Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by dryerlint, Apr 29, 2016.
I'm not sure what LMAOBox is or what changed, but the bottom line seems to be that some assholes got screwed over, which I'm always willing to count as a win
It was a cheating/aimbot program, and the paid version was apparently "undetectable", so people could more or less shut down entire servers with no risk of being VAC banned. Well, that changed today. A ton of LMAOBox users got banned at once, and the main dev pretty much abandoned the project, so it looks like it's finished!
I really hope my whining in chat got somewhere.
Says something about the state of Highlander though, every single winning team from every single division had their Snipers banned. A team that my team lost a match against had THREE cheaters on their team, including the sniper of course. If anyone has a link to the UGC banlist they're part of Legion.
Tbqh I can't express how happy I am, this has revived my faith in this game. We can finally play Payload servers in peace without the fear of aimbotting idiots.
Good fucking job Valve, GG, WP.
Now were ready to party. Anybody bring any mead?
So about 500 users with the premium version got banned, including some very high level UGC players. Here is a list of all the UGC players banned.
Unfortunately, this won't do much against the free version of the hack, and since any F2P can make accounts for as long as they like, they'll keep doing so until VAC bans based on IP address or hardware ID instead of just accounts.
Got one in this post.
Valve probably doesn't want to do them on IP addresses as some may have a computer with multiple Steam accounts used on it. I did hear from somewhere that all accounts linked to the same phone number when one of the accounts is VAC-banned leads to all linked accounts getting banned as well.
Not only 500, 500 competitive players were banned. Going off of the Steamstatus chart, it's closer to 6000 players.
I never thought that there is a Premium LMAOBOX thingy that is undetectable by VAC.
Well then. Now I can freely play any lobby without worrying about any suspicious scrub that gets in my way.
Awww man, that's karma.
Got a source for that? Like a list or something?
There was a notable dip in population if you look at concurrent players around the time of the ban, according the steam stats chart, so I wouldn't be surprised if that was the case.
*sigh* found this on the internet:
They'll probably just get banned again on the next VAC wave. Yeah, they'll keep making alt accounts, but at least they won't be able to trade and get cosmetics
Why not make it so every single account requires its own unique phone number in order to play games online? Then griefers would have to resort to buying a burner phone for every single account they set up, which ought to weed out the vast majority.
Some kids probably play using their parent's phone or something, so siblings would have trouble with it
It's an M rated game; kids too young to own their own cell phones shouldn't be playing anyway.
Ah, I thought you were talking about all of Steam, instead of just TF2. Yeah, the system makes sense for specific games I suppose. Although I have heard from several TF2 players (probably grown ones, not kids) that they don't own smartphones, so the Steam Guard system really screwed them over.
Rest in peace big traders who used lmaobox.
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