One of the biggest complaints about Reloaded Games' APB: Reloaded – next to the obvious topic of lag and performance – has been cheaters. Now it's hard to tell sometimes who's cheating and who's just really good at sniping you with a pistol from nearly 100 meters out. Well, GamersFirst published an updated post on their new method for finding, catching and combating cheaters, as well as utilizing a brutal name-and-shame tactic to discourage other players from doing the same thing.
Over on the APB blog, the team lays out a very detailed look at how they're dealing with cheaters these days with the free-to-play, open-world, PvP cops versus robbers game. As noted in the post...
In another time and place I would have used that pregnant line... seriously.
Nevertheless, the team has been utilizing the FairFight system for the past few months, giving them a collection of very detailed and expansive data reads on the community and the community's playing habits... legit and otherwise.
As noted in the blog...
It seems unbelievable that players would put that much time into a game they obviously love, but would opt to buy cheats and ruin the experience not only for themselves but also for other people playing.
Even still, this sort of verifies that a lot of other legit players would tend to think that certain opponents would “turn on” cheats just to gain an edge and then turn them off. The data that G1 has gathered actually seems to reinforce this kind of thinking... which is kind of amazing when you think about what strong intuitive foresight from players and some hard data from cheat trackers can produce.
As stated in the blog, it's only a very small percentage that's causing problems for the community at large...
They go on to mention that even still, a lot of the times when players were accusing other players of cheating oftentimes it was just the other players were really good at the game (and I'd wager some lag played a part in it, as well).
Anyway, the team is still working hard on advancing APB: Reloaded and continuing to evolve ways to keep the community safe from the cheating menace who are scummy enough to purchase cheats in order to win.
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