Earlier this week, gamers of DC Universe Online had been granted an replace that introduced again the Witching Hour occasion, alongside Daybreak’s fall sale with discounted respecs, catalysts, and magnificence gadgets, and 75% off character advances. Unfortunately, it will seem that this sale received off on the flawed foot because of a pricing error for a pack… and gamers are being punished for it.
A discussion board thread attracts consideration to the problem, exhibiting the Atlantean Pack listed on sale for 1 Daybreak Cash. This pack bundles collectively (amongst different issues) 15 Stabilizers and 100 Source Marks, that are gadgets used to open lockboxes and forex used to buy gear respectively, and that prompted a glut of rewards that was doubtless not supposed when some gamers purchased them – plenty of them, time and again.
“This situation is not great,” wrote the sport’s senior group supervisor. “As in similar situations, the tradeable nature of the rewards makes it difficult to undo all of the damage. We will do what we can, however.”
The reply later notes that mitigating that harm would apparently contain suspending accounts “indefinitely” whereas the devs “assess possible next steps.”
The state of affairs has ignited a small tinderbox of controversy, with some gamers arguing that individuals took benefit of the error and likened it to an exploit, whereas others argue that the error was made by Dimensional Ink and gamers shouldn’t need to bear the brunt of the studio’s failure. “Imagine punishing the customers for a mistake that you, as the business made,” reads one reply on the discussion board. “We are the ones who keep your game up and running, by spending money each day/month.”
As of this writing, DCUO has but to stipulate the beforehand referenced subsequent steps, and the discussion board thread that highlighted the problem noticed replies apparently clipped and the thread finally locked to additional posts.