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    Frozen ADK's

    During the course of normal audits, I found a large number of ADKs with sequential Object Ids (oid). This is almost impossible to happen by chance, and in the past, it's happened when people figured out ways to clone items.

    On a regular basis, real-life permitting the time, I run various audits and continue to write new ones. Recently I scanned all 14,725 ADKs on Basilisk and found 137 that are in blocks of sequential oid's (i.e. 001, 002, 003, 004).

    In the Clone Wars debacle, I was not able to find every single invalid object, this has been discussed at length, mainly because we did not have Eye of Sauron logging or the tools to detail what had happened. We deleted as many dupe items as we could find by using knowledge of the exploit and some steps they had to go through left behind artifacts we could use to find cloned items.

    However, for a short period of time they "covered their tracks" and deleted the interim item and that made it difficult to find the items they had deleted.

    It was decided while we investigate these ADKs we should set them as noTrade to avoid the people with them from scamming more people by selling them to them in-game or worse via Real Money Transactions.

    Items involved in this investgation are marked no trade and when you examine them you will see one of these messages:
    • Staff have blocked this item from being traded.
    • Staff have blocked the Anti Decay Kit on this item from being traded.
    If you have a couple of these on your character that you bought from someone, I would suggest you ask them for a refund immediately, you can prove to them it's a problem by providing them with a screenshot.

    We did not do a blanket ban because the assumption is some people may have bought these ADK's unknowingly and are actually victims of this heinous crime. We will use the Eye of Sauron logging system and tools to analyze each item's history.

    Many of the accounts involved were already banned in the Clone Wars, however, some remain active and we are investigating those to decide on the next steps.

    You will receive an in-game email if any of your ADKs are removed due to this investigation. If the ADK is attached to an item it will be removed and the item it was attached to will remain in-game.

    Thank you for your patience, we will be removing these from the game as soon as we have concluded our investigation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordkator View Post
    If the ADK is attached to an item it will be removed and the item it was attached to will remain in-game.
    Thanks for that.
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    Thank your for your efforts guys.

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    WEW. My ADKs are in the clear.

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    Fantastic...wish they were always non tradable.

    Thanks for the effort.
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    I traded my adk for a pistol with adk in august last year. But all of a sudden itís untradable. Is there a chance that it will survive if you deem the id ok or shall i just consider it gone once tagged?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbp View Post
    I traded my adk for a pistol with adk in august last year. But all of a sudden itís untradable. Is there a chance that it will survive if you deem the id ok or shall i just consider it gone once tagged?
    If the ADK is attached to an item it will be removed and the item it was attached to will remain in-game.
    Sorry was that not clear?

    Also sounds like you got scammed if you traded a perfectly good ADK for a pistol with a dupe'd ADK, I would ask for my ADK back and/or report this transaction to Support.
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    YAAAAAAYYY.... glad me and the wife never claimed ours, hope they go away forever.
    But one/per, no trade would suffice..... oh, and can't be put on exceptional/legendaries either.... would be nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by lordkator View Post
    Sorry was that not clear?

    Also sounds like you got scammed if you traded a perfectly good ADK for a pistol with a dupe'd ADK, I would ask for my ADK back and/or report this transaction to Support.
    Yes. That part was clear. It was more if it is possible that the investigation could turn out in a way that the ADK+item could survive depending on the outcome or if red=delete.

    I would not accuse the seller in my case and there were credits involved as well in the deal. I know him and would not expect him to try scamming me. Iím assuming that he did not know better and will take the loss if it comes to that
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    I appreciate the detective work, seems like it would just be easier to wipe it clean and start over though huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAllen1337ttv View Post
    I appreciate the detective work, seems like it would just be easier to wipe it clean and start over though huh?
    That's end-game, but not in the cards quite yet.

    Also, before mass panic ensures, we are talking about a relatively small # of items and most of them are concentrated on just a few people. If you don't have a red-flagged piece of equipment (or the ADK loose and flagged) there's no need for concern. Also, as LK said, please note we are going through transaction histories on all of them in EoS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TimAllen1337ttv View Post
    I appreciate the detective work, seems like it would just be easier to wipe it clean and start over though huh?
    Then people would just cheat again? Wouldn't it be better to use the "Test Sever" to find these before launching?
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    Good Move , ADKs should stay no trade
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    Quote Originally Posted by Walking carpet View Post
    Good Move , ADKs should stay no trade
    Only the 137 we found to be questionable are blocked from trade right now.

    The rest are pre-CU 14.1 emulation.
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    Just wipe the damn server already. its so messed up, How can you expect people to keep playing on the play server..... aka the test server. Back in the day there was a test server and a play server. Not sure when that changed but you are just driving people away. 1.0 is the goal, but if there is nobody at the finish line then what the point?

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