[games_access] Question eSport and cheating

Sandra Uhling sandra_uhling at web.de
Thu Aug 20 13:34:20 EDT 2009


Hi Matthias,

thank you very much for your opinion.

Best regards,
Sandra


Matthias Troup <foreversublime at hotmail.com> schrieb am 20.08.2009 19:30:52:

> The best you could do is something similar to bowling or golf where

> you have a ("for fun") league where people play with point spreads (

> point handicaps).

>

> eSports and Profressional Gamers, and sports in general, are

> standardized. Creating variations would not be beneficial for the

> players (who have no control in the rules) or the sport itself -

> especially if there's money involved.

>

> Cheating is fair only for the person needing the cheat and nobody

> else. Games as sports aren't meant to be fair. People have different

> skills that unbalance the play field. That's how people win and

> others lose - which is the purpose of the sport in the first place.

>

> > Date: Thu, 20 Aug 2009 13:56:53 +0200

> > From: sandra_uhling at web.de

> > To: games_access at igda.org

> > Subject: [games_access] Question eSport and cheating

> >

> > Hi,

> >

> > I have a question about eSport and cheating.

> >

> > For some people cheating brings them on the same level like the

> other gamer.

> > They need this "cheat". With this cheat it is much fair.

> >

> >

> > My problem is: how can it be defined who should be allowed a

> certain cheat?

> > Is it not too difficult to find out what should be allowed and what

> not for a certain person?

> >

> > Or are there some disability where it is clear that they should be

> allowed to use a certain cheat?

> > = how to find the right balance?

> >

> >

> > I am sorry, it is very difficult to describe. I hope you can

> understand it.

> >

> >

> > Background why I write:

> > Turtle Entertainment organise some Leagues. And they have know a

> tool that will help a gamer

> > to organise everything. I think this can be a possibility to allow

> some cheats and to control

> > what cheat is used. An admin could configure everything on the

> profile of the gamer.

> >

> > But this topic is too difficult for me. Is there someone who has

> enough knowledge with this topic?

> > Is there interest to add such functionality? Would it be too much

> administration work?

> >

> > Maybe I can connect with the person who is developing this Tool.

> >

> > Best regards,

> > Sandra

> >

> >

> >

> >

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