Square Enix Addresses Healing Exploit

Players who spammed enhancement or healing magic to gain excess skill points could face suspension.

Square Enix posted an official announcement today regarding an issue in Final Fantasy XIV where players are gaining excess skill points by spamming enhancing or healing magic on a party member. The issue is currently being addressed, and SE is reminding players that this is an exploit.

Players who happened to abuse this method without realizing it was an exploit are advised to report themselves through GM Call to have their skill points and skill rank corrected. SE will investigate the matter and may suspend the accounts of repeat offenders. You can read all the details after the jump.

You can also discuss this topic in the ZAM forums.

Regarding a Skill Point Gain Issue:

We have confirmed an issue where players may obtain large amount of skill points by casting enhancing or healing magic to the party member. The issue is currently being addressed.

Also we would like to remind that repeating this method intentionally is considered as fraudulent behavior. With players who have abused this method, an additional investigation shall be made and their account may receive penalty including account suspension in case we determine it to be malignant. The investigation is expected to take a while until the completion. For those of you who have happened to abuse this method without knowing it to be fraudulent, please report yourself through GM Call. By reporting yourself in, the amount of skill point and skill rank you have gained will be corrected by GM and the penalty to your account will be exempted.

For details on account penalty and prohibited activities, please refer to the following pages.
Account Penalty Policy
Prohibited Activities in Final Fantasy XIV

We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

*This announcement has been partially updated on Sep. 27, 2010 at around 4:50 (PDT).


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heal exploit
# Sep 27 2010 at 8:04 PM Rating: Decent
18 posts
think they just saying do not do this intentionally and u are fine.

exploit it and u are doom heh
What to do?
# Sep 27 2010 at 3:39 PM Rating: Decent
I'm not sure if I understand correctly. Is it normal to gain skill points by casting those skills?

Because, I did spam Cure over and over during fights where my party was attacking monster a little too strong and did gain some skill points while doing so, some times more than once... but the cure was actually needed.

Do I still have to report myself to the GM?
What to do?
# Sep 27 2010 at 8:24 PM Rating: Good
2,448 posts
No, probably not. This is more of a warning to those who hit rank 20, 30, 40, or even level cap 50 using the exploit. Basically if you jumped more than 7 ranks and you were already over level 10+ within a single day then you better be owning up or take your chances that you duck under the radar, or risk suspension/other actions like banz.
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