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#1 Sep 22 2013 at 10:17 AM Rating: Decent
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ok so right in front of me there are 3 people all dressed exactly the same, accessories and all. they are all THM. they dont have random names though, they seem real.

now, the weird thing is, one of them is just standing by the repair guy in ul dah. 2 of them repeatedly go into the inn. come out. talk to the repair guy beside the inn. and go back inside the inn, etc.

is there a possible exploit here? normally people wouldn't do weird things like this which is why this looks really fishy. i cant see a reason why people would go in and out and talk to the repair guy over and over.
#2 Sep 22 2013 at 10:28 AM Rating: Excellent
They probably sit in the Inn to acquire more rested XP while waiting on DF ques, then they do the instance, finish it and exit back to their room, exit to repair, and go back in.... rinse repeat.

I've done that on a few occassions.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2013 11:39am by Dyadem
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#3 Sep 22 2013 at 10:38 AM Rating: Excellent
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
they dont have random names though, they seem real.


Keep in mind that FFXIV (stupidly, I think) features a "generate legitimate-sounding name" option on character creation.
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#4 Sep 22 2013 at 10:49 AM Rating: Good
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Dyadem, pet mage of Jabober wrote:
They probably sit in the Inn to acquire more rested XP while waiting on DF ques, then they do the instance, finish it and exit back to their room, exit to repair, and go back in.... rinse repeat.

I've done that on a few occassions.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2013 11:39am by Dyadem


i would agree but they arent doing this. theres no pause in between them going in and coming out. they go in, come out, talk to repair guy, and go back in. thtis cycle is 20 seconds in total.
#5 Sep 22 2013 at 10:52 AM Rating: Good
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Hmm, but what could they be getting from it?
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#6 Sep 22 2013 at 10:57 AM Rating: Good
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Pawkeshup the Meaningless wrote:
Hmm, but what could they be getting from it?


not sure. the only thing you can do in there is talk to your retainer. i'm just putting this out there because of how weird it looks. The one guy just standing there DC'd and now the other 2 never came out of their inn.

could just be their bot went on the fritz who knows. i sent an investigation report. If they are doing something shady hopefully SE will look into it.
#7 Sep 22 2013 at 11:33 AM Rating: Good
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I wonder if they could be transferring funds and/or liquidating gathering materials. It might be a script to empty out someone's inventory. Or, yeah, possibly a bot on the fritz.
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#8 Sep 22 2013 at 11:39 AM Rating: Good
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Pure speculation, but maybe they have found a way to dupe items in the inn and are selling them en masse?

I forget, can you sell stuff to menders?
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#9 Sep 22 2013 at 11:47 AM Rating: Good
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I forget, can you sell stuff to menders?


Not the the Independent Mender NPCs in town, the only thing they offer is repair services. You can sell to the Merchant + Menders that are all over the other places though, they offer all services, Tools, Armors, Weapons, and Repair.

You cannot craft in your Inn, so it doesn't really make any sense that they'd go into the Inn, do something, then come out and need to use the repair NPC.
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#10 Sep 22 2013 at 12:48 PM Rating: Decent
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Yea, I am really baffled. I will have to check into it when I'm on again.
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#11 Sep 22 2013 at 1:03 PM Rating: Excellent
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Looks like we have a mystery on our hands, gang! Smiley: dubious
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#12 Sep 22 2013 at 1:31 PM Rating: Good
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Looks like we have a mystery on our hands, gang! Smiley: dubious

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Looks like we have a mystery on our hands, gang! Smiley: dubious

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As long as we don't pull off Yoshi's mask and find it was Tanaka all along.

Edited, Sep 22nd 2013 5:39pm by Seriha
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Tanaka would NEVER be so nice to the players. His motto was "Treat em mean and keep em keen"!
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#16 Sep 22 2013 at 5:18 PM Rating: Good
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Please just report it. Then at least they have it on record. To me it sounds like they are raiding the repair merchant somehow. There was a period in FFXI where characters somehow raided the AH and were able to pilfer millions and millions of gil. This could be something like that.
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Leave it to people on---Naaah I won't say that. Just leave it to people in general to opt for the easy way out.
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#18 Sep 22 2013 at 5:40 PM Rating: Good
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Seriha wrote:
As long as we don't pull off Yoshi's mask and find it was Tanaka all along.


