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We are temporarily disabling Leaderboards for the next few hour for backend AWS changes. We will follow up when Leaderboards have been re-enabled.
Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Thanks for joining us today! We will provide more information on the title rewards soon!
Our testing seems to indicate this is only true for those particular dummies, but let us know if you see this anywhere else!
Hi Drexen, thanks for the post!
To directly answer the question, we have reviewed the behaviors listed and we will be taking action to cleanup and fix most issues over time. None of the listed behaviors rise to the level where we would consider them exploits, unfair or bannable behavior.
With the release of Leaderboards we have had discussions internally about the behaviors listed and decided to continue forward with the release as planned, deciding that none of the issues presented should stop either the enjoyment of our players for timed Expedition runs or Leaderboard Rewards. Leaderboards are refreshed Weekly. As changes are rolled out teams will have an opportunity to evolve new strategies.
To our community of speed runners, we want say we value the time and effort put into our game. We appreciate the question about what rises to a level of bannable behavior since it is ultimately a judgement call that needs to be determined. In the extreme - if an exploit was found that allowed players to gather the rewards from an Expedition in almost no time it would break the economy and we would need to take the Expedition offline. What would be questionable behavior is continuing to exploit something this extreme and not report it.
We expect our speedrunning community to push the boundaries of what is possible and to utilize the tactics available in game where they exist. We ask primarily for transparency, so that we can help manage any bugs that do rise to the level where we need to take larger action like hotfixes or in the extreme red button removal of an expedition.
Thank you very much for the question, and the specifics.
This has been resolved and all impacted users should no longer have a cooldown. Thank you for your patience!
I’ve grabbed these videos and we’ll take a look, thank you!
Do you have any additional information on what might have happened before to trigger this? We have reports, but are unable to repro, so any additional information to nail this one down is incredibly helpful! Sorry to hear about this.
Thank you, we’ll get that link updated. For now, here’s the most recent list below. As a note, these are updated as a new patch comes out, but doesn’t necessarily indicate what has been reported in the meantime. It is also not all inclusive. We are looking into a way to be able to better track known issues!
Thanks for alerting us to this, we’re aware and looking into it!
Thank you for reporting. We’re looking into what’s going on with that third swing.
I’ll get eyes double checking this! Apologies for the miss on this thread.
Can you check to see if you have all the required items to craft in your inventory?
The war auto-finished unexpectedly without ocurring while we were manually pushing through the merc restrictions, despite previous tests. While it provided us valuable data as is the goal of the PTR, it obviously is unfortunate that we weren’t able to quickly resolve this when everyone logged in to play. While a different issue than the last time we hosted a War in PTR, we respect this has now happened twice to players and it’s not a great moment. We’re going to take significant steps to avoid it in the future.
As for this thread, while I appreciate some of the feedback that’s come from it, it’s also encouraging dissent without the community in the original post, so I’m going to go ahead and close it. Please refrain from being rude to one another and keep your feedback civil!
Hi everyone! Apologies that we weren’t able to get the war kicked off, there were some backend issues, but that’s part of the reason behind PTR - testing! For those that joined, you will still be rewarded your title at a later date. We will provide more information on timing when available!
Uh oh, that’s not good. I’ve got eyes on this, thank you! In the meantime, you might want to open up a ticket with support.