Arshadi wrote:But constantly trying to come here or go to other sites to talk about whether your particular pet is maybe actually legit is pointless.
Poofah wrote:Here's a fun game: let's find pets that are more rare than EST on US server AHs (using UJ) --
EST - 438
Filthling - 339
Willy - 288
Darkmoon Tonk - 330
Clockwork Gnome - 374
Viscidus Globule - 373
Fiendish Imp - 371
Enchanted Broom - 260
Snarly - 277
Now compare to some supposedly 'common' tcg pets:
Purple Puffer - 94
Gregarious Grell - 130
Landro's Lil XT - 113
We can quibble over how these ESTs/cubs/etc have entered the game. But clearly it cannot possibly be via legit redemption of TCG codes, or else why are the 'common' tcg pets in fact 4x more rare than EST? And why did the supply of EST go from ~20 last May to >400 now, despite no new TCG codes being released?
For our purposes, it doesn't matter how these pets have been introduced. The fact is that they're there, and their effect on supply is permanent. EST is more common than children's week pets, more common than raiding with leashes pets, more common than pets that cost 90 darkmoon tickets. Even the current 10k pricetag is highly unsustainable.
"I recently got back into the game and Ive been working on my pet collection again. Im in town and I see a guy selling Ethereal Soul-Trader and Spectral Tiger Cub for 36k. Two pets Ive wanted for the longest time.
Ive seen them on the ah for 20-25k so I thought this was a good deal and went through with it. He invited me a party. I immediately saw that he was level 1. (I previously tried to shift click him but he was on a diff server so the /who wouldnt pop up). From even the early days Level 1 selling highly sought after items was generally a bad thing but I took the chance. We did the trade. I got the virtual pets (NOT a code as I know thats againt ToS) and gave him the 36k.
The bad feeling stuck with me afterwards and I did a bit of research and found that it may in fact have been a scam. I put in a ticket expressing my concern immediately as I dont want to lose both the pets and the gold. If I end up with either Im happy. I can get the pets in the future.
Just wondering if anyone else has dealt with or heard of this and how exactly its going to end up."
I looked into this for you, and very definitely, the account from which these items were purchased was compromised.
Keep in mind that if a deal seems too good to be true - it generally is. Gold sellers will compromise accounts, and do these types of things to suppliment the gold they get from stripping the account itself.
Now we can't guarantee anything about the pets that were purchased. It may be that they are never cleared in a sweep. It may be however, that the do get traced by hour hacks department and removed. Should that happen, I am afraid that we aren't able to provide a gold restoration. = /
Your best bet is to always steer clear of purchases that seem fishy - even if the "price" is more than right. Otherwise, you are taking a risk on two fronts. = /
I do apologize for any frustration or confusion there has been regarding this issue, and I wanted you to know that I value the time you spent in placing this ticket." .