LFR loot exploit is so bad. Free Tier for all

85 Goblin Shaman
TG
6090
They should have just been more pro at the game and get 4pc t13 in 1 run like I did doh.
85 Draenei Hunter
10335
Honestly people have to be pretty naive to not think this was gonna happen. I saw this coming a mile away.

Blizz knew competitive raiders would run LFR to get their tier bonuses, they even promoted it as such.

It was clear the moment this came out that Paragon would do something very similar to this to anyone with any kind of competitive notion. Really it's working as intended.


You misunderstand what is happening. Running LFR with alts/mains to gear up mains is fine, everyone expected that and it's OK. However doing other things to get around the rule that each character can only loot a LFR boss once a week is different - if you find a way to do that (and people have), using that way is clearly an exploit. Blizzard didn't know people would do that, because Blizzard didn't know they had a bug like that in their code.
85 Draenei Hunter
10335
Honestly I dont see how this is an exploit in the least.

People are allowed to raid on alts. The guild has to work together and have enough alts/time to do this. And either they need 25+ people with multiple alts or will get random people who may roll against them. And on top of it the one real raider they want to get the loot might still face RNG bad luck and not see the item drop.

Right now you could create a pug BH group and make sure you don't invite any other locks but yourself so you won't have to roll against anyone if your item drops. - Not against the rules.

You can join a random heroic with multiple guildies of the same roll type so that if an item one person is looking for you drops you can all roll need and then give it to them- not exactly nice but still allowed.

Cleverly stacking alts/guildies/friends/classes etc.. so that you can try to direct loot to people is not against the rules is my point. They still have to face the RNG gods whim and still have to deal with the loot lockout if they don't get it.


That's not what's going on :/ There are a couple of ways to for a single character to loot the same LFR boss multiple times per reset, including the entire raid of 25 people looting all the bosses multiple times - that is not within the intended functionality of LFR.
85 Night Elf Druid
10665
Honestly I dont see how this is an exploit in the least.

People are allowed to raid on alts. The guild has to work together and have enough alts/time to do this. And either they need 25+ people with multiple alts or will get random people who may roll against them. And on top of it the one real raider they want to get the loot might still face RNG bad luck and not see the item drop.

Right now you could create a pug BH group and make sure you don't invite any other locks but yourself so you won't have to roll against anyone if your item drops. - Not against the rules.

You can join a random heroic with multiple guildies of the same roll type so that if an item one person is looking for you drops you can all roll need and then give it to them- not exactly nice but still allowed.

Cleverly stacking alts/guildies/friends/classes etc.. so that you can try to direct loot to people is not against the rules is my point. They still have to face the RNG gods whim and still have to deal with the loot lockout if they don't get it.


The way they're doing does not require alts at all. Try to understand the issue a little bit before voicing your opinion about it

Edited by Avermra on 12/2/2011 8:48 AM PST
90 Draenei Shaman
10900
You people that really don't understand how the guilds are doing this should look it up and find out before you speculate. These guilds are gearing up their ENTIRE RAID of mains in maybe 10-15 runs. You can't do that without using the LFR system in a way that was not intended.
90 Troll Shaman
6655
Hope Bliz has a backbone and hands out some disciplinary action over this.
90 Human Paladin
9050
12/02/2011 08:34 AMPosted by Charsi
Some people are showing up with conspicuously empty shoulders/chest/legs/gloves in eu armory. It may be true or they may be logging out with the gear unequipped for the lolz.

I see one player who at least had the 384 items equipped an hour ago and no longer has any of them on. But they could just be trollin'.
38 Human Warrior
0
there are reports that it has started already ( EU forums ).
90 Worgen Warlock
13825
The exploit is not using 24 alts...because no that would not be an exploit. There is a separate exploit that allows you to get gear on the same character multiple times a week. It basically ignores the "lockout".
100 Troll Druid
14220
Considering the quantity of people that have likely exploited this I'm not so sure there would be any bans, or at least any long ones (maybe only a few days). It's not really in Blizzard's best interest to ban a majority of their most dedicated players, most of which likely did it just to "keep up" with the other top guilds.
All the gear should and likely will be removed, though.
85 Draenei Priest
1955
And there were so many people stressing about how 'casuals' would only use LFR to get gear they didn't deserve.

It's laughable.
90 Orc Shaman
17975
The extra gear people got at least on EU realms is being stripped right now:

http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/lightnings-blade/Xenophics/advanced
http://eu.battle.net/wow/en/character/lightnings-blade/Wakoz/simple
Community Manager
If you are getting loot off of a boss twice then it is an exploit. This has always been the case in World of Warcraft, and we expect players to know better.

We’re in the process of implementing a hotfix to fix the exploit, and are deciding what steps we'll be taking for the gear that was already obtained.
85 Night Elf Druid
10665
There is certain double standards going on here, and most of us expected that Paragon wouldn't be banned. At least they are having their items removed, which is the absolute minimum blizzard can do to prove that they still somewhat care about exploitation of the system.

And yes, if it were started by even some of lesser renown, the guild would've been banned
just dont allow people to run them more then once, normal raids tend to not be up when you have lock outs/
85 Night Elf Rogue
11800
If you are getting loot off of a boss twice then it is an exploit. This has always been the case in World of Warcraft, and we expect players to know better.

We’re in the process of implementing a hotfix to fix the exploit, and are deciding what steps we'll be taking for the gear that was already obtained.


Good to see this is getting dealt with.
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