The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt's first expansion Hearts of Stone brings with it a humorous reference to a popular money exploit.

The expansion sends a taxman, the knowingly-named Walthemor Mitty, to collect "undeclared income," referencing several of the game's now-patched money exploits.

"Have you ever at any time engaged in the wholesale trade of rawhide in the White Orchard area?" the taxman asks.

He continues, "During the current fiscal year, have you engaged in the acquisition of bivalves with the express intention of selling pearls therein?"

And concludes: "Have you ever unlawfully acquired another man's movable goods, chattels? Meaning, have you ever waltzed into someone's home and taken something without their permission?"

Answering "yes" to all three questions nets players a 1000-crown fine.

Previously, developer CD Projekt Red had punished players trying to use the "cow" exploit (where cows in a certain spot would respawn after meditation, granting an infinite quantity of valuable cowhide) by dropping a giant bovine troll on them.

Hearts of Stone is out now.