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Update: Blizzard posted an official statement on the LFR exploit bans.

PvP Season 11 Begins
This season brings new gear and Alizabal, the new Baradin Hold boss. Keep in mind that all ratings will be reset and higher item level honor gear will be added. Any honor that you have over the 4,000 cap will be converted to gold.

Originally Posted by MMO-Champion
Alizabal, Mistress of Hate
The Kirin Tor imprisoned Alizabal in their formidable Violet Hold not long after corrupt magi summoned the shivarra into Azeroth. Despite arcane wards restricting her powers, the demon's malicious influence alone caused her guards to murder one another in sudden fits of rage. Her transfer to Baradin Hold prior to the Cataclysm has only aggravated the ruined prison's increasingly dire conditions.

Skewer
Alizabal skewers and stuns her current target for 8 sec. Skewer also inflicts 10000 Physical damage every 2 sec. and increases the target's damage taken by 150%.

Seething Hate
Alizabal incites Seething Hate in a random player, inflicting 600000 total Fire damage to all players within 6 yards of the target. The damage is split amongst all of the nearby players.

Blade Dance
Alizabal enters a Blade Dance and inflicts 12500 Physical damage every sec. to every player within 13 yards. The Blade Dance also deflects all incoming attacks.



Weapons

Class Set Class Set
Death Knight Cataclysmic Gladiator's Desecration Rogue Cataclysmic Gladiator's Vestments
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Refuge Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Earthshaker
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Sanctuary Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Thunderfist
Druid Cataclysmic Gladiator's Wildhide Shaman Cataclysmic Gladiator's Wartide
Hunter Cataclysmic Gladiator's Pursuit Warlock Cataclysmic Gladiator's Felshroud
Mage Cataclysmic Gladiator's Regalia Warrior Cataclysmic Gladiator's Battlegear
Paladin Cataclysmic Gladiator's Redemption Priest Cataclysmic Gladiator's Investiture
Paladin Cataclysmic Gladiator's Vindication Priest Cataclysmic Gladiator's Raiment




LFR: Fall of Deathwing
LFR difficulty of the Fall of Deathwing opens on Tuesday, as Blizzard wanted everyone to experience it on Normal difficulty first.



LFR Exploit Bans
Players that exploited LFR to get loot multiple times supposedly are receiving 3-8 day bans tonight.



Blizzard Art Gallery Update
The World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Art gallery has been updated with seven pieces representing the Warcraft universe.




The Daily Blink - The New Abilities: Alter Time
The Daily Blink seems to have uncovered the engineering version of the new Mists of Pandaria mage spell, Alter Time.

This article was originally published in forum thread: Season 11 Begins, LFR Fall of Deathwing, LFR Exploit Bans, The Daily Blink started by chaud View original post
Comments 164 Comments
  1. yell's Avatar
    One of the ugliest priestset ever..But free Deathwind LFR epic.
  1. VitesseEOD's Avatar
    Thats good, any guilds that actively cheated to try and effectively steal a march on progression should miss a raiding lockout to give genuine guilds a chance at the World 1sts. Kudos Blizzard (if indeed they go through with it)

    ---------- Post added 2011-12-06 at 08:20 AM ----------

    Quote Originally Posted by Valkryx View Post
    awesome, people that exploited got banned, its over,... can we just drop it now than since its over and done with? no need to continue on bout something that didnt even affect 99% of the players.

    Very well said, no-one outside of the 0.01% of players who cheated really cares. We just /point and /laugh and the fools who did!
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    I just to want to know why they are banning people? Maybe they can't still make good code for game. Just Like Ensidia, using at Lich King couple of bombs. Tops guilds can s*ck my d*ck. If coder's cant do they're jobs when game is at beta face then it's they're problem. If beta face is over and then ban people for using such nice game mechanics then it's they're porblem. Not us who are paying this. Sorry for saying this but when blizzard ban me for clever mechanics then they can kiss my lawyer's ass
    ¨¨

    ROFL, you broke THEIR rules, and you think a lawyer will go against that just because you can't take your punishment like a man and not exploit (cheat) in a game for +12? If you've exploited, you'll get banned...tough luck, try using skills instead of bugs next time you want to progress kk?
  1. Vallius's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by VitesseEOD View Post
    Very well said, no-one outside of the 0.01% of players who cheated really cares. We just /point and /laugh and the fools who did!
    Occupy progression threads. We are the 99%.
  1. Pinkbunnie's Avatar
    I am very satisfied to see that up to 8 day bans are handed out. This shows the community that when a rule is broken badly, it don´t really matther if you have a large name to hide behind... I still wish to see a Blizzard confirmation if this is true though :P
  1. Vesci's Avatar
    Banning people because Blizzard can't get their programming right. Dumbest thing I've heard since the new Darkmoon Faire. Spending precious development time on something people can only do once a month, that was fucking brilliant. If the glitch was a big deal 1) THEY SHOULD HAVE HOT FIXED IT OR SHUT IT DOWN 2) take the items away, but ban people because they fucked up???? Really? Sounds like a lot of people will be getting refunds to me and probably canceling subs. Makes me SUPER suspicious about D3 if they pull shit like this, how can you expect them to handle money?
  1. Nightsshade's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vesci View Post
    Banning people because Blizzard can't get their programming right. Dumbest thing I've heard since the new Darkmoon Faire. Spending precious development time on something people can only do once a month, that was fucking brilliant. If the glitch was a big deal 1) THEY SHOULD HAVE HOT FIXED IT OR SHUT IT DOWN 2) take the items away, but ban people because they fucked up???? Really? Sounds like a lot of people will be getting refunds to me and probably canceling subs. Makes me SUPER suspicious about D3 if they pull shit like this, how can you expect them to handle money?

