We have some significant bans being handed out for the recent exploit of a bugged quest in Burning Crusade Classic, as players are reporting some pretty hefty forced time-off being given out by Blizzard! In addition to that, the attempted qui…
We have some significant bans being handed out for the recent exploit of a bugged quest in Burning Crusade Classic, as players are reporting some pretty hefty forced time-off being given out by Blizzard! In addition to that, the attempted quick fix for the bug caused even more confusion.
The quest big itself was pretty simple and VERY obviously an exploit - normally you can get one Unstable Flask of the Beast in order to complete the quest, but due to the bug players could instead get an infinite amount. And of course plenty of players actually took those flasks and then sold them on the Auction House (or to a vendor)!
Elblasc reported receiving a 6 month ban after having taken and sold THOUSANDS of flasks!
Many other players chimed in and listed their suspension length and amount of flasks/gold received (also an important thing to note is that previous infractions might also have affected suspension length):
you sold hundreds didnt u xd i took 9 and had no issues - pm_me_ur_gold_cap
Made about 10gold... 24 hr ban. - alelock
Sold for about 200g to vendor and did about 10 filled mails to an alt. Banned til sept 20. - monstertugg
I made around 200g and got a week ban - Meeha
Thousands for me, 30 day ban. Were any of you the Shaman on Sulfuras last night? - AfflictedFox
In case you were wondering, the flask vendors for 23 silver, so it was a pretty risky move for not a lot of reward. We don't exactly know how much the Auction House ones were selling for on the various realms, but we did see some go for around 3 gold.
Even more interestingly, the quick/temporary fix to the exploit was a very fast disabling of the method used to obtain the flasks, rendering the quest un-completable - which in turn caused other players to want to get the flasks from the Auction House so they can turn them in for the quest that way BUT the flasks were ALSO changed from BoE to BoP, making them useless for the quest!
In any case it's a pretty good lesson to learn in general - if something is clearly broken and you can benefit from it... maybe don't abuse it!
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