Sarah Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
Hello, Everyone,

As many of you might be aware, especially those who play on US1, there is currently a gold exploit in the game.

The absurd amounts of gold being pumped onto the server have caused prices in the Auction House to skyrocket. This drastic inflation is extremely damaging to the health and economy of the game.

We have been doing mass removals of ill-gotten gold, and will continue to do so.

This forum post is to officially let you know that between now and the time we implement a permanent fix for the exploit, all ill-gotten gold will be removed regularly. So if you wake up one morning, and all of your gold is gone, now you know why.

Please be aware of the following:
  • If you are making a profit from the exorbitant prices in the Auction House, then you are receiving ill-gotten gold and we will take it.
  • If you accept a trade from a player who gives you an exorbitant amount of gold, then that is ill-gotten gold and we will take it.
  • If a player emails you an exorbitant amount of gold and you accept it, then that is ill-gotten gold and we will take it.
Players who inadvertently receive ill-gotten gold need to please submit a CS ticket and provide us with the relevant details.

If you enjoy this game, and would prefer not to see it damaged, then please do not profit from those who are exploiting it.

Players who repeatedly have ill-gotten gold taken by us, will face temporary to permanent bans.

And once again, just to make this point extremely clear, we will be removing all ill-gotten gold until the fixes have been implemented.

Thanks, Everyone.
 
Platform
PC
It saddens me that this has to be done. I understand that it has to be done, but it saddens me that people think that they can get away with this sort of behavior.

It also angers me. Devs have to spend a lot of time trying to figure this out, when they COULD be spending that time making the game better for all of us. Good luck Otters!!
 

Woodlenelf

Grand Shaman
Characters
Starfoxnes
Platform
Android
Its very sad that a group of people want to harm a community and a server. Punishment needs to happen which is sad and ive seen far more happen to people in other games. Ive seen a game company sue the hackers before, that put game currency in a game illegally and botting. The otters are allot nicer fyi.

Sad time and resources was spent on this instead of the quality of life .

Thank you Devs!!
 

AirAmy222

Huntress
Characters
ToughKitty, TKO1, Furrball
Platform
iOS
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Could you please explain “exorbitant” amounts? Say I have a friend who needs gold and I send them 2000g, is that exorbitant or ill-gotten? Can we send gold from one toon to an alt toon? I am thinking that this may be a case of very high amounts of gold sent, but what do we have to watch out for? If I buy a legendary weapon on ah for 3000g, is that ok? Or if i sell one that is in demand for that amount And it’s purchased? What about crown-item sellers? Most sell crown items for cost. Could you please give some examples of how this is getting abused? Thank you
 

Freya-Sensei

Grand Priestess
Royal Guardian
Characters
Freya Sensei
Platform
Android
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¿Podría explicar las cantidades "exorbitantes"? Digamos que tengo un amigo que necesita oro y le envío 2000g, ¿eso es exorbitante o mal habido? ¿Podemos enviar oro de un toon a un toon alternativo? Estoy pensando que este puede ser un caso de grandes cantidades de oro enviadas, pero ¿de qué debemos estar atentos? Si compro un arma legendaria en ah por 3000 g, ¿está bien? ¿O si vendo uno que está en demanda por esa cantidad y se compra? ¿Qué pasa con los vendedores de artículos de coronas? La mayoría vende artículos de la corona por su precio. ¿Podría dar algunos ejemplos de cómo se está abusando de esto? Gracias
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Lo que habla creo que son mas de 10 K20k Han llegado a 50k de oro a pedir en la subasta
 

13⠀

Servant of Mallok
Characters
13 and 666
Platform
Android
Could you please explain “exorbitant” amounts? Say I have a friend who needs gold and I send them 2000g, is that exorbitant or ill-gotten? Can we send gold from one toon to an alt toon? I am thinking that this may be a case of very high amounts of gold sent, but what do we have to watch out for? If I buy a legendary weapon on ah for 3000g, is that ok? Or if i sell one that is in demand for that amount And it’s purchased? What about crown-item sellers? Most sell crown items for cost. Could you please give some examples of how this is getting abused? Thank you
That's why the auction must function as such, no purchase is mandatory, however exorbitant it may be.
Questions like this only reinforce the idea that the solution approach is erroneous.
 

