To find mods and 3rd party aps this would require SuperCell to also sift through our personal private data contained on a device to find the needle in the hay stack.
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Don't get me wrong I want che@ters to get banned, but if cheats rely upon 3rd party applications, then this would require SuperCell to monitor a player's device to detect them... effectively this means that SuperCell is potentially monitoring everything stored on a device.
This is data which we have not authorised them to collect or sift through. There are many other real life examples of competitor game platforms being hacked.
On a separate note...
I would not be surprised if SuperCell does end up making mistakes (whether it relates to switching accounts or some other error on SuperCell's behalf). The big problem is that if players are being banned for allegedly cheating when it boils down to SuperCell making a mistake, its going to be a big hassle to actually prove you were not cheating... for starters anybody who has ever tried contacting their in game help support would realise that it can take days for them to respond. However if you have been banned from the game, then it is unlikely you will be able to access this to tell them that they have made a mistake. Even if you do eventually get through to them, it raises the question of how do you actually prove you were not che@ting?
For those players who are accused of che@ting what is the process for them to object to this? Who do they contact? And how long do they have to wait before they can expect a response? Straight away? Or days?
For example if this forum poster is telling the truth, his device isn't even running mods related to the game...
Can SuperCell at least have the decency to publish a list of which 3rd party aps will result in a ban? And does this include rooted devices which have had their operating systems legitimately replaced by another modified operating system, which has absolutely nothing to do with the game?
Also, what happens if a player that gets temporarily or permanently banned is a Task Force leader? A leader can't be booted. Will leadership be assigned to someone else? Will the loyal members of the Task Force be notified that this has occurred, or will they be expected to hang around for days, or even weeks before they eventually leave the Task Force out of total frustration?
Also if a player is banned (who is not a leader) will SuperCell inform the Task Force, or will they punish the rest of the Task Force by leaving inactive accounts in the group? It can take days or weeks before the rest of the group even suspects a player has been banned. Are they meant to wait for 2 weeks to find out if the ban has been temporary or permanent?