Xbox Ambassador Tries to Explain!
Previously, we reported to you about an Xbox Ambassador named “die coward” who had some very suspicious Achievements in his profile. Most of the alleged cheaters we report to you simply enable their Xbox Live account privacy settings in an effort to hide the evidence we point you to. Very occasionally however, we get responses from them.
Xbox Cheater Watch recently received a series of responses to our post on “die coward” and we were able to authenticate that this set of five comments are genuinely from “die coward” himself.
Go ahead and read the comments directly from the original Xbox Cheater Watch story, or you can read them here:
Comment 1: Uhh this is all news to me. I am not a cheater. I am an active community member and not a cheater. Almost all of my achievements are online. The Earth Defense force ones I got when a friend and I rented the game and played all night. The Perfect Dark Zero one was a glitch, NOT A GAMESAVE. I played PDZ for like 2 days straight and the was an in-game glitch that you used to be able to do do get some. I played PDZ for over 50 days tho, so most are legit. You can’t ban me just because of the achievement details. If anything else needs to be cleared up, let me know.
In Earth Defense Force, “die coward” earned the “All Stages Cleared (Easy)” Achievement at 10:40 pm, then he earned the “All Stages Cleared (Normal)” Achievement at 10:47 pm. He then apparently beat the game again on “Hard” at 10:53 pm, “Hardest” at 11:01 pm, and “Inferno” at 11:08 pm. How is that possible?
Comment 2: And again the gears one was a IN-GAME GLITCH. I did not download any gamesaves or anything like that. the glitch has been fixed however. Sorry for any confusion.
Comment 3: One last thing: I did not do this profile glitch u guys talk about. I dont even know what it is.
Comment 4: Just to be safe I am turning privacy settings on. I’m not about to be innocently banned for cheating.
“Innocently banned”? We’re sure “die coward” knows that only Microsoft can drop punish cheaters, and we’re sure that he also knows that Microsoft can look right past his privacy settings curtain. We’re going to have to remember this one for a future follow-up to our “Excuses Cheaters Give” post.
Comment 5: According to a post on this site:
But you won’t get banned for…
Boosting online with your friends. This technique requires a number of players to join games together and unlock Achievements as if you were a team. These are usually for Achievements such as ‘win ten games’ or ’score 1,000 headshots’, which would normally take much longer to unlock if you were doing them properly and on your own.
Glitching Achievements. Let’s face it, there are so many games out there that have buggy Achievements, so it would be a bit unfair for you to get banned for exploiting this system. Assassin’s Creed, for example, awards Achievements at some very strange and unexpected times.
That is EXACTLY what I did! Just boosting and glitches.
So he admits he has some discrepancies in his Achievement history. That’s a start. But glitching and boosting doesn’t resolve the issues of earing online Achievements at the same precise time, like the Achivements he received in “Call of Duty 3,” and “Splinter Cell: Double Agent,” to name a couple.
What do you all think? Do you buy his explanations? Do you think we’re we totally off the mark with this one?
UPDATE: In a gesture of good faith, “die coward” has agreed to disable his privacy settings. We definitely appreciate his openness about exploiting glitches, and making his profile open to scrutiny. This gives his case a great deal of credibility, in our opinion. We will continue to investigate “die coward” and with all of your help, and hopefully for the good of the Xbox Community, we will find that every discrepancy can be explained.