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WoW Scandal Follow-up

Wowinsider has a follow-up to the recently revealed scandal involving use of an imbalanced developer-only item by a World of Warcraft player (thanks nin). They spoke with the player who possessed the item in question, confirming his account was permanently closed as a result. They also have an interview with the player who explains the odd circumstances where Blizzard restored some of his guild's items after a problem resulted in receiving the dreaded "Martin Fury," but he also explains why he assumed this was legitimate: "It was in-game mail from Blizzard. We just assumed it was something they sent him. We didn't think it was real. I honestly thought it was something Blizzard gave to one of Leroy's alts for four months of ignoring the problems with his account."

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4. Re: WoW Scandal Follow-up May 1, 2009, 10:39 osage no onna
 
how did the item end up being set to a regular player?

He had probably applied for an item restoration, and the GM made a typo in the item ID.
 
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