I would be surprised, but no, they are not managed by Anet. Precursors, and the market, is in the hand of a little number of players who made their way (abusing of the system at beginning) and growing more and more manipulating the market slowly till be so uberrich, today. And log, destroy something, move prices in a mad way, logoff. For the sake of the lolz. Hehe. I have a friend from this kind of elite group, he perfectly explained me how fun and cool is this game
A hint, you can recognize some of them, when you attempt on the main forum to push a thread about this topic , and asking anet to put an end on their business, they are the one going angry or flaming making the thread locked, or laughing about you as a crybaby. Yup, it's them, protecting their interests. Minor rich players on the high tier too clearly wants to keep the game on this way, don't forget. Reason because it's not so easy as i explained to catch em
raspberry jam, on 07 January 2013 - 04:46 PM, said:
Actually I think that in the case of some exploits, the player is to blame. In other cases, ANet is to blame.
Is the case that you can hack the TP by sending a special binary command using a third party tool that give you direct access to the socket stream? Sure, ban for that. Or is the case that if you send 300 buy orders per second to the TP, you will get duplicates of the items you buy? Sure, ban for that too.
In this case however, if the data structures used (for creating recipes and defining salvage drop rates) are given even a fragment of a thought, it's so easy to get things right that the fault is squarely ANet's. Banning people for this is no different from the SW:ToR bans of low level people who went to high level areas in order to open chests there.
No doubt, i was talking in general about Anet and ban of abusers with our mod answering. As i said on an other post, i think it's Anet fault releasing bugged junk, and a total lack of QA work done. Perfect proof of patches absolutely never tested at all. When dev said it's done, it's online. Regardless if it will will destroy customer's bank making it empty, or a bug allowing dupes of ectos. Ban. Em. All. Instead of Fire. Those. Noob. Devs. and. those. pathetic. QA employee.
Also, it's fun how the community forgot the dev post telling us they truly, deeply enjoy leaving exploits and bugs around, waiting if the community find them, or even finding new form of exploit not tought before. We are guinea pigs, shortly. When trap ticks on our leg, we are banned too. Great game huh
Edited by Lucas Ashrock, 07 January 2013 - 08:30 PM.