G.W.E.N is here! I'm sure you all have noticed the recent influx of Guardian visitors across the server. Gwen the Watcher and Judge of our Speed Builder game has decided to help us watch more on the server. Gwen and her children will be keeping their eyes open for players who don't like to play fair. This is the Phase One of her stepping into her new position.
What does Phase One Mean?
As I told you all last week, our new Anti-Cheat had moved into testing. I'm very pleased to tell you that the tests have gone well. As such we've now turned on some of G.W.E.N.'s features. She has excelled at correctly recognizing super obvious hacks without false positives. In fact we began collecting the names of accounts that were obviously hacking about 72 hours ago. By the time this update goes live G.W.E.N. will have banned over 5,000 accounts from that 72 hour period.
However, as I said this is only Phase One. We are by no means done with working on G.W.E.N. Right now she will only take action against the most obvious of hackers. We are still improving her detection of more subtle hacks to make sure she does not ban innocent players on accident. We also need to teach her about some other hacks she doesn't know yet. There will be more updates and more features added to her over the next weeks and months. This is just the beginning.
For more information on G.W.E.N, the update changelog, and to give feedback you know to check out the forums.
Beware, Guardians Watch Everything Now.