There's still no evidence of Tuskarr Kite duping -- there's only 6 across US Horde AHs atm, 19 on ally.
Ruststorm wrote:Did Blizzard do something about it?
Good question. It seems like they did. The VH problem peaked this past weekend with 200-250 on US AHs (combined horde+ally). Sometime around Wednesday/Thursday the mobile AH went down, and coincidentally on Friday there were fewer than 100 VH on AHs (and also half as many EST and spectral tiger cubs as before; but the number of Tuskarr Kites didn't change). And they haven't come back. Also coincidentally, the VHs that are no longer there tended to be the ones price-fixed at 110k or 85k, which you can see on Underminejournal because they keep a weeks' worth of data, if you scroll to the bottom graphhttps://theunderminejournal.com/battlep ... ecies=1244
So I'd bet this was a banning wave, targeted at the shadier accounts (ie highest toon level 1, nonsense name, 10+ high-end pets in their bags). If so, it's made a dent in the VH supply, but only a small one. Many of these VHs have clearly made it to 2nd- and 3rd-hand buyers, and those have not been removed. That's the same trend as the level 6 tiger cubs: duped pets that had already been bought by legit accounts were not removed.
So in summary: VH supply was stable in the 5-20 range for many months, then it spiked up to 200-250, and now we have evidence of a ban wave that has cut the supply to ~100. This is obviously better than if the dupes weren't addressed at all. However the damage has been done and will not be completely reversed: we are still looking at a spike in supply of roughly 5-fold, at least in the short term.