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post #11 of 75
Fov isn't a hack but in my experience if you are melting faces you will be accused of hacking regardless of what you are doing, some people just dont understand the concept of someone being better than them. If someone accuses me of hacking I just take it as a compliment, if they ask which hacks I use I tell them im wearing odd socks and refuse to elaborate.

I get accused of aimbotting all the time, which is hilarious becuase my aim is terribad, I have fast reactions but I cant aim for toffee yes im aimbotting hence why it took me a whole mag to kill you XD
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post #12 of 75
so me using eyefinity in FPS games, turns me into a hacker?
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Anything that gives you an advantage over another player, outside of your own personal skill, can be construed as unfair, and cheating.

If I were holding, or participating in, a competition, I would expect FOVs to be regulated.
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post #14 of 75
It's most certainly not a hack. Why? Because the game should change the FOV automatically depending on your resolution ratio (16:9 are suited for 75°, for example). Since the game is stupidly coded not to do it (depends on the game as Half-Life 2 does indeed do this), you have to. If you don't do it by choice, you're the one who is stupid!

Those are my thoughts on the subject!
    
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Anything that gives you an advantage over another player, outside of your own personal skill, can be construed as unfair, and cheating.

If I were holding, or participating in, a competition, I would expect FOVs to be regulated.
I agree, competition-wise. However, by regulation, it means everyone should be on a machine that uses a specified resolution, say 1920x1080 for 16:9, in which case the regulated FOV should be the correct one, which is 75° in this case.
    
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Why would it be considered a hack? It's personal preference.

I play COD4 (only promod) at /cg_fovScale 1.125, with a custom config which suits my needs, and most of the settings on low. That's not cheating.
    
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I hope your joking...
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Anything that gives you an advantage over another player, outside of your own personal skill, can be construed as unfair, and cheating.

If I were holding, or participating in, a competition, I would expect FOVs to be regulated.
for the sake of online play that does not really apply, sure at top end competition you would expect everyone to have similar hardware etc, I do not feel that it is cheating for me to use a decent mouse, keyboard, pad and headset than the average player, does it give me an advantage above a player using a random no brand mouse and terribad keyboard ofc it does, is it cheating? ofc not. Does the fact i have silky smooth 120+ fps at all times constitute cheating just because some kids playing on the family dell is struggling to push out 20fps?

FOV is like hardware, it does not artificially inflate your natural skill it simply stops your skill being a limited by an outside influence.
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post #19 of 75
Some leagues may consider it cheating. It's giving you an advantage over other players.

I don't consider it a "hack" though.
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I don't consider it a hack, but I do consider it a bit silly and an insult to the artists. They went to all the trouble to make those models and then people go distorting them for some sort of perceived competitive advantage in something that shouldn't be played competitively in the first place.
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