Glowyrm wrote:So if I sell you a gun and you shoot someone it's my fault? Don't think so.
Your own analogy contradicts your point.
If you sell someone a gun, it's YOUR responsibility to make sure that the he has a clean background. It's YOUR responsibility to make sure you're not selling a gun to a criminal. Last I checked, supplying murderers with weapons is kind of illegal. Now tell me. Why would a criminal want a gun if he had no intention of killing anyone?
Like I said, any moron could tell you that exploits become popular, and therefore become a necessary step to ensure your spot in the world's top 10 list. In the event that everyone else uses an exploit and there are never any consequences, YOU would be screwed for not having jumped on the opportunity.
Glowyrm wrote:Scenario #1 means they MAY have lost the #1 spot but keep their honor and respect while scenario #2 means they definitely stay competitive but lose some respect.
I'm not sure if you understand. When everyone in a race makes use of an unfair advantage and you're the only one who hasn't, that's respectable. But in the (probable) case where Blizzard turns the other way and does nothing about it, then you're the only person who didn't take up on the extra advantage, and you get left behind. There's nothing dishonorable about ensuring that everyone in a race has equal chance. Since Blizzard probably won't make that happen, then your only choice is to do it yourself.
Glowyrm wrote:Although, didn't you guys know that Blizzard was going to crack down on it really soon anyway? Could have avoided the whole thing by just doing the right thing
Guilds with as much experience as Paragon know exactly how Blizzard deals with problems like this. Xenophics said herself that she hopes this can be a lesson learned. She didn't mean "I'm sorry for what I did, I hope I've learned my lesson". She likely meant more along the lines of "I'm not sorry for what I did because it's what I had to do. I hope Blizzard will realize the position we were put in, and will take something away from it."
Glowyrm wrote:There's a difference between exploits like this and using 100 druids to kill Nefarian.
There's no varying level of "fairness" from Exploit to exploit. A world-class guild isn't going to say "Well.. THIS exploit seems a LITTLE less fair than that last one... Let's not do it!"
Exploits are exploits.