Im all for ridding the games of them cheatn bastards as well....but not at the risk of further damaging the games. I still havent heard a single good reason why "tweaking" the skull heal actually helps in this effort. I understand that players can use bots/script to heal with it...but they do the same thing with the other heal button as well.....so why one is worse than the other i have no idea....we cant exactly get rid of the option to heal....lol.
There are many tells that someone is using a bot/script that Kano should easily be able to identify especially if they are zeroing in on them. I knew a guy that was once one of the most prolific players in these games and forums...we were actually clan for a long time until he admitted to me and others what he was doing. They have since left the games but I definitely picked his brain for as much as I could. Im not going to go into all the tells as I certainly dont want to help anybody cheat but i will cite a couple that have already been mentioned on numerous occasions . A bot heals with a regular beat/cadence that cant be duplicated by a human over an extended period of time. Players running script also dont tend to do their adventures every level either. This guy was using bots.script effectively both for attacking and healing way before the skull heal came to be. Its also important to note that he was often reported yet still went years getting away with it
In the end....no matter what Kano does there will always be somebody that finds a way around it. Thats not to say they shouldnt bother trying to stop it....but they need to keep the games player friendly. Personally.....I think this latest "tweak" takes away way to much and doesnt do anything that cant already be done. What I think needs to be done is what Ive been saying for a long time now and thats to add to the support dept. ....because in the end its us players that see whats really happening out there and report them.. Granted .a lot of reports are false but thats just another good reason to add to support. Melonie does a fantastic job but I cant imagine all the crap she must deal with on a daily basis. Support should be available 24/7 and there should be a designated person whos sole job is tracking down the cheats and abusers.. so automated deterrents, limits , restrictions and "tweaks" dont screw with the fluency of the games.
Last edited: Aug 13, 2013