@Rhysticalz said in Beware of the Xbox mafia!:
How are they xboxing ac?
It's a good question. As far as I'm aware the exploit was for meseta and AC scratch tickets.
To be clear: The first month of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate cost $1 and originally gave 12 AC scratch tickets (which cannot be passed between accounts) and a straight-up million meseta (which could, by selling monomates for a million). Some players registered multiple accounts to take repeated advantage of the $1 cost and bought a ton of meseta and probably a horde of AC tickets too.
After a week they disabled the first-month bonus set altogether, before relaunching to basically replace that wad of meseta with 500 AC that can only really be used between accounts by pulling 2 extra AC scratch items (on top of the 12 tickets still given) and passing the sales onto the main account.
Long story short a bunch of meseta was injected into all three ships, with which several Xbox players bought up all the tradable content that had expired (mostly concluded AC scratch sets) to get a monopoly on their supply and force newer PC players to cough up more than they were worth to even partially catch up. Which multiplied the money they had and allowed them to do it more.
This wouldn't have been half the problem it was for PC players if we hadn't got the game late after content had been taken away. To be clear, I'm sure the majority of the Xbox players did not abuse this. But the few that did likely had an impact and once again PC players suffered the most from that.
TLDR: Basically Xbox Game Pass Ultimate was the original RMT meseta seller.