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If you came across a player that you were 99.9% sure was cheating what would you do?

Report them to Supercell
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Offline Yallik

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #15 on: Jan 22, 2019, 03:21 PM »
From SC's angle, very easy to investigate that.

Offline Ddixon0420

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #16 on: Jan 22, 2019, 03:33 PM »
I can only echo what Orr said; I play for fun.
  At 1300 vp, I'm not a Lb contender.
  It is disheartening to have only 1 left on map, burn thru boost from op trying to attack, keep trying thru the day, finally get in only to have a connection loss lol!!!
  Never understood how anyone could get an ego boost, or any kind of satisfaction from cheating, but it takes all kinds I guess.
  Doesn't stop me from enjoying the game.

Offline Whirlwind

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #17 on: Jan 22, 2019, 03:49 PM »
I could write a book about vp pushing & cheating. It’s so prolific in the global top 10, I don’t think any of them do it on their own any more. My last personal goal in this game is to hit 2000vp with my alt account, hopefully about a year from now. Then I’m done with the game.

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #18 on: Jan 28, 2019, 01:05 PM »
I have been tracking this player since I ran into him and this is his daily vp (checked when I wake/remember)

Not noted, 1376,1416,1435, 1462, 1480, 1497, 1521

The first one I didn’t note but it would have been low to mid 1300s.
Is this a realistic and fair pattern of daily vp increase?

Edit irrespective of the daily vp increase, my experience trying to get the opportunity to attack this player still strikes me as off.
« Last Edit: Jan 28, 2019, 01:15 PM by Artist formerly known as Crows Nest »

Offline JBlon

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #19 on: Jan 29, 2019, 12:13 AM »
That's 7 consecutive days? I don't see how that's possible.

Offline fritzelly

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #20 on: Jan 29, 2019, 07:57 AM »
That's not possible unless you are not losing VP

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #21 on: Jan 31, 2019, 06:14 PM »
I reported this player to supercell, it seems by the survey that others would do that too. I can’t say if the player was cheating, maybe supercell looked at the player and said all is good since no action was taken against him as shown by his continued meteoric rise in vp (now at 1567 over 200vp in about 9 days)

This is my conversation regarding it with supercell, I have removed identifying details.

This player has been online for 14 hours Xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Hello there Crows Nest,

This is xxxxx by your side, hope you are doing great. 🤗

Well, as you told me , you found someone being online for 14h?

We have the personal break which kicks after a 4 hours and the player goes offline so you can attack them, once he is offline, he can log back after a while again.

If you are checking this guy from time to time, it is possible to be checking him when he is online. It is impossible for a player to be 14 hours online since after 4 hours the personal break kicks in. So, I think that this guy is taking breaks in the meanwhile.

If though you have prof that he is indeed for 14 hours online, I am more than happy to investigate anything that has to do with it as we want you to have a fair and respectful gaming environment.

It was great writing to you and helping out! If there is anything else you want to ask, feel free to write back any time.

Have a great day ahead,

Hi Xxxxxxxx, thanks for your response 👍 no I have no proof (can’t record a video that long) but I am one of those people who check the game every 20 minutes or so for new spawns and this player was constantly online for 18 hours before I went to sleep. I even spammed attack for 20 minutes a few times with more than 4 hours between. This player is still online although I can now find another opponent.
This is likely someone who is getting constantly attacked by say medics as part of a tos breaking agreement and will be heading for the global leaderboard very soon as no one can legitimately attack him with proper troops.
I suggest you just look at this players metrics as this is cheating.
Thank you
Hey there Crows Nest!

This is Xxxxxxxx. Thanks for writing back!

So, I went ahead and read the communication you had with us. As xxxxxx stated, there are 4 hours of online protected time. When that time pass, though, we're vulnerable to receive attacks. The only case, though, where we can still stay protected, is during the time we are in our base. As long as we're in our Home base and not anywhere else in the Archipelago, we can stay in the game.

If the 4 hours pass, and we're anywhere in the Archipelago we can get attacked and kicked off. While when we're attacking, we can still get attacked and not get kicked off during the attack. Though, we will see our base raided after we end the attack.

