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How to avoid cheaters in Splatoon 1

squiddy_splat

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Have you noticed that when you leave a game you find yourself in a new Splatoon 1 game but against the same players who either did well against you, or who did really good against everyone while you didn't do as well? Some players are cheating to force people who don't do as good as them to play with them again. Here are some tips on how to avoid them cheating against you.

The biggest thing to know is to not start a new game immediately if someone has a lot more kills than you. If you wait about one minute, they will most likely be in a new game by then. Sometimes you may have to wait longer if it is taking a while to find players for games.

Another thing you can do is to switch modes. Normal mode is 3 minutes and Ranked is 5 minutes so when your new game ends the cheaters will be in a different game, barring knockouts, so you can return again. This can leave you offset from them for a while.

Alternatively you can visit Judd, order gear, test weapons, etc.

So what happens if the cheaters see this post and try to find me? All non-cheaters win! If they are chasing me then they are not cheating on others from the same game. If they chase me to the other mode (Normal/Ranked) then they are no longer cheating as they normally would.

Hope this helps make the game more enjoyable for you!
 

squiddy_splat

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Having earlier had a game with 5 cheaters, I wonder if cheaters actually realize how many people are cheating in Splatoon 1? Cheaters mostly bring me back because they have dominated me in some game. So what happens when I see 4 or more cheaters in the same game? They are getting a much harder game than they thought - but they did ask for it by cheating. I typically sit these games out by standing on the base and let them have that harder fight among themselves. I don't see a need to play a much harder game than I probably would have been matched with if they weren't cheating. Unfortunately I see 4 or more more cheaters more often that I would have thought. Seeing 6 or 7 cheaters in one game is rare although it does happen.

When you see 4 or more cheaters in a game, set down the remote and watch – see what happens when they have to play against each other without being able to harass you.
 

squiddy_splat

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I'm finding a lot more games with 5 or more cheaters, and it's harder to find a game with less than 3 cheaters. I guess a lot more non-cheaters are leaving the game for good. After getting 5 cheaters in back to back games of all different names, and seeing the number of games with 5 or 6 cheaters, I'm considering quitting also. I can easily ditch 3 cheaters with the methods above, but when there are 3 more waiting with different names nearly every time, the game is no longer fun. Is this the goal of cheating – to harass non-cheaters so much that they quit playing completely? What happens when there are no more non-cheaters? Do you just say “May the best cheater win”?

I'm disappointed that Nintendo would let this game end disgracefully like this. People who are getting harassed in nearly every game are not likely to buy a newer version to see if they will be harassed again or not. And they certainly aren't telling their friends to come see if they can be harassed too. Being a programmer, it doesn't seem like it is that hard to ignore the “play with friend xyz” codes (or whatever it's called) for those who are not in my friend list. That's all it would take to prevent people from harassing others.

Non-cheaters: The best you can do is not go into another game immediately in the same mode. This makes the cheater decide if they want to chase you or chase others who go into a new game immediately. Hopefully there aren't a lot more cheaters waiting for you in the next game. If there's too many, set down the remote and try again in the next game.
 

Clen4ever

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What I been doing is ban them, and it seems to work for now. It says that there's a low probability of meeting people bathed, but I did not meet any of them. Maybe de best thing is to share hacker's IDs so we can all ban them.
 

squiddy_splat

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Every non-cheater knows that blocking cheaters doesn't work. Even if it did, there's a limit to the number of users you can block so that list would need to be 5-10 TIMES as long to block them all. I have noticed a lot of cheaters that I previously recognized are not around any more or are playing less but there are others to take their place. The other cheaters are most likely those I was never matched with because I always saw the same people.

While I would like to think that the cheaters not around any longer saw these posts and didn't want to be viewed as a bully any more, but it's more likely they can't find enough people left to bully so they stopped playing. This started before Splatoon 3 was released, so while some may have tried that since then, the change was starting before that.

After being harassed more than usual every time I tried to play again recently, I think the number of non-cheaters is at an all-time low and I started to wonder why cheaters aren't getting bored bullying the same people all the time. Do they have such low self-esteem that they need to harass people they know are not as good to feel good about themselves? No one sees anyone as a good player for getting 10+ kills when they choose only to play against players they know are inferior to them.

I'm disappointed that cheaters would rather kill the game off instead of stop cheating. I also feel let down by Nintendo. A simple change could fix this but they haven't done that. Therefore I can't be confident that it is fixed in newer versions and I'm not going to spend a lot of money to see if I'm still going to be harassed the same. I find it strange that they have allowed this to be how users experience Nintendo for the past couple of years.

As stated above, there are still many cheaters who continue to bully people. Here are the ones I have noticed that still like to harass me the most. This is not a complete list, but only a start.

