This is rhetorical question that will most likely be answered by many. Depending on how long it lasts before getting deleted or locked.
I myself will NEVER compromise my integrity and will NEVER cheat. Specially for a video game. But recent events have made me start to wonder… What exactly prevents others from cheating?
We have laws and rules in every society to prevent harm being done to others. If those laws or rules are violated then their are consequences to those actions. Sometimes the Justice system gets in wrong. But overall… we are okay with it because we understand the necessary element of it.
The devs do an alright job of policing cheating in the game. You’ll see players get banned at least once a week. But you won’t really know it. You’ll just see guilds be less than 30 and a name disappear from the leader boards.
Yet, nothing seems to be done about cheating outside of Ranked PvP.
We as players don’t have free speech when it comes to here or in game global chat. And they have that right as a company. Don’t get it twisted folks. We are players under a Monarchy type rule. The fact that they are so open to our feedback both impresses and frustrates the hell out of me. Because you know they’re listening or reading. Yet, are either not doing anything about it… Or are trying their best to remedy an issue… But following policy which says… “we do not discuss other players with players”. So we as players never know what’s going on.
Those of you that have read this far… Please continue to read.
What brought on this post was a situation with Guild Wars. I’m going to lose a lot of people right here. Cause you most likely don’t care about Bracket 1. I myself didn’t either until I found myself amongst the mess that it is. It’s almost gotten to the point that I don’t know who to trust anymore. Outside of my guild every one and their mother could be colluding. Or could be using trainers. Or could just have 30 amazing members that kick butt in GW. The point is…I DON’T KNOW! So while trying to enjoy the game… More often than not I’m getting pulled away to deal with politics of the game. In the back of my head… All I hear is the devs statements of protecting players because they don’t want a negative environment.
Well, unfortunately devs. You have created one. Every single player that has played for longer than 3 months has as at least one issue with the game. That may just be unpreventable and common. Yet, still seems fixable.
Forgive me for making this personal but I’m losing a long time member. Because the “AI” or “RNG” has ruined the game he loves. You have no clue how depressing it feels to lose an important guild wars match on the second turn you make. After that the AI keeps looping until either you lose or have zero chance of coming back to win the match. By that happening, you make the players feel like they not only let themselves down, but their guild mates down. When they themselves knew there was nothing they could do to counter it.
Which is why I’m making this post today. Cheating more often than not is rewarded in this game. And though a player could get banned. If a guild cheats. Not only will any proof of it be ignored. But any attempt to try and discourage the cheating by making it public. The devs will protect the guilds in question and prevent any public discussion about it. The out come to that is…8k DM’s, countless tickets submitted, and players themselves trying to come up with solutions for issues that shouldn’t be that hard to solve. Yet, the only solutions… Fall on the devs to make happen. I love this game. And I want it to succeed. I want the people behind it to be rewarded for the great product. I’m not quitting the game and will be here until they close down the servers. But it’s becoming harder and harder to talk others out of quitting. When it’s clear… To succeed in this game you have to sell your soul in one shape or form just to compete. Many are not willing to pay that price. But then again… If you don’t have ethics or believe in a higher power. Why not cheat if there are never any consequences to it?
Thank you for your time.
I’m trying to express that currently cheating is happening. It’s clear to those that see evidence of it. Yet nothing seems to change or happen in regards to Guild wars to prevent/punish cheating.
Instead we just see the ramifications of what cheating, crazy AI, and censorship causes by players leaving the game.
I don’t need to know what is being investigated and what isn’t.
I just want to know “what player was banned (including invite code)” “what guild they were in” and “what the penalty was”. As a weekly or monthly report posted for anyone to see. Some sort of real consequences to a guild/player.
They won’t do that because they are afraid it’s too negative. I’m arguing, that by not sharing that info… They are making the game negative and just not aware of it.