First off, don't worry about your exp/skill progress, the game is backupsaving so frequently that neither your char nor houses will face any crazy rollsbacks.
Second, don't worry about duping items, these crashes is not created by players directly, there's no "group" of people who crash the server to dupe millions of gp or items.
We've been monitoring item activity on daily basis and looking for possible duped items, but so far nothing dangerous has been found since we cleaned the game from the previous bank issue.
Now, to my point about the crashes..
Like a player could have asked: "Why don't you fix these ****** crashes!?!?!".
In the last month, we've had a few different types of crashes happening, and so far, all but one type have been fixed.
The one that remains, is one that seems to be incredible hard to solve, yet we're not giving up!
The crash is a memory crash, it crashes because it tries to delete something that isn't there anymore.
As you can see, the entire game is made up of memory-slots.
And at some point, one of the slots goes corrupted which crashes the whole thing.
We have logs about crashes, but they don't point towards where the source of the problem comes from.
And we yet don't have any way to reproducing the crashes.
If we had, the crash would be fixed VERY quickly.
These crashes happens frequently in Azera/Demera (very populated worlds), but rarely happens in Benera/Canera.
Benera have had 2 crashes in total, in a month, Canera have had 1 crash in a months period.
Now since how hard this one have become, I've put a $500 bounty to whoever can get closest to a solution (even a critical tip would be enough to collect that bounty, as far it's helpful in finding the problem).
Now that's a lot of money and I've had multiple C++ devs taking a look at it yet nobody has come close to an answer what's causing it and how to prevent it.
And this is where logic plays in, some people think there's people abusing the crashes, but then.. who would not share their info how they crash a game for $500?
It's near impossible to dupe anything, and if it would happen I'd know about it and the player would get deleted if it happened multiple times, or just robbed of the items, if it was a one-time thing.
What happens to you during a crash?
practically nothing, your exp/skills/inventory and even house, will still have whatever it was before the crash.
However, a crash closes the game, meaning the floor is reset, so the only thing players really lose, is lootbags.
Which is why I'd recommend people not to keep valuable items on the floor, unless they're inside a house.
Additionally, if you're online during a crash, you will be sent to your temple for your own protection.
So you don't login to a monster area that's freshly respawned and risk dying due to it.
No matter what, I will never stop looking for a solution for this issue, and I hope you can understand the huge pressure this causes towards the staff.
And I hope you can enjoy MasterCores even thou our issues, and we all hope we find a solution soon!