Wintermute, I think one big issue is that now cheaters have the codebook. So they may have to completely re-structure or re-design major functions of the game. Just a conjecture, but I think Valve probably has to make some pretty extensive changes to the code to help prevent abuse.
My original post came before all the facts were out. If anyone has followed what was going on at CyberXGames, in Las Vegas, it was quite a disaster it seems....
Here's another article on the sad state of affairs there :
*edit* and another :
Funny, with these new articles, it seems that Valve didn't cause the screwup to begin with compared to the first article. I think that author needs to verify his facts first before he lays blame on anyone. :P
The problems stemmed from a complete and total lack of ability of ONE individual in the head of cXg. It is my opinion that this one failing is what doomed this event before it started. Had I known of this individual's complete lack of ability at the outset, I would have left cXg. Not to mention that while we were working ourselves to death with 26 hrs of cabling, this said individual took off to go party in Vegas. I am utterly and completely disgusted. To name names, this was Recon. If he has problems with me calling him out, I certainly hope he can explain why when we were working so hard, he sits there like the lump he is.
I would be interested to see Recon's response.
Play EVE online. It's like being an accounting addict in space.