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Sony catching onto cheaters of the 'Bid For Greatness'

This is a discussion on Sony catching onto cheaters of the 'Bid For Greatness' within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; Originally Posted by www.nextgenupdate.com SONY's bid for greatness is a site for PSN users to auction on rare PS collectibles ...

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    Sony catching onto cheaters of the 'Bid For Greatness'

    Quote Originally Posted by www.nextgenupdate.com
    SONY's bid for greatness is a site for PSN users to auction on rare PS collectibles using their gold trophies they have earned. The first auction they set off today was Killzone Shadow Fall ‘Black Hand Outfit’ which was won with the bid amount of 1,050 by the user redsoxfan95, Sony is now thinking that the users trophies aren't legitimate.@*********** was the first to think that the user was "using illegitimate methods to obtain trophies." PlayStationLifeStyle reported the winner of having a trophy count increase from 6,500 to 14,000 in one day. A known trophy hunter that goes by GraveRobberX, he pointed out that there are multiple ways of exploiting trophies. When you do trophy hacks the timestamp will show the amount of trophies you earned in a short period of time, hinting that the trophies were obtained illegitimately.
    This isn't the first time achievment cheating has come, when Steam had their Winter Sale in 2011, which introduced their meta-game that rewarded members with a chance to win a free game, discounts, or a lump of coal. So people decided to just cheat and recieve the free items that Steam was offering.
    No one yet has heard of SONY taking any action about todays incident.
    But they are looking into the problem says Morgan Haro, Community Manager of PlayStation Digital Platforms

    Read more atPeople cheating on Sony’s ‘Bid for Greatness’?
    I personally am amazed that Sony didn't think about this before putting up the auction. They should have atleast checked a cheater list on PSN Profiles or something and stopped the US accounts that where on that list from bidding. I am assuming the guy that gotten 8,000 trophies in 1 day was denied his item

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    They should if really realised this at first, before the auction went live? It would be pretty shit if all the items went to trophy hackers.

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    "@***********" is a really great user!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan View Post
    "@***********" is a really great user!
    Ahaha, it's '@ PSN Profiles' Don't know why PSN Profiles is blackmarked, I guess because it's sort of a rival trophy site.

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    Lol. I figured he was going to place a bid on it since like everyone was tell him to the other night haha. Probably gonna ask him how many messages he's receiving on PS3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RathHavoc View Post
    Lol. I figured he was going to place a bid on it since like everyone was tell him to the other night haha. Probably gonna ask him how many messages he's receiving on PS3.
    Apparently he's been banned XD He's taking the complete piss out of the media XD He's going on about how he did it all legit, he's just too good at gaming and how he platinumed Knight of the white chronicles in minutes XD

    Also, he got the Black Ops II platinum trophy before unlocked all of the other trophies in BLOPS and he claimed he was just "too good" XD

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    Hopefully they start doing something about hackers...


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    Cheaters in a contest? A gaming contest no less? big surprise? No.

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    Bout damn time but they definitely should have thought of this sooner :/






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    Quote Originally Posted by daftprophet View Post
    Bout damn time but they definitely should have thought of this sooner :/
    If Sony would have asked any of us real trophy hunters this would have never happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliuspleezer View Post
    If Sony would have asked any of us real trophy hunters this would have never happened
    True story. I posted it on their facebook, but it's not like they cared what one trophy hunter says...






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    Quote Originally Posted by mont266 View Post
    Apparently he's been banned XD He's taking the complete piss out of the media XD He's going on about how he did it all legit, he's just too good at gaming and how he platinumed Knight of the white chronicles in minutes XD

    Also, he got the Black Ops II platinum trophy before unlocked all of the other trophies in BLOPS and he claimed he was just "too good" XD

    please tell me you have links of him bitching at the media

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koimia View Post
    please tell me you have links of him bitching at the media
    Yes...I would love to see this.






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    Meh, it is kinda sad it took an auction to get Sony to start looking into cheaters. Oh well, better than nothing... right?


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    People who run this site don't stop cheaters
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    Now if you look at the Bid For Greatness site, the winners aren't listed anymore. It just says "pending" lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by juliuspleezer View Post
    Now if you look at the Bid For Greatness site, the winners aren't listed anymore. It just says "pending" lol
    Well at least they're possibly doing something about it. They might be just saying that so the winners even if they're hackers don't get announced and Sony doesn't have to deal with any of this.
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    Wondering where all the posts are when people say to not worry about hackers, only worry about your own trophies. I guess that doesn't really apply here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Koimia View Post
    please tell me you have links of him bitching at the media
    When the other site is back up I'll link you to a thread where he kept claiming he was completely legit. It is locked now and the user is banned but it is still a funny read.



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    Official winner for day 1 is robg691. Is this guy truly legit? He has quite a steep trophy progression.

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