(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is use of alt accounts in general for any purpose illegal?
No. Playing multiple accounts is not illegal.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: If a use of alt accounts is not illegal, is there a limit to how many alts one could use?
No. There is no limit. We are a free to register and free to play the game, its impossible to control anyway and we can´t not just only focus the people where its obvious because of account names like 01, 02, 03, etc., and ignore others where it´s not obvious.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is killing of alt account for any purpose illegal?
If you for example want to move your base and just ghost it to relocate, do it. However, repeatedly and abusive killing to exploit loot, as we call it "account eating", is not allowed. Note, if you do it once or twice in a while to quickly grab missing resources you could need at that very moment, its not a big deal, we always look at the full extend. We do not have a problem with you guys using alt killing strategies to improve your play, and nothing is forbidden that could be achieved by a group of players who are just good organized. However, repeatedly and heavy exploiting with the pure purpose of the maximum loot outcome over hours, days, weeks, is considered an exploit. That's why we introduced a reporting system, where we look at each case ourselves.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is killing of alt account for the purpose of looting of resources illegal?
Yes, if done too heavily. Again, no problem in doing it once in a while or let your alliance members kill one of your alt if he needs the res. Exploiting is when you are abusing these game mechanics and gain an unfair advantage over it. You won't get an unfair advantage if you are doing it here and there but you definitely do if you are doing it permanently with loads of accounts.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is using alts to land on POIs and then kicking from alliance to kill the base and keeping control of the said POI illegal?
No, that's strategy.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is using alts/other players to attack lock a certain base while it engages in PvP or PvE illegal? More generally is attack locking a base so that it can;t be attacked illegal?
There is no difference if a player or alt is doing it, no.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is blocking a layout by an alt illegal?
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is using alts to spy on enemy bases illegal?
No, any player could do that.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is using of alts to disrupt enemy 0 wave zones, or to steal POIs away or to in general harass the enemy illegal?
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is using alts to pre-hit bases/Camps?OPs and then using a single account illegal?
No, pretty difficult to proof either.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is doing all the above actions but not using alts but real players Illegal? (While u are at it do answer if you can determine if an action is via an alt or not!)
No. If some people dedicate a lot of time to progress to the game its fine, if someone wants to play 20 accounts, that's absolutely fine, there is no reason why it shouldn't. All of the above, done by alts, friends or alliances playing together is no problem. A problem is if certain mechanics are abused too heavily and used to get an unfair advantage. Playing multiple accounts is not having an unfair advantage, it's maybe having a lot of time, but just having a load of accounts, does not make you a better player.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is deliberately putting CY away from defense, so that one can die and use the 40 space jump illegal?
No totally not.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: More specifically, is it illegal to use an ally/an alt account to kill one's base so that one can use the 40 space jump for some purpose (e.g. simply use the 1 hour shield at the dig front protected from forgotten attack, from which otherwise one's base would die)?
No, that´s a pretty clever move.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is use of any kind of automaton scripts, illegal?
No, however, we do not support them in any kind and if we break them for some reason, we won´t be sorry. Its simply an impossible task to oversee and control the scripts at the moment. The nature of a browser game is already limiting us in control. However, we do not tolerate the automator, as this comes similar to an aimbot in shooters.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: If so are the scripts which periodically and automatically collect packages, illegal?
We know how important the Maelstrom tools are for the players and wont take any action against, yet not support it if it breaks.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is the use of scripts which automatically repair buildings after suffering damage in attacks, illegal?
We know how important the Maelstrom or similar tools are for the players and won't take any action against, yet not support it if it breaks.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is the use of scripts which automatically sends substitution requests to Commanders when logging off (during war situations), illegal?
No, you can do that yourself anytime you log off as well.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is the use of scripts which automatically and periodically scan for layouts, illegal?
Is the use of scripts which send out mobile alerts when one's base is under attack, illegal?
We won't support any of these scripts, yet we will not take any action against it at this moment.
(07-03-2016 06:51 PM)Ulugulan Wrote: Is the use of (auto)pro-sim which automatically finds the best simulation on a given target, illegal?
After all, there is one golden rule: Is a player abusing the game and its mechanics to get an unfair advantage, then we don't like it. Either by playing alts and abusing them with exploiting or by using dubious scripts. Generally speaking, automated anti cheat will not work in CCTA, we discussed this for years and it's not possible. We started a process how players can report players here in the forums, we will look at each case and decide if it's legit or not. I want to make one thing crystal clear, we hate cheaters, everybody does. If someone thinks he needs to mess with the system, the game, and its players, please leave, we don't want you. We want to make this game as good as we can, with all of you. We are a small team, we have limited resources, it´s not up to EA to chase the cheaters or their support, the only people who could do that are the developers. If we would spend our time to only hunt down cheaters, we wouldn't be able to do anything else. So we rely, on the players to report cheating via our forum.
I think that meanwhile, we are not doing to bad on that end and it's showing first effects. Obviously, we are human too, we need to take a look, deal with it, forward to get it actioned, etc. It costs time, we can't change the world overnight, we can't make the game "exploiter" free overnight. It will only work if we together, educate the gamers around us. Everybody plays a part in it. I think we are on a good track.