Diablo 3's Auction House Returns

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CCP takes a scalpel to fix things until they are broken. Blizzard cocks up their game in the worst possible way then ban players that take advantage of it. I'd rather stick with CCP.
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Wait, people actually play Diablo 3?
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The best thing I can say about Diablo 3 is it uninstalled really quickly.
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This game died to me the moment they decided to make all stats based on item level.. That and the idiot proofing.Hate the "small incrimental increase in power to make you keep playing" method to loot. You're basically constantly pushing a button to get slightly better shoes..
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OMG I completely agree with you here.
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uncapped now actually...
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It's like people only do these things because they can get paid. And that's just really sad.
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I bet he meant he got to play with other people that weren't so tricked out they just waltzed through the bosses with ease.( it is multiplayer after all )
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Diablo 3 is the biggest Horseshit, play Path of Exile if you lik RPG´s
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"Blizzard states there were only 415 players who had both the amount of gold on hand to produce the error and the willingness to take advantage of it."So basically everyone?
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that's exactly what i meant. bosses lasted longer than 10 seconds.
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I'm not a fan of the game, but it's getting tiring seeing nothing but "Diablo 3 sucks" posts. This is not intelligent discourse.
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Path of exile, also known as "Why the fuck did I pay for Diablo 3?
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"It's (Auction House) not good for a game like Diablo. It doesn't feel good to get items for money, it feels good to get items by killing monsters." Jay's singing a bit of a different tune now. The truth will set you free Jay.
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Yeah, because playing the same game forever is what video game players wants to do... oh wait.Diablo 3 is great. It is casual arcade hack and slash, not religion. If you want to pick on something because it's a bad sequel go pick on Prometheus, The Hobbit or Blade Runner 2.
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We all know that this is a lie and CCP's policy is and always has been "if it isnt broken, fx it until it is"
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Hey, what was wrong with The Hobbit?
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It's a cool movie, but it's not Tokien's 'The Hobbit'. It's more like 'Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings 2' really. The story is overly extended and the characters are very different from the original. Peter Jackson basically turned an innocent bedtime story about dwafs and goblins into medieval Indiana Jones.
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This is a great web site; why are you reporting on such a shit game?
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That is kind of an arbitrary comment, there have been many games that stood a test of time, that were not only highly repetitive, but went unaltered for long periods of time. Games such as D2.If a game is good, people will play it, if it offers replay value people will continue to play it. The ultimate goal of a game company is to develop a game that will endure a test of time....or one to make the company a lot of money.D2 was designed to be a longevity accomplishment. D3 is designed to make as much money as possible.When a game that is in open beta, is free to play, and developed with a fraction of the assets can offer unlimited replay value, unlimited gearing options, unlimited endgame content without the burden of Gold or Pay to Win mechanics (RMAH) what does that say about the development of Diablo 3? Oh and PoE has PVP in its beta, with 3 playable acts in its beta.(* note I use the term unlimited, but I do not feel like running equations on the different combinations of the some 700 passive skills, and some 200 Socketed Gem combinations, not including various link possibilities on gear I feel unlimited is close enough to the ball park.)Its not hard to see what the purpose of D3 is about. Simply go back and look through their updates. The majority of adjustments have been on the following...direct AH, Item procurement, and gold procurement/removal. Second in line has been the mobs and players ability to take and receive damage, through various affix and ability adjustments, and way down at the bottom, that is content...Monster Power system Paragon system, and Keywarden runs. This content ends the moment you don't need it, got your badass hellfire ring, you don't need keywarden. Hit paragon cap, you don't need exp. Finished MP10, what else is there to farm for?. Well you can always spend time farming more gear, that you don't need (you finished the game!) and you sell it on the RMAH....which gives Blizzard profits.There is a comparison of a game designed around longevity, and a game designed around profit margins.Is D3 fun, yes killing shit is fun. But it isn't going to retain people and it will die off, like all for profit games do. Games that endure time do so because they have players who play the same game forever. All things like this Gold Gate fiasco do is speed up the process.
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The fact that PoE is fun doesn't make D3 a bad game. PoE is beta and free now. How can you tell it is not going to become a microtransaction PTW item factory 2 months after release? You can't. Plus, saying a game is good because it looks like Diablo 2 is a questionable argument. Originality sure can't be counted as an attribute in this case. And if Diablo 2 is that good you can as well just play the fucking Diablo 2, ffs. Seriously... wtf.Diablo 3 is good. It has very little in commom with D2 besides the genre and characters, that's true, but to say that the game sucks just because of it is simply moronic. Cite a single game that runs as smoothly with such amount of detail both in scenario and effects while you tear up through hordes of enemies in fast paced action. That, my friend, is good game designing. That sort of thing can't be ignored just because you don't like the item arrangement or the way skills are sorted on your character sheet.Admit it, 'Diablo 3 sucks' became a meme and you're just reciting the mantra. It has some bad things like the RMAH wich, btw, was implemented due to the popularity of illegal Diablo 2 RMT. It has some flaws, but it is far from being a bad game.
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I personally love the movie, but I fully agree it is not really the same story anymore.
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As the game passes its anniversary it's sad to see how mad people can be over it.
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blabla. D3 is bad and you should feel bad supporting such a bad game and such a bad concern. No discussion.
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I dare you to say "Mass Effect 3 ending" on a gaming forum.
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blizzard who?
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You obviously have no played any of the Isometric RPGs of the past, or you would not be supporting the absolute shit that D3 is. It is a slap in the face to all who actually have experienced good game design.
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^ This.
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This is great news for both of the d3 players.

After what had to be a week full of exciting meetings and pats on the back, Blizzard has brought the Diablo 3 Auction House back up on a limited basis. Following last week’s devastating gold duplication exploit that resulted in trillions of ill-gotten gold flowing into the market, John Hight, the Production Director for Diablo 3, has released a detailed statement on the state of the game and what they’re doing to repair the damage. While it doesn’t involve a game-wide rollback, Blizzard is apparently confident that they can selectively audit and remove the duped gold.

Hight explained that the exploit involved a change in the stack size for purchasable gold on the auction house from 1 million to 10 million. Large amounts of gold placed up for sale and then cancelled would cause an overflow beyond a previously set limit, resulting in the player receiving more gold in return than he first put up for trade. Blizzard states there were only 415 players who had both the amount of gold on hand to produce the error and the willingness to take advantage of it.

The devpost describes their reasoning for not doing a rollback - the damage seems to be localized and not widespread enough to require eliminating several day’s progress for everyone. Instead, they are relying upon targeted audits, banning both the players who took advantage of the exploit and accounts that have acted as mules for the exploited gains.

Hight explains:

“As of this this post, we have already recaptured more than 85% of the excess gold from the accounts involved, and over the days ahead we will continue to pore over our audit data to reclaim as much duplicate currency as possible. We've also done a full audit of our code to help make sure that something like this doesn't happen again.”

Blizzard is trying to take a scalpel to this problem rather than using the sledgehammer of a server-wide rollback, but what will happen to the controversial auction house moving forward? The game’s forums are filled with posts questioning its continued existence. Jay Wilson, the game’s former director has even publicly shared his disappointment with how things turned out. In a recent GDC Panel he said, "It's (Auction House) not good for a game like Diablo. It doesn't feel good to get items for money, it feels good to get items by killing monsters."

At this point, it’s not likely that the very vocal critics of the auction house will get what they want, as Blizzard is heavily invested in it for revenue generation and continues efforts to incorporate it into the Diablo 3 experience. Time will tell if the selective action Blizzard is taking to battle this latest public relations nightmare will result in a recovery of player confidence in the game.

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