Yes - I can answer this stuff for you - np
There are some folks that have maintained that if you use a mod that shows you your teammates equipment are cheating because other players that (note - REFUSE to get the mod), cannot see. This puts those folks at a disadvantage. That's actually the crux of the argument. There were earlier versions of the mod that enabled you to see the opposing teams gold (by player). That, you could argue, would give you some insight to what the other team was going to buy (eg you know who is about to buy currency by looking at who has 1800 gold around ws3. That version of the mod was deleted and replaced by my version that does not provide such insight. My version only shows you teammate items. Anyway, I will also add that, apparently outside of thymalus, no one is bitching about using UI mods. The mod package has seen > 2,000 downloads. It's safe to assume that no one but stubborn folks (who think seeing their teammates items is a cheating offense) or brand new players do not have the mod. In that case, you can point them to this thread. I think everyone would honestly agree that the ui mods make the game better. If it was cheating, imo anyway, I could see if someone on the other team had a sigil, etc. If that was the case, I could chase them down and kill them if I saw they had no out. This mod doesn't do that. Tell thymalus to visit the forums, read this thread, and then download the mod like everyone else playing demigod > 10 games.
RE; postmortem/plague. 1 - its certainly not cheating. cficare misspoke for sure if he said that. However, its been clear that some players get a slowdown effect when postmortem/plague are used. This can lag the game out. So, experienced players don't use this as a courtesy to everyone. So - now that you know, don't use it. You certainly were not cheating - but it can lag the game if your opponents (or you yourself) have a weaker pc. If there is a another patch to dg, this fix is something that I hope to see as it certainly has a negative impact on other players.