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Game News posted by Pie
Sunday, November 14th 2021
We'd like to address an issue that took place on Friday.

For those who are unaware, the Radiation Cannon was used wholly on the Cannon-controlling gang's land on one of the three islands in the Wasteland. The Phase Disruptor was also used at the same time, thus avoiding any potential enemy gang member taking advantage of the self-inflicted Cannon damage. The player who used the Cannon then sat and regained the territorial control on these squares. This allowed the uninterrupted gain of Warfare Points while the control of the territory was regained.

The use of the objectives in this way falls into a potential grey area of the rules. The entire volunteer team has discussed this issue, and have concluded that this usage falls under Warfare Point farming i.e. cheating. We'd like to remind everyone that using game mechanics to engineer a situation in which you can gain an unfair advantage amounts to cheating, which is forbidden by the "Game Bugs and Cheats" section of the HCS Terms of Use. If a way to gain Warfare Points (or any other in-game currency or resource) seems too good to be true, it's probably cheating.

We want to take this opportunity to remind you all of the rules, and to ask you to think twice before engaging in any questionable behavior that could put you in breach of the Terms of Use. While we can't list each and every situation that would count as cheating, we hope this post clears up any potential confusion that may exist as to the sort of actions which would fall under that umbrella.

Any further questions you might have can be directed to the Voluntary Helpers.
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"I told you DF cheats!!"
"Have the points gained by the offending player been removed?"
"Lol "
"Raise your hand if you're shocked... Princess asks a very good question though "
"Surprised this is so delayed. Didn't this take place months ago by BOD/TC? "
"Lololol how are these individuals not jailed? ToS breaches are pretty serious and shouldn't just be slaps on the wrist."
"Lololol how are these individuals not jailed? ToS breaches are pretty serious and shouldn't just be slaps on the wrist."
"Lololol how are these individuals not jailed? ToS breaches are pretty serious and shouldn't just be slaps on the wrist."
"This is a sign that we need more WL objectives, and to adjust old ones."
"This seems really stupid and petty. This seems to me how the game is meant to work and someone is just upset about who did it."
"I appreciate the stance here. New maps create new opportunities for things like this, I'm glad punishments aren't just doled out. Now we all know better."
"I think this is the natural progression from staff not acting on previous "grey area" situations of farming. People will want to test the limits. Glad we have a clear limit now to refer back to. "
"It's cheating if it's repeated now that it's been called cheating. It was just being very clever and sneaky at the time, in my opinion. "
"I am the player whom Pie is speaking of....another bug found. your welcome. "
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