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Are vSS chest farm runs illegal?

almightyalfo
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Hello!

Just to make sure I don't lose my account eventually because of this. The thing that's been bothering me is, I've done a number of those loot runs, without knowing it may be punishable. You can reach the chests location without fighting the bosses. I took a look at the Terms of Service and Code of Conduct and I didn't find anything relating to this issue. That's why I'm asking here (not sure if this is the right place to do so).
If it's prohibited, then I'll destroy the stuff I got as soon as possible. I wouldn't want to lose everything I've put into this.

Best regards.
Edited by almightyalfo on May 29, 2019 1:00AM
PC-EU
Daggerfall Covenant only

My Characters [All CP 810+]:
Aeriel Nightvale (Bosmer StamDK) - "Stormproof" - Crafter
Ranzaiq Longclaw (Khajiit StamPlar) - "The Merciless" - Stamina DD (PVE/PVP)
Freiya Winterborn (Nord StamDen) - "Paragon" - Stamina DD (PVP)
Rayna the Desecrator (Dunmer StamNecro) - "Sunspire Saint" - Stamina DD (PVE)
Heals-Many-Scars (Argonian MagPlar) - "Sunspire Saint" - Healer (PVE)
Burgdul gro-Burek (Orc StamDK) - "Thane of Falkreath" - Tank (PVE)
Erisa gro-Burek (Orc StamSorc) - "Orderly" - Stamina DD (PVP)
Auguste Valeine (Breton MagPlar) - "Stormproof" - Magicka DD (PVE)
  • almightyalfo
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    To be honest, having non-perfected gear is a good start towards grinding the perfected ones. That's the main reason why I did those runs in the first place. In any case, thank you for answering my question, have a wonderful day!
    PC-EU
    Daggerfall Covenant only

    My Characters [All CP 810+]:
    Aeriel Nightvale (Bosmer StamDK) - "Stormproof" - Crafter
    Ranzaiq Longclaw (Khajiit StamPlar) - "The Merciless" - Stamina DD (PVE/PVP)
    Freiya Winterborn (Nord StamDen) - "Paragon" - Stamina DD (PVP)
    Rayna the Desecrator (Dunmer StamNecro) - "Sunspire Saint" - Stamina DD (PVE)
    Heals-Many-Scars (Argonian MagPlar) - "Sunspire Saint" - Healer (PVE)
    Burgdul gro-Burek (Orc StamDK) - "Thane of Falkreath" - Tank (PVE)
    Erisa gro-Burek (Orc StamSorc) - "Orderly" - Stamina DD (PVP)
    Auguste Valeine (Breton MagPlar) - "Stormproof" - Magicka DD (PVE)
  • Elsonso
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    IMHO... only punishable if you have to do something extraordinary, with the intent of going against the intended game play and dungeon design. Something that exploits a flaw in the dungeon or the behavior of a boss to arrive at a clearly unintended situattion.

  • VaranisArano
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    If its unintended, yes.

    Thing is, it's possible to loot chests without fighting bosses in certain dungeons, like COA 1 with its open floor plan, so there's precedent for it to be okay.

    In any case, its a simple fix if ZOS doesn't like it.
  • m2rc
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    I wouldn't worry about it. Like Varanis said in CoA I people run the dungeon only to loot chests. You're not really exploiting any game mechanics as you still have to play through the dungeon, same with SS.
  • Zalathorm
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    I see lots of back and forth in zone chat about this. It would be nice to get an answer
  • BuildMan
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    I would assume as long as you aren't benefitting monetarily it would be fine in my opinion.
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  • SoLooney
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    I'm glad the chests dont drop perfected gear, then any fool can get drops without having to kill a single dragon

    If they remove chests before killing first boss, I'm more than happy to let them drop perfected stuff
  • almightyalfo
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    This has been fixed on this new patch, so the thread should be closed.
    PC-EU
    Daggerfall Covenant only

    My Characters [All CP 810+]:
    Aeriel Nightvale (Bosmer StamDK) - "Stormproof" - Crafter
    Ranzaiq Longclaw (Khajiit StamPlar) - "The Merciless" - Stamina DD (PVE/PVP)
    Freiya Winterborn (Nord StamDen) - "Paragon" - Stamina DD (PVP)
    Rayna the Desecrator (Dunmer StamNecro) - "Sunspire Saint" - Stamina DD (PVE)
    Heals-Many-Scars (Argonian MagPlar) - "Sunspire Saint" - Healer (PVE)
    Burgdul gro-Burek (Orc StamDK) - "Thane of Falkreath" - Tank (PVE)
    Erisa gro-Burek (Orc StamSorc) - "Orderly" - Stamina DD (PVP)
    Auguste Valeine (Breton MagPlar) - "Stormproof" - Magicka DD (PVE)
  • OrphanHelgen
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    I joined a chest run a few days after the release of the chapter. I thought chest run ment to take your time after killing mob packs to loot chests and heavy sacks.
    When I saw what this "chest run" actually was, I was embarrassed to be in the group.
    Illegal or not I don't care, it's stupid af XD
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  • weedgenius
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    Gladium wrote: »
    A friend of mine is currently serving time in jail for farming vSS chests, so yes, very illegal. Beware.

    @Gladium Underrated comment
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  • Druid40
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    Unless ZOS makes a statement about banning, you are generally safe.
    Edited by Druid40 on June 16, 2019 6:05AM
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