Published on May 20th, 2013 | by George X.0
Neverwinter Back Online With a Seven-Hour Rollback
Early Sunday morning a very small group of players discovered and abused a game exploit within the Neverwinter Open Beta that affected the Auction House and Astral Diamonds. As a result there was a huge influx of billions of gold and Astral Diamonds that totally broke the games economy.
Neverwinter servers where brought down for emergency maintenance in order to fix the damage this exploit caused to the in-game economy, PWE implemented a necessary rollback of their servers to 5:20 AM PDT morning of May 19, 2013. This means that characters have been reverted to the state they were in at that time, pre-exploit damage. That includes items, level, experience, etc.
“Unfortunately, in order to properly fix this exploit, that progress has, by necessity, been lost. We know how much that progress means to all Neverwinter players, though, so we’re putting together a package to thank everyone for their support. We plan to distribute this towards the middle or end of this coming week, possibly on Friday 5/24.” says Noel “Dezstravus” Holmes, Community Team Manager of PWE.
There is a very detailed FAQ released on Neverwinter Official Forums, detailing the rollback and real-money purchases during the rollback time.