Here's what to do.
A while ago, the forum thread count was rapidly increasing in size because of this major issue. Both the hacks and the rapid thread increase are huge problems.
There's one thing I can't stress enough:
Make sure that the person is hacking. Ask around on the Question Thread.
Here are the DON'TS for if you know someone is hacking:
DON'T make a thread about it.
DON'T say to them, "I know you're hacking!"
DON'T clutter up chat with related messages.
DON'T fight back. This will mostly likely encourage the hacker to attack you more.
DON'T build any outposts (If you are on World Map). You're wasting resources and time, as well as giving the hacker more power and range.
DON'T insult the hacker. You will make matters worse for yourself.
DON'T invite any of your friends to help you. You are just fueling the hacker's fun.
DON'T give in. Hacking back is the worst thing you can do, you’re just adding on more injury.
What you should do is calmly go to their profile and hit the "Report abuse" button (with evidence). This way, they can get banned (if the Kongregate Administrators agree with you) and they won't stalk, kill, and hack you
to pieces in Backyard Monsters.
Also, take an easily verifiable screenshot of evidence that they're hacking, for instance that their base is maxed and their Kongregate account was made yesterday. Yes, this is possible, with shiny, but the amount of shiny it would take is huge...No one in their right mind would spend that much on shiny. Also, Kongregate could check Kred purchases and see that he bought zero, nada, none, zilch, and in general, no Kreds.
Here are the DOS for if you know someone is hacking.
DO lock your thread if you have already made one (for the more experienced forumers, this may seem obvious) to lock the thread, go to your first post and click the EDIT POST button under your name.
Then click delete post, underlined in red, in the top right.
DO Report the person immediately! If there is one thing people forget to do, it’s reporting the hacker.
Originally posted by Des_troyy:
This isn’t the thread to report hackers or call them out publicly. This thread is made for the sole purpose of simple solutions to avoid and get away from hackers/cheaters.
DO get an invite away from the hacker if you are on World Map while you wait for Kongregate to ban them.
DO Warn as many people in your area about the hacker, you would want the same.
DO Make sure you capture any proof of the hacking done to you. This will greatly speed up the process of banning. To take a screenshot, go here.
DO Be polite and calm with them. Sending them a message to stop attacking you will sometimes work.
Please, everyone who reads this, if you have any other ideas, say them here and I will add them.
This guide is partly a response to this thread.
FINAL POINT! You may also use this thread to report a problem, but I would still recommend the report abuse button so that the hacker will not know who reported them.
Thanks to Des_troyy for help! TheChickenMaster has quit and given his account to dragonologist23.