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D3 account banned, guess what I found....

CuiasCuias CopenhagenPosts: 11Member

So a funny little story about Diablo 3 I thought I'd share with you.

I purchased Diablo 3 on release and played it some in the first weeks, ultimately leaving the game in the beginning of Act IV and never returned. At that time I was about level 20 or 30 I think, no special gear and no money since I had spent them all on upgrading for future crafting (dunno why, I was and am a noob!)

Today I decided that I wanted to give it another go since I have some friends who still play it, and I thought that I might find it fun to play with them. Only problem is that they're max level and do end-game stuff. But when I logged into my Battle.net account, I found that my D3 account was banned. I thought it quite weird but did recall that I may have received some mails in the past about it being banned, which I ignored because "i was never gonna play that game again".

Anyway, I wrote to the support and after some hours I received a kind (and very standard) response that the account had been hacked but was unbanned for me. I may or may not have changed the password at some time since I played D3, but I don't recall ever having lost control with the account, thus the password was never changed by the hackers. In the mail I received from Blizzard I was provided a link that I could use to rollback my characters. I was about to do it when I decided to make sure that I was actually missing anything and that I wasn't rolling back unneccessary.

So I logged into the game, and guess what I found! My main character that I had played to Act IV was now level 60 (paragon level 61, which from what I can read takes some time to reach). The character had four legendaries and a lot of other rare stuff and about 19.500.000 gold!!

I didn't take me long to conclude that my account had been used for gold farming and I rejoice at the thought of some damn gold sellers having actually given me a free power level and lots of gold. I hope they lost of lot of work when the account was banned. I would never reach such level by myself but now that they have given me the opportunity to jump in and join my friends, I will certainly do it!

See you all in-game :)

Comments

  • thunderCthunderC miami flPosts: 463Member Uncommon
    If this story is real, I love it!!!
  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    Great story!  I don't play any Blizzard games but have heard their CS is very good. 
  • Dynamic1325Dynamic1325 Tulsa, OKPosts: 69Member
    Did they actually say it 'had been hacked' or something else along the line of: clean your dirty machine of the keylogger and/or don't share your password?
  • CuiasCuias CopenhagenPosts: 11Member
    Originally posted by thunderC
    If this story is real, I love it!!!

    Well, I can't prove my statement about my character before the hacker came around, but I can at least prove how it looks now :D

     

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  • CuiasCuias CopenhagenPosts: 11Member
    Originally posted by Dynamic1325
    Did they actually say it 'had been hacked' or something else along the line of: clean your dirty machine of the keylogger and/or don't share your password?

    Good one :)

    I'll probably never know how it happened, but I won't deny that I may be my own fault.

    To answer your question, here's what they wrote:

    "After a thorough investigation, I come with great news! I have reviewed our logs of your account, and was able to determine that the account was closed as a result of being compromised. That being the case, the closure has been reversed and access has been restored. Please carefully read the paragraphs below as they will explain how to get your characters back their pre-compromised state." 

     

  • kabitoshinkabitoshin Posts: 758Member Uncommon
    Reminds me when my WoW account was hacked by some goldfarmers. After a week of waiting on CS I got my account back and had tons of mats and 5k gold. This was back in burning crusade so that was actually alot of money for me.
  • DeathsmindDeathsmind Newbury Park, CAPosts: 180Member
    Originally posted by Cuias

    So a funny little story about Diablo 3 I thought I'd share with you.

    I purchased Diablo 3 on release and played it some in the first weeks, ultimately leaving the game in the beginning of Act IV and never returned. At that time I was about level 20 or 30 I think, no special gear and no money since I had spent them all on upgrading for future crafting (dunno why, I was and am a noob!)

    Today I decided that I wanted to give it another go since I have some friends who still play it, and I thought that I might find it fun to play with them. Only problem is that they're max level and do end-game stuff. But when I logged into my Battle.net account, I found that my D3 account was banned. I thought it quite weird but did recall that I may have received some mails in the past about it being banned, which I ignored because "i was never gonna play that game again".

    Anyway, I wrote to the support and after some hours I received a kind (and very standard) response that the account had been hacked but was unbanned for me. I may or may not have changed the password at some time since I played D3, but I don't recall ever having lost control with the account, thus the password was never changed by the hackers. In the mail I received from Blizzard I was provided a link that I could use to rollback my characters. I was about to do it when I decided to make sure that I was actually missing anything and that I wasn't rolling back unneccessary.

