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Citrine Scandal!!

Hutch679
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BE CAREFUL FRIENDS! My buddy received an in game mail from someone with a Cod for 25k gold for 4 citrine. Citrine look almost identical to tempering alloy. He did not fall for it but almost took the mail because on Xbox one tempering alloy go for about 10k each on NA servers. Just giving the community a heads up. Dirty players out there....
  • Inarre
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    Wow that's really clever. Except that everyone will know you as a scammer in a few weeks.
  • Hutch679
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    Yeah I thought it was pretty crappy for real. He was on his friends list too which made him almost take it because he would be doing a favor. People are sketchy.
  • Hutch679
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    P. 's. Everyone share this with you guilds and friends so people are aware. I hate to see people that spend a lot of time farming get scammed because I know I wouldn't want it to happen to me.
  • DurzoBlint13
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    are people really STILL falling for this? I thought everyone knew not to trust anyone selling "tempering alloys" There will always be self-centered schemers out there, you just have to watch out for yourself. It is pathetic that people screw over other people in a video game. I even blocked one of my "friends" about 4 months ago for doing this to other players
  • Divinius
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    Or, you know, ZOS could put that art design department to a use other than re-skinning existing mounts to sell for a bajilllion crowns on the cash shop, and actually create unique icons for all the materials instead of just reusing them all over the place...
  • Robbmrp
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    @ZOS_GinaBruno, @ZOS_RichLambert

    This is the exact reason that materials used to make items should have their OWN distinct look. To have a simple Citrine look exactly the same as a Temper Alloy just promotes scammers. A VERY SIMPLE fix for this would be to change the appearance of the Citrine tot he one below. It's a perfect picture for it and in no way would every be mistaken for a Temper alloy.

    http://www.abshireandhaylan.com/wp-content/uploads/citrine.png
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  • FLuFFyxMuFFiN
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    Delete
    Edited by FLuFFyxMuFFiN on May 6, 2016 2:08PM
  • FLuFFyxMuFFiN
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    Ooooh thanks for the idea! Time to make some money!
  • Megalex1
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    Yes please. A new icon for citrine so I don't have to rage at the hireling when he brings them to me every day
  • failkiwib16_ESO
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    Citrine/Tempering Alloy is not the only icon, there is also the one for Rosin that looks like a Turpen just with a little darker shade.

    Rings and armor sets of various levels that are sold also carry the same icons, so unless you look at the individual items, you might end up with a v1 willpower ring instead of a v16.

    A general self-rule would be to always look at the items you want to buy, before you close a deal and take screenshots of the player name + conversation and items - if he/she cheats, then report and show screenshot as evidence.
  • sirrmattus
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    citrine and alloy look nothing alike

    and im color blind
    Edited by sirrmattus on May 6, 2016 2:25PM
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  • vontariel
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    It's bad when someone got scammed, but 9/10 scammed people are victims because greed blinds them.
    I don't want to sound like I'm justifying scamming, but double checking what are you buying (especially when price is TOO good) is quite easy countermeasure to protect your gold.
    Edited by vontariel on May 6, 2016 2:33PM
  • Nestor
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    When I get Hireling mails, I have to look twice at the Citrine to make sure it is not a Tempering Alloy. I have at times gotten mails that have both a Citrine and an Alloy, and they look more alike than different.
    Edited by Nestor on May 6, 2016 3:26PM
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  • Yusuf
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    hahahaha
    hahahahahahahaha
    HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    i'm sorry what were we talking about again?
  • Uriel_Nocturne
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    I have 152+ Citrine Tempering Alloy in the bank, OP.

    Pay me. $1.2mil and it can all be yours!

    /joke.

    :D

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  • Robbmrp
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    sirrmattus wrote: »
    citrine and alloy look nothing alike

    and im color blind

    I can't post pics from the actual game since I'm at work so I will post pics of what the ESO Wiki shows. IF Nothing has changed with those looks below in game, then you may need to get your eyes checked for either glasses or a more up to date set of them.

    Citrine - http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Citrine

    Tempering Alloy - http://elderscrollsonline.wiki.fextralife.com/Tempering+Alloy
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  • RazielSR
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    This happened a lot in early access.
  • istateres
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    Too obvious, a better scam would be to send one of each gold temper (replacing Tempering Alloy with Citrine). Offer a good price for (but more than the value of the two actual golf items) them. It works 80% of the time, er I mean it WOULD work 80% of the time. :)
  • starkerealm
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    istateres wrote: »
    Too obvious, a better scam would be to send one of each gold temper (replacing Tempering Alloy with Citrine). Offer a good price for (but more than the value of the two actual golf items) them. It works 80% of the time, er I mean it WOULD work 80% of the time. :)

    Let me guess, you also throw in nine iron too? :p
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