Yesterday we had an incident on the server. Some players were caught exploiting a bug in one of our plugins to duplicate items. This is quite a serious thing to us because something like this can ruin an economy very quickly.
Thankfully the staff were alerted to suspicious activity quite early and were able to ban the offenders and remove the duplicated items from the server. The plugin that was affected by the exploit has been updated and is no longer affected.
I am making this post because it is very important for you to understand our position on cheating. If you find an exploit or a cheat which you know gives you something you shouldn’t have such as unlimited items or money then you need to inform a staff member immediately.
If you do this, you will not be scolded, in-fact you will be rewarded through our exploit reward program. Finding exploits allows us to improve the server and we are very thankful when you help us shore up security issues. Not just things that affect the economy but things related to our online websites, our forums, our card system, you get the point 🙂
The important thing to remember is that if you don’t tell a staff member then you may get banned because when we do find out about an exploit we have a considerable amount of logs to assist us in any investigations and those will show your involvement.
We log not just the blocks you place, the buttons you press, the doors you access, the shops you create, the items you purchase, or the money you give to other players but also the commands you use, the messages you send, even the positions from within the game that you interacted with our plugins are logged.
This means you won’t get away with it, once exploits are found we look back at our logs and we always find those who benefited from an exploit/cheat. Remember playing on our server is a privilege that we afford you, it is not a right, we can and will remove your access to our game servers if we feel the need. I do not want to see any of you losing access to your builds or our unique social atmosphere just to get a few extra Diamonds, Cards or Rennies.
Thank you for reading this post, I know for many of you it doesn’t apply but for those that it does I hope it leaves an impression.