I recently found a way to make money by crafting. I would purchase the mats to build a concrete doorway, craft said doorway, then sell it for a 19,800 coin profit. Not a huge profit, but some. I spent well over 5 hours crafting to afford my favorite heli, which costs 7.5 MILLION coins at the hero trader. That well over 5 very boring hours crafting.
I did not hack. A hack requires external code to affect gameplay in some fasion.
I did not exploit. An exploit is taking advantage of a bug or glitch that exists to gain something, or do something, you're normally not able to do.
I did neither of these things.
I simply used the system that the admins set in place to make money another way other than missions, ONLY to afford a extremely overpriced helicopter. EVERYTHING else I had was earned the usual way. Someone saw me flying in the heli, as soon as I purchased it, and asked how I got it after only 14 hours of server time. I told everyone exactly how I did it. When I log back in after a couple days (work) I find my base destroyed, my virtual garage cleaned out (which contained all my other vehicles besides just my AH-11 Wildcat) and all coins I had on my person and bank taken away. Basically everything I had worked for was taken.
I have no messages on the forums here, no one bothered to talk to me about it. I do not cheat at games, I do not hack, I do not exploit. I didn't even accept offers for help when I was first starting on the server, as I like to earn my stuff myself.
But the admins chose to take everything away without even bothering to talk to me about it. If they had talked to me and told me their reasons that they felt I had taken advantage of their system in some way, then I would not have had any problem giving up my favorite heli to make them feel better. But instead they arbitrarily took everything away.
If this is how you treat your players, then I'm sorry, but I will not accept that. I did enjoy your server and I had hoped to spend some time there, but you've left me no choice but to abandon your server and find another that has some respect for their players. Good luck, have fun, and I hope that you find a way to treat your other players better.