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Neverwinter: Weekend Exploit Repaired

SBFordSBFord Associate Editor - News ManagerThe CitadelPosts: 19,909MMORPG.COM Staff Rare

Perfect World Entertainment and Cryptic Studios worked feverishly through Sunday to close an exploit that allowed some Neverwinter players to obtain millions of Astral Diamonds that were then sold for Zen in the Exchange. The team took servers down and rolled back servers to 5:20 a.m. PDT, returning all Zen and Astral Diamonds to their original owners. Players taking advantage of the exploit have been banned.

Q: What about ZEN I spent/transferred after 5:20 AM PDT?

A: You'll have any and all ZEN that you transferred to Neverwinter -- we tracked all transfers during that time and made sure players have the ZEN they should have. If you spent ZEN on items during that time, you'll need to re-buy the items, but you'll have all of that ZEN. No one will lose any money they spent on Neverwinter because of this fix. If you have any issue, please see the customer and billing support contacts below.

Read the full FAQ on the Neverwinter forum. Also check out the official announcement.

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  • IkedaIkeda Largo, FLPosts: 2,405Member Uncommon

    I wouldn't say repaired.. I'd say swept under the rug.

    Can we get MMORPG clarification as well because I'm seeing a majority of people who did it did not in fact get banned?  They were able to handoff to mules.

  • neviuneviu rotterdamPosts: 8Member Uncommon
    yea the exploit been going on for some time they where to ignorant to fix,
  • SupportPlayerMMSupportPlayerMM Lufkin, TXPosts: 310Member
    removing 7 hours of a 3 week long exploit isn't repairing anything.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 12,084Member Epic

    Those who exploited prior to rollback still profited in a huge way. This exploit existed for weeks, nothing is being done to address that.

    So it's been swept under the rug, and they're hoping that all players will ignore this and just keep playing.

  • Flex1Flex1 Cabo RojoPosts: 407Member Uncommon
    This game seems to be run by incompetent people.


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  • WizardryWizardry Ontario, CanadaPosts: 10,780Member Rare

    I think the roll back is the best solution.The bans however unless perma bans won't do a thing to keep players from trying to cheat a game and other players.I bet they are the usual 72 hour ban then those players will go right back like nothing happened and if another exploit comes along,they will be right there again.

    There lies the problem with f2p,they could simply make a new account anyhow and banning players that spent no money results in doing nothing at all.

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  • DogblasterDogblaster PraguePosts: 491Member

    Each day I wonder why I am reading mmorpg.com ... For sure it is not because of the news or columns like this :D

    I guess because of forums.

  • nomadienomadie Lynnwood, WAPosts: 48Member Uncommon
    Yes lets ban people for doing something we messed up on and lets take it out on them. Go home NW you're drunk.
     
  • VaselVasel ausin, TXPosts: 107Member Uncommon
    I hope they do more research and perma-ban those who were using it prior to this weekend. Doing so in a very public fashion, banning IP's and posting the banned account names.
  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,982Member Uncommon
    I very much doubt that would happen because it might too adversely affect their profits.  After all, we want these players to create new accounts and spend some more money with us.  
  • sado2020sado2020 elizabethtown, KYPosts: 112Member
    I think the damage has been done...and the road to real repair is a long ways from finished

    Playing: TSW, D&D NW, Defiance (more the tv show than game >.> ) LotRO, DCUO

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  • DahkohtDahkoht Pelham, ALPosts: 464Member Uncommon
    PWE is now showing how moronic they are. The exploit was going on far before then and the economy is shot.
    It's not "fixed" , maybe you should clarify that.
  • daemondaemon TimisoaraPosts: 680Member Common

    I made tons on 2 accounts. Only 1 got banned though.. so yeah a poor job they did.

     

  • ZalmonZalmon Bloomington, INPosts: 319Member
    Originally posted by DMKano

    Those who exploited prior to rollback still profited in a huge way. This exploit existed for weeks, nothing is being done to address that.

    So it's been swept under the rug, and they're hoping that all players will ignore this and just keep playing.

    Just like how Trion has been doing with Defiance in case of hackers and cheaters.

  • Don't release a game in beta stage, devs.
  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Axxar
    Don't release a game in beta stage, devs.

    Don't spend money on a game still in beta!

  • PanzerbasePanzerbase Chicago, ILPosts: 423Member
    If you believe the OP I have some AD to sell you. 
  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 3,573Member Uncommon
    This exploit has been around for more than a weekend.
  • Originally posted by Ozmodan
    Originally posted by Axxar
    Don't release a game in beta stage, devs.

    Don't spend money on a game still in beta!

    Fortunately I haven't spent a cent. In fact I've never even touched the game. The gameplay footage was enough to put me off.

  • rommellorommello calgary, ABPosts: 185Member
    Originally posted by SupportPlayerMM
    removing 7 hours of a 3 week long exploit isn't repairing anything.

     

     

    get da pitchforks! demand yo moneys back!

     
     

    hallo ~_~

  • SaunZSaunZ Las Vegas, NVPosts: 173Member Uncommon

    the sheeples are all going to roll-over and just take this...

     

    Sz

    :o)

  • PrecusorPrecusor PalmaPosts: 3,573Member Uncommon
    Forgot to add... one gamebreaking exploit was known since closed beta.
  • IllyssiaIllyssia LondonPosts: 1,524Member
    It is always a problem for games with the full-on cash shop like the Neverwinter Astral Diamond Exchange, if the cash shop can in some way be exploited then it will be exploited. 
  • BillMurphyBillMurphy Managing Editor Berea, OHPosts: 2,895MMORPG.COM Staff Rare

    We reached out to Cryptic directly, and are awaiting a response.

    "Open beta" or not, this is pretty suspect.

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  • BaleoutBaleout Grande Prairie, ABPosts: 141Member

    That's no fix I was on the fence about buying this one  now they made my choice easy.

    I will pass on any game theses 2 companies have going , if they allow this  cheating in beta wait till the game gets going the cheating will be really bad.

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