Hope I cleared things out. If anything else comes up, you're more than welcome to reply right back to me!

Have a great day ahead and rip off the Mega Crab claws!!! ;)
Hi xxxxxxx sorry but that is not the case, after 4 hours you can be attacked at anytime unless you are already under attack or attacking.
After 4 hours online this player can be attacked at any time unless they are attacking or being attacked.
It is highly unlikely (totally impossible) that this player can maintain their online status for 18 hours.
This is a known ploy by cartels for the leaderboard number 1 position. They pay other players to attack them with medics constantly and in rotation. They get paid to do this.
I suggest you take a closer look at this player.

Welcome back!

As you correctly say after 4 hours of protected gameplay, you can be attacked at anytime unless you're already under attack. An extra thing that applies, here, is when you're at your home base, too. Being anywhere else than there, can result in getting attacked. While, if we're attacking we can still receive attack, the result of which will be visible, after the end of our attack.

That being said, in that rank, the competitivity is really strong. So, even if a player stays online, he/she will eventually leave the base to do some dives, raids, or anything else! In that time, even if it's really little, the player will receive an attack.

In any case, rest assured that good sportsmanship is a hallmark of Supercell games. We monitor everything in and out of the game and thanks to your report, we keep more eyes out and proceed to further actions, if needed!

Should you have any other question, you know the drill!! ;)

Sincerely yours,

« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2019, 06:17 PM by Artist formerly known as Crows Nest »

Offline Chaucer

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #22 on: Jan 31, 2019, 06:23 PM »
It seems the oh so friendly customer support could save a lot of time with a simple "shut up, we dont care."
 :-\ Strange that all the support messages focus only on the mechanics of the 4-hour window and completely ignore the rest of your message. Perhaps they are in on the conspiracy? :o
Out of curiousity, is the aformentioned player happen to have TM in the name?

« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2019, 06:26 PM by Chaucer »

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #23 on: Jan 31, 2019, 06:32 PM »
No but this could be a cool new forum guessing game 😜

It would have been better if they just say hey thanks we’ll look into it appreciate your time but we can’t say what action if required we will be taking.
Instead I got that ☝️ which was from two different representatives of supercell...
« Last Edit: Jan 31, 2019, 06:34 PM by Artist formerly known as Crows Nest »

Offline JBlon

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #24 on: Feb 01, 2019, 11:37 PM »
Every single correspondence I've had with them has had that exact same peppy, vacuous, head-in-the-sand, talking in circles around the issue tone.

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #25 on: Feb 04, 2019, 01:08 PM »
Vp update

Not noted, 1376,1416,1435, 1462, 1480, 1497, 1521,1530, 1548, 1567, 1585, 1602, 1621, 1642

Offline fritzelly

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #26 on: Feb 04, 2019, 02:00 PM »
Gaining 20 vp per day at that vp level consistently would need 10 ice boosted if not cheating
I struggle to gain 5 vp at 1200, higher the vp the more the raids increase

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #27 on: Feb 04, 2019, 02:20 PM »
When I first encountered the player they had 7 ice none boosted(and I was positive I could beat him), now he has 7 boosted ice so it is possible that there is nothing untoward now but there was when I couldn’t attack him. Maybe that was nothing to do with him, maybe some sort of error.

I am more interested in his vp performance now. I never thought it was possible to gain so much vp so quickly before. I thought you inched up the vp leaderboard bit by bit so this is very interesting to me and I am sure interests others.

His rise has certainly been quicker than I ever thought was possible and I am strangely looking forward to how far it will continue.

Edit yes I would be overjoyed at getting 20vp a week let alone per day but I don’t use ice or protos. I was always under the impression that you got raided a lot more the higher your vp. The players raiding you would still beat you eventually, maybe someone who has reached those heady heights could enlighten us with the reality rather than our assumptions.
« Last Edit: Feb 04, 2019, 03:05 PM by Artist formerly known as Crows Nest »

Offline Chaucer

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #28 on: Feb 04, 2019, 05:04 PM »
Second guess, does the account in question have square characters under the name?

Re: Cheating?
« Reply #29 on: Feb 04, 2019, 05:06 PM »
Nope 🙂