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Draught of Ten Lands Exploit Ban Wave: March 22nd

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Players recently abused a bug related to the Draught of Ten Lands Draught of Ten Lands potion. Separating the potion into multiple stacks resulted in more Draught of Ten Lands Draught of Ten Lands applications than intended. Everyone who exploited the bug have had their account suspended.

Draught of Ten Lands Draught of Ten Lands was added in Patch 8.1. The elixir can be purchased for 5 Warfront Service Medals from Warfront vendors. Splitting the elixir into individual stacks caused players to receive multiple 10% Draught of Ten Lands Draught of Ten Lands applications and abnormal Experience gains.

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Fun fact, the ban wave comes just in time for the Welcome Back Weekend which lasts through March 24. We're still waiting on Blizzard for an official statement regarding the ban wave. The suspensions are somewhat inconsistent according to Reddit, ranging from 7 days up to 1 month.

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hey guys, so ehm - we got you a potion ingame that has btw no indication on how much time you have left b4 it expires because who needs that anyways. it will let you earn more exp on your character and give you a very minor statt boost ( atleast on higher levels)

but be carefull - even tho we give you the option to use it multiple times instead of just restricting it to one active instance per character - dont use it or we will ban you for using in item the way it works

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53 minutes ago, Nxc said:

dont use it or we will ban you for using in item the way it works

Well, it was obviously not intended to work that way and was prob an oversight or mistake from the devs. Its not a permanent ban and anyone that actually thought the potion was intended to work like this is an idiot and deserves the ban. I was not affected since I know common sense and refrained from using it to lvl my alts that are in desperate need of some leveling.

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Agree - anyone with some common sense would realize, it is not supposed to work that way. Adding to that, you had to split potions into separate stacks to get the effect, which is rather inconvenient - you don't do that by accident. I do agree, the missing duration on the potion sucks. When I applied it for the first time I was like wtf, that thing lasts forever? Then the buff disappeared all of a sudden. I never thought of stacking the pot though. So bans for people using this isn't unexpected.

The Bans however seem to be pretty damn random if what people over at Reddit post is true (1 Month for 1 Character from 114 to 120 vs. one week for 3 characters from 110 to 120 as one example). IT will be interesting to see, what the streamers get. I think some guy from Method was streaming leveling his DH with like a gazillion pots (I'll edit in, if I find him).

IMO would have been better to roll characters back, but I think that is a hell of a lot of work. Someone on Reddit suggested rolling them back to 1 or 20 respectively. That would be nasty 🙂

Edit: Apparently it was MethodJosh and he was stacking 72 potions, getting him from 110 to 120 in one single freehold run.

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1 hour ago, Evincare said:

Agree - anyone with some common sense would realize, it is not supposed to work that way. I do agree, the missing duration on the potion sucks. When I applied it for the first time I was like wtf, that thing lasts forever? Then the buff disappeared all of a sudden. I never thought of stacking the pot though. So bans for people using this isn't unexpected.

 

The Bans however seem to be pretty damn random if what people over at Reddit post is true (1 Month for 1 Character from 114 to 120 vs. one week for 3 characters from 110 to 120 as one example). IT will be interesting to see, what the streamers get. I think some guy from Method was streaming leveling his DH with like a gazillion pots (I'll edit in, if I find him).

 

IMO would have been better to roll characters back, but I think that is a hell of a lot of work. Someone on Reddit suggested rolling them back to 1 or 20 respectively. That would be nasty 🙂

 

 

That 114-120 character with 1 months was me.

Yes, I agree I got suspended.

No, I don't agree with the length of it - at least compared to others.

It is my first offense since i've started playing (day 2 WoW EU launch), never had any issues, reports or anything else. If I compare this to other that have claimed to exploited multiple times before and much more this time with 2-7 days bans - it feels like I'm punished unfairly. 

Would like to get a statement from Blizzard on this, but I guess we'll never get that.

Preach got banned for 31 days as well (multiple characters I've heard), Josh from Method got banned as well - no clarity on his duration.

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I really don't understand anyone defending this, I heard about it as it was happening and I seriously considered doing it, but I instantly knew it was an exploit, anyone with an ounce of common sense knew it was an exploit, so I didn't do it. Levelling sucks, I know this, you know this, everyone knows this including Blizzard which is why they sell boosts, but come-on, you had to know this was dodgy AF.

