Depressed mood at the moment. Been playing this game since launch and have amassed 427 hours so far - love the game and will most likely be playing for a long time to come - and now at last I get my first encounter with someone cheating. Guess I’ve been lucky, or something, so far - have read other forumites mentioning cases of their own, but nothing myself until today.
Hunt 2.0 - First game: first time that a dome gets raised while the Trapper says the red-pings are coming up showing he’s at 50m away - Monster must have just turned hard to one side and traversed just beyond the wall’s reach. The pinger saw it at an angle as the dome-wall came up and thought nothing of it. Then the second time that match - multiple Hunters, inc. Trapper this time, have eyes on. He’s inside the blue-wall of where the Dome will land if raised - and mysteriously seems to vanish onto the other side of it the moment it goes up. Some kind of lag, we think it must be - though that’s strange, since he has a perfectly normal ping (40-something ms) and so does everyone else (highest ping is 120-something ms). Match comes to an end.
Same team gets match-made with the same guy again next match. This time, eyes-on while his Kraken is flying away - happens again. He’s inside, Dome goes up, and - out. Five minutes later we have him once more - and this time all four of us are on the ground, and so is the Monster, and we’re standing 30m away from him, in full-view. Dome goes up - ZAP - disappears instantly, like a magician in a puff of smoke.
Pieces fit together in our heads. He’s using some kind of script that auto-teleports him outside of the Dome when he’s caught in one. He wasn’t even trying to conceal it that fourth time - he wanted us to see. And the match is over and we point out what he’s done, and he can’t hide the cheesy grin he’s wearing from his voice, from ear to ear.
I’m aware I can’t reveal his name - naming and shaming is not forum policy - and I don’t record my matches, so I have no proof beyond the word of the Hunter team-members. I just wish like Hell one of us had thought to start, but by the time we became suspicious it was too late.
Sympathy, please, community.