Guild Wars 2 cracks down on PvP match manipulation

    
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Guild Wars 2 players who were engaging in shady activities designed to boost their PvP win count and status are finding themselves the target of ArenaNet’s extreme displeasure. The studio said on the forums a few weeks ago that it has launched an investigation into match manipulation and is already disciplining identified individuals:

“We have received many reports this season about match manipulation both here on the forums and via in-game reports. Our investigation revealed that a few players were sharing a handful of accounts, which is clearly against our user agreement.

While the investigation into this is still ongoing, at this time we have enough evidence to take action. As a result, we’ve decided to give dishonor to the offending accounts for the rest of the season.”

Most recently, ArenaNet says it’s “identified additional accounts of players who were involved in account sharing and match manipulation” — they’re getting dishonor too. “Our investigation is still underway, so additional action may be taken later, should we determine it appropriate,” writes the studio.

Source: Official forums #1, #2. Thanks Mike!
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Bryan Turner

Hope they don’t go after people that manipulate matches in private rooms to bang out a quick daily, that might affect one of my old guilds and they’re decent people.

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Oh the irony. The funny part is that these offending accounts are from the same guild. This guild (which I will not name) considers itself to be one of the top PvE/Raiding guilds in the game. This guild has been known to charge other players as a service, to carry them through difficult raid content so they can get level cap, achievements and a chance at rare items. They charge between 200-500 gold. (which is significant in GW2) Having achieved everything in PvE, they paid PvP ‘pros’ $400 in cash each, to have someone login to their accounts and win the tournament to gain the game accolades to show off, having bragging rights.

Yes. People have hundreds if not thousands of dollars to have bragging rights in a video game.

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Paragon Lost

Wow, that is pretty damn ugly. :/

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SeedEve

It should have been sanctioned by a permanent ban.

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Darthbawl

Amazing how much time/effort these people put in a game to cheat/exploit. Makes one wonder if this is a mirror of their real lives.

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Godnaz

We are being taught that cheating is bad when we’re young, only to find out that corruption is how you win in life.

Yep. Revolution needs to happen.

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Bob Dobalina

Dishonor? Ooohhh! Like those asshats care about that. Such a pathetic “punishment”.

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