Potential exploit- bound items became unbound

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  • What is your character name in New World: Liesse
  • What server/world did you experience your issue on: Elaea
  • Describe the issue you are experiencing: I had two pieces of the woodworking set, chest and legs. They were bound to me and locked- and they’ve been that way for more than 2 weeks. I purchased the exact same items from the TP and traded them to a friend. When I went to put my items back on I discovered that they were both unbound and unlocked. I did not have any extras in my bags or in any storage container. My friend had equipped the pieces I gave him, so my original items were changed from bound to unbound.
  • Is this a bug or an exploit: probably more of an exploit than a bug- since anyone might be able to unbind gear and resell it.
  • (if a bug) How did the issue effect your gameplay:
  • (if a bug) Were you able to recover from the issue:
  • (if a bug) Please include a screenshot or video of the issue that you have experienced: no screen shots- equipped my items again before I remembered to take screen shots.
  • What are the steps to reproduce the issue as you experienced: Haven’t tried to reproduce since these pieces are expensive.
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I think I can confirm this. I owned an armorer hat that was bound to me and then hit a drop of the exact same hat so I sold the second hat to someone on my server. After the trade I checked my inventory later to find my Armorer Hat unlocked and unbound. Its scary cause I would have hated to accidentally salvage it. This happened today.

Side note: Also I had and Armorer hat before merges then found my hat disappeared from my storage later, still have no idea what happen to it as it was locked. 15k later got a new hat then I run into this little exploit… kinda annoying because I’d hate to randomly lose another Armors Hat :confused:

My concern regarding an exploit is that many of these items are very expensive on my server - and if we can unbind them there’s really nothing (except a bit of effort) preventing people from purchasing them, using them, and then reselling them when the prices have gone up a bit.

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