Halleebell

Squirrel
Characters
Hallee/Freyra
Platform
iOS, PC
Could you please explain “exorbitant” amounts? Say I have a friend who needs gold and I send them 2000g, is that exorbitant or ill-gotten? Can we send gold from one toon to an alt toon? I am thinking that this may be a case of very high amounts of gold sent, but what do we have to watch out for? If I buy a legendary weapon on ah for 3000g, is that ok? Or if i sell one that is in demand for that amount And it’s purchased? What about crown-item sellers? Most sell crown items for cost. Could you please give some examples of how this is getting abused? Thank you
Yea this was one of the things I thought of.
also will they take all gold or just the exploited gold.?
I don’t play on this server often so I don’t know all that’s happening but these were just random questions I had while reading it.
 

Sarah Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
Could you please explain “exorbitant” amounts? Say I have a friend who needs gold and I send them 2000g, is that exorbitant or ill-gotten? Can we send gold from one toon to an alt toon? I am thinking that this may be a case of very high amounts of gold sent, but what do we have to watch out for? If I buy a legendary weapon on ah for 3000g, is that ok? Or if i sell one that is in demand for that amount And it’s purchased? What about crown-item sellers? Most sell crown items for cost. Could you please give some examples of how this is getting abused? Thank you
An "exorbitant" amount, for example, would be 100k gold in a single transaction.

Yesterday, off of one player, I removed over 800k gold they'd received in a single day.
 

Zaphyra

Master Villager
Characters
Retired
Platform
Android, PC
I'm so sorry you have to waste your time chasing down cheaters and hackers, but thanks for all your hard work to protect our game and community. 🙏❤
 

Sarah Otter

Mad Otter Games
Developer
That's why the auction must function as such, no purchase is mandatory, however exorbitant it may be.
Questions like this only reinforce the idea that the solution approach is erroneous.
Right now, we have two priorities: to remove the false gold off of US1, and to fix the exploit. Until we fix the exploit, any gold we remove is non-negotiable.

Once the exploit has been fixed, and the economy on US1 is once again stable, then those of you who truly feel that hard earned gold was unjustly taken from you, then you may submit a CS ticket, and we will review every single gold transaction that you've done in the past two months and go from there.

But until then, the removal of gold is non-negotiable.
 

AirAmy222

Huntress
Characters
ToughKitty, TKO1, Furrball
Platform
iOS
An "exorbitant" amount, for example, would be 100k gold in a single transaction.

Yesterday, off of one player, I removed over 800k gold they'd received in a single day.
Thank you. I kind of figured it was really high amounts, but just needed clarification so us “little guys” didn’t have our transaction gold taken. Much appreciated!
 
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Mari

Eldritch Huntress
Royal Guardian
Characters
TheOaK
Platform
Android, PC, Steam
Tyvm Sarah! Would be good to attach up above what is a big amount, so people would know faster and be aware about it. And tyvm again, this was killing us.
 
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Mari

Eldritch Huntress
Royal Guardian
Characters
TheOaK
Platform
Android, PC, Steam
Right- we can't post an exact amount, because then the gold exploiters would know exactly how much to send without catching our attention.
If you're doing normal activities, then you have nothing to worry about.
Got it!
 

13⠀

Servant of Mallok
Characters
13 and 666
Platform
Android
Please developer, don't delete my comment again, it's important and relevant to the community.

Unfortunately, I know the people who did it very well.
We (me and some friends) denounced this act almost 1 month ago and it was not given due attention.
Now, this act has damaged everyone's natural game, and there are many innocent people yes. Even if the prices are exorbitant, it's still an auction, and it should work as such. Punishing innocent people to ZERO gold, without even having enough gold for a simple trip, I see as a flawed justice.

As already said, there are innocent people, generalizing to everyone who bought and resold something at the auction without a conscience, is the same as arguing that everyone who participates in a war is guilty.

I suggest rethinking and formulating a better solution, as it is a lack of respect not only with those affected, but with the community in general.
 
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cualquiernombre

Citizen
Platform
PC
The worst action the mods could have taken is to remove the gold, but banning players is excessive, there are level 1 players with more than 5k and they did nothing just to keep them playing, they did not give a warning like other times and they did a sanction in front of them, what logic do they have? In the case of the auction would have been better to disable it at the beginning if they knew this was happening not wait for the great part was selling and earning gold that way to just act and spoil the game, they were just waiting for several to buy and sell to generate some absurd sanctions if the mods leave much to be desired with this action.
 
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