Diablo2, Fixed Again?

By Steve Gibson, Jan 22, 2002 4:51pm PST

So Blizzard has just announced they have completed the latest fix of massive item dupe problems going on on the realms. They say the item dupe problem has been fixed, but give no indication of what they plan to do with the destroyed economy that is in Diablo2. As every serious D2 veteran is probably aware there have been so many duping and hacking exploits through the past year in D2 that the upper end economy is a complete worthless mess. The latest hack was actually bogging down the entire battle.net servers because of the number of people duping items all at once. So I've been wondering, why the heck has Blizzard not offered up a clean realm? Perhaps it would be a little futile because of all the cheats, but I cant imagine it being much worse for D2 players than it is right now. note: This is not the thread to make fun of D2 players.

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  • heh i think in the midst of warcraft III, blizzard is kinda giving up now. Their ideas and efforts were great, until people had time to really look @ how it was set up. Back when the dual leech rings and 150 dam perfect bows / etc were being duped it all started, then it ceased fire w/ 1.09 and LoD, but I quit soon after LoD (hardcore became WAY TOO EASY, my entire venture to avoid peons was thwarted as everyone had a level 90+ char). Now i look @ blizzard from time to time and it seems that they have been having lots of problems.

    Oh well, warcraft III soon, and i'm currently willing to give some of the newer mmorpgs a try, maybe its time for diablo2 to die ;o


  • if this isn't the thread to make fun of d2 players, then where is that thread? :P

    seriously though, through the readings i've done, blizzard is against a new realm because:

    -realms are 2084208 servers, which means they have to take more money out of their pockets. since they're only making money from the software (i.e., no monthly fee) they are avoiding costs whenever they can.
    -if we did get a clean realm, it'd only be a week until there are lvl 90 characters doing quick bloody/cow runs until everyone has the same items again

    really, this game has had it's fun, and now since everyone's done the "actual game" thing it's all about power levelling and them mf'ing. maybe it's just time to start working on d3.