Farming shouldn't normally be a problem. It yields yummy food stuffs for us to eat and enjoy in a variety of ways. But when it comes to video games, it can be. Many consider it a lazy form of cheating. You leave your computer unattended and gain experience while you're gone. We've seen Blizzard cracking down on Overwatch farmers recently. This time around, it's Ubisoft and For Honor.
According to The Escapist, For Honor farmers are using third party programs or putting rubber bands around their controller's analog sticks to game the system. In doing so, they remain “active” in-game, even when they aren't actually playing. Well, Ubisoft has caught up with them. After issuing a warning, which of course some ignored, a first wave of bans and warnings has begun.
Around 1,500 For Honor cheaters have received three-day bans. Another 4,000 were found and sent warnings. Ubisoft said, “In all cases, impacted players will receive an official email detailing their sanction and the reason behind it.” Additionally, Ubisoft said, “Using a cheat engine to exploit AFK farming is against our Code of Conduct, and these impacted players may get a permaban for cheating.”
Farmers beware! Except corn farmers, you carry on please.
Source: The Escapist