FFXIV got caught cheating while doing a new raid challenge

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a Final Fantasy XIV The raid team’s world record-breaking feat is nullified after they are caught using the tools developer Square Enix deems to be a form of cheating.

Unnamed, a FFXIV Raid team, become the world’s first to clear Omega protocola new extremely challenging final raid first introduced to the MMO in Patch 6.31 last week. However, shortly after the official FFXIV The Twitter account congratulated the team on their achievement, A video clip circulated on the Internet An unnamed raid player who uses plug-ins to modify the user interface to zoom in on the game camera for a better view of the raid battle, according to computer games. (The use of third party tools is prohibited FFXIV.) The incident led to the team facing punishment, and game director Naoki Yoshida expressed his deep disappointment.

As I mentioned computer gamesSquare Enix Pull out all 8 raid raid player achievements To clear the raid was the team record Stricken by FFLogsWeb site tracking FFXIV raid data.

One of the strangest aspects of the story is how the cheating was revealed. All seemed normal on Monday morning, when the team posted screenshots of their kills and cemented themselves as the first people in the world to dethrone Omega Protocol. But as computer games reportsAnd later that day Youtube video not included They surfaced showing a member of Unnamed_ in the raid using a mod that allowed them to zoom out of the action and view the battle from a wider view. As for the source of the video, the unnamed: Feuer E’ member, who watched his teammates deal with the Omega Protocol raid through Discord’s screen-sharing feature, claims someone hacked their YouTube channel and uploaded the video to it. The YouTube channel name, which translates to “Divine Judgment”, was created two days prior to the video’s publication date. You can watch the video below.

Zoom in/out Zetsu Omega

FFXIV Players often use plug-ins for quality-of-life purposes such as modifying cosmetic items or damage logs, but using camera plug-ins is considered a no-go, especially in world first raids, A constant source of tension Between high-level gamers and Square Enix.

While some FFXIV players online took to poking fun at the raid team’s cheating by posting memes, others pointed out How popular is the plugin In the community, especially to clear the raid.

my city Square Enix has reached out for comment.

The in-game rewards the team earned from the raid are revoked. to me Translated screenshot Message between raid member and FFXIV Game master, whose translation was verified by computer gamesthe GM told a team member that although they didn’t cheat directly, they “still took advantage of this cheating, and therefore profited from it” before asking them to delete the items they received.

“I apologize for the late notice. We all just received our game penalty regarding this matter,” Unnamed_ member Tatsuya Suzuki he wrote in a tweet. Finally, I’m really sorry for all the trouble I caused you FFXIV The development team, the community and all my friends. I will be careful in my activities from now on.”

Yoshi B’s Punishment

in blog postGame Director Naoki “Yoshi-P” Yoshida spoke of how “extremely disappointed” he was with the raid team’s use of third-party user interface modifications, “as a player.”

It’s very disappointing for me personally to see this turmoil surrounding third party tools again in the wake of what happened with Dragonsong’s Reprise (Ultimate). As the person entrusted with the full oversight of FFXIV, it is my responsibility to take countermeasures and police the use of these tools, as well as to educate people not to use these types of third party tools – which is especially unfortunate when, as a gamer, I encourage everyone who learns about this content through trial and error and makes an effort to erase it.

At the end of the blog post, Yoshi-P reiterated that if a FFXIV The team detects the “illegal use of third-party tools” in the future, and will not realize that the raid team is a “real world first”.

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Yoshi-P wrote at the end FFXIV blog post. “However, please know that the development and operations teams are paying attention to all of your passion. Please ensure that you take appropriate care of yourselves as you continue to process the (final) Omega Protocol.”

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