To quote my thread, unfortunately the staff are not superhuman. Do you know how many people abused these bugs? The damage is IRREPARABLE, because if it was we wouldn't be having this conversation.
Leveling is so easy in this game compared to many others, using the right technique someone can reach Level 60 within a day. And yes, people are willing to give up their characters and items to better the game as a whole?
If you wish to keep your items that is your choice - but sadly if we just leave things as they are there won't be a functioning or fun server to play on regardless. All people wish to reset for the greater good, including people with hundreds of hours in the game, just like you or with even more hours.
They don't need to be super humans, they also took too much time to do something agains't these people, perhaps because Daneos don't trust in people when it comes to this project? and that's our fault?, leveling requires a lot of time, farming requires even more.
When i started playing pob back in 2016, i did it knowing that a wipe was on the way and even knowing this i just leveled 5 chars to level 70 and farmed a lot.
The leveling in a day technique it's a just a lie, you can't do that on your own with fresh start, except that someone else carries you and still it wouldn't be possible unless these other person it's really op, has multiple chars to clear dungeons and all.
Level 60 upgraded armors and weapons would affect in a great measure on the first months, then it should be on pair with other people, they can track those level 70 weapons, armors and delete them, that would take more time than just a general wipe, but it's how it should be done in the first place,