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[Huge economy exploit surfaces] - what will be BIOWARE's next move?

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[Huge economy exploit surfaces] - what will be BIOWARE's next move?
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Lebensbaum
01.17.2012 , 02:31 PM | #381
Quote: Originally Posted by KoruptData View Post
So I know its been confirmed that exploiters not only are suspended a week but also lose all credits? What about gear?
A week only? Should be perma-ban for whatever amount they duped. Low-life scum. I hope that this game doesn't end up like WoW, where botting is so prevalent you'd think Blizzard actually encourages it. Completely ****s up a game's economy. A reason I left and want to try another MMO in the first place.

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Blue
01.18.2012 , 10:36 PM | #382
Maybe bioware's plan with illum was to get people to forget about the money hack
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krakken
01.18.2012 , 10:39 PM | #383
Quote: Originally Posted by Chompski View Post
Dear community, I urge you all to contribute your thoughts to this topic as frequently as possible.

As many of you know by now, SWTOR's recent patch removed some serious financial exploit which have caused economies on all of the game's servers to be badly damaged. Players was able to, naturally, generate infinite amounts of credtis to meet all their possible and impossible needs.
More info can be found here:
http://www.reddit.com/r/swtor/commen...of_you_out_of/

In my humble opinion, many people (me included), upon realising inequity of this "little" problem, will be "in thought", to say the least.
When we talking about some kind of PVP exploiting, or even little PVE exploiting (like recent /getdown bug), this is tolerable, because "main stream" of players is unaffected. But when we talking about MMORPG server's economy, this poses a very huge threat to all its inhabitants, because it is bread and butter of the game. Those who think otherwise may want to ignore this post and do something else instead.

So, it rises 2 critical questions to Bioware:

1. Firstly, what measures will be taken against exploiters?

2. Secondly, but more importantly, how do you intend to combat those tricky types who used evasive maneuvres of washing off those illegal credits ( using throwaway accounts, GTN transactions, in-game mail etc)?


Let us not allow this dire situation to be resolved by temporary suspension, which really not help much.

What I personally like to see:
1. Temporary/Permabans to exploiters (really people, you should've known what you're doing in advance), theirs throwaway and main accounts.
2. Withdrawal of all illegal creds from circulation.

We blame the exploiters but no reprimand for the guys who allowed it in the game? There are tipping points in games and when the economy gets ruined this early in the games life then its almost impossible to get it back. Espeically in such a weak economic system like this game has.
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supruzr
01.18.2012 , 10:54 PM | #384
Quote: Originally Posted by Leadlian View Post
And now the price for everything skyrockets.

It's called inflation.
I'm not sure you understand how inflation works. A few people hoarding massive amounts of money has never caused inflation. So I have a ninjillion credits. Let's examine the consequences. My demand for stuff doesn't change. I still want whatever I wanted before. Now I can buy it. I have no incentive to hoard anything since I always have enough to buy it on demand. I pay the normal market price for it. My purchase doesn't affect the future price in any strange way. I also no longer have to produce or sell anything since I already have all the money I could ever want. I'm not a producer in the economy, so there's a slight reduction in potential supply in the market overall. That has a tiny tendency to increase the value of other goods, sure, but one could hardly call it inflation.

In and of itself, having reserve money doesn't change supply or demand, and therefore doesn't alter prices.

What you're thinking of only sets in when vast numbers of people have hordes of money and are injecting it into the economy in various ways constantly because there aren't enough money sinks and they're bored. Like going around intentionally buying all of X.

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burunduchok
01.20.2012 , 07:14 AM | #385
Dear StephenReid,

what actions WAS taken against the exploiters by now?

Thanks,

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Chompski
01.20.2012 , 12:55 PM | #386
We've yet to see any official full-fledged answer on this critical matter.


This post is provided on the rights of the "bump".

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Mandrax
01.20.2012 , 01:00 PM | #387
Quote: Originally Posted by burunduchok View Post
Dear StephenReid,

what actions WAS taken against the exploiters by now?

Thanks,

Subscriber
Dear Subscriber,

Please be aware, we do not comment on specific situations. If anybody is found to be exploiting the game, we will take action as necessary.

Love

BioWare.

That's the type of response you should expect to receive. No game company ever talks about specifics with the general public, and neither should they. If the players don't trust the company in these matters, then they shouldn't be giving them their money.
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burunduchok
01.21.2012 , 11:03 AM | #388
Quote: Originally Posted by Mandrax View Post
Dear Subscriber,

Please be aware, we do not comment on specific situations. If anybody is found to be exploiting the game, we will take action as necessary.

Love

BioWare.

That's the type of response you should expect to receive. No game company ever talks about specifics with the general public, and neither should they. If the players don't trust the company in these matters, then they shouldn't be giving them their money.
Hm... And was there any action at all?

I think there wasn't.

enough time has passed already, since the last statement was made (>2 weeks)

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Superawesomerman
01.21.2012 , 12:14 PM | #389
Quote: Originally Posted by Mandrax View Post
Dear Subscriber,

Please be aware, we do not comment on specific situations. If anybody is found to be exploiting the game, we will take action as necessary.

Love

BioWare.

That's the type of response you should expect to receive. No game company ever talks about specifics with the general public, and neither should they. If the players don't trust the company in these matters, then they shouldn't be giving them their money.
no offense, but in bioware's position i would be enumerating exactly what i did to the exploiters, not only to discourage people from exploiting but also to show the community that they are indeed looking out for their interests.

i would NOT be saying "if someone turns out to be exploiting, we will do something to them, maybe." and then never talking about it again.

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lokivoid
04.27.2012 , 04:09 PM | #390
Quote: Originally Posted by jdgdcg View Post
I'm also interested...
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