So I thought I'd bring you a little action packed update of what has recently come to light of No Quarters exploitation and cover up of there supposed NA first Regulos kill, as from reading all the rucus on the official forums it becomes quite confusing unless you can translate vast quantities of "L33t Sp3ak" *que CSI music*
So if you haven't been in the RIFT endgame raiding scene for to long, No Quarter previously claimed the World First Maelforge kill, a month and a bit later it came to light that No Quarter had used an exploit to kill this boss where they could stack the consumables such as Powerstones and Weaponstones multiple times to get insanely high stats, thus entirely negating the difficulty of the fight. Trion then did a public statement and revoked there World First and Achievements and also banned them for Beta Testing Storm Legion Raiding, more info which can be found here
So the recent endgame progression race was for the 'First Regulos Kill', the German guild known as <Game Over> Managed to claim it in a state that was thought by the dev's and most to be impossible, so once again a big congratulations to them, full kill video and logs, the day after no quarter claimed a kill and posted this and I quote *Teaser* video and refused to show logs. This made people very sketchy, but they were very insistant it was a 'legit kill' they then proceeded to take several other shard firsts and annoy quite a few people, as per usual.
So the last bit of the fight is basically a burn on the boss, you can't tank the boss, he's just randomly 1 shotting you and everytime somebody dies an add spawns, so to pretty to everyone this seemed fairly 'legit' in terms of a kill.
Last night it came to light that No Quarter found an exploit and used a druid pet to tank Regulos himself in all the prior phases, allowing them to negate not only a healer or two, some important fight mechanics and also with the additional dps pretty much destroyed the difficulty the dps check of hard enrage of this fight. The way it works to the best of my understanding is that all Regulos's attacks are cleaves, pets have almost immunity to cleaves, to insure they don't die to AOE effects on various bosses to make pet specs viable for raiding.
As you can see by the video above for the first 8 or so minuites, During the regulos phase the druid pet is just standing in and ignoring most of the mechanics of the fight, thus negating any tanking requirement, making it pretty much for that phase tank and spank.
To top it all off here is a video of there first Matriach of Pestilence (The 3rd boss of EE, considered by some as the massive roadblock in the instance) Kill as well, which as you can see they are just all stacked up in one spot, the boss is not doing everything and they are nuking, this without saying. So they used this cheese tactic to get to Regulos in the first place
Just thought I'd give you the word on the street in the endgame raiding scene, which may for yourselves explain the majority of topics in the dungeons and raids section, I think the thing that most disappoints me is that somebody I highly respected before I saw this for being an outstanding member of the RIFT Community (Cupcake), has pretty much lost all my respect.
Really disappointed that <No Quarter> would sink to this level again, I don't usually wish bans upon players or guilds, but I really think this time is it deserved, considering all the grief they have been going around causing.
Edit: Reponse from Daglar