There is a hunter pet bug from EPL that has been around for a while from my understanding that increases the pets damage by large amounts, more than intended. I do not know the exact details of it, but others have been talking about it.
I noticed a Council Heroic 25m kill log that consisted of a 2 minute fight. The hunter was BM and using this pet. I also noticed other guilds doing it. I am not trying to rat anyone out so I am not mentioning any guild tags here. I just want to know that if you use this pet bug to get one of these heroic kills in ToT, is that against TOU since the bug has been there a while and blizzard does not seem to be concerned with it as there has been no reaction from the developers themselves. This pet was used on a Tortos kill as well. So, if the developers do not seem concerned with it, is this just one of those "it is okay to do it even if it is wrong" kinda deals? I do know one of these guilds would have not met the dps requirement for heroic council if they did not have this bug in the raid.
If you're talking about the dog with the damage aura, they no longer keep the aura when tamed. It's been fixed (again) not so long ago. Some people may still have one of those since before the last fix and using them is grounds for ban.
Originally Posted by Chen Stormstout
To ask why we fight is to ask why leaves fall. (...)
Originally Posted by TotalBiscuit
Gravity? We fight because gravity? Never listen to a philosophy from a panda.
The pet retained the buff as long as it did not die. They made sure you could not tame another pet and keep the buff - pets that were already tamed kept it, for as long as they were alive. Considering the fact that RTS now has a pet named "Ripjamal", and no "Jamal", I'd assume that the pet died sometime after the kill and lost the buff, and can thus no longer be abused.
It's still grounds for atleast a suspension, though.
#exploits being used by duality/suit up/gamble, these hunters everywhere!
Gamble using exploits? say it ain't so. The bigger question would be how many people on there roster are on final warning from Blizz for the exploits that they used in the past.. cough anyone from TM cough.
The thing is, its such an old bug and blizzard has really done nothing on their end about it nor have mentioned it at all. This lead me to believe they might not care about the bug being used or its just such a low priority because of the lack of response. There have been no warnings or bans from anyone using it in ToT that I know of.
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Originally Posted by Blitzo
People will do anything for heroics. It doesn't even feel like an accomplishment doing it this way...
Looks like a legit Torots heroic kill to me. Pic must have been them goofing off before killing the boss.