I have an idea that may solve the spoofing issue and still allow those who are unable to get out to obtain dinos without a ban threat to play the game.
In my previous article of For Those Who Think the Game is “Ruined”, I explained several reasons of why people would spoof legitamately:
“…Let’s look at legitimate reasons why people may Spoof:
• Immobility - perhaps they were mobile at one point and something happened that caused them not to be as mobile as before; perhaps they’re immobile from the start but want to play the game because they love Jurassic Park or dinos in general
• Weather - extreme heat and cold puts anyone at risk, even if you take great precautions
• Safety Issues - there may not be any safe places to walk at any point of day or simply lack of sidewalks; no one wants to hunt dinosaurs in breakdown lanes
• Jobs - people work, it’s a fact, and most parks close at sundown. But jobs don’t always end once you’re out…
• Family - this one’s obvious. Whether it’s kids or an ailing relative.”
And then I touched base on illigetimate reasons:
“…Let’s take a look at inexscusable reasons:
• Laziness - smh
• Impatience - we live in a generation thar’s all about having some now, with no waiting or anything, they want it NOW. This is not how anything in life works. If you don’t work for it, you don’t profit. Period.
• Because they can - …no.”
It’s a widely debated issue. But there are those who would love to play the game because they love Jurassic Park/World, because they love dinosaurs, and they can’t for whatever real reason. I realize there are cheaters out there who will teleport anywhere in the world just so they can create their Irex or Iraptor. They are the ones who ruin the game. So for this, I have an idea that even Ludia would be able to keep track of.
Let Spoofing be a thing, but limit the range. If a player goes outside this range, they get reprimanded.
What’s the range? The whole state the player lives in (California getting halved since it is the largest state, maybe Texas and New York, too), and maybe one neighboring state (other halves cannot be chosen). For example, you live in Vermont, you have a couple neighboring states, you can pick either New York or New Hampshire, but you’re locked to that state. Choosing the other state is no longer an option. You cannot pick a state that does not neighbor yours, for example, you live in Rhode Island and you spoof to Idaho; automatic punishment.
I think this would be a nicer way of doing things, allowing the real players who don’t cheat a way to play so they’re not chained to their limitations.
As for punishments, this could be the system:
- First offense: Warning + 1hr ban
- Second offense: Second Warning + 4hr ban
- Third offense: Final Warning + 8hr ban
- Fourth offense: Full Reset + refund as Dino Cash + 24hr ban
- Spoofing to Another Country: Automatic Full Reset, no refunds
- Repeated Offenses After Reset: Complete Ban
This could be a good solution if Ludia allows it. I think it’s a good idea, and could change the course for similar games.