Well… that was brief.
We reported yesterday that character transfers between servers have been added to Amazon Games Studio’s new MMORPG. Well, it turns out this was only for a brief moment as this has now been placed on pause. This is because these transfers have caused a glitch allowing players to duplicate gold.
The bug came about after the MMORPG’s 1.0.3 update this week. It makes it, so characters don’t save properly after transferring, letting them trade gold and items to others while magically keeping it in their own pockets. Amazon has paused server transfers for the time being to work on a fix and has warned players that those caught exploiting the glitch will be banned.
After transfers went live, Amazon explained that they identified several characters who were in “an invalid data state”, preventing the character from properly saving. Players reported receiving the “Character_Persist_Failure” error code, claiming their progress reset after transferring, and some were even disconnected from the game. Others figured out that if they sent a load of gold to another player, logged off, then logged back in, both players would keep the same pile of cash.
Amazon has informed us that abusing a glitch like this is a bannable offence: “All of these transactions are logged in our database. We are reviewing them now, and any players found deliberately using this condition to gain an advantage will be banned for exploiting. We will also remove items, or gold received where appropriate.”
The developers briefly thought they’d fixed the issue and dealt with the characters stuck in this state. But as players continued to transfer over the last couple of days, it seems it’s become a more extensive ongoing problem. So, they’ve paused character transfers for now and will turn them back on when they’ve fixed the exploit.
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