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Exploit? Flagged for PVP

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Elekradel
01.22.2013 , 12:41 PM | #1
This may be the wrong area to ask this question.

I was out PVE'ing with a friend, Republic side, not flagged for PVP at all. Was in the bonus area of Tatooine, a group of Imperials started following us around, and whenever we attacked anything, they would jump in and attack our mobs. In the process of this, somehow my partner and I were flagged for pvp, and the group of Imperials killed us.

I assume this was their intention all along. I'm sure this is an exploit in some way, however, that's not my main concern. My partner, who I level other characters with, suffers from an anxiety disorder, and this caused a bit of a panic attack. I am curious what caused us to be flagged for PVP in that scenario.

Please know that I'm not crying about having been killed, I could care less about dying, I try my best to die several times a day. But this really ruined our night because of the panic issue my partner had. Just want to try my best to make sure it doesn't happen again. Obviously if people start following us around, that means we just walk away for a while. But we may not be given that option.

Thanks for everyone's time.

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01.22.2013 , 01:01 PM | #2
They are waiting for you to cast AOE spells and hit them with it, causing you to be flagged.

Just use single target damage only on mobs when those griefers start following you around. Eventually they will realize they are wasting their time and go bother someone else.
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01.22.2013 , 01:01 PM | #3
File an in-game ticket. The Devs have stated that this sort of following-people-trying-to-get-them-flagged falls under the category of harassment, so if you remember the names of those Imps, you should mention that in your ticket.
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Elekradel
01.22.2013 , 01:07 PM | #4
So aoe's hit them even if we aren't flagged for PvP? Thanks for that info, I was curious how it happened.

I do have their names saved, but I'm not really looking to get someone in trouble so much. I did right click and report for harassment. Will be more careful with the aoe's going forward if people are following.

Friend is okay, just ruined the rest of the evening for her.
We are pretty new to the game.

Hopefully once I get a better understanding of the game, I'll be in this forum more often as a PvP'er.

My only real point for this post was to make sure it doesn't happen to us (mainly her) again going forward, and now I understand how it works. Thanks so much for that.

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Zunayson
01.22.2013 , 02:21 PM | #5
I hear that it wont allow you to attack flagged players unless you're flagged as well, they fixed the aoe thing a while ago.

Maybe its some mechanic to flag you if you try to attack the mob, idk.
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Brittaany_Banks
01.22.2013 , 03:46 PM | #6
AoE's were changed awhile back so that they do not auto flag you upon first attack.

However, if you were using companions, and one of the opposite faction healed, or guarded the NPC you were attacking once that enemy is defeated your companion will auto attack the flagged person thus flagging you.
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DarthBloodloss
01.22.2013 , 03:56 PM | #7
also possible that since they were flagged and available to be attacked, you or your partner could have tab targeted and simply attacked them with anything
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itsmymillertime
01.22.2013 , 04:41 PM | #8
no aoe damage from a player who is not flagged on a flagged player will cause the unflagged player to become flagged.

I have seen companion aoes flag people.

I had a flagged enemy duel me and i won the duel and it somehow kept me flagged so I killed him right after the duel was over instead of a normal duel where you still live with 1 hp left.

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01.22.2013 , 09:19 PM | #9
You and your friend should do WZs together, at first it's very intimidating but after 5 or 6 games the shaking in you hands will go away! Remember you only live once, but you can die a million deaths in SWTOR!
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Kerensk
01.22.2013 , 10:08 PM | #10
Quote: Originally Posted by itsmymillertime View Post
no aoe damage from a player who is not flagged on a flagged player will cause the unflagged player to become flagged.

I have seen companion aoes flag people.

I had a flagged enemy duel me and i won the duel and it somehow kept me flagged so I killed him right after the duel was over instead of a normal duel where you still live with 1 hp left.
Opposing faction players with their PvP flag on show as yellow don't they? I'm guessing the same rules apply as yellow NPCs. So even if you use single target attacks your companion may have their AoE attack enabled andhow yyou've been ganked.

On a PvE server report them. I doubt they'll get anything from an offense or two but if it's constant they may takeaction .
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