Just a few days ago we publicised our own anti-cheat software. Today our latest feature is ready to go: The Video Area.
Many of you may already know of such a tool, since we're not the only one offering this (like YouTube, myspace) - but I think we're the only gaming community offering to host and share videos at this time.
How does it work? It's easy! You simply upload your movie (up to 100 MB size!) to our server. Our video streaming server will convert it and the rest of the world can watch your video without any slow motion or lag. Of course, you can rate every single movie and give comments. There is also a personal video page online, for people who upload movies frequently: like my video page.
If the video feature proves to be successful, we will update its features as suggested by you. For example, to show top rated videos or give prizes away for the most popular video of each month.
The first video released is a must to watch! For those who don't know it yet, make sure to watch it!
Two days gone as we released our own brand new Anticheat Software.
Today's another update-day. I've just released the new version 1.3, which includes many fixes, especially lag fixes.
- Whole tool size reduced from 600 kb to 6 kb (will load alot faster now!)
- The tool loads within a small popup now, no need to keep open a larger browser site anymore
- Java compatibility changed to 1.4 (last good tests were with 1.4) - no need to update java anymore (most computer have at least 1.4 default installed)
- Tool speeded up alot, much faster loading, less ingame lag
- Security checks added
- 'Look me up again' function added - so you can easily ask the tool again if it displays 'cannot find you in any gather'
Still I have to refer to our current voting, which is actually a very important point for the Gather-Network head.
Have fun with the new, cheatfree Gather-Network boys n girls!
Releated to the recently released beta version of our GN Anticheat tool, we would like to get your mind about the requirement for this.
The staff decided to give it two options:
1.) Requried for everyone to start the software / website 2.) Only force 'watched' (suspected) users start the software
Detailed that will me, 1.) everyone has to start the GN Anticheat tool, if not you will be kicked from the gather. Or secondly 2.) only 'watched' users (who are suspected of cheating already) have to start the tool.
We know that not everyone likes to start / sign java applets in a website. That's why we want to give everyone the chance to give your thoughts about this.
But also we know that everyone wants a cheat-free network, as there's no chance to play public anymore without cheaters, we want to give everyone a cheat-free community. It's not a big deal just to start an software (based on a website) which you don't even need to download.
The big advantage of our Anticheat tool is, that it's 100% website based - as an applet. You don't have to download files, you don't have to be scared that spyware or adware gets installed on your computer. Secondly, we can update and act to new cheats very fast, because we can update our software without losing time.
So please vote, we'll keep this voting open as long as we have the 'beta' phase open.
This is a very important voting, since we will make our final decisions based on the mind of our community!
It has come to our attention that several top10 players of the May premium ladder used various exploits to get to their high rank. Among these exploits are ghosting, team stacking and disabling skillpoints when in a losing team.
Starting this month we'll be thoroughly investigating the top10 players for these and other exploits. Anyone with information regarding exploiting users are invited to talk to our crew in #gather-network on Quakenet.