Here is a copy of my post on another thread on the same lame subject...
IT IS A VERY LAZY way to fix a so-called stats pad issue. (I couldn't care less if some idiot wants to stat pad to get his rocks off)
Any 2 year old could work out a better way to fix their precious stats if they were really serious.
We all made suggestions last time but were ignored as we are being ignored again this time.
Here is a very simple and effective way to deal with stats padders/cheats: (This could be easily automated)
- A very simple database script that picks up anything that would be considered a riduculous stat (Any DB programmer could do this)
- Reset that game stat for that person on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd instance of that person being flagged and send a warning (1 should suffice, 3 is more than enough warnings)
- Reset that person's whole stats when picked up 4 or 5 times by the 1st script
- After 2 full stats wipes where they have been picked up and warned by the 2nd script with the abillity to reply, ban the player account.
It really isn't that hard.
making it a 4 player start was a lazy ineffective way to deal with stats padders and will NEVER fix it.
All it is doing is slowly killing the BF3 community in favour of selling a new upcomming product.
It's just like I said in another thread....
DICE are passing the honus on to server renters and effectively other players rather than address the matter and start banning these padder fools. If DICE/ EA actually did something about these padders and boosters there wouldn't be half as many people keen to do it.
2 Player starts aren't stopping the padders... They just move on to occupied servers and go boost in a corner somewhere and in doing so take up the slots of players who could be helping the team rather than themselves.
It's getting harder and harder to fill servers these days what with people leaving due to all the hackusations and DICE going mental and tweaking things that wern't even asked for etc. etc. There are now more servers than players and that is a fact. Never used to be like this but it seems everything DICE does to this game drives more and more people away.
80 - 90% of the UK CQ servers are empty most days and nights.. I know because I'm always refreshing the server list and only the night before last I was sat in my own server for over 5 hours without a single game taking place. Check my stats, I've not played a game for days because I've been trying to get people into my own server which has resulted in ZERO, count them DICE, ZERO games since renting the thing. Oh wait, tell a lie... 3 players came in while I was idle and away last night and had 1 game and were gone by the time I'd gotten back from what I was doing elsewhere. I earned a CQ ribbon..... WHoop whoop lucky me.
To the people worried about padders, why bother..? DICE doesn't. They'll happily let you pay for all the points and upgrades you want.
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I'm convinced DICE are slowly killing BF3 off so people will flock to BF4 in hopes of it being better, and they will!