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Cheats in multiplayer games are banned, but what *is* a cheat?

A cheat in a multiplayer game, for the purposes of determining whether a question violates our cheating guideline, is a tool that uses out-of-game resources to give you an advantage that the other ...
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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

If a developer designed a cheat to exist, then yes, that is absolutely on topic. This includes modding capabilities - if the game supports mods, then most questions in this realm are okay here. If a ...
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Can I ask for cheat codes and mods on this site?

In general, asking about built-in cheat codes is fine for single-player games. But not cheats for multiplayer games (not that many multiplayer games have built-in cheats). If the (single-player) game ...
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Is asking if a specific behavior violates the terms of service allowed?

Personally, I see no problem with your proposed question. You are simply asking about a fairly benign thing (creating a second account for an MMO, with no ill-intent) and wanting to know if this would ...
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Questions asking for cheats in a game with non-competitive online multiplayer

Our current cheat policy says A cheat in a multiplayer game, for the purposes of determining whether a question violates our cheating guideline, is a tool that uses out-of-game resources to give ...
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Questions asking for cheats in games where the singleplayer also has multiplayer components

Such questions in the past have not been closed. Here is one example. I see no reason to close them. Sure, maybe we don't want to help people specifically cheat online, but cheating single player is ...
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Where do we stand on cheating in single player games?

For reference, here is the question in...question: https://gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/197628/is-there-any-way-to-cheat-hack-tiny-death-star-on-ios It shouldn't have been closed as off topic ...
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Where is the line between "glitch" and "cheat"?

It seems to me that there are two main factors when it comes to whether a glitch/bug/cheat/exploit/etc is acceptable or not. What is the counterplay? If it's just something else that other players ...
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Questions asking for cheats in games where the singleplayer also has multiplayer components

Do we have any example(s) of this? If so, lets make a decision for that particular question. If we don't, this discussion is not worth having. Trying to come up with a general-case solution is hard ...
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Is asking how to hack Pokémon necessarily a multiplayer cheat?

No, but only if the title requires players to be in the same physical vicinity as one another (e.g. generation IV and newer is out of the question entirely). The no is answering the question's title ...
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Asking questions about cheating in games that have a multiplayer setting?

You bring up an interesting point. I think its important to read into the intent of the question. The intent of this question is to find out how to cheat in a multiplayer setting, which would be off-...
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Where is the line between "glitch" and "cheat"?

In my opinion, the question "What is a glitch and what is a cheat?" is not as important as "What sorts of glitches should we support in questions?", but I will give my opinion on both these topics. ...
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