I definitely agree. I do think it really is unfair for some scores to be completely wiped, however, this game is still early access and players shouldn’t expect things like that to always be permanent. In a previous suggestion for Accelerate, I pointed out that you can efficiently take every single Sunrise Isles shortcut without any boosts from melons, which people have already taken advantage of, so hopefully whenever this issue is worked on the leaderboards would also be reset.
Same thing for Ball Race, it really sucks starting levels and looking at the leaderboard on your screen only to see some absurd score for 1st place like “4 seconds,” yet if you play that level perfectly, you won’t be close. I’m still unsure if some of these scores are hacked, as I know some scores can be gotten from bugs, which I myself have a few higher up scores because of, but since these are now fixed it would be great for a leaderboard wipe.
At the same time though, I have no idea if the TU team is planning on not wiping the leaderboards until (for example) the game is out of early access. Which of course, there can still be bugs even after the official release, so leaderboard wipes may even occur years down the road.
I do hope that some day people can browse replays of people in the future, or atleast browse replays of the top 10-ish people to see how they did it, especially because then scores could be proven legitimate or not.