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5-24-2011 @ 7:40PM
- "I think it's pretty cool that they let him keep it back then - I can't help but feel that in today's game, such an event would have the item removed from live servers, probably with a refund to the value of the vendor price ^^I don't think that's necessarily the case. There's been more recent cases of bugs allowing players to get something that wasn't intended and Blizzard allowing them to keep it after it was fixed. The Ghost Hydra in Scholozar comes to mind, Hunters that were around to grab one when it was labeled as a tamable Crocolisk were allowed to keep theirs after a fix was implemented. Had Worgen not been planned as a playable race, I'm sure they would have allowed Hunters to keep their Worgen pets from Howling Fjord as well. They gave a weak excuse about "not liking the idea of humanoids as pets" (even though Azerothian raptors have long been known to be highly intelligent, to the point of communal organization), but the Worgen reveal at Blizzcon a few months later told us the real reason. The issue comes with items like Martin's Fury that create a game-breaking scenario or provide the player a significant advantage in some way. The Legendary necklace was amazingly itemized, but still nothing more than a "really good" item. By the time Tier 2 or Tier 3 came along, there would be other items on par with it and the advantage would be gone. 1 item in a low priority slot given to 1 player in 1 guild was not going to upset the balance of world-first progression or put them on EZ mode.
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