We've always wanted the game to be clean and fair, and it started like that.
However since MasterCores grew to be very popular, a lot of bot devs followed starting to develop bots to go around all security measurements against bots.
This created a little plague of various cheaters (most of them farmers).
However I designed a brand new detection system to take care of them, which has been working very well since.
We've deleted more than 2,400 accounts in less than 2 months for cheating, and many accounts are still being deleted daily for cheating.
Account traders, item sellers (for values outside MasterCores)
We want a clean and fair game, that means selling/buying accounts/items for values outside MasterCores are treated as cheating.
Because in a way, it is.
MasterCores is a game of skill, not a game of wallets.
So for a good while, we've been tracking these kind of people and deleting all of their accounts.
So pay attention, selling items/accounts for values outside MasterCores and you risk getting everything you've ever own in MasterCores deleted.
Now some people may think deletion for selling accs/items is bit harsh.
But is it really?.. no.
Consider an item seller, lets say someone is trying to sell 1,000,000 gp.
If he gets banished.. of course he'll wait for the ban to be lifted, and try sell again, just being a little more careful.
Banishing someone for selling accs/items, will only result in they'll try to be more sneaky, knowing worst that can happen is banishment.
Many people have tried to make money off MasterCores by gathering and selling items.
But if we really wanted people to be able to buy their items and characters for money, we'd have a bigger web-shop.
But now we want a long-lasting, clean and fair game, and so we intend to keep it.
Also to add how serious some of the cheating is, here's an article about Venezuelans trying to farm and cheat in games to earn money,
Reading this and you may realize how serious it is trying to keep the game clean from these kind of things, as they ruin economies and upset the balance of the game.
Bloomberg.com -Desperate Venezuelans.
Staff being called corrupt:
Of course, as people get their accounts deleted for various of mischief (cheating, selling accs/items) they start to call the staff corrupt.
And to be honest, I've so far seen 2 people in MasterCores that were honest about they used cheats and were sorry for it.
The rest, have been doing/saying everything between heaven and earth, how they've never cheated a day in their life.
And that's how cheaters are, they cheat.. they're not honest.. they'll never admit upon being punished that they were cheating.
Some goes for account/item sellers, they'll tell you the same story how they'd never sell anything for rl cash, yet they'd in private ask you for facebook, whatsapp and more so you can speak more privately and secure in hope that staff wont find out.
A lot of account/item traders has also called the staff corrupt for being deleted, and pointed at that rules of 2c, Forbidden Advertising is flagged as banishment and not deletion.
But completely ignore the fact that rules has a comment top of the site saying "your punishment may be more harsh than mentioned", and not to mention in description of rule 2c states below trades for real money "Breaking this rule may result in a total account deletion of all your accounts.".
So if you ever see people hating on MasterCores, calling it corrupt, you can bet it's people who's pissed that they filed to cheat in it.
I've already seen hundreds of those people, and they're nothing you'd be proud of.. how much shit they can talk only because they didn't get their wish granted.
If you are a true and fair player, MasterCores is your heaven!
If you have cheating in your nature, MasterCores is your nightmare!