The trick to turn up the brightness
If you have played scary or quite dark games, surely you have ever used the trick of raising the brightness of the TV or in the game settings to see beyond what the original intention of the creator proposes. By increasing the brightness, we are able to see in dark areas, so we get an advantage with which to practically see in the dark. But how would this affect competitive modes? Is it considered cheating?
This approach is the one that has been given in the torneo de Minecraft de Twitch Rivals, where players must complete various minigames to get the highest score. The tournament rules are clear: players must use the vanilla version of the game, that is, the original without mods or alterations, or else they will be disqualified. However, it seems that someone had the brightness too high.
Does Tfue cheat?
The tournament ended with Tfue’s team at the top of the table, however, it seems that the moderators of the event noticed a small detail. As can be seen in the following capture, Tfue’s configuration allowed to see the sea depths, since by having the brightness set at a fairly high level, he could clearly see the seabed, thus being able to go to the areas where apparently there were things to collect.
Stop cheatting 🙃 pic.twitter.com/TKddVFbUXF
— Axl Castro (@AxtassyBaby) April 6, 2021
So Tfue’s team got dropped from 1st to 3rd in Twitch Rivals because of FullBright. Thoughts? The rules did make clear “Vanilla”. You can set this brightness by editing the options.txt file without a mod, but you can’t get this w/ just in-game settings. What do you think? pic.twitter.com/b9HMKhIzH2
— Taylor Harris (@AntVenom) April 6, 2021
The debate now is whether this technique is truly cheating or not. Tfue published his surprise and disagreement on Twitter, and some users limit themselves to pointing to the rules of the game, which do not allow mods. The problem is that this configuration is achieved simply by modifying a .txt file of the game, so it does not require any additional installation, so some consider that it is not cheating.
WE JUST WON TWITCH RIVALS AND THEY DISQUALIFIED US BECAUSE MY BRIGHTNESS WAS TOO HIGH????
– Tfue (@TTfue) April 6, 2021
A trick that has cost you $ 12,000
In the end, the tournament moderators reviewed the plays and determined when this configuration allowed them to gain an advantage, something that resulted in the withdrawal of some points from the final score, lowering the team in the final count of the tournament from first place to third, thus losing the $ 12,000 prize.