SoD Hack Watch (if you see hacking, report it here!)
There are SO many seperate posts about hackers. So... why don't we all just try and make one single master thread for reporting hackers. I don't doubt that there will still be like... 20,000 new threads after this about hackers in SoD, but the more people who refer to this thread for their hack reports, the more organized the forum will be. So please, people, if you find a hacker, tell us about it here, and don't make your own threads! This way, there is a single, community post keeping tabs.
If you can, try to include screenshots or video of hacking in action, and make sure you get their names right. Please, if you are new, keep in mind that some tracks, (most noteably Gronckle Run and Frozen Warriors), have huge shortcuts that may make a player appear to be teleporting around the track. Please be aware of this, and make careful observations before reporting a hacker. I'd like to try to avoid falsely accusing someone.
An example of a hacker report;
Viking name: AdamSD
Dragon used: Whispering Death
Type of hack used: Speed hack
Screenshot or video proof of hacking: (unavailable)
Location seen: Thunder Run Racing
Details of encounter: Started before the countdown finished, rapidly moved through the entire track, teleporting on the minimap the whole race. Won before the second lap could be started.
Number of times observed (racing only): 3
Was the behavior the same every time? (racing only): Yes
An example of a dragon hacker (Timberhacks/named Toothless);
Viking name: Viking-(random number)
Type of hack/hacks used: Timberjack, non-Toothless Night Fury
Screenshot or video proof: (unavailable)
Location seen: Berk
Details of encounter: Flying/riding a Timberjack/named Toothless in profile
I haven't seen a hacker (today), but I just wanted to say that I think this thread is a good idea. I'm glad you made it and I hope people will use it! XD And there are too many random hacker threads. So thank you! :)
Great idea! I will certainly start reporting here! :D
I don't think this counts but oh well. I was on YouTube one night, looking at School of Dragons vids, then I came across some hacking vids. The hacking vids were about hacking Timberjack and Toothless. So I decided to watch it ( not to learn how to hack ). The video lasted about 10 minutes and I didn't understand it. The way they hack is so confusing. What is surprising is that the Timberjack and Toothless hatches from an egg FULLY GROWN!!!! That video was so stupid that I didn't watch the whole thing and got off of YouTube. Like I said I do not know if this counts but I just wanted to get it out there.
We gave them typhomerangs! Why can't they just quit!
That was my thread entirely, but no one used it XD
I found a Toothless hacker.If I don't post a good picture,don't be mad,it's my first time xD.
I haven't seen it personally, but you probably have seen a lot of threads about people hacking boneknappers. If this is a hack, i think the hacking is getting out of hand.
I feel disappointed that everyone has to hack everything now.
Now that posted I can go find the boneknapper hacker.
The girl named kazxhtean over there is me! :D
THE BABY BONEKNAPPER IS SO CUTE!
OMG IT IS TOO CUTE. And I LOVE the design!! I hope they are released soon.
I bet people will ignore this topic, or won't bother to search for it, so they will just make new topics if they want to report a new hacker/cheater, just like they did it up until now. (if this forum were a serious one, those people would get temporarily banned or punished in some way, but not here, lol)
Anyway... I really hope they will use this one and won't be spamming the forum with separate reports. It would be easier for the admins too, if the reports were in the same place, and there would be a smaller chance that a report would pass unnoticed. Oh well...
And don't post screenshots about the Boneknappers, because then the topic will be deleted.
AdanSD is indeed a cheater, I have video evidence agains him.
I saw two baby Boneknappers in half an hour. One belonged to Aleks Holod (clan: XxThe Shadow DragonsxX) and the other was a girl's, named Dzihika. They both had cheated Nightfuries too.
If it's a topic about just Boneknappers then they would delete the entire topic.
If it's about something else and someone posts something about Boneknappers then they'll just delete that post. (Not the whole thing)
Oh, I see. Good. :3
Just a reminder to anyone who is thinking about posting Toothless hackers, remember that when a membership expires, that person can keep their Toothless. So unless there's a name change, a wierd join date not matching with the acceptance of Toothless, or something else that is obviously not part of the game, don't "report" them. I am only bringing this up because I will be getting a membership once the Hiccup gift cards come out in Canada and in a year or whenever after my future membership expires I don't want people "reporting" me as a hacker because I'm no longer a member.
Don't worry, I don't report anyone without firm evidence. The Toothlesses I listed didn't have a name (or they had the random dragon name, that random viking's dragons have) or they were adopted a few days ago while the owners weren't members.
I caught a hacker is name is Bonenapin (something like that)
Remember, everyone: YOU CAN'T HACK WAS DOESN'T EXIST! Boneknappers haven't been added as of yet, and may not be added at all. Perhaps that was just someone testing it out?
Oh, yes, you can.
In my opinion, SoD was planning to make the Boneknapper available, at one point, but its data/model/code was leaked from the company by someone, or someone managed to get in their system and steal the files, before they could have reveal it officially.
Either way, it got out, despite the the fact that probably their future updates are all kept a secret. There is a possibility, even if it's just a slight one, that a worker copied the files and made them somewhat public, what of course, would end up them getting fired if they get caught.
Either way, you can't say that the Boneknapper doesn't exist, when it clearly does. They just haven't made it public yet, or better said, they didn't want to reveal it yet, because it was supposed to be in a furute update.
I mean you can't hack what's not publically/exclusively there. The Ice Nadder skin I think was an honest mistake, but I'm not sure. I still don't think it's a hack, more someone testing it out for bugs.
I just explained that things don't need to be public for them to exist aka to be available for hacking.
