- Category: Developer Forum Posts
- Created: Monday, March 20th, 2017
- Published: Monday, March 20th, 2017
- Written by EricMusco
Eric, if you don't mind giving a clarification I'd like to know what official policy is at the moment.
The EULA and TOS got changed from a SWTOR specific set to the generic EA EULA and TOS.
I like very much that they are now much shorter, and much more comprehensible. Whoever wrote them could probably be nominated for a brevity and clarity award of some sort when you compare to most software terms and license documents.
However, with the changes, it's no longer as clear that things like deliberate suicides, or running multiple clients so that you can park a ship in one place and farm yourself with another character is actually against the rules. Especially if you take the trouble to have multiple computers running and do the dummy-target characters' movements by hand rather than with some sort of macro (or use hardware where a single wireless keyboard is giving input to multiple computers, which technically isn't any use of forbidden software).
Is that sort of thing still considered an actionable exploit?
Just wondering because if I were arguing this in front of an arbitrator with the current EULA and TOS I think it'd be easier to argue the, "this is allowed on a technicality even if the player is clearly being an antisocial jerk," position than it would be to argue for, "actionable exploit."
Not that I have much problem with things like multiboxing for things like open world PvE (it tends to sort of weaken the multiboxer compared to doing something with an equivalent number of similarly competent players, so for those purposes there's already a built in penalty of sorts), but it's really unpleasant in PvP(including GSF) when you find that half your team is working to lose, and in a way that doesn't even really benefit their farming character's team. It's a lose-lose situation for everyone except the person farming themselves.
Sorry, that got longer than I wanted, but clarification would be great.
They are not protecting them. File a ticket, and send the video to Musco as well and they will look at it. They have a general "no naming & shaming" rule on the forums, and for good reason to be honest, as 90% of the time when someone complains about cheating, it is simply because the person complaining doesn't understand the game as well as they should.
What's this patch for? Not patch notes (I assume those are coming Monday) but just generally speaking?
I believe you got the timezones wrong. Next week, US is already on DST, so it's PDT, not PST, and the offset from PDT to GMT will be 7 hours, not 8. Europe won't switch to DST for another two weeks, but that shouldn't matter because GMT is independent of DST.
These should be the correct times: