You have to love the developers of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Regretted by fans for the lack of communication, never fixing the “right” things, and apparently ignoring the community’s repeated requests for services such as higher tick servers, Valve’s crack team, however, puts the head on the parapet every few months and throws us a bone. Right now, everyone is complaining that the bone doesn’t have that much bone marrow, that it’s the wrong kind of bone, and that we haven’t ordered any damn bone anyway, pls Gaben.
It seems to me half that it is deliberate. Anyways, the latest CS: GO patch has arrived and makes mostly minor changes to the combination frontend: you can now select Premier mode along with other competitive maps (before you had to choose one or the other), and now the game allows you to set up various matchmaking presets for the competition that is, your favorite map groupings). There are also some various solutions to things like the bot difficulty selector in War Games and the ever-present "stability enhancements".
What really tickled me about these patch notes, though, is that they have “Added a link to CS: GO Fair Play guidelines when playing on official game servers. "That is, when the 'Accept' button appears to confirm a competitive match, it will now include a link to some new fair play guidelines: so let's take a look.
"Playing CS: GO together works best when everyone participates in a game with similar expectations. Players who choose to play on official CS: GO servers are expected to:
In all modes:
– Never cheat.
– Never verbally abuse or abuse your teammates or opponents.
– Never use any automation for any reason. "
For Jove they have done it! I can feel the despair emanating from the dormitories of cheaters around the world as they realize that CS: GO has their number. Seriously, it’s obviously not uncommon for a developer to make it clear that, yes, we don’t want to cheat our game. But in the context of CS: GO's ubiquitous problems with cheaters of all stripes, and Valorant seems to be doing a great job with his custom Vanguard anti-cheating software, this can't help but sound a little ridiculous.
However, it's even later: guidelines on fair play continue to say that in Competitive and Wingman modes, you're expected to "play to win." So duh. After that there is a small asterisk that adds the following note at the bottom of the page: “viouslybviamente, it’s okay to try new things and experiment with new strata and skills, but players shouldn’t get into a game with the intention to lose or disrupt your teammates. "
There's a weird mix of the obvious and Valve almost stumbling as he tries to confuse. It’s my favorite shooter, of course, and at least now I’ll know that any cheater will feel the embarrassing ardor of ignoring fair play guidelines.