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Well it's mostly without further consequences as it is not yet clear, if Blizz will roll toons back - however: All suspended folks will miss the first weekend of the MDI and those with the longest suspensions will miss the first few days of the crucible raid. Now with Josh suspended - he seems really secretive about the duration - method is in an interesting position. Or he could just level another toon and gear that one, as suspensions are bound to the account not the player afaik.

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same ole story they all knew the were exploiting a bug when they had to seperate the potions to get the effects to stack   especially people that have been playing as long as these people have been.  im a noob that started in legion and even i knew it was an exploit 

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Heard of the bug but never really wanted to waste my badges on the potions.   So I just kept with the Heirloom gear and trudge along on an alt through mundane leveling via map quests or old content dungeons.  But if Blizzard would adjust the potion by removing the 10 stat boost and make it a flat 10% exp gain and allowing players to stack the potion for the duration for up to 5 hrs then I might be compliant to purchase a few.

Something similar to GW2 Metabolic or Utility Primers when it comes to using Food/Utility Buffs.

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On 3/22/2019 at 3:46 PM, Hoods said:

Well, it was obviously not intended to work that way and was prob an oversight or mistake from the devs. Its not a permanent ban and anyone that actually thought the potion was intended to work like this is an idiot and deserves the ban. I was not affected since I know common sense and refrained from using it to lvl my alts that are in desperate need of some leveling.

Translation : I am angry that others were more clever than me and figured out a higher potentional of the item therefore I am glad they got banned  cause nobody can be superior than me

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22 hours ago, Kurosu said:

Translation : I am angry that others were more clever than me and figured out a higher potentional of the item therefore I am glad they got banned  cause nobody can be superior than me

Let me guess, you´re one of the so called "Clever" people that thought it was a good idea to exploit?
Hope you´re happy with a early Heritage Armor set or your new "Flavour of the Month" class. If you even can play it right now since you´re either banned for a while or was lucky enough to avoid one.

The exploit was up for 2 days be4 Blizz did respond to the issue so ALOT of people had time to level several characters to max, the question of Rerolling characters back to their original level before the exploit was fixed is still in the air.  And as I said in my earlier comment, people that got banned deserves the ban, mostly for being dumbasses and thinking Blizzard would do nothing.

I really thought about leveling my other characters since im bored out of my mind with MW Monk, heard about the "broken way to level!" thing, looked it up and immediately saw it as an exploit. You legit have to divide the potions into multiple stacks in the bag and use them that way and thats just intentionally exploiting or "cheating" the item.

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I wonder.

Back in the times, when I played WoW, such bugs resulted in massive price decrease and flood in the market. If I knew about the bug, didn't use it myself, but aggressively purchased underpriced goods, and then after expected fix, slowly filling them to market, would it be exploit?

I don't even have idea, how much does it cost, or what it does. Just asking out of curiosity.

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On 3/24/2019 at 1:54 PM, Hoods said:

I really thought about leveling my other characters since im bored out of my mind with MW Monk, heard about the "broken way to level!" thing, looked it up and immediately saw it as an exploit. You legit have to divide the potions into multiple stacks in the bag and use them that way and thats just intentionally exploiting or "cheating" the item.

Just wait for the next TW event - it's about as broken 🙂  XP in those dungeons is insane. I levelled my DH from 110 to 113 in about 6 dungeons - that's without Heirlooms. It takes about 10-20 minutes per dungeon depending on group and the dungeon itself ofc. WotlK was great though. The dungeons are usually faceroll plus you might get some nice pieces because maxlvl Toons outgear TW instances pretty quickly. Even geared toons do the instances for the quest to get the raidloot however. Getting some 365 pieces to jumpstart gearing when you hit 120 is certainly nice.

I don't know if this is intended though as it seems the completion bonus for one TW instance was a lot. For now, however, I haven't found any information in that regard.

