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Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

The following has been added to the Code of Conduct:


ILLEGAL HACKING ACTIVITIES:

Any breaches of US or international cyber crime or wire fraud laws will be prosecuted. The perpetrators will be banned permanently from Hypoware games and their Sleuth subscriptions will be forfeit without any refunds. Examples of illegal hacking include (but are not limited to): attempting to hack or compromise Hypoware server security, distributing or injecting malicious software code into either the Sleuth server or client code, launching a denial of service attack against Hypoware servers, stealing or intercepting personal or financial user records, spoofing or stealing paid Sleuth subscriptions.


BOTS AND AUTOMATED GAME SCRIPTING:

It is not permitted to create or use any program that automates Sleuth game play or circumvents the Sleuth game client in order to speed in-game advancement. Practically speaking, this rule prohibits use of any third party program, script or plugin that SENDS data to Sleuth servers. First offenses will result in loss of 50\% of detective experience and commensurate loss of skill points and skills. Subsequent offenses will result in full detective resets.


URL HACKING / WEB REQUEST SPOOFING:

Modifying, duplicating or spoofing data messages generated by the Sleuth client is considered cheating. First offenses will result in loss of 20\% of detective experience and commensurate loss of skill points and skills. Second offenses will result in loss of 50\% of detective experience and commensurate loss of skill points and skills. Subsequent offenses will result in full detective resets.


ABUSING KNOWN AND PUBLISHED EXPLOITS

If a game administrator announces and describes a particular activity or strategy to be an exploit of the game on the Message Boards, any further use of that tactic (after the announcement) will result in a full detective reset.


HELPER APS / CASE STATUS TRACKERS / CRIME SCENE SEARCHING AIDS

It is permissible to use programs, scripts or plugins that passively READ data sent from the Sleuth server

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Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

Thank you Ben, everyone will love you for these changes made. ^_^

yay! To NO MORE BOTS!

Isaac Mendez
Isaac Mendez

bye bye bot

ekab
ekab

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Mz. careBoo
Mz. careBoo

hahahahahahahhahahah

Azar
Azar

Bilbot's clone ? :)

J Bauer
J Bauer

Is anyone else having trouble logging in to noir? I haven't been Is anyone else having trouble accessing noir?able to do much of anything in noir all day. .
the page , no mail acess nor can I access any link at city hall.



HE

mordicia
mordicia

ok i do not get it

Isaac Mendez
Isaac Mendez

'quote': few retroactive punishments applied to flagrant cheaters.
I will be announcing those in the next few days.

has anyone seen any action concerning this issue?
i don't .....yet...

Dr Wátson
Dr Wátson

I think the problem has been solved Isaac, neither of the 2 bot accounts have logged in for almost a week. Cind has found a new game to play elsewhere and plugging the exploit on the server has stopped the hack anyway.

Cinderella
Cinderella

@Dr.. Watson, you are correct. The bots have stopped and I have quit playing and found another game to play. The reason that I had to find another game to play is because there was so much cheating going on. The bots were the least of my worries, as we all know that bilbot used the bots. The boosting and vagrant cheating was what made me determine to leave.

I guess in a way, everything is good for everyone but me as I have several accounts still subscribed and am not playing due to what has taken place.

I was very upset that bilbot had the finger pointed at him when we know who the cheaters are. At least he admitted what he was doing when he didn't have to.

That being said. I miss some of my friends here, but I don't miss all the cheating and the direct name calling.

The game that I am playing does not allow any of that and if it happens the person is banned so I am very happy where I am at now.

I feel that the testers did not do a very good job as all the problems that were experienced. It was already stated that they were newbie boosting then, so why did they not tell Ben so that he could fix the game.

The cheaters know who they are. They are the first ones to jump on a thread and say, Oh, thank you Ben. LOL

My thoughts only.

To my friends in Partners In Crime. I miss you all very much. To bilbot, I miss you too. You are such an intelligent person. You mad the game fun with your challenges.

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