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Blizzard's Incompetence Strikes Again - Gold Duplication on RMAH

kadepsysonkadepsyson sun prairie, WIPosts: 1,937Member

Well, Blizzard released their patch today to fix things in the game.  In doing so they showed their programming skills that lead players to have the ability to duplicate (dupe) their gold.  Players could have infinite gold which then can be sold for real money through the RMAH or used to purchase items.  Happened across all regions.

 

The developers are a joke.  Incompetently implementing already poor game design.

 

Worst Devs Ever

 

El Psy Congroo

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  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisPosts: 2,027Member Uncommon

    The biggest problem is they can not do anything about it, except ban the players that they know abused it.   All that gold ( trillions upon trillions ) has been introduced into the economy and the game is completely screwed.  

  • sibs4455sibs4455 manchesterPosts: 357Member
    I just cannot understand how this dupe method was allowed to get past quality control, Blizzard are not even doing a roll-back, trillions of duped gold allowed to stay in circulation ... shakes head in disbelief.
  • fantasyfreak112fantasyfreak112 Orange County, CAPosts: 499Member
    The players don't take this game seriously, why should blizzard?
  • fivorothfivoroth LondonPosts: 3,664Member Uncommon
    Do you have a source for this? Cause I couldn't find anything.

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  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,284Member Uncommon
    and i tho D3 couldnt fail more.....
  • akiira69akiira69 San Diego, CAPosts: 590Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by kadepsyson

    Well, Blizzard released their patch today to fix things in the game.  In doing so they showed their programming skills that lead players to have the ability to duplicate (dupe) their gold.  Players could have infinite gold which then can be sold for real money through the RMAH or used to purchase items.  Happened across all regions.

     

    The developers are a joke.  Incompetently implementing already poor game design.

     

    Worst Devs Ever

     

    *Sarcasm*

    Yup you are absolutely correct the Developers are a joke. They should know how to fix every bug before before it appears, and squash every exploit before it happens.

    */Sarcasm*

    Oh wait they cant do these things because its impossible to fix these things until after they happen. If you knew anything about programming you would know this. It is our jobs as players to tell the developers about bugs and exploits so the developers can fix them. Posting about it here will not prevent more people from using this exploit.

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  • MikeJezZMikeJezZ HillerødPosts: 1,197Member
    Originally posted by fantasyfreak112
    Blizzard don't take this game seriously, why should the players?

    Fix'd for ya

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  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    Do you have a source for this? Cause I couldn't find anything.

    There really is a dupe. Blizzard almost immediately shut down the auction houses until they get it fixed. That stopped all duping. The stupid people will be banned and the gold eliminated. Gold has always been a meaningless part of Diablo. Disregard the poo flinging monkeys.

     

    Link

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  • PsYcHoGBRPsYcHoGBR IvybridgePosts: 211Member Uncommon
    Maybe they should stop the AH completely and allow better item drops. PS3 version has no AH and giving better drops. I know it would be a nightmare for them to drop the AH but its not impossible just stop any new items being posted until all have expired then remove AH.
  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Maybe they should stop the AH completely and allow better item drops. PS3 version has no AH and giving better drops. I know it would be a nightmare for them to drop the AH but its not impossible just stop any new items being posted until all have expired then remove AH.

    Drop rates are fine. Itemzation needs a little love. The auction houses are irrelevant to the game. Just don't use them. When the Playstation version comes out we're in for whole new round of people bitching because they want best game gear Nowwwwwwwwwwwww Wah Wah Wah. Which is the real problem and why there is an auction house in the PC version to begin with.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • SanguinelustSanguinelust Plainfield, NJPosts: 801Member Uncommon
    Just another bump in the road. It won't stop people from playing it, except me of course cause the game is still to expensive to buy imo.
  • PsYcHoGBRPsYcHoGBR IvybridgePosts: 211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by zymurgeist
    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Maybe they should stop the AH completely and allow better item drops. PS3 version has no AH and giving better drops. I know it would be a nightmare for them to drop the AH but its not impossible just stop any new items being posted until all have expired then remove AH.

    Drop rates are fine. Itemzation needs a little love. The auction houses are irrelevant to the game. Just don't use them. When the Playstation version comes out we're in for whole new round of people bitching because they want best game gear Nowwwwwwwwwwwww Wah Wah Wah. Which is the real problem and why there is an auction house in the PC version to begin with.