 

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I am one of those guys that got banned as well. I recieved a 31-day  ban for just 15 levels on 1 single character, ( 102 - 117 ), while others got a way smaller ban ( 2-7 days ) for a much bigger abuse of that bug. Its like convicting a kid that stole candy from a supermarket with a mass murderer/rapist with the same sentence. All these days i have been reading various forums with countless guys claiming that these bans are entirely random. Blizzard's judgment contairs a feeling of pure unfairness regarding punishments. I mean yes it was a well deserved ban but at least evalute the punishment/crime ratio equally. You cant simply put me on the same train with Preach for example. The guy got 10 chars from 1/20-120 while i got 15 levels on 1 single character. I m playing the game since 2006 and vanilla wow with no past penalties at all. A 31day ban for such a small abuse (15 levels) without any previous black spots in my profile is just too much.

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6 hours ago, Enzo said:

I am one of those guys that got banned as well. I recieved a 31-day  ban for just 15 levels on 1 single character, ( 102 - 117 ), while others got a way smaller ban ( 2-7 days ) for a much bigger abuse of that bug. Its like convicting a kid that stole candy from a supermarket with a mass murderer/rapist with the same sentence. All these days i have been reading various forums with countless guys claiming that these bans are entirely random. Blizzard's judgment contairs a feeling of pure unfairness regarding punishments. I mean yes it was a well deserved ban but at least evalute the punishment/crime ratio equally. You cant simply put me on the same train with Preach for example. The guy got 10 chars from 1/20-120 while i got 15 levels on 1 single character. I m playing the game since 2006 and vanilla wow with no past penalties at all. A 31day ban for such a small abuse (15 levels) without any previous black spots in my profile is just too much.

Well the odd thing about this whole ordeal is Blizz never really released a blue post asking players not to perform the bug and they were aware of the exploit.  Like they have in the past when players were exploiting the World Quests/World Bosses for multiple loot when BFA was still freshly new from launch.  Nor did they fix the potion to give players an idea of the timer that is left on the consumable once used.  I can see 2-7 days bans being legit but the 31 day bans are a bit tad overboard.  I think I've seen worse offenses in other MMOS where players only received 23-48 hrs for bot program usage.

 

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While I agree with the fact that "if you knew it was a bug then you are in the wrong". I also feel that punishing players for something you slipped into the game by accident is a little petty and retarded. I mean that's almost like giving my 3 year old niece a  broken glass vase and then coming back the next day and scold/ground her for breaking the vase. And how is it an inconvenience to level quicker if you can just buy a flat out boost. Money making scheme boyos.

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22 hours ago, Enzo said:

I recieved a 31-day  ban for just 15 levels on 1 single character, ( 102 - 117 ), while others got a way smaller ban ( 2-7 days ) for a much bigger abuse of that bug.

Your ban got titanforged, gratz to that.

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On 3/24/2019 at 2:54 PM, Hoods said:

Let me guess, you´re one of the so called "Clever" people that thought it was a good idea to exploit?
Hope you´re happy with a early Heritage Armor set or your new "Flavour of the Month" class. If you even can play it right now since you´re either banned for a while or was lucky enough to avoid one.

The exploit was up for 2 days be4 Blizz did respond to the issue so ALOT of people had time to level several characters to max, the question of Rerolling characters back to their original level before the exploit was fixed is still in the air.  And as I said in my earlier comment, people that got banned deserves the ban, mostly for being dumbasses and thinking Blizzard would do nothing.

I really thought about leveling my other characters since im bored out of my mind with MW Monk, heard about the "broken way to level!" thing, looked it up and immediately saw it as an exploit. You legit have to divide the potions into multiple stacks in the bag and use them that way and thats just intentionally exploiting or "cheating" the item.

I am not even playing anymore. But interesting of you to jump to assumptions when lacking arguments.

