The fact is that people who cheat for personal gain in video games are most likely the ones that cheat in other areas of their lives, like lying on their resume, doping in sports etc. Schadenfreude exists for a reason, it is the pleasure honest people take from seeing dishonest people suffer, they may succeed in areas we wish we could, but we won't do it because we want to do it with our integrity intact. Don't pretend that this is limited to a video game, cheaters succeed everywhere in life and get away with it for the most part. Politics is totally fucked because of cheaters/exploiters.
This is a video game. I can't stress that enough.
The schadenfreude in this thread is ridiculous. Vindictive comments from people condemning the people who used this exploit as if they had been personally victimised because of this. These people really need to reconsider their life position.
This is a video game. There are no tangible or monetary prizes for getting to high rankings.
I imagine the majority of people reveling with joy because of this weren't even in the top 1000. This ban, has no affect on your position on the ladder. The ladder is a made up novelty ranking system to stroke your epeen. If you care about these ranking that much - once again I seriously recommended you take a step back and reconsider your life.
This is a video game.
I don't care about leaderboards, but allowing rampant cheating ruins games and there are games I no longer play for that reason, so fuck those people.