Themis wrote:If you have proof of cheating, please open a ticket in game. Bringing "proof" to the forums will not help one iota as the game admins don't hang out here.
Accusations, veiled or otherwise, on the forum will lead to warnings and so forth, so don't.
Public accusations, In-game rules & exploits
9.1 - If you consider a player is cheating in the game or is harassing you in any way, please do not make a public post about it, contact our game support instead using our Support Center.
I may be mistaken, but there is no rule disallowing public accusations. It is only suggested to contact support instead of making a public post (which is wise), but those of us talking about it here, already contacted support - at least I did.
You say 'if you have proof'. I see no such rules. Other than that, blatant cheating is a proof in itself. If its impossible for a normal player to get an outpost ship in 15 hours since a galaxy opening, then its obvious that a person who does that is cheating. Luck is one thing, having hundreds or more income from the same sources (trade plunders of an obviously intentionally mis-played account), in the same way and knowing exact locations, is another. Proof is on server side, in the logs.
Other than that, no one accused anyone specific (yet). It has been stated however that some people have been cheating (or rather - must have been cheating). Since cheating can be checked server side and bans aren't occurring quickly enough (or not at all for some), we are of course talking about it on the forums. Why wouldn't we? It's not the first time and cheating is THE most non-fun aspect of this, otherwise, great game.
We talk about it, because we want other players to know that they're destroying the game, while not being better, not outplaying, but by blatant cheating. I will never have respect for any account that plays this way. Omnicron is the obvious leader in cheating atm, although there are some others like for example FIGJAM, a bit less blatant, but still easily recognizable by experienced players. If you want, ban me on the forums for saying so. I wouldn't want to be in a place where what I say is censored. It would be wiser though, to prove me wrong. Let them show combat reports on the forums, let them show income summary, how much they earned from trade plunders(!) and let us judge accordingly. It is VERY simple to check. We have no power to ban, but we have the power to have no respect for such people and that is what we are doing.