Advocating repeated nerfs in the name of "balancing the game" then complaining about how DDO is moving away from D&D, is a direct contradiction in logic - D&D 3.5 (what DDO is based on) is not a balanced game. We can either have a balanced clone MMO with homogenized classes, or we can have a D&D game. We cant have both.
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i wouldn't say it would be a wasteland. its been tough to pug for a long time now anyways and the population has been declining for months. the banning, if at all, would really have to depend on how exploitable this bug was by players. it would not hurt my feelings any if the ones who took full advantage got the worst of the punishment and it was a more than usual vacation, but Turbine needs to set an example by this that they will not tolerate exploits. I don't care whats happened in the past and Turbine just needs to accept a potentially temporary loss to provide a healthier gaming atmosphere which in turn could prove more profitable. squashing exploits immediately saves them money in the long run and others who do not like to participate in them would be more inclined to stay. if exploiters don't like this, they can find a different game to manipulate and I wouldn't miss their "contribution" to the game one bit. due to all the exploiting these days, I question any achievements players have been able to do and that's pretty sad when you doubt someone for accomplishing extraordinary things and wonder how they really did it or how they were able to get that kind of gear.
What I've meant is this time its really on Turbine's hands. They can bring the game to its end IMO.
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LMAO! M...D...? Seriously? - You have received an infraction...
I didn't cheat. I have no problem being the only account on Agro if that's what shakes out.
When they give players a solid game, a game that does not have them stuck in walls, losing fort, losing spell power, not able to get credit for a quest if they were dead at the end of it, not to mention there are STILL mobs in House C that do not have a death animation, you know what will stop Exploiters,when they stop with the buggy **** they pump out and focus on fixing their damn game so it runs right.
What do they spend time? Revamping Loot gen so we have Funbane 4 Greataxe of Boredom 3
The heck with the exploiters, Turbine needs to spend the time focusing on fixing the Game! It was not the players fault that this happened, it was TURBINIES FAULT the bug was there to start with, if anyone should be blamed, it's Turbine.
Every second, every hour they spend hunting down a player to punishing them for what... Turbines screw up? is time they are NOT fixing the game, it;s time they are not correcting bugs, and personally, the only group of people who should be punshed, is the People at Turbine that let this happen.
Fix your GAME!
If you go to a local gaming group (boards, cards, whatever) and get caught cheating, you're probably not going to be asked back... and some of these groups might be four men and a cat. The brilliant thing about MMORPGs is that they can support hundreds, thousands of players from all over the world: we can survive without people who'd abuse such a massively harmful issue in such a flagrant manner.
If Turbine doesn't follow up with some harsh consequences for those that participated knowingly in the exploit it will simply reinforce the already prevalent view that the rewards for cheating far out weigh the risk of punishment.
I believe a permanent ban on any account that used the exploit is justifiable.
Let the exploiters start fresh with a new account, maybe they'll have learned a lesson.
I was around for the infamous Platinum scarab exploit in Asheron's Call 1 (another Turbine game) back in 2001-2002 I think it was.
It's ok to permaban hardcore exploiters, unless that means cutting off 25%+ of the game income by doing so.
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