First, great post, really well said.
Secondly, the bolded, just wow ...... that is pretty disgusting on Turbines part that something like that was not handled the same way they wanna handle this. I'm sorry you had to go through something like that ruining your experience.
Last edited by Ryiah; 10-08-2013 at 01:03 AM.
Ryiah | Raeyah | ReikaraToy Soldiers
I heard this has been around since update 19.... I can't start to imagine the number of players involved. I'm not sure what their decision will be but it's a little similar to an experience I had a few years ago at a cash machine that was giving out £20 where it should of given out £10 notes.... Do I take this opportunity and double my entire bank account??? After all, it's the bank who either programmed the machine incorrectly or filled it wrong I simply used the machine they created.
I am a refugee of Devourer, abandoned by Coadmasters and washed up on the shores of the new world Thelanis under the rule of the Turbine empire. The locals are primative, the monsters are tough, and to survive in this savage land i must live by one philosophy... trust no one.
- Delete all duped items. If they're socketed into another item and therefore unavailable due to code limitations, so be it.
- PermaBan/TempBan/Warn/De-Level/Other Strange Punishment people who definitively did exploit.
- Reward those who definitively didn't. +5 Tome or something.
Khyber: Aggrim (Completionist!)
All of my builds are grossly out of date. Just roll a human or drow mechanic / assassin rogue thing.
Blind insta-kills floating eye balls.
you just made it possible for me to sleep... i couldnt have said it any better.... if it was not their intention for use to use this feature.. it would have been fixed when the first post showed up about it after u19 hit... we went through 3 updates, and then a server update before finally having it brought to the publics attention that it will be looked into...
This exploit has not affected me directly one iota. Never even knew about it until I saw the notice when I went to log on this morning.
It still p's me off enormously that there are players out there who will cheat like this at the expense of fellow players.
And please - spare me the hand-wringing "but they left the cookie jar open" amorality - Wrong is wrong, and grown-ups know the difference.
(Mice? gimme strength!)
Devs, when you find out who has engaged in this you MUST throw the book at them - short-term bans in this context are completely unnaceptable. Perm bans for the worst offenders, and deletions of all affected characters and items for the rest please, with returned shards/plat and removal of items for those innocently caught up.
Less than that and you short-change the rest of the population.
It hasn't affected me directly one iota - but like EVERYONE else, it has affected me. Some folk might even have parted with hard-earned cash for AS to buy these "bargains".
You must end them. Once and for all, please.
Then, maybe the next time, there wont be such a gold rush mentality around these issues either.
I think they should ban the cheaters during Mabar. Then they will miss out on the 1/day items from mabar. Allowing non cheaters to get some good loot and cheaters wont have access.
The biggest offenders will be the biggest real money spenders in the game. Bite the hand that feeds you ... I don't think so.
Two week ban, maybe three to make them miss out on the +5 Mabar tomes, sure, but more than that? Wouldn't that be counter productive for Turbine? I think about even just the people I know on Thelanis that went ahead with this exploit and they would be losing too much money to Perma ban them all.
Since Turbine knew about this exploit and are just getting around to doing something about it now makes me think there was an agenda or something to the timing of the whole thing. Time will tell.
btw, when i finally logged (late yesterday) there were still some green scales in thelanis at 2M the 100 stack
omfg, green scales? that guy looks more dumb than the ones that were posting 100 scales for 100 lds, i mean, posting each for 5 shards would net em far more cash, but guess that luck and intelligence don't come at once
psykopeta - hoarding pl, for the sake of hoarding, the day i become ubercompletionist will be because there isn't anything to delay it more - thelanis, where the gimps claim to be pros and noobs claim to be pros, no newbies allowed(unless they claim to be pros), we have enough drama w/o them. PS i'm not a pro, maybe if i reincarnate in RL...
Maybe this whole stupid scenario is balancing the market? I don't know about this stuff and would be curious for those who do.
Those sources and sinks... atm we have a lot more sinks? I know that I managed to get up to ~360 shards by someone buying a skill tome off me (perform. go figure) for a lot of shards (why is it that there is no buyout for skill tomes?) but I'm now down to 76 through rerolling chests at 15 shards a pop on those difficult to do EE quests that I only get a shot at every so often.
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