March 30, 2003

u r teh sukc

Hooo hooo hoo. What's lame? A person who thinks their ladder status/record is representative of one's worth in life. What's lamer? A person who thinks their ladder status/record in a BETA version of a game is representative of one's worth in life. What's lamest? A person who thinks their ladder status/record in a BETA version of a game is representative of one's worth in life, and will abuse any bug or cheat they can find in order to raise said status.

The monkey and I jumped in for an Arranged Team game in the War3 expansion beta yesterday. Long story short, the two players we were teamed up against were abusing a bug in the patch which was released about 36 hours ago, wherein you can repeatedly use a tome over and over to raise your stats indefinitely. Blizzard has promised to have a new patch out by Monday, but we decided to play anyway, on the outside chance that we might get a legitimate, fair match.

But the twist in this story? Despite the fact that they cheated, we still won without resorting to the same abuse bug. Click on the thumbnail below to get a good look at their 6000 HP, 1515 mana Mountain King. He died a mighty death.

Oh, but the fun doesn't stop there! I looked at their profiles after the game, and one of them had a link to his website. So I went there, found his e-mail address, and proceeded to sign him up for newsletters, spam, and porn of all sorts.

I hate cheaters, which is why LAN parties are so great. They're people you know so they probably won't cheat, but if someone does, it's pretty easy to take 3 steps over and kick them in the head.

Oh, and P.S. Now that I'm using these database archiving scripts, you know you people CAN leave comments here instead of just paging me all the time. My poor little watch goes through those batteries so quickly now.

Posted by Gene at March 30, 2003 02:27 PM
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HA-ha!

Posted by: tony at April 2, 2003 05:45 PM