Bans are inconsistent & do not fix economy

Bans are inconsistent & do not fix economy

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Posted by: Chamone.6890

Chamone.6890

There have been a number of big, well-known exploits since the game went live, and a number of smaller lesser known ones. Since there is no test server or public beta, this is to be expected. What was not expected is the completely random way that exploiters are dealt with.

I get the need to be firm and hard-line about certain things, and to be honest I do applaud it. But it’s the sheer inconsistency of who gets a ban and who doesn’t that is making us angry.

Karma Food Vendor Exploit – Some people got 3 day ban, some people got a warning, nobody got permabanned AFAIK apart from that one guy that posted a video of how to do it on Youtube. Nobody got their exploited gold taken away.

Mispriced Karma Weapon Vendor Exploit – Some people got a perma ban, some got a 3 day, some got a warning. Some people that did it a lot received no punishment at all. Nobody got their exploited gold taken away

Godskull Mystic Forge Exploit Some people got a perma ban and were unbanned later for reasons that remain unclear. A lot of people did it and received no punishment at all. Nobody got their exploited gold or precursors taken away.

Snowflake Ecto Exploit Some people getting perma-ban, nobody seemingly getting a 3-day. Some arbitrary cut-off decided for the “worst” offenders. Some people that did it a lot receiving apparently no punishment at all. Nobody has had their exploited gold taken away.

Now, the real issue is that the economy is running away. Inflation is crazy and there’s no way to stop it. Everything worth having is going up in price every single day and exploited gold is a huge cause of this.

Given that the precursors made with the GodSkull exploit can sell for 300G+, I would say that they were a MASSIVE “threat to the economy”, much bigger than a few thousand ectos getting listed on the TP for normal prices.

Please go back and ban everyone who has ever exploited in the game and remove the exploited gold from the game.

Bans are inconsistent & do not fix economy

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Posted by: Vol.5241

Vol.5241

Yes, take anecdotal, subjective claims and think they are true.

I guess I should go around and say I exploited it 300 times and I remain unbanned. I guess you should believe that?

Except that I agree 100% with what Arenanet did and I hope they continue to take a hard stance on exploiting. I trust their numbers, and if there are people who are wronged, they will be unbanned.

Bans are inconsistent & do not fix economy

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