This is a discussion on Trophy Hackers within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; Why are people like this allowed on the site:
Trophy_Dreamz's PS3 Trophy Profile - PS3Trophies...
As long as they're not keeping you from earning trophies, then you shouldn't care about what they do. Just worry about your trophies and everything will be okay. Let the hackers do what they want, and they'll have whatever consequences they'll have hit them.
it doesnt bother me because all my trophies are legit... and I never plat easy kid games like Toy Story to get trophies..... the only thing that DOES bother me... is my trophy rank is lower than it should be because of assholes who cheat trophies... higher ranks aren't possible without cheating which is stupid
Just one of the reasons I haven't ploughed any money into this site in years...
I was going to run a comp with a substantial prize pool earlier this year to help with a membership drive, but decided with the amount of cheaters on the Leaderboards here, it'd be too easy to rig my contest and there's nothing I could do about it based on this site's limitations. I'd have to use competing websites to filter out the cheats, so what's the point in dropping my dime to support this site when the Admins aren't doing anything to improve it?
Sister site?...fuck that, it's a lame excuse to use a site that I don't care about instead of solving the problem for our community. It's not that hard to implement clean Leaderboards using timestamp checks (eg time difference between 1st trophy and Platinum trophy), but there seems to be no motivation to do it and the buck is passed up the chain to Sony. Until that time, I'll keep my money.
Last edited by ant1th3s1s; 07-06-2013 at 07:45 AM.
I'm not having a go at you Helyx, you know I wouldn't do that. I just don't see a reason to visit a third-party site when a simple, working solution to the problem isn't hard to implement. We know it's possible, one look in Sly's direction tells us it's very possible and it's a cornerstone of that community's outstanding reputation, along with ongoing and regular site improvements, which are both community and management-driven.
What bothers me about this debate is the inconsistent approach at the management level. Thou shalt not discuss trophy hacking, game sharing, save gave sharing, Xploder, Game Genie or CFW, but we don't give a shit about these fuckers polluting the Leaderboards.
If you're going to take the moral high-ground, be consistent. Either do everything you can to support a clean, healthy community, or open the floodgates and become NGU or PS3Hax.
Anyway...that's the only major gripe I have with this place. I love it or I wouldn't have been here for so long. Hopefully the opinions of guys like myself, Helyx and Lee hold some weight with management and it's up to us to exert that influence to make positive change happen.