Revoemag, on 03 June 2012 - 05:46 AM, said:
You think that posting it here will cause us to discover what your talking about. You do realize that we have access to the rest of the internet too, not just our own forums, right?
As I've said in the past, custom shaders ARE a grey area, it's a subject of discussion amongst the staff and we're attempting to come to an agreement on the subject, but suffice to say, until then it is a grey area. We won't ban you for it, I'm not going to sit down & find your stream and ban you for using the RTW shader or whatever. The dot in the centre of a crosshair, really...? It's not really an unfair advantage when anyone can do it, not to mention it doesn't really give much of an advantage either..
We cannot guarantee that PB will not detect & ban you for it, it's an at your own risk move, while I find it doubtful that PB would indeed ban you for it, you can never be too sure, especially with the shaders that draw outlines on the players and let you see them through smoke, that's dodgy.
I hope that makes our stance clear. Also Ezzi, enjoy 3 days off of our forums for your unacceptable posts.
Well, for the record..
I use the RTW shaders in part because I prefer the look but mostly because with them the game runs at a constant 55-60fps. The default shaders, as of the latest patch, run at a mediocre 35 fps in open areas. I have a GTX 570, 8 GB of RAM, and a Q6600 clocked at 3.0ghz. My hardware should be able to handle this game no problem, but it only does with the RTW shaders, so.
It would be unfortunate if it's ever decided that these shaders aren't allowed, as they allow me to enjoy the game from a performance based standpoint.