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Greed has reached new levels

vgamervgamer Texas, IAPosts: 195Member

Surprised it's not deleted yet:

 

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/6080200406

 

the 'again' in the topic title was probably referring to this.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregvoakes/2012/06/22/diablo-3-player-gets-cold-shoulder-from-blizzard-regarding-real-money-auction-house-error/

 

Note that the guy in the second article basically had to contact Forbes before blizzard decided to finally

'fix' the issue. (aka, pay the man his honest earned money)

 

Discuss..

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  • snoockysnoocky maarnPosts: 595Member Uncommon

    Blizz in the early days where my favorite dev's, nothing left now but a greedy mess :S

    Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.

    Edgar Allan Poe

  • ArawniteArawnite NewcastlePosts: 163Member

    Blizzard is no longer a company of enthusiastic and creative people...it's been taken over by the MBA's. Not interested in any more of their products, pretty much done with them.

  • Sup3rnovaSup3rnova SunderlandPosts: 69Member

    Thats really pathetic of them... $200 lost in their shitty system... Blizzard dropped the ball when they allowed PVE - PVP transfers that was the start of their greed and pisses me off to this day that they said they would NEVER allow such features.

  • NadiaNadia Canonsburg, PAPosts: 11,866Member Common
    Originally posted by vgamer

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/gregvoakes/2012/06/22/diablo-3-player-gets-cold-shoulder-from-blizzard-regarding-real-money-auction-house-error/

    Note that the guy in the second article basically had to contact Forbes before blizzard decided to finally

    'fix' the issue. (aka, pay the man his honest earned money)

    thats crap customer service - customer is always wrong

  • IndromeIndrome NortheimPosts: 292Member

    "The horror ... the ... horror."

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  • TheBigDRCTheBigDRC Everson, WAPosts: 162Member

    Another victim, huh? The poor guy. I've seen so many posts, with screenies, like his. Wouldn't be surprised if the IRS gets involved, if they haven't already. This tactic of their's is disgusting and it will bite them in the ass soon.

    You know what's fun about chaos? I do, but I won't tell.

  • oubersoubers bazelPosts: 876Member Common
    Originally posted by TheBigDRC

    Another victim, huh? The poor guy. I've seen so many posts, with screenies, like his. Wouldn't be surprised if the IRS gets involved, if they haven't already. This tactic of their's is disgusting and it will bite them in the ass soon.

    soon as is soon or as in blizzard soon?? hehe :)

    lolz

     

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  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,282Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by snoocky

    Blizz in the early days where my favorite dev's, nothing left now but a greedy mess :S

    qft

  • HonnerHonner SydneyPosts: 504Member

    wow, I never had an issue with blizzard support but this is beyond ridiculous.

  • kitaradkitarad RomePosts: 1,742Member Uncommon

    When it is real money as opposed to in game money people are not going to be so forgiving of mistakes.

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  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member

    I say lets gather together, light our torches and burn Blizzard down to the ground!!! image

     

    I'll bet Blizzard gets thousands of scam attempts every day. It's likely though the swarm of fake attempts, a few legitimate errors occur and are treated incorrectly. It's not good, but it happens. 

     

  • laseritlaserit Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,938Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Psychow

    I say lets gather together, light our torches and burn Blizzard down to the ground!!! image

     

    I'll bet Blizzard gets thousands of scam attempts every day. It's likely though the swarm of fake attempts, a few legitimate errors occur and are treated incorrectly. It's not good, but it happens. 

     

     I'd bet that if Blizzard pushed an old granny in a ditch, you would say that she had it coming.

    "If you make an ass out of yourself, there will always be someone to ride you." - Bruce Lee

  • Loke666Loke666 MalmöPosts: 17,949Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Psychow

    I say lets gather together, light our torches and burn Blizzard down to the ground!!! image

    I'll bet Blizzard gets thousands of scam attempts every day. It's likely though the swarm of fake attempts, a few legitimate errors occur and are treated incorrectly. It's not good, but it happens. 

    Duh, maybe they shouldn't have put in a real money auction house in that case.

