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    In your heart of hearts

    Playrix has said recently that they are getting even tougher on cheaters. It is a quite the dilemma for them which way to go as far as cheaters and a balancing act with damage control.

    They don’t want to be lax. Then the whole Regatta gig becomes caca and quickly so. “I’m not playing the Regatta anymore, cheaters always win first place and the Golden Leaderboard is infested with them!”

    Unfortunately for them, the get tough policy has a cost as well with potential loss of clientele and revenue. Since they do not have a vouchering system in place for Tcash spent they are having to model the cheater with algorithms. And as you have seen, it catches the innocent at times. Evidently a lot of times.

    You can be sure it was discussed in a Playrix smoke filled boardroom at length before they embarked on their “Cheater Business Plan.” They have limited resources and they are a business after all. So, the plan was build software algorithms and you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent by a painful process of submitting screenshots showing real Tcash was purchased. And it takes time. Ooooh!

    Wouldn’t you think one of the triggers in the algorithms is large sums of Tcash being spent? It has to be one of the red flags. Hmmm. Large sums of Tcash. Hmmm. For the honest player who plays the Regatta reasonably and frugally is this really so bad?! In his heart of hearts it is a win-win! The algorithm is either going to catch a cheater and ban them or cause a lot of pain for someone buying a Regatta win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cobalt Banana View Post
    Playrix has said recently that they are getting even tougher on cheaters. It is a quite the dilemma for them which way to go as far as cheaters and a balancing act with damage control.

    They don’t want to be lax. Then the whole Regatta gig becomes caca and quickly so. “I’m not playing the Regatta anymore, cheaters always win first place and the Golden Leaderboard is infested with them!”

    Unfortunately for them, the get tough policy has a cost as well with potential loss of clientele and revenue. Since they do not have a vouchering system in place for Tcash spent they are having to model the cheater with algorithms. And as you have seen, it catches the innocent at times. Evidently a lot of times.

    You can be sure it was discussed in a Playrix smoke filled boardroom at length before they embarked on their “Cheater Business Plan.” They have limited resources and they are a business after all. So, the plan was build software algorithms and you are guilty until you prove yourself innocent by a painful process of submitting screenshots showing real Tcash was purchased. And it takes time. Ooooh!

    Wouldn’t you think one of the triggers in the algorithms is large sums of Tcash being spent? It has to be one of the red flags. Hmmm. Large sums of Tcash. Hmmm. For the honest player who plays the Regatta reasonably and frugally is this really so bad?! In his heart of hearts it is a win-win! The algorithm is either going to catch a cheater and ban them or cause a lot of pain for someone buying a Regatta win.
    I still believe that a one week warning of potential banning would go a long way to lessen the hurt that is caused to blameless players and their coops.
    Last edited by Talpa; 03-04-2017 at 11:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Talpa View Post
    I still believe that a one week warning of potential banning would go a long way to lessen the hurt that is caused to blameless players and their coops.
    Hi Talpa

    That would ideal for the honest player mistakenly flag as potential cheaters but it would be disastrous for thousands of co-ops fighting against cheaters.

    It is all a balance act.

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