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Captains!

 

We are deploying an emergency hot fix for the critical exploit found by the players. Servers had to be stopped before this exploit could cause damage to the community. Servers will go back online within 10-20 mins from this announcement.

 

Special thanks to Captains Brogsitter and Konali for the reports. 

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What exactly was the exploit, if I may ask?

 

Then people will try and find a workaround for the fix....

 

Not likely we will get a full explanation

 

But props to the devs for acting so fast

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Captains!

 

We are deploying an emergency hot fix for the critical exploit found by the players. Servers had to be stopped before this exploit could cause damage to the community. Servers will go back online within 10-20 mins from this announcement.

 

Special thanks to Captains Brogsitter and Konali for the reports. 

U r welcome.

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Then people will try and find a workaround for the fix....

 

Not likely we will get a full explanation

 

That's why I formulated the question so carefully. But I would still be interested, since it could maybe help to uncover similar issues.

 

EDIT: Ok, nevermind. I understand that it cannot be talked about :)

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This bug//exploit was so critical that whomever did gain from it will most likely see something be done about it. Eventhough it is EA, it is so cricital it tips the scale of the economics so badly:)

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I heard rumors some guys :ph34r:  made a huge amout of money with it. No possibilites for a rollback?  :wacko:

 

But anyway tht for fixing it anyways so fast :)

 

Those rumors were false.  Everything is logged, and all incidents of usage of the exploit were reported to the developers.

 

Why rollback and inconvenience everyone? Just let them have their money, the game is EA and you're supposed to find ( and fix ) stuff like that. Overall, it makes little difference.

 

This is not how it works.  If you find an exploit that will benefit you (say, you click things a certain way and XP magically appears, or you can duplicate a ship or item without going through the market or crafting, or what have you) and you use this exploit repeatedly, or tell friends so that they can use it repeatedly - this is patently against the rules.  Anyone finding such an issue MUST report it immediately to the Developers and stop using it.  Abusing exploits will not be tolerated - you risk having your assets and progressed wiped if you abuse an exploit.

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if it has been accidently used (one off) then take away then consider removing the assets/XP but if it isn't a significant amount then let it slide, if its been deliberately farmed to maximise whatever the effect is then strip everything away or just delete the character with zero notice and force them to start again. You have to send a strong message from the very start when it is a (semi) open marketplace.

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This bug//exploit was so critical that whomever did gain from it will most likely see something be done about it. Eventhough it is EA, it is so cricital it tips the scale of the economics so badly:)

There is a F11 report button for a reason, so keelhaul would be the appropiate punishment in this case from bow to stern!!

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Then people will try and find a workaround for the fix....

 

Not likely we will get a full explanation

 

But props to the devs for acting so fast

 

Isn't it a good thing if we find workarounds to fixes so they can be properly fixed? I came here just to learn what the exploit was, out of curiosity.

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In many cases "exploits" involve the discovery or leak of certain game codes that allow unhindered testing by the developers or reliable alpha testers, basically things like god modes getting into the wild. 

In this case who knows, us plebs likely never will, but the rumours will fly...  Oh, they already have...

 

Events like this need to be quashed immediately (and they have, bravo!) because once the reputation of a game is tarnished, well...

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I thought if you are deliberately exploiting a glitch or bug, your assets and rank would be reset?!

If you are without reporting it then yes.

 

But most likely what happened was that someone didn't notice it the first time around, finally saw something wasn't right, asked around, other tried it and successfully reproduced the error, and finally the bug report with full details was submitted AND THEN no one talked about it or used it again.

 

If that is correct then it was proper bug testing and reporting so the players should be rewarded.

 

In other games players have found an exploitable bug in alpha/beta but did not report it. When the game went live they then exploited the bug far beyond any sane level (ex. Elder Scrolls Online item duplication bug).  Players have been given severe smackdowns over this.

 

 

TL:DR

Find a bug. Replicate it. Report it. Don't Use it.

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If you are without reporting it then yes.

 

But most likely what happened was that someone didn't notice it the first time around, finally saw something wasn't right, asked around, other tried it and successfully reproduced the error, and finally the bug report with full details was submitted AND THEN no one talked about it or used it again.

 

If that is correct then it was proper bug testing and reporting so the players should be rewarded.

 

In other games players have found an exploitable bug in alpha/beta but did not report it. When the game went live they then exploited the bug far beyond any sane level (ex. Elder Scrolls Online item duplication bug).  Players have been given severe smackdowns over this.

 

 

TL:DR

Find a bug. Replicate it. Report it. Don't Use it.

 

+1 That should be the way.

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