Taking advantage of a dev mistake is, by definition, an exploit.
There is no way the devs INTENDED everyone to be able to max out their plat in a day. That's what common sense tells me.
However, since the devs did nothing Monday or Tuesday to fix or even talk about the problem, I don't care what they intended anymore. If they ban people over this, they're scum.
It was integrity to not abuse the system over the weekend when it was possible the devs were unaware of the issue...
I'm not so sure one should be proud of their restraint on Monday and Tuesday. One can't help feeling a little bit like a fool for not loading up...
I never farmed for gems, but I did trade in all my remaining gems for doubloons (and doubloons for rods) last night... I made about 700k plat. I wasn't going to abuse the event, but I wasn't going to throw away 700k plat either.
Part of me feels like a fool for not loading up 40 million plat. Part of me is glad I didn't.
All of me is mad at the devs for allowing this to happen, and continue to happen, even after they were aware of the problem.