2 years ago#31
Yeah. It's an un-winnable fight. If Youtube is good for one thing it's exposing these people.
Imagine how much we probably got lagged out back in the day and had no clue it was going on.
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2 years ago#32
It's much harder to get away with now because of theatre mode and youtube. Plus you have to be pretty dense to not know the difference between a bad connection and someone using a lag switch.
If someone wants to keep buying new consoles just so they can cheat at a meaningless video game, then there really isn't anything more that can be done to stop them. Luckily the relative number of such pathetic creatures is pretty low.
2 years ago#33
dueric posted...darkshadowmaster posted...IP ban wouldn't work either though, most ISPs don't use static IPs so they eventually change. Because of that all that would happen is eventually the IPs would switch and whoever inherited his old IP would then be banned from XBL while the offender gets a new IP address.
You are both kind of right, as far as i know.
While technically dynamic, most people will only ever have a single IP address. I have never tried it (as i have never been IP banned before), but there are methods to pull a new IP address from your provider.... tho i cant attest to if they actually work or not.
2 years ago#34
darkshadowmaster posted...dueric posted...darkshadowmaster posted...IP ban wouldn't work either though, most ISPs don't use static IPs so they eventually change. Because of that all that would happen is eventually the IPs would switch and whoever inherited his old IP would then be banned from XBL while the offender gets a new IP address.
I think with some ISPs you can just call up and request a dynamic IP but may have to pay extra. But I didn't even think about different states having different regulations with IP...that's probably a good possibility.
And it may have just been a fluke, but back when I was with AT&T, I had a dynamic IP that would switch between the same 5 IP addresses and some of them would go off and on being banned from 4chan (highschool) despite me never posting anything. Which would suggest shared IP addresses...then again maybe my aunt and uncle were posting CP or something. <.< But if some ISPs do have shared IPs, that would be some pretty hilarious trolling for people to do.
Back in the day of MUDs, the main one I played didn't have the most gifted coders (the internet was in its infancy afterall) so if someone was caught cheating, they would ban the entire ISP in a certain region...I got NetZero banned in central California. :/
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