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Clearly a lot of you haven't played an mmo if you think this is too harsh. I think its awesome. The people buying them and not knowing where they came from is one thing, but the people selling them knew exactly what they were getting themselves into so good on NCsoft.

I have been playing MMO's before they coined the term "MMO".

It is all about context of the situation and what ACTUALLY happen, refer to my previous post one page back for what I mean.
    
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def a good thing...cant let exploits go on in MMO...it'll ruin the game within months
 
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Sorry If I upset anyone with my comments, I have much respect for A.net and them doing this seems a bit "harsh" now they've opened up chances for redemption for many exploiters, I wasn't caught up in the madness I was spending a lot of my time in World Vs World or sleeping because the queue was so long.

Yes this Is a way how to scare people away from using exploits and exploits can seriously damage a game, like what happened to Entropia Universe when millions of Sweat was being exploited I'm still unsure If they rolled it back and undone the damage.

A.net made the right decision by banning them but a perma ban as an initial course of action seemed over the top considering these people supported A.net from an early stage spending a lot of money to gain access to an MMO (I know there's no subscription)

I personally wouldn't have taken advantage of this exploit, when something similar occurred in Tera the first month (I think It was) I watched as powerful weapons were enchanted and I didn't take advantage of the exploit, I simply watched as the madness unraveled only to find out everything was rolled back and no bans took place, no discipline just a slap on the wrist with an angry message from them.

If something like that was to happen again in that game the same thing would happen, people will exploit it, In Guild Wars now that Arena net has banned people they defiantly wont do this again, pretty much how parents should be disciplining their kids.
Edited by TopicClocker - 9/1/12 at 10:31am
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If you see something broken and exploit it in such a way, you accept the risk. Blizzard does this with WoW and this is no different. Blizzard banned the entire A-team for Ensidia over an exploit. You are supposed to report anything that is broken. They didn't. Enjoy your ban. Zero sympathy from me.

Ensidia Ban : Knew something was wrong and causing the floor on the LK fight not to break. Continued to push for a world first kill. Being one of the top 5 guilds in the world they are in contact with the dev team, they didn't report the issue and didn't know what was causing it. They got caught and got a temp ban.

Guild Wars 2 Ban : Players knew what was broken and exploited it for a massive gain on their part having a big impact on the economy. Enjoy your perm ban.

Difference here is the players knew exactly what was going on, Ensidia knew something was up but didn't say anything.
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My friend got a 72 hour ban for this. He bought weapons for all 5 of his characters.
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Today we banned a number of players for exploiting Guild Wars 2. We take our community and the integrity of the game very seriously, and want to be clear that intentionally exploiting the game is unacceptable. The players we banned were certainly intentionally and repeatedly exploiting a bug in the game. We intended to send a very clear message that exploiting the game in this way will not be tolerated, and we believe this message now has been well understood.

I, and every other long-time Guild Wars player around in 2006-7, aren't buyin' what you're sellin'. Anet tomfoolery is what created the duping problem and subsequent economy in the first place and they've never, ever been able to fix that problem in Guild Wars. I expect nothing different in GW2.

Edit: Why is this on Tech & Science and not Video Game news?
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The fact that this was a karma weapon exploit even introduces a comical aspect. Karma always comes back to bite you in the rear smile.gif

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Yeah I know of something like that within the EULA, but what they need to think about is the wide audience they've let into their game, the game is rated 12+ this means 12 year olds or older people will have access to the game, If a twelve year old was told to buy these weapons from a vendor because there was sort of some Mass sale I guarantee they'd run there and buy all they can, and a twelve year old would probably not read a EULA or even know what one was, so when he can't gain access to the game not only is he going to be upset and confused but his parents will be furious at him and arena net.
I'm not saying Arena net shouldn't ban people from their game, what they've done was simply going by wehat they said and punishing people for not abiding their rules or "laws", that's good that they are doing this but I still think they went over the top, especially since the game just got released, people are going to be cautious about their games and Guild Wars 2.
Oh and btw I wasn't caught up in this either, I'm just speaking against what arena net has done.

Ignorance is not an excuse.
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lol True, I've reconsidered my statement.
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If you cheat, exploit, take advantage of the system, or what ever else you care to call it, then you should be banned. The player should be banned, the items should be removed, and any of the inflated income should be removed as well. The integrity of the game is more important than anything else. Not just this game, but all on-line multi-player games.
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