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ZyyzYzzy

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So.... more shit went wrong for my guild again today. Why I keep playing this game is beyond me, and I'm close to just saying fuck it.

You know we had the issue with one of our warriors fucking up the epic to augmentable-epic turn in and the GM telling him tough shit.

Well apparently that was just the start of the issues.

On the opening week of Velious, our raid leader got a 7 day suspension the day before Velious opened. All he was told is that he was cheating. Think what you want, but he doesn't cheat, so they can go fuck themselves with that bullshit.

We got him back the second week of Velious, and doing great right. Found out today that another one of our raid tanks got notice today that he is perma banned. Again, the reason given was "cheating". Again, bullshit.

That's three guild members (all warriors) that have gotten the shaft by Darkpaw Games in the past thirty days.

Now mind you, the raid leader works for a networking company, lives in the country, and has to VPN in for work, so maybe the bastards at DPG gave him the 7 day suspension because of his VPN software. Truly shitty because he doesn't use his work VPN while playing EQ.

The second guy that got the perma ban also has a job in networking. He is a security specialist, so they likely saw software on his computer that he uses for work.

Now if I was running a top-tier guild competing for open world content, I could see someone fucking with us right.... but, here's the thing. I run a SMALL guild that ONLY does DZ raids. We are a casual raid guild with NON-mandatory raids. We run between 30 and 50 characters on our raids. In other words, we are not a competitive guild. We do good for the numbers we have, but there is no reason in the world to assume that my guild cheats. If we cheated, we would be doing way more content than we do.

In Kunark, we killed Trakanon all of 3 times (got a Robe, Druid chest piece, and a stupid back piece). That's it. Wow what a cheating guild right?!

WTF is going on over at Darkpaw Games?

I'm literally trying to decide if I even want to login anymore because at the rate that these fucking idiots are banning people for fucking nothing, they're literally killing my guild one member at a time. No matter how much effort I put in to the game, DPG is fucking me and my guild, and for what reason? Seriously. WTF is going on?
Someone's mad their cheating guildmates got banned for cheating.

Also who plays games on their work computers or works on their personal computers?
 

Zaide

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So.... more shit went wrong for my guild again today. Why I keep playing this game is beyond me, and I'm close to just saying fuck it.

You know we had the issue with one of our warriors fucking up the epic to augmentable-epic turn in and the GM telling him tough shit.

Well apparently that was just the start of the issues.

On the opening week of Velious, our raid leader got a 7 day suspension the day before Velious opened. All he was told is that he was cheating. Think what you want, but he doesn't cheat, so they can go fuck themselves with that bullshit.

We got him back the second week of Velious, and doing great right. Found out today that another one of our raid tanks got notice today that he is perma banned. Again, the reason given was "cheating". Again, bullshit.

That's three guild members (all warriors) that have gotten the shaft by Darkpaw Games in the past thirty days.

Now mind you, the raid leader works for a networking company, lives in the country, and has to VPN in for work, so maybe the bastards at DPG gave him the 7 day suspension because of his VPN software. Truly shitty because he doesn't use his work VPN while playing EQ.

The second guy that got the perma ban also has a job in networking. He is a security specialist, so they likely saw software on his computer that he uses for work.

Now if I was running a top-tier guild competing for open world content, I could see someone fucking with us right.... but, here's the thing. I run a SMALL guild that ONLY does DZ raids. We are a casual raid guild with NON-mandatory raids. We run between 30 and 50 characters on our raids. In other words, we are not a competitive guild. We do good for the numbers we have, but there is no reason in the world to assume that my guild cheats. If we cheated, we would be doing way more content than we do.

In Kunark, we killed Trakanon all of 3 times (got a Robe, Druid chest piece, and a stupid back piece). That's it. Wow what a cheating guild right?!

WTF is going on over at Darkpaw Games?

I'm literally trying to decide if I even want to login anymore because at the rate that these fucking idiots are banning people for fucking nothing, they're literally killing my guild one member at a time. No matter how much effort I put in to the game, DPG is fucking me and my guild, and for what reason? Seriously. WTF is going on?
You’d be surprised how many people get “permabanned” a week or two after Velious launch.
 
