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    Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    About 40,000 accounts VAC banned. Cheaters tested CS:GO cheats with new accounts.
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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    I'm glad that this is happening. A lot of people have lost a lot of money when they're accounts got banned (due to their in-game items) so hopefully it'll reduce the number of future hackers. It's also at a good time because new players who bought the game during the steam sale will be less likely to hack now

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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    Of the 40,445 bans last Thursday just over 5,000 of them were in-game bans based upon complaint reports from fellow players.
    So they get banned a while back, finally regain access... and then go right back to misbehaving and get banned again within hours?

    What is the point?

    THIS is why I don't like multiplayer games...

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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    If it's not a detectable hack, then it's an undetectable (at present) exploit, or even altering graphics settings. In competition people want an advantage and I'm pretty fed up of people saying "Hey it's <insert game here>! What did you expect?", as if that justifies spoiling legitimate/honest players fun, for what? What tangible reason?

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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    I honestly don't see a point in cheating either. What's the point of playing a game if you're just going to cheat to win? The fun comes with the challenge. People don't seem to understand that you could just play more and get more experience to get better and win...

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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    The problem is many don't understand what ranks are for in many online games, the idea is you eventually level out at your skill level and can then be matched with other players of similar ranks so you have a good game which could go either way.

    Instead people get fixated on making the number higher however possible.

    Personally when i play online its to play something less predictable than an AI, I don't care if I win or lose.

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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    I miss global VAC bans that nullified the value of an account. I got some sort of sadistic amusement knowing that people lost the right to play pretty much every popular (at the time) game. Here's to 7 years 2 months of clean fun.

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    Re: Massive spike in Steam account bans in wake of Summer Sale

    i wish vac would help punkbuster. i got banned while reinstalling mu logitech software. it reported that i was gamehacking. i tried to appeal it and they told me they would not nor did they show me what the screen shot looked like when i was banned. Well this gives me time to finish the 50+ or so games i keep racking up. so long origin battlefield franchise!

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