Recently, Easy Studios added an update to BFP4F which let players customize their weapons and buy upgrades. Among these were Legacy weapon attachments, which many users paid money for. The Legacy upgrades however brought with them balance issues, which are the leading cause of drama on forums in games most of the time. In an ideal world you would alter the stats of these weapons or make upgrades easier to get in order the solve this, but what they did is of questionable legality at best.
Easy Studios realized their number crunching didn’t go as well as they had hoped, and took the legacy attachments along with the update. Let me reiterate that, people paid money for these items and they were taken away by force. I’m certain that breaks a law somewhere.
Players who have previously purchased these will have to buy new attachments from a new catalog, meaning they will have to spend their money again. The backlash from the community on the official forums for BFP4F is staggering with one thread spanning 3400 posts. The developers have said that those who purchased the items will be getting what they call +3 weapons which are much more powerful than the base weapons, and can be upgraded as you see fit.
As far as I’m concerned, this is theft. Plain and simple. That’s right, theft. You gave someone something for money and then took it back without any form of immediate compensation.