Topic: Tyrant /
Fish are friends, not food.
The first step to solving a problem is to recognize and identify that there is one. The second step is to grab an eraser.
Now, your eraser will vary from problem to problem. For example, to erase a shit stain from your white pants that Geogre Clooney wiped off with after ne finished plowing your dad, you’ll need bleach. Consume the bleach.
More relevant to this forum however, there is still a gaping goatse of a problem when it comes to the rampant cheating. As other players have pointed out, the Admins will not force Synapse to moderate their games. Players have little they can do as well. The only they can fight back is to use the same weapons.
Most cheaters simply load up Tyrant on multiple screens with multiple accounts in order to boost their score in a tournament. Others run macros in order to do cheating on a larger level, sometimes even having 50 bots running a train on your faction at the same time.
However, as I look at the player base, many of us are simple ineffecient botters. We build ‘auto’ decks using our ‘optimizers’ to take the little work we need to do out of the game. Argue all you want, but that optimizer plays the game for you. All you do is click the mission.
Enough of that, though. We need a solution. The most effective, but most difficult, is a mass agreement to spam both forums with pleas, directed at Synapse, to stop or punish the cheating. I feel like this is the only option to activitely get their attention.
It’s called a ‘protest’. It is the same thing that people do in front of corrupt/wrongful businesses. This isn’t exactly the same, but Americans, at least, are allowed their freedom of assembly. Other countries may have restrictions on this, but America allows it… unless it doesn’t cover the interwebs, then that idea is gone.
Another solution is boycott. Quit playing, quit spending, discourage others. Don’t start a faction war, a raid, a single mission. The game does not exist and will not exist if it stays in the state it is in. This is legal as well. You cannot be forced to buy or play something you dislike.
I see no other solutions. Hopefully, the threat of either if these is enough to at least get a statement from Synapse on why they allow cheating. Hell, if they allow it for money, then they’re just as corrupt as the US Congress. Essentially, they’re accepting bribes in order to allow players to cheat. That’s illegal, I’m pretty sure.
Yeah, nothing is going to change if we just sit around. Stop locking my threads and find a sense of humor, piss-ants.