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Old 12-02-2005, 02:29 PM   #1
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Farmers in WoW Use Rootkit to Teleport Hack

Here's yet another cheating/farming post that I find interesting; from the WoW Forums:

Apparantly farmers are using maphacks to move from unreachable cliff to unreachable cliff in Ferales, loot the eggs, and then teleport to Tanaris to turn them in. Pretty damning stuff (video in the forum), although I couldn't get it to work.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:22 PM   #2
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What's up with that link?

Edit: Oh sure. Fix it while I'm posting.
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Old 12-02-2005, 03:32 PM   #3
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A Blizzard employee by the name of Tyren gave a resposne. I wonder how long it will take for Blizzard to fix this. The Farmers are some of the worst to ruin the game, right before the gankers, and then people who buy from the farmers. If people would just go make their own gold instead of buying it from the farmers... Oh yeah, the people might actually have to play the game. God forbide that should happen.

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Old 12-02-2005, 04:19 PM   #4
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It must be great fun to know that in a game where the sole purpose is to gradually build your wealth, skill, weapons, etc, through repetitive play and applied determination, you can simply bypass all that by cheating or buying your way to the top.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:31 PM   #5
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:31 PM   #6
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The link works, right click and save the video to your desktop. Its crazy seeing those guys port back and forth.

Dont play this game anymore and the cheating is what broke my excitement in Diablo 1 & 2.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:49 PM   #7
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While the cheating sucks I think it really only affects the PvP realms as people can easily aquire all the uber gear. I don't think it's so bad in PvE enviroments. I play on RP servers and really haven't seen a problem. I don't think it affects the economy in a negative way. In fact, farming high end weapons will only flood the market with them and send the price down, imho.

That said, I certainly don't approve of these cheaters/farmers and hope Blizzard continues to find ways to remove them from the game.
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Old 12-02-2005, 04:59 PM   #8
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I think Blizzard should sue Sony for deliberatly hampering their service. A lot like the one Battle.net wannabe (Forgot the name) where the users used faults in the game to manipulate it. Sony should be held responsible for this.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:02 PM   #9
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Sony should be held responsible for this.
How could this be in any way Sony's fault?
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:06 PM   #10
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How could this be in any way Sony's fault?
the rootkit is from the sony cds.
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:08 PM   #11
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the rootkit is from the sony cds.
Right. And...
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:12 PM   #12
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rootkit doesn't hack programs, people do
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:13 PM   #13
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the rootkit is from the sony cds.
Yes, but wouldn't suing Sony be like suing a gun manufacturer for killing your brother, even though some other asshole that shot him?

Edit: bradlay beat me with the same type of arguement
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:20 PM   #14
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I think Blizzard should sue Sony for deliberatly hampering their service. A lot like the one Battle.net wannabe (Forgot the name) where the users used faults in the game to manipulate it. Sony should be held responsible for this.
Sony shouldnt be responsible here. Blizzard should be, they run an manage this huge online game. It's their slow response time that is at fault here.

Maybe Blizzard needs to create an instant online patcher like Steam?
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:27 PM   #15
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Thanks again Sony.

Your malicious software that you've infected millions of systems with world wide is just fantastic!
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Old 12-02-2005, 05:58 PM   #16
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Didn't someone say the rootkit exploit was patched in WoW?
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Old 12-02-2005, 06:03 PM   #17
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It must be great fun to know that in a game where the sole purpose is to gradually build your wealth, skill, weapons, etc, through repetitive play and applied determination, you can simply bypass all that by cheating or buying your way to the top.
You mean fight monsters all day in a game built to be a timesink.
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:15 PM   #18
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Yes, but wouldn't suing Sony be like suing a gun manufacturer for killing your brother, even though some other asshole that shot him?

Edit: bradlay beat me with the same type of arguement
i dont think its sonys fault that people are using this to hack. im just saying that is where the dude above is coming from in blaming sony.
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:02 PM   #19
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aaaarrrgggghhhghgh Sony did'nt invent the rootkit, it's a virus technique that's been around for ages!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rootkit

Sony just brought the term into the spotlight -_-

*just goes ahead and stabs himself*
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Old 12-02-2005, 08:06 PM   #20
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What are the odds for the average farmer would realize that a rootkit would be viable if it weren't for Sony's fiasco?
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