It's no secret that I keep my eye on the Final Fantasy XI
community. With two friends running an upstanding linkshell
on the Bahamut server, I like to know what goes on in the game.
The current word on the street is the "big banhammer freakout
." The vocal players are talking about what linkshells were hit by losing players caught up in the cheating scandal. But what's interesting are the words being thrown around -- things like "unprecedented" and "uncalled for."
A quick jaunt across the street to the
loving and cuddly
galaxy of New Eden shows that something suspiciously similar
happened to corporation starbases in EVE Online
, also ending with tears, banned accounts, and the exact same arguments being thrown around the community. "I didn't know it was an exploit," "It's not my fault," "They made me do it," and my personal favorite, "You should have fixed it."
So this week's Anti-Aliased isn't dedicated to some developer mishap or some bad piece of game design, it's dedicated to how daft some people are when it comes to cheating.