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massive duping underway

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Elydir, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Elydir

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    Someone posted on here about 2 weeks ago about releasing some dupe methods on a website. Today I got a message with the website's url. I looked at it and found they had listed 6 supposed methods of duping. Out of curiosity I went to TC and tried the first 3 methods. They were very simple and each worked exactly as described. I was able to dupe 3 objects easily. I deleted the stuff and the character. I didn't bother testing the other 3 methods he listed, but I would bet they work too. This is just ridiculous. Did anyone else get a message today with that url? I won't list it here or repeat it, but I hope it gets shutdown. I submitted it to UObugs.
     
  2. Id like the URL. Please send it to me so I can honeslty investigate it and report it to EA. I wont even worry about a key logger. Ill risk it for all of us.
     
  3. :coco:
     
  4. Jeremy

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    Feel free to CC me on dupe reports, too, so I can poke Mesanna if she's working on something else when they come in. (jdalberg AT ea DOT com)
     
  5. Maybe you could send jeremy that website. Then they could find them easier.
     
  6. Fortyniner

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    It's hard to imagine anything they could be working on that is more important than dealing with these issues.

    It's also hard to understand how it can take so long to deal with these exploits.
     
  7. Ender

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    How can you not imagine how adding more pixel crack is more important than getting rid of dupers???? And everyone knows its more important to add senseless nerfs (the spellweaving focus one, and likely the vamp form nerf in the future) than it is to fix exploits, cheats, hacks, and dupes!
     
  8. Beldon

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    How can you not imagine how adding more pixel crack is more important than getting rid of dupers???? And everyone knows its more important to add senseless nerfs (the spellweaving focus one, and likely the vamp form nerf in the future) than it is to fix exploits, cheats, hacks, and dupes!

    Hmm, wouldn't the vamp nerf be fixing an exploit?
     
  9. MYUO

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    This could be the duper's tactics to evade detection - sending out mass message about the dupe (may or may not be the val hammer dupe method) so that more ppl will try them. When the dupe is out of hand, the dev will have hard time to pin-point the oringinal duper.
     
  10. Jeremy

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    To the OP - we haven't seen your report yet. Please send it to me and resend it to uobugs, if you would.
     
  11. Ender

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    Not at all. It doesn't manipulate any bugs, doesn't use any illegal programs, it's a clever use of items that are 100% legal and easy to get.
     
  12. Beldon

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    Not at all. It doesn't manipulate any bugs, doesn't use any illegal programs, it's a clever use of items that are 100% legal and easy to get.

    Needing 0 necromancy to maintain vamp form was intended?
     
  13. Ender

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    Maybe not intended, but it doesn't exploit anything.
     
  14. explain how vampire form is obtained with 0 necromancy. I haven't been able to find away below 40. And the legal use of ingame items is not exploiting. Feel free to continue whining you didn't think of it first:loser:
     
  15. Ender

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    Soulstones, and QFT.
     
  16. Beldon

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    I didn't say cast I said maintain. And Soulstones.
     
  17. Sarphus

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    I guess they'll just have to burn everyone's stuff then.
     
  18. Crysta

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    PLEASE tell me you're just going for as many reports as you can get, cause like hell you haven't gotten hundreds of reports for each method already.
     
  19. Jeremy

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    I have no idea - we've gotten a bunch of reports on a couple different methods, but I can't know that we've seen this particular set unless he sends them in!
     
  20. Coranthe

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    @Elydir - Not sure who sent you my site URL, but hey the more the merrier! As I promised someone in another thread I targeted Europa players first and I guess the word is spreading.

    @Jeremy - If you don't have the URL by now, feel free to post some real responses to some of the questions you've been ducking lately and I'll see you get it PDQ! Hell, I may even pull the site down if I think you're making a sincere effort. The townhall was another joke.

    @Uhallers - While the duping methods I have released seem to work on all normal items, the one ray of hope that the Dev team may be able to fix them is that none of them seem to work on tokens. Whatever the difference is between them and normal items seems to work.

    edit: Jeremy, I am pleased to see you are actually talking to folks today. But where is Draconi?
     
  21. Jeremy

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    Last I heard, Draconi just got back from Japan (like, within the last 24 hours.) He wasn't in the office today, although he did attain consciousness at one point :p
     
  22. @ Coranth -

    Thanks for F--KING UP our game for us even more. I hope you get your ass banned for it.

