Diablo 3 1.0.7 to stop faked hack reports to get Hardcore characters back

The risk of permadeath is what makes Diablo III's Hardcore mode so thrilling, even knowing one single lag spike or server hiccup could spell your doom. Some babies, however, have been big babies and refused to accept this, rolling back their baby account to recover their baby characters. No more! With the release of patch 1.0.7 today, Hardcore characters are excluded from rollbacks.

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The risk of permadeath is what makes Diablo 3's Hardcore mode so thrilling, even knowing one single lag spike or server hiccup could spell your doom. Some people, however, have been big babies and refused to accept this, faking account hacks to get their account rolled back and recover their lost characters. No more! With the release of patch 1.0.7 today, Hardcore characters are excluded from rollbacks.

"In recent months, we've discovered that some players who've lost Hardcore characters through normal gameplay will fake an account compromise and request a rollback through Customer Support in order to get their characters revived," Blizzard explained.

"Hardcore characters were never intended to be revived or undeleted by an account rollback. Bringing Hardcore characters back to life via rollback really isn't in the spirit of Hardcore (where death is permanent, no matter the circumstances)."

Blizzard has wanted to exempt Hardcore characters for some time, but only now has the tools to do so. Bad luck, babies. And these baby shenanigans affect adult players too, Blizzard says.

"Not only is this an abuse of the services we provide to the community, but it also impacts other players who have submitted legitimate inquiries by increasing wait times across the board."

Patch 1.0.7 launches today with great gobs of changes, including a new 'Brawling' duel system, new recipes, Monster Power changes, balance tweaks, and loads more. Until the final patch notes hit, check out the old test realm notes.

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    February 12, 2013 9:30 AM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Diablo 3 1.0.7 to stop faked hack reports to get Hardcore characters back.

    The risk of permadeath is what makes Diablo III's Hardcore mode so thrilling, even knowing one single lag spike or server hiccup could spell your doom. Some babies, however, have been big babies and refused to accept this, rolling back their baby account to recover their baby characters. No more! With the release of patch 1.0.7 today, Hardcore characters are excluded from rollbacks.

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      February 12, 2013 9:49 AM

      good. I can't believe that someone would rollback their hardcore accounts. Babies is right.

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      February 12, 2013 10:21 AM

      Post your favorite Hardcore deaths here:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IO2Ih_LudbQ

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      February 12, 2013 12:18 PM

      anybody who plays diablo 3 on hardcore mode is on another level of insanity . Wasting that much time and energy on a broken game is on a whole nutha level of idiocy.

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        February 12, 2013 4:18 PM

        Video games in general are wasting time. Some people aren't babies and like playing Hardcore mode.

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          February 12, 2013 7:00 PM

          My concern with hardcore mode would be less about the game and more about the servers it's running on. I'd be infuriated to have some lag spike be the reason I lost hours of invested time.

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        February 12, 2013 4:43 PM

        As long as the cheap deaths are at a minimum, I find perma-death to be extremely more rewarding than normal game-play. Encounters that a normal person may feel as insignificant become an adrenaline rush for perma-death players.

        Unfortunately Diablo 3 is filled with way too many cheap deaths. From the super-unique combinations, to the way boss fights are handled in an inescapable instance like fashion.

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          February 12, 2013 4:58 PM

          not only that but you approach and play the game completely different. the way you build your character and fight monsters completely changes

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        February 12, 2013 5:48 PM

        I played SC only once to 60 to learn the ropes. After that I played exclusively HC and eventually beat Inferno.

        IMO the game is actually much better balanced around HC, and the economy doesn't suffer from massive inflation.

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        February 12, 2013 7:50 PM

        It was worth it. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

        http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=28628357#item_28628357

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      February 12, 2013 12:21 PM

      Haha I love you Alice

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      February 12, 2013 7:46 PM

      This is the most honest journalism occurring in the world today.

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      February 12, 2013 8:08 PM

      I am honestly surprised it has taken this long for them to put this kind of policy in place. I don't care how buggy the game is/was there is no way to accept the idea of permadeath without accepting the idea of dying unfairly. A real gamer understands this, and knows how games used to be, but the new gamer is a whiny twat who can't accept defeat because their mom says the kids at the playground are wrong about them being a loser.