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2-16-2010 @ 1:03AM
I can understand the "dog eat dog" world of competitive gaming, every sort of competitive sport has this serious attitude behind it, so when guilds race to achieve world firsts or even realm firsts (to a lesser extent) it's not surprising the length they'll go to to achieve these.Ensidia's problem wasn't exploiting the bug in the first place, because it's perfectly viable for their rogue to use Saronite Bombs in his standard rotation and that is fine, that's not the point many people argued. The argument against them was that a number of the people in that raid group actually acknowledged that something was wrong with the encounter, that something happened that didn't happen in the 10-man version of the encounter. They chose to ignore this bug (and I find it pretty hard to ignore the rebuilding of a platform that's slowly being destroyed during the fight) instead of stopping and reporting it.Their argument was that it was a race to the finish and they were so close that they would do anything to win, they then assume other woulds (and many would but it's ignorant to think everyone would). Their other arguments were that (and they come off as extremely ignorant in this part) they are one of the reasons bugs in raids are fixed, and that's a load of bullshit. That's ignorance and elitism taken to the max, and I personally won't stand for it.But this isn't about my opinions, just the facts. The facts are rather simple: Regardless of their lack of knowledge of how the glitch was occurring (it is highly possible they didn't know what made it happen) they KNEW something happened and they KNEW it was an exploit. They made the call not to report it, they lost their loot and achievement and got banned for it. They were punished, and then they try to justify their actions on their own blog. Many of which weren't very good for their guilds PR, and could've been dealt much better but what's done is done.In any case, Blizzard COULD have just banned them for being Ensidia. Would it have made Blizzard look good? Probably not. But the point is they could have done it and no amount of whining on anybody's part would have changed Blizzard's right to do that. So why the hell did they even try?
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