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AIMFight.com is Rigged!

16 Aug 2005  |  Tags: , ,

This site premiered a little while ago and is geared toward being one of this year’s crazes. My friend Mike IM'ed me today and said he thought it was a cool idea, and I said “whatever, I still beat you.” However, he returned with “no, I beat you by like 1,000 points.” We both did it at the same time… how could this have happened??

Anyway, we exchanged screen shots, proving that the site is rigged and seems to represent no actual fighting value. Those scores could be, and probably are, mostly random.

My screen:

His screen:

Update, from their FAQ:

“Your score is the sum of the current number of people online who have you listed as a buddy, out to three degrees. This means the score is constantly changing, and the winner of the battle will constantly change with it.” — We still did this at the exact same time and got totally different results. Mixing in a bit of randomness doesn’t make sense, and neither does the missing 15,000 points on his end.

Update #2:

Let me add that there’s no way they can process that much information so quickly… I say they use that as an excuse for using random numbers. They wouldn’t cache the results into a cookie on my machine if it were legit.

So basically, AIMFight.com is a complete gimmick.

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