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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Originally posted by fire_dragon2:
Originally posted by fire_dragon2:

glacio2
http://prnt.sc/a86a91

Obvious one, he even admitted its just a test account, since his last one got banned before from skillhack

Well, i met him in chat and asked if he didnt get banned already, which really wondered me he didnt. http://prnt.sc/aa020l
Well, so lets ban his main account aswell, since he is the same glacio. If u read this, dont be that obvious when cheating. How often, if ever, do get ppl banned anyway… from this

The vast majority are already caught before we come to this thread, so when things get busy we slow down here.

tbh, catch up on this thread usually results mostly in
- Confirming reports that are already caught
- Using comments from alts defending their other accounts as confirmation the initial report was correct and banning both accounts

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

At least 95% of the time when you guys get into a fight over if someone is a hacker or not, they were a hacker.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bugs Megathread

Using Firefox should let CT load. We’re seeing this issue in every other browser though :/

Still investigating so no ETA or ideas on how to fix.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Originally posted by dluffymonkey:

Do these hackers even get banned?Bcuz I do not see any admins replying.And I have seen some hackers survive 3-4 days.

The past week has been quite busy

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / NKSpool read carefully my thread.

We’re not doing anything special to stop you. You’re just getting caught because you keep hacking and you’re perhaps not quite as skilled as you make it seem.

If you really want to just play, leave the ban flag on so you don’t go on leader boards and affect legitimate players.

If hackers stop annoying people then we have no reason to stop hackers annoying people.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / Baestel didnt hack

Just the leaderboard taking 5-10 minutes to update :) No one else sees your name there.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / what happens when get caught hacking

At this stage we don’t have plans to show players if they’re flagged.

Those players are asking because they don’t know about the flag (or are trying to get out of the punishment). If a player knows they could be flagged they’ll also know if they hacked (the majority of the time anyway)

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / what happens when get caught hacking

Originally posted by ROAero:

So… wait, if my account cannot access multi-player, gets stuck for ever and ever on looking for players, and when i try to generate a match i get “GENERATING” id means my account its banned from multiplayer?!

That will be fun, cause i never hacked and my account was old with low level toons, just started playing again lately.

Nope, that’s some other issue with loading. Your account hasn’t been flagged anyway.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / *****Overwhelming amount of hackers on SAS4 Mobile*****

We spend a significant amount of time working on systems to prevent hacking and exclude hackers from being able to play with others. Hacking is literally impossible to stop completely and it’s a difficult and ongoing process to deal with those sort of players.

If you run into a hacker you should send us a report from in-game with their user name and a brief description of what was going on. With that info we can deal with the player directly and look into what was happening to see if there’s something we can improve there.

There’s also the possibility that you have been flagged as a hacker but SAS4 hasn’t had issues with that getting done incorrectly so probably not in this case. That’s something we can check if you get in contact with us though.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Flash required?

This should be fixed now. I’m sorry for the down time.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Flash Required bug

It appears to have been some/most/all of Kongregate (I don’t think it was all judging by the number of reports but it’s hard to be sure)

Should be working fine now.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Flash Required bug

We’re not sure what this is yet sorry! (Something on our end as it happened after we put a patch out)

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Originally posted by mercenery12:

Does NK even read this and ban whoever people put other people’s name/images?

Yes

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Saving Trouble - CT, Bonus Crates and more

We’re currently seeing intermittent issues with a few different parts of the game. We’re not sure yet what is causing it and if it’s all related to a single issue, or a bunch of separate issues.

Problems you may see include:

CT becoming uncaptured (seems to happen when changing cities/refreshing)
CT being captured by someone else with a lower score
The time on the board being incorrect for the amount of time you should have
Bonus crates not saving between city changes/refreshes

+ a collection of seemingly related issues with collecting cash, wildcards etc. We’re not sure of the extent of the problems yet.

We are looking into this but have no estimate on when a fix might be possible.
Because of that we are expecting the bugs to be around till at least next week.

For now players will have to put up with the issues. If you would rather not have your time wasted please just stay out of CT for now. We are more than happy to help you if you need it but it does help if we have less individual accounts to sort out.

If you do need anything reimbursed please email us: support@ninjakiwi.com
Remember to give short, clear descriptions about what has happened. Include your user name (and if you’re playing on Kongregate), the city affected etc.

There will be delays for responses.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / Bug with CT

The update happening now should solve this.

 
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Topic: Bloons Monkey City / BMC Update 18 Aug - Important Information

We’ve just updated Bloons Monkey City. This is a pretty big server change that we’ve been working on since last year (not non-stop but it’s been a long time coming). We’ve introduced a couple of new building upgrades, got some behind the scenes stuff for an upcoming event and a smattering of bug fixes.