    Either you get flawless security or you don´t add stuff like this to your game. The least people they should do is repaying the stuff without forcing the victim to work this hard first.

  • TheBigDRCTheBigDRC Everson, WAPosts: 162Member
    Originally posted by oubers
    Originally posted by TheBigDRC

    Another victim, huh? The poor guy. I've seen so many posts, with screenies, like his. Wouldn't be surprised if the IRS gets involved, if they haven't already. This tactic of their's is disgusting and it will bite them in the ass soon.

    soon as is soon or as in blizzard soon?? hehe :)

    lolz

     

    Hehehe. Don't know yet, but I can imagine blizzard going "The IRS was just a setback!" image

    You know what's fun about chaos? I do, but I won't tell.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by Loke666
    Originally posted by Psychow

    I say lets gather together, light our torches and burn Blizzard down to the ground!!! image

    I'll bet Blizzard gets thousands of scam attempts every day. It's likely though the swarm of fake attempts, a few legitimate errors occur and are treated incorrectly. It's not good, but it happens. 

    Duh, maybe they shouldn't have put in a real money auction house in that case.

    Either you get flawless security or you don´t add stuff like this to your game. The least people they should do is repaying the stuff without forcing the victim to work this hard first.

     

    Does flawless security even exist? Even the CIA was hacked. Blizzard isn't the CIA...tho they probably have more enemies.

     

    The point is human errors happen. I'm 100% positive Blizzard isn't intentionally trying to screw over their customers on legitimate sales. If the service rep messed up, then he messed up and now Blizzard is doing it's best to make things right. Just because one guy had a bad experience doesn't mean the entire game and its underlying foundation is crap. 

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common

    I don't know. See how the guy talks to support. I'd drop him like a brick any day.

    But oh well.

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  • ZefireZefire lol, CAPosts: 676Member
    Originally posted by Arawnite

    Blizzard is no longer a company of enthusiastic and creative people...it's been taken over by the MBA's. Not interested in any more of their products, pretty much done with them.

    This

  • KeyloggerKeylogger Bumblefuck, TNPosts: 250Member

    Probably had to wait until it cleared Kotick's bank account.

     

  • KostKost Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,975Member
    Originally posted by kitarad

    When it is real money as opposed to in game money people are not going to be so forgiving of mistakes.

    Nor should they be.

  • KostKost Vancouver, BCPosts: 1,975Member
    Originally posted by BizkitNL

    I don't know. See how the guy talks to support. I'd drop him like a brick any day.

    But oh well.

    You wouldn't be pissed off if they quite possibly screwed you out of 200 dollars?

    It's not exactly chump change.

  • gravesworngravesworn charleston, WVPosts: 324Member
    If u raise enough hell for a company they usually tend to cave just to get rid of u.
  • jedensuscgjedensuscg Kodiak, AKPosts: 209Member

    The simple truth is Blizzard is straight stealing money and on purpose...or at least losing there money

     

    why?

     

    if blizzard was a decent company, and they had a system that was potentially, even if accidently, losing or taking money or screwing up transactions involving real money, they would take said system down until it was fixed.

    That being said, and hearing other similiar accounts (like the one Forbes posted, in which Blizzard did give the guy his money...after social media pressure) its obvious Blizzard knows there are potential problems...and even if it only occurs in 1% of the users, 1% of millions is still the potential for thousands of dollars of players monies being lost in the system.

    Instead, blizzard keeps letting the RMTAH stay active, because all they care about the is profit they make off all the included fees.

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  • ParameterParameter syracuse, NYPosts: 56Member
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Loke666
    Originally posted by Psychow

    I say lets gather together, light our torches and burn Blizzard down to the ground!!! image

    I'll bet Blizzard gets thousands of scam attempts every day. It's likely though the swarm of fake attempts, a few legitimate errors occur and are treated incorrectly. It's not good, but it happens. 

    Duh, maybe they shouldn't have put in a real money auction house in that case.

    Either you get flawless security or you don´t add stuff like this to your game. The least people they should do is repaying the stuff without forcing the victim to work this hard first.

     

    Does flawless security even exist? Even the CIA was hacked. Blizzard isn't the CIA...tho they probably have more enemies.

