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Launcher Cheating Reports, Are they working? Are vids watched?


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I was curious if the launchers "bug report" function for cheaters is actually working or not? I've sent multiple in-depth reports with linked videos but have never heard anything back other than being told;

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What does this mean? Am I blocked from reporting due to too many? (I've encountered an unprecedented amount of suspicious players on EU servers early on this wipe that I reported)

I don't see as many "sus" players as I did a month+ ago, probably because cheaters get bored/banned after a couple months of wipe. 

But when I do see one I use the launcher (as I have no faith is that button after-death) and I write an in-depth report along with screenshots and linked (streamable) videos. 

Any idea if they watch the vids? Can players be "shadow-banned" from reports just because of a high-volume of "sus" players? 

 

All the best :) anyway.

 

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It's sent to battle eye, an no, no one watches it.  EVER.

It's just there to make you feel better.

BSG honestly doesn't care about the cheating in game.

They do the occasional ban wave which means cheaters have to buy new accounts.

It's a source of revenue for them.  Other than that they really don't care.

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There is a great article I read a few months back called    The Cheating Industry..    its actually a full platformed monetary functioning industry nowadays that is intercompany and interdependent to create revenue (especially with small organizations) ..    

most of these shops get front loaded spike of return back from presales...  that bell curve drops off as time goes on... 

you can either A. create pay to win (in game items for real cash)   B. release purchasable add-ons or C. Keep selling your title..even if that means through less than ethical practices...    

I have seen reports of people that have bought like 100 copies of this game over a period of time because they are making out of game revenue by selling in game items and resources..  (allegedly, there is a way to not be CPUID banned in this game with certain hacks that are out there) however, sometimes these cheats fail to update in time or fall behind and cheaters get banned this way... or by actual being detected by obscene game play... but, unfortunately, its a WIN WIN for both the player and the publishers ...

I do not feel that they mind 'per say' a certain percentage of 'hacking' as it values their revenues..  listen.. this is a BUSINESS... not a 'game' LOL   

 

I fully expect to see this post taken off..  LOL  :) 

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6 hours ago, Gwalker99 said:

There is a great article I read a few months back called    The Cheating Industry..    its actually a full platformed monetary functioning industry nowadays that is intercompany and interdependent to create revenue (especially with small organizations) ..    

most of these shops get front loaded spike of return back from presales...  that bell curve drops off as time goes on... 

you can either A. create pay to win (in game items for real cash)   B. release purchasable add-ons or C. Keep selling your title..even if that means through less than ethical practices...    

I have seen reports of people that have bought like 100 copies of this game over a period of time because they are making out of game revenue by selling in game items and resources..  (allegedly, there is a way to not be CPUID banned in this game with certain hacks that are out there) however, sometimes these cheats fail to update in time or fall behind and cheaters get banned this way... or by actual being detected by obscene game play... but, unfortunately, its a WIN WIN for both the player and the publishers ...

I do not feel that they mind 'per say' a certain percentage of 'hacking' as it values their revenues..  listen.. this is a BUSINESS... not a 'game' LOL   

 

I fully expect to see this post taken off..  LOL  :) 

Other way to look at is that people aimbotting and using ESP hacks depresses sales of competitive online games generally.  I don't think your description of the ecosystem is inaccurate persay, just that I think that in an ideal world developers would rather that botters weren't a thing as I know many people and at times myself included who get pissed at the state of competitive online gaming and go play or do other things as a result.  This includes not buying and/or playing certain games because I know they're going to be riddled with cheats (Looking at you COD).  In the long run I think that botters don't help publisher revenue, they hurt it.  That said given as you mentioned the fact that there will be scumbags out there cheating the current state of play is what we've got and what we're stuck with.  At least for the time being.

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1 hour ago, scrappercb said:

Other way to look at is that people aimbotting and using ESP hacks depresses sales of competitive online games generally.  I don't think your description of the ecosystem is inaccurate persay, just that I think that in an ideal world developers would rather that botters weren't a thing as I know many people and at times myself included who get pissed at the state of competitive online gaming and go play or do other things as a result.  This includes not buying and/or playing certain games because I know they're going to be riddled with cheats (Looking at you COD).  In the long run I think that botters don't help publisher revenue, they hurt it.  That said given as you mentioned the fact that there will be scumbags out there cheating the current state of play is what we've got and what we're stuck with.  At least for the time being.

I know what you mean... but, people are going to impulse buy whatever appeals to them in general... and then hoping that the game sorta gets 'fixed' of any outcry of it...     and they only have to buy the copy ONCE and the devs got their money... so its like a Vegas casino..   you place your bet down  you lose and you walk away disgusted..  but, they got your bet in their pocket..   look what happen to I think it was Fortnight?  thousand of hackers and people still play that game up the yin yang... 

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48 minutes ago, Gwalker99 said:

I know what you mean... but, people are going to impulse buy whatever appeals to them in general... and then hoping that the game sorta gets 'fixed' of any outcry of it...     and they only have to buy the copy ONCE and the devs got their money... so its like a Vegas casino..   you place your bet down  you lose and you walk away disgusted..  but, they got your bet in their pocket..   look what happen to I think it was Fortnight?  thousand of hackers and people still play that game up the yin yang... 

Yeah that's definitely the way it plays out the first time, by your third time of going to the same casino you start to keep more of your money in your pocket.  Unless you're a compulsive gambler in which case you've got the next 28 COD's on pre-order.  I think the increase in botters etc is one of the major attractions of the console market for many gamers as cheating is far less prevalent there.

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Why would you de-value and turn away a core playerbase just to make money from a small percentage of cheating players? 

Put your tinfoil hat back on :)

 

The discussion was not really pointed towards "Is BSG Making money from hackers" - Which by the way if anything they lose sales from the negative press of having a high volume of cheaters. It turns away players. 

My whole posts point is just me wondering about the process, and if my reports are being read in-depth. 

let's not get side-tracked :D

 

 

 

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17 hours ago, Deucey said:

Why would you de-value and turn away a core playerbase just to make money from a small percentage of cheating players? 

Put your tinfoil hat back on :)

 

The discussion was not really pointed towards "Is BSG Making money from hackers" - Which by the way if anything they lose sales from the negative press of having a high volume of cheaters. It turns away players. 

My whole posts point is just me wondering about the process, and if my reports are being read in-depth. 

let's not get side-tracked :D

 

 

 

Since when does hacking ever become front page news?  you don't get it.. its a perfect storm ...  its free side revenue...  99% of the media associated with any game is NOT going to be toward hacking.. and 99% of the people are not going to exactly 'research' hacking in any particular game before they buy it anyways...  why you ask? because there is hacking in just about ANY game now that is massively multi player and it is 'generic' old news.. its just that some companies deal with trying to curb hacking better than others...   I bought this game KNOWING the issue because a couple of my good friends play it and know the hacking is crazy as well... they just play some of the more benign maps that offers a little less hacking... 

its not tin foil by a long shot.... 

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