DISCLAIMER Thread title was changed by a mod or dev. The original thread title was “Hacking Needs to be Addressed Before Anything Else…”. Please keep that in mind when reading this post and this thread.
Garry, and whoever else is involved in the development… you have GOT to fix the hacking problem now before you go any further with development. Just look at the hacking thread and how long it is with guys no-clipping, flying, jumping, teleporting, etc. Videos, screenshots… everything is posted there by a community that stands behind you. Now act. Get rid of these people. Ban them, and keep doing it. Hire more admins to ban them and work through a report system… hell I’d be willing to help you out (for FREE even).
I haven’t been a big victim of it. I did have someone no-clip through our base today in full cloth, grab a couple M-4’s, all of my sulfur, 400+ chicken, and some other stuff. None of my doors were compromised (over 20 of them). Nothing is exposed and open. I could hear the person run up, jump or teleport to the roof, then they clipped through to a top floor and grabbed gear. They went downstairs through walls and did the same thing.
I don’t mind much. It wasn’t much lost. I actually had most of the good stuff on me at the time. But it’s a MAJOR problem that defeats the purpose of testing. I’m in a TS right now listening to a bunch of hackers going through walls into a number of buildings. It’s apparently being recorded so I’m sure that video will go up. But this is absurd.
You’re working on sleep logging, which will DESTROY the servers. They’ll no-clip through and kill everyone who is “sleeping”. That ABSOLUTELY can not be implemented yet.
Please… get the hacking resolved now before Steam or anything else. I GUARANTEE that this game will turn into the next War Z if the hacking is not fixed. That single handedly ruined that game. They waited too long to get a system in place (eventually Punkbuster… the same thing we were screaming for up front) and everyone quit.
I can tell you, regardless of whether my voice means anything, that I wont stick around if the hacking isn’t resolved.
I get the phases of development. I get the time table and what’s required of patience. But more and more people are being added to this game everyday and the fight is being lost to the hackers.
This is my plea. This is all I’ll ever say.