Molten-wow & Spell Power Hunters in Wotlk 3.3.5a
This article is meant to tell readers the facts about about SP (Spell Power) Hunters in Wotlk (Wrath of the Lich King) 3.3.5a on molten-wow and is written in direct response to all the debate topics that have appeared on molten-wow the past few years. In the course of this article we will discuss first what SP is and how it relates to hunters on molten-wow, then we will look at molten rules in regard SP hunters, and lastly the author will leave some comments based on the findings presented in this article and experience with the game before concluding.
What is spell power and how does it relate to hunters on molten-wow?
As some of you may be new to World of Warcraft or may need a refresher on what SP is, We must first discuss SP so everyone has a good idea what we are talking about and then we will explain how the stat is bugged on molten.
SP is a stat you can choose for your gems, enchants, and gear and as of Wotlk 3.3.5a it is a stat that primarily enhance spell classes like Mages, Shamans, Warlocks, and Priests. Hunters did have gains from SP on retail in patches before Burning Crusade but as of Wotlk 3.3.5a hunters are considered a physical DPS (Damage Per Second) class and therefore did not have any major gains from the stat on retail.
So if SP is such a useless stat to hunters in Wotlk 3.3.5a, you may be asking why are we talking about SP here? This is because on molten and meany other private servers that present WOW in Wotlk 3.3.5a there is a well known bug that did not exist on retail. This bug causes SP to give hunters far more damage then one normally would get from the stat and can actually surpass the damage one can obtain from traditional builds. Comments suggest that SP builds on Molten and other private servers with the same SP bug can actually produce DPS as high as 30K+ or more, far surpassing the damage any hunter could obtain with traditional BiS (Best in Stot) hunter gear from retail wotlk 3.3.5a.
Moltens Rules regarding SP hunters (Is it bannable?)
Now that we know what SP is and how it’s bugged for hunters on molten, we are going to take a closer look at the Molten’s rules in regards to taking advantage of the SP Hunter bug for extra damage. In order to find this out we must look at what molten-wow’s staff has to say about this. According to Aldtharios the Head GM on molten.
SP did not benefit hunters on retail for several patches before 3.3.5a at all, and yet you find items with it to be better here than BiS items. This is obviously an exploit and therefore not allowed.
Basically, this statement clearly says that molten staff does consider using SP on hunters to be exploiting the game for extra damage. For newer people who don’t know what we mean by exploiting in wow. Exploiting is basically considered to be a form of cheating in the game.
Keep in mind that Morten’s rules are in place to protect the integrity of the game, especially when hard to fix bugs and other factors prevent things form working as intended. Based on the statement above from the moderator, it is a safe assumption that the use of SP hunters on molten is not an intended practice.
In order to further explore this concept of exploiting, Moltne’s rules about exploiting are very direct. (Note: Sections relating to SP hunters have been underlined)
NO BUG EXPLOITING
This may take many forms, but all of them are obvious. If you are profiting of any in-game advantage that shouldn’t be happening normally, its a bug exploit and the fault for abusing it is yours and whoever is doing it with you. Don’t blame the Server, GM’s or Developers for it, as it will only get things worse for you. Some examples of bug exploiting:
- PvP in Sanctuary: People shouldn’t be able to attack others in Sanctuaries, like Argent Grounds and the entrance of Forge of Souls/Pit of Saron instances. Forcing it through magic is not acceptable.
- Avoiding the AFK kick mechanism in Battlegrounds: Do not join Battlegrounds if you aren’t willing to help others to win. Using bots or anything else to keep you from being kicked by our anti-afk system is not allowed.
- Exploiting skills: If certain skills/spells can be used in an unusual way to exploit and create an unfair advantage over other players, avoid doing so.
- Exploiting a boss: Boss X hasn’t be officially released but you find a way to fight it with whatever skill you have; Boss Y can’t hit you and you can basically solo it due to some odd position;
- Other smaller Exploits such as:
– vehicle exploits.
– leaving BG starter area before it starts.
– Powerleveling (to bring a low level char to a high level zone to rush its leveling).
– anything else that gives you advantage over others that abuse the normal system.
– The use of bots (which includes fishing bots).None of these things are allowed and bans for it can’t be appealed.
The punishment may vary depending on severity of the situation.
This basically points out that if you are using SP on a hunter, you will be punished for it the same way you would be punished for abusing any other form of in game exploit on Molten-wow. So in answer to a lot of questions about SP hunters, in the worst case scenario it is possible that Molten Staff may choose to ban you for abusing the hunter SP bug if they feel it is necessary.
On a related note, Grace a Moderator with molten-wow also responded to a thread about SP hunters in a more general fashion by reminding players that…
If you see someone exploiting, report it to a Game Master using the information shown here.
Feel free to take advantage of the above post if you ever feel the need to report anyone for exploiting in the game.
Given the overwhelming evidence I have gathered that we have just reviewed, I advises all Hunter on molten-wow playing in Wotlk3.3.5a with any SP items, gear, and gems on molten to remove them and stop using it. I would also like to note to players based off my experience with the game that this form of exploit is far easier to prove then most other forms of exploits. Any player in game can use /inspect and review a players gear without add-on’s and can take a snap shot of it, as well as check anyone’s gear in the armory on the web site at any time without the owner’s knowledge. So if you are using a SP hunter, you can easily be reported for it by a player you have never had any real contact with before.
In conclusion, we have discussed that SP in Wotlk 3.3.5a is a stat meant for spell based classes and that hunters did not have great gains from it on retail during this patch. However, a well known bug on molten-wow and some other private servers causes SP to put out more damage on hunters then traditional BiS hunter builds. We have also discussed that molten-wow staff does consider the use of SP hunters to be exploiting the game for extra damage and have reviewed the rules regarding exploiting. We know from the review of the rules on exploiting that molten staff will punish players for being a SP hunter in the same fashion they would punish a player for abusing any other form of in game exploit and that being banned is a possible outcome for such conduct. We also noted where you can report exploiting if you should happen to see it going on in game. Lastly based off the overwhelming evidence, the author of this article advises players to stop using SP items on there hunter’s in Wotlk 3.3.5a as well as noting the ease at which one can be proven of exploiting this glitch without the owner’s knowledge.
Top picture found on Deviant art by okusee-nya
Bottom was taken in game by Miku with permission to use here by Lyndis.
And of course The Molten Community.
This is a fun video about a player who obtained a GM shirt by mistake that used it to abuse the game. Much similar to the the same way hunters can abuse SP on molten. Tauren Guy