Regarding Illegitimate Waymarks in Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage) (Sep. 12)

We have confirmed a situation in which waymarks are being placed outside of the battle area in Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage) through the use of third-party tools and other illegitimate means. We would like to explain the views of the Development and Operations teams regarding this situation, with consideration of the mechanisms of waymarks.

■ Regarding the Waymark System

Waymarks are markers that can be placed on the field, and therefore can only be placed when they are in contact with the ground.

When placing individual waymarks, they are validated by whether or not they are in contact with the ground; if they are not, then the waymark cannot be placed. However, in the case of duties where the battle area changes during combat, players are permitted to place waymarks for the changed battlefield after completing the duty and save them to be used in the future. As such, waymark placements loaded from save slots are not validated by whether or not they are in contact with the ground.

In this case, third-party tools were used to illegitimately place waymarks at coordinates where they normally could not be placed. This placement was then saved and loaded by different players, resulting in the circulation of waymarks with illegitimate coordinates.

Following an investigation, we have identified the original player who illegitimately placed the waymarks and will be issuing an account penalty for illicit activity.

■ Account Penalties for Using Illegitimate Waymarks

For this incident, as illegitimate waymarks can be saved or loaded without the use of third-party tools or other illicit means, and may be difficult for players to distinguish their legitimacy, we will not be issuing account penalties for the use of illegitimate waymarks which were saved and loaded via the waymark feature.

Moving forward, however, should you come across illegitimate waymarks placed outside of the battle area or any location where they cannot be placed through proper means even after the battle area has changed, we ask that you do not save or load them. We also ask that you delete any such waymarks you may have saved. At this time, all waymarks placed outside the battle area at the start of the battle for Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage) contain illegitimate coordinate data.

■ Future Implementations

As the illegitimate waymark data is already in circulation and has provided an unfair advantage to players who have saved the data, and with consideration to existing player strategies, we have decided to allow all players to place similar waymarks in Abyssos: The Seventh Circle (Savage) without relying on illicit means. Specifically, certain fields will be made slightly larger to allow for the placement of waymarks at the same coordinates through legitimate means.

We apologize that this will not be implemented immediately, as setup and testing for this will not be completed in time for Patch 6.21. We will share an update when the implementation schedule has been finalized.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding this matter.

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