I looked at the stream for a minute and it looked like he's teleporting. That's gonna make it pretty much impossible.
At least in DS1 it was easy to kick cheaters off a ledge because while cheating they were still bad players and didn't fucking teleport all over the place.
Uhh.. Not good.
What a mess this has been, there's been cheats from Day 1 but now you can even get banned by them?
I'm done with the game for now (NG+) but I do hope they fix this soon before it starts spreading more.
That's not what it is. The invalid data message is only a warning that your account will be reviewed to check for violations of EULA. If a cheater messed up one of your characters you have a chance to undo it and not get banned for it.
Once you do get softbanned there's no turning back.
[–]LifeinParalysis [score hidden] 8 minutes ago
100% of people who have received this message have been banned. While it seems like a warning, that is not how they are treating it. If you get the message, your account will be banned on manual review. Deleting your save file does nothing once it has been flagged as it will simply add the flag back when you connect to the servers again.
I ran into my first one last night after 500+ invasions. 1-shot me with an r1 from a shortsword. I immediately alt+f4'd just in case. Logged back in and everything was fine. I was going to do a playthrough with a couple friends where we used the dried finger the entire time for a constant stream of invaders, but knowing this stuff is out there makes me not want to.
Honestly, you should have called out claims like that then and there. These kinds of things happen on PC because it's a PC. Hacks like this happen all the time, so anyone making that claim about an open platform has no idea what they're talking about.
The real issue is this guy is highlighting how bad From's cheat detection and soft banning is. He's not unique; now that he's demonstrated the tactic plenty of trolls will begin doing this to the community.
Problem is, in the past From has played "opaque Japanese company that answers no questions". When people were innocently soft banned in Dark Souls II, most of the time From refused to respond.
The one difference this time, hopefully, is that the cheat detection is so bad in DSIII and causing so many false positives, that Bandai Namco's western community manager has been forced to respond and begin sending information to From.
makes it so you can only play online with other softbanned people. A note to everyone. Back up your save files. If you are softbanned you are supposed to be able to delete your save file and use your clean back up to get unbanned.