How I Stumped Some GMs

A while ago, I wanted to free up some room in my bags so I headed over to the Guild bank as part of my daily ritual. I was systematically going though all the armour pieces, working out which ones I wanted to keep for mogging purposes and which ones were safe to sell when I noticed that I could store a BoA item in there. At the time I thought it was odd but hey, it worked and saved me an extra spot in my bags so who was I to argue? Being a two person guild I assumed it would be safe since I placed it in my tailoring/enchanting and mogging tab.

Then along comes Coolidge… he was looking through the tabs and “as a joke” said he’d take my apron out to wear. At first I thought he was kidding when he asked “wait, why is it saying ‘you can’t store soulbound items in the Guild bank?'” By this stage, I still thought he was pulling my leg since it’s something he’s done on numerous occasions but a few seconds later I said “I hope you’re joking”. Apparently he wasn’t because he started panicking and asked how I was able to store the item in the Guild bank in the first place. To be honest I wasn’t sure but I just wanted to keep it there for safe-keeping until I needed it again. Now if I had room in my own bank I would have stored it there but then look at who you’re reading about. Considering the effort to get one in the first place – albeit twice (once on the beta) it wasn’t like he could grind one up and then give me his so he opened up a ticket before he logged for the night.

Now all we could do was wait…

This afternoon I logged in and noticed the chat which read ‘Coolidge has logged out’ which I thought odd since I didn’t think he was on. When I checked RealID, it said he hadn’t been on for a day. How weird but then it’s not the first time I’ve seen buggy things like that… remember the 43 year bug?

Then tonight Coolidge told me he received a response from a GM and even the GM was stumped about how this could happen. In fact, he was so perplexed he brought in a few other GMs who responded in varying degrees of confusion (among other things) :P

Hail and Well Met, I am Game Master Marconford *bows*

I’ve been going over the situation so far, and I am happy to say that after checking over this… and several mutters of “whuh?!”, and having my fellow Game Masters stare at our logs in disbelief (I almost got one’s head to explode ^_^ ). We were able to get the Apron returned back to your friend.

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I hadn’t checked my account since this afternoon so Cool asked me to log in. Now I realise it was probably the GM doing his thing earlier in the day.

This is what I found:

Apron returned

I’m so glad it worked out and I’m sure Cool has learnt his lesson (and me too) but it doesn’t mean I’ll be taking my apron out of the mailbox any time soon. It’s ok though, I still have 364 days to collect it.

Author: Cymre

Disc priest and relic hunter who loves collecting achievements, silver dragon shots and pets. Other hobbies include transmog / costumes, novelty items and all things pets.

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11 Comments

  1. The 43 year bug is a common error.

    43 years ago happens to be 1970. My guess is that just after midnight on new years eve this year it’ll change to 44 years.

    Blizzard stores the “last on” as a Unix Epoch timestamp. My guess is that somehow the last on was not saved correctly and shows as a -1 (Error). -1 also has significance of 1 second before Midnight December 31st 1969. That date to now is about 43 years.

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    • Interesting. I used to see it quite a bit but haven’t really noticed it lately.

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  2. That is so weird you were able to put it in there! Glad you got it back! I bet Cool felt awful. :(

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    • He did. Just as well it was an easy fix because he wasn’t going to let it go so easily.

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  3. Eeep that would frighten the poop out of me, whether I was the owner of the apron or the one who’d taken it out!
    I use the guild bank a lot and fortunately nothing like that has happened to me. But then again, I’ve never tried to store a BoA item in the guild bank.

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    • I was just hoping to get it back but the response from the GM was kind of funny.

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  4. You should know better than to touch my mog stuff :P and excuse you! That is your tab, you store all of your random stuff in yours… and that 2 ore stack is for my levelling BS. Psh!

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  5. Glad you got it back! Gosh, I would have been happy if I could store BOA stuff in my guild bank to make more room! :)

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    • Thx, I’m sure I wouldn’t be able to do it again not that I would want to. :P

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  6. That is so weird, but glad it turned out and at least the GM got to solve a unique problem for a change, lol.

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