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Repeated Instance Encounter Reset Hotfix and Possible Bans

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It seems some players have been abusing a bug and repeatedly re-clearing dungeon (or perhaps even raid?) encounters. It's unclear from the wording, but this either means that players have been doing more than the 5 resets of a dungeon per hour or maybe even repeatedly clearing raid bosses despite the weekly lockout. In any case, Blizzard will be applying a hotfix under 7 hours from now and will also be looking to punish those that abused this exploit. Many players on the official forums are already calling for permanent bans for the ones doing this.

Blizzard LogoInstance Reset Hotfix (source)

We’ve recently become aware of a bug that could be exploited to allow instanced encounters to be completed repeatedly. We have developed a fix for the issue, and we are in the process of deploying it worldwide.

Realm restarts are scheduled for 3:00 a.m. PDT (6:00 a.m. EDT) in order to apply this fix.

As soon as possible, we will identify those who knowingly abused this bug in exploitative manner. We will then take appropriate punitive measures.

As a reminder, Blizzard’s End User License Agreement defines cheats as “methods not expressly authorized by Blizzard, influencing and/or facilitating the gameplay, including exploits of any in-game bugs, and thereby granting you and/or any other user an advantage over other players not using such methods.”

As always, thank you for your feedback on this matter.

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4 hours ago, kokodesuka said:

Didn't method do the same thing? It was streamed by Blizzard themselves.

It wasn't streamed by Blizzard.

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7 hours ago, kokodesuka said:

Didn't method do the same thing? It was streamed by Blizzard themselves.

I watched the stream and no, i don't think so. They just used the regular amount of 5 resets per hour - they just went to different parts of Scarlet Monastery which are different instances. I didn't watch 24/7 so maybe i just missed it but yea afaik they didn't (and IMO wouldn't risk it).

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