Upcoming Hotfix – EXP from Pets in The Scorched Chapel

Upcoming Hotfix – EXP from Pets in The Scorched Chapel
The Witch Doctor pet exploit that's been circling around is getting hotfixed.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Hey all,

We've seen a lot of posts about this subject, so I just wanted to confirm that a hotfix is currently in the works to address a bug that's causing player-summoned pets to grant experience when killed in the Scorched Chapel. We hope to implement the fix soon, and will provide an update to everyone once it’s live. (For clarity, hotfixes are updates we make on our end that don’t require you to download a new patch. Some hotfixes will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require server restarts to take effect.)

In the meantime, since it’s not intended for pets summoned by players or items to grant experience, we encourage you to game responsibly and avoid exploiting this bug to gain an advantage. Not only can this potentially lead to your account being penalized (depending on the situation), but more importantly it's not really fair to your fellow players. When exploited, bugs like this can negatively impact the enjoyment of others – which is why we're working as quickly as we can to fix it, and why we'd appreciate your help in keeping the effects of the bug as minimal as possible until it’s resolved.

This issue was originally reported on our forums during 1.0.7 PTR testing; however, we unfortunately missed the reports before patch 1.0.7 was released, and as a result the bug went live. So, a big thank you not only to the players who reported the bug initially by posting, but also to those who helped bring it to our attention by contacting our Hacks team.

On that note, if you're not sure how to report a bug or exploit, here's a quick recap:
  • If you'd like to report a bug, the best thing to do is post in the Bug Report forum. (Or in the PTR Bug Report forum, if you encounter a bug on the PTR.)
  • If you'd like to report an exploit, you can email [email protected] or use our Hacks Report web form.
While not every report will receive a response, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s help in keeping us informed of possible issues as they arise.

For information on how to submit a good bug report, click here. To learn more about our exploitation policy, click here.

Comments

  • #1 dinamar
    In my opinion they should just fix it, and not ban anyone.

    Their mistake and it is hardly a gamebreaking exploit, and has relatively low impact on others
  • #2 z3rodown
    I like how this exploit, "can negatively impact the enjoyment of others". How does me leveling faster or someone else getting to paragon 100 ruin others enjoyment?
  • #3 las7ghos7
    "This issue was originally reported on our forums during 1.0.7 PTR testing; however, we unfortunately missed the reports before patch 1.0.7 was released, and as a result the bug went live."
    Yea riiiiiight.........
  • #4 m4st0d0n
    This hotfix came waaaaaay too late. And it ain't more gamebreaking than, say, focus farming scorpions...
  • #5 Enkeria
    Thanks Moldran for making a vital video about us normal none-streamers dont have the power to make blizz listen. I guess they saw it and was like "hey, we need to fix this" some weeks later.
  • #6 falcompsx
    Quote from StrykerMikado

    I like how this exploit, "can negatively impact the enjoyment of others". How does me leveling faster or someone else getting to paragon 100 ruin others enjoyment?


    Simple, some people are so concerned with their epeen, that if someone else gets to p100 before them they get all bent out of shape. Although most of us, myself included, dont care one way or the other what level others are.
  • #7 trocadero_fuerte
    Since paragon is tied up into magic find, people bug-rushing P100 does have a negative impact on the trading economy. Granted, not nearly as big of a negative impact as lack of soul-bound gear, lack of item sinks, lack of gem sinks, Spin2Win barbs, critical hit damage, and overall lousy itemization, but still. Flooding the market w/ BiS gear b/c you left a book on your mouse for a few days does have an impact on everyone who doesn't hole up and play completely alone by themselves.
  • #8 Ryude
    A single player getting to plvl 100 faster is bannable, but multi-boxing in order to level 3 other characters to plvl 100 faster and collect 4x the loot is perfectly acceptable. Only Blizzard would make this much sense.
  • #9 xrmb
    how much exp could one gain from this? So much that it makes a difference, like enough to PLVL really fast? (I dont play WD, so I dont even know how often you can spawn to make exp)... I noticed an increase in HC, lots of WD around the last days, now I know why ;)
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