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Pitchforks and Forcepikes

So I’ve been out of commission for a few days. Under the weather, sucks, feels like a lightsaber going through my head. But anyway I wanted to touch base on the fact that Bioware has dished out the punishments for the Ravengers exploit.

Reading up on Twitter, ingame gen chat, forum post, I get the feeling that the non-exploiters wanted a more severe punishment for the exploiters. But it’s funny to me on certain forum posts the “good players” want to be rewarded for not using the exploit?! When I read that, I said to myself, “Say whaaaaa?!” I personally find it funny that people expected a cookie for doing their chores. And it’s funny how quickly people are quick to judge.

So punishments when out with emails dictating the stipulations of their punishment. Anywhere from game time suspension, removal of schematics, removal of materials, perma-ban for the egregious offenders (depending). Now, some players feels that the punishments was just more of a “slap on the wrists”. Others will say that BW dropped the ball on this whole exploit. But from what I can gather, certain players didn’t have any schematics, materials, gear/loot/credits removed.

Now, I have to say being open minded helps, listening to Bad Feeling Podcast and hearing both sides of the arguments makes better sense. I just find it funny that people compare real life consequences to a game, and personally you just can’t compare it.

Now, I was on a toon running the “Battle of Rishi” and this other player was asking in group chat, “How much is it worth it to you to get ‘exploit’?” Now I LOL’d. And I told this person nothing. And what was funny was I was level 58, and this person was trying to sell the lockout to me. Seemed like this person was desperate to make credits.

Let’s see what’s coming in 2015 for Star Wars: The Old Republic.