What the hell is up with the PvP battleground hacks in WoW? At first, when I would hear people complaining about hacks, I would dismiss them, thinking that they were just those types of people that will give any excuse for a rotten PvP performance. Lately though, especially over the last couple weeks, I’ve really had to raise my eyebrows.
I run PvP during the day solo, often finding myself in ridiculously awful Alliance PUGs. At nights however, myself and four other guildies will usually team up for some heavy PvP. We’ve seen some messed up crap lately, and I’ll give you our list:
- Speed – Rogues and Ret Paladins running around as if using a constant run speed potion.
- Glitch/lag jumps – Any class jumping around the battleground, teleporting if you will, like Nightcrawler from X-Men.
- Self-healed while running away on a mount. Literally cast a heal from horseback…never dismounted.
- Demolisher launched his catapult from the Red Gate in Strand of Ancients, hitting the Yellow Gate. Yellow Gate was destroyed before the Demolisher even was halfway there. The catapult wasn’t the nice, lofty toss we are used to seeing, it was a fast, missile-like projection that had almost zero arc. I personally saw this because I was sitting in a turret on the yellow gate. It was a spectacular WTF moment.
Maybe there are a number of explanations, such as bad lag, poor latency, misunderstanding of all class mechanics, etc…but I’m beginning to feel there are a larger number of players out there using these exploits than I originally thought. Its becoming a lot more prevalent, especially this past week.
Warden, Blizzard’s guard program, doesn’t catch these hacks, from what I understand. However, the best thing you can do if you witness someone hacking, is to report them via a GM ticket. A Blizzard GM can then take a look to see if they are performing outside the normal parameters.
I’m really curious to see how many of you out there are witnessing this. Or, if you feel you have a legitimate answer to a problem, I’d love to hear that as well. Try not to go with the generic “well it’s player lag”, or some some unoriginal idea like that. Sure, I know people lag, but this is just happening too often for it to be that random person in a BG lagging. It has a pattern to it now.
I’d love some fair, equal gameplay. I never understood why people feel the need to cheat. A fair win is the best victory of them all.