    *walks off saying things that would get him banned from Stratics for life*
     
  23. Tomas_Bryce

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    Great. Wonderful. Superb.
     
  24. Sarphus

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    A jet lag weekend for him. It's good to have him back in the states.
     
  25. Tjalle

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    Much like leading champ bosses to GZ in T2A...?

    Which to me was smart thinking but not intended so I believe they changed that...
     
  26. Lord_Deimos

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    I can't believe some of you guys are buying into this....
     
  27. Tjalle

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    QFT
     
  28. Coranthe

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    Connor - There are no longer very many unique, truely rare items thanks to all of these dupes existing as long as they have. I propose everyone get all the items they want or think they need for the time it takes the dev team to develop new and more rational items. Once they have their new items ready to publish they should wipe every item from every shard. The babies with the muddy bath waters, so to speak. Of course they need to have the dupe bugs fixed too. Yes that is EXTREMELY drastic and the pixel crack addicts will scream bloody murder, but that is the ONLY way to remove all this crap from the game. I realize you don't like my method of dealing with it, but you know what? I really don't care any more about your opinion than EA cares about UO.
     
  29. Basara

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    Your method of dealing with it is the exact opposite.

    There's only one reason to have your site list the dupes - to Encourage/increase duping as a petty, immature, attempt to ruin the game because it's not what you want it to be.

    Be honest with yourself.

    If you were really concerned about the game you'd have sent the dupe methods directly to EA, and never put them up on your site.

    Someone with Coranthe's site address - please send it to EA - so they can rightfully action him/her for intentionally encouraging dupes.
     
  30. Halister Marner

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    I'd definitely urge anyone who has that address to send it directly to Jeremy at JDalberg AT ea.com

    Also, Coranthe, I would suggest you do the same, and if you've made them public like you said, I hope karma is real, because your in for one major dose of it sometime soon.
     
  31. Desperado_SE

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    So in this thread your trying to make it out as your just wanting to force EA into removing the duped items from the game and clean up duping methods. Although in another recent thread of yours that anyone can find through your post history, you say that your releasing the dupe methods so you can take revenge for something. I think there is some :bs: floating somewhere between your two positions.
     
  32. Coranthe

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    That post about revenge relates to some recent game changes that no one asked for or knew were coming AND the deplorable communication between Jeremy our community coordinator and the community. I acknowledge that side of this doesn't shine well on me, but that's how I felt. I did give Jeremy nearly 2 weeks to improve the situation and she snubbed it until today. I published the site yesterday. Had I waited one more day, I may have waited another week, since she has shown some effort today, but it was done. I had sent 2 of the 6 methods to Jeremy some time ago and never got any sort of acknowledgement from her. More of their hush hush BS I suppose, but she could have at least acknowledged the email.

    BTW, I have not received a single PM today asking me to remove the site, or from an EA rep asking for details. However, I am getting a constant stream of PMs wanting the URL which I am not sending out via Stratics sources.
     
  33. Tomas_Bryce

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    Thats some major rationalization going on there buddy.
     
  34. Halister Marner

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    Does that sound like you were being snubbed? Sure. Do I agree with not rewarding you for reporting two of the methods? Nope, I think that wasn't right.

    Sometimes in life we need to do the right thing regardless of how little recognition or reward we receive. Sometimes things are frustrating, sometimes they feel futile or hopeless, but beyond all that, we need to look towards how our actions would affect the players in UO, and not just follow own anger or frustration.

    You got the raw end of the deal for reporting what you did, and the devs have taken far too long to fix the issues you reported, but none of that is an excuse to take out some misguided revenge that affects the players more than it affects the developers you were trying to punish.

    Send the site and bugs to them, shut down the site, and log off the PC and go watch a movie and think rationally about the people who play the game, and not just the game itself.

    What else can I say? You lost hope in the dev team, but your selfish and blind actions made me lose my last shred of hope in UO and its community, as well as many others.
     
  35. packrat

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    I am looking at this from both sides. And Coranthe may be wrong for advertising the exploit. But, if he did report it through the proper channels and nothing was done about it. I blame the devs 100%. Anger needs to be directed towards the people who ignored it if it was reported.
    In the first post the guy said he went on test center and tried it. He said it was easy to do. Now, if someone can do it easy. How long would it take a dev to do it and fix it?
    Maybe it will get fixed and houses will burn.
     
  36. Nok

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    So... meet your terms, and you will concede. Blackmail.
     
