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Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 465
# 98
12-04-2012, 03:49 PM
Originally Posted by borticuscryptic View Post
Because the changes made to the Boots are power-related, and can be changed without requiring any sort of fix-up script. An item that is Bound, however, cannot ever be Unbound without doing a database crawl to manually flip those flags on each copy of the item owned by every character in the database, and this type of fix-up script is something that is always running on the server. Every time we add another fix-up to the game, it has a small effect on overall performance and stability, so we try only to do it when totally necessary.

If it is a big problem for people, could a trade-in vendor be added? I can't imagine though that the bound ones are numerous though in people's inventories though, and most likely those would be used first.