If someone stole the 'top secret' files/model of the dragon (or whatever else, be it skin, gear or something else) from the developing team's server directly, then they could easily make it public by making a patch for it (or whatever that's needed to make the data work in the actual game) and sharing the files on the internet.
Plus, since the admins are already deleting every Boneknapper screenshot they find from the forum (that being the proof that they didn't want us to know about this dragon just yet), the last thing they would do is to test it publicly. Companies, like the one that owns SoD, work on their new updates it utter secret. They would never reveal a dragon like this, it would make them lose money and the advantage of surprise when the dragon actually comes out.
It's 1000% that this isn't a test.
Yeah, I'm no expert in this area, I'm just depending on my own logic, without any deeper knowledge about programming, when I state my opinion. ._. Anyway, your explanation seems simpler than mine, I overcomplicated it, but our point is the same, that dragons (or any data) doesn't need to be public to be hacked.
I think that only one (max a few) person is responcible for this whole thing, who hacked the dragons out of the game and uploaded it publicly on the net. The kids who now run around with Timbers, Toothlesses and Boneknappers only patched their game with that hacked file they have found on the internet, just like they are using the TR cheat program, so they themselves can't be called hackers.
I really hope, that the devs will still release the Boneknapper. They've put a lot of money in the making of this dragon, and this incident made them lose a big part of the future income they were hoping to get from the release of Boneknapper. It would be an additional waste of money if they would just dump the dragon at this point, since at least we, who actually would buy it, couldn't do so either. (Whew, was this even understandable? xD Sorry, if I don't make any sense, I'm sleepy. ._.)
Well, hacking an offline game is your own business. I mean, you won't be ruining other's game experience with it, so it's not a big deal.
Anyway. I think that, if it's possible, the devs should make a code or additional program (or whatever it is called @___@) that would notice the use of outsider programs and ban the users automatically. Or if not ban, then mark them or make a list of their names so the admins could look into their accounts and could ban them if they get evidence against them.
I caught these people on camera!
I posted this picture some where, but I can't remember what the hacker's name was...
These are two hackers found, in which I can't identify the name. But it goes to show how many people hack this poor game. :/
I also saw a Boneknapper in game, but my computer was acting funny. >.>
BONEKNAPPER HACKER (boneknapper may be our next dragon) BUT I SAW SOMEONE WITH IT BLACK AND WHITE (also quite a few people have said they have seen one, and one person said "I am a hacker, I will have a bewilderbeast." PM me for the name
Also try not to post screen shots of the hacker, just say what dragon because it puts a target on you if you are onto them.
I just find a hacker toothless:
I logged into today to find a very interesting conversation going on between a few people. With one claiming they could DELETE other viking accounts. If this is true, then wow, I don't know what to do. :(
i also saw a few other asking for the codes for dragons and claiming that they knew how to hack dragons. They were also trying to convince a person to hack dragons. This girl spent a good half an hour pondering whet ether to hack or not, but the message I got was that she didn't want to hack. However regardless of her decision all the people participating in the conversation were telling her to hack. Unfortunately my game crashed before the end of the conversation.
But if they have the power to delete viking accounts, well god help us :(
i have pictures but tinypic is broken for me at the moment. But I will edit this post the include the proof of this conversation in the near future.
Do u mean they can delete an activated account how come ? :/
and other thing why people are spamming me I am not a hacker I swear to god I think bcs I paid a whole year membership:/ this isn't fair I have been spammed two times the first time from a girl ( srry don't see the name bcs I am not playing on a PC ) has a pink screaming death I was trying to help her I thinked she were crying bcs I shooted her I didn't mean to shoot at her and the other today I saw someone from our clan she must know me bcs I am with her in the clan she spammed me then she requested to be her friend so I don't wanna my account to be locked or deleted by spamming me I feel like they are hating me ( except my friends ) I think they think that I am a hacker but I am not I have only alpha toothless bcs I bought a whole year membership so why they think I am a hacker pls help me admins :'(
Viking name: Helen dyusen
This dude has a boneknappper, timberjack and an unamed toothless...
(Sorry I don't have a clearer picture with the boneknapper's rider name. The dude left before I coud get another screenshot.)
Lol, that Toothless looks scrawny... :I
Viking Name:huseyn huseynli
Hes a non-member
unfortunaltly my laptop can not take screens on SoD
Seen in Berk
Details:Shooting fire-pit with baby Toothless
I had to hurry on this
Makes me so mad because hackers don't even hide! Look what I found on youtube!! It is a nightmare!!!!
Here is a speed hacker I raced earlier today in Thunder Run, notice the time they finished at:
(I have already sent this to the admin)
They were speed hacking, taunting and making fun of the other racers outside of the race tracks... God I hope they get caught soon!
Found a toothless/boneknapper/timberjack hacker, no pictures because my computer is mean. The toothless he had was named boss, didn't quite check to see the other names of his dragons, he was trying to add me so I looked at his dragons and saw a boneknapper and timberjack.Forgot his name b/c I had to go the second I was about to write down his name :(
I found a tiny toothless with no name and the adoption date was yesterday but the person had no membership at all.
Just ealyer i saw a timberjack it landed the rider got off then switched dragons to a deadly nadder then swiced to a skrill i think she did this to confuse people. i chased it down. then it skiped forward as fast as lightning (LOL) like it just suddenly moved forward a couple of gameing meters then landed and got off. By the way i also think she hacked her way into getting the crystal nadder skin and the saddle of champions and also a night fury. i opened her profile and her name was:
and she was a girl
sorry couldent get a screanshot i dont know how
I hope this helps.
Also the non hacking people team what do they do because i would like to be one.