    So I logged into the game, and guess what I found! My main character that I had played to Act IV was now level 60 (paragon level 61, which from what I can read takes some time to reach). The character had four legendaries and a lot of other rare stuff and about 19.500.000 gold!!

    I didn't take me long to conclude that my account had been used for gold farming and I rejoice at the thought of some damn gold sellers having actually given me a free power level and lots of gold. I hope they lost of lot of work when the account was banned. I would never reach such level by myself but now that they have given me the opportunity to jump in and join my friends, I will certainly do it!

    See you all in-game :)

    From experience I can tell everyone that this happens quite often and is true. My gf got her WoW account hacked when we stopped playing. Came back to tons of gold and a fully leveled character which she wasnt. I had my account hacked a few times back during BC and I caught it during the hacker was trading stuff, my character was apparently a pack mull. I gained access with bags completely full and tons of mail and a crap ton more gold. He only had control for about an hour, I got kicked off and wasnt able to log back on because they changed the password so quick.

    Blizzard also doesnt give a crap what happens to stuff which I love. If you had 100g before you got hacked and now 100,000 gold, they dont care, it came from somewhere lol.

  • UtinniUtinni Richmond, VAPosts: 380Member Uncommon
    You can't trade gold/items on D3. There are no gold-farmers.
  • goozmaniagoozmania chino, CAPosts: 145Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Utinni
    You can't trade gold/items on D3. There are no gold-farmers.

    uh...lol... yes you can and yes there are.

  • feena750feena750 Federal Way, WAPosts: 331Member Uncommon
    D3 had the real money auction house in the past.  They took it out now, but it did exist.
  • Ket_VilianoKet_Viliano Concord, CAPosts: 268Member
    Originally posted by Cuias

    So a funny little story about Diablo 3 I thought I'd share with you.

    I purchased Diablo 3 on release and played it some in the first weeks, ultimately leaving the game in the beginning of Act IV and never returned. At that time I was about level 20 or 30 I think, no special gear and no money since I had spent them all on upgrading for future crafting (dunno why, I was and am a noob!)

    Today I decided that I wanted to give it another go since I have some friends who still play it, and I thought that I might find it fun to play with them. Only problem is that they're max level and do end-game stuff. But when I logged into my Battle.net account, I found that my D3 account was banned. I thought it quite weird but did recall that I may have received some mails in the past about it being banned, which I ignored because "i was never gonna play that game again".

    Anyway, I wrote to the support and after some hours I received a kind (and very standard) response that the account had been hacked but was unbanned for me. I may or may not have changed the password at some time since I played D3, but I don't recall ever having lost control with the account, thus the password was never changed by the hackers. In the mail I received from Blizzard I was provided a link that I could use to rollback my characters. I was about to do it when I decided to make sure that I was actually missing anything and that I wasn't rolling back unneccessary.

    So I logged into the game, and guess what I found! My main character that I had played to Act IV was now level 60 (paragon level 61, which from what I can read takes some time to reach). The character had four legendaries and a lot of other rare stuff and about 19.500.000 gold!!

    I didn't take me long to conclude that my account had been used for gold farming and I rejoice at the thought of some damn gold sellers having actually given me a free power level and lots of gold. I hope they lost of lot of work when the account was banned. I would never reach such level by myself but now that they have given me the opportunity to jump in and join my friends, I will certainly do it!

    See you all in-game :)

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    Password.

  • flizzerflizzer Manchester, NHPosts: 1,550Member Uncommon
    If I was playing a Blizzard game I would almost hope to get hacked at this point.  Call CS and get your account back with improved gear and more money?
  • threefeetthreefeet FunafutiPosts: 156Member

    lol nice. and lucky you.

