I guess the majority of the DayZ-Community is quite familar with Frankie due to the fact that he is most probably making the best DayZ videos by now. Unfortunatly the latest episode created some fuss regarding the legitimacy of his actions.
The questionable part is the firefight beginning at around 15:00 minutes which ultimately started the hackusations.
A whole squad missing one single person might be very possible, but the unusual debug monitor and the blinking temperature icon are kind of suspicious indeed. Especially the blinking icon is boggling my mind since it has the very same pattern as in the following video, where the protagonist ist activating godmode at the very begining.
Frankie's answer in the DayZ subreddit where this topic is highly debated:
His explanations regarding the blinking temperature icon and debug monitor are just flawed. No post-process filter is able to do that and by up-/down-/sidegrading the vanilla DayZ you won't affect the actual TavianaDayZ installation. Period!
My personal opinion regarding all this fuss? Well, I can hardly believe that someone is so stupid to present a video to a broad audience where you are obviously cheating. Especially since I think that Frankie is very legit and also a highly skilled player. But the recent hackusations really boggle my mind.
What's your opinion on this?
Edit: After watching this well made video by Univerbal
I think the case is pretty clear. It really saddens me that Frankie is cheating in his videos. But it seems like Youtube-money corrupts you after all.
Episode 21 Aftermath:
Frankie has advanced knowledge in scripting. My guess is that he just sort of emulates the activated godmode by scripting the flashing icon by himself. Just to trick people and dash away all hackusations.
This is the ONLY reason for the first minute being in the newest episode. By this he enables his defenders to say "Oh look, the buggy temperature icon flashes allthough he is losing blood!". This is what he wanted to achieve and now it is just consistent that he deleted his statement on reddit because he realised how incredibly dumb his explanation regarding the flashing temperature icon was (Hurr durr post-process filter).
I'm done with this thread, I've already made up my mind. It was never my goal to take down his Youtube-Channel or something stupid like that. But I expected a wholehearted apology from him, and a grown person would have delivered. Now I'm just awfully disappointed by Frankie but at the end of the day the Youtube-moneyz continues to flow. And unfortunatly this is what matters the most to Frankie, rather than showing some integrity one would expect from a person being 23 years old.
The whole thread in a nutshell:
Hey guys, I'm new to this Forum, but couldn't help but to try to make a compendium of all the pro and con arguments on this "Frankie is a Hacker" issue. I did it because I could not stand people ignoring more than 30 pages of discussion, bringing back the same arguments over and over again, some of which have already been addressed multiple times.
I may have made some mistakes or forgot some stuff, but I tried my best to be impartial and gather as much arguments as possible. Have fun!
PS: Tried to post the MS Word format here but it didn't work, therefore had to post as images. If you guys want I can post the links afterwards.
Edit: Just saw that I forgot about the "spawn backpack" event that happens on his GunShop video (nº11), again when the temp icon is flashing, and full blood, hunger, thirst.
This would probably be:
Frankie - Never addressed this issue
Con - Hackers said that it happens when you spawn an item in your inventory, instead of a medical box.
Pro - Just another glitch on DayZ. (and lucky of him). Or some other hacker on the server spawned the backpack on his body.
New evidence is out as part of a very in depth investigation into events. A lot of people mainly hard working community supporters who run servers for everyone to play on for free were hurt because of this and the shit storm created. That is also not to mention good players left frustrated with the video rendering glitch lies and being called trolls and that is why I pick up on this Reddit in credit to catching an internet big fish and showing everyone its wrong to make money at the expense of others, it does not matter if it is a virtual representation yourself. Its still undermining what this game represents and publishing it. I'm sure people will flame me for this but after getting to know how directly this effected people its worth going down this way I am about fair play. Hope in some way it puts some people off from taking advantage.
Permalink Reddit here: http://www.reddit.co...od_ep25/c7t4bjc
Quote from the Reddit here:
DNightmareTeam CTC 3 points 20 hours
Something like this? https://dl.dropbox.c...985/frankie.rar Although never finished / released to public before
€dit: Also found and old screencap from the whole WIP/Timeline recreation:https://dl.dropbox.c...85/timeline.jpg
btw. I (DNightmare) post this and it's in no way related to dayzland.eu whatsoever. It was never posted before and the whole thing was pulled. But as I was the one writing it and I'm tired of all the stuff collecting dust on my harddrive now, I just said: Well, screw it! Here is the (unfinished) stuff that was gathered. Everyone feel free to make their own opinion out of it now and then move on!
Hackers leave a paper trail a mile long. Keep the fight up admins! You protect this games reputation and keep us enjoying it.