S2Sell recently made some remarks about an upcoming account progress wipe.
“We have been paying close attention to player feedback when it comes to Crafting and Pets. Changes are coming to our progression systems and as demanded, Gems will be available for purchase!
Due to the magnitude of these changes we will be doing a wipe or “Hard Reset” to your accounts. This means starting everyone off on a clean slate and all account progression will be removed. There will be no more Hard Resets coming after this. We wanted to make sure you were in the loop before we execute this which is why we have had it noted in the FAQ at the start of Closed Beta, and why we are letting you know now that it is fast approaching.
Any resources you obtain afterwards will be permanently gained on your account. So after the Hard Reset consider your accounts the ones that you will carry progression from into Open Beta and then ultimately the release of Strife.
Players found willfully abusing any systems within the game after the Hard Reset will be the only ones in danger of losing any resources or their account itself! This should help reduce toxicity further by giving players more of a feeling of dedication to their accounts.
We will still be improving and testing systems as time moves on in the Beta. We may do what’s called a “Soft Reset” to help test further changes. This means that if we press the reset button, you will be refunded any resources you have earned to spend again, rather than starting all over again. We will of course keep these to a minimum if any at all. If we ever determine the need to change or remove a resource, we will ensure you get an equivalent return!
So what changes are coming to crafting and pet progression in the next patch? Let’s just say that the resources gained after the Hard Reset will have more impact and won’t be the only things that are permanent!”
While I’ll be sad to say goodbye to my many legendary items and fully leveled pets, I look forward to trying out the skins *cough* Tron Minerva *cough* and a more even playing field for all the newcomers.