Cheaters in online games are seemingly everywhere these days, ruining what should otherwise be good clean fun for countless gamers everywhere. To that end, the developers of Guild Wars 2 have recently made very clear what they think of cheaters in their popular MMORPG.
A player known by the username J T Darkside was accused by many of being a cheater, using third party software to teleport himself inside enemy structures, allowing him to capture them without having to fight through any defenses. He had also gifted himself extraordinary levels of speed and power, ensuring that no player could best him in combat.
His antics were caught on camera by at least one members of the Guild Wars 2 community:
With this evidence, developer ArenaNet took control of J T Darkside’s character, stripped him naked, and had him commit suicide in spectacular fashion. This was followed up by prompt deletion of both his characters and a permanent banning.
“Sometimes good video evidence is enough for me to track down who it was. In this case, the video was enough for me to find out who it was and take action,” said ArenaNet’s game security lead Chris Cleary.