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    An odd thing has been happening in General Chat. Fake items such as Diablo’s Claw have been appearing, linked up, ready for clicking. The text is pink but once you click the text you can be unceremoniously booted from the game. The items we’ve ran into are Monk’s claws (here’s the base item).

    Zouri and Strykerking sent over a shot of one such item – Savage Heaven Hand of Conflagration. In chat the text appears as [8===D] (see thumb on right) but when he clicked it he didn’t get booted at least.  The stats on the item are about 25 x the possible damage. He also got linked to one whilst running the butcher called [Diablo’s Cock Ring] – that’s certainly one for the collection.

    The official explanation is that it’s generated by simply pasting in code directly in to the chat. A similar thing happened in vanilla WoW and, as was the case then, does nothing with your game.

    Thanks for this report! We’re already working to resolve this crash (as well as make it more difficult for players to create “fake” item links) and have a fix planned for an upcoming patch.

    Please note that this crash does not pose a security risk. It’s simply a technical glitch.

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