Kripparian just got banned in GW2 by crafting and vendoring:
Do you really want to subject yourself to this kind of N a z i environment in a game? ArenaNet turns out to be way worse than Blizz.
dude.... he cheated.
I have nothing against Arena nor Kripp. In fact, Kripp kind of rubs me the wrong way in the youtube vids I have seen. That being said, from what I understand (reading other forums as well):
- Exploit used by kripp was to use in game mechanics to create an item and then vendor it.
- The in game mechanics in questions, are intended to be used to create said items.
- The vendor that bought the created item is supposed to buy the item.
- The only issue was that the vendor gave too much gold (by Arena's standards) for the item.
From this I took it as such - Let's say for example in D3, you craft a flawless star emerald and npc it for 80k gold, thinking that is okay. After all, the npc tells you it will pay you 80k gold for it. Blizzard comes around and says NO YOU BANNED YOU BAD BOY YOU GO AWAY NOW. Wouldn't that be a bit ridiculous?
Not only that, his escalation from a 72 hour ban (which is okay, debated but okay) to a perma ban occured and was communicated to him through a PUBLIC FORUM? A PUBLIC FORUM??? It is one thing to announce banned accounts on your own site, but stating them on a public forum without even notifying the party in question?
Whilst giving botters (at a early stage, to give them credit where its due they did state that they will escalate bot bans to perma later on) the same time ban as individuals selling/buying stuff to the npc?
In D3 - Smoke Screen, Invulnerable Wizzie etc were all exploits "close" (not exactly as the invulnerable wizard required following specific steps to recreate, whereas GW2 vendor is... literally selling or buying something from the vendor) to what happened. They extended from poor foresight and lack of proper code checking. What did blizzard do? They took the exploit out. Did anybody get banned? No. As it isn't the player's responsibility. It is just bad programming.
What did GW2 do? Perma ban everybody initially. Then following the outcry, reducing this to a 72 hour ban IF the parties in question admit that they were doing something wrong (buying/selling to an npc) rather than Arena admitting it was their coding error.