So, does Steam truly know all or does Steam only track the people who play using Steam.
I can see it's less than 1,000 players with my own eyes. I'm not debating the reported population. I just see people reference what Steam says quite often (among various games) and I don't use Steam. I'm sure I'm not the only one, either.
Most gamers use Steam except very few not, i don't think that it could be used as an excuse, especially when you compare current playerbase to playerbase that we had in 2013. I doubt that those thousands of players stopped using Steam all the sudden.
Years of frustration + surprise false ban for me before Christmas pretty much felt like it was a final nail in the coffin. Something still keeps me here on forums, can't put this game behind and move on. Every day i hope that there would good news for me and few others getting their accounts back.
This is a temporary condition. Hackers tend to complain and complain loudly when they get caught and punished. That said, one of our core goals at GameBlocks is to ensure that our FairFight system does not punish the honest player of any skill level, no matter how lucky or good their play. Consequently, we take claims of “false positives” very seriously and seek to prevent them at every stage: from software design and development through our after-action quality assurance reviews. It is our experience, after reviewing complaints of players that have been identified by FairFight as cheaters, that in virtually every instance the player in question was in fact certainly cheating. More importantly, if you ever have a question about why FairFight took action against a player, FairFight gives you the tools to quickly and definitively confirm the reason and validity of that action.
Once FairFight is up and running for a week or so, you will find that forum posts complaining about hackers wreaking havoc in your game will drop way, way down. Not long thereafter, the complaints of hackers caught and punished by FairFight will begin to subside. At this point, you may find it interesting to check out the private forums on the leading hack sites in which, despite being cleansed for negativity quite frequently, you will see disgruntled hackers demanding their money back for hacks that got them caught and punished by FairFight.
seems pretty convincing
If you are gamer and you think that you have been banned or punished unfairly, you will need to contact the customer service unit of the publisher of the game. FairFight’s detection settings and corresponding punishments are established by the game publisher, not GameBlocks. Unban requests and similar inquiries will not receive a response through this channel.
Everybody should be concerned. I have played since 2011 and played mostly Baylan past couple of years about 2-3 hours nearly every day just to get money for legendaries over 20 of those including FFA 3 slot and grinding weapon roles what i finally maxed about a year ago. Now you can tell me why should i put this much effort on something to lose it? I don't think that you find any reputable player who knows me, who ever saw me doing anything suspicious, yet now i'm being banned for hacking that never happened.
Even if those hackers get banned, what difference does it make? They can just come back in 10-15 minutes and be more careful after each ban. Meanwhile ban thresholds are getting tighter, causing even some legit players trigger and get banned for something and getting ignored. Those cancerous autistic dumbasses are still out there making new accounts, maybe figure out something that prevents them from coming back so easily. My ban was most likely caused by shooting and aiming players through invisible walls instinctively while playing the xmas event, everyone knows how broken the event was. I have played this over 8000 hours since 2011 and spent lots of time grinding roles, everything except munitions specialist was maxed, also those 20+ legendaries that i had mostly bought with money that i had earned while i was playing fc nearly every day.
8000 hours down the toilet since 2011, along all my maxed weapon and mission roles and 20+ legendaries. Banned for hacks that i never had, playing and investing 1000€ into this game was biggest mistake of my life so far. Now i can just watch how long this game stays afloat.
The 12 year old cheater who banged your mom totally knows what they got banned for. Cheating. Cause they were cheating.
But because they are a child, they can not admit it.
While there can be false bans when they tinker with the settings, I honestly do not believe that there could be a legit false ban.
This is just a recent thing, and Regoated was released prior to the PunkBuster removal.
Even if we had a client-side, there would still be little wanna-be neck beards wanting to be cool, and cheat still.
It's not just APB, though. I was curious one time, while playing World of Tanks. Somehow, there are these people that seem to make these fantastic shots. Like, they spot me half way across the map, while moving, behind brush, and hit just right. So I went to YouTube, and looked up World of Tank Cheats. I didn't think there could be something, but, yes... Yes there was... It explained what I was feeling.
I went to that particular video's channel, and it was just cheats for games everywhere...
It's not just APB. It's everywhere.
But it's also not the numbers people want to portray. It's not 50 - 90%... It's not even 5%. But you'll remember them more, even if you played 50 missions, you'll be like, "That one with the hacker... OMG... Unplayable." Drop it. Move on. See signature.
False bans do exist, please take your head out of G1 arse.