I'm reproducing a post here from the official forums this morning that I fully expect the Forum mods there to delete in very short order. I am, however, not reproducing the full details of how to do the exploit itself. Bear with me here, I'll have more to say after the quoted part.
Get Epic Geared Now!
Dear The secret world Community,
As you may know, there is a buggy mechanic that allows bosses to duplicate after sufficient wipes. This works one both instanced/non instanced bosses. If you've been inspecting your fellow players like I have, you'll notice there are some players have near full 10.3/10.4 customed gear with blue and EPIC signets. Here is how I believe the majority of them obtained their gear:
In the second boss of Hell Raised Nightmare Mode, [redacted] Corroder, he'll begin to multiply in numbers. (It seems from testing, it helps if your group are [redacted].) Eventually, you'll end up with a massive Corroder centipede along the fiery tunnel. How many you wish to duplicate is up to you, but know this. Once you begin to kill one, you cannot duplicate anymore.
When you are happy with your results, you begin to pull one through the following steps: [redacted]
4) Rinse and Repeat. Gl with your bullions and Glyph Kits
Now, a similar process to this Works on numerous other bosses. Yes, even LAIR bosses. That is how numerous groups have farmed blue/epic signets already. Corroder is simply the easiest boss to farm. [redacted]
As always exploit at your own risk!
Yes, this is an exploit. Yes, hundreds if not thousands of players I know have participated in this at one point or another. Yes, people have obtained hundreds of black bullions through this process. Yes, this exploit worked when nightmare instances dropped only purples. And NO these players have NOT been banned solely due to their grandmaster account standing.
Lastly, If you're curious, I'm posting this because I was part of a public group that discovered this by complete accident and resulted in duplicating 4 copies. Eventually we arrived at the above creative solution ultimately earning us 4 extra black bullions. As of now, I'm accused of exploiting while 10.4 geared toons run rampant in fusang. I'm just so sick of gear difference between players who farmed NM's and Pvp while they were hot and the players who got shafted. Just want a balanced playing field
ps. Spread the Word!
Ya, so per that last bit from the brave OP, I'm now spreading the word. I strongly recommend that all of you reading this should go bitch loud and long on the Funcom general forum about this. I play honestly and I ensure my guild plays honestly with a sense of fair play and no exploiting. And it pisses me off mightily when other players gain an unfair advantage through exploiting, in ways that wreck game economies and imbalance PvP. Not that PvP is all that stellar at the moment, but any player at V-max progression (skill 10 in all equipped weapons and all three talismans,) should encounter an even playing field in PvP environments, and clearly this is not the case at all right now.
So I say, bluntly, fuck all the exploiters and Funcom should damn well perma-ban them even if they are GM lifetime subscribers. What say you?