I finally understand what happened in Deyvid's case
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 21:08
Last Edit: 13 Jun, 2018 21:27
So, this http://retroachievements.org/viewtopic.php?t=5944 ), and it was 280,85. Deyvid, though, was the biggest outlier, earning 815,84 per day. Yes, more than one full set per day. Everyday. Seemed pretty unreal, so I decided to go a little bit further.
First very weird thing I found out was when I checked his comments section in his profile. He now deleted it, but I have a backup. There was a chat with a friend. His friend tells him from a new acconut he is "Raphael 0202". Deyvid then asks why his friend made another account. His friend says he didn't know which game to go next to master, so he made another account to master the same ones again, but now from a new account. Deyvid, then, says this: "tipo sofrer 2x kkejkejeeiui, mas te entendo. eu tenho outra conta aqui mas e s pra caso eu tomar ban nessa sei l", which translates into "like you're gonna suffer 2x lol, but I got you. I have another account also, but only in case this one gets banned, dunno". Why would he care about his account getting banned? Weird, huh?
Digged a little bit further and found out he was the same person from "Consoli" account, a banned/untracked account from early 2017 ( http://retroachievements.org/User/Consoli ). Don't know what was the story behind this one (didn't research into this, tbh).
Then I went to take a look at Deyvid's cheevos. Found some theoretical impossible timestamp, like in
This game has no passwords, he should have to go through all 15 questions before getting to the last one again and winning in it. Yes, I know. The cheevo code could be glitched somehow. I checked the code, though, and it seemed fine, I spent some efforts doing tests and stuff, but it really seemed solid. Well, still could be something I couldn't find, so I went to move on.
Then I found something very obvious. He was always looking to load 100% saves into games and easily get the cheevos. He went from 0% to mastered in DKC, DKC2 and DKC3 in the same day.
I asked to kdecks if someone who loads saves to earn cheevos is considered a cheater in RA's eyes, and if that was enough to untrack the person. He said if there's many examples as a clear attempt to abuse the system, then yes, "say higher than 3".
Well, as I already had 3 examples, I easily found 1 more,
Even included another one, from
I found more weird stuff, like in
Also found weird how good was his timestamps in
3:20 KO one of 3 shadaloo member perfect level 7 (hardest)
3:24 KO M. Bison perfect level 7
3:25 finish the game in level 7 without using continues
3:25 ken level 7
3:43 dhalsim level 7
3:58 zangief level 7
4:10 chun-li level 7
4:30 honda level 7
4:43 guile level 7
4:54 ryu level 7
5:06 blanka level 7
In his first run with Ken he already got every one from the toughest cheevos in the set, then beat the rest of the set with the other characters quite easy. Yes, if someone is really good at Street Fighter/fighting games, they can do it, specially because the knowledge you got from a Street Fighter game goes to the other. Anyway, I asked him about this, and he said he actually always pressed start with the 2nd controller in fighting games in story mode, so he could get all the cheevos, and this was also the case here. Most fighting games sets doesn't have protection for this behavior, it seemed indeed. Still I asked
Anyway, as I already had enough proof (specially the 5 examples of loading saves/using passwords to abuse RA's system), I sent all this stuff to the admins. Some days later Deyvid got untracked. He said he could explain everything (sure). Still, even he got untracked, he kept playing in his account earning points very fast, in the same rhythm. I have no idea why, but honestly didn't care. A proved cheater was out of the rankings, that was enough. For my surprise, though, a few months later, when he had enough points to be in the top 5, he got un-untracked. If you check his DKC cheevos, you can see he reset it and earned again with "regular" timestamps. If you check his DKC2 ones, you can see he reset it. Got lazy to look into the other ones, but I'm still wondering: why the f* the admins changed their mind? Well,
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 21:12
"NOT ENOUGH PROOF"
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 21:34
Last Edit: 13 Jun, 2018 21:36
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 23:10
Good work, detective Thoreau. This is a good post with actual evidence that shouldn't be being buried by the other thread, so I'll give it a bump.
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 23:13
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 23:49
Last Edit: 17 Jun, 2018 01:36
Note: My old post was different from the current one, but I think that I was unnecessarily rude with the admins in the old one (with various wtrong informations and even quoting names), so I decided to edit this post, it was a disrespect to them, being that they did very important things on the site, but here are the most important parts of the post.
[Family Friendly Mode On]
I REALLY didn't wanted to be that kind of Admin, I've never even banished anyone since today! But, seeing the situation that RA is today... thousands of people cheating and thousands of people getting upset for those same persons... I decided that I will be THE BAN/UNTRACKED ADMIN here. And I'll start this by:
-Keep Deyvid untracked until him resets all his points (due to the evidence above);
If you see any cheater and have evidence of him using cheats, REMEBER TO SEND A PM TO RADMIN. Showing all your evidence you have of the person that is possible using cheats, them me (or possible another admin) will check this case.
[Family Friendly Mode off]
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 23:52
That is the right thing to do
Posted: 13 Jun, 2018 23:56
this deyvid guy should be banned, not ask him to reset all his points.
Posted: 14 Jun, 2018 00:03
Good job with investigating this case @
Posted: 14 Jun, 2018 03:37
Last Edit: 14 Jun, 2018 03:56
[This post was just a joke]
Posted: 14 Jun, 2018 03:46
Last Edit: 14 Jun, 2018 03:47
What about DonCosmo?
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