Also this would have been a good way to handle this scenario, but it requires, “The team can reliably get information into the patch notes.” (See my previous information on how you can accomplish that.)
“There is a gold reward exploit we had to fix hastily so our economic adjustments related to Epic Tasks are not threatened. We did not get to test it thoroughly, so we need you to pay attention to your gold rewards. If they seem far outside your expectations, please report those expectations here. We have what we want in mind, and if you help us find the places where rewards are way off base we promise we will fix it Soon™️. If you find the exploit and report it then I’m sorry but we’re not fixing that.”
What it does that didn’t happen:
- Announce there is a problem that has been solved.
- Admit that the solution didn’t receive the QA you might like it to have.
- Set player expectations that gold rewards might have been reduced, and that the dev team wants to fix it as soon as they can.
I think the only bickering that would’ve happened in that thread would be:
- Players bickering with each other about if this or that practice is an exploit.
- Players bickering with each other about if the rewards for this or that method are actually appropriate.
- Players bickering because someone whined about the nerf when it’s VERY clear from the post the devs know it’s a bad situation and want to fix it.
The natural state of players is we fight amongst ourselves. It’s when we get a common enemy things get out of hand.