Those of us who know ARK know that wildcard can be pretty rough around the edges. These developers have left certain bugs and broken things in the game for a long time, but this one takes the cake!
In a surprise version release yesterday wildcard has announced that that have fixed an exploit that has been in the game since August of 2015, can you believe that? In the post one of their dev's made they are very vague on what the exploit actually was but eluded to the fact that people were using it to play catch up on new servers and mega tribes were using it to stay on top of busy servers.
Here is the post that was made about the exploit.
Someone said on twitter that that they figured approximately 30% of tribes, which was about 40-45% of players on all official servers were taking advantage of this exploit, which would explain why wildcard has granted amnesty to the players, as this would kill the population of their game.
We have also learned that the exploit was a way of duping items and dinosaurs to gain an advantage in the game, which would have a massive impact on official pvp servers.
It still kind of blows my mind that this has been a thing since late 2015 and is just being resolved now, post release. Maybe they can start to look at some of the larger even longer standing issues that are in the game like random baby deaths and dino gathering lag, but in all honesty I'm not getting my hopes up...
Till next time folks!