Weekly News #19

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Weekly News #19

Post#1 » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:46 pm

Greetings! About time for another news update, I should think. This week we shall jump straight into it, and it is with great pleasure I announce that the brief raiding hiatus is over. This weekend shall see the golden glitter-ball of the guild, Superfran, take the reigns of raid leadership this Sunday raid night. Demonic buttock shall be vigorously kicked.

Unfortunately it seems there's a new method of scamming gold that people should be wary of if they use the popular addon WeakAuras:

"It looks like there have been cases on live servers of gold scamming via the use of WeakAuras. For those of you that don't know, WeakAuras essentially allows players to write scripts to run commands that the interface within the game allows. It's mainly used to display certain visual effects for raiding and rotation help, such as displaying buffs and debuffs in a more noticeable fashion.

As stated on the US forums, it seems that certain players have managed to create a script in-game that can control your trade window. They will link a script, often asking for help with it, and as soon as you run it, your trade window will be under automatic control. If anyone comes to trade you, you will automatically trade all of your gold to that character, without clicking anything. You won't even see the trade window pop up."


More information can be read here: http://www.icy-veins.com/forums/topic/1 ... ng-in-wow/
To summarise the issue however, people using WeakAuras should be extremely careful about whose script they look at. You may not even need to run the script, some script that is added may be able to run itself. Be careful out there.

Unfortunate to end it on a sour note, but that's all this week. Hope the new year's treating you all well.

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