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Skill Point Exploit & Account Suspensions

  • SickDuck
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    3 day is good since they did not gain any long term advantage. Unlike xp, ap, gold or mats grinding exploiters.
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  • Mojmir
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    SickDuck wrote: »
    3 day is good since they did not gain any long term advantage. Unlike xp, ap, gold or mats grinding exploiters.

    You gain zero advantage,I have skill points leftover, I'll never use
    Raising floors and lower ceilings by zos standards has created an iron maiden.
    No matter how well you played,when the game is over,the king and pawn go back in the same box.
    Be careful what you ask for from zo$, you always get punished.
    Call me toxic,your the one being slowly poisoned by greed.
  • Moi_523
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    KevinMK wrote: »
    affected accounts will have all skill points reset to their original state before this exploit occurred

    What does this mean exactly? Will the skill points be reset to the amount of skill points they had at the point before the exploit? What happens to the skill points that were obtained legally during the time since the exploit?

    I too would like to know the answer to this. What happens to the skill points earned and skills unlocked in the past week??

    @ZOS_GinaBruno
  • Aurie
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    Orjix wrote: »
    i'm going to say it, and everyone is going to hate me for it, but i believe that if you find an exploit in any game you should be able to use it with out there being bans or restrictions placed on their account. the goal of the game is to use its rules to get as good as possible and if someone finds an exploit they are just using what they found to their advantage. PEOPLE SHOULD NOT BE PUNISHED FOR USING EXPLOITS, it is the developers fault they are in the game in the first place (yes, yes, i know it is impossible to make a flawless game, but it's still in the game thanks to them) and therefore the exploiters are just using what the developers put in the game (purposely or not) to achieve the max that they can.

    Just to make things clear, I absolutely do not believe in exploiting and have never knowingly done so.

    But well, the way things are, it does come over as being the easy way out for devs to deal with the problem while they get around to eventually fixing it in the distant future! As it is, the onus is on those players who exploit an exploit that should be fixed asap by the devs.
  • Rogue78
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    Yes please! Check that and unban those already that killed it only once with a new character!
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  • NewBlacksmurf
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    SMH just do a reset then....

    3 days is a joke but guess it's more important to you that they can spend crowns
    How about min of 30 days on first offense and 90 or permanent for 2nd and third not limited to multiples being enforced at one time
    Edited by NewBlacksmurf on June 1, 2017 10:20PM
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  • DarkAedin
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    Last week, there was an exploit reported on PC that allowed you to repeatedly gain skill points from a single location. We have since fixed this issue as of our most recent incremental patch, but accounts had not yet been actioned… until now. This afternoon, we’ll be suspending close to 300 PC accounts that were found exploiting this issue. In addition to a 3-day suspension, affected accounts will have all skill points reset to their original state before this exploit occurred.

    We encourage everyone to review the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct. If you’re unsure if you’ve found an exploit in ESO, please reach out to a staff member or contact Support.
    DarkAedin wrote: »
    I just got banned for this but quested normally and grabbed skyshards normally. Also have several pvp levels. I did not exploit. I quested through main story zones like we are supposed to. Zos help @ZOS_GaryA @ZOS_TristanK @ZOS_AmeliaR

    I didnt farm any dungeons in vvarden.
    I did one overworld boss 2 times on seperate occasions and i never stepped foot into any delves. I farmed some spriggan gear and some gear from malabal tor but thats it. I had no clue about any of this till i got banned and read this thread sigh
  • Kreatyve
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    My personal opinion is that 3 days isn't long enough, and it should be a week or longer, but that's just my opinion. Exploiters ruin so much for honest players. The devs have to stop whatever they are doing and work on a fix, and a fix is not always something that can happen right away, even if the devs become aware of it on day 1. And sometimes they have to fix things in a way that make things harder for honest players.

    I don't see how anyone could "accidentally" exploit this one either. I don't have the details of this exploit, but to me "players can obtain a skill point from a single quest/location/objective multiple times" screams that it would be extremely obvious that there is a bug, which should be reported and not abused.

    That's just my opinion on the matter. Do with it what you will.
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  • bebynnag
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    based on how long fixes usually take to be addressed on console i assume this will be going live on may 6th!

  • NobleGuardian
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    SickDuck wrote: »
    3 day is good since they did not gain any long term advantage. Unlike xp, ap, gold or mats grinding exploiters.

    Sorry but I don't agree needs to be longer and Zos needs to start setting examples to warn off this type of play

    warn off what type of play? the type of play that ZOS punishes players for finding flaws in their game so they can fix it? because its the players that are in the wrong for this being a bug right?
  • ManwithBeard9
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    So... Now ZOS is banning people for things that ZOS does wrong. ZOS doesnt know how to make a patch that doesnt break something, so the players who find these bugs are getting punished for ZOS's mistakes? Maybe instead of banning players for the mistakes of the devs they should take more time when making a new patch so that these bugs arent a thing in the first place. I find it very hard to understand how you can say "Oh yea we messed up and these players showed up what we did wrong, so lets ban them for 3 days," and be okay with that. just doesnt add up that all these players ended up finding a flaw in your game that you allow to go live and they get punished for it. Think ZOS needs to realize it was them who are in the wrong for letting this bug happen in the first place and not the players that found it.

    Not sure if ignorant of ToS or baiting
  • DarkAedin
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    Hempyre wrote: »
    The first skill point -normal

    The second skill point -hmmm interesting

    The third skill point -exploiting

    Any further explanation required?

    Pretty clear in every game I've ever played using bugs and exploits is bannable.

    Give your head a shake...

    This never happened to me but i got banned anyway. I did not farm any vvardenfel delve
  • MajBludd
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    Yes, everybody is a cheat and no honest mistakes are made. Ban everybody
  • MajBludd
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    Can we rename that PD, which ever one it is, to Banhammer Dungeon?
  • LiquidPony
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    Hempyre wrote: »
    The first skill point -normal

    The second skill point -hmmm interesting

    The third skill point -exploiting

    Any further explanation required?

    Pretty clear in every game I've ever played using bugs and exploits is bannable.

    Give your head a shake...

    This assumes that players are aware of how Skill Points are granted in Public Dungeons and also puts the responsibility on players to cease normal gameplay because of a bug. I understand that ZOS can put whatever they want in the TOS and shift the burden of responsibility to the players.

    But the world isn't black and white. Some "exploits" are more heinous than others. This one is pretty innocent and far too easy to accidentally encounter.
    Edited by LiquidPony on June 1, 2017 10:41PM
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