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Cryptic has been forced to roll back Neverwinter‘s servers seven hours following a major exploit over the weekend which allowed players to obtain billions in Astral Diamonds, one of the game’s main currencies.

The company took the servers down yesterday to investigate the issue and found that the only way to repair the damage was to roll back the servers, meaning that players lost all progress between 5:20am PDT and 12:20pm PDT.

“Rather than let the malicious efforts of a few unsavory players linger and continually impact the game’s economy and balance as we progress through these later stages of Open Beta, we have made the extremely difficult decision to rollback Neverwinter to a time shortly before the abuse and exploitation began,” the developer wrote on the game’s forum.

“This means that roughly seven hours of progress made between 5:20 AM and 12:20 PM Pacific Time will be lost to all players. For that, we do sincerely apologize.

“Rest assured, the issue has been corrected and we have taken appropriate action against all players who took advantage of the bug, including but not limited to enforcing permanent bans.”

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Neverwinter Servers Rolled Back Seven Hours Following Astral Diamonds Exploit

By Matthew Bennett | 05/20/2013 09:55 AM PT

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Cryptic has been forced to roll back Neverwinter‘s servers seven hours following a major exploit over the weekend which allowed players to obtain billions in Astral Diamonds, one of the game’s main currencies.

The company took the servers down yesterday to investigate the issue and found that the only way to repair the damage was to roll back the servers, meaning that players lost all progress between 5:20am PDT and 12:20pm PDT.

“Rather than let the malicious efforts of a few unsavory players linger and continually impact the game’s economy and balance as we progress through these later stages of Open Beta, we have made the extremely difficult decision to rollback Neverwinter to a time shortly before the abuse and exploitation began,” the developer wrote on the game’s forum.

“This means that roughly seven hours of progress made between 5:20 AM and 12:20 PM Pacific Time will be lost to all players. For that, we do sincerely apologize.

“Rest assured, the issue has been corrected and we have taken appropriate action against all players who took advantage of the bug, including but not limited to enforcing permanent bans.”

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About Matthew Bennett

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89