> Recently Jason Bender has attacked the Descent gaming world by openly providing
hacked Descent program files. I believe Jason will eventually defeat his own purpose (i.e.
to bolster his popularity and ego).
> The wide open offering of these hacked files will take away the *specialness* of
cheating, and will expose the whole issue to some actual thought by those using these
cheats, namely that THEY TAKE OUT THE FUN OF THE GAME!
> It may take a while for many to realize this, and Internet gaming will definitely
suffer in the meantime, but I say just wait this out, because these kind of persons
usually end up shooting themselves (sometimes literally!).
> It's like the people who always have to tell everyone the end of a great movie,
eventually nobody listens to them anymore because it's obvious they are so self-centered
they can only think of getting attention, no matter what it takes.
> He has already ruined his name, something you can not easily fix. Don't ruin yours by
being stooping to his childish mentality.
> True gamers will prevail, through the spirit of honest competition and gamesmanship.
> Let the war begin.
Here here! Well said!
These cheats and hacks have been around
for a long time. Plus it's so easy to do. Anyone can do it. I run into cheaters on Kali
all the time but I also have a lot of good games with skilled players also. Playing games
on the net is just a hit and miss proposition.
Clancy's rule of life #27: Get 10 people
in one place and one of them is guaranteed to be an asshole.
Checking Kali server stats I see:
]:In the past 24 hours there were 222
new users and 16743 total users on Kali.
]:There are currently 1036 users online and over 125366 total active Kali accounts.
]:This is out of a total of 167673 copies of Kali sold.
Applying my rule above that means there
are about 1600 assholes on kali at any one time.
So we will just have to deal with it.
We will just wait out this new batch of
cheaters just like the rest. After all they must get bored.
John M. Clancy