Everyone is in a furor over the Martin Fury/Karatechop controversy
-- and we've had a few requests already to poll you guys on exactly what you think about it, so here you go. The story, as we've ascertained
, is that Karatechop got the item by way of a low-level guildie (who'd been receiving items after he'd had his account hacked), "didn't even contemplate a ticket," and had the guildie bring the item into normal Ulduar with him. They downed Ignis with it, and after that proceeded out of the instance, flipped it to Heroic, and used the item thirteen more times, completing even some world first hard modes with it.
So the question is: what would you have done? Lots of players say they wouldn't have touched it, and that it was clearly an item they shouldn't have had. Others say that Karatechop and his guild did what anyone would have done -- it was Blizzard's mistake and they were just taking advantage of it. We'd like to know, so here's a poll: what would you have done if Martin Fury showed up in your mailbox?
What would you have done with Martin Fury?
|Not touched it at all, it's not my item||4626 (16.7%)|
|Played around with it a bit, maybe killing mobs a few times in the overworld||7991 (28.8%)|
|Saved it for future use, in Icecrown or elsewhere||2781 (10.0%)|
|Headed straight for PvP and rocked Wintergrasp||3168 (11.4%)|
|What Karatechop did: rolled through progression content||9202 (33.1%)|
Of course, Karatechop eventually got banned
for what he did, but answer that question under the premise that he didn't necessarily know that at the time. And there's another question here: lots of players say that they are surprised Karatechop and his guild didn't open
a GM ticket right away -- clearly Blizzard didn't mean to send him the item, and he should have contacted them to get it back. But others aren't so sure. The second question is: no matter what you did with the item, would you have told the GMs about it?
Would you have opened a ticket when you saw the item?
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