Steve Snow, producer of Horizons at Artifact Entertainment, has published a new State of the Game on the game's official website. Here's a bit of it:
We are always on alert for possible exploits in Horizons. There is a detailed process at the office as to how we identify what is an exploit, how we address it and then how we clean up after it. We take a similar approach for bugs that prevent progression or game play. It's really important to us that these issues get addressed in a timely manner. Typos are typos but when you can't select the Aughundell cave that's a problem. We now have a process in place that will let us address these issues faster than we have in the past.