I could not have asked for a better group of friends then what I have found in this guild. We had an awesome time with Raleigh Comic-con and at my house and the best Saturday night party of guild history. I thank you all for making the fun memories with me, and for the new ones yet to come. Here to you NSTK! I look forward to the next ewok house party :)
They have been ordered! WOOT! Ok, I will be bringing your orders to the guild gathering at the Raliegh Comic-Con. We can settle the tab then. If you will not be going to the event, I will ship it to you after I get back. Please let me know your address so I can get it to you. Email me your address through here. Payment can be either cash (if in person) or you can send me payment via PayPal. When you send me your address, I will reply with my PayPal address to send your payment. T-shirts are $21.34 each.
Han WILL shoot first if you do not purchace one of the fine, fine guild t-shirts. Put your name in the forum if you want one. Orders will be closing in the next few days. So, to prevent Han from shooting, get yours now!
Hey! Now you can be like all the cool kids and get a GUILD T-SHIRT! You know you want one, or even two. Below is what this objet d'art will look like. Now you have to let Exnuke know in the forums here what size you want and what name you want printed on the back. If we purchace 20 or more, the price will be around $19.00. Once we have the final number of t-shirts, you will know the final price.
|Action For The Ravager's Exploit | 01.29.2015, 10:23 AM
As I talked about in my previous post we needed to finalize our data and ensure that we were ready to move on appropriate actions for those players who abused the Ravager’s Exploit. Since we have been a bit more open in our process regarding this particular exploit, we thought it would be best to bring it full circle and tell you specifically what we are doing to those players. As of this post, our actions against players has begun. Here are the types of actions we are taking based on the severity of their exploits:
Inside of those categories of player’s it is also possible they could have very specific additional actions taken against them including:
- Received a warning along with anywhere between 1-7 days of in-game suspension time.
- Anyone who received an in-game suspension will also lose their forum privileges for the same period of time.
- For our most egregious offenders, they will have received a suspension up to a permanent suspension.
We know that one of the gameplay impacts from this exploit was an influx of crafters being able to make items which they reverse engineered from ill-gotten gains. Any player who exploited (regardless of severity) and gained a crafting pattern is likely to see that pattern removed.
- Removal of inappropriately obtained high-end gear and crafting materials
- Removal of credits and commendations
So all of you know what to expect, this is an example of the messaging sent to those players who are receiving an in-game suspension:
We are contacting you regarding your account for Star Wars™: The Old Republic™. This is to notify you that we will be taking action against your account for a violation of our Terms of Service. After a thorough investigation, we discovered the following Terms of Service violations:
This account participated in looting the final chest of the Ravager’s Operation without legitimately completing the content. By doing so, this account was able to acquire high-end gear, commendations or crafting patterns, or crafting materials, in a manner violating our Terms of Service and the related Rules of Conduct, specifically:
“… you may not engage in any of the following behavior:
Exploit any bug in the Service to gain unfair advantage in the game and/or communicate the existence of any such bug (either directly or through the public posting) to any other user of the Service.”
The action taken against your account is a <TIME> suspension and the removal of any learned crafting recipes from the use of this exploit from any characters on this account that participated.
It is important to note that should this account partake in any future exploit, it will receive a more severe action up to and including permanent suspension.
We appreciate your continued participation with SWTOR and remind you the game needs to remain fun and engaging for everyone. To prevent future situations where you may encounter a potential exploit, we encourage you to review our Terms of Service and Rules of Conduct which can be found here: http://tos.ea.com/legalapp/WEBTERMS/US/en/PC/
, and here: http://www.swtor.com/legalnotices/rulesofconduct
If you feel that this action has been applied in error, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
<i>Star Wars ™</i>: The Old Republic™ Terms of Service
We didn’t take these actions lightly and reviewed every account to determine where we could be lenient. From our end, this was a no win situation. We feel responsible for allowing the exploit to occur and remain in the game for an unreasonable length of time, but we also cannot and will not condone cheating. Thankfully, a large majority of our players didn’t exploit at all, but unfortunately, some of those who did have been with us for a long time, even all the way back to launch. It breaks our hearts to see a few of those loyal players partake in the exploit. Still, it would be unfair to not punish those players, and so we had to take action.
We have all learned some valuable lessons this past month or so, and we’re hopeful to catch these types of situations long before they get released or very quickly thereafter. Please continue to do what you can to notify us quickly should we create another situation where someone can benefit by exploiting a bug in the game.
We appreciate your understanding of our position and hope you’ll continue to enjoy your time with us. We have a lot of great additions coming to SWTOR this year and we look forward to sharing them with you.
NSTK clears TOS on 1/19 finishing out the last boss on SM content since the expansion. Grazt to the guild and to all who worked hard to get it done.
Hey all. I took this from the SWTOR forums. It will be interesting to see what they do, if really anything. I cant believe they can afford to ban a bunch of paying subscribers who took advantage of their screw up that they sat on for weeks, but we'll see. What do you all read from this?
Let’s talk a bit about the Ravager’s exploit. There are two stages to the process of removing an exploit and handling actions for players who participated. Stage 1 – fix the issue and ensure players can no longer partake in the exploit. That change is out as of today in patch 3.0.2.
Stage 2 – With the exploit removed, we can work towards finalizing our data review and assigning appropriate actions. We have a lot of information! We know who used it, who they invited, how many times they exploited, when they participated, credits gained, and whether they gained a crafting pattern from reverse-engineering. We are still reviewing the data and determining the appropriate action for those who took undue advantage of the exploit. We won’t be taking action today, but we’ll wrap it up in the next week or so.
On the plus side, most players didn't partake in the exploit at all allowing us to focus on the few who did. It may seem silly to thank you for not using an exploit, but we really appreciate you taking the time to raise our awareness of the issue through a variety of channels. It demonstrates your commitment to the game and to keeping the game fun, and fair for everyone. So thank you for not using the exploit.
posted Dec 25, 14
To all Kesselites one and all, Peace and Joy to you!!
Grats go out to NSTK's first 60, Miglet. It was a hard fought battle with Decaying to reach the top honor, but Miglet won out.
Here is our list of the first 10 to level 60:
Grats to ALL our 60s!
Scheduled Maintenance: December 2nd, 2014 |
11.26.2014, 04:02 PM
We will be taking the servers offline on December 2nd in order to apply
Game Update 3.0: Shadow of Revan Early Access. The website will also be
unavailable during this time.
DATE: Tuesday December 2nd 2014
TIME: 2AM PST (10:00 GMT) - 7AM PST (15:00 GMT)
This update introduces numerous global combat changes, including the
Disciplines system, to all players. This update also includes the Shadow
of Revan content for players who pre-ordered by November 2nd, 2014.
Thank you for your patience as we maintain Star Wars™: The Old Republic™!