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
Comments 487 Comments
  1. pwntus95's Avatar
    1st here aswell

  1. Seregon's Avatar
    Justice in my opinion. Then again, I am a fan of when drama strikes.
  1. Catratbat's Avatar
    Atleast they said sorry
  1. Maximus4004's Avatar
    Enjoy the week off fellas
  1. chaosarmada's Avatar
    Thats... nice Honest behavior in a mmorpg.
  1. Meatmcmichal's Avatar
    snarfed tail between the legs
  1. Astelia's Avatar
    >Exploit >Get caught >Apologize No intentions to apologize otherwise. pathethic.
  1. Awfulx's Avatar
    Hopefully this knocks Paragon out of world firsts in every way shape and form. They knew they were cheating.
  1. Kildex's Avatar
    no1 cares about paragon's sorry ass. They have to stop sucking blizzards ass and see the consequents of their action.It's the most cheaty sneaky guild. They are ruining the worlds first competition with their alt raids, class stacking ect.Imo they should ban paragon permentely!
  1. Fakie's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwntus95 View Post
    1st here aswell
    Your mother must be so proud of you.
  1. Phaelia's Avatar
    If it feels like an exploit, it's an exploit. Easier to just wait your turn like most normal humans.
  1. Chaoshvy's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by pwntus95 View Post
    1st here aswell
    Fuckin' grats, man. A truly incredible feat.
  1. TowerTom's Avatar
    Paragon should have known better. Their own fault really. Apology or no apology it's almost the same as seeing your favourite sports team all built up on steroids to gain an advantage.
  1. Tadd-Baziinga's Avatar
    I wonder how long the suspensions are gonna be? Should be interesting to see what other guilds used the exploit.
  1. Holyshnikies's Avatar
    Oh phew. Im glad they cleared this up for us. Now I can get back to doing what I do. I thought this was going to be on TMZ. Like, I had no idea WoW has celebrities. Thats crazy. This is like mtv... but for us nerds. lol. Im glad it also made front page news on mmo-champ. I mean, cuz you know, Paragon affects us all so much. /sigh.
  1. Kildex's Avatar
    Paragon's messege:
  1. greyghost's Avatar
    In before "but it's Blizzard's fault for even allowing a bug to hit the live servers!! That totes negates the fact that they were knowingly and repeatedly exploiting said bug over and over to do something that's painfully obvious not allowed, ever!"
  1. dharock's Avatar
    can anybody explain to me the gain to replace 397 ilvl with 384 beside getting new tier ?
  1. Seejay's Avatar
    I guess an apology is nice (not that they really need to, it's not like they wronged us in any way) but it's sad that top guilds feel they have to exploit like this to remain competitive.
  1. TheJester210's Avatar
    They're only sorry they got caught..

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