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Request to shut down Treasure Hunt for PC until exploits are fixed!

posted by oddbasket on - last edited - Viewed by 188 users

Please shut down the portion of the site for the Treasure Hunt until you guys have fixed the exploits! It irks me that so many people getting ahead in unlocking prizes, even abusing the discounts from the exploits!

http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10959
http://www.telltalegames.com/forums/showthread.php?t=10756&page=10

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    I agree 100%.
    Basically everyone can buy every game/season 50% off as often as he wants. This can't be good for our beloved TTG and was probably not intended.
    Further both threads should be deleted in order to stop spreading the information.

  • @DjNDB said: I agree 100%.
    Basically everyone can buy every game/season 50% off as often as he wants. This can't be good for our beloved TTG and was probably not intended.
    Further both threads should be deleted in order to stop spreading the information.

    Even though never having played the Treasure Hunt, I agree 100% and have to say it really can't be doing Telltale many favors. TBH 25% would proably be a lot more bearable for them...

  • I agree too. they should make it like every computer gets said prize instead of every account. Or at least make the code typing harder, like making a code chamber for wii owners making it only accesible by logging in on the wiiware version. that would work, because you would have the code legitimatly, that would work right? only one per computer and logging in on wiiware monkey island to get the prizes.

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    @Gman5852 said: I agree too. they should make it like every computer gets said prize instead of every account.

    That's close to impossible. It could however be limited to accounts of people who bought the whole season, therefore excluding the possibly unlimited amount of demo users. Although i haven't checked whether it's that way anyway.

    @Gman5852 said: Or at least make the code typing harder, like making a code chamber for wii owners making it only accesible by logging in on the wiiware version.


    Assuming TTG expects every user to get every prize anyway, it would be enough to not enable the codes in advance, but when the map is out.
    People who brute force it, ruin it for themselves, but don't get any advantage.

  • [QUOTE=DjNDB;173007]That's close to impossible. It could however be limited to accounts of people who bought the whole season, therefore excluding the possibly unlimited amount of demo users. Although i haven't checked whether it's that way anyway.
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    What I was thinking, is that they can IP ban which is like banning the computer from the website last I checked which was for constant spamming users who keep getting another account. I was wondering if they can use that IP banning thing to IP ban multiple entries of typing the code

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    @Gman5852 said: What I was thinking, is that they can IP ban which is like banning the computer from the website last I checked which was for constant spamming users who keep getting another account.

    IPs are worthless for preventing multiple accounts, because there are many ways to bypass IP blocking. Since the code entry is bound to an account anyway, it would be reasonable to limit the Treasure hunt to accounts of paying customers. That way the risk of exploitation would be minimal.

    @Gman5852 said: I was wondering if they can use that IP banning thing to IP ban multiple entries of typing the code

    Using the accounts to identify individual users would allow to limit the number of wrong entries to slow down brute forcing. As stated earlier i think that would be unnecessary, assuming the previously proposed condition.

  • The codes are working as intended. But they should not be working right now, when not all puzzlemaps are available.
    If you want to buy ToMI right now the best you can get from playing with the tiki is 5$ off. (since there are no single episodes and the 50% off a whole season is not useable with ToMI).

  • @der_ketzer said: The codes are working as intended. But they should not be working right now, when not all puzzlemaps are available.
    If you want to buy ToMI right now the best you can get from playing with the tiki is 5$ off. (since there are no single episodes and the 50% off a whole season is not useable with ToMI).

    All the maps are available on Wii.

  • @Pale Man said: All the maps are available on Wii.

    Now that's interesting.
    Then there is no mistake. Or are the maps and prices updated automatically on the wii via internet too?

  • Wii maps are set, they can't update from the web (rules we have to abide by). As for the exploits you are welcome to enjoy the fruits of their labor for now. Those are totally valid for the moment, but you may want to act fast (and tell your friends) in case we change our minds!

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