Lionheart Season of Mastery Realm Temporarily Offline due to Transfer Exploit
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
UPDATED 4:23 p.m. PST – December 3, 2021

The Lionheart (AU) Season of Mastery Realm has been returned to service and is available for play.

During this downtime, we tracked down every character that transferred to the realm and began the process of returning them to their origin and reversing their actions. That work is still underway, and we will continue to ensure that no items or economic impacts remain on Lionheart.

Thank you very much for your patience and understanding.



11:00 a.m. PST

We’ve temporarily disabled the Lionheart (AU) Season of Mastery realm while we take our next steps to address the transfer bug experienced on that realm.

We’ll provide further updates here as soon as possible.

Earlier today, on the Lionheart Season of Mastery Realm, players have noticed characters riding the Black Qiraji Battle Tank mount and wearing best in slot gear from PvP and Naxxramas.

It looks like the "exploit" to transfer a character from WoW Classic to WoW SoM was available for quite a while, which was enough time to make a huge impact in both the economy and PvP.



This article was originally published in forum thread: Lionheart Season of Mastery Realm Temporarily Offline due to Transfer Exploit started by Lumy View original post
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  1. Echo of Soul's Avatar
    If only Blizzard had the money and the resources to fully test their products.
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    Blizz defence force at work in this thread.
    Blizzard made a mistake (happens) so players "abused" it to have some fun and make it clear there was an issue.
    Both are at fault, first Blizzard for sloppy coding and secondly the players who abused the mistake.
    Cause and effect. If Blizzard had done their job in the first place this wouldn't have happened.
  1. Puupi's Avatar
    Blizzard should return the money spent on those transfers and permaban these accounts.
  1. cozzri's Avatar
    Blizzard's poor quality control is causing WoW to suffer, to put any blame for this on the community is sorely misplaced; this problem is the sole responsibility on the the developer. Demanding Blizzard permanently ban players for a situation cause by a developer oversight is laughable.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Mhyroth View Post
    Blizz defence force at work in this thread.
    Blizzard made a mistake (happens) so players "abused" it to have some fun and make it clear there was an issue.
    Both are at fault, first Blizzard for sloppy coding and secondly the players who abused the mistake.
    Cause and effect. If Blizzard had done their job in the first place this wouldn't have happened.
    Just to be clear I'm not saying Blizzard is not at fault here, of course they are. However as you say, doesn't mean people are allowed to abuse it. The only argument I'm making is towards people saying it's 100% Blizzard's fault, and that those that abused the transfer bug did nothing wrong.
  1. Gratlim's Avatar
    Haha well done. Typical Classic spirit: Cheats, bots and exploits all the way.
  1. delus's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cozzri View Post
    Blizzard's poor quality control is causing WoW to suffer, to put any blame for this on the community is sorely misplaced; this problem is the sole responsibility on the the developer. Demanding Blizzard permanently ban players for a situation cause by a developer oversight is laughable.
    Sure, it is a quality control issue but you also have to realize that it also is a deliberate attempt by some players to exploit the game and get one up on other players.
  1. Tiwack's Avatar
    The mantra of wowplayers: Exploit fast and exploit often. Without severe repercussions nothing's gonna change.
  1. tehdef's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerph- View Post
    So in your comparison, they were "accidentally" given 100 dollar bills instead of 10 dollar bills. So to bring that back home, did they "accidentally" transfer max level characters to a realm they knew they shouldn't be able to transfer to, or what? Your comparison makes absolutely zero sense. Crazy something something crazy.
    And then they took those 100's to wall street and bet on the stock market you fucking schmuck.

    You make it sound like they didn't actively take what they DIDNT EARN and applied it unfairly to other people.

    You're a problem and probably a trump voter and it's disgusting that you think that's acceptable and your "logical conclusion" ends short of full application of the whole point.

    Fucking whoosh dude. Whoosh.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by tehdef View Post
    And then they took those 100's to wall street and bet on the stock market you fucking schmuck.

    You make it sound like they didn't actively take what they DIDNT EARN and applied it unfairly to other people.

    You're a problem and probably a trump voter and it's disgusting that you think that's acceptable and your "logical conclusion" ends short of full application of the whole point.

    Fucking whoosh dude. Whoosh.
    You're insulting me for basically saying the same as what you are saying? Think you need to go through the thread again and read what I posted and what the person I quoted was trying to claim.
  1. cocomen2's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Nerph- View Post
    Just to be clear I'm not saying Blizzard is not at fault here, of course they are. However as you say, doesn't mean people are allowed to abuse it. The only argument I'm making is towards people saying it's 100% Blizzard's fault, and that those that abused the transfer bug did nothing wrong.
    Put a gun in act 1.

    Someone gonna use said gun in act 2, just deal with it.


    Its 100% Blizzard fault, its LITERALLY their job and they are paid for it, subscription + store shop, freaking millions to bobby, they must spare scrubs for some janitor to pay him to test and find exploits, random Joe #34 would be able to guess that such thing is possible.
  1. Nerph-'s Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cocomen2 View Post
    Put a gun in act 1.

    Someone gonna use said gun in act 2, just deal with it.


    Its 100% Blizzard fault, its LITERALLY their job and they are paid for it, subscription + store shop, freaking millions to bobby, they must spare scrubs for some janitor to pay him to test and find exploits, random Joe #34 would be able to guess that such thing is possible.
    Nothing will ever be 100% bug free and fool proof. While Blizzard is definitely partly to blame, it doesn't mean abusing a bug is allowed and should not go without repurcusions.
  1. matheney2k's Avatar
    ITT: People self-exposing their own lack of morals and values.
  1. h4rr0d's Avatar
    I mean, I’ll gladly jump on Blizz for messing up, and this is obviously a huge blunder on their side, but the peope who went out of their way to deliberately grief others should just go and DIAF.

    The only redeeming factor in their actions would be if they first reported the issue to Blizzard and then nothing happening for a week or so. If that happened, it’s free hunting season afterwards and shame on Blizz.
  1. Deathpony's Avatar
    Only Blizzard is allowed to exploit their own game.
  1. Oomika's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Deathpony View Post
    Only Blizzard is allowed to exploit their own game.
    and/or female coworkers.
  1. Kaladus's Avatar
    Just when you think Blizzard couldn't make an even bigger joke of itself
  1. Mhyroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Oomika View Post
    and/or female coworkers.
    That's below the belt though. Or should we say: below the painting.
  1. Saltysquidoon's Avatar
    The game is run for by and at blizzard's pleasure, what players can and cannot do is the same. It is axiomatic that blizzard is resultantly incompetent or negligent to the loophole.

    To focus on the moral failings of some few unscrupulous individuals who exploited a problem of blizzard's making instead of the failing of said multi-billion dollar corporation. Is unconsidered corporatism at best or disingenuous copium at worst.
  1. RickJamesLich's Avatar
    This doesn't even sound like bug is the right word, I'm not a computer programmer but I gotta imagine stopping transfers from certain realms shouldn't really be that challenging.

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