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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 6:55PM (Unverified) said

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@Zeddakis

I'm taking this to mean you've played an MMO that was "finished" and bug free. Could you enlighten everyone else to this amazing title?
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 7:03PM Zeddakis said

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@(Unverified)

"I'm taking this to mean you've played an MMO that was "finished" and bug free."

No, but I am working on one myself and I promise not to release it till it's ready and bug free no matter how long it takes.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 7:24PM dudemanjac said

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@Zeddakis It's a shame we will never see it.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 7:31PM Zeddakis said

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@dudemanjac

It is a shame, but I must practice what I preach, but if I do release it you can be sure you will be able to dance even in PVP. In fact the MMO is about dancing even in the craziest in game places.

There will be group dances to down the end game bosses. If you cannot do the dance successfully as a group then you wipe. The healer dances to heal and the crowd control is doing dance moves to distract the monsters.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 8:23PM dudemanjac said

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@Zeddakis I would play that.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 9:27AM vekien said

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No, I dont think you should ban people.

It is not the peoples fault, its the developers. Ban the developers.

Posted: Jan 7th 2012 6:07PM (Unverified) said

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@vekien
End a mostly good game due to a glitch, a bug that wouldn't even be a big deal if customers weren't exploiting it? Seems a bit harsh.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 9:30AM DoctorFrank said

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lol seriously? the players can't be expected to understand a designers intent, or if they are exploiting a mechanic? terrible. do we really live in a society were people aren't expected to be responsible for their actions.

good christ.

Posted: Jan 7th 2012 9:32AM DarkWalker said

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IMHO, it should only be a bannable offense when it's VERY CLEAR that it's not working as intended, and the player or guild in question REPEATEDLY exploits it. Doing an exploit only once, to see if it really works, should only be bannable when even doing it just once negatively impacts a large number of players (say, some bug that can actually cause severe server instability or even crash the server), and the devs can actually determine that the player was willfully attempting to do it.

Anything that isn't so clear cut or troublesome should only result in the loss of any unwarranted gains and, perhaps, a reprimand, but no ban, even temporary.

Posted: Jan 7th 2012 9:32AM Atlasraven said

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Once the community adopts and encourages game breaking behavior it does much more damage that a single person who discovered an interesting bug or loophole. The exploits draw the attention away from improving the game and really hurts the average honest gamer the most, who has to suffer his fellow gamers antics.

People that copycat exploit behavior to abuse the game really do deserve whatever they get.

Posted: Jan 7th 2012 9:33AM Lobotomist said

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I have no problem with banning.

I have problem with "law" enforcement without trial - in such soft rules enviroment.

Players are banned for exploiting bug. Ok

Did they know this was bug ?

If yes : than every interaction with bug should warrant ban. Or none should.


People were banned, but they never had fair chance to defend themselves.

Did all know it was bug ? Maybe some thought it was just very difficult achievement, and there for very rewarding ?

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I remember that in old MMOs , a big group of players was able to kill 20+ levels bosses. Rewards were proportional - to illium exploit.

But it was not considered bug than.


So you see. Its not clear.

The bans without trial are not acceptable.

Posted: Jan 7th 2012 7:19PM (Unverified) said

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@Lobotomist

It is acceptable within the TOS that everyone clicks "Accept" on, though. Like it or not, it's the rules they've put in place. And anyone can appeal a suspension or ban by contacting support. At least, most of the time.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 9:34AM syberghost said

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I do not for one minute believe that people can't tell when what they're doing is an exploit. It's very much like when kinds on IRC claim they "didn't know that word was profanity".

The fact you even take this position, Brianna, makes me wonder from what game you were banned.

Posted: Jan 7th 2012 10:07AM Zeddakis said

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@syberghost

It's not an "exploit" it a bug. Ban the programer or QA person who is responsible for missing it.

To us players this is just a game. This is the programmers and QA peoples jobs.

And for all you kids dropping profanity get off his IRC channel.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 2:53PM dudemanjac said

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@Zeddakis An eploit is a bug that's being exploited. Stop using 5th grade logic and these answers will become clear to you.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 3:32PM Zeddakis said

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@dudemanjac

But I like to breakdance while I PVP. Is it my fault you can't hurt me while I do?

I should be able to breakdance while we PVP, but you believe the game should let you do damge to me while I do. Maybe I am just such a great dancer that my moves cause you to miss. Maybe it really it working as intended.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 3:45PM dudemanjac said

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@Zeddakis Maybe you do. Unfortunately this is not a break dancing game. So you and anyone who does it will lose that argument.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 3:49PM Zeddakis said

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@dudemanjac

Then why can I do the dance in the game in the first place? If I wasn't suppose to be doing it in the game the programmer would never had added dancing to the game.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 3:54PM dudemanjac said

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@Zeddakis Dancing is fun. Should not interrupt actual gameplay. You know this. You have to know this. I refuse to believe you are smart enough to form words and not know this. I'm just enjoying the silliness of your ludicrous statements.
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Posted: Jan 7th 2012 5:23PM (Unverified) said

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@Zeddakis : "Then why can I do the dance in the game in the first place?"

Well, because WoW had dancing, obviously. You don't think Bioware looked at every feature in WoW individually and decided on a case-by-case basis whether it made sense to clone them, do you?
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