PSA: Diablo III Hotfix Released

May 24, 2012 -

Blizzard has released a hotfix update to deal with a number of bugs and to tweak some classes. We can’t post the patch notes here because it contains spoilers and we don't want people to get mad at us, but the gist of the update is that it tweaks one problematic event, adds an error message when you try to remove a gem from an item with no sockets (rather than disconnecting you from Battle.net), adds fix to being attacked while resurrecting a team member (it will now interrupt the process), adds another fix to the dual-wielding of two-handed weapons bug, and adds several tweaks to the Monk, Wizard, and Demon Hunter classes. The patch notes can be found here.

On a related note, Blizzard has said that it has found no evidence that accounts are being hacked and that whatever is causing some accounts to lose characters, gold, and items is only affecting a small handful of players. If the problem is not related to being hacked then one would have to assume that it is some sort of odd bug. Blizzard is still looking into it, whatever it is.

Source: Destructoid


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Re: PSA: Diablo III Hotfix Released

Okay, not to be that guy, but...

what does this have to do with game POLITICS?

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Re: PSA: Diablo III Hotfix Released

Strangest bug ever, then, frankly. Let's hope they're not just trying to pull the same stunt Sony tried doing.

Re: PSA: Diablo III Hotfix Released

On a related note, Blizzard has said that it has found no evidence that accounts are being hacked and that whatever is causing some accounts to lose characters, gold, and items is only affecting a small handful of players. If the problem is not related to being hacked then one would have to assume that it is some sort of odd bug. Blizzard is still looking into it, whatever it is.

Um. what? Last I knew they were saying the exact opposite -- that player accounts are indeed what are being compromised (i.e., through keyloggers and/or password reuse), not the Battle.net servers themselves.

Re: PSA: Diablo III Hotfix Released

Yeah, "strange bugs" don't add mysterious users to your friends list so there's no way it could be a game flaw. Someone was hijacking accounts containing high level characters in order to farm gear and gold for the real money auction house. It's quite possible these accounts were compromised a while ago and that the hacker just waited for the right time to strike.

Re: PSA: Diablo III Hotfix Released

That's actually how things usually happen in World of Warcraft. Rather than sticking 300,000 gold on a mule that will almost certainly be banned inside of a day, goldsellers keep a big list of compromised accounts that they can empty out whenever an order is placed. Much less risk on their end.

 
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