Monday, January 21, 2008

5 v...6?

Yesterday was our Arena day and instead of doing 3v3's as per usual, we did 5v5's. Now, before I get too far in the story here, let me just say that I'm horrible at PvP. In fact, saying I'm horrible at PvP is an extreme understatement. So, do not, under any circumstances, consider me an authority on PvP tactics, strategy, know-how, etc.


So, anyway, we're doing our 5v5, which is my favorite team because it's named 'NonCombat Pets', and we're keeping up our solid losing steak...at least we're consistent, right? And, as we're buffing before the door opens, one of my team mates notices that the other team as 6 players. Odd. Maybe it's counting a Hunter or Warlock pet. Then, the doors open and we run up on the ramp and I do a quick scan and...hmmm....looks like 6 players there. Needless to say, we were quickly dispensed with.


At the end of the battle, I'm checking out the Arena stat window and, yes, indeed, it shows 6 players on the other team! Interestingly, one of the players is from a different server than the others. And, the window doesn't even show me...maybe it only has room for 10 players so I got bumped. Although, if you count, it shows them with 5 kills even though only 4 from our team show in the window.





So, is this a hax somehow? If so, It's one I hadn't heard about...not that I'm up to date on Arena haxes. I'd also like to add that we did battle the 'Hit Men' another two or three times after this occurance and those other times were without the 'additional' player from Agamaggan. So, I'm guessing it was just a fluke of some sort.

Also, since I didn't get on the end results panel, I didn't get 'credit' for the loss. So, my rating is 10 points higher than everyone elses. All in all, a very odd Arena match.

6 comments:

wowdouble said...

4v6? one of roles of the other team?

Ferocious Bite said...

It was 5v6. All 5 of my team made it in...the screen only shows 4 of us though. (I'm guessing it only has space for 10 players) It left me off, but I was in there.

Galliano said...

I hope you reported the issue. Even if they are on the level something happened that the QA needs to be made aware of so that they can address this bug before its exploited.

Ferocious Bite said...

I didn't report it, Galliano. We were in a hurry to get our arenas done and the last time I submitted a ticket, it took them almost 3 hours to respond.

You're right though, it should be reported. I'll look into ways to report it after the fact via a screenshot.

Galliano said...

They won't take the screenshot, but the screenshot will allow you to supply detailed information. Blizzard rarely accepts external files and ignores links.

As for that team, I suspect they were as surprised as you were to have an extra teammate. I seriously doubt that that team has anything to worry about considering how you describe your, um, well you know.

Grumpy Misanthrope said...

It should go on the bug report forums. There are 2 5v5 teams named hit men in your battle group (I'll bet the Agga guy's team was supprised when he didn't show up in their arena...

And, while they rarely take external files, if you are documenting a bug on the bug forum, they do sometimes look at the screen shots.