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Can we get a response on the Ilum Boosting please?

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Can we get a response on the Ilum Boosting please?
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LarryRow
03.19.2013 , 12:51 PM | #111
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
We are not considering this an exploit......

...we are going to be having a maintenance later this week to deploy a fix to this issue.
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03.19.2013 , 12:51 PM | #112
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

I wanted to give you all an update on this now that I have all of the information in place.

First, we are not considering this an exploit so anyone who had fear of action being taken against their characters, etc, should not be afraid. We will not be doing anything to players who used the Ilum pylons to get to 50.

I will say that player ingenuity never ceases to amaze us all. This was not a part of the intended design of the Gree event running simultaneous to the Double XP Weekends. Due to this, we are going to be having a maintenance later this week to deploy a fix to this issue.

I wanted to talk a bit about the fix itself since it will mix up things on Ilum temporarily. Our immediate fix to this issue is that for the time being, we are going to disable bolster on Ilum. This will have a couple of different affects.
  • Low level characters will no longer be treated as level 50 in regards to experience. They will now have the normal experience penalties associated to grouping with a player of a higher level. Meaning those players will now gain little to no experience when grouped.
  • Players who are levels 45-49 will have a slightly harder time completing some Gree event quests as they are no longer bolstered to level 50.
I want to again reiterate that this is only a temporary solution. We are continuing to investigate the issue and intend to have a more permanent solution in place before the Gree event returns.

-eric
Aaaand there you go. The answer to the thread. Thanks Eric.

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Keffeine
03.19.2013 , 12:53 PM | #113
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I think the magic words were: "This was not a part of the intended design of the Gree event running simultaneous to the Double XP Weekends."

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Infernixx
03.19.2013 , 12:53 PM | #114
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He's basically saying "We don't consider it an exploit, because then we'd have to punish people for being inventive and creative beyond what we had perceived and anticipated. But, we also don't approve of bypassing the leveling process entirely, so we're negating this inventive side-step before the next Double XP weekend."

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iimagiicii
03.19.2013 , 12:54 PM | #115
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey folks,

I wanted to give you all an update on this now that I have all of the information in place.

First, we are not considering this an exploit so anyone who had fear of action being taken against their characters, etc, should not be afraid. We will not be doing anything to players who used the Ilum pylons to get to 50.

I will say that player ingenuity never ceases to amaze us all. This was not a part of the intended design of the Gree event running simultaneous to the Double XP Weekends. Due to this, we are going to be having a maintenance later this week to deploy a fix to this issue.

I wanted to talk a bit about the fix itself since it will mix up things on Ilum temporarily. Our immediate fix to this issue is that for the time being, we are going to disable bolster on Ilum. This will have a couple of different affects.
  • Low level characters will no longer be treated as level 50 in regards to experience. They will now have the normal experience penalties associated to grouping with a player of a higher level. Meaning those players will now gain little to no experience when grouped.
  • Players who are levels 45-49 will have a slightly harder time completing some Gree event quests as they are no longer bolstered to level 50.
I want to again reiterate that this is only a temporary solution. We are continuing to investigate the issue and intend to have a more permanent solution in place before the Gree event returns.

-eric
I don't like this, I missed the double xp weekend grind and was looking forward to it this weekend.
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03.19.2013 , 12:54 PM | #116
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I'm not a fan of seeing 'speed-leveling' in this fashion, but if players want to skip the best part of leveling...the story...then, okay.

I only hope this doesn't result in masses of 50s/55s in end game FPs and Operations not knowing what they're doing.
Its already resulting in a lot of bad 50 pvp zones.
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03.19.2013 , 12:55 PM | #117 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Quote: Originally Posted by Infernixx View Post
He's basically saying "We don't consider it an exploit, because then we'd have to punish people for being inventive and creative beyond what we had perceived and anticipated. But, we also don't approve of bypassing the leveling process entirely, so we're negating this inventive side-step before the next Double XP weekend."
Infernixx nailed it. This is correct.
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03.19.2013 , 12:57 PM | #118
Quote: Originally Posted by Taminy View Post
Cue Nelson Muntz:

Ha-Ha!

I'm amazed even you people on the dev team don't know what exploit means. You just said it isn't an exploit, then said it's not what the dev team intended after that. The definition of exploit means using existing game mechanics to do something the devs did not intend! Near synonym: loophole.

What you mean to say is that it's an exploit but not a cheat.
A loophole is a legitimate un-intended consequence. This is the perfect word for what happened.

I'm also glad I at least got a few levels out of it last night. I guess we can do it tonight as well. Better something then nothing.
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LarryRow
03.19.2013 , 12:58 PM | #119
Quote: Originally Posted by Infernixx View Post
He's basically saying "We don't consider it an exploit, because then we'd have to punish people for being inventive and creative beyond what we had perceived and anticipated. But, we also don't approve of bypassing the leveling process entirely, so we're negating this inventive side-step before the next Double XP weekend."
Translation: not pissing people off who give us money is more important than integrity.
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Infernixx
03.19.2013 , 12:59 PM | #120
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Infernixx nailed it. This is correct.
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