Will a cheater who already hacked, really poop his pants so much after getting banned, that he ll go and delete all the hacks and programs all of a sudden?
Doubt if he already put so much effort to download hacks or pay premium ones at first place .
He will lower the settings for harder tracking for FF, he ll maybe even shut down hacks for next 6-7 months, and when he ll feel the storm has passed by, he ll continue closetting and harassing the apb community. That is a fact.
I'm still not taking a stance regarding this issue as I still do not understand the technology, nor do I have any special insight into the hearts or minds of the people in question. Two things I will say, however, in the interest of fairness:
First, with all due respect, you did not present a fact. You offered an assumption.
There have been plenty of criminals who were arrested, prosecuted, served their time, released and lived the rest of their days as law abiding citizens. If that were not the case, there would be no point in ever releasing anyone from jail. In fact, we may as well just shoot them where they stand. I find it just as likely an actual cheater could see the error of their ways and reform themselves.
No one ever thought I would quit smoking cigarettes... but I did (2 years and 3 days, now).
I understand your passion, but I disagree with your assumption.
Secondly, to Iodyne's point, I believe we are debating semantics. Whether or not a GM can or should ban someone for distributing inappropriate material in-game is vastly different than accusing them of cheating. Tiggs and the rest of the G1 team have the right to ban anyone. If Iodyne was banned for distributing a t-shirt, that is one thing. If Iodyne is being falsely accused of cheating, that is something entirely different.
I'm not trying to discuss the decision itself, mind you. Again, I do not know the hearts and minds of the people involved. I just wanted to point out there is a vast difference between being banned for inappropriate material and being banned for cheating. IF Iodyne was banned for the shirt, then It should be called a moderator or TOS ban. IF she was banned for actual cheating... then it is a Fairfight ban.
Remember, the only behavior an anti-cheat program moderates is cheating... not other TOS violations.
Edited by InnerPieces, 23 March 2017 - 06:47 AM.