Two wrongs do not make a right.
Exploiting is ridiculous in any form. Stat glitching is ridiculous. Fury pot glitching was ridiculous. Ledging Saruman is ridiculous. All these defeat the whole point of the game in my opinion, which is working together to beat a challenge - Shiny loot is a bonus, not the entire point of the game.
Using an exploit to continually grief players goes beyond ridiculous territory into rude. The level of the rudeness and outrage is directly proportional to the amount of annoyance it causes... For instance, a raid of freeps could easily take down a pot glitching creep. The same statement cannot be made for a raid of creeps against a stat glitching freep. That's assuming that there are enough creeps to 'take down' said freep, which our server decidedly does not have in the nighttime hours.
The weirdest part is that the offenders involved could have done the same action sans glitch and have effectively held their own in a way that would've been productive to the overall action in the Moors (as stated previously, none of these people are actually bad at playing their class). If the point of such an action was, as stated, to prevent people 1v1ing - Well, they missed the forest for the trees. If the point was, as I suspect, a way to "get back" at people for killing "their" crops or for criticizing farming, so that they could farm in peace... Well, frankly, they define 'petty' and I would expect better from people I like.
But what is absolutely reprehensible is a gaming company receiving reports of said actions, and doing nothing to acknowledge the reports or to prevent future repeats of these actions, but instead actively preventing discussion of the offender's actions in the forums. The disdain with which Turbine has treated their own players recently sickens me.
[b]Lythiea of Dwarrowdelf[/b], Member of [url=http://dd-asylum.info][b]Asylum[/b][/url] - R8 85 RK
[b]Alts:[/b] Selenicereus, 85 guard, Castria, 85 cap, Fiordiligi, 82 LM, Minilyth, 75 mini, and Lythfiler, r6 filer.