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Worker Time Exploit

Discussion in 'News & Announcements' started by GM Dew, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. GM Dew

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    Greetings Adventurers,

    Earlier today, we have received reports of a new possible worker exploit. After investigating into this, we have discovered that this was caused by a failsafe mechanism to prevent game errors from appearing when the server and client are syncing.
    The way this failsafe mechanism was implemented though made it possible to accelerate worker tasks by a small margin. However, when doing this, the player may face systematic errors or other in-game issues which impact the player negatively.

    The developers are now working on adjusting this system to prevent abuse, which will be implemented during our next maintenance on June 21th.
    We would also like to thank the players that reported this to us, which makes it possible for us to take swift action against these issues.

    In the meantime, I would like to remind everyone that using any exploits is against our Terms of Use and will result in serious actions being taken against your account. If you discover a possible exploit, please report it to us immediately through a support ticket and do not try it out for yourself.
    Furthermore, please refrain from discussing exploits and how to reproduce them on our public forums.

    Thank you for your understanding.
     
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  2. Elisabeth Soul

    Elisabeth Soul Archer EU

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    Are you serious?


    Jokes aside, Im glad the fast response to this exploit. Thank you.
     
  3. nice meme
     
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  4. DheReaper

    DheReaper Ranger 62 EU

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    Ban Hammer <3
     
  5. Hoy

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  6. GamePois0n

    GamePois0n PootyPoot Ranger 61 NA

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  7. gurghul

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    Fast ?? Do you know how long this exploit was working?
     
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    But the question is, when or if they are actually going to punish players who exploited this bug all the time. Investment banking bug was gated by a lot of actual money and cash shop items. This exploit is something that is free, any player can do it, it is starting to sound pretty common, and theres likely many people who have been doing it for many months, which if they know what they are doing can earn them billions of silver more then players who follow the TOS.

    The GM also said it was very easy for them to detect it, so I hope that they do and don't go easy on them just because the amount of people who probably used this bug to their advantage.

    Basically, Please ban them or delete their gear or something or else it just shows that breaking TOS is okay if a lot of people do it.

    Also to add, this has been in the game since release ... So this isn't a fast response.
     
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  9. Lorthor

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    Okay so... thats the second exploit with workers? Lets be honest.... you didnt even 'finished' your job with people who did exploit last bug which was putting multiple workers at node (investment banks) and made bilions. And here we go again... ban hammer for ALL of them WHEN? Whats the point for us non-cheating players to play this game if we want to be competetive? I sometimes grind whole weekend to get as much cash as I can while they just cheat and get cash like that in day or two drinking cola and eating pizza? WE didnt agreed to that (the valuable community) when we started playing. You guys either really start doing something with that or just tell us you are allowing exploits so I can stop playing this game for good and my money will stay in my pocket.
     
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  11. RedBulliChain

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    "NEW EXPLOIT" lol. This exploit is since the release of this game.
     
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  12. WinningFob

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    who cares about workers... Striker awakening when ?
     
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  13. Shirolicious

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    Painful exploit to be honest, but as you mentioned its easily detectable if you are able to quickly go through millions of player logs. Each worker task with its stats, distance, level and color has a specific set of time before he can get his item...

    Also, there is no reason not to perma ban people who used this exploit, because people using this did so on purpose...

    Good thing you responded so fast... Not so good that your waiting till next Wednesday to patch it instead of applying a hotfix inmediately though. Though, anyone stupid enough to use the exploit right now must wish their account gone for sure.

    Im playing this game for 2 months now, and since playing I have heard of 2 big exploits :p
    its going well so far.. :)
     
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  14. Xar

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    If I recall correctly, this particular thing wasn't possible all this time whatever they did on the 14th allowed this to be possible, there is no way it's been out since launch otherwise you would of seen ALOT of people spamming pen attempts without any "personal" cooldown theres also no way this would go undetected for a year. Lets just give them the benefit of the doubt and assume this occured because of the last update.

    And can we stop this pitch fork **** about them not banning anyone, just because one streamer was given a false postive ban everyone has their panties in a twist and are claiming that no one was banned for the previous node exploit.

    CHILL.
     
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    Will people actually get banned because of this? Or can they cry on stream and get their account back and not lose any of the ill gotten gains? No one, no matter how popular should be allowed to use a pure exploit like these and not get perma banned, but streamer privilege seems pretty rampant since the beginning of the game (Mark of shadows bug, Buy back ogre ring bug, Gold bar duping bug). Several large steamers/Guild leaders who came from KR/read up on early bugs abused them and were not punished, nor lost their items :thinking: No names but im sure everyone knows who.
     
  16. Beeso

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    Try-hards will be try-hards.

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  18. Cyber_Day

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    Except it wasn't a false positive, it he did it at LEAST once to "test" it to see if it worked LOL, and i seriously doubt it was just once.
     
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    there was an event a long time ago that was bugged and wouldnt start unless you changed the time on your pc, dont remember what it was atm tho
     
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    so we gonna get a refund?
     

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