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    Changed rating conditions on trackbase[CHEAT PROTECTION]

    Dear Public,

    As you all have seen, PunkBuster does not register any new guid's anymore. Evenbalance decided they don't like ET players anymore because they can't get any money out of it. There is a discussion thread about this HERE.


    We do not see any other options then encourage people to disable PunkBuster on their servers to make sure new ET players can keep playing the game with the same fun we have. This would lead into thousands of extra non-rated sessions and it would be impossible to rate anymore. Therefore we have decided to enable rating globally for EVERY SERVER. Servers known for it's cheaters utopia will be blocked from rating & ranking. So keep that in mind.

    If you see any cheater playing please videotape them as we will make sure their rating will be disabled.

    Hope this will sufficiently inform you all on this very sad day.

    Regards,

    The Trackbase Team
    Last edited by giriel; 5-10-2011 at 19:26.

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    Well, it sounds good apart from there will be cheaters swarming every single server.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hAte&Heaven View Post
    Well, it sounds good apart from there will be cheaters swarming every single server.
    I'm afraid of this too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon View Post
    I'm afraid of this too
    Me too but I think there isn't any other real option

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    Well nice nice
    Almost every populair servers have good admins, so dont worry .

    Thank you.

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    Cheaters always have been a fact in ET, even with cheatprotection. It's hard to fully clean them and of course, removing all kinds of protection will make things easier for cheaters. However, I always found that the best cheatprotection was the server admin and his crew himself (themselves).

    Personally, I don't think there will be a major climb in cheating and if there is - TB is always there to take measures

    Lastly, thanks for your support. We have a great community and we wish (and hope) to continue to return the favour

    EDIT

    UPDATE:

    With the PB auth server offline no new GUID's will be generated and current ones will not have the age info anymore which effectively means this is the end of the line for PBBans support in ET.

    Without the PB auth server the Hub will not add new bans.
    Last edited by Shagileo; 5-10-2011 at 20:58.

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    My concern with this is, if GUIDs are no longer being used, how are good admins supposed to ban cheaters when punkbuster is turned off? Or I'm I just missing something here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by <IoW> BECK View Post
    My concern with this is, if GUIDs are no longer being used, how are good admins supposed to ban cheaters when punkbuster is turned off? Or I'm I just missing something here...
    People will start making wide usage of IP bans. At least until a new ID system gets implemented (if this ever happens).

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    Quote Originally Posted by <IoW> BECK View Post
    My concern with this is, if GUIDs are no longer being used, how are good admins supposed to ban cheaters when punkbuster is turned off? Or I'm I just missing something here...
    With !ban and !subnet ban feature. !ban feature is available in all mod's and !subnet ban will be available in silEnT mod starting from beta releases. We will be releasing beta release somewhere today or tomorrow. We might even add some local GUID's for XPsave going forward


    Following new commands for flag '.':
    !subnetban [subnet] (time) (reason)
    !rmsubnetban [subnet ban #]
    !userwl [PBGUID] [add|remove]
    and for flag 'b', the same flag with showbans command
    !subnets

    Subnets can be created for octets 2 and 3. First octet subnet bans (*.*.*.*) are rejected. User, if online, cannot subnet ban himself unless he has whitelisted himself. The last octet is ignored, i.e. if giving full IP, the subnetban is created to the 3rd octet.

    Users can be whitelisted. Using !userwl [8 character guid] add | remove.

    !subnets command will show all active subnet bans

    !userinfo, !userlist and !usersearch commands will output information if the player is whitelisted. For the !userlist and !usersearch, there is a white W in the ban column.
    Current version of silEnT mod also uses Hardware Based Identification and it can also help.

    http://mygamingtalk.com/wiki/index.p...Identification

    Wiki is still under construction, so don't bite me, if some info is missing. You can always report it on tracker.

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