Yes, doing research on the new PVP in FF14 to try and understand it better, I learned that some people actually cheat in the PVP matches. In fact some go to REALLY great lengths to DO this such as....
movement speed hacks
mp and hp regeneration hacks
targeting hacks (too many to list here, but some are real doozies)
and profile hacks.
Yeah, there seem to be so many ways people go to cheat and why?
Well, as far as I can see they are just WAY too lazy to actually get good at the game so they cut corners anyway they can just so they can be high ranking in a silly bracket of some kind.
It kind of sad really These people would sacrifice any semblance of their honor, scruples, integrity, and good name just to......well win at something that means nothing in the grand scheme of things. Just to have some kind of bragging rights and an illusion that they are ACTUALLY good at the game they are playing.
But does it stop there? Heck, they cheat there, why not at other aspects in their lives. They have already shown they are weak willed and seduced by ease and deceit. Why not cheat on the person they are in a relationship with, cheat people out of money, constantly lie to people and be untrusting, their word meaning nothing. Cheat on their employer, leaving work early or fudging their time card and hours worked. In other words, be totally dishonest all the time.
Kind of silly you say? Why? Once a cheater, always a cheater. It does not matter if it is a computer game, card game, board game, or sport game. They have shown they have the capacity to find ways to break the rules to benefit themselves, others be damned. That way of thinking starts creeping into other aspects of their lives and makes them untrustworthy.
Think I am being silly? How many people do you know who have cheated in some way have been remorseful in their actions? I will bet money it was probably only if they were caught in the act.. If they never are, most likely they will gladly continue to do whatever it is they are doing, content in their actions.
But I wonder why they do it; isn't just a hollow victory, knowing that they didn't use any skill, just a program that was a crutch to allow you to be better? Can they just not deal with losing?
Of course as people who play games know, stuff like this is rampant in the gaming world in many, many games. It simply boils down to what I said before. You are online, you are anonymous, who is going to catch you, stop you? The people you are cheating on are also anonymous so you .could care less about them. An easy crime and your hands are 'clean' to those around you and who know you, so your reputation is intact; well as long as you are careful and don't get outed to the online community.
It's sad that people who play properly can't have a level playing field. I really feel sorry for those that want to rank up honestly and be proper players. Maybe one day someone will solve the problem of cheaters? Probably never happen, but one can wish I guess, maybe it will come true.
I learned from my days playing Aion that PVP just..isn't where it's at.
I think they were complaining about this in the forums. Can't remember exactly where though....
Yeah Joe, they were talking about it in the PVP section of the forums. They even linked a twitch who showed a player fighting someone with a speed hack. I am telling you, it just sucks, though I do kind of wonder with the chaotic nature of PVP if I would even notice if someone WAS cheating. ;p
They cheat at pve too, and housing. Hell, with some mods, it's like some people are cheating glams. That's mmos for ya.
Yea, it's pretty sad that you would require outside "aid" to augment your enjoyment of a competitive pixel match. I mean, Baseball /Football/Track&Field take enhancement "aids" to increase their performance, but at the cost of future health and expulsion if caught..but their performance IS THEIR JOB. FFXIV PVP is NOT. Heck, the new system allows for people that suck like me to get 10 plus kills..or with a bad group 1 lol. BUT I take it, that's up to me to improve.
I can definitely relate, I was capturing a point by myself then a ninja shows up and did this: Stun -> LB -> Stun -> LB. Like how do you get another LB within a second after using LB?? Unfortunately no one else was around to see it and there's no way to report someone on another team in PvP.