Preventing 100% of cheats is impossible. But common-sense measures like validating user input are easy and would have prevented the cheats on display here.I'm somewhat naive when it comes to code in games, but how easy/difficult is it for the devs to actually have a working anti cheat?
Not my point even
I guess he played against a desyncer and got out-cheated lol
In AoE:2:HD it was possible to simply change your own ELO, so the top ranked players were some people who edited their ELO and TaToH (he was the only pro player playing HD often enough).I do not know whether there are any AOM player here, but
this was actually very normal in AOM Ladder
The top3 was essentially an ongoing battle between 3 cheaters, fighting out who could perform a resign hack faster.
so nothing new for aom veterans
Since Microsoft is taking a nap and this garbage changes his nickname every game I guess the only solution for now is keeping an eye on aoe2.net and just resign before min 1 if you match vs him. I hope he gets banned soon.
Let's try to shake MS up a bit then shall we ?“Hey @AgeOfEmpires I see that you implemented some moderation since our last convo, this is progress. One question however, how many reports does it take to ban a hacker ? People have been blatantly cheating for weeks now, with numerous reports, and not much has happened. 1/5”twitter.com
It's baffling, that it needs a Twitter message by one influential, but not in the development involved person instead of complains on literally every other platform about cheaters to make them act. :-/