Guild Wars 2 players are pulling an in-game version of swatting

 

Hell hath no fury like a lady scorned a salty player in Guild Wars 2. Ought to a person choose to get a different player banned, they can apparently do so by illegally getting in-game gold and instructing the delivery towards the player they want banned.

Guild Wars 2 doesn’t function a direct trade program, because each of the trading is performed through the game’s auction home. Players can, having said that, send gold to other players through mail and this can be the catch that permits malicious players to purchase cheap GW2 Gold from Actual Cash Traders (RMTs) and ask them to send purchased gold to another player’s account. Naturally, this puts both the delivery and also the receiving accounts at threat.

It seems that ArenaNet keep RMT-associated accounts flagged, and in turn situation warnings or bans to any players who obtain gold from such accounts. This happened to a Reddit user named europaea, who was apparently a victim of such an attack.

In a reportedly short period of time following banning a player from their guild, europaea received a mail with 200 gold from an RMT-associated account, sent the gold back the subsequent time they logged on, using a message taunting the player who attempted to have them banned, but nonetheless received a warning about the possibility of having banned for using RMT services.

Therefore, europaea’s account was instantly flagged too, as ArenaNet sent an email warning just immediately after the mail arrived in the inbox. The player did not have any warning or chance to defend themselves from such an attack, returned the gold and but, they were to be held accountable as outlined by ArenaNet’s GMs.

Other Redditors are speculating that the only course of action that would not get them on ArenaNet’s watchlist would have already been to click the return to sender button, prior to accepting the gold, but this selection does not enable writing a message, which might have established to become a error out of ignorance for europaea.

This challenge has been reported over a month ago by a further Redditor, describing in detail the way to get a person in Guild Wars 2 banned for significantly less than $3.4. Considering that that time, ArenaNet has not posted any warnings to players about potentially getting the target of such a scheme, Guild Wars 2 nonetheless doesn’t have a report button around the in-game mail and the scheme has not been dealt with yet.

The corporation appears rather zealous about keeping Guild Wars 2’s in-game economy healthy, which frequently comes at the expense from the players, who previously got banned for converting currency, just days immediately after the game was released, as a result of ArenaNet perceiving this as an exploit.

In truth, this turned out to become either a design oversight by ArenaNet where Karma and GW2 Gold values were badly aligned or their own staff forgot to put some zeroes in the Karma value, and players, becoming new towards the economy, could not know it wasn’t allowed because there were no warnings whatsoever but that did not quit the company from banning over 3000 players permanently.

These bans are a six year old challenge which has been lengthy buried, but it sets a bad precedent on what could take place within the future if these targetted bans, that are an equivalent of in-gaming swatting don’t get addressed and ArenaNet does not post warnings for such schemes for all players to determine.