Purge meter reset, but I wasn't even on during the purge period ( solved )

Game mode: Online official
Type of issue: Bug
Server type: PvE
Region: America
Server: Official server #1522 PvE - g-portal.com

Last night, my purge meter was well above the first mark on the purge meter. My purge meter was up to the yellow arrow after the first white bar.

1522 Purge meter Screenshot 2021-01-14 113327

I didn’t play during the purge time period, but when I logged on this morning. The purge meter is completely empty. At first, I wondered if I got purged while offline, so I checked the event log:

This is very puzzling…

Please provide a step-by-step process of how the bug can be reproduced. The more details you provide us with, the easier it will be for us to find and fix the bug:

  1. Purge meter was nearly full, logged off
  2. Logged on the next day.

It’s not a bug if you go offline the purge meter will decrease the value due to inactivity and thus you have to keep playing in order to get the purge so if you log off for a long time it will be empty

I figured it out, but it is still strange behaviour.

I created a clan last night, so I guess the game has a separate purge meter for the clan vs the player?

I am the only person in the clan, so I just tried leaving the clan, and sure enough, the purge meter has returned.

1522 Purge meter for just player - Screenshot 2021-01-14 114558

What I would have expected is that the purge meter of the player creating the clan would have become the clan’s purge meter. However, now that I think about that, it could be exploited to create a clan that is about to be purged, give clan ownership to someone else, then leave the clan allowing others to get a purge without any effort.

A better model though would be to add the purge meters of the players together to compute the clan purge meter, then if a player leaves, just substract their potion from the clan purge meter.

Anyway, panic averted.

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