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Unscheduled Maintenance - August 20th

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Unscheduled Maintenance - August 20th
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fushnchips
08.20.2019 , 01:26 PM | #51
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
Hey everyone,

We are going to be bringing all SWTOR servers offline for a quick maintenance. We expect to be down for approximately one hour. This maintenance is to address an in-game exploit. As a part of what we are doing during this maintenance, players will find that all of their GTN sales have been expired. Once we come back online you will find any GTN sales that you had waiting for you in your mailbox.

With the exploit resolved, we will be conducting a thorough investigation of what has occurred. Once we have completed our review, we'll let you know the status and the actions we have taken.

-eric
Nice nice and perm ban anyone who done it. I just listed my auctions back on this morning hahahaha
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EricMusco
08.20.2019 , 01:26 PM | #52 This is the last staff post in this thread.  
All servers are once again available, thanks everyone. If you notice any suspicious activity, please report it directly to us, privately.

-eric
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Fraah
08.20.2019 , 01:27 PM | #53
Quote: Originally Posted by Celise View Post
As long as you report yourself and it is only a one time thing, you should be fine, EA can recognise the difference. However those who deliberately look to take advantage of it, it depends how hard they are exploiting it as to how harsh the penalty would be.
I got a warning back then, which I found excessive as I had stumbled across it by accident and had bought back all the 51 (I think) excess chairs I had accidentally sold back for a profit of about 25k credits, so I actually lost 51 credits instead of gaining anything through the exploit.

I got over it and got on with my life.
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hlkstein
08.20.2019 , 01:28 PM | #54
Why Does everyones stuff on GTN have to be removed? surely can just remove the peoples sales whom did the exploit !!
I am sure I am not the only one whom is fired up about having the GTN sales stopped especially if others like me spent god know how long with chars to get the items listed in the first place. Its annoying enough the sales can only be listed for 3 days and each sale not sold or not is returned individually without now having hundreds of items coming back at once.

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Celise
08.20.2019 , 01:33 PM | #55
Quote: Originally Posted by Fraah View Post
I got a warning back then, which I found excessive as I had stumbled across it by accident and had bought back all the 51 (I think) excess chairs I had accidentally sold back for a profit of about 25k credits, so I actually lost 51 credits instead of gaining anything through the exploit.

I got over it and got on with my life.
i can understand the type of warning given, it is meant to get you to think about what you are doing, after all being a customer on the service EA could take away all your ability to be on the service if they wanted and wouldn't need to let you know. So a warning is fair. if you understood the gravity of the warning and been good since, then at least you understood what it meant. There could be others who may have been given warnings who didn't accept it and could of been banned in the meantime.

in any event, as Eric mentioned, the crisis has passed. Old news now.

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TashaMitth
08.20.2019 , 01:33 PM | #56
My only gripe about this (considering the downtime was minimal and completely understandable) is that we lose our deposits on the listings we've put up. Why can't those be refunded?

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DarkTergon
08.20.2019 , 01:34 PM | #57
Quote: Originally Posted by EricMusco View Post
All servers are once again available, thanks everyone. If you notice any suspicious activity, please report it directly to us, privately.

-eric
all items were cancelled, which means, we've all lost our deposits. When it's only a couple of items, it doesn't really matter, but some have hundreds up. *grabs some popcorn and sits down* time to see the **** hit the fan
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SteveTheCynic
08.20.2019 , 01:34 PM | #58
Quote: Originally Posted by Celise View Post
it is there in the rules of conduct, so i don't need to answer your point.
It's not against the rules for *you* to hear about it and then do nothing with that information (not even sharing it with others). It's against the rules, if you hear about it, for you to make use of it *or* to share it with others.
http://www.swtor.com/r/Hg3sV2
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kodrac
08.20.2019 , 01:35 PM | #59
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkTergon View Post
all items were cancelled, which means, we've all lost our deposits. When it's only a couple of items, it doesn't really matter, but some have hundreds up. *grabs some popcorn and sits down* time to see the **** hit the fan
They did say a while back they want more credit sinks in the game.
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Id find it hard to believe this sort of thing goes on in the preferential treatment forum.
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or Kodrac, for saying everything I want to say, but he takes one for team and gets a warning.

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Celise
08.20.2019 , 01:35 PM | #60
Quote: Originally Posted by SteveTheCynic View Post
It's not against the rules for *you* to hear about it and then do nothing with that information (not even sharing it with others). It's against the rules, if you hear about it, for you to make use of it *or* to share it with others.
the legalities and how the whole thing is worded is not my problem, take it up with the EA legal department.