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Algae

Algae
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Unread post Re: People Hacking Gofa by glo-worm » 27. February 2017 22:14
Yeah Fishlab isnt interested in the server hack that exposes the planet lists. So I have stopped playing, i stopped spending months ago. most of my alliance, which was formerly always in top 5 alliances, have also stopped playing. The players using the cheat are stripping money from FL and they are still not interested. I sent screenshots and battle reports showing clear evidence of cheating, i cited terms of conduct being breached. All you get is we will look at it remarks from FL. Yet nothing happened. So cheaters ruined the game and have people leaving in droves. Well done FL, failing to police the game so real player would spend real money!
Community Manager

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Unread post Re: People Hacking Gofa by Ruediger » 28. February 2017 13:09
We do investigate all reports about players who use cheats. If we have clear proof that they do so we do ban them. However we do not ban players on mere suspicions or because they attacked all planets of a particular player. This would mean banning those who have spies in other alliances or use good scouts.

I know this situation is not perfect because there might be actually people who use illegal tools undetected. This is an issue that only occurs on iOS servers. Why? Because on the Android servers the planet list is visible for everyone - without causing any issues,m as this is fair for everyone. This is something the community did not want to happen on iOS servers.
Algae

Algae
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ios
Unread post Re: People Hacking Gofa by glo-worm » 1. March 2017 14:38
But that is the root of the issue. In Android there is no value and significant risk in players gating other players in a strong alliance. All that will result is that player being gated in return. So the strategy has evolved knowing this risk exists. On IOS only the cheating players have the ability to gate a player and suffer no consequences as the planet list is hidden. That is why FL has to take action both to ban cheating players and to render the hacking tool ineffective. Surely a simple change in the api it is accessing to obtain the planet list is not a major task?
Shrimp

Shrimp
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Unread post Re: People Hacking Gofa by F4fred » 19. March 2018 15:38
This is still a problem. One of the longstanding players on S3 was gated recently and left the game as a result. As others have said there is no defence and it is not a level playing field. As the IoS community does not want an open planet list another solution must be found. I suggest that removing the loss of a players fleet when gated would solve the problem. Planets can be retaken, but the loss of a fleet, particularly a Void carrier fleet that a player has spent much time and credits building up is a major blow. If the fleet remained intact then the bullies would actually have to work hard to try and find a players fleet. With an intact fleet a player could start taking planets back or just look for new ones.