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 What are the Lord accounts? 
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Post What are the Lord accounts?
Every world has cheaters. Some may get a little out of hand. This thread is for highlighting those potential examples.

Please identify the common attributes, or names, if multiple accounts are included.
Add screenshots when available.

I apologize if you are a real player, following the rules and implicated here. There are patterns that stand out. These should be easily detectable by Firefly on their end.


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Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:31 pm
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Post Lord81
Given the number, a significant portion of the total Global Conflict 4 population, Lord81 is likely the most excessive.

There are some possible explanations:
    Firefly filling otherwise empty worlds
    Firefly renaming players breaching name rules (unlikely given the number)
    SHK default names (too long since I started to know, and the clustering of these players, grouping in specific areas makes this unlikely)
    A vast group of coordinated players who created accounts with these similar names (everyone has a thousand friends who will afk a game to help out)
    An external utility program (BOT) automates based on these names

Image Evidence, verifiable cropped game screenshots:

Leaderboard search for Lord81, consecutive, 20 visible per page plus 5 or more hidden due to SHK leaderboard GUI bug (still not fixed?). The last image in this list is just the end of the leaderboard as I stopped screenshotting consecutively at 52 (over 1000/7578 players).
https://imgur.com/a/kiI1uYy
https://imgur.com/a/2GUkvEF
https://imgur.com/a/9wh0e7H
https://imgur.com/a/BfcVAwY
https://imgur.com/a/wVd9tWA
https://imgur.com/a/la7UeH6
https://imgur.com/a/oUoLh0y
https://imgur.com/a/UfTHjAq
https://imgur.com/a/h0wJ6iT
https://imgur.com/a/0EXKyV9
https://imgur.com/a/FQleiHI
https://imgur.com/a/WwE6eWg
https://imgur.com/a/M9L2Ty6
https://imgur.com/a/t42mOdv
https://imgur.com/a/Jvt7jsY
https://imgur.com/a/Y9UdNZ6
https://imgur.com/a/mqDdsD6
https://imgur.com/a/5gcm9bk
https://imgur.com/a/6PjeA83
https://imgur.com/a/fJiNwQS
https://imgur.com/a/0qd1Twa
https://imgur.com/a/Van6iAg
https://imgur.com/a/cdCcmdV
https://imgur.com/a/zq8insl
https://imgur.com/a/OJspEtM
https://imgur.com/a/p0EGqMq
https://imgur.com/a/SxKRkrA
https://imgur.com/a/QcGXtiO
https://imgur.com/a/9s0fYxh
https://imgur.com/a/nlFY1lE
https://imgur.com/a/GnEWCLH
https://imgur.com/a/DRMw9zD
https://imgur.com/a/qwW9sHC
https://imgur.com/a/kEw29Sa
https://imgur.com/a/tLNc2AN
https://imgur.com/a/5q0cRQL
https://imgur.com/a/gm4910Z
https://imgur.com/a/5cV2117
https://imgur.com/a/RWOuuO5
https://imgur.com/a/lwC4HAq
https://imgur.com/a/A9FEMIY
https://imgur.com/a/b4uswiy
https://imgur.com/a/aPZOWQy
https://imgur.com/a/WDvxAkT
https://imgur.com/a/FCkOSkZ
https://imgur.com/a/gM97Q8L
https://imgur.com/a/HJeNGhq
https://imgur.com/a/4wHV8tv
https://imgur.com/a/JRN5D52
https://imgur.com/a/2n8OR6a
https://imgur.com/a/DjMWb1T
https://imgur.com/a/GI5nzzJ
https://imgur.com/a/dTbB0AM

"Lord81" village name searches (begin and end of search):
https://imgur.com/a/X18XDBl
https://imgur.com/a/c3SmNZi

A few specific villages to show some Lord81 villages renamed, and some other players naming their villages Lord81 (for grouping, bot automation, hiding?):
https://imgur.com/a/JGXIpON
https://imgur.com/a/HJvKda2
https://imgur.com/a/qNfamqj

These are just villages in a small area and close proximity.


Sun Sep 02, 2018 8:27 pm
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Post UM.....
UMAAAAA
UMBBBBB
UMCCCCC
UMDDDDD
UMEEEEEE

Seeing a pattern? Look a bit odd for names?

https://imgur.com/a/lJhouAE
https://imgur.com/a/JEblQkM
https://imgur.com/a/qE42MKO
https://imgur.com/a/nC7e5eK
https://imgur.com/a/ErGyH3r

At least he plays UMAAAAA, and even renamed that village to UMA.

What are the other villages for?
votes
resource ransack targets
ransackers
capturable villages for future expansion

Do you have more letters from the alphabet? The SHK search requires 4 characters, so you're a bit more difficult to track down in the GUI.


Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:06 pm
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Post Re: Cheating, Blatant and Excessive?
These might be valid.

USBlala
balalac
Blalala
rababaa

There may be more slight variations. Alone they sound fine. All spawning in a single county or near proximity makes them unusual.

https://imgur.com/a/FgzST7C
https://imgur.com/a/El5tiYZ
https://imgur.com/a/wwlTeYq
https://imgur.com/a/OZaXZey


Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:11 pm
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Post Early end of Peace time
Further from my prior posts, some have ended peace within the last 8 hours since my original posts. Note in the screenshots they had 2 days or more of peace time left each.

rababaa is now in Vacation Mode.
The rest of his group dropped peace.

UM group all dropped peace.

In the same county, also dropped peace (yokels, village idiots...):
HermioneGranger
SallyD
johna1

Adjacent County:
reresrrerr_mail.ru

I have yet to find a Lord81 off peace.

There are some valid tactics to drop peace early for.


Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:26 am
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Post Re: Cheating, Blatant and Excessive?
Just to confirm - The Lord type accounts are unregistered guest accounts from the Mobile version of the game.


Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:43 am
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Post Re: Cheating, Blatant and Excessive?
Lord Friendly wrote:
Just to confirm - The Lord type accounts are unregistered guest accounts from the Mobile version of the game.


Why would FF allow unregistered guest accounts in a game already full of cheaters, hackers and alt accounts?


Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:28 pm
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Post Re: Cheating, Blatant and Excessive?
Prince Astaroth wrote:
Lord Friendly wrote:
Just to confirm - The Lord type accounts are unregistered guest accounts from the Mobile version of the game.


Why would FF allow unregistered guest accounts in a game already full of cheaters, hackers and alt accounts?



Good question - although I'm really pointing at the cheater, hackers and alt accounts part of your question....which will probably never be resoved.


Tue Sep 04, 2018 4:34 pm
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Post Re: Cheating, Blatant and Excessive?
The reason Firefly allow it is because they actually encourage it as long as you have bought a premium token for each account you can have as many as you credit card can handle. Its ALL about the money for Firefly, always has been and it wont change


Sat Nov 24, 2018 4:14 am
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Post Re: Cheating, Blatant and Excessive?
Unregistered doesn't mean that they're excempt from the rules and can't be investigated/banned. Unregistered means that players are able to try the game before deciding to commit with an email and username. Neither of which we need to investigate or ban an account. The status of the account has no effect on the rules or rule enforcement.


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