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My own ideas of how to punish a cheater.

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Lore Master, May 23, 2010.

  1. Lore Master

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    Besides banning a player for cheating I came up with some added punishment to discourage cheaters. let me know what you think.
    1. For every time someone gets caught cheating they have to forfeit one yearly reward for that entire account per cheating offense.
    2. For every time someone gets caught cheating they shall receive no holiday rewards with that entire account for one year per cheating offense.
    3. For every time someone gets caught cheating they should not be able to participate in any events and even if they do the Devs will make it so he or she cant get any event items or rewards with that entire account for an one year per cheating offense.
    4. For every time a player gets caught cheating above his or her name will be high lighted in flashing letters the title the cheater in a different color so players know he or she is really a cheater. this title cannot be removed for one year per cheating offense for the entire account.
    5. if a player is caught cheating he or she cannot create another account using the same credit card or in his or her real same name for an entire year for each cheating offense.
    One more thing I just thought of the cheating players entire account will not be able to get any artifacts from any boss monsters for one year per cheating offense.
    • I feel there should first be a very stern and obvious warning before these rules went into affect though to give cheaters a chance to stop cheating or at least know the consequences of there actions prior to doing them.
     
  2. LordDrago

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    Interesting ideas.

    made me think of these too :)

    - reduced stat/skill cap by 25 each for every character on the account found cheating (cumulative each 24 hrs) (the account wide impact would mean it would be useless to just grab another character, or to soulstone skills between characters.
    - all powerscroll enhancements to the character cheating go *poof*, and the corresponding scrolls are gone forever (this might hurt legitimate players trying to finish characters however by further increasing scroll demand, unless the *poof* was permanent for the account).
    - reduce impact of all character bonuses (all regenerations are halved (or some other percentage), spell damage is halved, etc.)
     
  3. chuckoatl

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    I LOL everytime I read these "what would jesus do" threads. Guess what, none of your ideas are going to go through. You can wish all you want, but I can assure you that at no time will anyone be running around with a CHEATER flashing above their head...... would be cool, and I would want one. yet its not going to happen.
     
  4. Lore Master

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    I take it your one of the cheaters.
     
  5. ingsmsico

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    cheating is when you exploit game mechanics. duping items is the most common example.

    anyone doing this intentionally should get an instant perma-ban.

    i have no clue how unattended macroing and innocuous scripting got lassoed in as cheats.
     
  6. LordDrago

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    might not go through, but its fun thinking up punishments. :)
     
  7. Beer_Cayse

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    Requirement of 3 hours on UHall reading the multiple threads of the same topic.?

    I believe that on the first provable offense the account(s) be locked, all account possessions be rolled into an in-game EA-run vendor house. All prices set at NPC levels for the equivalent item. First come, first served for neat things.

    This might give some new/poorer players a crack at items. Housing dismantled and any attempt to establish new accounts all rejected.
     
  8. Lynk

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    The obvious answer to these 15 threads is the following:

    If unapproved 3rd party app is detected then you can't log in.

    It is very simple and prevents inappropriate bans to false positive results.
     
  9. What is so hard to understand that people that cheat don't care.
    They see this as a game only. As a game (not life in anyway), they play how they want.

    Scripts, cheats, hacks. This is just a game and one play style is to use whatever is available.

    Now, all you are proposing is a bunch of stuff to deter people that might cheat if it was legal. In otherwords, those that dont cheat dont and those that cheat do.

    Adding your options does nothing but creates a discussion.

    Just my point of view.

    Ban them. End of story. Learn how to detect scripts and ban them.
     
  10. WOW actually that is a great idea. Run them get booted, case you turn them on after log in.

    Very good idea.
     
  11. Lore Master

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    Out of all the ideas I heardon this topic I think your idea is the best one I wish I thought of it Great idea. I can only hope the devs read this and implement it.
     
  12. Lord Chaos

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    Uhm...sorry to burst your bubble, but either way you look at it, it *is* only a game.
     
  13. Llewen

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    Wow, just wow... Maybe it has something to do with the fact that unattended macroing is against the TOS, and that "The-Program-Which-Shall-Not-Be-Named", which is what most use to run scripts in UO is an illegal third party app, the use of which is also a violation of the TOS? Ergo, they are both against "the rules", they are both cheats, and the people that use them are cheaters...

    Maybe that's how they got "lassoed in as cheats"... ;)
     
  14. Ls Jax Ls

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    The reason they will not simply not let you log in while running 3rd party apps is because that gives free reign for anyone to test out new ways to avoid detection with no risk. If I see one more useless "ways to punish cheaters" thread I'm going to go insane...it's a GAME people, if you don't like how people play it QUIT.
     
  15. Llewen

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    OR, the cheaters could just face the fact that they suck so bad that they can't play by the rules and succeed, so perhaps they should "QUIT"? Then they can go get the cheat codes for the single player game of their choice and knock themselves out...
     
  16. Ls Jax Ls

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    So your saying training magery to 120 in a day vs. doing it in 3 months means that I suck at UO? Very insightful. By the way, regardless of what anybody says no 3rd party program makes you good at pvp...when it's gone you will all realize wow, I really do just suck!
     
  17. Llewen

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    I have no problems doing just fine without any cheats of any sort whatsoever. And I expect when there aren't as many using them as are now, I'll still do just fine. Maybe I'll do even better, maybe I won't. I guess we're all about to find out, now aren't we? ;)
     
  18. Ls Jax Ls

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    Yes, and when you realize you still can't compete I cannot wait to hear what new complaints/excuses pop up on these forums. I bet the first one will be "NEW 3RD PARTY DETECTION DOES NOT WORK I STILL GET OWNED!!!".
     
  19. Airhaun

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    Who is this guy? I've read a few of his posts browsing through the threads... so out of touch. :coco:
     
  20. This. ^^
     
  21. Ls Jax Ls

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    Oh look, another useless post by a useless poster! I'm going to accuse you of being "out of touch" and provide no evidence whatsoever to support my claim.
     
  22. RawHeadRex

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    another pro-scrip user/advocate lol

    "wahhhh :sad2: i need to cut down a tree manually and actually BE there ? omg waaaah:sad2: wait i need to loot by hand now ? omg epic wahhhh:sad2: wait now you've done it ! I CAN'T script resources ? omg i quit "

    :lol:

    * just noticed the symbol for loco up top is funny.
     
  23. Lynk

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    Surely accusatory posts like this meant to draw out further insults aren't necessary.
     
  24. Oh, sure they are...are you new here?

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  25. RawHeadRex

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    i dunno man... sometimes a horse can't be led to water it seems. when it's worded in a way they can understand, sometimes it helps.
     
  26. Uvtha

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    You think that taking away event items is more of a threat than having an account banned? People who cheat have accounts for cheating. Thats what they do. They wouldn't care what happened.

    Better idea: Find the methods cheaters are using, and do what is doable to curtail those efforts. Nothing else will have any effect.
     
  27. ingsmsico

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    actually, his posts make the most sense to me out of a large bunch. he might be out of touch with the majority of stratics posters, but he knows the game.

    you may think by that statement I'm implying that a lot of stratics posters don't know the game. well you would be correct in that assumption.
     
  28. ingsmsico

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    he never said any of that.
     
  29. Exactly. They aren't cheating because of fear of getting caught. They are cheating because they dont care about getting caught.
     
  30. Coppelia

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    My own idea on how to punish a cheater :
    - Send SWAT to break the cheater's knee caps.