Regarding abuse of the mend bug.

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Elysia
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Regarding abuse of the mend bug.

Post by Elysia » Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:01 am

We have found a way to identify players who abuse the mend bug to circumvent the degradation of a weapon through mending.

Starting now, we will be punishing players who abuse this bug, using a tiered system. The first time you get caught, you will receive a warning, but subsequent cases of abuse will be punished increasingly.

Since abuse of this bug is pretty widespread, for now we will be focussing on those using rares and uniques. Once people realize they will be caught, it will be extended to include to all weapons.

There are two things that are important here:
-if your mending does happen to get interrupted by mobs or pk, just mend again to completion.
-if this does happen accidentally, please mail IMMORTALS so that we may make a note of it, in a similar way that 5/15 mistakes are recorded.

This bug has been around for a very long time and essentially, it is leading to a massive build up of weapons. If these weapons actually start leaving the game as was intended, we can also load new ones with a higher frequency.

Elysia
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Re: Regarding abuse of the mend bug.

Post by Elysia » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:09 am

Given how well-behaved the majority of people with rares and uniques have been (yay, everyone!), we will extend the mendbug policing and enforcement to all weapons on March 1st.

The first time you are caught, you will be given a warning, but subsequent infractions will yield increasing punishments.

If you do have an accident and your mending is interrupted, you can remove the message we check for by re-mending to completion. If you're caught out about and about and had to cover some distance with the weapon out before you could re-mend, your best bet is to mail Immortals about it.

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