@Arwoo - I won't speak for everyone but I get it. The henesys advertisers, the botting accounts are all on different igns. Chances are bots are being properly banned. The issue is that you remove one and it spawns another or two or ten.
Kms requires a proper SSN to play the game to limit the account creation.
I really don't know what you can do in gms. First of all there's regions that don't even have SSN. Not to mention, given nexonna's track record, I highly doubtful anyone would give out their SSN to Nexon. Perhaps a phone number authentication that can't be a VoIP number? As of right now, you just need a valid email and you can make as many accounts as you want.
Continuing on the topic of hackers though, my biggest concern is when you guys do release the black mage. The content contains alliance shops which have some pretty nifty stuff. However this only lasts until the black mage is defeated. If hard will was beaten within 24 hours (I'm making a huge assumption it was illigitimate, sorry if it was legit) in gms, I'm making a safe assumption that over 50% of the content that comes with the black mage release won't even be usable due to the fact that once hackers find the bypasses and proper values they need, bm will be dead. Unless nexonNA either has new plans for anticheat, the hackers ignore bm completely, you're planning on keeping the alliance shop open forever/future coin shops, I forsee black mage being a hyped up disappointment that won't last more than 4 hours. I really do hope that you guys do understand how the content for black mage operates and plan accordingly.
ssn won't work because gms is used in quite a few counties. But I do feel like perhaps something like captcha that forces people to use it might be a solution. It would probably anger people who afk to earn guild points (which admittedly I do myself), it could be a possible measure. Hard for hackers to run programs if they can't solve captchas and are DC'd constantly.
Or at least run a captcha in order to log in, a different kind each time so hackers can't just try and beat whatever system there is. Something, anything.
Neospector wrote: »You're not allowed to benefit from hackers because you're expected, as a legitimate player, to play legitimately. After all, "benefiting" from hackers is about the difference between hacking yourself and standing in front of one and stealing their kills, I.E. not that great. Frankly the only excuses people can give about this is something about how players use botted mesos all the time, which I find to be such a cop out personally, but me thinking that doesn't stop people from saying it.
Moreover, although it sounds like an excuse, Wild Boars is not the "only" level 50 map, try Riena Strait. There are other maps you can go to, and popularity is hardly relevant at low levels to begin with.