Why would heads roll and public statements be made? Fix the bug, do rollbacks/remove the illicitly obtained ectos/profits, nothing else is needed (including bans).
And give everyone a free pass to abandon personal responsibility in the process.
It's not like they didn't warn people with the karma exploit back then. When everyone considered them soft (so did I) for not only allowing those players back in - but giving them that ridiculous little slap on the wrist and hope THEY remove their bounty by themselves.
Now they acted upon their "last warning" stance and I, personally - despite having one person of our guild involved, really appreciate them to act on their promise with perma bans.
PS.: Do you even have the shadow of an idea how hard removing illicitly obtained profit is? I mean - you're basically in to track every single transaction, remove the gold from the ectos they sold from players who are completely innocent in this - just because they happened to buy ectos from one of those jerks.
Maybe they crafted their legendaries or god knows what in the meanwhile with those ectos they bought, born from that particular exploit - what are you gonna do? Dismantle that by-passers legendary and pull out the ectos leaving them a note in their mail?
Sorry, but then you'd have to roll-back entire server landscapes affecting ALL players, just for the folly of those 200 (!) people who were banned rightfully. Not really feasible, is it?
Edited by Illein, 11 January 2013 - 11:24 AM.