I just read some "opinions" posted before and I'm really shocked. If there is an code vulnerability exploited by someone, i don't understand why people that bought some items in this period could be banned. For what reason??
Prices in market are not always straight, fixed, constraint by a game rule or implemented software tool... As in real economy .. the price represents the ratio of offer and demand. I believed that lvl 7+, debuff lapises prices are down because of interest decreasing of mass players in pvp higher zones... Some of arguments presented sustain something else. My natural question is ....IT'S a RISK to PLAY Shaiya in this moment?? Innocent People could be punished, instead of real "attackers" just because it's simply to find counterfeit item "final" possessor??? I thought that Game SECURITY is the main priority for service distributors.
AGE exercises an expectation with customers of due diligence in their trades.
AGE will not refund trade scams, because tbh when someone gets scammed, it is mostly their fault for not being cautious.
Likewise, They expect players to know when someone is creating a shady deal
. When someone spams WTS Pain 7 10 OP, WTS Swift 17 OP, which are heavily under the market of a legit player (the legit players right now would be trying to HOLD their Pain 7's, because they were expecting 40 OP, not 10), They expect players to be wary of buying those items.
In other words, most buyers of duped items are fully aware of what they are buying. But like alot of people in this thread, they rationalize that "once it's linked, I'll be okay," or "It's cheaper than the legit ones." In other words, "Guilty."
I know there are a few who may have sold at legit prices, and therefore the buyer might not have known, but for instance with your Max Flash example, there is absolutely no leeway for player stupidity. We KNOW that one's a hack, because only 2 exist, and people do not unlink them before selling them.
I speak from experience. I lost my GS tags because I was touched by a scammer. No I wasn't a conscious participator, but all the same, Ultimate item pockets cost me a job I loved to do. http://www.aeriagames.com/forums/en/viewtopic.php?p=5149897#5149897
I went to AoL, where alot of these injected items are originating, and within 20 minutes of TC I could tell exactly who was selling injected Debuffs. It's not rocket science.
3 Names posting the exact same sales at highly discounted prices, and even the names all sounded like the same person. Furthermore, they weren't names of reputable players, but rather names with numbers, that all typed the same.
The combination system was designed for ALL servers, as a game general patch. However, due to concern over EN's max OJ's AGE North America, decided not to implement the parts of the patch that are visible to player interaction (The Blacksmith that does it). If you go AH, and look at the Accessory merchant there, the items you need to combine rec runes are sold there (glitched, because the system's only partially integrated).
The ONLY item that has been custom designed for any specific server, is 70 AP gear. Everything else has been originally meant for every server. (70 AP gear even shows in its flavor text that it was made specifically for AGE - probably as a Choi Rock joke).