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lI Zen Il
12-04-2013, 11:08 AM
Currently the top 87 "most feared pirates" all have 2,147,483,647 ships sunk. 2 billion ships sunk within a month? Obviously these players are glitching the game to get in top 100 of the leaderboards. They should be banned from the leaderboards so the honest gamers can have a chance to test their metal against each other.

apresmode
12-04-2013, 03:18 PM
Currently the top 87 "most feared pirates" all have 2,147,483,647 ships sunk. 2 billion ships sunk within a month? Obviously these players are glitching the game to get in top 100 of the leaderboards. They should be banned from the leaderboards so the honest gamers can have a chance to test their metal against each other.

It's "mettle."

NeoMorph WTH
12-04-2013, 04:20 PM
It's "mettle."

Unless they are fighting with swords that is... ;)

Syr.Jake
12-04-2013, 05:38 PM
1. Leaderboards do not impact game play
2. Those people also paid for the game, just like the rest of us
3. Leaderboards do not impact game play.

If you want to compare how you do against others, use your friends list.

As has been demonstrated repeatedly by Ubisoft, this issue will not, and most likely never will be, addressed for the simple reason that it would require dedicating manpower, money, and other resources to address an issue that has ZERO impact on gameplay.

As indicated by the variety of issues that have been raised on the forums regarding real problems that others are having, Ubisoft needs to concentrate on fixing those real issues, and not pulling dev's to deal with fluff.

lI Zen Il
12-04-2013, 08:02 PM
Yes, the leaderboards do not impact the gameplay. But its not like creating a DLC which would take tons of "manpower, money, and other resources". All it would take is a simple algorithm which detects if a gamers statistics are beyond the normal data set.

For example HalotTracker.com is a 3rd party website used for leaderboards of the xbox game Halo, the website is is not affiliated with Microsoft, Bungie, or 343 Industries and HaloTracker DOES BAN HACKERS. If a gamer "boosted" their kill/death ratio they would become leaderboard banned from the website indefinately. They could look at their statistics but become ineligible to be placed on the leaderboards, period.

If a 3rd party non-profit website can figure this out, I would hope Ubisoft would be able to. The mentality of, there are hackers, they hack games, live with it, is a cop out for a simple solution. If Ubisoft wasn't going to regulate the leaderboards they shouldn't have bothered to put them in the game and used all of that "manpower, money, and resources" to fixing bugs and glitches in the game.

TripleR309
12-04-2013, 08:09 PM
:/

MnemonicSyntax
12-04-2013, 08:12 PM
Yes, the leaderboards do not impact the gameplay. But its not like creating a DLC which would take tons of "manpower, money, and other resources". All it would take is a simple algorithm which detects if a gamers statistics are beyond the normal data set.

For example HalotTracker.com is a 3rd party website used for leaderboards of the xbox game Halo, the website is is not affiliated with Microsoft, Bungie, or 343 Industries and HaloTracker DOES BAN HACKERS. If a gamer "boosted" their kill/death ratio they would become leaderboard banned from the website indefinately. They could look at their statistics but become ineligible to be placed on the leaderboards, period.

If a 3rd party non-profit website can figure this out, I would hope Ubisoft would be able to. The mentality of, there are hackers, they hack games, live with it, is a cop out for a simple solution. If Ubisoft wasn't going to regulate the leaderboards they shouldn't have bothered to put them in the game and used all of that "manpower, money, and resources" to fixing bugs and glitches in the game.

A leaderboard algorithm isn't that difficult to put it. It sends a ping back and forth between the server and each UPlay user. It doesn't take manpower, money, and resources to create it. But it does take that much to manage it.

Here's the thing. You diss Ubisoft for having a mentality of "game hackers" (which may or may not be true, but it does take time and resources away from more important things, this is a fact) yet Microsoft, Bungie and 343 are doing the same thing and it took a third party to stand up and take action.

If that's the case, and leaderboards really mattered in AC, then a third party should do the same. Regardless of your number in the Leaderboards, take out the first 12 or so that are cheating and subtract that number from your spot and you have your actual, real spot.

Most everyone realizes there will be cheaters and if that's the case, good for them. But if you look at the real top spot, then you can see where the Leaderboard position currently actually stands.

If a guy was ruining a game, or kept cheating during actual gameplay with others, I could see that being an issue, but not this. This is just a case of simple math and logic.

Mr_Shade
12-04-2013, 10:02 PM
Hi Guys, The team are investigating.