Last edited on 28 November 2016 - 10:47 AM by DerRevilos| Deutsche Version | | | | Nederlandse versie
What is an Anti-Cheat?
By basic definition an anti-cheat is something to prevent cheating. There are multiple types of types of anti-cheat (server side vs client side) and many different companies who create them (ESEA, Punkbuster, Blizzard, Valve, etc).
What is GCheat?
GCheat is the most advanced anti-cheat in the realm of Minecraft. It is a server-sided anti-cheat solution built inhouse at Badlion. The original design purpose of GCheat was to stop people from using speed hacks on Badlion and to remove the choppy gameplay caused by NoCheatPlus.
GCheat was originally on Badlion back in Spring 2014. It has been watching over Badlion for over 2.5 years now. Over time (beginning in December 2014) GCheat took a new aim, to identify cheaters who were showing irregular behavior while playing on Badlion and remove them from the network. Below is a rare glimpse at some GCheat statistics:
These are some extremely impressive statistics for a side project that has had a handful of hours put into it. It does a great job at catching a lot of obvious and quite a bit of non-obvious hacks as well, but it still misses some hacks/cheats. It will never be able to catch them all by itself.
The Next Step Forward
GCheat has had amazing results for the limited capabilities it has. The biggest limitation of GCheat is not having the ability to detect malicious behavior of people on their personal computers directly. It is a completely server-sided anti-cheat which means all it can do is check incoming data from the user and try to validate it. The next step in anti-cheat technology for Badlion is to create a proper client anti-cheat. Today I am proud to announce that next step of technology to create a cheat-free Minecraft platform.
Badlion Anti-Cheat (BAC) will be that next level of cheat prevention on Badlion. Badlion Anti-Cheat will be a client-sided solution to prevent cheating on Badlion’s new Premium Service (subscription service coming to Badlion soon). It will monitor your computer for any form of malicious cheating software or any attempted modifications to the Badlion PvP Client (custom Minecraft client modifications). All of this information will then be sent off to a server infrastructure which will be responsible for determining who is attempting to cheat and who is not.
BAC is being built off of technology shared with us by ESEA and ESL and its essence has been thoroughly reviewed by independently by legal and security audit firms to ensure safety and security for all of our community. It is in a completely secured and safe service that will cause minimal performance to the user’s system while running it. Between the combined efforts of ESEA and ESL, the millions of dollars invested into their existing technologies, and the 15 years of the experience will truly make this the smoothest experience for our users here at Badlion. BAC will be the ultimate anti-cheat solution, custom created for Minecraft, exclusively available for use on Badlion Network and the new Badlion Premium Subscribers. It will be impossible to play the new Badlion Premium service without having BAC running on your system. BAC will also add some smarter ban systems into place to prevent people from playing on Badlion Premium if they get banned for cheating. If you get caught, you can say goodbye to the Badlion community for a long long time.
Below is a diagram to show the differences in technologies/strength of BAC and GCheat.
BAC will be bundled with the new Badlion Client which will be available with the Badlion Premium Beta, later next month. BAC will also be made available to other game modes on Badlion Open (existing na.badlion.net, eu.badlion.net, sa.badlion.net, au.badlion.net) under the Badlion Premium Subscription starting off with ArenaPvP and UHC. BAC will also prevent the usage of any form of xray clients or texture packs in addition to the other detections described above.
BAC will be the next step forward in terms of ensuring that everyone has a fair playing level. We will have dedicated resources specifically to ensuring that BAC is always creating this fair environment. We will also be working with people to identify any potential performance issues with people who might not have the best computer systems (if there are any). We hope that the community is as excited about BAC as we are.
Last edited on 21 November 2016 - 04:23 PM by UnwiseLooking at this, the big thing that stands out is potentially having premium UHCs free from xrayers. This looks incredible for the entire server though.
Last edited on 21 November 2016 - 04:18 PM by MasterGberry
Something is wrong here O_O YOU CAN'T ALL BE FIRST!
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Last edited on 21 November 2016 - 04:18 PM by Natasha84Nice, looking toward the improvements :)
Posted on 21 November 2016 - 04:18 PMAmazing steps forward. I can't wait for this to be put into place!
Last edited on 21 November 2016 - 04:20 PM by MeMyselfAndCubeGreat thread, love the info graphics!
Last edited on 21 November 2016 - 04:20 PM by jarecl3rd but still HYPE DECEMBER 2016 IS GONNA BE BADLIONS HUGEST MONTH
edit: actually 12th
Posted on 21 November 2016 - 04:22 PM@MasterGberry
can you reveal the price for badlion premium?????????