‘Your donations and tears are greatly appreciated.’
Sony Online Entertainment’s persistent zombie survival MMO, H1Z1, may be much maligned, but it has a thriving and growing player base, that the developer probably wants to maintain at all costs. To make sure that cheaters do not wreck the nascent game for everybody else, SOE’s Jimmy Whisenhunt confirmed that the developer is ‘at war’ with known cheaters, handing them permabans.
In response to the concern that the cheaters just make new accounts to jump right in, Whisenhunt confirmed that alt accounts are banned as well, and that since you need to pay money to register a new account, this is basically ‘free money’ for SOE.
“Dear #H1Z1 cheaters: Sorry some of you suddenly can’t play anymore, your donation and tears are greatly appreciated. More bans inc,” he said, to be specific.
Yikes. Looks like they feel pretty strongly about this whole cheating thing.
Then again, why in the world would you play an online game and cheat? What is the point, I mean, what do you actually get from that?