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Topic: Is taking advantage of glitches cheating?

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Nintenzo

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I apologize if there is an existing thread on this topic and if it belongs in General Discussion.
Title explains it all! What's your opinion on glitches? Cheating or not?

I personally think that it's not cheating because it's the fault of the developers. Sure, it's morally wrong on many levels, but I don't think that it's cheating.

From Wikipedia, "Cheating"
"Generally speaking, there is often some concern that this is not truly cheating, as it is the fault of the programmers that such an exploit exists in the first place. However, technically, as with live sports, it is cheating if the player is not playing the game in a formally approved manner, breaking unwritten rules. In some cases, this behavior is directly prohibited by the Terms of Service of the game."

Using an Action Replay or a similar device is cheating.

Here's what I think. Say two people are fencing. If one person finds a fault in their opponent's footwork or bladework, and takes advantage of that to cut off his arm, is that cheating?

I apologize if my parable doesn't make any sense (and for making this thread, I just thought things were getting too complicated on the talking point story).
Anyway, I want to hear your opinions!

Nintenzo

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theblackdragon

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Actually, Nintenzo, we've got a main-site article here where everyone's been discussing just that. Feel free to chime in! :3

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