     

    The point is human errors happen. I'm 100% positive Blizzard isn't intentionally trying to screw over their customers on legitimate sales. If the service rep messed up, then he messed up and now Blizzard is doing it's best to make things right. Just because one guy had a bad experience doesn't mean the entire game and its underlying foundation is crap. 

    You have got to be one of the most naive people I've ever seen on this forum, and I've been here for a long time -.-

     

    2 things stand out to me.

    A) Its a giant corporation hellbent on turning a profit.  Of course they are going to try and save face however possible.  One customer service rep messing up is a big deal, because customer service is what keeps these companies in business.  If they have poor customer service, they lose customers.  If they lose customers, they lose money.  If they lose too much money, they go out of business.  Its simple logic.

     

    B)  The entire foundation of D3 has been crap since the middle of beta.  The devs spent 12 years making this game, and it feels like it was thrown together in a few months.  Look at all the player feedback, and tell me why millions of people are so unhappy with it.  The masses aren't often wrong.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by jedensuscg

    The simple truth is Blizzard is straight stealing money and on purpose...or at least losing there money

     

    why?

     

    if blizzard was a decent company, and they had a system that was potentially, even if accidently, losing or taking money or screwing up transactions involving real money, they would take said system down until it was fixed.

    That being said, and hearing other similiar accounts (like the one Forbes posted, in which Blizzard did give the guy his money...after social media pressure) its obvious Blizzard knows there are potential problems...and even if it only occurs in 1% of the users, 1% of millions is still the potential for thousands of dollars of players monies being lost in the system.

    Instead, blizzard keeps letting the RMTAH stay active, because all they care about the is profit they make off all the included fees.

     

    Yeah, I remember reading about people getting erroneous phone bills. I guess your solution is that all phone activities should be shut down until the billing mistakes are properly accounted for.

     

    Good job, you just cost the company a billion dollars.

  • PsychowPsychow SF Giants Territory, CAPosts: 1,784Member
    Originally posted by Parameter
    Originally posted by Psychow
    Originally posted by Loke666
    Originally posted by Psychow

    I say lets gather together, light our torches and burn Blizzard down to the ground!!! image

    I'll bet Blizzard gets thousands of scam attempts every day. It's likely though the swarm of fake attempts, a few legitimate errors occur and are treated incorrectly. It's not good, but it happens. 

    Duh, maybe they shouldn't have put in a real money auction house in that case.

    Either you get flawless security or you don´t add stuff like this to your game. The least people they should do is repaying the stuff without forcing the victim to work this hard first.

     

    Does flawless security even exist? Even the CIA was hacked. Blizzard isn't the CIA...tho they probably have more enemies.

     

    The point is human errors happen. I'm 100% positive Blizzard isn't intentionally trying to screw over their customers on legitimate sales. If the service rep messed up, then he messed up and now Blizzard is doing it's best to make things right. Just because one guy had a bad experience doesn't mean the entire game and its underlying foundation is crap. 

    You have got to be one of the most naive people I've ever seen on this forum, and I've been here for a long time -.-

     

    2 things stand out to me.

    A) Its a giant corporation hellbent on turning a profit.  Of course they are going to try and save face however possible.  One customer service rep messing up is a big deal, because customer service is what keeps these companies in business.  If they have poor customer service, they lose customers.  If they lose customers, they lose money.  If they lose too much money, they go out of business.  Its simple logic.

     

    B)  The entire foundation of D3 has been crap since the middle of beta.  The devs spent 12 years making this game, and it feels like it was thrown together in a few months.  Look at all the player feedback, and tell me why millions of people are so unhappy with it.  The masses aren't often wrong.

     

    A)  One customer rep messing up is not a big deal to a giant corporation. Seriously, do you honestly think that companies function without mistakes happening on a daily basis? Get real man. Talking about being Naive...lol. At least you aren't accusing the giant corporation of taking the RMAH money from the players as a way to pad it's profits like the other guy,...lololol

     

    B) I highly doubt the team was working on the game for 12 years...again...Get real man!! Jeez Think about what you just said...TWELVE YEARS? lol

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