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Last month, controversy hit MapleStory Europe when double-xp cards lasting for 90 days, instead of the intended 24 hours, were accidentally placed in the cash shop during the new year sale. The latest issue to hit MapleStory Europe has done serious and potentially irrecoverable damage to the game's economy. The exploit involved the Chief Bandit and Shadower classes, which both have a skill called "Meso Guard". This causes them to lose mesos, the game's currency, when hit instead of hitpoints.
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if (dmgTaken > 0) {
currPlayer.subMoney(dmgTaken);
}

That's all that's needed to keep this kind of exploit from occurring.......

Also, no server rollback??? Really? This sounds like a poorly coded and even worse managed pos of a game.
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Always felt that game was a major POS.
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if (dmgTaken > 0) {
currPlayer.subMoney(dmgTaken);
}

That's all that's needed to keep this kind of exploit from occurring.......

Also, no server rollback??? Really? This sounds like a poorly coded and even worse managed pos of a game.
Basically, every place that is on the receiving end of a client's packets needs to check for problems with that data, otherwise you're just asking to fail.
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Basically, every place that is on the receiving end of a client's packets needs to check for problems with that data, otherwise you're just asking to fail.
This. You should NEVER EVER EVER EVER trust the client.
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Just the name "Maplestory" alone is enough for me not to want to play it.
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It had a good run.
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I am surprised it lasted this long...
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-nuff said.
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