In both cases, players called for characters wipes and rollbacks, believing each exploit severe enough to merit a clean slate. But in Diablo III's case, while the studio dealt harshly with the exploiters, the developers disagreed with the need for wipes and do-overs, presumably having concluded that such drastic measures would impact the legit playerbase far more than would a dented economy.
That brings us to today's question: Are they right? How bad does an exploit have to be before character wipes and server rollbacks are absolutely necessary?
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