Sand Storm: Hacking? Cheating? Fair Play?

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Alright, so I’m not sure what this exactly is, but when I was playing on the blue team and the red team kept leaving all their helicopters around the castle-thing, near our base. They looked fine, but when you got in them, they would ALWAYS, without fail, (this happened to me at least 3 or 4 times and the choppers kept somehow getting back to the same spot.) start to spin wildly in a circle, and, they always started at about half-life when I got in, but again, so they would spin wildly, start flaming, and blow up, and eventually I was kicked from the game for “causing so much damage to my own team.” Another thing I should point out is that they didn’t even care about the choppers, they just put them there and left; without defending them. Mods, please look into this, this can’t be an ongoing problem if it IS in fact hacking.

Thanks for your time, and P.S. I’m looking for a clan.

 
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Maybe they left the choppers to be a bait?
I sometimes do that…. shoot chopper 5 times and wait till someone gets in

 
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naaaah. It was almost as if booby trapped. and nooone shot me it said i commited suicide.

 
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Originally posted by SicilianMafia:

naaaah. It was almost as if booby trapped. and nooone shot me it said i commited suicide.

This happens when the proppeler gets stuck on a wall, tank, or other heli. It’s to stop people glitching into walls.

 
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They definitely weren’t stuck onto anything…

 
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This happens to the red helicopter quite often when you’re unlucky, it spins around and if a blade hits the flloor or something while youre triyng to spin it back up, you get the flames and stuff;. only upon liftoff and then u go kaboom.

 
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Originally posted by MT21:

This happens to the red helicopter quite often when you’re unlucky, it spins around and if a blade hits the flloor or something while youre triyng to spin it back up, you get the flames and stuff;. only upon liftoff and then u go kaboom.

Actually me and skyalice found this with a tank, the tank becomes indestructible and stays at it’s spawn where more tanks spawn on top of it. When you try and get into the tank it teleports you to a different type of tank on the other teams side.

 
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:)

 
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Hey all. I’m new to this game…and while it’s a lot of fun…after seeing this post I’m now curious about hacks etc. I’ve definitely seen some weird stuff…mostly in Autobahn and A LOT in Island. Like tanks that move back and forth SUPER fast, and helis that disappear — and I could swear sometimes people kind of jump around. I’ve also seen people inside walls killing everyone and being totally untouchable.
But mostly the insane tanks and disappearing helis…especially in sandstorm and island. Is that a game issue, or a cheat, or an enhancement you can buy? I mean it’s hard enough getting a heli, let alone if it’s invisible! I just spent a coupe of hours mostly on Island…and there were a few instances of guys just flying around the red base racking up 40+ kills against a good 10 people…over and over and over. I also saw instances where I’m POSITIVE that the blue team members…aside from being in the crazy tanks…also had the red name tag thing above their tank…like your own team has…but then they killed me because I ignored them. When I looked at the stats, sure enough, they were on the blue team. Weird.
Anyway…I don’t really see that much dialogue or info about this game online anywhere…so I couldn’t find any answers. Any ideas?

 
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Well Heres the list of what you said.

1. Vehicles that moves back and forth super fast
This often happens when you or other player has a bad connection. It has nothing to do with a hack,
but you might want to hop and find a better room where you can play with out the lag.

2. Disappearing helicopters.
This is also not a hack. If the helicopter is further than the certain length from you, they will disappear.
You can increase the view distance from options menu, but they will still disappear eventually.
If you are having a hard time dealing with a helicopter, first of all don’t move when you spawn.
Spawn protection will protect you from chopper`s rockets.

3. Guy shooting inside the wall.
This is not a hack, but a glitch. Players can glitch into walls quite easily in this game, and shoot from there.
However, the developers are working on a fix, and also banning the players who`ve donw this glitch.

4. Nametag
I think this happens when you spawn right when the game ends. Name tags will be gone if you get killed once.
Im not sure about this

Hope it helped :)

 
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Ah. Interesting.
Seems like an counterintuitive phenomenon to have on a bad connection — to have hyper fast moving vehicles. I’d expect some chop, not mind-numbing speed! Certainly is entertaining. I wonder what the world looks like from their perspective.

