Smedley Hates PlanetSide 2 Cheaters As Much As You Do

SOE’s John Smedley has assured PlanetSide 2 players that he hates cheaters and that his team is hard at work eliminating them.

Posting on Reddit, Smedley described the struggle:

“It’s a constant effort. We just want you to know we hate them just as much as you do and we’re busting our asses to get them out of the game. Do we do it as fast as you might like? Not all the time no. But we also don’t want to falsely accuse people without solid proof.

“If we have clear evidence of a person cheating we ban them. We search for any other accounts they have and we ban those too. We have very good hacking detection algorithms. They aren’t perfect though. There are some things that are very hard to detect.”

Smedley also assured players that bans aren’t handed out willy-nilly. He wrote:

“Sometimes people say ‘But this guy is an obvious aimbotter’. That may be true. It may not be. There are a lot of really good people in this game. There are also aimbotting scumbags. Telling the difference can be tough for our players sometimes but it’s not for us. However we are careful about who we ban. We don’t just ban because some player reports and says person X is an aimbotter. We actually put in the time to confirm this.”

Bans aren’t the be-all and end-all of SOE’s means of dealing with cheaters, as Smedley hinted at taking legal action against major cheating operations.

Do you think cheating is a major problem in PS2?

via PC Gamer

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2 Comments on Smedley Hates PlanetSide 2 Cheaters As Much As You Do


On February 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm

I know I’ve died to some pretty amazing shots, but I hesitate to report some people as aimbotters because I have watched some friends play straight but they seemed like aimbotters.


On February 26, 2013 at 9:21 pm

Well I can’t stand the game, so there.