    Go wiki - Exploit_(computer_security)

    Bugs and glitches happen - taking advantages of said bugs is the definition of an exploit... If you have an issue with their coding - do better - The biggest companies in the world still have loopholes and bugs in their software, when you find a way around the limits and abuse it, expect to be dealt with... the guilds that pushed this expected just that and they aren't whining about it.
  1. Omirr's Avatar
    Sacrifea : I really hope you're not a lawyer, your English is horrible.

    On-topic:
    The guilds that exploited knew very well that this was one of the possible scenario's but they decided to do it anyways. If I was raiding with a top guild, I would have reported the issue, waited 24 hours and see what happened. That still would have given me enough time to exploit if Blizzard didn't fix the issue.

    The blame is NOT on Blizzard (I really want it to be, but it isn't). The LFR rules were clearly stated before and finding a bug to go around that rule is bug abuse and exploiting. The top guilds knew in advance that this could get them a ban, but due to the pressure of the race (and being impatient imo) they decided to go on. The 8 day ban symbolizes one week of progress which will hurt them a lot in the race. It will definitely affect the world ranking. But I hope they will still do their best to compete.

    Lesson learned, I'd say !
  1. kintharis's Avatar
    well this tier's world first race no longer means anything.
  1. Bullettime's Avatar
    Note that basically its not the guilds in the prog race complaining. They knew action would be taken eventually but couldnt lose on a prog edge. Blizz merely caught on quickly this time.
  1. Seifa's Avatar
    If only this would have happened with Atramedes, but this is a good sign that Blizzard still cares about fair play and cheating. To all those that fail the concept of the EULA (arguiing on the internet... good luck to me), you are RENTING some space on Blizzard's servers, so even if you are a paying customer, if you break the renter rules, you are kicked out, period.
  1. Charagon's Avatar
    On one hand... HA HA, they got their gear taken away!On the other hand, I'd be lying if I said I didn't abuse the !@#$ out of the massive honor buff they gave TB while it was up, so perhaps I don't have a lot of room to judge.
  1. johnblund's Avatar
    Sure it does mean something. It means the people who will win actually can do it without exploiting if they can manage it.Exploiters got punished and its perfectly nice to see all the people complaining about this. Your cheating you get punished.You knew how it should work and you found a way to work around it and dumb enough to use it.
  1. Liania's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Sacrifear View Post
    Liania When they banned for my friend for nothing, he called for consumer's protection. Couple of hours later, he got he's accound back up and official Blizzard apology. So even Blizzard know when they are in s*it. And i don't live in USA where they sue people for nothing
    Still not sure if serious...

    Ofcourse they are gonna reimburse his account, if they made a mistake and banned someone for the wrong reasons they will ofcourse correct it, if not they loose a good customer for no reason at all.

    My point is that everything related to World of warcraft is blizzards property, we are simply renting the service.

    So I think you should go sober up, cause your coming off as an idiot.
  1. Tronski's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheRevenantHero View Post
    The LFR tool is dumb and misleading. They advertised it as being a raid you can do multiple times in a week with no lockout. I don't ever remember reading that if you participate in a boss, you are locked regardless of whether or not you roll. It's also pretty ridiculous that if you roll on the Chaos orb at the end, you get locked. All around, there is absolutely no benefit to doing raid finder more than once a week.
    Unless you got friends you want to play with
  1. Rorcanna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vesci View Post
    Banning people because Blizzard can't get their programming right. Dumbest thing I've heard since the new Darkmoon Faire. Spending precious development time on something people can only do once a month, that was fucking brilliant. If the glitch was a big deal 1) THEY SHOULD HAVE HOT FIXED IT OR SHUT IT DOWN 2) take the items away, but ban people because they fucked up???? Really? Sounds like a lot of people will be getting refunds to me and probably canceling subs. Makes me SUPER suspicious about D3 if they pull shit like this, how can you expect them to handle money?
    I'd say you should zimmer down and take some thinking time here.
  1. prankstar's Avatar
    just read paragons statement on the matter trying to justify their actions.cheating is cheating they got what they deserved welldone blizzard for banning all the cheaters not just paragon should make for an interesting world firsts race
  1. Jinna's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by kintharis View Post
    well this tier's world first race no longer means anything.
    Yes it does, every single guild who's competing for world first will have done this and received bans. Now it's time to see if these players have a second account to play on. The world first will just be one week later than usual, but it will still be the same names up top. Unless my guild who, ranking around 200 (last I saw) in the world who completed Heroic Rag about 2 months after world first will suddenly jump the gun and kill it while the other guilds are on their ban.
  1. Fujiama's Avatar
    Are we sure that Madness and Spine will be available in the LFR? I mean, if you look at any armory in the bottom, it only shows that the 6 first bosses are available. Check here, on the bottom of the page.
  1. Juno86's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by rockdontroll View Post
    not allowing the top guilds to compete for world 1st by banning their players is such a lame move, they had plenty of PTR time to find bugs.. and its such an obvious bug they basically baited these guilds to exploit it. Its like a big red button in the middle of the screen that says DO NOT PUSH. What the hell were they expecting?
    No, no, and no. That's like saying a rapist isn't at fault if a woman is wearing revealing clothing because shes that much closer to being naked. It was ALWAYS on the onus of the player not to exploit a bug. Just because Blizzard, after hearing all the endless whining about not having enough content, releases a patch without every single bug fixed, does not give the player permission to exploit that bug. How you can think otherwise fucking blows my mind away.

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