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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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50. Re: Battlefield 3 Bans Follow-up Feb 2, 2012, 08:57 Verno
 
Sepharo wrote on Feb 1, 2012, 18:52:
You and others have made claims that you know when someone is subtly cheating and my response is that you're more often than not wrong, not vice-versa.

I don't know, that seems like a stretch to me. I don't think anyone claimed they could pick every cheater out of a crowd or something. It's always a case by case scenario. As both a server admin and a player who has spent a lot of time playing the game, I consider cheating (subtle or otherwise) to be an annoyingly prevalent issue in this game, whether you have personally run into it or believe it to be a problem is besides the point to me. I don't think there is a vast expense of maligned, skilled players who are running insane infantry counts while being unjustly accused of being cheaters by people who can actually do something about it. I'm excluding the "hax" baby criers from the discussion obviously because they accuse practically everyone who kills them of it.

Speaking in general, I can still enjoy the game but it makes it more difficult to do so when I'm either dealing with cheaters or being forced to tolerate them elsewhere. Dice makes it too easy for people to cheat, which leaves even more room for uninformed players to make false accusations and for cheaters to hide in the grey area you speak of. The community has made some strides in automating this stuff to some degree but the reality is that Dice needs to make sure client side data is sanitized before the server trusts it which would close off the majority of these hacks.

I THINK YOU DON'T GIVE ITS PREVALENCE ENOUGH CREDIT BUT FAIR ENOUGH SIR

This comment was edited on Feb 2, 2012, 09:12.
 
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