Towards the end of “Time Cheat”By
Likewise in Smurfs’ village Game “Time Cheat” has been proven to work perfectly, so by changing the time forward with couple of taps on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch, the players will be able to get their crops, fruits and vegetables ready instantly and don’t have to wait long time. [pullquote]
… there are penalties for manipulating the device clock. Beeline[/pullquote]
Growing the crops instantly could be done legally using Smurfberries which you need to pay for them real money. Therefore Capcom had to put an end to it, so what were their actions?
Firstly, they warned the Cheaters either by popping up an alert message upon launching the game as ““BAD DEVICE TIME”, or via a message via Papa Smurf, whenever he detects changes in time, in which Papa Smurf will tell you, “I’m disappointed you have been overworking the Smurfs by changing your clock be careful or your Smurfs will leave the village”.
This message was seen in the earlier updates as a just as a friendly message from papa Smurf to scare the cheaters, however, in the recent updates (1.1.1 upwards) , few actions were indeed added to the game; where many people have noticed that are not getting gifts from Jokey and their snails and caterpillars were not producing any XP.
Initially was thought that the punishment was extremely sever as they wont get gifts form Jokey for weeks or months, but it turned out today that the penalties will take up to a week according to Beeline.
Beeline has mentioned today in one of their support boards that: “… there are penalties for manipulating the device clock. The severity of the penalty and length depend on how often we catch a player changing the clock. Worst case, the game usually goes back to normal in a week or so.”
So in conclusion that Beeline-Capcom (producer/ developer) are aware with this cheat and they have started to fight it, so be carful it may lead to a future ban for those who over use this cheats.