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Since the last post there have been 205 Banned accounts and 9 Blacklisted accounts across all languages (this value includes accounts belonging to the same person). This number does not include players who Wolfpack or tried to cheat their way around other rules in place.
Blacklisting allows us to block players from joining the same game with the blacklisted accounts. As a result of this we expect banned player numbers to go down but this does not indicate that we are catching less players who cheat (not more either). What this allows us to do is strike a balance between stopping cheaters in their tracks, and giving them an opportunity to redeem themselves. If players attempt to continue cheating they will be permanently banned nonetheless, and in extreme cases of obvious cheating, they will not be given the privilege of blacklisting.
If you have a very strong suspicion of a multi-accounter in your game, use the ingame bug report button to contact your nearest support staff, who will be more than happy to assist, but please, while it is certainly helpful that you report players who you have a high suspicion are multi-accounting, it will be very counter intuitive if players report any player who they think are cheating in one way or another. Such cases are when:
- Players are cooperating together: Being a multiplayer game it's natural that players are going to cooperate with one another, with this being said we do have rules in place for blatant abuse here such as the wolfpacking rule.
- Players purchase gold: There is no known way for a hack in the game, so you can rest assured knowing that if you see players who have a high number of units research or the like, keep in mind that it is due to gold spent which in turn is used to develop the company further, which in turn gives you more content!
- Feeding: New players aren't always familiar with how the game works, weird behavior is not a sure way of knowing if someone is cheating or not. While yes, it may be a telltale sign of wolfpacking, it-alone is not enough.
- Backstabbing: Being a game with a great focus on diplomacy and multiplayer aspects, backstabbing is going to happen. We have timers in place to reduce the impact on your as much as possible, but it is generally good to team up with players you are familiar with and know you can trust.
Conflict Of Nations
Conflict Of Nations
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