Polyphony Digital Takes Action Against "Misbehaving" Gran Turismo Sport Players

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  1. GTPNewsWire

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  2. baldgye

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    I don’t feel that great about this.

    I’m not a cheater at all, but I feel really uneasy when people are permanently banned from playing a game, due to errors in what PD has programmed.

    Pit lane glitching was not a massive universal issue breaking Sport mode at all and people used it in the ‘offline’ events to unlock cars that are gated behind ridiculous grinding.


    Also curious that it’s only on the Japanese site...
     
  3. kilesa4568

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    Awesome news!

    Sheriff Kaz cleaning up the town.:tup:
     
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  4. CitroenCX

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    I guess a lot of **** went down on Sport mode while I'm in Japan which is about 8-9 days ago.
    PD's not messing around this time.
     
  5. danh25

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    The trolls and cheaters must be removed give her b...s

    GG PD:cheers::tup:
     
  6. VFOURMAX1

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    It has to be a result of that turn 4 corner cutting debacle!:D
     
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  7. @nndr3w

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    Would be interesting to see what PD deem as cheating. Theres the obvious like pit glitch, but what else? The title says "Misbehaving" - now that opens a whole can of worms. Lets hope its not related to SR and its current decision making. :banghead:
     
  8. GTFraker

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    Great, love it.
     
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  9. Pedinhuh

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    Perfect, maybe this means more clean races from now on with better drivers? Hopefully.
     
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    I thought everybody being banned from playing offline was designed to stop this, maybe since their was is also exploitable they can go back to having a proper offline mode with offline saves (aka a proper Gran Turismo game).
     
  11. Famine

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    We don't know what's qualified people for bans. A Google Translate of the post reads "illegality" rather than "cheating", which is a lot more sinister, but it reads like "cheating" to me (bear in mind I'm VERY rusty though).

    I doubt PD would be too concerned about people using the pit-lane glitch for credit/XP levelling - although it might be, which is why we've always recommended people don't do it - and that seems to be quite widespread, so we'd know about it by now. It could be the use of the pit-lane glitch in Sport Mode, which would annoy PD tremendously. That's a lot less widespread, but it's definitely not just a Japanese problem.
     
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    Mr. Pit Glitch is Japanese so they might have targeted him. When he shows up, other players try to glitch to beat him or wait for him to knock him off the circuit. I stopped playing for a while because of him. Here’s an example of his blatant cheating in a A/S S/S lobby.



    No it’s not a problem only in Japan but they usually are in lower ranked lobbies but this one has been doing it systematically in top lobbies on the Asia/Pacific server.
     
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  13. FUNanywhere

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    Awesome. Less Idiots ti worry about
     
  14. danh25

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    talk about the sport mode so I think the bans will be inherent in all the wrong things that some users have done in that mode.

    The money glitch I think it's a very minor problem for them because it does not affect the sport mode in the most absolute way.
     
  15. MikeV27

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    Good riddance.
     
  16. flamingchariot

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    If adults didn't let kids play on their toys lol...but seriously hopefully this might sort some of the issues the penalty system can't address namely anti-social and disruptive behaviour - the antithesis of sportsmanship :gtpflag:
     
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    GTP: If it's in the game it's not cheating.
    PD: Here's your ban for "not cheating".
     
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    If feel that if the lay the hammer down hard enough, that might give people a wake up call that if they are doing something wrong, they should change their behavior. Kinda of a “rule with an iron fist” mentality.
     
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    :lol:

    it's how it should be though
     
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    I have been in one room with him, after someone shouted he being cheater he just leave the room lol
     
  21. Scaff

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    While I understand the need to crackdown on people who cheat online, I'm far less comfortable with the idea that ends up with people not being able to use the single player side of a title they gave paid for.
     
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    I did the pit glitch offline one day. I only did it a couple of times, just to get a little extra money for Gr4 Vipers. I needed to buy six at the time for livery purposes :lol: All the other cars I own are legit, and I stopped doing it as soon as i had just enough money for my vipers.

    I haven't done it since and I certainly HAVE NEVER used the pit glitch online in any form. That's a horrendous thing to do.

    If someone does it offline, I see no problem with it. It certainly does not warrant a permanent ban from online racing. They'd probably be banning a lot of people anyway, as so many have done it (based off YouTube video views)

    Now someone that does it online to take away wins from people and completely screw up the FiA races? That's totally different in my eyes. Get those guys out of here.
     
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    Good to know. While they're at it, why not check out this video:



    This guy should be banned from sport races, at least for a week. He was trying to divebomb everyone out the whole race.
     
  25. TheGeologist

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    Wait so banned accounts can't even save their data? Ouch
     
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  26. sejtur

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    You cheat in online mode... so you can't play the *whole* game anymore. What the [insert derogatory term here] PD.
     
  27. Miguelinho

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    Paying AAA prices just to cheat in the game. Imo it's all fair that you can't play the game. Your money your loss.

    Only speaking for those who intended to cheat, like those who used the pit glitch systematically in sport races etc.

    Obviously not those who were wrongly banned etc.
     
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  28. Ok , punish people for breaking the TOC online. But surely they could get in hot water for effectively rendering the product not fit for purpose if you can't save offline?
     
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    If they want their partnership with the FIA to last more than a few months, they need to start banning players abusing the system. When you use an online service like PS+ or more specifically Sport Mode, you agree to the terms of service and can be banned at their own discretion.
     
  30. Pedinhuh

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    Wait, I thought it only limits them from accessing lobbies and sport races? If it truly leaves them out of connection with the PD servers then that's messed up
     
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