It’s all over the net today: the latest, and possibly greatest, dupe bugs in World of Warcraft to date. No, I won’t tell you how, but as is typical with dupes, it involves rubberbanding (sync’ing issues), passing items around, and then TADA!! duped gold and items.
I don’t know how long this has been going on … for crissakes, I don’t follow the hack sites, but I hear things. I try to stay plugged into the grapevine and I hear things.
And what I heard was that there were “issues” with the instances. Fuck, I knew that, I’d been burned by instances since last Tuesday. Instances that wouldn’t load, instances that would drop me 20k feet, instances that didn’t spawn bosses, instances with no mobs whatsoever, instances that wouldn’t spawn AT ALL but would spit the group out into another instance (wtf) — frustrating, to say the least.
Anyhow, I suspect that either the chicken or the egg came first: either the instances were hyper goofy because Blizzard was rushing to fix the mess, or the hyper goofy instances begat the duping. Whichever way, please let the mess be over.
My thinking is that the lion’s share of the dupes are discovered accidentally. Y’know, there’s some buggy thing that goes on and the one guy notices his equipment and wealth has expanded, he mentions it to his bud, they carefully retrace their steps, there’s some trial and error, and then BA DA BING, they can replicate the dupe.
Naturally, they immediately tell absolutely everyone they know and it becomes a textbook example of why two people will never keep a secret forever.
Which is exactly how I heard through the grapevine about the instance “issues”.
Guild is going to one of the Plaguelands’ instances and we pick up a couple of acquaintances to fill out the groups. We send the warlock out to summon because why the hell would we guild and financially support a warlock if not for the summoning? (Ya, the rezz safety net is nice too, but that summoning is SWEEEEEEET.)
The two acquaintances race out to the instance and begin having troubles with zoning in and out. Which they discuss in /raid chat, openly. Finally, one of us asks, why the fuck do you keep zoning in and out if you’re having trouble, and further, why are you pestering the warlock again and again for summons???
There’s a brief silence in /raid chat, and then they explain the instance “issues” of which they are taking advantage.
Yes. WTF, indeed.
(And that is why two humans will never keep a secret, ever.)
Anyways, we told them to knock it off, we fixed the raid/group bug, and commenced the raiding, killing and looting. Ok, not so much looting, but lots of killing.
Every once in a while, one of us would /gu So. or /gu So? or more bluntly /gu So, when we’re done inside here … because it’s on everyone’s mind. It’s the timeless, age old MMOG dilemma, do we or don’t we?
Well, do you or don’t you?