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Cheating, Hacking and Taking Advantage of Game Glitches (Exploits)

Parents. I'd love for you to have a conversation with your children about cheating in games and how it is no different to cheating in life.

The other day in game one of our players was boasting about how they cheat. They use in game glitches to gain many many diamonds and another player decided to say how he cheats at all his games and how wonderful he feels.... and this bothered me. All of a sudden half the server was saying how cheating was fun.

This was a tough one to calm down. I had to mute one player as they refused to stop and left me to convince the younger players that cheating doesn't make you ''cool'.

The sheer number of children on Autcraft who still think that hacks, clients that allow you to cheat and those who use game exploits to gain items is ok is truly staggering.

It not only makes Admin's life difficult but it is also unfair to all the players whom do the right thing.

Please, make sure they understand that cheating in game is just as bad at cheating in life. It has consequences. Just because its in a virtual world doesn't make it right. That goes for rule breaking too. It's not funny, cool and certainly doesn't make you the tough guy. You do not win friends and if you do they are not the right ones.

Cheating in game can lead to jail time and in the worst case scenario... un whitelisting of the player. That's only what admin do to help.... Imagine the social stigma a player would create for themselves being known as a cheater. They can loose friends, be teased, be un included in things and can often become the target of griefing or stealing which none we want on Autcraft.

If they wish to cheat, they can do it on their own singleplayer words, not on Autcraft.

Some kinds of cheating / exploits on Autcraft are using different launchers to get fly when they haven't paid for it or using xray to find ores easier. Using unapproved mods to gain an advantage over other players, using the piston xray trick, creating afk machines, using glitching items to gain more items and lying to another player about the rules of a minigame to gain a tactical advantage to themselves.

If a player witnesses another player cheating they can modreq it or let a helper or admin know.


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All this gear will be coming with me to AutCon in Brisbane and some of it will also be in the goodie bags for the kids!

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Helping vs Enabling

AutismFather a posted Jul 7, 15

'Enabling' is something that most children have no concept of and even though most adults do, they still don't recognize when they're doing it.

Helping: make it easier for someone to do something by offering one's services or resources.

Enabling: attempting to help someone that has a problem all the while only making that problem worse.

Recently we've had several children cry out in chat that they want to be able to fly. Fly is a special permission that is 'purchased' with points in our store. That means that this is an earned privilege.

Other children that have earned points feel bad for those children and, in an attempt to help and to satisfy those children, buy 'fly for a day' for them.

But what happens when that day is over?

In giving that child what they wanted because they were crying, you've just taught them that crying for something is the most effective way to get it. They will no longer put in any effort to earn it on their own. They'll no longer care about what other ways there are. Crying for it worked once, it'll work again.

It also shows other children on the server that they can do it too.

It's very hard for us as we are so very impressed and proud of those players for not only wanting to help but in giving up those hard earned points to get something for someone else to help them no longer be sad.

At the same time though, we have to tell them not to do that anymore. And it's such a difficult thing to ask someone to do when really, they were doing such a wonderful thing by someone else.

It's not an easy distinction to make, knowing when you're helping and when you're enabling... most adults don't notice the difference so teaching it to children is especially difficult.

It is very important to learn it though because even though you're only trying to help, if you're no careful, you could be making things much worse.

Oakstone The only time I buy fly for others is proably if we nare building togeather and they need it to get up high. But I do no ...
hayn3 I am the worst helper ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ...
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