You realize this is Top Golf making these decisions right? Top Golf doesn't care about the status of this game, certainly it doesn't matter to them if you leave or keep playing. They acquired WGT for more marketing exposure, not to further or improve the game.
Anyone who's deluded enough to think they were going to allow people to skirt their revenue generating mechanisms is just plain stupid. The glitches and scams always get killed, anyone remember the Peanut glitch?
The 150 limit is a little moronic to say the least, especially with the price of balls they're trying to gouge out of people, that'll come to a screeching halt no doubt except by the top players of course. 1K would be far more realistic a limit.
Like in all case such as this people get stupid and take it to a level where it's not sustainable and for sure going to attract the attention of those involved in the business itself. The people farming with Nox for instance, that's who you should actually be pissed at. Would TG have caught this anyway and killed it? Probably, but who knows, if it was only at a marginal scale maybe not. Never know now.
Are they going to discount gear? Well that's a silly question, in fact I can see them upping it all across the board purely out of spite.
It's comical either way, like seriously 200K in credits and you've never won an RG? Not sure people like that were thinking but, ya...