A Confirmed Cheater Re-Emerges?
Thanks everyone for alerting us to “MorgonxoxNelson,” who suddenly appeared on the Gamescore Leaderboards this morning. So it’s pretty darn obvious that this guy is a cheater. But could this be a Confirmed Cheater, making some kind of statement? From his Gamertag, to the obviously illegitimate overnight jump in his Gamerscore, (made available for scrutiny, without privacy settings enabled) this guy is trying to get a message across. But just what is he trying to convey? And perhaps more importantly, why?
“MorgonxoxNelson’s” Xbox.com profile tells us that he might be trying to pose as Morgon, from mygamercard.net, but that would be far too obvious. He clearly wants people to know that he’s on top of the Leaderboards, but from the statement, “mygamercard.net pwns majornelson.com,” we get the sense that this person bears some animosity to Major Nelson, which could lead us to the possibility that this person is indeed one of the Confirmed Cheaters who were punished by Microsoft.
Could it be that this person simply wants attention? If so, he certainly has ours, and more importantly, probably has Microsoft’s attention. Perhaps he represents a group of cheaters, and they’re collectively trying to tell Microsoft that they cannot be stopped. We are reminded of the way trolls act in forums, despite being banned, they come back with a new “clever” user name. Like those forum trolls, this person, who might be a Confirmed Cheater, is just coming back for more punishment. Unfortunately, most people couldn’t care less about any “statement” a troll wants to make, we just want to know that he’ll no longer be able to disrupt the gaming Community.
We certainly hope Microsoft acts accordingly to shut this troll down for good.