Duping Hack destroys World of Warcraft Gold value
My home server has seen a sudden surge in Queen’s Garnet and Crimson Deathcharger items, allegedly due to duping hacks by clever, but malicious, profiteers. The Consortium forum at Stormspire also reported an increase in numbers of Queen’s Garnets How did this happen?
World of Warcraft is a complicated game, as UtesDad of US-Eitrigg says, and that’s why these small loopholes can be found. Blizzard will be working behind the scenes to hot-fix the problems, but in the meantime, gold gamers’ investments have dropped in value.
Worldwide Crimson Deathcharger prices
Data from The Undermine Journal shows that the number of Crimson Deathchargers available worldwide is 202. My server saw 9 out of those 202, which is a considerable percentage.
Notice also how the standard deviation spread is almost as much as the actual market price. That’s a wide spread of prices, between the hopeful sellers (high price) and the quick turnaround day traders (low price).
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Quote from “World of Warcraft Exploits Website” (URL withheld)
Duping exploits and hacks are against all Blizzard terms, and accounts involved with duping will be facing the ban hammer. But, Blizzard, banning players for innocently buying these cheap items, thinking they have a great deal, is a complete FAIL by your customer services. Those players were victims of your ineptitude. Please sort this out asap!
How much have my investments fallen?
Invested: 60,000 in queen’s garnet, now worth only 40,000g. One Death Charger, bought for 120k
Potential Loss 20k in queen’s garnet, 10-20k on mount. 40k is only two day’s work on WoW, but it’s still seriously annoying, 40,000g would buy me a lot of stuff! I don’t like taking any loss, ever. Don’t worry this is only a very small percentage of my investments, I’m still making a lot of gold with my other sales.
What I am worrying about is any players who have made a significant investment in these duped items in all innocence.
Are the Gold Sellers and Hackers becoming more clever?
Aside from these WoW dupe hacks, I’m also seeing a decrease in in numbers of herbs and ore available on the AH. Bots are being purged from the system. Â At the same time, I’m seeing players throwing hundreds of gems on to AH to form a wall. Do they really have 50g to spend on AH fees just for the thrill of blocking their competitors? Or are these clever farmers? Something to think about.
What to do about Warcraft Hacking Dupes
If you suspect a duped item, report it, don’t buy it. I suspected duping only after I’d innocently bought my investments. Use the ! HELP facility to contact a GM games master.
- Stop buying
- Stop selling in bulk. You will have a lot of competition and wear yourself out with frustration undercutting each other.
- Be patient. This too will pass.Â The dupes will sell, and you will have your opportunity to sell. Watch for the opportunity.
- Sell one at a time.
- Look for alternate markets. Gems flooded? Try engineering items, herbs, or transmogrification items.
- Don’t annoy your competitors, it doesn’t help anyone.
- Post a rant here and get rid of your frustration.
Have you seen Duping on your WoW server? Items falling in price, and abnormally high supply?
The Gold Queen is written by Alyzande. With many level 100s, 9 years expertise in making gold, 10 garrisons, 16k achievements, 1505 days played, and over 18m gold earned. The Gold Queen blog teaches you how to make gold playing World of Warcraft using ethical trading, auction house flipping, crafting, reselling snatch lists, and farming gold making.
UPDATE: As this article goes to press, I sold my Crimson Deathcharger at a 20k profit, but found a massive sudden influx of raw Queen’s Garnets on the WoW AH at low prices.