    It worked in Diablo 1 & 2 where people traded in game or from the lobby. Blizzard have dropped the AH on the PS3 version because they admitted it was a trial and error with the PC version and now see it as error.

  • NobodyspecialNobodyspecial Gotham, NYPosts: 1Member
    Originally posted by zymurgeist

    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Maybe they should stop the AH completely and allow better item drops. PS3 version has no AH and giving better drops. I know it would be a nightmare for them to drop the AH but its not impossible just stop any new items being posted until all have expired then remove AH.

    Drop rates are fine. Itemzation needs a little love. The auction houses are irrelevant to the game. Just don't use them. When the Playstation version comes out we're in for whole new round of people bitching because they want best game gear Nowwwwwwwwwwwww Wah Wah Wah. Which is the real problem and why there is an auction house in the PC version to begin with.

     

    You sound really, really full of yourself.
  • sibs4455sibs4455 manchesterPosts: 357Member
    Originally posted by zymurgeist
    Originally posted by fivoroth
    Do you have a source for this? Cause I couldn't find anything.

    There really is a dupe. Blizzard almost immediately shut down the auction houses until they get it fixed. That stopped all duping. The stupid people will be banned and the gold eliminated. Gold has always been a meaningless part of Diablo. Disregard the poo flinging monkeys.

     

    Link

    Once again fanboy number 1 trys to make it seem that Blizzard had their hand on the pulse and quickly put a stop to this dupe, infact the damage had already been done.

    Reminds me a lot of the duping fiasco in gw1, devs also said at the time that they would ban all who exploited, yet to this day some players still have mass stacks of duped ambraces.

    I wonder how Blizzard will deal with the players that purchased all the top items / gems etc from the ah with duped gold?, yes they need a ban but ... what happens to the players that sold those items for they now have the duped gold.

    This mess does not stop there too, what about people that purchased items that had already been tainted with the duped gold for real money?.

     

    Blizzard should have done a roll-back, that would have taken a couple of hours and this mess would have been sorted.

  • expressoexpresso mePosts: 2,183Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Originally posted by zymurgeist
    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Maybe they should stop the AH completely and allow better item drops. PS3 version has no AH and giving better drops. I know it would be a nightmare for them to drop the AH but its not impossible just stop any new items being posted until all have expired then remove AH.

    Drop rates are fine. Itemzation needs a little love. The auction houses are irrelevant to the game. Just don't use them. When the Playstation version comes out we're in for whole new round of people bitching because they want best game gear Nowwwwwwwwwwwww Wah Wah Wah. Which is the real problem and why there is an auction house in the PC version to begin with.

    It worked in Diablo 1 & 2 where people traded in game or from the lobby. Blizzard have dropped the AH on the PS3 version because they admitted it was a trial and error with the PC version and now see it as error.

    AH is not in PS3 cus it does not require an internet connection and sony would not allow battle.net to run on top of their platform... that is all.  ah was/is fine as it is, too much entitled bitching as usual.

  • thinktank001thinktank001 oasisPosts: 2,027Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by sibs4455

    I wonder how Blizzard will deal with the players that purchased all the top items / gems etc from the ah with duped gold?, yes they need a ban but ... what happens to the players that sold those items for they now have the duped gold.

    This mess does not stop there too, what about people that purchased items that had already been tainted with the duped gold for real money?.

     

    Blizzard should have done a roll-back, that would have taken a couple of hours and this mess would have been sorted.

     

     

    I don't see anything happening.   They will probably ban the people that duped gold, but I doubt anything will happen to the gold and $ that have already been exchanged between players.

  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Originally posted by zymurgeist
    Originally posted by psychobgr
    Maybe they should stop the AH completely and allow better item drops. PS3 version has no AH and giving better drops. I know it would be a nightmare for them to drop the AH but its not impossible just stop any new items being posted until all have expired then remove AH.

    Drop rates are fine. Itemzation needs a little love. The auction houses are irrelevant to the game. Just don't use them. When the Playstation version comes out we're in for whole new round of people bitching because they want best game gear Nowwwwwwwwwwwww Wah Wah Wah. Which is the real problem and why there is an auction house in the PC version to begin with.

    It worked in Diablo 1 & 2 where people traded in game or from the lobby. Blizzard have dropped the AH on the PS3 version because they admitted it was a trial and error with the PC version and now see it as error.

