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 Post subject: Profile/Server List Cheating
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 3:56 pm 
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We have noticed that some people are cheating the Server List and Ended Game Profiles. They are setting up servers and then creating players with MASSIVELY high scores. Then ending the games to record super high scores in their profiles. This ends right now.

We have added some extra checks and any server with outrageous scores are automatically placed in the Bad Server Avoid at all Costs List. If anyone registers a profile on such a server and the server is closed then ALL registered profiles on that server will be IGNORED and not recorded in the players history.

It is sad to see some people turn into such low-life scum and try to inflate their game history like this.



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 Post subject: Re: Profile/Server List Cheating
PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:36 pm 
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PJ,

Take a page out of the FPS genre of games how they handle scoring and whatnot...

There are "official servers", "registered servers" and "unregistered servers".

Official servers are servers that the game maker hosts themselves. Game scoring on these servers always counts.
Registered servers are servers that are known good, and meet criteria set forth to allow game scoring to count.
Unregistered servers are servers that are not "registered" because they are new, don't meet the criteria, etc... Game scoring on these servers does not count toward profiles.


It might be a little more work for you guys but "Approving" of Unregistered servers that that run an honest game, and meet other criteria will upgrade them to "Registered Server" status. Without that status games simply don't count toward profiles.


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