Glitchers and cheaters and hackers oh my!
by, 10-14-2010 at 06:53 PM (1415 Views)
I don't even remotely understand cheating in an online game.
After many many moons, I dropped CoD: Modern Warfare into my 'box to warm up for some (hopefully) Geezer action this evening. And what did I find in the very first map (Overgrown)? Some moron timmy camped out under the map, racking up a 20-1 score before I got so frustrated that I left. My controller is sitting beside me and I am still simmering quietly with rage that this sort of behaviour seems the norm amongst the timmies rather than the exception.
Then there are glitches in games like Reach, allowing either credit boosting or a host advantage one hit melee button cheat.
It is easy to blame the developers for not doing more to combat cheating. I mean, we give them a fair bit of hard earned money on every title to provide us with a happy experience. But the annoying timmies always seem to find a way to suck the fun out of any game by working hard to find the cheats and then adopting them en masse.
I almost hate to say it, but lately I am preferring WoW to my 260. Sure, I pay considerably more for the experience, but Blizzard seems really proactive about patching out hacks and cheats. I hate to say this even more... if a company offered a good persistent online FPS environment with quick fixes for glitches... along with a Bungie-esque banhammer for the cheating timmies... I'd pay for it.
What is the most amusing about the whole situation is that these fools seem to think that the stats they garner from such egregious behaviour actually means something! All it really means is that rather than playing a game in a fair manner, you cheat and glitch in order to bolster your already pathetically low self esteem. And I guess my most important question is how do these kids get like this? What parent lets their kid grow up with such a fundamental disrespect for fair play and accountability?
Or am I just an old coot for finding these sorts of people absolutely annoying?