“Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.”
Sony Online Entertainment have revealed their policy on Planetside 2 forums, and they have mentioned that modding the game will get you banned.
Client modding, which is required to start up the game, is treated as a normal hack and will be treated similarly, they have said. It’s done to ensure a level playing field among gamers without ruining their gameplay experience by cheaters running amok.
“It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way. If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items,” the forum post read.
“We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory.”
Stay tuned for our review of the game soon. And yeah, don’t mod the game, because SOE will ban you.