When US guild Exodus received the achievement Alone in the Darkness for their killing of Yogg-Saron without keepers, they apparently used an exploit. While there had already been accusations of this, I take anything within the WOW community lightly until I see otherwise. There will always be some jealous punk somewhere crying foul when you do something that they can’t. There’s a new thread in our realm forums every day about the account I hacked last week, or the person who was removed from our guild without reason (of course in their eyes), or our progress. This time, in the case of Exodus, it just so happens that it was true.
What is an exploit can be debated until the cows come home. This goes back to standing behind the fence on Mandy, and I am sure farther. But that’s the first time I can remember an entire guild being suspended or banned. My thought on this is that they were clever and used a game mechanic against the boss. Certainly it wasn’t the way it was intended, but this being the case, it was in Blizzard’s job to fix the programming error. While I don’t believe in cheating within the game, there is a gray area between when it’s a programming error or all out cheating. This IS a game mechanic, whether intended or not, and I find it ridiculous that Blizzard would punish a guild for THEIR mistake. Kobyashi Maru anyone? That being said, I don’t think the kill should count, especially by any record keeping standard.
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