DUST 514: Exploit Draws Player Accusations

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no suprise that they don't reply to it during weekend, and for those who don't know: in a lot of countries the monday was a holiday, for example in iceland.
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"Monday has come and come in Iceland with no official word from CCP. Whether this is because they do not wish to discuss it after a hotfix during the extended downtime on Tuesday or because they are investigating potential exploitation is unknown."Monday was a public holiday (Whit Monday) in Iceland.
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He didn't talk about ready. EVE wasn't released in the state it's in right now either. Of course, Dust could have been released with missing pieces. But uprising was clearly not playtested enough before launch. Dust could use a test server, but this time, CCP could have just released it to the beta, then when stable, release Dust officially.
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The conquest system is buggy, unpolished and (I believe) fundamentally flawed in its design. It also drags some glaring dropsuit and weapon balance problems out in the open. That said, beta had to end for this stuff to get properly tested. The game was essentially released when it went into open beta, but console players seem to not touch anything carrying the beta label with a 10 foot pole. The number of active players has more than doubled in less than a week.It's similar to why we only got Molden Heath for conquest. They need us to slam the hell out of the conquest system to find all the problems, which meant lots of players in a very small area.
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"Come and come"? Are we discussing viking porn or did you mean to say "come and gone"?
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Software has bugs and typically breaks under load. I'm sure CCP did their level best to make sure the PC features were released in good working order, but that's life. I resubbed to DUST recently and as a casual numpty it's good fun.
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I am so tired of this argument. Games are released unfinished and *then* improved. That's the legacy of this decade in video gaming. The sooner you grasp this, the sooner we can all be rescued from stupid posts like this.
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Forgive my ignorance, but why is the explanation of the exploit "unavailable and prohibited" to be explained? Is there still an NDA around the game still?
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No, but it would be exceptionally bad form to repeat it here, if you are that desperate to probably get banned when the GMs get their shit together, seek out the method yourself.
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Upcoming article by Riverini on EN24: CCP tells Goons and to exploit, awox, and perform emergent gameplay to ignite forum wars. With an inflamed player base, Dust can now start making the same kind of stories and headlines that initially drew people to Eve. CCP is in league with Goons!!!111!!! Conspiracy!!!!! Gimme my tinfoill hattt!! Spergggobbleee........
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Now THIS is a bug, Pyotr.
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Monday arrives twice for the Viking hordes.
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PS2 = Planetside 2 or Playstation 2?And yes, I know the standard on TMC is Planetside 2, but your comment might be interpreted as comparing the graphics to a Playstation 2 game.
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Fair enough! Didn't mean to potentially incur any wrath, GMs or mods.
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LOL, EN24 is so dead right now, thats exactly what he needs to post just to stay semi-relevant!
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LOL, EN24 is completely dead right now, thats exactly what Riverini needs to post just to fill the gaping hole in his coverage and stay semi-relevant!
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The exploit involves restocking your district with clone packs after you lose a battle that should result in losing the district (a district getting to 0 clones) because of the reinforcement timer. Jenza knew about this exploit, and allowed corps in her alliance to use it.
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The only people who think no software should ever have any defects are people who have never completed so much as a CS101 course. Software development isn't bridge building; we've been doing the latter for a couple thousand years. We've done the former for around 60.
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We Americans think the world should adapt to our holiday schedule. Duh.
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Does he even play? I've flown with Alek and the Noir boys, fought against Islador and Sadastica, I have gotten into fights with Ripard Teg and the guys from Rote a number of times, but never ever see Riv. Never even heard of the group he runs with.
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Who knows, I've never seen him.. I just see the coverage there like "Pilot Build-up in system:..." and "Rogue noob-ship Undocks:..." Seems like he is just grabbing at air these days.
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Let me tell you about dual mwd ravens with full damage cruise missiles vs frigates, super bowling and remote doomsdays...
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Bought a passive booster?
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he flies, but is terrible. Last i saw he was with NC. I think, we bombed his fleet into nothingness
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In Iceland, Mondays come and come.
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Oh sorry i was meaning play station 2 god damn all these terminology's :D
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The thing is that the maps in Dust are sooo much bigger then other games that are pretty on the ps2, its unavoidable to have lesser graphics because of this
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"If architects built buildings the way programmers wrote code; the first woodpecker to come along would destroy all of civilisation."
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Touché. I cede the match.
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Leave it to a goon website to talk about awoxing like its an acceptable and desired part of gameplay. Basically it is cheating and if you cannot play well then you find another way to play because you suck. Awoxers suck and so do goons...
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Wow. You sound like a bitch. If your my enemy and your stupid enough to let me in your corp, I will kill you in your most expensive ship the first chance I get. Cheating? There are only winners and losers by any means necessary. Harden the fuck up. Spying is legit emergent gameplay.
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Surprised your site would lie to cover for Jenza... here's a video of the scrub cheating and still losing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
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Here's a video of Jenza's exploits and loss, shes garbage http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

With last week's commencement of Planetary Conquest, DUST 514 has seen the introduction of both a new, intense arena for competition and a true metagame, complete with awoxing. As reported here at TMC, the arrival of awoxing has been met with highly charged reactions from the playerbase. Now, a new Planetary Conquest bug has inflamed passions on the forums and increased friction between alliances even more.

A New Controversy 

While direct explanation of the bug and its reproduction are  unavailable and prohibited, the basic jist is this: a bug has repeatedly allowed corporations which should have lost a district (and in the process, should have had all of their clones destroyed), to hold on to the districts and in fact replenish their store of clones back to 150. At least some of those who benefited from the bug have claimed that they did not make it happen intentionally - and generally, there has been a lack of specific information about who the bug has affected and how. CCP has apparently promised several concerned petitioners that an announcement would be made soon; however, the bug was first described on the forums on Saturday and Monday has come and come in Iceland with no official word from CCP. Whether this is because they do not wish to discuss it after a hotfix during the extended downtime on Tuesday or because they are investigating potential exploitation is unknown.

The lack of information has not prevented accusations from being launched against a variety of corps and alliances, with accusations falling most directly on Jenza Aranda, the CPM member who was already receiving flak for supporting awoxing. With an absolute lack of displayed evidence and only a few misogynistic comments (several of which have since been moderated out) in support of the accusation, Jenza’s position seems quite secure. For her part, she issued a plain denial, posting, “I never used the exploit, when the exploit was reported to me, I instantly forwarded it to CCP and told the person informing me to not use it and not to tell anyone else about it so not to shine a light on it.” The tenor of the accusations seems to describe high tensions between CRONOS and its competitors - most strongly the Imperfects of Negative-Feedback, in this case.

As the bug itself is likely to be addressed in the near future, this specific debacle will likely fade in the community’s collective memory in no time. Regardless, and despite the bug, we can certainly see that Planetary Conquest is “working as intended” - battles are brutal and unfair, and passions are running high both in and outside of the game.

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