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Top World Of Warcraft Guild Says Member DDOS-ed Teammates To Get Their Raid Spots

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An MMO guild is like a giant family, a tangled yarn ball of love and dysfunction. Generally speaking, people don’t DDOS their families. It is, for obvious reasons, Not Cool. And yet, that’s exactly what top US World of Warcraft guild Limit claims one of its members did.

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Right now, top WoW guilds are racing to be the first to defeat the “mythic” difficulty final boss of the game’s Legion expansion, a giant, Protoss-looking motherfucker named Argus, The Unmaker. Many thought he’d be a pushover, but after almost five days of exhausting attrition, nobody’s downed him so far. Being part of the raid that solved the puzzle, then, would be a big deal. According to Limit officer Jeathebelle, a healer in the guild named Adois was stuck on the bench, but really wanted in. Jeathebelle claims Adois schemed to scrape fellow healers’ IP addresses, DDOS them, and take their spots when they suddenly and mysteriously fell off the internet.

“We only found out because Adois was begging a healer to click his shorted URL link, so we checked out the link and it redirected to an IP scraper,” Jeathebelle wrote on Twitter (via PCGamesN). “Earlier that night, the only healer who had clicked the link had disconnected on mumble, discord, and game.” Jeathebelle said they became suspicious when Adois showed up at the exact right moment to claim the newly-open raid spot.

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Jeathebelle said that the guild then found evidence that Adois had been doing this for a while, going back to at least Tomb Of Sargeras, an earlier Legion raid. He’s since been kicked from the guild, with Limit members publicly advising other top guilds to steer clear of him.

As of now, Adois has yet to say anything in response to these allegations or his removal from the guild.

Kotaku senior reporter. Beats: Twitch, streaming, PC gaming. Writing a book about streamers tentatively titled "STREAMERS" to be published by Atria/Simon & Schuster in the future.

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I love reading about shit like this, but so grateful this kind of drama isn’t a part of my life anymore. The long emails, spreadsheets, endless guild meetings, sleepless nights, emergency phone calls, anger over raid failures and ego conflicts, in-fighting and jealousy... ugh.