29-JUN Another reckless decision or the right one?
Leveling another union noob yesterday, I noticed the smega's were exploding with quitting messages and even more grim nexon attacks.
Later in the night, it became more obvious that nexon had deleted hacked/duped items without any warning or any compensation for players.
From the thread, "This decision was made to combat hackers, discourage the usage of exploited equipment, and address an issue with the game's state of balance caused by these items."
Now I think the general basis behind trying to restore some balance and discourage hacked items is great. However, I certainly do not believe that this is not the way to handle it. If you ask me, I would have no way of knowing whether something that's in someone's shop/auction house is hacked/duped or not. For me to spend years to save up enough mesos to buy an item only to have it deleted would be pretty upsetting to me. Whether it was the time spent or real money spent. Using money to buy items have been unpunished for so long that it's almost become a standard in this game. To one day just say "nope" is a pretty low blow, especially if you consider how much some items even sell for in USD.
So I wanted to ask, what do you guys think about how Nexon's handling this?
Moving forward, I'm sure the worlds will become considerably more silent and less trades/purchases happening. Instead of punishing everyone who holds the items, punish the people who are actually creating said items.