What punishment would you find fitting for those that seek enjoyment through the misery of others? Well, a death sentence may appear a little severe at first glance but that didn’t stop Guild Wars 2 developers ArenaNet from making a shining example of a player found to be cheating the system in the award-winning MMO. Guild Wars 2 user DarkSide had been accused of using several hacked accounts that provided many an unfair advantage such as the ability to teleport throughout the world of Guild Wars 2, and deal devastating damage to players without fear of consequence.
The saying proved true today as yet another cheater did not prosper with ArenaNet finding it fitting to see DarkSide’s next login attempt greeted by a forced suicide and stripped account. One of the staff involved posted a video to YouTube after taking control of the account, stripping it clean of clothing and leaping to sure doom. Then the developers logged out and deleted the account for good measure.
“We don’t need to see it in-game. Sometimes good video evidence is enough for me to track down who it was. In this case, the video was enough for me to find out who it was and take action.”
Chris Cleary, a Game Security Lead at ArenaNet