Classic News: Blue Post On Layering

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The Cult of the Layer is once again in disbelief. How can people trust WoW Classic systems that log everything over a poorly doctored screenshot and a post on Discord? It’s unjust! The game’s engineers are wanting the game to be broken and they never take a harsh stance on exploiting game mechanics.

We all knew the smackdown was coming – here is the blue post that almost  sounds like a father saying how disappointed they are.

We have posted the full text after the break, and cannot wait for the next uprising.

Also, we are working hard and putting our lives at risk to find the leader of this dangerous cult. We got the following tip from a former-follower and are investigating:

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Here is the full blue post:

“We’ve been monitoring players’ use of layers, and we agree that we should add a delay between subsequent layer transfers. Under the hood we have all the controls I talked about in the Reddit AMA before launch, a few secret weapons we haven’t discussed publicly, and we’re working on deploying some additional controls to further restrain layering from being exploitable.

However, we also want to assure you that the issue is a much smaller problem than some people are claiming. We’ve been closely monitoring the effect layering is having on economies and other aspects of the game, and many of the stories we see posted are wildly inaccurate. We’ve seen screenshots of banks full of rare crafting materials, which we’ve investigated and proved false.

Another popular theory is that you can determine your current layer by doing a /who in a capital city, and comparing the results against the /who your friend does. That doesn’t work because /who returns results from the entire realm, not just from your layer, and if the result set is too large it truncates the results before sorting them. This means every player gets different results, but those differences in result set have nothing to do with which layer you’re on. This has led some people to claim that they’ve discovered dozens of layers per realm, but that claim is completely false.

All realms have a single-digit number of layers. Most of them have a low single-digit number.

Rest assured that there are not people running around with banks full of (Thorium) Arcane Crystals or Black Lotus.”

Again I ask the question – why do people who claim to care the most about Classic want it to fail the most? Will the internet ever pause to let more facts come in and make a rational decision? Will I ever hit level 60?

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