I did set my viewing distance to max, but like you say, it still doesn’t help after a certain point. Seems like a slightly unfair “glitch”! I mean, the viewing distance cutoff should be the same for the heli somehow…as I definitely get the impression some guys have a good feel for how far away to stay, and it’s literally a nonstop barrage of hellfire coming out of thin air! I’m pretty good with the helis overall, but clearly there’s a problem if a guy can consistently rack up 30-50 kills against more than enough guys to take him down at SOME point! Again, certainly makes for some entertaining challenges. I do try the spawn technique — though that only last a few seconds as I can tell. No? It’s movement, not timeframe? I hit newly spawned guys all the time it seems, because it tells me — and there’ll be guys just sitting there on rapid fire — I guess till the spawn window expires?

The wall thing I’ve also only seen a couple times — in the bridge in Autobahn. Why exactly someone would find just sitting in there for 20 minutes just killing 50 people interesting, I don’t know.

Nametag was absolutely during the game. The first time I saw it was when I got killed, and so after that I was in a bush watching some fighting for a bit, and there were 3 guys with those little gun tanks with red tags (my side), but they were the blue team. It was super confusing. Of course I didn’t know who to help, and wound up getting missile attack in my face. I saw a few more instances — and between that and the schizo tanks, I left.

So then when you see people referencing cheats or hacks or whatever, what are they doing? Should I be looking out for things to report or something?

Thanks for the info!

 
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I think the choppers are meant to disappear, to make the game fair.
What level are you on? Once you reach level 8, you will experience totally different game play in Red Crucible.
Players are much much stronger, and has bought weapons like M82, which takes only 6 shots to take out chopper.
Believe me, choppers are like flying coffin among level 8 rooms :)

Devs are working on the fix of those glitches, and player are being banned from doing it.
Be patient, and just ignore the players doing the cheat

 
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Apparently the level is that number in parentheses next the names? It seems I’m level 7. It will be very interesting to se this learning curve jump suddenly in level 8!
In a good 5 games I played on Island X today, and while I understand that tactically, the red side is at a huge disadvantage, but with 8 players on my team…all level 6 or 7…we got defeated 50pts, to anywhere from 3pts to 11pts for us. Between 30pts to the highest being 42pts, from one guy in a heliI, a couple of times in one sitting, but at the most 3 return trips. Literally 15 minutes of him just killing everything — invisible 95% of the time. Who knows, maybe everyone there earned their stripes in non heli dominant maps like me, so they just couldn’t pull it off!
Anyway, was pretty nuts — and kind of ridiculous. On another note, is there a general discussion and feedback forum, for general questions and glitches encountered, and general tips etc.? Is there some guide explaining things, like spawning, this distance thing et., purchases etc., or is this forum the answers?

 
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Like I said, once you go up to level 8 and start dealing with purchased weapons, helicopter should be no problem.
But even if you are on level 7 or lower, you should be able to fight back the chopper pretty easily.
Did you try taking down the chopper with the stationary / mobile AA tank?
Or try gunning down using your team`s helicopter?
Also, running away, hiding from your threat as another effective way to get a good score through the game !

There is a glitching report forum in facebook, but it is only available to people with permission.
And you are welcome to make any questions here, or make a thread by your self if its important.

Cheers !

 
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Hetz.. you spelled Cheers wrong. :P

 
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My English sucks i know lol :|

 
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Originally posted by Skyalice:

My English sucks i know lol :|

No it doesn’t, it’s just a misspelling, something that everyone will do.

 
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Thanks vex :D

 
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446al when you say “a guide” do you mean like a general guide that someone has personally created?

 
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Originally posted by SicilianMafia:

446al when you say “a guide” do you mean like a general guide that someone has personally created?

I guess so.
It might be a good idea to start working on creating at least a Frequently asked question and basic guide of the game on forum.

 
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or a well organized wiki.

 
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