With great grief, I must announce to you all that I have decided to remove the Santa hats from the Cash Shop. Entirely.
It has come to my attention, that there was an unseen flaw in the items that virtually nobody had noticed; The Yuki version of the Santa Hat was vendorable for 20s. You can guess what happens next, right? Place an item for free in the cash shop, which can be vendored for silver... and this happens :
Luckily, the abuse on this situation was not widespread. We only have a handful of users who have "tested" or abused this exploit.
The following users have benefitted from the exploit :
Quantum / GodOfWar / Turbulenta : 142 times
xKisa / zKisa : 292 times
While these users have abused the issue, they have also come forward on their own to report the issue before we found it out on our own. (Had they not come clean, they would have likely received a permanent ban from our game.)
This amount of gold actually accounts for about 20% of the gold in the current economy.
I have currently given the two oneopportunity to slide on the issue. Both users will be required to pay back all the gold they have received from the exploit, or will face action against their accounts.
We really find issues like these sad, and do hope that if the situation arises to you guys, that you will simply report it instead of abuse it. We only give each unique player one chance to redeem themselves. It is better to not ruin your image.
In the meantime, we have permanently removed the santa hats from the shop. We will keep you all updated.