The server change has made a few things happen:

All existing MvM attacks have been removed. The server migration meant it wasn’t worth carrying over all the data. Your Honor should be fine (maybe drop a little based on one report, but not sure why). MvM history clears out by itself and has also been refreshed.

Contested Territory has been refreshed. Everyone is in a new group (this does not affect the milestone event unfortunately)

Your friend list will show your friends haven’t played until they log into the game and the new server sees them.

Chur.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

They’re not doing it out of jealousy. They don’t know that someone has played lots of SP games. They don’t know someone spent money. They don’t know if someone got really lucky with drops. They report them because they could be hacking.

It’s fine, there are barely any false reports and trying to stop that will more likely stop reports of actual hackers because people who are only a little suspicious will just err on the side of not posting it.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Guuuuuyys, are you serious?

Don’t comment on reports. If you think someone is hacking, hiding their name, using an alt. etc. you report it (as you have done) and we will look into it.

caspar is completely right. Someone could say they’re another person. Unless you can prove that didn’t happen there is literally no reason to keep arguing. You’ll just make yourself annoyed and that’s not fun.

Killarus is completely right that it’s worth reporting someone claiming they’re another person and won’t get banned. People do that fairly often and we will look into it.

You two continuing to argue and insult each other (as much as it’s mainly one way insulting) doesn’t help prove anything, doesn’t make anyone have more fun, doesn’t do anything except make you both angry (or whatever emotion, I assume it’s not enjoyable for you).

For what it’s worth, caspar’s reports were all hackers (whether they were the person in question is harder to tell).

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

I removed your post for being spam weeden, but it’s probably better if I explain what happens.

By default a hacker is put into a separate “bucket” where they can only play against other hackers. If you truly think like you say you do that would be fine. You’re not affecting other people and you can still play.

Plenty of people purposefully hack to annoy other people (KissMyWeapons) and create new accounts so that they can continue to play with legitimate players and ruin the game for them.

You are flagged as a hacker. You can continue playing in a separate sandbox (not exactly what you mean by sandbox but it achieves something similar)

So, knowing that, and that the vast majority of players don’t like hackers/cheaters, are you happy with that explanation?

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Don’t complain about getting reported for hacking. Just don’t hack and it won’t happen.
(This is referencing a post by a hacker which I’ve removed)

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

OK, you’re just trolling I think. Please stop filling this thread now. I’m going to remove posts that aren’t hacker reports.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

It may surprise you that people play the game to have fun. Not just to finish the level.

If I gave you a hundred dollars and punched everyone else in the face, you might be happy, but it’s not unreasonable for everyone else to ask me to stop.

You are in the wrong. Maybe you don’t care about the game/other people but don’t make up excuses to defend yourself. If you do care about the game/other people, you should probably listen when everyone tells you to stop hacking.

Yeah, I should probably stop wasting my time :)

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

So when 95% of people tell you they don’t like hacking, you think they’re all mistaken?

You think we spend time on hackers just because? That we don’t do it because it makes the game less fun for a lot of people and we don’t want that?

You are annoying other people and ruining their experience. I can certainly understand the appeal of playing around with stuff in game (like using cheats in Grand Theft Auto) but if you do it in such a way that it affects other people (like you are currently doing) you are harming the game.

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Some people care about hackers, some people don’t care if the game crashes, some people have performance issues, some people enjoy playing with their friends, some people enjoy playing by themselves, some people enjoy working on characters, some people just want to skip to the end-game.

There’s a couple of people making this game (at the best of times) and we have to balance the time we spend trying to make sure we cater to as many people as possible so we can continue to develop for the game. Every issue, whether it’s a hacker, a bug, a server error etc. takes time to deal with. So the developers spend some time fixing these issues so that we can spend time in future on more constructive thigns. This delays updates and you’re deluding yourself if you think it’s as simple as “make people happy with more content !”

Hacking weapons that aren’t available yet is a tiny, tiny, tiny part of the issue.

We know what is happening internally, you don’t. Just like with the other guy, you’re seriously misunderstanding what Spool is saying when he says he likes working on new stuff more than dealing with bugs/hackers.

I honestly thought “hackers” were just malicious, apathetic people but it seems you actually believe you don’t cause any trouble. Is that right?

 
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Topic: SAS: Zombie Assault 4 / [SAS4] Hacker Report Thread

Theoretically yeah, I guess. There is a balancing act between fixing old stuff, adding new stuff, patching hacks/exploits, general bugs, optimisation etc. In an ideal world people wouldn’t hack, we’d have much more direct control and everyone’s hardware would be the same so we could just focus on cool new stuff, but that’s not happening on computers any time soon.

Hacking is (as good as) impossible to stop. If it were as simple as changing some files or just stopping it we would. And to be fair there are a few things like that which we do just stop (though again that takes time).