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Xevy

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Couple of things could've happened. Raid leader/warrior were doing "grey area" shit like boxing more than the weird Aradune limit or using Show EQ. This is most likely. Second is that some shitlords got pissed at literally any little thing like taking a mob, taking a camp, talking shit on the forums, etc and they got mass reported by an entire guild. Has happened to us several times. Third is the VPN thing. We've had people using VPN get suspended, but I'd be more suspicious of the first two options, most likely the first with Show EQ or just boxing 3 characters total.
 

DickTrickle

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I think there's just about zero chance that Show EQ is the culprit. So many people use it that it would make no sense to just randomly pick one out of a thousand people to ban for it.
 
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Xevy

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Oh, thousands use it and people do get banned. Sometimes the GM's do sting operations to get some easy bans. For instance you may be running through West Karana and see Rallos Zek on SEQ off to the side. You run over there and look around where there's seemingly nothing for a few minutes. Then you're suspended. It happens.

That said, yes, 1000's use SEQ probably and your chances of being banned without it being glaringly obvious is low, but anyone with a vendetta and a recording program can send anyone they want to the gulag.
 

Barraind

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Eh, man way more guys cheat then you think.. They might just not be obvious about it..

Guilds always have and always will.

I remember the Gates of Discord era ban waves hit so many people after they brought on their new "anti-cheat specialist" that they had to quietly rescind a shitload of them in order to retain any sense of an active playerbase.

People were all over forums and in the chat channels talking about being falsely banned and nobody cheats in their guild like at all ever omg, and its like, hey, fucker, the guy I trade DVD rips for my MQ compiles does them for at least a few people in your guild.
 

Xevy

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Yeah we've had people in our guild doing shit beyond like just ShowEQ. Very few, but it has happened. We told them stop it or they're out. And they were out. Some people want to play a game by not actually playing a game. They were usually average or worse players, too. Kind of like the people who use aimbots in FPS games.

ShowEQ who the fuck cares. Personally I wish it was totally cleared so I could use it on raids and figure out where some clueless idiots are and help get them to where they need to go. I've gotta CTRL F and look at my map like a sucker.
 

Whidon

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Umm, is this Everquest Mobile thing real?

Someone told me a company bought a stake in DBG, with plans to launch H1z1 and EQ on mobile...
 

SDsurfer

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It’s easy to tell who is using show eq. Go AJ farming or Quillmane farming and you will see them. It’s so prevalent that I doubt they will enforce it unless you are being a huge jerk in ooc chat or a general chat channel.
 

Vedette

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It’s easy to tell who is using show eq. Go AJ farming or Quillmane farming and you will see them. It’s so prevalent that I doubt they will enforce it unless you are being a huge jerk in ooc chat or a general chat channel.

The most obvious form of it on any server is hate farming in classic. You would always see enchanter/cleric duo's farming trash mobs, and pulling them on spawn.
 

GuardianX

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At this point, I don't know why people aren't running ShowEQ, especially with the windows client.

Lets say you don't even use it for cheating, you leave up rare mobs and only go where you intended to go from the time of zoning in.

You can see who is trying to grief your camp before they even get to your camp. There have been times I watch EQ babies rolling into a camp with mobs in tow and react accordingly.

The only shitty part is you can't record it and send it in as proof of training. If I could...
 

GuardianX

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I never used ShowEQ. Enough guildies and friends I play with do. I'll play it safe

Impossible to track unless you are behaving obviously like mentioned above.

Had a few people I play with casually mention using it in voice coms and I'm like...bruh you shouldn't be telling people this stuff...
 

Cupcaek

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Impossible to track unless you are behaving obviously like mentioned above.

Had a few people I play with casually mention using it in voice coms and I'm like...bruh you shouldn't be telling people this stuff...
It’s like driving over the speed limit an extra 5-10mph. Everyone does it, just don’t be an asshole about it and no one cares.
 

yerm

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Bobby has been the victim of 2 false flag petition campaigns due to his stream. One was for playing a halfling in a group of halflings, and they actually hit him for it even though it was very obviously not a case of multiboxing. Dozens of people sent in petitions on his behalf screaming bloody murder and GM abuse etc. He also had people petition him when he set up a sound macro jokingly referencing SEQ whenever you said the name of someone who grabbed a TA and promptly quit on Selo.

As a result, the GMs at this point are probably EXTREMELY hesitant to ban bobbybick based on accusations made about something seen on his twitch stream. They won't make that mistake again.
 
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