For those who aren’t aware - some people, intentionally or unintentionally have received multiple founders packs. Generally the ones they purchased just appeared again ready for claim, and they could continue to claim them as many times as they liked.
This means some players got 18 character slots ($10/each) for free, dupes of platinum founder skins for every class (which are sellable on the marketplace), dupes of every mount colour, and so on.
AGS have stated: “For those that are fearing action taken against their accounts, we are aware that this is a bug and will not be punishing those who who were affected.”
That’s fair enough as some people did honestly not intend to exploit this, but just received two founders packs and claimed a second out of confusion.
Some people however claimed as many as they liked and now have all the contents multiplied by however main times they exploited this.
If AGS were to remove all founders pack rewards from the game, then re-send them (assuming the dupe bug has been fixed), this would solve two problems at once.
First, the dupe is fixed. This means that the players who exploited this won’t be able to sell their duped rewards and make way more gold than intended. The founders packs used exclusivity as a marketing point, which has gone down the gutter. If they remove and re-send them, the exclusivity returns.
Second, those who regret their server choice but feel stuck because they already claimed their founders packs on a server would be able to re-roll on another server and claim their founder packs properly on the server of their choice.
This might be particularly applicable for EU players who accidentally rolled on a server that had been unofficially claimed by a specific nationality that are now being openly toxic to anyone not speaking the language on the server that they “own”.
This would also give people a chance to re-roll off servers that have enormous queues, which are only going to get worse when f2p launches on Friday, possible splitting up friend groups and guilds.
AGS have a rough history with dupe bugs due to the shenanigans that happened in New World - please don’t let it happen again.
Thanks for reading, thoughts?