Poor Anakin Skywalker. He never came anywhere close to mastering Darth Plagueis' ability to stave off death, and in pursuing that knowledge, he doomed the one he loved most. The tragedy is all the greater now that Star Wars: The Old Republic has taught the denizens of the universe that the key to invincibility, to eternal life even, is... dancing?
Believe it. Just a day after credit farmers felt the furious wrath of BioWare's ban hammer, a new Star Wars: The Old Republic exploit has been found. Simply put, dancing makes players invincible. Yes, that is bound to throw off the balance of the game (to put it lightly) until BioWare gets the situation under control, but how can you hate an exploit as flat-out goofy as this?
Check out these Star Wars: The Old Republic players as they literally dance for their (virtual) lives.
How can there not be a version of this video set to Men Without Hats' "The Safety Dance"? Internet, you're letting me down.
Allegedly, the issue was called to the attention of BioWare on the game's forums. The thread has apparently been deleted, though, because the company does not allow The Old Republic exploits to be discussed in that arena. Still, if BioWare's intention was to keep the invincibility granted by dancing a secret, well... the cat's pretty well out of the bag, don't you think?
As the fastest growing MMO in history, The Old Republic is bound to have some kinks that need working out. BioWare promises that future content is being "aggressively planned," but right now the developer needs to focus on the game as it currently exists. No doubt this particular issue is getting extra attention right now -- how could it not? -- but patience is often the price for games of this scale, and other, stranger issues may yet pop up. Isn't that part of the fun?
Ranters, have any of you used the invincibility dance exploit? How quickly do you think BioWare will patch it?
Star Wars: The Old Republic is currently available for PC, while a Mac edition remains under consideration.
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Source: Rock, Paper Shotgun