Duel Exploit: Terrain Obstruction

    • Duel Exploit: Terrain Obstruction

      Hey everyone,

      A dueling exploit has recently come to our attention. The purpose of this post is to inform you of said exploit, as well as deter future abuse.



      ---- What is the exploit? ----
      During the duel, the exploiter will use mobility spells to run outside the dueling ring. The exploiter will then re-enter the ring, but at a location where a terrain obstruction will prevent the opponent from reaching him. This exploit is most commonly performed in the Conqueror's Hall, although it is not exclusive to that location.



      ---- Will exploiters be punished? ----
      As of this announcement, we consider abusing this to be an exploit under article 15.5.4 of our Terms and Conditions and sanctions will be handed out accordingly.



      ---- Help, I've lost silver in the duel! ----
      If you have been a victim of this exploit, please get in touch with us via support@albiononline.com and provide any evidence you might have, such as approximate server time, names of characters involved, the wager amount and video footage of the incident.



      ---- Will this be fixed? ----
      Developers are looking into options of preventing the exploit in a future update.




      Elsa & Dev Team
    • Blenfjorn wrote:

      liriose wrote:

      Wydoyolo wrote:

      Easy solution: If you leave the circle you have to go back to the middle banner to stop countdown.
      And so begun the CC duel meta where CC warrriors bump people outside the circle and prevent them to come back
      Flee countdown can be increased to 20 seconds to fix this exploit.
      Feels more like a 'strategy' than an exploit at that point.

      Also who is dueling?
    • paxprobellum wrote:

      Feels more like a 'strategy' than an exploit at that point.
      I disagree, It is an exploit. The idea of fleeing means you know you can't win and want to get out of there before you suffer anymore humiliation. I don't think the intent was ever for someone to push someone who actually wants to fight to the outside of the circle for 10 seconds to get the cheese win. Maybe I am wrong but that "strategy" feels like it is more on the exploit side.

      BTW, with regards to the exploit in the subject line, the exploiter isn't necessarily running out of the ring and going somewhere else. You can actually challenge people from on top of the conqueror hall, they accept, and you are already in prime position to get the cheap victory. It is usually a range weapon but low tier challenging someone who is melee but very high tier, making the person think he can't lose, then slowing pew him with arrows from on top.
    • Blenfjorn wrote:

      BTW, with regards to the exploit in the subject line, the exploiter isn't necessarily running out of the ring and going somewhere else. You can actually challenge people from on top of the conqueror hall, they accept, and you are already in prime position to get the cheap victory. It is usually a range weapon but low tier challenging someone who is melee but very high tier, making the person think he can't lose, then slowing pew him with arrows from on top.

      You can't - that was addressed with a patch on May 6th: albiononline.com/en/changelog/CALL%20TO%20ARMS%20PATCH%204
      Duels can no longer be initiated with opponents at different height levels