Early access Pokemon-like MMO Temtem is battling through the rough waters that come with an online game release. The indie creature catching game overcame long login queues during its launch week. The next problem stepping onto the battlefield is a standard one for MMOs: cheaters and exploits. Crema said today that they’ve identified and banned 900 accounts that are “either a cheater or has abused exploits intentionally.”
Over a week ago, Temtem tweeted a friendly reminder that “using exploits, using bots or macros or using any kind of cheats/hacks,” can get you banned from the game. Naturally, some folks do it anyway. One such exploit seems to involve getting infinite Pansuns (Temtem’s in game currency) as reported by a user on Reddit. Crema say they’ve identified a chunk of cheaters, nearly 900 accounts, and have dished out permanent bans. Initially, Crema said that all bans would be final. By the way, you can buy cheap Temtem Pansun from 5mmo.com, where you can enjoy a 3% discount by using the code “5MMO”.
Temtem players were initially upset about the announcement — specifically, the language that it won’t review any ban appeals. With a ban wave as large as 900 players, it’s likely hard to assure that all of these are legitimate bans. That’s why people were relieved when, hours later, Crema repealed that initiative. Crema is asking players that want to appeal their bans to email its support team with “Ban appeal” in the subject.
“Initially, we were hesitant about instituting a ban appeal process as oftentimes hackers use it as a way to get more information to circumvent our anti-cheat,” a Crema rep told Polygon. “We only ban players that have been caught using cheats to exploit the game. Players will not get banned for running into bugs. It’s very easy for us to tell the difference.”
We’ll have a more in-depth look at the post-release state of Temtem, including the situation with cheaters and Crema’s efforts to stop them, coming soon.