Luke (GoldenStaff4)
Luke (LPx_2k9)
yun.Tい- (makokahojun)
NO.01 (yuuta2003nise)
Dada (eeyore_thedonkey)
ECP United
The Gamer
Hey Fargan (FarganftVegetta)
あつび-
cess (Cessyl)
Paul (Gambler733)
mom (Jay-Mom22)
Zionsie (ZionNRF)
じゆいちテ (juichim02)
aqua (smowycat)
SplatKid (collieod)
N-Y-C (chrisn718)
JoseEmilio
SnipeKillr (Jagger-our-Dog)
BlanCookie (blancookie73)
おつペけペ
KALO (Kalo_2017)
Judith
MM (mmky26)
jojo (384511jorge)
りゆう (ryumama0625)
FD3S
てつ (MIC-HOME-NATTERY)
inkling
ロベルト カルロス (karurosuribera)
A i licia (Alicia_Gun)
boom boom
Aby
SquidS!ayer (squidslyr999)
とうさん
コバエ (yasumey)
il (p1v230)
SAEBAROD (Saeba_Rod)
しゆんすけ
 
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squiddy_splat

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Here's some more cheaters that like to harass me:

poosie pie (Seany4444)
alcaji
Jagman1982 (Slash1982)
テ は る き
cookie
すすす
PEACE
[name is blank] (tsunarotch2)
やよい (570401A)
IvanHylian
 
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squiddy_splat

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Here's some more bullies:

yuuu
Tsur (tsur15)
かすしかいゐえwww (Yoshi_Mina_Minag)
#9836 (jd980306)
WINDOWS XP (Joao770)
Amo&Kami_P (ceo-sinrei)
Sophie (gopety)
ば-げ-お-? (yhkn614)
MICHAEL (TELUS1818)
 
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squiddy_splat

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more cheaters:

shunsuke
ば<,よわいです
イクメンスナイパ-
なか
りんご (yumiriko67)
kivin (kiviin54190)
なる#
ウ〇コテインテインω (yuito8cm)
ハハハのめかづ け# (habuhabuzya)
イクメンスナイパ-
ころりん
#Kimberly (CALLIE_AYO)
 
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squiddy_splat

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yet more bullies:

[name is blank] (curs0804)
(^_^) (mimirinarina)
☆DIAMOND☆
Corduroys (curduroyking)
はに-しや-ろつと (akomam627)
eraserhead (zinon.nr2)
ハハ (tssmama)
★Legller★
Long (longtruong11618)
ナツツ (piko_tyan_mirai)
temp (berge1)
mine4eva (SweetKittyXX)
なぎ (gets123)
せいちやん (seya221)
Tad.O (mmlogo)
kkkannnna (fuuukn)
 

squiddy_splat

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and more cheaters:

タツキ- (sira.toto.1969)
ドリルせんのか~~! (ykssss)
とも (k_nmsytomo)
pelican (pelicaan)
Wahsaga (washaga)
Jay (RRSTORM)
flow (go-forward2003)
かえるさん (tadashi0726)
Sergio L R (peterparker100)
こうちやん (MIYU-SHIHO-KO)
 

squiddy_splat

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next group of bullies:

Suzuhara (suzuSpain)
ゆ-んちやん♪♪♪ (ymkw12)
egginatoir (rdlabaj)
nurmut (nurmut1)
きんだ いちあつむ (myuu111)
ひだぶつ-- (jiko0805)
そうたろう (watason4545)
louis xv (wyndie01)

Are you getting the idea of how many there are yet? This list would probably be much larger already if I didn't ditch people after every game.
 

squiddy_splat

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and more cheaters...

マヅヤパ- (ajapaer)
freeman (nattif91)
Parker (ParkerNin75)
ミルクテイ---! (Yuchoon)
allan2018 (allanjohns2018)
ツイツタ->t2agu (spa_bot)
DAVID (DavidZQ)
stinky (Ekstein)
シンヂGames (DORAKUE456098)
Wail_Man!! (System_Aberrant)
きのつのやいか⇒⇒⇒ (takuro491122)
☆kamikaze☆ (Disp10-9)
キコンたろう (Nao.A.Ryu)
さんこん (sankondaisuki)
 

squiddy_splat

Inkling
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here's the next list of bullies. do you understand now why so many of the non-cheaters are leaving the game?


ANDI B (hertelein)
Michelle75 (laughinggirl96)
DJOJERBATM (Masterboubi)
ハウメマ [#] (haruto1678)
なんにもしてないよ! (zuyu1536)
そら (kei.m.0818)
Nanay (Nanay21)
Spartiate (BRN974)
M5 (tomoka3345)
なる# (runaHD)
こころのなかの3ごう (kiku63)
りゆういちろう (waka27ryu28)
marky (marky_s_2008)
Rzwo (Laser2)
ばば (KashiA-No)
ささかま (keita7575)
 

Forma

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There's a world of difference between players who are unambiguously cheating and players who are simply good at the game. The active Splatoon 1 community is only getting smaller, too, so the players who remain will tend to be good, on average.

Not that there aren't people who are blatantly cheating - there absolutely are - but most matches are still legitimate. I couldn't see the game's population surviving at all if the problem was this out-of-control. Having run into a handful of players you've listed, I haven't seen any of them doing anything suspicious. What exactly is your definition of "cheating"?
 

squiddy_splat

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Hi,

As I said above - they're manipulating the player-matching so they only play against people who they know they can dominate. The normal player-matching wouldn't rematch with someone for about an hour, but whatever they are doing is causing me to see them again in the next game, when I chose to leave the previous game. This happens with players who have killed me a lot in a game and they want to do that again. It doesn't happen with anywhere near the same frequency with players that I do well against. In the past when you left a game you wouldn't see that same person again immediately like they are causing it to match now. They are not cheating during the games, just picking who is in the games they play, which is still cheating. When you see multiple people on the other team that you know will kill you a lot before you even start, the game is no longer fun to play. That is why I came up with the ways to avoid them above and shared it with everyone.
 

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