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      Ny'alotha Cloth Sets Preview Ny'alotha Leather Sets Preview Ny'alotha Mail Sets Preview Ny'alotha Plate Sets Preview In the raid, we find out N'Zoth's true size and interesting loot which revolves around Corruption:
      Corrupted Weapons from Ny'alotha, the Waking City We've also covered the continuation of the story in Patch 8.3 and what happens in the raid in the articles below:
      New Forsaken Leadership in Patch 8.3 (Spoilers) Azshara's Bargain and the Key to Defeating N'Zoth (Spoilers) I'lgynoth's Whispers in Patch 8.3 (Analysis) Tyrande Whisperwind VO (Patch 8.3) N'Zoth's in-game model has been updated multiple times and you can check out N'Zoth's VO as well if you're interested what the Old God has to say based on the latest sound files.
      Rewards Updates
      Visions of N'Zoth comes with two new factions, six new Essences, a brand new Mythic Season, a new Seasonal affix, Profession updates, and more that we'll cover soon. On top of that, Essences from Mechagon and Nazjatar will be easier to acquire for alts. You can also add your own sockets to gear which currently does not have any, and more.
      Add Sockets to Your Gear in Patch 8.3 Heart of Azeroth will have a new Minor slot, two Stamina nodes, the maximum level increased to 85 (was 70). Coming in a later PTR update, Blizzard will be adding an infinite progression slot to aid you against N'Zoth's corruption at max level.
      New Factions
      Uldum and Vale of Eternal Blossoms will be under attack by N'Zoth's forces and both zones host new factions. You'll learn more about the Rajani in Pandaria and Uldum Accord resides in Ramkahen.
      Rajani & Uldum Accord Overview New Allied Races: Vulpera & Mechagnomes
      Another pair of Allied Races will become available in Visions of N'Zoth. Alliance players will be able to recruit Mechagnomes, and their Horde counterpart are the Vulpera of Vol'dun.
      Official Mechagnomes & Vulpera Preview Mechagnomes & Vulpera Racials Mechagnomes & Vulpera Unlock Requirements Vulpera Heritage Armor Preview Mechagnome Heritage Armor Preview Mechagnome & Vulpera Dance Animations Vulpera Tidbits: Racial Mount, Shaman Totems, Hunter Pet New Heritage Armor: Goblins & Worgen
      Goblins and Worgen received new models and animations in Patch 8.2.5, but no Heritage Armor, which is added in Patch 8.3.
      Goblin & Worgen Heritage Armor Sets Preview Auction House Overhaul
      The Auction House will be completely revamped. No more lag caused by the system being clogged with single stacks. Stackable items are no longer purchased or sold in stacks; copper is no longer displayed in the Auction House, but used for calculations. If you regularly forget the name of goods, you can create a shopping list, and more!
      Auction House Revamp Preview The Alternative of Titanforging
      The Corrupted Items System is the alternative to Warforging and Titanforging in Patch 8.3. Items that would Warforge/Titanforge will drop with a +Corruption stat which grants side effects at various Corruption Levels.
      Everything We Know About the Corrupted Items System So Far Cleansing Corrupted Items Class Changes
      No patch would be complete without some class changes, and you can find all class changes planned for Visions of N'Zoth here.
      Allied Race & Pandaren Death Knights
      We found encrypted sound files of Bolvar and Mograine together with Death Knight creature textures for Allied Races and the Pandaren, and new Death Knight Swords of the Ebon Blade.It was confirmed at BlizzCon that all races will be able to roll Death Knights in Patch 8.3. The new Allied Races Death Knights will have a slightly updated starting experience similar to intros of Allied Races.
      Decrypted Bolvar & Darion Mograine Sound Files Improved Eye Glow for Night Elves and Death Knights Mythic Season 4 Season
      A brand new Season awaits in Visions of N'Zoth and players will be able to earn a title and a mount!
      New Mythic Season 4 Achievements & Rewards Quaking Affix Changes New Mounts
      As usual, with every content update, multiple mounts are coming with placeholder descriptions, sources, and whatnot.
      Alpaca Mounts - Presumably, new reputation mounts available for purchase at Exalted. Chalcedony Cloud Serpent - A new recolor of the existing serpent, possibly tied to the Assault on Vale. N'Zoth Serpent - New Stormsong Valley Rare Mount from the Adherent of the Abyss. Aqir Flying Mount Ahead of the Curve N'Zoth Mount: Uncorrupted Voidwing Mythic N'Zoth Mount (Ny'alotha Allseer), Glory of the Ny'alotha Raider (Wriggling Parasite) Island Expedition Vendors
      In Patch 8.3, you will be able to purchase Island-specific and Invasion-specific crates for Dubloons.
