A Black Desert node war bug dumped quadrillions of silver into the North American servers

    
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A Black Desert node war bug dumped quadrillions of silver into the North American servers

Protip: If your Black Desert guild mysteriously manages to pull quadrillions of silver in tax from the guild incentive system, maybe just log out and report it instead of splitting the spoils amongst your guildmates.

This is a lesson some BDO players on the North American servers might be learning today, and nope I didn’t mistype: Multiple guilds did indeed receive absurd amounts of money through bug this week. The highest number I saw was 28,000,000,000,000,000, with billions then being split to fellow guildies. Obviously this kind of money flooding into the game could be devastating for the game’s economy.

The good news here is that Pearl Abyss and Kakao are on the case. “We are currently aware of an issue where certain nodes gave an abnormally high amount of Silver after tax collection in the North American server,” this morning’s post reads. The studio initially shut down the central market and disabled guild incentive functionality, though it appears the in-game central market has now resumed and only the web version is entirely offline. “Accounts affected by this issue will be locked for further investigation if deemed necessary,” the team warned, though it not clear how it’s all going to go down for the accounts involved just yet.

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Schlag Sweetleaf

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Ironwu

Well, let’s hope the suits punish their own employees for this gaff, instead of the customers.

Kind of sick of companies pooping on the loyal and paying players for the company’s mistakes.

Like, how often does a game company refund money if a customer bought an item from the online micro-transaction store by mistake? Well, never.

I don’t mind if the companies work to correct the mistake by recovering the item(s) from the players, but the players should NOT be punished for the company’s mistakes.

Just my 2c

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T h e n o n y m o u s

That’s like saying you shouldn’t get a ticket for running a red light because cops and ambulances can.

We don’t all have the same rules. When you play games like this you agree to their terms of service, which ALL state that exploiting bugs is something that’s not allowed. The companies might have fucked up by allowing those bug to exist, but in the end those are just mistakes on their part. Those players however chose to willingly exploit that mistake, and violate the terms of service they agreed to by doing so.

Something on the scale of “a handful of players destabilising the entire server’s economy” is absolutely something that should be punished. Just because you pay them to play their game doesn’t mean you should get to ruin everyone else’s experience too.

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Lily Cheng

Like, how often does a game company refund money if a customer bought an item from the online micro-transaction store by mistake? Well, never.

Except Apple will refund mistake in-app purchases.

The whole argument of “it’s in the game so it should be abused” is a tired old subject now, and trying to argue for it just shows your lack of respect or decency for any gaming company run by human beings. If you can tell the world here that you have never made a mistake in your life and are a perfect being then go ahead and say it here so we can all laugh at your terrible lie.

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Bruno Brito

How good are PA and Kakao on the solving of these bugs?

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losludvig

I think they’re fully aware that economy bugs of this magnitude – even if it’s just a once and done event – have the potential to cause massive damage to the economy, player trust, player retention and in the end their finances.
They would have to be uncharacteristically incompetent to not have planned for this and without knowing a lot about pa and kakao they don’t seem to be the type to give up and try again with another game.
If you look at how long BDO has been running, the amount of mudflation is pretty low compared to other games, so I think it’s safe to assume that they take their economy extremely seriously.

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Bruno Brito

They would have to be uncharacteristically incompetent

That’s mainly my outlook on the MMOsphere as of late, but considering this game is a moneymaking machine and keeps tethering on P2W territory but without wanting to lose players for it, i think what you say is reasonable.

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Kevin Smith

They are not afraid to do roll backs if that is the only way to fix it.