“Last night I ran out of Transylvania quests while being in queue for three or four hours,” one player posted. “PVP is disabled, so I ended up joining a group that was just running around killing everything in sight for about five hours. Its good XP but boring as dirt. Today I get on and find I am suspended. Check my email and it says I was suspended for using an exploit to gain XP, AP, and SP? Grouping up and killing mobs mindlessly for hours is an exploit? Trust me if I had anything else to do I would have done it. How is that an exploit? If grouping up and killing mobs is an exploit you might want to warn people.”
While Funcom has yet to publicly address the issue, players are hypothesizing that there’s a bug that allows for unintended extra XP to pour in while completing bounties. If the studio’s GMs consider this an exploit, then perhaps this is why action is being taken.
We’ve reached out to Funcom for clarification and will report back when we have it!
“No one need worry about jumping in with some friends and simply farming XP – you’re totally fine,” he told us. “Based on the data we accumulated, we suspended a small number of players that were grossly abusing this issue before a fix could be deployed.”
If you believe you’ve been unfairly sanctioned, reach out to Funcom support; Benditt says that the studio is “happy to follow up on and investigate specific cases as they’re brought to [its] attention.”