This is probably the most accurate article I've read on the problems with The Division.
After the backpack glitch locked me out of my account I began to lose faith in Massive/UbiSoft (not that I had much faith in UbiSoft to begin with).
In the week and a bit I was locked out of playing the game I lost so much ground on my friends. I also lost a lot of interest for the game. I was in the process of getting 4 characters to 30. It was a good way of keeping the already stale missions relevant. Turns out, a week is a long time in gaming.
Then incursion launched with its promises of letting me play again. It did, but it launched with a massive (no pun intended) start up screen bug. You literally cannot see the character screen and simply end up having to guess which toon to play! Then the same bugs that caused the game to crash/suffer loss of sounds after a few hours creepy back in. They didn't even address them in the patch. Last I checked they haven't acknowledged it's an issue, a bit like the backpack glitch until they had NO ALTERNATIVE but to acknowledge it. Anyhow, I persevered.
I played through the daily missions, as before, trying to get PC to buy gear I wanted before losing ground, only to discover it was more expensive/harder to get/not actually useful anymore. So I attempted the Falcon Lost and failed miserably. I needed better gear. But how do I get it? It was easy to understand it before the update. Now though?
Ah, the interweb says you must go into the Dark Zone.
So off I go thinking, I'm OK in here. I'll have higher end gear in no time. Get a few extractions and I'm thinking hey, I'll be high enough soon. Then blam. I'm one shot killed by a rogue. Eh? My mates join. Bam 1 solitary rogue kills all 4 of us in about 5 seconds! WTF is going on? Then it's groups of them, everywhere. We tried our best to put up a fight, we are/were a decent group, but we couldn't even get close to killing 1, yes 1 rogue! Do lower level bullets NOT damage/kill anymore Massive? Everyone who's a higher level is an instant bullet sponge? Where's the skill in that? And more to the point: Who's fkd up decision was that?
Now I find that there's a reason me and my mates are possibly being rinsed, DPS glitch! WTF?? Seriously, you can't save people from themselves and you also can't fix stupid.
They should change the name of the game to The Divided. The game is not unplayable, yet, but it's fast heading down that road.
UbiSoft have a massive problem, actually Massive have a UbiSoft problem (see what I did there) because once a game becomes known for hacks and exploits it never shakes it off. And the only people who play it? Yup.
The Division was already known for how buggy it is, now it's getting a bad rep for it being a game of exploits. And as much as they try and save the day, each day there is a new exploit.
The problem, (from what I've heard) is the game is apparently a clusterfuck of badly written code. Most of the exploits were never removed from the testing development, hence why they're easily accessible.
NB: Games always have developer exploits to allow certain elements to be tested. But these are generally locked down way BEFORE the game ever goes gold.
So what can they do? Fix the holes and hope more don't appear. And pray. But like the author of the article, I think the damage is done.
Will I play it again? Hmmm I'd like to say Yes. If you remove the bugs/glitches/exploits it's a really good game. A game I was enjoying before the backpack glitch. I also bought the Gold edition so I'm kinda wanting to get my money's worth. But the real question is: Do I want to play it? At the moment that answer is a firm NO. I hate wasting my time, especially in games.
We shall see......