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6-09-2009 @ 3:08PM
That chest resolution feels really heavy handed. Were they entirely out of coding solutions that they simply had to eliminate the mechanic? Oh well, what with their being none in WoLK I'd almost forgotten them existing.
6-09-2009 @ 3:11PM
What was the exploit, if I can ask? I've seen a few tricks to get chests easily, but none that seemed exploit-ey.
6-09-2009 @ 3:20PM
The chests were removed because hackers would steal accounts, run the char into the instance, loot the chest, and reset the instance. A friend of mine was hacked and spent an entire evening running in and out of the same instance just looting the chests there until we got a GM to shut him down.
6-09-2009 @ 3:33PM
Isn't there a teleport hack that allows exploiters to zoom around WG collecting mining and herb nodes while underground? My guess is the same hack could be used to clean instances out of chests as well.
6-09-2009 @ 3:39PM
Having a rogue at 70, when BC was the latest expansion, I could stealth through the entire instance, picking herbs and chests throughout any of the instances listed above. Not only did I make a killing in selling stacks of herbs, I could also sell and/or DE the blues from chests for a nice profit. Nowadays, removing them is rather moot as looting the chests no longer reap the same benefits as it did at level 70.All-in-all, Blizz could have simply made chests despawn if just one person entered an instance, allowing full parties to still reap chest rewards, instead of removing them entirely.
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