Hackers in DUST

#1TheBlackRequiemPosted 12/19/2012 10:31:09 AM
Me and one of my friends encountered a hacker the other day.
We have them this early? The full game isn't even out yet... -_-

Here's what happened:
Me and my squad leader joined a game of Ambush. (Not sure which map. I've only been playing about a week or two)
At first it was just us against this other guy, but then the hacker named "Xubber II" joined. His armor/shield was ridiculously strong, and could take you out with his assault rifle in half a second.
At one point, I had shot Xubber II three times in a row with the regular sniper rifle, yet he still had about 20% of his shield. He came out of cover and killed me with his assault rifle before I could react. I remember his assault rifle was called the 'code' something...
I first assumed he had just bought some of the high-priced AUR items. But why would the devs make it so that you pay-to-win? It should be/is a great advantage, but it shouldn't cause you to win every single time.
It also seemed that Xubber II knew our exact locations all the time. We were never able to get the advantage of surprise, while he was showing up under two minutes after we spawned, killing us with his hacked weaponry.
My friend also reported that he heard a "clicking" sound that got louder and louder until he turned around, saw Xubber, and was killed.

Any ideas on what to do next time we encounter a hacker? If not, I'm just leaving next time I see one...
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#2darthsniderPosted 12/21/2012 9:32:44 AM
Wow.
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#3antoinejonesPosted 12/21/2012 10:04:27 PM
darthsnider posted...
Wow.


is that a "this game already has hackers" wow or a "the tc clearly doeant understand the game mechanics" wow?
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#4darthsniderPosted 12/22/2012 5:08:34 AM
The latter.

The guy just kicked TC's ass.
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#5GameOpsDirectorPosted 12/22/2012 9:40:50 PM
>.> i thought everyone knew to rush for the shield/armor/cpu/pg upgrades asap and work on getting your gun skills up. With most of those maxed, my militia gear actually is a viable fallback when i'm getting my arse handed to me.

Running around in militia gear getting a 1:1 kdr thanks to those upgrades. I do a little better when using non-standard equipment, however.
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#6TheBlackRequiem(Topic Creator)Posted 12/23/2012 9:07:09 PM
darthsnider posted...
The latter.

The guy just kicked TC's ass.


Lol. Do you think I'm making this up? I know when I'm getting my ass kicked and when someone has hacked weapons. If I had any doubt that the guy was actually hacking, I wouldn't rant about it here.

I know what I'm talking about when I say, 'weapons can't be that game-breakingly powerful.' Of course, I realize that you pay to get better weapons, but none should have been half as powerful as the one that guy was using.

The 'Exile' Assault Rifle seems to be most popular now, but you can still kill them with milita gear easily with the right strategy. If there was a legitimate way to get the weapon Xubber had, ALOT more people would be using it.

If I was just getting my ass kicked, I'd be over it now and not be talking about it here. Maybe you should stop mindlessly replying and read my argument before coming to conclusions.
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#7darthsniderPosted 12/24/2012 9:34:42 AM(edited)
If I recall correctly, the codewish rifle is an Aurum prototype gun..you know, the kind that can drop people super quickly?

And you aren't even considering damage/shield augmentations, skill bonuses, if he was on a shield rep nanohive, or the standard stuff like lag issues and whatnot. Also, headshots add a 150% bonus to the gun's base damage per bullet.

It is VERY possible for a higher geared player to run through you in a matter of seconds while you don't do much to him. Automatically calling someone a hacker without knowing their loadout/how good they are is simply ignorant.

And really..the Exile is only popular because it's a BPO gun. It's not strong. lol

So again, unless you can prove they're hacking (which consider, if one person hacks, they aren't the only one..and you're the only person..ever..suggesting there's a hacker in Dust), I'm going to assume you just got your ass handed to you by a better skilled/equipped player, because more likely than not, that's exactly what happened.
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#8antoinejonesPosted 12/24/2012 10:28:48 AM
darthsnider posted...
If I recall correctly, the codewish rifle is an Aurum prototype gun..you know, the kind that can drop people super quickly?

And you aren't even considering damage/shield augmentations, skill bonuses, if he was on a shield rep nanohive, or the standard stuff like lag issues and whatnot. Also, headshots add a 150% bonus to the gun's base damage per bullet.

It is VERY possible for a higher geared player to run through you in a matter of seconds while you don't do much to him. Automatically calling someone a hacker without knowing their loadout/how good they are is simply ignorant.

And really..the Exile is only popular because it's a BPO gun. It's not strong. lol

So again, unless you can prove they're hacking (which consider, if one person hacks, they aren't the only one..and you're the only person..ever..suggesting there's a hacker in Dust), I'm going to assume you just got your ass handed to you by a better skilled/equipped player, because more likely than not, that's exactly what happened.


since you mention codewish rifle cant someone who doesnt have aurum get a codewish too? after all CCP said this wuldnt be pay to win.. so it should be very possible to get it with ISK.. it would just take longer than getting it with aurum
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#9darthsniderPosted 12/24/2012 6:58:59 PM
That's not the point.

The point is, the guy had a higher level gun, and TC is claiming that you can't kill someone that quickly with it..when you totally can.
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#10BeefBonesPosted 12/24/2012 11:41:08 PM
Basically if TC actually went into the Market and looked at the Ars he could have just saved himself the time and energy and not posted about how he wrongly believes somebody is hacking.

If somebody was seriously hacking, why would they allow themselves to take any damage at all?

TCs argument is made even more absurd by saying he was trying to fight him with a sniper rifle since the only way to actually consistently hit is by staying completely still and being way too close for it to do any good.