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Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby Player12 » 21 Jun 2021, 00:19

I have played Tennis Elbow for many years and in recent months there seems to be a phenomenon where some players freeze the game just when I'm about to win the match (Eric, Stroke, DAN being some examples). I don't know how they do this and it's becoming more and more regular. It's not a screenshot because the screenshot tag does not come up it's something else. Manu do you know how they can do this and how to fix this and will this cheat be disabled in Tennis Elbow 4?
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Re: Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby manutoo » 21 Jun 2021, 06:31

Hello,

they just disconnect their Internet ; there's nothing to prevent that, except they get a small ELO penalty, but so does their victim. You can only give them a thumb down.
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Re: Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby Player12 » 21 Jun 2021, 10:27

But then an hour or so later they appear and if you aren't ready they play like normal so the connection isn't totally lost it seems maybe it's something else or they reconnected somehow.

If it happens especially in middle of a point I literally can't do anything like quit or give bad rep- I'm stuck unless I close down the app or and then my chance of a thumb down is gone and I lose a ton of elo for quitting so late in a match
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Re: Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby manutoo » 22 Jun 2021, 05:59

Ok, this seems to be more of a bug, than cheating. :fear:

When it happens, are you able to chat with your opponent ? Does he answer ?
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Re: Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby Player12 » 22 Jun 2021, 14:49

So as long as it's not the middle of the point when they do it- I can go into menus, open chat, view stats, change camera, type etc. but they don't respond. The MS also stays low and solid (no turtle) in top left corner of screen.

It's definitely deliberate as it's always on a match point or when it looks like I'm going to win when there's been no problems beforehand. However when they think I've gone they restart and start playing as normal and as soon as they realise I'm still playing they do it again.

They do seem to swap application just before so maybe they are running an app or programme that somehow throttles connection or something or they are pressing a key down (but not screenshot as it's not showing anything when they do it)...
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Re: Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby manutoo » 23 Jun 2021, 07:30

Ok, this is very strange then. From the behavior you have described, it really looks like cheating, but if the connection is never lost, it seems to be a bug... :scratch:

I'll try to play online in the incoming weeks and hopefully I'll experience this 1st hand and it'll help to pinpoint what's going on exactly... :fear:
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Re: Players deliberately freezing the game

Postby Guest » 07 Aug 2021, 10:00

Player called Del Porto did this to me recently exactly as described. Game freezes and moves maybe a frame every 10 minutes before freezing again.

I tried to get him to release how he does it and all he said was it wasn't using a third party programme and it's some trick within the game...Also said he plays a lot of itst so maybe that's the community to ask
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