Friday, June 10, 2011

Guild Safe Exploit

Back in April, I made a post warning guild members to avoid depositing into the Guild Safe until the money was ready to be used. Here's why:

The developers have yet to fix a bug I reported back in the closed beta test that allows any guild member, regardless of permission, to withdraw from the Guild Safe. It's yet another glaringly obvious bug that is simple to exploit. When a guild member without Withdraw permission clicks on the Guild Safe tab, the "Withdraw" button is visible for a very short time before disappearing. All one has to do is click it before it goes away, and withdraw the guild's savings.

The fix is to run the permissions check before displaying the guild panel, not when opening the Safe tab. This easily-exploitable glitch is yet another that appears low in the priority list for fixing. In order to raise its priority, I suggest people exploit the hell out of this glitch. Maybe enough honest guild leaders and members will make enough noise to get it fixed.

T3 needs to step up their efforts to fix the content that exists, instead of trying to appease the portion of the community that's begging for PvP and level-cap adjustments. If they had done this up to this point, they wouldn't have a failing game that has been losing its audience since release.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

MrLo's Skill Gem Info

Since the good folk over at Frogster decided to delete an informative post for no fair reason (and ban the posters), I've decided to post MrLo's information here. There is no reason this info should be banned from the public eye. It is simply data on items in the game that would be discovered eventually. It was found in the game, not by digging through files or anything of that sort. Obviously, there was some cheating involved to get the required items, but Frogster/Hanbit did nothing about the slew of players who exploited the glitch that allowed these items to be made. Only now, when MrLo brings his discovery to light, is anything done (and only to the people who shared info).

These are the skill gems that MrLo made. Each gem requires the proper recipe and four Magical Runestone Crests. Most of the gems have the same name as the corresponding recipe. You can only receive five extra points per skill.

Gadgeteer (Recipes: Blueprints)
8 Gems

Bloodletter (Recipes: Parchments)
9 Gems

Pyromancer (Recipes: Scrolls)
10 Gems
Here's a list of the gems shown above, along with the skill recipes that create them:

Fire Flower Embroidered Scroll          Fire Flower Embroidery
Blackened Embroidered Scroll            Blackened Embroidery
Burning Lava Scroll                             Burning Lava Embroidery
Scarlet Embroidered Scroll                  Scarlet Embroidery
Burning Flame Scroll                           Burning Flame Embroidery
Red Sun Scroll                                    Red Sun Embroidery
Flame Pattern Scroll                            Flame Pattern Embroidery
Wild Dragon Embroidered Scroll        Wild Dragon Embroidery
Burning Golden Embroidered Scroll    Burning Golden Embroidery
?                                                        ?

Warrior's Parchment                          Warrior's Black Pearl
Abysmal Parchment                           Abysmal Sapphire
Grey Parchment                                 Grey Opal
Bloody Parchment                             Bloody Ruby
Judgement Parchment                        Judgement Diamond
Frozen Parchment                             Frozen Topaz
Screaming Parchment                        Screaming Amethyst
Explosion Parchment                         Explosion Lightning Stone
Forgetful Parchment                          Forgetful Topaz

?                                                            Battlefield of Blindness
High-Pressure Piston Blueprint               High-Pressure Piston
Lightning Screw Blueprint                       Lightning Screw
Electrocuted Brainwave Bulb Blueprint   Electrocuted Brainwave Bulb
Anger Management Valve Blueprint       Anger Management Valve
Lightning Driver Blueprint                       Lightning Driver
Tightening Chain Blueprint                      Tightening Chain
Driving Wheel Blueprint                         Driving Wheel

If anyone has managed to make any of the gems missing from this list, please let me know and I'll add them.

Update: Added text list of recipes and the gems they create.

Update 2: Today, July 12, a new community manager for the forums "announced" the "new" skill gem system. Good thing we beat them to it by over a month. This post has had over 300 unique page views, which is probably more than the official forums are getting these days.