in my favor. On the other hand, it was unintentional.

Just throwing this out there. This game is full of cheaters, so I am not trying to suggest people are not exploiting lag in their favor. My best guess is that they are. That said, I expect that guardian thought I cheated.

(Why do I play tethered? I travel for work. I play on a laptop and often the hotel internet sucks way worse than my cell phone's 4g)
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Altheran
03.21.2013 , 05:01 PM | #47
Quote: Originally Posted by adiwantinova View Post
I'm not gonna lie, I feel that this is happening quite a bit. There are a few players that when I'm against them in WZ's, my packets will spike enormously throughout a match -- as you said -- at critical times.
Hmm... I started thinking I was going paranoid, but since there seems to be numerous persons agreeing they experience the same thing, I feel a little relieved.

For the story, today I faced an Operative who made me freeze each time he popped from stealth. There was even a time I freezed for several seconds, and when the image started being normal again I was falling dead as he just delivered the killing blow (from 100% to 0% health).
Basically, if it appears to a kind of cheat, he sadistically allowed me to see my last second of life.

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Icykill_
03.21.2013 , 05:12 PM | #48
I have Started a name and shame Petition... please sign if you agree
http://www.swtor.com/community/showt...98#post6031298

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Cretinus
03.22.2013 , 03:13 AM | #49
Beta tester here. Founder. Pro. I've played all classes of all MMOs. I've been working for years as a [fill accrd. to convenience] expert and I'm the best [fill smth. appropriate] on my server. My dad is rich. My mum was a prom queen. My dog has won several contests. And I tell you: There's no such thing like cheating or hacking.
Cretinus again! What a great post!

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mcpark
03.22.2013 , 05:23 AM | #50
Just like to say all hacking vids i've seen its the imps doing it just sayin