Gamigo isn’t penalizing ArcheAge cheaters who exploited Erenor infusions

    
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Fans of drama are surely breathing a sigh of relief knowing that Gamigo isn’t going to drop the ball that Trion handed off – there’s always going to be plenty of drama in ArcheAge, no matter who’s running the show. Case in point? Players aren’t happy with the way Gamigo is handling a recent rash of exploits in the game. While the studio says it took “aggressive action” against cheaters who used a Russian-born exploit to max their equipment and trade mass quantities of Apex, it won’t be doing the same to those who exploited the heck out of Erenor infusions.

“Regarding the use of lower grade Erenor infusions on high grade Erenor items, we had to be sure that this was not an intentional change that was added early by mistake. After confirming this was not intended with the XL team, it has been fixed in the most recent patch and lower grade infusions can no longer be used to provide synthesis experience to Erenor items. Items that were upgraded during this time cannot have the experience removed. In the interest of fairness however, we are working with the XL team to provide additions to upcoming events that will help to close the gap that may have been caused by this. We will provide details of those events as they close in during upcoming updates.”

The game’s forums erupted in anger that not only will the cheated items not be deleted but the perpetrators won’t be banned or indeed see any punishment at all.

“Exploit early and exploit often,” is one lengthy thread’s sarcastic takeaway.

In happier news, ArcheAge’s Valentine’s Day event is expected to launch later today, and the studio has promised more info on March’s update “in the next few weeks.”

Source: Official forums. Cheers, Priceyknight!
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Bruno Brito

Burn for all i care.

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Bannex

Pretty sure they don’t want to punish 15 out of their 30 players…

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styopa

Exploits, in Archeage? Is that possible?

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Godnaz

RIP Archeage Alpha. You are sorel.. Ah, forget it. 😑

What’s hilarious to me is that subscribers playing the pirated version of this game are actually getting fixes and balances with thier updates, get regular news and feedback from the admins, enjoying the benefits and feel the costs are reasonable.

Why is it that XLGames continues to allow thier game to be exploited and profited from and those doing it are giving a better experience than the official version?

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xpsync

Community cares more.

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styopa

Well played sir.

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Eliandal

I realize they want to make money, but in the long run, is this the way? Shockingly (and for some posters here, disappointingly) the game isn’t all that dead. Gaffs like this won’t help!

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Greaterdivinity

Oh thank goodness that this will remain a constant. With so much other change going on in the MMO space it’s nice to know we have reliable titles like Archeage to remind us that as much as many things change, some stay the same.

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rafael12104

Oh, Gamigo. You have a lot to learn about this lot. Best to swing hard and cut deep than to allow AA cheaters to fester.

And remember, the Russian AA which is out of your control, is a test bed for the latest AABuddy apps that continue to flood into your game.

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Venomlicious

People are still playing this game? They are not far away from having Visa or Master Card logo’s on their armor sets like the NBA.

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Armsbend

Some people play games to be re-enforce their personal misery. ArcheAge, Eve.

It is like listening to sad songs after a breakup.

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Robert Mann

Apparently some people do still play that monetary vortex. I’m pretty sure I quit within the first week, seeing how poorly it treated the F2P that it was advertising, and how blatant the cash shop was even at launch.

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Darthbawl

Exploit early and exploit often

I have heard similar phrases for years off and on. Some of these game companies need to be a little more consistent with their policies. Based on this article, sounds like Gamigo is all over the map on how they handle cheating/exploiting.

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Xijit

Gamigo’s flow chart for dealing with exploits has got one question, with two corrective actions:

“Did we make money off it?”

If “yes” then close the inquiry.

If “No” then ban everyone involved.

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Robert Mann

Frankly, the less companies have consistent standards, and by consistent standards I mean “Punishment for exploiting which shall not be less than any malicious gains (aka, if you find it and report it no worries, but anything else and your stuff is in for a rollback to the point of first exploit) and punishment for cheating which shall not be less than a ban (which must be at least 1 week for first offense, and for repeat offenders should block the person aligned with payment information unless it can be shown that is not the person who cheated) the less I care to support companies by playing and buying their games.