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Raid Finder Loot Exploit Suspensions
Blizzard finally commented on the Raid Finder Loot exploit resultingin multiple accounts suspensions in a lot of guilds.
Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Shortly after patch 4.3 was released, we became aware that some players were abusing an exploit to obtain loot from the same Raid Finder bosses multiple times in a single raid lockout period (one week). The Raid Finder loot mechanic is of course intended to only allow a person to roll on boss loot drops once per raid lockout period. The raid lockout mechanic has been a mainstay of the World of Warcraft rules since Onyxia and Molten Core, ensuring that no one can obtain loot from a boss more than once per lockout. Due to the nature of the exploit and the clear intent of those who abused it, they've been issued notices and given temporary suspensions from the game. We’re also working to remove all Raid Finder items from those who used the exploit.

It's also worth noting that Paragon posted an apology on their website

An LFR Apology
There has been a lot of misinformation going around, so to clear things up, here is a truthful account of what exactly happened with the LFR and what we have to say about it:

The patch hit EU servers on Wednesday. We started off with our 5x Firelands runs to wrap up legendaries and called it a night. For Thursday, we had an elaborate plan to run a personal LFR raid for every main character to get the maximum amount of loot.

As we were doing the first few runs, we noticed an unrealistic amount of tier pieces on some guilds' armory profiles, which we thought was unattainable through normal means. We started looking into it, and found out that you can loot passed gear from bosses, regardless of save status, if you zone out and back into the instance. This did not provide the raid with any extra loot, but it did eliminate a major portion of the RNG that would have been involved in simply doing personal runs for everyone.

We acknowledge that using this unintended behavior, which was quite clearly a bug, to our gain, was wrong. The fact that others were using it as well is no justification for doing it ourselves. We apologize for doing it, and accept whatever consequences follow.
This article was originally published in forum thread: Raid Finder Loot Exploit Suspensions, Paragon Apology started by Boubouille View original post
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  1. phlover's Avatar
    i think this step is good ! blizzard did it right .

    but i think 14 day ban would be better
  1. prinah's Avatar
    8-days is more than enough, especially since heroics are available right now. I hate what these guilds did -- makes you look like a tool -- yet it doesn't bug me because they didn't effect my gaming experience and it shouldn't effect yours either. It happened and now it's water under the bridge. They are losing out on some world firsts and for those who don't know, that's a huge thing, especially when you're being sponsored.
  1. phlover's Avatar
    thats true !

    its the reason because they not fooled the whole community , no they foold their sponsors too
  1. Kasadya's Avatar
    Last tier a lot of these TOP guilds players are going to be playing and they throw out a Massive Ban lol! Also Funny how the two blizzcon participants didn't get banned, while some members of each guild both used the LFR exploit!
  1. LichslayerX's Avatar
    For once the mighty Paragon has been humbled. It only took 40,000 others to denounce them to achieve it. Good luck Blood Legion! Show em how real gamers play!
  1. prinah's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Kasadya View Post
    Last tier a lot of these TOP guilds players are going to be playing and they throw out a Massive Ban lol! Also Funny how the two blizzcon participants didn't get banned, while some members of each guild both used the LFR exploit!
    That's funny, lol.

    For once the mighty Paragon has been humbled. It only took 40,000 others to denounce them to achieve it. Good luck Blood Legion! Show em how real gamers play!
    I agree. There's a couple guilds I'd love to see get this shit done. BL, Exodus, and vodka. I'd love to see Premo make a hard come back this tier. Then my boys over at Meridian and Silhouette to make a huge wake-up call. Vigil on Mal'ganis, Phoenix/Afflicted on Greymane, and VANQUISH as well. Suit Up aka Tsunami on the horizon. Okay, I'll shut up, he he he.
  1. slakker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dela2k10 View Post
    This pretty much sums it all up:
    What an epic pic.

    It was amazingly stupid of Paragon still
  1. Shock's Avatar
    They never said they were sorry they just tryed to pass the blame to other guilds thats what paragon gets when they merge with the gold selling guild Dream.
  1. phlover's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by slakker View Post
    What an epic pic.

    It was amazingly stupid of Paragon still
    who is paragon ! nobodys knows them and cares about !
  1. slakker's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by prinah View Post
    I agree. There's a couple guilds I'd love to see get this shit done. BL, Exodus, and Vodka. I'd love to see Premo make a hard come back this tier. Then my boys over at Meridian and Silhouette to make a huge wake-up call. Vigil on Mal'ganis and Phoenix/Afflicted as well. Suit Up aka Tsunami on the horizon. Okay, I'll shut up, he he he.
    Yeah we can't get a US WF with only a day advantage, now Paragon is banned we have a chance.
  1. prinah's Avatar
    "So, 'sup with that Blood Legion. /wink"
  1. phlover's Avatar
    blood legion will take it !

    a nice guild that dont sell gold !

    dont got any sponsors , and live for the spirit of community and fair play
  1. Bloodhunter's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Dela2k10 View Post
    This pretty much sums it all up:
    This was the first thing that came to my mind.
  1. Belial's Avatar
    Before I start off I want you to know that I haven't played WoW in over 8 month now and couldn't care less for world first. Alot of guilds cheated and were rightfully banned. But I still wouldn't be suprised if Paragon gets world first anyway. Maybe only on 10 man but I think they will get it.
  1. Dugnova's Avatar
    Exodus just overtook blood legion, blood legion fan boys this is your queue to get your back up about exodus exploiting yogg0 and how they don't deserve world first ranking...
  1. Spike`'s Avatar
    I really dont care about who were banned i only care about how fast the guilds are killing Heroic Modes (even many considered top500)

    i only care about how fast their are CLEARED << THIS IS BAD

    the real top ones will be at now? 7 ? I wanted and many wants that Last Tier really last until Next Expansion, for Top Guilds having to take 3 or 4 weeks to Last boss but this? pathetic
  1. santa666's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanthalus View Post
    its all bollocks - blood legion took 22 saved alts so 3 mains could get tokens - thats exploiting the LFR loot system - so wheres there ban then....
    Thats clever use of game mechanics lol...do you even know what the banned guilds did ? Im guessing not a fking clue...
  1. lohengren's Avatar
    A victimless crime. Why this is getting so much play is beyond me.
  1. Haajib's Avatar
    Enjoy being last again losers
  1. Zergegh's Avatar
    lol /10chars

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