Players were able to trade the so-called Malicious Cores, which they have been able to collect since recently in WoW Patch 8.3 and which serve to strengthen the legendary cloak Ashjra'kamas, Cloth of Determination, for a short time through an exploit. As Vanion reports, Blizzard apparently overlooked the fact that the cores could be traded with party members.
So if you had captured a Wicked Core from a kill of N'Zoth in the Ny'alotha raid or after a complete run through the Disturbing Visions, you could transfer it to other players in your own party in the trade window due to a bug - even though the cores are supposed to be soulbound when picked up.
Those who exploit the exploit will be banned
Because each player can actually unlock only one core per week through the mentioned methods to improve their own cape, the idea of getting more cores through trade must have sounded tempting to some fans.
Blizzard apparently caught on pretty quickly and has since banned several players who tried to use the exploit to gain an unauthorized advantage
The bans apparently last either temporarily or permanently, depending on the preload of the affected account.
By the way, we don't know yet if Blizzard has already fixed the bug, because the developers haven't officially commented on it yet. However, you should refrain from exploiting the exploit yourself if it is still active. Instead, you can read how to earn the Malicious Cores in an honest way in our guide on the topic.Support buffed - it only takes a minute. Thank you!
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