WoW Classic players squabble over the Ahn’Qiraj Scarab Lord title amidst griefing and bans

    
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WoW Classic players squabble over the Ahn’Qiraj Scarab Lord title amidst griefing and bans

Some player-crafted drama in WoW Classic appears to be brewing as guilds seek to complete a certain portion of the Scarab Lord quest chain. The incident in question involves the Horde guild Amnesty and the Alliance guild Sulfuras Alliance, both of which were attempting to finish the green scepter segment involving a boss fight. Just before Horde players managed to zerg the boss down and a player was about to earn the Scarab Lord title, members of the Sulfuras Alliance supposedly mass reported the player to the point that he was automatically banned, an event that was evidently caught on video.

This event caused concern among the playerbase and prompted some official responses, one of which was a follow-up to the event that confirmed that the Horde player was not in fact banned due to report abuse. But Blizzard also pointed out a portion of the terms of service that warns against people making malicious use of the report system and threatens actions against those that do; to that point, some accounts were found to be doing just that and have seen actions taken against them.

Another official reply further discusses another form of griefing whereby low-level players are being brought in to engage with the boss and thereby buff its stats and abilities for those legitimately attempting the fight; the studio has stated that those found attempting as much could receive suspensions. So at the very least, Blizzard is aware that this whole quest chain is a hotbed for griefing activity.

sources: Reddit, official forums (1, 2, 3) via Wowhead (1, 2)

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Paragon Lost

People really can be real shits. :/

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Dantos

Wonder why Bliz never did anything like that again?

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Sorenthaz

Classic really does seem to have a different breed of toxic elitism and drama-driven nonsense compared to current WoW.

I mean, don’t get me wrong. If I could afford to no-life on Classic so I can feel hardcore at something I probably would. But Classic and the Vanilla emulator servers seems to have generated a whole different level of toxic elitism (or wannabe elitism).

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Bruno Brito

Yeah, the worst kind: An easy game has generated an entire playerbese of degenerate idiots who still think anything in Classic is the by-product of skill.

I don’t give retail credit for much, but the game is WAY more complex than Classic ever was. Having 100 buttons doesn’t matter when you just need to press 3.

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Sorenthaz

Yeah it was easy but it required way more time to actually get anywhere or do anything so it felt much harder than it really was. As a result the only “hardcore” element of Classic is how much time you’re able to sink into it. Getting Rank 14 (High Warlord/Grand Marshall) in PvP requires nolifing to an extreme degree for potentially several weeks as an example. At the end of the day being “hardcore” in Classic just requires you to spend an ungodly amount of time in it that no normal working class human is able to do.

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Bruno Brito

I wonder if all the dough Blizz is making is worth the headache.

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Bryan Correll

Who would have thought that an achievement only one person on the server could get would cause shenanigans?

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Utakata

‘Tis happened before when AQ was released in Vanilla. I suspect it’s why World First’s are now only relegated to raid groups inside an instance.

…and something about why people can’t have nice things. /le sigh

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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we must be cautious....gif
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xpsync

#nochanges

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mttgamer

wow Ahn’Qiraj drama! What year is it?! haha good times good times