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Battlefield 3 Bans Follow-up

The Battlelog forums have a follow-up on recent indications that Battlefield 3 players were being unfairly banned from playing by PunkBuster. Word is: "Together with the 3rd party service providers we have taken steps to remove the faulty bans, and improve the protection against future fake bans. We have determined that the root cause resulting in the server bans is not directly related to Battlefield 3, but rather related to select 3rd party services which server owners can use in conjunction with PunkBuster to protect their servers" (thanks BF3 Blog). Further, Eurogamer notes that DICE is now looking to hire an "Anti-Cheat Administrator" to further their efforts at maintaining a fair playing field.

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58. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Follow-up Feb 9, 2012, 23:07 Sepharo
 
Methinks you think good players and game quirkiness / registration issues are evidence of cheating afoot.

Sure there are hackers, sure there are probably ones that are nearly undetectable but I don't think they're as common as apparently the rest of the world does.

Now about your paragraph I've referred to multiple times. I originally said it read like a parody post because you specifically mention his normal ping and normal score and then end with "What else is there besides lag? Hacks of course."

Multiple posts then argue as if I said that hackers don't exist despite specifically mentioning in every post that I don't believe that. Then in a reply I reduced your argument to the points I found ridiculous as example of what my point was about. You claimed I twisted, I claimed I summarized and explained why.

Now here I am explaining myself for a third time: I find your evidence flimsy and wouldn't claim cheats in the same situation as written. Obviously I wasn't there and didn't see what you saw, perhaps it was more blatant than I'm reading. But your specific case is not important to me, it's the idea in general that such a situation is adamantly declared cheating on such shaky grounds.

I unload clips onto people all the time and either hit nothing or even get hit indicators but do little to no damage on the kill cam... This happens to me in ALL online FPS. Whether it's lag, choke, ping, bullet registration, bugs, or you name it, I don't think those same players that are my targets or my targeters are hacking.

Now if they're running faster than possible, they're flying through the sky, shooting people from across the map, fine scream cheats all you want.

thou dost protest too much!
If you're implying I hack or something, it's implications like that that cause me to respond like this.
If you just mean this is going on and on for far too long you're right, I just hate being misinterpreted.
 
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