    Except it didn't. What worked was a lot of people buying gold and items on internet scam sites and getting their accounts compromised by malware. The auction house was supposed to be the cure.  You can still trade in game in diablo 3. There is no lobby.

    Originally posted by Nobodyspecial

     

    You sound really, really full of yourself.
    I hope to Bob I'm full of myself. I'd hate like hell to be full of anyone else.

     

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • ThaneThane berlinPosts: 2,232Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by thinktank001

    The biggest problem is they can not do anything about it, except ban the players that they know abused it.   All that gold ( trillions upon trillions ) has been introduced into the economy and the game is completely screwed.  

    i'd do  rollback on an exploit that massive.

    bans go with it of cors.

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  • Shadowguy64Shadowguy64 Rohnert Park, CAPosts: 848Member
    Originally posted by Thane
    Originally posted by thinktank001

    The biggest problem is they can not do anything about it, except ban the players that they know abused it.   All that gold ( trillions upon trillions ) has been introduced into the economy and the game is completely screwed.  

    i'd do  rollback on an exploit that massive.

    bans go with it of cors.

     

    Hard to do a rollback when non-exploiters would be harmed. Many of which may have RMAH transactions during that time period.

  • doodphacedoodphace Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,815Member
    Originally posted by Shadowguy64
    Originally posted by Thane
    Originally posted by thinktank001

    The biggest problem is they can not do anything about it, except ban the players that they know abused it.   All that gold ( trillions upon trillions ) has been introduced into the economy and the game is completely screwed.  

    i'd do  rollback on an exploit that massive.

    bans go with it of cors.

     

    Hard to do a rollback when non-exploiters would be harmed. Many of which may have RMAH transactions during that time period.

    They already announced no roll back because the amount of people who actually exploited was so minimal.

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by doodphace
    Originally posted by Shadowguy64
    Originally posted by Thane
    Originally posted by thinktank001

    The biggest problem is they can not do anything about it, except ban the players that they know abused it.   All that gold ( trillions upon trillions ) has been introduced into the economy and the game is completely screwed.  

    i'd do  rollback on an exploit that massive.

    bans go with it of cors.

     

    Hard to do a rollback when non-exploiters would be harmed. Many of which may have RMAH transactions during that time period.

    They already announced no roll back because the amount of people who actually exploited was so minimal.

    It doesn't take a lot of people to do irreparable damage to the game economy.  Players better hope Blizzard keeps detailed logs of all transactions or hyper-inflation is on its way.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
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  • zymurgeistzymurgeist Pittsville, VAPosts: 5,211Member Uncommon
    Diablo 3 doesn't have an economy in the conventional sense. Ultimately the game trends towards infinite items and infinite gold. The only way a significant amount of either leaves the game is when a player quits. Even then players often sell or give away anything of value.

    "Strong and bitter words indicate a weak cause" ~Victor Hugo

  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by dave6660
     

    It doesn't take a lot of people to do irreparable damage to the game economy.  Players better hope Blizzard keeps detailed logs of all transactions or hyper-inflation is on its way.

    Obvious they do. They already announced that they have taken out 85% of the duped gold, and continuing to do so. So they are rolling back transaction, including the RMAH ones.

    Personally i lucked out. Most of my "assets" are in RMAH US dollars ... and there is no inflation there. I only hold a little gold for normal play. That is why i am very happy they have a RMAH.

    BTW, gold has gone through a huge inflation since the start of the game anyway.

  • mackdawg19mackdawg19 Shiloh, ILPosts: 864Member

    And remember to read the TOS, as it states Blizzard can and will ban or lock your account if you use the Auction House as an investment catalyst which to me sounds kind of odd. The TOS also states at anytime Blizzard can take thier currency from you if its loaded into there Battle.net service and they do not even have to tell you why since, hence you agreed to the TOS. Best way around anything, either:

    A. Do not use the RMAH or

    B. Transfer all cash to Paypal since technically they can't re-withdraw money from Paypal without your consent.

    Blizzard has acknowledged the AH was a mistake but is not planning on removing it anytime soon since people have invested so much into it. See what I did there? Now read that first sentence again....It's about time people start realizing companies like Blizzard and Activision have pretty much turned away from communities since World of Warcraft and really only care about how much money your spending with them. It's not wrong in a sense because they are a business. But it can ruin a game for you if you treat it like a job instead of entertainment.

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