…Guaranteed that something will crop up on MCWB that I need to deal with. I’ve seen the other admins mention it too – when they’re about to log off, go out, grab some sleep – it’s like the bad players have this spider sense for the most inconvenient time to pull stunts ;p
So last night, just as I’m doing a final check of the sites before going to bed, I find I have a PM from Player A:
“If you do remember Player B i need him IP banned he has found out my minecraft account info and I will change it. However I also would like to know if you can revert the last week of activity on my chunk error maps, because if you go to them they are all gone my home, castle everything. Please if you could I would be very appreciative.”
Player B is someone I banned from Chunk Error a little while back for using a hacked client to cause mischief. I PM Player A and ask him if Player B logged on to his account and destroyed his home/castle/everything. We have a general rule on the site that if your account gets compromised and rules get broken, we ban the account. I open up the log and start grepping for IP addresses to compare. While I’m doing that, I get this PM:
“I have information that on your minecraft server, the user “Player A” is hacking. Check his logs and you will find him flying and using xray mods.
Now, it’s all very well submitting an anonymous tip-off, but it doesn’t really work when a) you’re sending a site PM that will have your username on it, and b) you’re sending the PM to one of the site managers who can just check the email address you registered the account with. So I checked, and discovered that ‘Anonymous’ is, surprise surprise, Player B. I PM him back; ‘Hardly anonymous when your username is listed right at the top of the PM and the associated e-mail is PlayerB@gmail.com, is it?’.
Meanwhile I grab an IP address for Player B, grep it, and find that Player A does indeed have an entry on the 10th Feb with Player B’s IP address, and is on the server busy telling everyone about how he’s flying and hacking and all other manner of nefarious things. I return to MCWB to inform Player A that he’s been banned as per the general site rule about hacked accounts, and to ban Player B for being an ass, and find that I have this PM in my inbox from Player B:
“BTW, you didnt hear it from me… thanks.”
Exactly how stupid ARE people?