Until recently i always thought maphacking is very rare in Starcraft as, Blizzard protects their games and have no problem in doing massive ban waves (5000 accounts soon after the release of WOL). The problem is they have gone soft, and due to that, i faced 2 cheaters in 2 days, and this are only the dumb ones that were to blatant. I became aware of this after one opponent openend forge expansion vs me, WITHOUT scouting, considering i play random, and this time i got zerg. After this he doesnt scout AT ALL but prepares for my roach allin with 5 cannons and setryes.
But hey, convince yourselves here:
After this i became suspicios of players blind countering me, and soon after i ran into this retard:
The problem is that i have lost games before in the past, but i never blamed it on my opponents cheating, and i assumed my failures. Some were legit, as they have scouted me and reacted properly or just outmacroed me, but i am 100% sure that many other games were lost to frustrated kids like this, with no skill that use maphacks. Still, these aren’t even the most dangerous ones, as they are too dumb to hide it properly, but the ones that do know a bit of Starcraft and are less obvious in their cheating.
Maphacking is also more prevalent in Starcraft WOL than it is in HOTS, as the first game is cheaper to buy in case they do eventually get banned. So, a friendly advice, check your games again, look at the opponent vision, and how he moves his camera. If you see him looking at your base or army in the fog of war, or blindly countering a push he hasn’t scouted, then please, report him and upload your replay in the dedicated section of Team Liquid
Also, don’t get mad, the fact that they hack means they are already losers, no matter the result of your game. Yes, it is even more fun when they lose despite their cheating, but even if you do, think what sad little fucks they are if they need to resort to this to win. Most probably they have a very small dick and felf esteem and this is the only way they can feel some achievment in their pathetic lives. 😛
I will update here more replays of the retard maphackers i meet: