Forum > Is there a way to stop Fraudulent Cheating players?

VioletVixen
Joined: Feb 12
2012-07-26, 08:15
I know that this game is meant to be simply about having fun, as are the ranking listings meant to be a reflection and an addition of said fun--I know that I enjoyed rising to being the current holder of the #1 ranked spot. Unfortunately, due to a certain individual the fun has diminished considerably as I both unpleasantly encounter him in the chat room and watch him quickly ascend the ranks to inevitably pass me. I, and a few other players, have observed highly suspicious activity from this individual. He is commonly seen playing the same 4-5 opponents, all of whom have similar poor records (ie, 4-78), playing the same person repeatedly a dozen or so times, winning every single game, without any conversation exchanged unless to provide inane banter only when other players enter the lobby. Anyone who plays this game much knows that there is a tremendous amount of 'luck' involved and through my experience I do not believe that anyone can so consistently win so many games over and over again--and vice versa that his regular opponents can be so terrible as to never manage to sneak in even one game.
I firmly believe that this individual is merely using multiple accounts in order to play himself and intentionally lose the matches to build up his wins in order to ascend the ranking at a rate that is undeserved. For what purpose that he would do this, I do not know for sure, except presumably to brag to everyone who enters the chat room. I do not know if anything can be done to put a stop to this practice, but if there is not, is there a way that I may cancel my account in protest, and wipe out my spot before it is fraudulently usurped? Thank you for your time.
Jedi Master Violet Viexien

DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2012-07-26, 15:23
Hello,
thanks for mentioning this.
Please send me an email (Contact link at the bottom of the website) with the username of the suspicious player. It would be nice, if you could also name some of the fake accounts used.
I will then check the server logs.
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
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DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2012-07-27, 00:38
Another user reported a suspicious player via email, which seems indeed to be a cheater. Please send me an email with the player's name because it might be the same user.
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)

DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2012-07-27, 13:27
I just received your email. BennyBloeddorst reported the same user.

I checked the server log, and the suspicious player DevilMayCry2812 has in fact been cheating. The server log showed that he used the following fake accounts to play against himself: JangoShiyt, DROIDSHIT, mascamelpo, PizzaTheHut, darthvergagass, elvergas. I suspended the main account as well as the fake accounts.
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)

Benny_Groenn
Joined: Jun 12
2012-07-27, 22:05
Hey oh,

it seems that DevilMayCry returned. Is it possible to block their E-Mail-Accounts for the Server, or better, their IP? And another user told me that it seems that Gauldur and Terminafranck are also cheating. Isn't there a way to make the cantina safer, to prevent from cheating in the future? It is very annoying for players, who love this game and investigated much time in raising levels have to see that such a fraud is happening.

Thanks in advance,
BennyBloeddorst
Når du søv, så er eg tusen millioner stør.

VioletVixen
Joined: Feb 12
2012-07-28, 00:24
I fully agree with the sentiment presented by BennyBloeddorst.
Jedi Master Violet Viexien

Gauldur
Joined: Jul 12
2012-07-28, 11:56
Hello,

While I was playing with my friend (Terminafranck) we have discover how to up levels rapidly to have all the cards available in the game.
We have stoped playing around level 18-19 because we saw on the forum of pazaak cantina that some players complained about cheating player and identify us in this list.
We are not cheater we are just players who want to have fun in the game thats why I decided to respond.

I will be glad if someone is able to erase our account to have a fair rank list which reflect the ability of the best player on this game.

And sorry for my bad english.
Sinon tu suce ?

DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2012-07-28, 16:54
I am developing a system which allows more easily to identify cheaters.
At the moment I am having exams at university and after that I am on holiday.. So it will take some time..
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)

DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2012-08-25, 17:18
It is no longer possible to use the same email address for multiple accounts.
Additionally, cheaters won't be deleted, but instead will be suspended. This means, the username and the email address is permanently blocked not allowing the cheater to re-register.

With the next release, v2.1.6, there will be a basic Anti-Cheat-System for Pazaak Cantina and Pazaak Cantina Online. This system is currently under development.
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)

Jahus
Joined: Sep 13
2013-09-07, 00:51
I played three matches agains PIT_DEFENDER and my girlfriend did too. He had 20 at all the sets (even tied) and won all the games.

Though such good luck is odd. Do you think he's cheating to have the cards he want?

I tried to talk with him via the lobby's chat, but all that he said was a "xD GG" or something that seems like taunts. And before it all, when he arrived, he said *ITCHEZ.

Voilà :)
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DarthRevan
Joined: Nov 09
2013-09-08, 12:27
Hello,

the game logic (such as which hand cards (4 of 10) you get and what green cards you draw) is running on the server, so it is not possible to cheat on that, even with a modified/hacked version of Pazaak Cantina.

Nevertheless i looked through the statistics, but i found nothing suspicious.
It just seems he was very lucky.

However, if this keeps happening, post again and i will look into it again.
Developer of Pazaak Cantina.
Definition: 'Love' is making a shot to the knees of a target 120 kilometers away using an Aratech sniper rifle with a tri-light scope (HK-47)