It bothers me when people do not take me for my word about Street Fighter hackers. There have been hackers, and lagswitchers in the game since the vanilla SF4. In fact I remember having to call up Sony personally to report a hack when I had my first PS3 (before the infamous hacking incident). The player who had hacked the match I was in in SF4, took total control of my PS3, and forced me to spectate a mirror match in which I had no control of my Vega. The real sh*t kicker was that he had even changed the color of my Vega's outfit before making me spectate the match. Needless to say hacks, and hackers do exist in fighting games such as that of the SF4 series whether you want to stay ignorant about it, or not. Today while playing some USFIV (Ultra Street Fighter IV) I noticed something odd pointing to the presence of such hackers in the ranked lobby I was trying to join. I'm here today to share some photos that I took of the lobby to let you decide whether, or not hacking was involved. As for me I personally think the coincidence definitely points to hacking. That is me though.
Since the day I picked up, and played USFIV in the "NETWORK" lobbies I have noticed that the ranked lobbies have had the occasional duplicates of certain players' PSN IDs. Clicking on the gamer's PSN ID usually reveals low trophy earnings, and the absence of an avatar. It should also be noted that said players only have fighting game trophies. Of course the proof is in the pudding though, so I'll go ahead, and reveal the screenshot photos I took of to duplicate players, and their PSN IDs. Enjoy!
This photo is a zoomed out view of the "RANKED MATCH" lobby featuring one of the before mentioned duplicate lobby players (I-kef_I).
This is the PSN ID, and trophy stats of "I-kef-I". Note the lack of an avatar, the small trophy count, and the fighting game oriented trophies.
This is another "RANKED MATCH" lobby photo showing yet another duplicate PSN ID (luckydragonp).
Again, notice the generic avatar-less PSN ID with a low amount of trophies, and fighting game trophies. This time it is luckydragonp's PSN ID though. Notice the similarities? I did.
Keep in mind that "RANKED MATCH" lobbies are not part of the "ONLINE TRAINING" mode. Now factor in the uncanny resemblances of the duplicate PSN ID phenomenon. What do you think? That is the question. Feel free to leave a comment. Trolls' comments will be immediately removed, or never published though.
Your Last Samurai,