The Daily Grind: Do you use bugged items to your advantage?

    
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Did you hear about the latest bit of ArcheAge tomfoolery? There’s this mirage donkey mount available in the game’s loyalty point store. It was bugged, and the bug basically allowed players to ride it backwards for a huge speed buff while carrying trade packs, thereby allowing faster trade runs and quicker money-making.

Lots of players bought the bugged donkey specifically because of its bug, and one of these upstanding individuals even had the stones to ask Trion for a loyalty point refund now that the exploit is fixed. That’s not even the best part, though. Would you believe that Trion is actually granting the refunds?!

How about you, MassivelyOP readers? Have you ever knowingly used a bugged item to your advantage?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!
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warcabbit
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warcabbit

I will confess to going to Test and one-shotting Hamidon once. But I’d never do it on live. Er. On purpose.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

I remember that curse! It would spread through an AoE mechanic. I loved crazy stuff like that in early WoW.

Cyroselle
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Cyroselle

The very best puns write themselves!

Perfect Hero
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Perfect Hero

Sorry, I was busy riding my bugged mirage donkey over the exploitable rookborne -> falcorth passage.

LilyCheng
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LilyCheng

phillbatchelor Well if you consider a 2+ month old exploit new then…..ok…

LilyCheng
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LilyCheng

Caec When you have lazy programmers who don’t test the donkey with a trade pack on then it’s not that hard to fathom how one accidentally codes alot of stupid mistakes. After years of programming I can confirm that stupid things happen all the time when programmers don’t give any ***** about what they are coding and companies somehow think that the programmers themself should also be the QA team as hiring an actual QA team is too expensive and costly.

Caec
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Caec

As a very, veeeeeeeeeeeeery, amateur programmer, I can’t even begin to fathom how one accidentally codes a donkey to run faster backwards.

Loyheta
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Loyheta

So do you just see moonwalking donkeys (riding moonwalking donkeys haha) all over the place?
To the question. I never intentionally exploit things. I would never cheat or compromise my account. Sadly that means that I’m on the ass-end of things while the cheaters excel and exceed in everything. I do take solace in doing things properly but that has little bearing on anything.

jefreahard
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jefreahard

ManastuUtakata Ghostmourn A Dad Supreme No it doesn’t. I was doing a trade run on a speed-buffed tractor last night and a backwards donkey shot past me like a rocket, lol.

phillbatchelor
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phillbatchelor

Hahahahaha another archeage exploit? I guess at this point my response should be more of, “well what else is new?”.