6 January, 2008
This week’s challenge is going to be short: describe a way to cheat in an online game.
Some more thoughts after the break.
If you want a specific focus, look for a way to circumvent RuneScape‘s new system. I’ve come up with another idea after listing one way to circumvent it. Let’s see your devious creativity!
Most of the best cheats happen when the developer trusts the client too much. The classic Meridian 59 example is when the “hold” spell used to only stop client-side input. It didn’t take long for players to block that incoming packet and be immune to hold.
So, what’s your idea?