Bugs & Fairness.
I think this can be relatively brief since it’s straightforward, and you wouldn’t think it needs to be said, but of all the posts I post tonight this will somehow end up one of the most controversial I’m betting.
Bugs need to be fixed, people whom exploit these bugs routinely knowing they are glitches need to be banned. This should not be controversial, and is common practice across the entire gaming industry. It is outrageous that this needs to be said due to a proven lack of action from IDA’s team.
As much as I want new content, it is paramount to the security & credibility of the game that when a player reports a game breaking bug to IDA, which can and is being used by players to gain an unfair advantage over others, that it becomes the priority target to fix. Players quit when they think they’re being cheated and no action is being taken. I would know, I’m an alliance leader, I’ve watched it happen.
It is by no means uncommon when such bugs are found for game companies to fully bring down the servers and hotfix the bug on the spot to avoid its use to damage the game integrity. IDA may not need to go that far, but it is absurd to think such bugs have been reported in the past and weren’t fixed for months, and even then, only because of player outrage on the topic.
Many bugs exist in the game, and bugs will always exist in the game, and it is understandable that some of these will have a higher priority over others. However, these bugs which can frankly be described as exploits by the definition of the word, need to be fixed A.S.A.P.
More than that, unless IDA intends to take immediate action on fixing it, once it is discovered and reported, IDA should immediately make it clear in-game, on the discord, and on these forums that a bug relating to (insert name here) has been found, a hotfix is being developed, and that any players caught abusing this bug from now until it is fixed will be banned. Outscape is designed as an RTS game, and the only way it can maintain credibility as one is if it takes these major bugs & exploits far more seriously than it is right now.
If anyone has any thoughts or ideas on the subject feel free to comment below. This is part of my “Can we talk about this” series of forum posts. Feel free to check out the rest and share your thoughts!