Thoughts on Hacking I don't understand what tools these "hackers" are using or their methods, and I don't understand how they are getting caught. By editing an item in hex you can change values with nobody the wiser; you can download a program to do the work of editing for you for you. I myself could whip up items and taint the well by donating or trading them. I'm just not quite sure what I am supposed to be getting out of doing this. If I can modify items to be traded I have no need to trade. I suppose those who commit this practice are longing some sort of recognition, but why does one want to impress anonymous people over the internet? There is no gain other then a sense of gratification that anyone with morals would know to be hollow and false. I wonder if by making this post and acknowledging hacks people will be suspicious of me. The entire trading system is based on moraliy. Whoever gets caught next will become another pariah but you still have no way of knowing how many of your items are legitimate. If someone confesses that they hacked once why is everything they have ever done tainted? If someone claims an item is legitimate does it really need to be deleted out of suspicion? Why delete characters over one sub-par duped item when many of that character's better items could just as easily be illegitimate? Why not just delete that item and move on with life? If you want a taint free character you canâ€™t trade so why bother trying to justify your legitimacy if you have?