      New Dubloon Vendors Selling Island Expedition and Invasion Crates 3 New World Bosses
      Blizzard is adding three new world bosses to the game, which drop item level 445 loot.
      New World Bosses in Visions of N'Zoth Miscellaneous
      Other minor things planned for Patch 8.3 include:
      A new PvP event where players can serve N'Zoth, similar to Talon's Vengeance. Heroic difficulty for the Darkshore Warfront. Division of Operation: Mechagon into two wings, each with Heroic and Mythic Keystone difficulties. Darkmoon Arcade, allowing you to play your favorite mini-games at the Darkmoon Faire. Deepwind Gorge updated to be a capture point map. New Battle Pets and Pet Battle Dungeon - Blackrock Depths. New Story Quests: Rise of N'Zoth ...and more! We'll be periodically updating this hub with more details!
      Vision of N'zoth is the final major content patch of BfA, and here's our hub with everything you need to know.
    • By Stan
      In this week's 8.3 PTR build, five new Corrupted weapons have been added to the game.
      These include:
      Devastation's Hour (2H-Sword); Qwor N'lyeth (Polearm); Shard of the Black Empire (1H-Dagger); Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity (1H-Sword); Unguent Caress (Fist Weapon). Corrupted Weapons in Patch 8.3
      Certain weapons from Ny'alotha come with a static +25 Corruption Stat Increase and Benthic-like effects. You can learn more about the Corrupted Items System in our preview.
      Weapon Effect Description An'zig Vra Devour Vitality Your autoattacks bite into the target's soul, dealing 2% of your health in damage and healing you for that amount. Devastation's Hour Twilight Devastation Your attacks have a chance to trigger a beam of Twilight Devastation, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all enemies in front of you.
      Eyestalk of Il'gynoth Ineffable Truth Your Spells and Abilities have a chance to show you the Ineffable Truth, increasing the rate your cooldowns recover by 20% for 12 sec. Faralos, Empire's Dream Searing Flames Your damaging abilities build stacks of Searing Flames. When you reach 30 stacks, exhale a Searing Breath, dealing damage equal to 5% of your health to all targets in front of you. Mar'kowa, the Mindpiercer Flash of Insight Your mind's true potential is unlocked, causing your spells to grant you flashes of insight. Gain between 1% and 8% Intellect at all times. Qwor N'lyeth Echoing Void Your damaging abilities build the Echoing Void. Each time it builds, Echoing Void has a chance to collapse, dealing 1% of your Health as Shadow damage to all nearby enemies every 1 sec until no stacks remain. Shard of the Black Empire Twisted Appendage Your attacks have a chance to spawn a tentacle which Mind Flays your target for [ 3,110 + 25% of Spell Power ] Shadow damage every second for 10 sec. Shgla'yos, Astral Malignity Infinite Stars Your spells and abilities have a chance to strike a nearby enemy with an Infinite Star, dealing [ 60% of Spell Power ] Arcane damage and increasing their damage taken from your Infinite Stars by 25%, stacking up to 10 times. Sk'shuul Vaz Obsidian Skin Gain Obsidian Skin, increasing your Armor by 5%. Every 100% of your Max Health lost, explode with Obsidian Destruction, dealing Shadow damage equal to 1,000% of your Armor to all enemies within 20 yds. Unguent Caress Lash of the Void Your attacks have a chance to lash your target with a living tentacle, dealing [ 30% of Attack Power ] Shadow damage and snaring them by 30% for 6 sec. Vorzz Yoq'al Void Ritual Gain Void Ritual, giving your spells and abilities a chance to increase all secondary stats by 10 every sec for 20 sec. This chance is increased if at least 2 nearby allies also have Void Ritual. Whispering Eldritch Bow Whispered Truths Your auto-shots reduce the remaining cooldown of a random Hunter ability by 1.0 sec. Check out our Visions of N'Zoth Hub for the latest Patch 8.3 news!
    • By Stan
      Wrathion will be selling three items in Patch 8.3 that you can purchase with the new currencies.

      Once you complete the introductory questline for Horrific Visions you can talk to Wrathion in the Chamber of Heart and buy the following items:
      Vessel of Horrific Visions for 1,000 Coalescing Visions. The item is required to enter Horrific Visions. Gouged Eye of N'Zoth for 25,000 Corrupted Mementos. The item can be used to add a socket to an item of your choice which currently does not have one. Wicked Swarmer (Aqir mount) for 100,000 Corrupted Mementos. Note that the cost of items is not final and may change at any time.

      Check out our Patch 8.3 Content Hub for the latest news!
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