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What is being done about the exploiters who made billions?

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What is being done about the exploiters who made billions?
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CaptRogue
12.12.2017 , 09:38 PM | #11
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Does anyone else's blood boil when these things happen and then the uber-rich have the gall to tell us all to run heroics or spend hours gathering/crafting and we can be just as rich as them?
No.
I have 100+ mil on my toons. I've not once ever exploited. I've run heroics/dailies in the past. As of late just been PvPing. Still making decent money. The whole key to having millions is NOT buying every thing you see. Having self control. lol
I have guildies that haven't exploited that have more than me & they just play the game & buy/sell on GTN. It's all about how badly you want said items & paying attention.

(That's not excusing the exploiters. And btw doesn't matter if they send the credits to other fake accounts. Last time they did a huge credit exploit BW chased those down too. It's not that hard as it's very traceable especially if they mailed it.)
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TrixxieTriss
12.12.2017 , 10:03 PM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by CaptRogue View Post
No.
I have 100+ mil on my toons. I've not once ever exploited. I've run heroics/dailies in the past. As of late just been PvPing. Still making decent money. The whole key to having millions is NOT buying every thing you see. Having self control. lol
I have guildies that haven't exploited that have more than me & they just play the game & buy/sell on GTN. It's all about how badly you want said items & paying attention.

(That's not excusing the exploiters. And btw doesn't matter if they send the credits to other fake accounts. Last time they did a huge credit exploit BW chased those down too. It's not that hard as it's very traceable especially if they mailed it.)
I don’t think that’s the issue here. People who have worked hard “do” deserved to be in a position like you are. The issue is these people who have exploited, have a lot of influence on the GTN and prices will continue to escalate. I’ve even noticed less popular, and what I would call rubbish outfits, now being sold at higher prices than they were. This means that only people in your position can afford to buy anything, which is not how the system was designed or how it was for the first 4 years of the game.
Of course it’s a free market and people won’t buy if things are too high, but inflation has been rising dramatically over the last 12 months and with the exploit, it has spiked. Normally a spike will drop, but with so many unintended credits now in the game and most of those credits are controlled by a small amount of players, that spike isn’t likely to drop because people with 100s millions of credits don’t really need more and can just leave things at higher prices until or if they sell. That also means the only people buying anything will be those who control the credits and the average player will essentially be forced out of the market because it’s unrealistic to play 100 hours and then spend 300million to get one full armor set.
This will eventually affect players like yourself because people won’t even buy your things and you’ll also have to pay more for items because that’s how inflation works.
I don’t know if there is an easy fix to this inflation and credit problem. Any credit sync they add to the game will hurt the average player and do nothing to the Uber rich. I think they would need to impliment a multistage approach to fix the problems.
Here are a few I’ve seen.
- Put a reasonable credit cap on GTN listings
- Put a reasonable credit cap on how many credits a player’s legacy can have
- Put every CM item on direct sale and at a 50% discounted rate or priced more reasonably than they are now. More people would be likely to spend $2-5 here and there than solely relying on whales to buy things. That’s why micro transactions are so lucrative in mobile games because people don’t see $2 items as budget breaking and are more likely to spend $30 over a month than paying $30 in one hit for two items.

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Rocketmanballs
12.12.2017 , 10:47 PM | #13
They can go into people's accounts and remove the exploited credits. Problem is a lot of these players laundered their money into the GTN. It would be nice if Bioware would make sure this bug doesn't resurface ever again. This is the second time that I know of that this bug existed.
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TrixxieTriss
12.12.2017 , 11:14 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Rocketmanballs View Post
They can go into people's accounts and remove the exploited credits. Problem is a lot of these players laundered their money into the GTN. It would be nice if Bioware would make sure this bug doesn't resurface ever again. This is the second time that I know of that this bug existed.
It’s too late for that to make any real impact now. The credits are in the game. It will have the same inflationary affect on the GTN as governments printing too much money in realife.

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Tahana
12.13.2017 , 12:09 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Rocketmanballs View Post
What is being done about the exploiters who made billions by buying companion gifts and selling them back? If you don't take away their money I'm gonna be pissed that I didn't exploit as well.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWmPJ71SE6Q
I didn't exploit either, not that I could have logged in at that time if I had wanted to do so.. That being said, the saying exploit early and exploit often is a saying for a reason.
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merovejec
12.13.2017 , 01:27 AM | #16
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Next time ill exploit my *** off then.
Its about finding out about the exploit in time, thats they main problem
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Eshvara
12.13.2017 , 01:30 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Rocketmanballs View Post
Next time ill exploit my *** off then.
I always feel like this too, yet I never seem to. It feels.nasty. I wish BW could give a little bit of a firmer hand when it comes to exploiting. We all suffer from it!
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YungDemon
12.13.2017 , 01:40 AM | #18
Nada, zip, zilch, zero. Just another reason I don't play this game seriously. Personally, I have every cosmetic item in the game I could want, so I don't care. However, no actions being taken against exploiters just further proves how much of a joke the game is in it's current state. At this point, if I'm in the mood, I do my pvp dailies & logout. Then I log in to FFXIV (Where they actually add content regularly). I just play TOR for what it is & don't expect much. Hopefully the next SW mmo is decent.

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Tamyn
12.13.2017 , 02:01 AM | #19
Why make billions when we could make... millions?

Honestly, this exploit never occurred to me. I just used cheap gifts to get some companions to level 50.
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NHBabe
12.13.2017 , 02:29 AM | #20
If they do anything at all, which I doubt, we're most likely not going to know about it. They actually don't HAVE to tell us what they plan to do, or what they did to those that took advantage of the exploit.

I know the GTN has, in some cases, leveled out, but in others it is still showing outrageous pricing. On SF yesterday the Life Day Snowball Cannons were between 20 - 25 million. This morning they are between 100 - 175 million.

Now, if BW really wanted to help the players out, they'd put that Snowball Cannon on the CM for direct sale. Not only would that allow players that didn't get it a few years ago the chance to have it now, but it would also "stick it" to those GTN'ers that are inflating the pricing to unreasonable amounts.
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