I thought they were doing good about finally making sure only legitimate scores were kept for raid, and for the most part, recently, there’ve only been cheaters on the first 3 or 4 days, but the last couple weeks, a couple players who already place fairly high in raid seem to be getting scores that aren’t legitimately possible.
I know that Ztsky’s already stated on the forums that Healing Drones do not allow one to obtain a perfect score anymore, since it now counts damage taken despite any HP healed. Given this, I do not believe there is any way to obtain significantly higher scores that users like myself, asa, and Ztsky are obtaining during raid.
For instance, today, there is no possible way to break shut down either the tank, the two mechs, or the boss on the first turn. Instead, one must rely on taking minimum damage from Malice Beam on the tank and two mechs and then taking minimum damage from stomp on the boss. I did this using a mech with over 3300HP and a Supercharge protector today, taking 1 damage each from three Malice Beams, stomp, and 3 drones. This means 7 damage total. I assume asa, Serenity Sunrise, and Ztsky did similar.
HOWEVER, KilliN’s score is notably much higher than any of ours (+419 points). The only possible way for this score to be obtained is a bug or exploit. Similarly, last week, despite ending #2 (El Metre had 1 point more than me) on day 5 and taking only 4 damage on day 6, Azpald’s score was 82 points higher than mine. Although less extreme, this also is not possible without some sort of bug or exploit.
I feel personally cheated by this turn of events where certain players are now obtaining illegitimate scores. I’ve worked hard to improve my raid scores and have spent a lot of time upgrading all the necessary items and Arena bonuses.