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Policy: Thou Shalt Not Hack


Nihil
  • TL:DNR - Hacking ruins the challenge for you, the fun for our opponents and we do not tolerate it.

     

    Pillar 4: Respect and Sportsmanship
    Section E: We do not hack, cheat or exploit, nor tolerate those who do

We define hacking as running third party software or altering files of the game in a way that gives you an unfair advantage. Don't try to outsmart this definition. We know it when we see it. If you think something might be a hack/cheat/exploit, it probably is. Ask! Better safe than sorry.

 

Hacking ruins our reputation as sportsmen. We have a positive reputation and we aim to keep it. That reputation encourages people to join us, and that's the whole point of our organization: to play games together. Even our opponents respect us. Not just the fearful kind of respect we get for winning against them, but also the admiration kind. If we alienate our opponents by cheating we won't have opponents. The actions of the individual reflect on the outfit as a whole because we all wear the GotR tag (or its equivalent in your game). Furthermore, if we have a bad reputation, people won't invite us to events, let alone to lead them. They won't join our events. If it became really bad, the developers of the game might disband our presence there. Because of this respect communities and developers have for us, we've never had a group disbanded. We have seen it happen to other groups.

 

Cheaters can't win. A kill achieved with an aimbot was achieved by the aimbot. GotR doesn't ask you to have a positive K/D, we'd prefer that you play with honor. We'd rather lose with honor than "win" without it.

 

If you suspect someone in the outfit is hacking, report it to an officer above the suspect. Do not publicly accuse them. Let the officers handle it. Submit screenshots or videos if you can. We don't want to hurt the reputation of an innocent player. You don't want the reputation of randomly accusing people.

 

When the officers suspect someone we handle it by taking screenshots, recording the gameplay and asking people around the suspect. The next step we take is interviewing the suspect. We give everyone a fair chance to explain their side. Commanders will discuss the issue and make a determination.

 

If command determines someone is hacking we will ban them from the outfit. Please don't put us in this position. We hate kicking/banning people. Banning for this reason is almost always permanent. There have been one or two exceptions over the past DECADE.

 

If someone outside the outfit accuses you, let command deal with and a rest assured that we will go to bat for you. Just be damn sure you aren't hacking and making your defenders look like fools.

 

For those outside the outfit, again... let the officers handle it. Report it up the chain and move on.

 

Don't make wild "hackusations". Some people are good at the games we play. You dishonor yourself and the outfit if you're making hackusations just because you died or because we lost a battle. Being skilled, smart or lucky is not hacking. Lose with dignity. Win with honor.

 

In a single player game, we don't care. Use all the trainers and codes you like. When you wear the GotR tag where others can see it, we care.

 

Please reply to this article with a /sign to show your understanding and support of this policy. We encourage you to reply/comment with your questions about it.

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I guess something happened recently to cause this to need to be stated in the first place.

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I guess something happened recently to cause this to need to be stated in the first place.

 

There's a lot of hacking happening these days, but in this case, not by our people.  We haven't kicked anyone for hacking in a long time.  We wrote this because we want folks to know how things happen and why.

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(this should go without saying, but like a mother says to, 'be safe.'  so does Nihil say to, 'not hack.')

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