  37. shonsu

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    Necro mark 10
    Midnight brace 20
    Bloodwood 5
    Ring 15
    Brace 15
    Fish pole 15

    20 is lowest i get
     
  38. AesSedai

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    - Sorry to hear you don't care about UO either, Coranthe.
    :(

    For a second I thought you had an alias of Beerman.. but now I'm not too sure. Jeremy did request multiple times for that user to report stuff to her; she has again requested reports on this very day - you say you sent in 2 of 6. Why not send in all of them and to multiple places if you feel you are getting the run-around; especially if you actually care about UO more than you think EA does...

    No offense, but you will be the last person I will thank if they do stabilize the economy after they feel they have sufficiently dealt with the duping situations. There is nothing admirable about being willing to exponentially multiply an already dirty situation, in my opinion. Take care.
     
  39. Nexus

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    Ossian Grimoire 10
     
  40. Coranthe

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    I suppose it would have been more admirable to maintain the veil of secrecy that the dupers have held until now. The OP said he sent all of them in. I sent in the first 2 on my list way back when I first learned of them. EA dropped the ball.
     
  41. Joyous2K

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    I know you won't, but someone please PM me the URL. Or PM me the search syntax to get to the page from Google.

    All I really want is the items to sell for coin and/or the destruction of UO virtual economy. You guys want to eat with Lord British and 40 virgins or some high and mighty heroic thing. Good, do that.

    Honest question next if everyone gets all worked up about my cheating comments...
    Is this dupe exploitable in KR?

    Oh and... Boohoo boohoo. This is soooo sad. Extremely disappointing and yada yada yada. Karma this and tsk tsk that. Sad sad. Wah wah wah. Wah wah. WHy didn't UO just solve these problems if they are so obvious?

    SOme of you crybabies are actual dupers that are sad now. Think about that!! And then let me join the ranks.

    You are the cobra commander coranth :thumbsup:
     
  42. Halister Marner

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    And you sir are a troll, and a very obvious one at that. Enjoy your ban for requesting exploits on Stratics.
     
  43. Coranthe

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    I don't play KR, but others tell me at least some of them do work in KR as well.
     
  44. Joyous2K

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    1) I want the URL... no troll there
    2) Is it exploitable in KR, my client
    3) Some crybaby dogooders here are actual dupers, not trolling
    4) This is bold step by Coranthe and I figure why the heck not? "We like fire" "We like fire" and all that BS appeases you and yours. Well now they have a fire.
     
  45. AesSedai

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    - Arggh.

    EA has dropped the ball many times. They've also picked many of them up and done a lot of good for UO; like allowing Richard Garriott's dream to live, for one.

    Tell ya' what, I will give you the same offer I gave to stratics-user Beerman:
    I hope you know I dislike cheating as much as anything in UO. So why not email me your 6 situations in plain text and I will be sure to forward them to several UO employees? You can reach me at: aessedaimmo @ gmail . com
    OP can feel free to do the same.
    Just let me know and I will or will not give your Stratics' username credit.
     
  46. GarthGrey

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    Ok, that was funny....:thumbsup:
     
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    Kudos to Coranthe.

    If reported duping exploits are not being fixed, then making them public will ensure that they are fixed.

    Either stopping duping exploits is not a priority, or whoever is responsible for escalating show stopping issues is extremely lazy.

    Too much butt kissing has fked up this game.
     
  48. Bombastic Fail

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    Loooooong time reader; First time poster.


    And sad to say it; but it seems making things public is the only way to fix things these day. Coranthe started it all & you can see how much its working up the public. Maybe now there will be some fixes.


    Someone had to start somewhere.

    :thumbsup: To Coranthe
     
  49. Sarphus

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    I think it's tremendously irresponsible to post information on how to perform duping exploits in order to draw dev attention to them. How do you know that the devs weren't already working on fixing the dupes? It's roughly equivalent to protesting inhumane treatment of animals by beating animals to death in a public forum while shouting "LOOK HOW BAD THIS IS!!!"

    If you read the FoF thread where they talk about reporting duping bugs, Jeremy clearly states that you will not hear back from them at all until after the issue is resolved. They need to fix the issue and get the fix through QA before they even talk about it.

    So basically, you just made the problem worse by increasing the number of people who were aware of the problem (makes people quit) and increasing the number of people who could be tempted by the easy money.

    What you did was very foolish, in bad taste and generally bad for UO.