     

    my wow got hacked once, while i was logged on it.  a couple weeks before i had mentioned in Org that we had quite a few people talking with alliance in teamspeak while we were in tol barad, and horde had been on a losing streak for a while. two of the people who had said they were doing that i called them on it, in Org. one got mad and kept acting like a dick, then the 2nd jumped in and they both turned into the most apologetic people ever just short of admitting they did it.

    so a cpl weeks went by. im sitting in Org again late, about 2am just stopped by for a minute and noticed many of my toons seemed to be gone. then i get bumped offline. no biggie, happened a few times before; i just logged back on. then it happened again, and something clicked in the back of my head but i wasnt quite there yet. so i just logged on again, but when i did this time i went to the acct page and kept them open while i signed back on. sure enough, i got bumped off again. i immediately went to my acct and signed on there first, changed my pw and email, then signed back on with the new info. but when i signed on this time, i noticed this turd used my info to xfer a bunch of my toons to dead end servers. all of them were stripped of gear and gold, my personal guild bank was cleaned out of items n gold. i contacted blizz the next day, told them what went on as i was signed on, who to check for the shady business etc.

    i also did some checking of my own, found out exactly who this kid was, name and where he lives. still have the info, heh.

    they did a superb job giving me back my stuff just how it was and erasing the charges for xfers etc. since then i do have the little security gadget. amazing how much good a cheap little piece of plastic manufactured by chinese children can do. i hope they were able to by a spoonful of rice with the pennies they made from me.

    *NOTE: get the damn security gadget/random number generator. i think its $6 US inc shipping. only costs them a quarter but for less than seven bucks you get high security, and i wish you luck if you dont. also, i believe security texts are free to your mobile phone, so no excuses.

  • drakolasdrakolas Plymouth, MNPosts: 35Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by goozmania
    Originally posted by Utinni
    You can't trade gold/items on D3. There are no gold-farmers.

    uh...lol... yes you can and yes there are.

     

    No you can't. Gold and the new legendaries from the expansion are all untradable.

  • KagnestiKagnesti midwest city, OKPosts: 38Member Uncommon

    Blizzard has garbage account protection. 2 of the 5 friends I know that played WoW were hacked and couldn't get their accounts reactivated. my account was also hacked after I stopped playing 2 weeks after I bought it.. canceled sub and few months later I get email account was hacked.

    Seems that hackers use the account info they steal and go after "abandoned" accounts for their gold farming so they don't have to buy a new game code when banned.

  • DeathsmindDeathsmind Newbury Park, CAPosts: 180Member
    Originally posted by Kagnesti

    Blizzard has garbage account protection. 2 of the 5 friends I know that played WoW were hacked and couldn't get their accounts reactivated. my account was also hacked after I stopped playing 2 weeks after I bought it.. canceled sub and few months later I get email account was hacked.

    Seems that hackers use the account info they steal and go after "abandoned" accounts for their gold farming so they don't have to buy a new game code when banned.

    They actually have the most advanced system now. 

  • adam_noxadam_nox hays, KSPosts: 2,073Member Uncommon
    Am I the only one who when trying to get his account (WoW) back, was told I had to print and get a notarized signature and mailed back?  WTF is this 'they just reactivated it for me' BS?  Makes me furious.
  • GravargGravarg Harker Heights, TXPosts: 3,332Member Uncommon
    My WoW account was hacked back in WotLK, and I was pissed because Blizz said they couldn't do anything about lost items or gold, but when I logged back into my account after getting it reactivated, I had most of my gear and characters, and a few new ones named like ksadgkha and ahasdfpoh lol. On one of the new characters I noticed there was 238k gold (which was a lot back then).  The next day I tried to log in again and it was banned again.  I sent in another thing to CS explaining what had happened, and they reactivated my account.  The characters with the weird names were gone and so was the gold, but my other characters remained untouched except for gold.  I didn't have much gold if I remember correctly anyways lol.
  • SWRC9SWRC9 Puyallup, WAPosts: 16Member
    Originally posted by drakolas
    Originally posted by goozmania
    Originally posted by Utinni
    You can't trade gold/items on D3. There are no gold-farmers.

    uh...lol... yes you can and yes there are.

     

    No you can't. Gold and the new legendaries from the expansion are all untradable.

    RMT sites still sell gold by via in-game color dyes. 20k  for each stack of 100.

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  • nariusseldonnariusseldon santa clara, CAPosts: 22,441Member
    Originally posted by SWRC9
    Originally posted by drakolas
    Originally posted by goozmania
    Originally posted by Utinni
    You can't trade gold/items on D3. There are no gold-farmers.

    uh...lol... yes you can and yes there are.

     

    No you can't. Gold and the new legendaries from the expansion are all untradable.

    RMT sites still sell gold by via in-game color dyes. 20k  for each stack of 100.

    Really? Gold is not that useful in D3 anymore anyway. The game is really about leg drops. Gold is useless except for rerolling an attribute.

    I still have like 250M gold and i doubt i will ever use it all.

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