We all know at least one; a gamer who pushes that little too far. The rules are one thing but are you playing to the spirit of the rules? Do you want to play against someone who measures that little too far or is prepared to argue ad infinitum over nuance. Tabletop gamers are not alone.
Vikkstar123 a.k.a. Vikram Singh Barn has had enough. The gaming guru is quitting Call of Duty Warzone because “it’s saturated with hackers.” The cheaters are in the ascendant and have destroyed competive CoD play. Since its release last March, fifty million gamers have signed on to the Warzone. Since that time Activision have suspended seventy thousand players with active bans. Activision has declared a zero tolerance of cheating but why won’t people play fair?
Firstly, it’s easier. The programme for the hack may be complicated but once it’s written, it’s so easy to apply. Do you get the same endorphin rush when you win with such methods? It would appear so. The aimbot has received the most criticism, improving accuracy and speed of target acquisition. A wall- hack will allow the gamer to see through walls and cover. My old Uncle Gwyn used to just lob his sten gun into houses to see if there was a target inside! Camping has its echoes in tabletop gaming of course; the player hiding from the gun battles and emerging victorious at the close of the name. The ability to heal in super time can also be accelerated. Seventy thousand gamers couldn’t resist.
iLikeCheats has wormed it’s way into the subconscious of a new generation. Is it funny to cheat a worthy opponent of their victory? It would appear so! I wholeheartedly agree with Vikkstar, the only answer is to avoid such players until they find themselves without anyone wanting to play them. Let them claim their laurels and then leave them to their hollow victory. Their style of play says more about them than they know.
The bully was only five years old but I made a stand. I told him that he was adopted! Well, there are limits!