So aside from the drama that my appeal caused, a major flaw has emerged from the waters.
Now you may be wondering, "What could this goon be on about now?"
Well let me explain...
If you go to my ban appeal, you can see that I was told 2 months is far too short to appeal. Fast forward to my most recent post, the last comment before the thread is locked, you can see Sins reply with
"6 months is not a written rule with perma bans. Perma ban means permanent and thats why it is the final punishment. Appeal passing shouldnt be taken for granted. 2 months is not enough in any case for any permanent ban appeal to pass for bug abuse and if one has then it has without my knowledge of it.
The players who are banned still for chest of spoils abuse are the ones with proven massive bug abuse of it. Gold of the rest will be removed and if it was found to be affected from the log check since unbanning, they will receive bans."
But for some reason, this is not entirely true.
Case #1: Player, Marmite.
The first issue with this is I was sent a PM into MY inbox from Vexallus stating that the player "Marmite" will not be getting unbanned from the Chest of Spoils bug.
Now this is also a false statement, because multiple sources have shown that this player has since been unbanned, without an appeal, and is actively playing on VG once again. This is incredibly unfair to everyone else that was permanently banned for this bug, and if you go to the forum section "VanillaGaming Staff Code of Conduct", you can see Cosmos (Who is no longer a GM, but the post remains true regardless) stating that a gm must always "--Act with integrity, honesty, and professionalism" Source http://vanillagaming.org/forum/index.php?topic=17431.0
Now this seems incredibly dishonest to have certain players allowed back to the server for an unkown reason.
Case #2 Hammza litterally BUYING his Thunderfury.
Now the proof here is much more lacking, but I'm sure there were players that joined these pugs that can back me up.
Oh? You don't know what I'm talking about?
Simple explanation, every week, Hammza would host a Molten Core pug raid. Nothing out of the ordinary here. The only issue is, he would pay out 10,000 gold to every player at the end of the raid. Now again, I have no stone cold proof of this, but the community on the horde side knows of this. This player is still running around with his legendary item to this day, and if we once again go back to the reply from Sins, we can see him say "The players who are banned still for chest of spoils abuse are the ones with proven massive bug abuse of it". Now I don't know about you, but being able to put out nearly 400,000 gold every week seems to be pretty massive bug abuse to me. There is no amount of farming that can earn you that much gold legitimately.
This is all I have for now. I felt this post necessary to bring attention to the shady acts that have been going around, I dont expect this post to last long, but it should last long enough to make a statement.
How many replies must i give saying the same thing. Those unbanned from the abuse we couldnt prove massively abused the chest, or it was not their 3rd offense. The gold as said in the announcement will be removed. About hammza, you said it yourself, the proof is not here. We rely only on concrete evidence on punishments and the system works straightfoward. End of the case further topics will be removed.