Gold dupe exploits have been a problem in World of Warcraft, but Blizzard has revealed a new stopgap fix for them. The exploit was meant to be fixed with patch 7.3, which didn’t come out until late December due to the holidays and it is being released now. What’s next?
This one goes in the “this is why we can’t have pleasant things” category: While you were asleep, the situation in Amazon’s New World deteriorated.
Amazon said last night that it was “temporarily prohibiting all kinds of wealth transfer between players” as a temporary move to prevent a continuing gold scam that exploited slowness and connectivity concerns. Players were unable to transmit cash, trade with other players, or withdraw funds from their treasuries as a result.
However, it seems that this solution has simply aggravated the situation. Town upgrading is still available, according to the widely upvoted Reddit post, and players are now unwittingly duping gold via the same unsuccessful debit/reconnection mechanism, but only through such improvements.
“Apparently, if you attempt to start a town improvement, such as a kitchen upgrade, your gold is not taken away from you and the upgrade does not begin, but if you rejoin, the cost of the upgrade is added to your business pocket. “I don’t know what to say.”
Amazon hasn’t said anything about a rollback, but it has said that exploiters would be penalized and that players should avoid exploiting the new problem. Early this morning, a representative remarked, “We’ve uncovered an exploit and will be banning those who were utilizing it.” “We’ll put transactions on hold for tonight as we figure out and test a solution to the issue.” This problem will be addressed as soon as feasible with a patch. In the morning Pacific time, we’ll get another update.” (As a result, anticipate that in a few hours after this post is published.)