Dark Souls II Discussion
My question is - if they are punishing people for duping items via trainer, what about the people who are duping stuff by backing up saves/transferring stuff to other people? If they're JUST looking at quantity, you'd think that would get you flagged, no?
I've been duping and keep everything I need at ~20ish, but yeah, I'm using the trainer.
"FromSoftware will be temporarily removing VAC support for Dark Souls II at 11:00PM Pacific Time May 8th to work on optimal functionality."
i facepalmed so hard fromsoftware. this isnt something you tell people...it just isnt (im not blaming you jsauce, you're just doing your job is all i know you were probably against posting that too)
FromSoftware can still ban players server-side for inappropriate behavior. This action isn't making the game any less safe. It is just one of the steps to ensure VAC is properly functioning.
They are removing VAC temporarily, which means using the trainer and anything before that would usually get you unflagged if you were flagged. HOWEVER, people are still monitoring you, so don't go full retard with the trainer. They don't have anything to detect the trainer/mods now but if you do anything unusual, they will flag you themselves.
I'm gonna backpedal on what I posted about duping.
I had posted not to have two of the same weapon on a NG but it IS possible to dual wield certain weapons IF someone gives you theirs.
You could technically trade a friend an item for an item... a highly unlikely scenario but in the event it DOES happen, it'll go something like this:
You have a Washing Pole and "your friend" has an Avylen and you swap. These are two items you can't have two versions of on a NG as there is only one copy to find and none of the enemies drop them.
To be on the safe side I would dupe them with a friend by backing up your save and NOT import the values with a hex editor like cheat engine.
It's highly unlikey you will get flagged for duping, you will get flagged for stats not adding up and values being way out of whack (like the torch time value of 99 hours, SL & SM).
Backing up saves does not result in a ban either, as I've made mistakes by getting NPC's killed in boss fights. I would reload the save and try again.
Also note, if you have 1 shot kills on, this applies to your NPC follower as well. So if you're trying to finish off Bernhart or Lucatiel's side quest, you have to beat the bosses with raw power because so much as a fart will kill your NPC and ruin the side quest.
Also worth noting: On consoles these save files are locked and can not be moved or copied (unless you go through some serious drastic measures which I'm not getting in to) which means it's easier to detect cheats on those kinds of save files... on PC there's a lot more grey area so it's not as dangerous to cheat... but again, be careful.
In response to the VAC ban removal, they said it was only temporary. This probably means they'll do some maintenance allowing users previously VAC'd from cheating on other games, access to Dark Souls 2 servers.
If you've been soft banned I doubt it's going to affect your account... you'll probably still be restricted to solo play. I will be testing this as well, as my main account is soft banned.
My suggestion is to back up your old save, delete it and start with a fresh character before the VAC security is removed later tonight. We might get lucky and get a clean slate...
If not you can always send a polite and ignorant email to:
Basically saying something along the lines of: I can't connect, I checked out the FAQ's, tried everything, yadda, yadda, please look in to this for me.
If they say your account has been banned, then plea with them asking to reinstate your account saying you never cheated and you're a sad panda (unsatisfied customer)...
Then it's up to you whether you still want to risk cheating or not if they actually believe you and lift the ban... but if you get banned twice you're borked for life on that account. ^_^
This of course means NEVER cheat with an online character. But then, the trainers on this site are not meant for online use, so this shouldn't even need point out, right?
You can easily prevent the game from going online by blocking both incoming and outgoing connections for the dark souls 2 exe in Windows firewall.
Either remove those blocks or disable Windows firewall when you then want to play online. But don't do that until you've moved your modified save to somewhere else.
It might also be a good idea to rename your "offline" save to something like "DARKSII0000_OFFLINE.sl2" when you're not using it. That way, there can be no mistake about which save you're loading at any given time.
and what about our dirty character? i quit using trainer and hex editor for a week can they still able to detect it?
[Edited by esteysa, 5/20/2014 5:03:37 AM]
I don't need/want to ruin pvp or create discomfort to other players.
[Edited by DD2791, 7/22/2014 12:05:47 PM]
Is it still possible to get caught by From even if you use infinite health and stamina not around any other players or offline?
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