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Blizzard Addresses WoW Classic Scarab Lord Griefing

Player account suspension on the table

Poorna Shankar Posted:
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Blizzard has responded to the griefing disruptions brought on my the Green Scepter Shard portion of WoW Classic. Here’s what they had to say.

The Green Scepter Shard piece is actually part of the Scepter of Shifting Sands questline,

“We’ve seen reports that on some realms, players appear to be disrupting those who are working on the Green Scepter Shard portion of the Scepter of the Shifting Sands questline. Specifically, by bringing uninvolved and low-level characters to engage with a required enemy and buff its stats/abilities.”

To that end, Blizzard will be taking action against players participating in griefing, including suspension of player accounts. They continue,

“It’s important to note that the key factor here is the presence or absence of a PvP solution. Players who are doing the quest cannot stop same-faction players (or a Normal realm, any players) from running into a boss that has a mechanic that amplifies the boss from that behavior.”


Poorna Shankar

A highly opinionated avid PC gamer, Poorna blindly panics with his friends in various multiplayer games, much to the detriment of his team. Constantly questioning industry practices and a passion for technological progress drive his love for the video game industry. He pulls no punches and tells it like he sees it. He runs a podcast, Gaming The Industry, with fellow writer, Joseph Bradford, discussing industry practices and their effects on consumers.