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    Exclamation Potential Veteran of the Horde/Alliance mount exploit

    Today (day after patch 5.1) I decided to start leveling my lvl 85 Hunter to lvl 90. So I did some quests and decided to do a quick dungeon. I queued up and when I entered I found myself earning alot of achievements, which I had already earned on my main. I didnt think much about it until I saw that I had new mail. I got 2 new mails, one with the Black War Bear which I couldnt learn because I already had it, and another with the Vicious War Wolf from the "Veteran of the Horde" achievement.

    Now that is where it becomes a problem, it just went from a random bug to a potentially exploitative bug. As you might know you get only one Vicious War Wolf for just one character per one of the 3 "Veteran of the Horde" achievements (75-, 150-, and 300 RBG wins). But because of this bug, if you have already earned Veteran of the Horde achievement you can potentially get the Vicious War Wolf on all your characters which is an exploit.

    Now this means that it can and most likely will be exploited to get free mounts for all your alts without having to do any more of the achievmeents! The mount is not meant to be account-wide. If Blizz wanted it to be account-wide they would have made it account-wide to begin with.

    Posting this here in hopes of more people knowing about it and reporting it so it gets fixed.

    Edit with video of it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkO3xneq354
    Last edited by Ondisen; 2012-11-29 at 11:41 AM. Reason: Added video

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    This happened to me, will I get a ban/suspension for opening the mail?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xasi View Post
    This happened to me, will I get a ban/suspension for opening the mail?
    I doubt it. But I wouldnt use the mount and learn it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xasi View Post
    This happened to me, will I get a ban/suspension for opening the mail?
    No. All you did was enter a dungeon with an alt and then open your in-game mail. The mount will most likely get removed IF it is still not supposed to be account-wide, but that will be it.

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    I would enjoy the short term use of the mount but CYA yourself and make a ticket. Your not gaining any advantage over anybody else by having the mount so /shrug
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    Yes it's bugged atm - Hopefully people won't get banned for it as it's blizzards fuck up. Hopefully they'll just remove the gear.

    My Priest alt got mailed the mount/Transmog Gear for getting all challenge mode golds. Ticketed it.

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    Yeah I really doubt anyone will get banned over something they cant really control. It's going to happen to alot of people because of the sheer ammount of people doing random dungeons on their alts everyday until its fixed. It might just be a "free" cosmetic gain, but it doesnt make it any less of a exploit since you could easilly get it on all your alts without having to do all the work in RBGs to get it.
    Last edited by Ondisen; 2012-11-29 at 11:45 AM.

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    same happens with the challengemode achievements. some guildmates have the complete challenge mode gear on their lvl 10 twinks. this can not be intended!
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    Maybe they finally came to their senses and made everything account wide.

    Will check in an hour if vanilla pvp titles are finally shared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xasi View Post
    This happened to me, will I get a ban/suspension for opening the mail?
    If this is a bug they wont ban you. Most likely they will only remove the mount from your tab

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    its a bug, currently hit the EU as well (se thread in general).

    Blizzard wont ban you for but as pimped stated " CYA and put in a ticket"

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    Finally gave me my black was bear cross faction so I hope it stays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deng View Post
    Maybe they finally came to their senses and made everything account wide.

    Will check in an hour if vanilla pvp titles are finally shared.
    They aren't/won't be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theholypally View Post
    They aren't/won't be
    Which is a pity.
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