you know what would be cool, if there's a person who works at Respawn whose sole job invoves acting like one of these cheaters and getting in deep in their communities/forums so they can come up with ban detections as they are rolled out online
Whelp, they shouldn't have been cheating in the first place. It's their problem. I have no sympathy for people who were actually cheating in a multiplayer game. I don't understand how someone can find that fun.
It is definitely a thing for free-to-play games, but there are two issues concerning it in general: (1) hardware ID spoofing, and (2) that it limits repeat-sales of a game and/or its in-game purchases. People who can afford to cheat can likely afford to (and will) spend money on the game--if not once, several times.
The upside of this is the corollary: cheaters tend to lose lots of money. See /r/vac_porn as an example.
Didn't realise hardware ID banning was even a thing. Needs to be much more widespread! Zero tolerance in my opinion for cheaters. You wanna ruin the game for other people? Get fucked. Cheaters on PC is why i do all my multiplayer gaming on console but now that crossplay is becoming a thing i've been concerned about that spilling over into my games.
I mean on one hand I don’t feel bad for them, on the other I am giddy with the urge to mock them. If only there was a way to combine these two hands to create some form of noise that would allow me to express myself.
It's effectively the same mentality you have for a single player game when you change the difficulty to easy or enable a bunch of cheats, but it's in a multiplayer environment. They don't care that the other people are real, they'll do whatever they want as though this instance of the game is only for them.
The weirder question is how they don't understand why they aren't allowed to cheat in a multiplayer game. The logic of "I paid for the game so I don't have to follow your rules" makes no sense.
To steal a quote from the Super Best Friendcast:
"If I hold a fancy dinner, and you pay a ticket, and you come in and stab a guest and shit on the floor, you WILL be asked to leave."
I used to a pretty decent FIFA Seasons player. From FIFA10 to FIFA14 I always reached Division 1.
Was like my favorite hobby but I had to quit one day, because the cheating & cheesing got too bad.
Lag switching, abusing the pause button, playing distracting noises through the headphones.... it was no fun anymore.
If you need to cheat to feel success and feel good about yourself while playing a videogame, and to ruin everybody's else's experience at the same time, you're pretty pathetic. Glad that Respawn are being so harsh on these people.