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PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods

The PlanetSide 2 Forums announce that SOE is taking a zero tolerance policy towards client-side modifications for their MMORPG sequel (thanks RPS):

It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items.

We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.

There are some applications that modify the windows or directx environment without changing the client. These may also result in suspensions unless we specifically exempt them and declare them ok to use.

The most simple guidance here is do not use third party programs which change the Planetside 2 gameplay in any way unless it has been specifically cleared by SOE.

The above does not apply to user initiated *.INI changes, those are allowed, although setting your own options incorrectly can result in bugs.

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6. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 10:35 Creston
 
When is a dev going to develop a sort of baseline anti-cheat program? This program knows what you can and can't do within the game, and if your client is doing something that you can't do, you are obviously cheating.

Baselining has become the go-to method of detecting drug and steroid use/abuse, and it's been pretty much impossible to foil. A similar approach to online cheating would work pretty similar, I'd imagine.

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5. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 10:28 Verno
 
I wasn't even aware of any client side mods for the game so fair enough I guess.  
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4. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 10:21 wtf_man
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 28, 2012, 10:09:
A competitive MMO forces all users to have the exact same software and not make any changes that could give an advantage?

Imagine that!

Just to be clear... I wasn't disagreeing with the announcement... I was just poking fun at it.
 
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3. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 10:17 InBlack
 
Good for them and good for everybody esle playing as well. Cheaters make or break competitive FPS games and even more so MMOs...  
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2. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 10:09 Beamer
 
A competitive MMO forces all users to have the exact same software and not make any changes that could give an advantage?

Imagine that!
 
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1. Re: PlanetSide 2 Bans All Client Mods Nov 28, 2012, 10:03 wtf_man
 
No color enhancment mod for you...

why does that sound familiar?

You Cheatin' Bastids!!! All of you!
 
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