Mysterious twink rends worlds [UPDATED]

Our inbox has been absolutely flooded with reports of this mysterious twink, Aigni of Ner'zhul, that appeared on the official forums in the last 24 hours. If you look closely at his Armory, you'll notice some pretty big oddities. For one, the character is wielding a weapon he really shouldn't be able to have. Two, the character has some other items equipped that are normally far out of the reach of a level 10, such as the Violet Badge. Three, he has the achievement for downing Gruul the Dragonslayer.

A lot of people have called 'hax' on it, but how it went down was probably more innocent than that. Not completely, entirely innocent, but more innocent than hacking Blizzard's Gibson. Our first instinct when looking at the items is that he must have simply completed a few bugged quests that had no minimum level requirement. Looking at his achievements killed that theory pretty quickly, though. The sword he's wielding, the Combatant Greatsword, is from a quest in the Borean Tundra. According to his achievements, he's never been to the Borean Tundra.

What actually happened (we assume) is he probably used a bug/exploit with mailboxes to make this happen. A GM probably restored a few items for him on his main for whatever reason, and he drag-and-dropped the items into a new letter, using a portable mailbox. The Gruul achievement is likely from an item transferred in this way, and not from actually witnessing a kill. As far as I know, this exploit doesn't work anymore, so we probably won't see anymore twinks like this until a similar bug crops up one day.

In the world of twinking, I think there are legends written about people like this guy. My only question is... Improved Rend? Really?

Update: It seems the items were either taken away already, or the character unequipped them for the latest Armory update. The Gruul achievement is still there, though.

This article was originally published on WoW Insider.