Hello, I am Clantafamo, a Reboot player who was permanently banned for the Arcane Umbra Weapon Exploit back in March. I have streamed most of my progression in reboot on Twitch including recent progression during the V patch. I have gathered evidence to show there was no way I was involved in this exploit.
My account got banned on March 11th, 2017. I only played Reboot and did not touch any of other server after the release of Reboot. The exact reasoning for my ban is found here: http://imgur.com/vhKgVlL
. All the Scania players were banned for the arcane umbra exploit were banned days prior on March 8th, 2017. The reason I know this is because I reached out to those Scania players in order to learn more about the ban wave and why it happened. It is also strange that I received a ban days after the initial ban wave. After I received a ban I asked around to learn more about the exploit and how exactly the exploit worked. Incase any players or employees at Nexon are unaware on how the exploit worked, it involved one being inside the Lucid reward room, which is the room after you kill Lucid. Inside that room there is a music box and you have to hit the music box multiple times for it to drop items. It only drops one Lucid Droplet which is why it needs a total of 24 weeks to obtain an Arcane umbra weapon. There was a way to leave and come back to the room, so that the music box would respawn, and people exploited it possible to obtain multiple droplets in one Lucid kill.
Here is the VoD taken from my most recent Lucid kill, exactly one day before my ban on March 10th. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/129452419
. In the video one can see that the boss dies around 29 minutes. Here one can see that my party of six people had a legit Lucid kill. From that VoD I have also taken a screenshot in which I show my ETC inventory. In the screen shot I have exactly four Lucid Butterfly Droplets(BLUE). http://imgur.com/gYGkMZI
(TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM VoD at 29:59) and one Phantasma coin to the right. That is a total of five weeks of Lucid. The run took place on March 10th, 2017. Lachelein/Lucid was released for about 11 weeks prior to this. The reason why me and everyone in my party only have five weeks of Lucid completed is because it took multiple attempts before successfully killing Lucid. We were the first group in Reboot to have a legit kill on Lucid.
An arcane weapon requires 24 Phantasma coins in order to purchase. In order to obtain these coins a total of 24 Butterfly Droplet Stones (BLUE) and 240 of the Arcane River Droplets Stones (GREEN) droplets are needed. One Butterfly Droplet Stone and 10 Arcane River Droplet Stones is equivalent to 1 Phantasma Coin. Keep in mind that getting 240 GREEN DROPLETS is not easy, especially in reboot where there is no trading. Each droplet would have to be obtained on your own. All the droplets shown in my inventory are what I obtained a day prior to being banned. There is no way that I could have gotten the weapon with such few droplets and coins. Again this is Reboot, there is no trading allowed. Everything obtained must be done so by yourself on your own account. You cannot touch another exploited item that isn’t yours, unlike the people in Scania. I was 19 weeks away from obtaining a weapon. Nineteen weeks!
But Clanta, you could have anviled over the item and had it in your inventory
Yes this is true, but that means I would have had to obtained the weapon before my first Lucid clear. Since I now have 4 Butterfly Droplet Stones and one Phantasma Coin that means I would have gotten the Arcane Weapon 5 weeks prior which would be around February 4th and Lachelein was released on January 4th. So within one month I would have had to have gotten 240 Arcane River Droplet Stones in order to make the weapon which is impossible for Reboot. There is no trading so it would have had to be obtained all on my own account. Anyone with common sense or logic can see that that is highly unlikely and no way it could happen.
But Clanta, you could have exploited in another server on the same account.
Our investigations team investigated all accounts that were banned due to the Arcane Umbra exploit.
I can assure you that your account was among those that were investigated.
We were sure to deliver the note that your character was on Reboot where trades are not permitted. However, our investigations team had found conclusive evidence after reviewing your account.
Due to our policy, we cannot disclose the evidence, but please do understand that we cannot do much more from our end.
This post from Arwoo specifically states that the account was checked on Reboot. Again they state here that they “reviewed my account” not stating that they actually investigated or looked into my account. All the evidence is the same from the above VoD and screenshots taken from my live stream the day before I was banned.
Why this was a False Ban
Banned on the same exact day as someone with a VERY similar IGN as me. He was also a 250 Night Lord who was a well known hacker/exploiter in Reboot. Very similar names possibly Nexon made a mistake?
Banned for the exploit reason, Nexon takes exploiting very seriously, as they should, and therefore many of those who appeal for exploit bans don’t get unbanned. They basically look at your records see that you are banned for exploit then tell that information to you. Example : http://imgur.com/RVkyrHa
Another friend named Charlotte was also banned for the “exploit reason.” I Don’t have proof but was told that she did not play the account at all a month before the ban. Server GRAZED
I hope that after reading this Nexon will give my account another investigation and hope that it is done properly. Thank you everyone for all the support.
Reboot player, Clantafamo also known as ClantaMS on twitch, was banned for the Arcane Umbra Weapon Exploit back in March although there is proof on my account that I did not have a weapon nor had the means to be able to purchase a weapon from the shop. However, Nexon states that on review of the account they found evidence of there being a weapon.
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