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PlanetSide 2 dev discusses its strict 'no-mod' policy, swings banhammer

PlanetSide 2's beta was beset by a few unscrupulous players who supposedly cheated their way to a mere husk of a victory. Developer Sony Online Entertainment has explained why its strict 'no-mod' policy will hell curb the crap and to give a fairer playing field for you all to enjoy. Get the quotes below.

Over on the official PlanetSide 2 forum, the developer listed out its policy on modding, stating that if you mod the game you risk being struck by the banhammer.

"It is vital that you not run software which modifies the Planetside 2 client in any way," the post explained. "If you do this, you are indistinguishable from various hacks that work in the same manner. The result of this is that you will be banned from gameplay and lose your characters/items.

"We cannot make exceptions to this. We do understand there are relatively harmless apps that fall in this category, but if we allowed those they would simply be used as a shield excuse by players trying to cheat. This same rule applies to data that Planetside 2 uses for gameplay. Do not modify any of these files or attempt to modify them in memory."

Guidance offered by the studio stated that third-party tools used for modding the game are deemed unacceptable unless explicitly stated by SOE. Your best bet is to just avoid them altogether.

However, the developer added that overlaid clients such as Mumble, Teamspeak, Fraps, and Steam are fine, as long as they don't modify the game internally.

Have you been a victim of PlanetSide 2 cheaters of mods? Let us know below.

Thanks RPS.

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