Woah, eerie! From August 24, 2012:

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#19 Sep 22 2013 at 8:19 PM Rating: Good
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Drats! They would have succeeded too, had it not been for you meddling kids!
#20 Sep 23 2013 at 4:12 AM Rating: Excellent
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I think i found it.

They are infact RMT. Spamming their advertisements.

The trick is, you cant blacklist someone when they're in their innroom, since you will then get the message "Cannot locate a character with that name". Just happened to me, even Copy/Pasted the name since i thought i misspelled it at first.

It's basicly their counter to us blacklisting them...

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 12:14pm by KojiroSoma
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#21 Sep 23 2013 at 5:27 AM Rating: Excellent
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KojiroSoma wrote:
I think i found it.

They are infact RMT. Spamming their advertisements.

The trick is, you cant blacklist someone when they're in their innroom, since you will then get the message "Cannot locate a character with that name". Just happened to me, even Copy/Pasted the name since i thought i misspelled it at first.

It's basicly their counter to us blacklisting them...

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 12:14pm by KojiroSoma


Great find, and should be easily fixable by SE by simply allowing blacklist to work on people who are in an inn.
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#22 Sep 23 2013 at 6:09 AM Rating: Excellent
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I'd like to think that a cryptic url from a facesmash name or random stranger that spams the chat so fast it becomes useless and that you're unable to blacklist asking for your credit card info in exchange for virtual currency would throw some serious red flags to people...but I know it doesn't. These guys wouldn't spam the chat like that if it wasn't effective.
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Keysofgaruda wrote:
ok so right in front of me there are 3 people all dressed exactly the same, accessories and all. they are all THM. they dont have random names though, they seem real.

now, the weird thing is, one of them is just standing by the repair guy in ul dah. 2 of them repeatedly go into the inn. come out. talk to the repair guy beside the inn. and go back inside the inn, etc.

is there a possible exploit here? normally people wouldn't do weird things like this which is why this looks really fishy. i cant see a reason why people would go in and out and talk to the repair guy over and over.


All the cheating really frustrates me. All the effort and talent that goes into discovering and exploiting loopholes in a world where things don't really matter; if only all that talent and effort could be applied to solving real-world problems instead of creating them.
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#24 Sep 23 2013 at 6:24 AM Rating: Good
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There is always the off chance they were trying to store stuff in their bank and were just going to repair it one section at a time...Not sure why stuff needs to be at 100% to bank but w/e

I also noticed that even when you blist people, you still see their spam if you are zoning when they spam the message. Thanks

Zoadanmg Aamdg for you " ;'12f VV VV VV d0t WE TAKE YOUR $! for your non stop 12 line spams, still showing up while zoning.
#25 Sep 23 2013 at 8:40 AM Rating: Excellent
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KojiroSoma wrote:
I think i found it.

They are infact RMT. Spamming their advertisements.

The trick is, you cant blacklist someone when they're in their innroom, since you will then get the message "Cannot locate a character with that name". Just happened to me, even Copy/Pasted the name since i thought i misspelled it at first.

It's basicly their counter to us blacklisting them...

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 12:14pm by KojiroSoma


Well done! When I got that message I assumed they had logged off. Those must be the /tell bots for RMT, hiding so you can't B-list.

Yoshida: RMT, you must be exterminated. Exterminate. Exterminate. Exterminate!

#26 Sep 23 2013 at 9:27 AM Rating: Decent
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Ok so I wasn't crazy lol, I kept checking my spelling when I went to add names to blacklist and kept getting "can't locate" message, but kept getting spam! Smiley: lol
Good Work! Ditto post above... EXTERMINATE!!!

Edited, Sep 23rd 2013 11:29am by jayfly
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