Since becoming the US Head-Admin, there's been a sort of "Baader-Meinhof phenomenon" happening with me noticing glitched and cheated map times. While I have primarily noticed these in BHOP, they also (very seldom) appear in Surf servers as well, but will be approached as a case-by-case basis. The main cause of concern right now is BHOP.
First as foremost, it's important to everyone to play legitimately, regardless whether you're from RU, SE, UK, or US. I respect everyone equally and expect the same. However, I find it very disrespectful for someone to come into a server and exploit a map in order to achieve a "best time". This not only wastes my time in having to remove the time and potentially the replay as well, but causes issues with the rest of the community. This prevents the players from achieving actual server records because someone decided to cheat the map a bit.
Now, that being said, I do understand that there are certain circumstances that are allowing users to "bypass death" and manipulate unintended zones to essentially skip large portions of many maps to achieve impossible times. I am also aware of a few people who are routinely doing so, who I will not name in the sake of preventing a witch hunt. I consider these a top issue as of this point and will take action against any cheated times.
To clarify, I'm not speaking about map skips. These are fairly common and do still allow the general public to participate. Some examples of said skips include : bhop_blue, bhop_at_night, and bhop_eazy.
Moving forward, I expect legitimacy with map times and some integrity when it comes to reporting map issues/glitches. They are fairly uncommon as it stands now, but do happen to pop up every now and then. The forums are a perfect place to report these issues as we have a "Map Bug Reports" section in the BHOP forum. I advise everyone to take full advantage of the forums and participate with helping the server(s) grow.
Additionally, from here on out, ANY bugged/cheated/illegitimate map times will be removed and the person in question will be further punished for exploiting/cheating the map. This goes for anybody. I understand it's fun and interesting to find a bug in a map and it's very tempting to use it to achieve a funny and impossible map time, but this ruins the experience for anyone else who competitively plays BHOP and strives to achieve server records.
I have attached an example of a few maps that were exploited by one person in particular. This individual had multiple cheated times (most of which I already removed), which as you can see from the screenshot are clearly not legitimate. As such, I have removed all of the players map times, hoping that it causes them to realize their mistake and move forward with some integrity. This will be common practice if I find more individuals who routinely exploit maps.
As well, I will be reaching out in regards to getting more Zoners for BHOP/Surf servers to allow for quick fixes, but for the time being, I do keep a 100% open door. I am always available and more than willing to help. I appreciate all of you and look forward to keeping us going.