We just wanted to give you an update after a day of discussions with our tech team around the voting.
Vote rigging falls into two rough buckets. The first is rallying tons of users to a cause, in favor of – or against – a character. We allow and support this. All of our users are encouraged to do this, whether they want to express their true opinion or just do something silly. The best way to combat this is to fight fire with fire, and if your character is in a tough matchup, get out the vote! The forces of evil are limited in number!
The other type of vote rigging, automated voting, is something we are actively monitoring and still have no reason to believe is happening on a scale large enough to impact the outcomes of contests to date.
With all this in mind, it's clear that groups of users have banded together to influence the outcome of contests, particularly Master Chief vs. Bub & Bob. We can't and won't stop a large number of users from using their votes just because they want to do something other than pick their actual favorites. On the other hand, we're monitoring the chatter around automated voting, and so far we don't see anything that we think works. We, unfortunately, have to remain quiet on the types of fraud we see and how we combat it, because the less information the fraudsters have, the better. I know that last part is frustrating. Believe me, we'd love to prove that we know what's up instead of saying, "Just trust us."
If we do notice widespread fraud, we'll admit to it, and we'll do something about. So, get out there and continue to pioneer for the remaining favorites!
- Jody Robinson, Ricardo Torres
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