Honestly, it’s this level of straight-up arrogance that has me more upset than the nerf itself.
If there was a legitimate exploit and it was allowed to continue for years, that’s on the devs, not on the players. A cheating player is a cheating player, but failure to cut off the cheat in a timely manner, to the point where it’s possible the behavior could have been considered to be condoned or normalized specifically because of the lack of action falls squarely on the devs.
I understand that they’re frustrated. We don’t know the entire story. It’s entirely possible that 505 called them to the carpet about not fixing this sooner and forced them to prioritize it, throwing their entire development cycle into the trash, or obligating the team to work a ton of overtime because of deadlines, or what say you. That kind of thing pisses people off and frustrates them.
That doesn’t make any less unprofessional to take it out on their customers.