• Neverwinter Auction House Taken Offline Due to Exploit

    After an exploit involving Cheat Engine allowed players to dupe Astral Diamonds, which could then be converted into Zen, the Gateway, or Neverwinter's Auction House was taken offline. While the Neverwinter team reacted quickly, there has been no announcement of the actions they plan to take to restore the damage caused other than a forum post explaining how they will be "taking action" against accounts that "utilized" this exploit. Many players feel that a roll-back might be the best move to make, but they would likely face a good amount of backlash from a rollback as well.

    When exploits such as this are found, the consequences to the gameplay can often be game-breaking, and frankly, exciting to execute. When Diablo 3 had it's Auction house dupe happen, Blizzard was able to handle the situation relatively well-- by taking all of the RMAH profits of banned accounts and donating it. But will Neverwinter be as hasty and crafty? Residue from a dupe often lingers from accounts not being banned or identified, and with Neverwinter still being such a new game, the potential for exploits of this caliber are to be expected, but may very well affect the game's world for a lasting period of time.

    While it appears that the Gateway is back online now, what do you think the Neverwinter Team over at Perfect World should do to fix the problem, and if you executed the exploit yourself, what are your plans?
    Comments 2 Comments
    1. 1kaotik1's Avatar
      1kaotik1 -
      This is the first time i am hearing about this exploit. I have been playing neverwinter, but not frequently enough to know about such exploit, and since i have not touched the neverwinter section here yet.. any way.

      I dont know how perfect world didnt think about cheat engine... but this seems cool. just think of the accounts that dont get banned from this... so.. many.. diamonds...
    1. corererr's Avatar
      corererr -
      The Accounts are all irrelevant. The damage is already done. Banning doesn't cure the problem, it is just a insulation of the problem. To say "we have done something" to the folks. I managed to exploit this from the beginning. I have several accounts, exploited on Account A and B transferred it to legit new Accounts C and D. Give many items to normal Player, too. If they want "ban" then they must literally ban all accounts which were affected of this. They cant do anything do against this. There are still some players, who didnt think so far - exploited with the main account just for themselves. Its Okey. But there is a high Chance that they will lose their Account and then they have nothing.
      I think i will lose some Accounts, which exploited thousands of millions of dias - But whatever...the damage is done. When they react like Blizzard, it would be very great. I sold many dias to some sellers...it is and was a win-win situation for us.
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