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5-01-2009 @ 2:06PM
Anyone that says they wouldn't have touched it at all are among the first people to be lying.
5-01-2009 @ 2:09PM
Indeed. I like to tell myself that I would have at least opened a ticket, but I find it much more likely that I'd be sitting here with a banned account.
5-01-2009 @ 2:13PM
No, anyone saying that they would use it is either too stupid to see the obvious outcome of it or just dont want to keep thier accounts anymore.Keeping my account i have put years into is more important to me than cheating my way through content for one weekend.
I would have instantly opened a ticket, and then I would get a few of my guildies outside IF to test it out in some duels. Nothing more really, I know it would get me banned if I used it for more than that.
5-01-2009 @ 2:14PM
I would have opened a GM ticket, but let my low-level alt ROCK Deadmines.
5-01-2009 @ 2:20PM
Bit arrogant of you to say. I know I'd have my blood pressure go up and imagine all the Ulduar bosses at my feet (or w/e), but then I'd realize the use of it would result in an account ban. I like my characters too much to throw them away just to have 20 mins of fun and gain the status of an internet celebrity (and no, I don't mean those "purple pixels" they wear).
5-01-2009 @ 2:39PM
Please do not project your morals upon myself or others.
5-01-2009 @ 2:27PM
You know whats really stupid about ALL of this...??If there were NO SUCH THING AS WORLD FIRSTS he would be still playing, and whatever items he and whoever was with him would have their loot gained from using this removed.World Firsts..the stupidest things since saying "first" on a blog...
5-01-2009 @ 2:29PM
"No, anyone saying that they would use it is either too stupid to see the obvious outcome of it or just dont want to keep thier accounts anymore."Quoted for Mother ****ing Truth.I couldn't have said it better myself.
5-01-2009 @ 2:33PM
I totally agree, most people, myself included, would have used it.I mean c'mon, something that kills *anything* and says "Cheater." in a seemingly joking way, of course I'd test it out.*However*Once I tested it and it *worked* I'd be doing some heavy research. As soon as I find out that it doesn't exist in any databases, a ticket would be opened.I don't own my account, Blizzard does, and I wouldn't be willing to mess with something I shouldn't have, even if it was their accident.
5-01-2009 @ 2:40PM
Saying that people who say that they wouldn't use it are lying is the same as saying that people who say that they don't cheat in single player games are lying. I don't cheat in single player games, I wont cheat in multiplayer games either.
5-01-2009 @ 2:41PM
It was sent to him from a guildy after the guildy had a lowbie account restored. I wouldn't have touched the item, in Karatechop's shoes, and wouldn't have even been tempted to...since the item wasn't in MY possession.Had it been sent to me from the GMs, I'd have probably tried it out on some enemy around whatever town I was in...then when I saw that it ACTUALLY did what it advertised and wasn't a joke item, would have taken it off and sent a ticket to a GM about it, probably with an apology for using it to kill a level 4 boar. "Holy shit, I didn't realize that the shirt I was sent was a real item! I assumed it was a joke and killed all the boars around me when I tested it out! You obviously sent this to me by mistake."And, even if I was given written permission to use the item from a GM, I still wouldn't have used it for guild progression. I'd have thrown that bad boy into the bank. Where's the fun in playing if everything's that easy?
5-01-2009 @ 2:45PM
@ThebumExactly. I gain the most amount of enjoyment in this game playing with friends and beating bosses that have been giving us trouble. When content gets on farm, it starts to get boring. I cannot imagine anything more boring than pressing a button and winning.Same reason I don't cheat in single player games, I enjoy the challenge and don't want the easy way out.Definitely would have contacted a GM immediately. It would have been linked to the guild as a WTF moment, but definitely not used and definitely returned.
5-01-2009 @ 2:47PM
I agree, If I had received the item, I would have seen the color of it, and looked it up on wowhead. It's not listed on wowhead, but searching for it brings up Martin's Thunder, which does the same thing. Comments on that thing say "Developer Item" and looking at the colors I'd put it together. I'd put in a ticket for it right away... maybe link to it in chat or something.Either way, I'm glad it wasn't me.I was thinking though, if you started a new account, and passed it to a character on that, then let the subscription run out on it. Shelf it for a year or so, and then come back to it. I wonder what the time frame on logs are that would make it very difficult to trace it back to your main account.
5-01-2009 @ 2:57PM
I can honestly say that I would not use it. I don't care about cheat codes in single-player games, but cheat items and codes in multiplayer violate my sense of fair play.I wouldn't have necessarily opened a ticket, though, unless the game would not allow me to destroy it.
5-01-2009 @ 3:57PM
I wouldn't have touched it, and I'm not lying. *shrug* If I clear content, I'd like it to be on my own merits and the merits of those I'm running with. I mean hell, if I wanted godmode, I'd be playing on some hack up private server where you get to 80 with one kill and get dev gear for nothing. Seriously, what fun could that possibly be?
5-01-2009 @ 11:32PM
@ TolsimirIt's people like you who are really pissing me off in this situation. I'm not too concerned about the moral ethics about who was right and wrong, because I know where I stand on the issue (I think both parties made big mistakes).What is getting to me are people like you, with this expection that no-one has restraint enough that they'd report the items if they got it. You expect that everyone would give into temptation and have fun with the item, regarldess whether they thought it was right or wrong. And then people go so far as to say that the people who WOULD report the item in don't know how to have fun, or take things too serious, or are pussies etc.Just because this isn't the way I play the game doesn't mean you have a right to criticize it or make assumptions of people like me.
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