The Excuses Cheaters Give
Excuses, excuses, excuses. It never ceases to amuse us when cheaters try to excuse their unethical behavior. We’ve heard a litany of cop outs and excuses to why they cheat. Here are some of the more common ones:
- “It’s a waste of time to play ‘bad’ games.” Sure, there are such things as “bad” games, but why in the world would they to get the Achievements offered by those games?
- “Some Achievements are just too difficult to earn.” By cheating to obtain these Achievements, cheaters take way from those who earned these challenging Achievements. What sense of pride do cheaters have in these Achievements when they know they didn’t earn them?
- “Cheating doesn’t hurt anyone.” Fact is, cheating harms the integrity of the Gamerscore system, which in turns, affects all of us who earn our Achievements without cheating. Of course, this excuse is often accompanied with the claim that “Gamerscores don’t really matter anyway” – which puzzles us because cheaters are often so obsessed with increasing their Gamerscore.
- “Everybody else is doing it!” Thankfully, the VAST majority of gamers earn their Achievements without cheating.
What other ridiculous excuses have you heard from cheaters?