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wow Another Gem Dupe Wave Hitting US

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US realms are affected by yet another wave of gem dupe.

Do you see a Level 1 character advertising in Trade, selling dozens of cheap gems? If the answer is yes, your realm is affected.

These items are currently duped like crazy

What I advise you is to:

  • Stay away from these gems unless you need them for raiding.
    • In this case, buying them from the Auction House makes them clean as opposed to direct trade with the duper, which is a bannable offense and such items can get removed from your inventory.
  • Don't buy these items if they show up in your TSM Sniper.

Prices were slowly recovering from the initial dupe back in September and here we go again. I feel really sorry for people who dumped lots of gold into 800/800 Jewelcrafting. The price of an uncut Saber's EyeSaber's Eye is three times higher than its cut counterpart.

EU Realms

After having viewed prices of highly-populated EU realms, like Aerie Peak, there aren't any spikes in supply and/or price drops. Many if not all EU realms remain unaffected.

To check prices on your server, use The Undermine Journal. My realm is listing the cheapest for 2.8K. Did you see a price drop on your realm? Report back with results!

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8 hours ago, Stan said:

After having viewed prices of highly-populated EU realms, like Aerie Park, there aren't any spikes in supply and/or price drops. Many if not all EU realms remain unaffected.

I think you meant Aerie Peak ^^

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18 minutes ago, Troels said:

What is this "duping" and why is it illegal? 

it's duplicating items in your inventory achieved via exploiting or bugs. Some data is stored in you're games client, some data is on Blizzard's end. Using exploits and various methods temporarily terminates the communication between the client and the servers leaving it vulnerable.

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19 hours ago, Troels said:

What is this "duping" and why is it illegal? 

A good example to use is one of the biggest targets for duping: mounts from the Trading Card Game. Let's take the Spectral Tiger, something that can be worth (on some servers) above 2 million gold pretty comfortably.

The number of cards available is dwindling quickly, so the price should be going up as they get rarer. Let's say that a dupe is found and someone floods the market on one region with 10 tigers. These 10 tigers can then be used to completely crash the market. 

It happened a lot during MoP, where the tiger was nearly 1/3 of its normal price due to duping. Extrapolate this to every item and you can see why it can become a huge problem for the game's economy.

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