WHAT IS GOING ON?
If GameForge/GOA made account selling legal again, I would sell off my accounts...but that is not currently an option so I am stuck playing GOA since I cannot start all over somewhere else!
we are aware of the problems we had since yesterdays maintenance. With this post i'd like to tell you, why this happened and that we are working on finding a solution for the problems the bug caused.
First: The reason!
Yesterday we applied the christmas event to our servers. For this event we had to update many entries in our database and here one error occured. One specific server message had an error that the server software could not correctly read and therefore the server crashed. We already applied a serverside hotfix for this problem not to happen anymore.
We are really sorry that this error slipped through our QA and caused such big problems in the game.
Second: What are we going to do about that?
Currently we are still analyzing our data and it is hard to tell what steps we will take since this is a real complicated matter. I hope i can tell you in the next few days what we will do exactly.
Again, we are really sorry for this situation and we will try everything that we can to prevent this in the future.
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Thank you for replying to this thread and taking it serioulsy.
1) I understand programming glitches, issues etc. are a part of the industry and do happen.
I personally think it would have been much easier on the commuinity if A) the patch was reversed until a solution was found or the game was taken down until a solution was found. But again, that is a personal opinnion from a former IT Consultant.
Also, on a side note, more communication via the forum or news would have been greatly appreciated. Having GM's post in Admin chat when people are DC'ing does not seem like a valid form of communication.
2) I appreciate you looking into the events of yesterday and the Plusing Glitch and hope GF comes up with a quick resolution. For every minute or hour that passes, the Glitched items are being used and possibly sold or traded to other players causing even more of an issue.
I have worked so very hard to come close to being able to get a +22 pvp weapon and from what everyone has told me, I still need more to be able to trade for one. I could have taken the easy way out and took advantage of yesterdays Plusing Glitch and have gotten to a major goal of mine in the game. But myself and a lot of others choose not to take advantage of the Plusing Glitch because it is wrong to do so.
I hope all the items that were plused yesterday are reverted back, or better, yet the items just removed from the game. In regards to those players and accounts that took advantage of the Plusing Glitch, action should be taken against them and an example finally made.
Again, I apologize if my frustration with GOA is showing in this post.
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