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"Cheating in First-Person Shooters"
« on: June 04, 2008, 07:15:58 am »

TKC Creed
While the 187ci manifesto seems determined to heckle the rule-abiding FPS community, the TeamKill & Cheat Community (TKC) offers a framework with which to understand the 187ci perspective. In the TKC manifesto, included within the scope of their efforts, are Teamkilling (purposely attacking teammates), spamming, harassment, exploiting bugs and clowning around. TKC respond to accusations of destroying gameplay by asking a simple, but valid question about the nature of online games:
We are revitalizing the game, not atomizing it. Would changing the shape or texture of an object necessarily spoil it? We do not believe so.

What it means to online games
The TeamKill & Cheat Community raises a number of valid questions in their manifesto. While my focus on researching these communities was to find out about specifically about hacks, I?ve found that plain-old vanilla installs of game software can be manipulated to similar ends. That is, changing the rules of the game. Wright, Boria and Breidenbach point out that altering of game rules can occur without modification of source code. An example they discuss is how players of Counter-Strike complain about excessive ?camping?, (or sitting in one place, waiting for someone to walk into crosshairs) or ?AWPing? (use of the excessively powered long-range rifle. The TKC manifesto defines a gaming ethic that extends beyond the FPS genre. While the stakes are decidedly lower than in $1,000 buy-in poker table cheaters, the proliferation of game-altering behavior in the FPS genre illustrates just how antithetical game rules are to personal computers.

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Re: "Cheating in First-Person Shooters"
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008, 07:53:07 am »
"Need a lil help with that weapon?"

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