500 hours in and this is a first for me...

  • #1
    Hey guys,

    First, I don't want this to come off the wrong way. I lost a hardcore character because of this, but I certainly don't expect to get it back, and I'm hardly crying about the death... but I've looked on the interwebs and have been unable to find information about this and I'm more annoyed than anything.

    I was playing in a public game last night (hardcore, act 3 inferno) and when I join, there were 3 other people. One of them was obviously afk in town (paragon 0, crap gear, would have died almost instantly outside of town). I asked if he's been afk long, and the people in the game said yes, and agreed we should vote kick him. Since I just joined, my option wasn't available yet, so I waited the 5 minutes or so and then it lit up for clicking. After clicking it and him not being booted in a minute or two, I asked the other guys to do the same.

    We were out in a cave in the fields at this point (a minute after trying to vote kick him) and I get a message on my screen that says "You're going to be removed from the game, find safety!" with a 10 second count down. At first I was like lol, they vote kicked me? They must have been friends with the guy or something. So I tried to run away, and of course was rubber banded back to the spot I was running from. Tried to blow a potion and a defensive CD as the timer was running out, but they didn't work (lag?).

    I was at about 50% at this point when ... wait for it... instead of booting me from the game, it brings up the log out countdown screen where I have to sit for 10 seconds w/o being able to do anything before I get logged out. And of course, I die during it. After relogging because of some error, my character was dead, and my recently played showed all 3 people from the other game sitting at menus, they all got removed as well.


    I guess my real question is... what would cause this? Does blizzard make a habit of just closing games? My favorite fantastical theory is that the guy in town that didn't belong there was hacking of some kind and blizzard auto-detected it and closed the game, but that sounds pretty far fetched. It just seems strange to me. Has anyone else experienced anything like this? HC or SC.


    Thanks!
  • #2
    People are complaining about this on the official forums:

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/5386230/

    Best thing you can do is likely reply to the threads and show your support for changing the stupid mechanic. There is simply no reason the game should count down from 10 to close for you since you didn't initiate the kick. It's not as if you are intentionally being kicked to avoid death and therefore exploiting (although I suppose some people could orchestrate that).

    One of the guy's involved in this lost a 22 WD though.
  • #3
    24 (and like 1 bar from 25) barb for me.

    Lost a pre-paragon monk shortly after launch too, but that was just to a normal DC which of course is to be expected. This one just feels wrong heh
  • #4
    Ha.... those two were in my game as well... top notch
  • #5
    hardcore is to be played solo or with friends, how many more pointless deaths is it gonna take for people to realize it?
  • #6
    So these guys do this on purpose? bunch of lowlife jackasses... Jesus Christ.

  • #7
    Quote from arandan

    hardcore is to be played solo or with friends, how many more pointless deaths is it gonna take for people to realize it?


    So because the game mechanics cause unnecessary deaths, we should not use that feature? Wouldn't it be better if Blizzard fixed the actual issue and allowed us to play the game the way it was designed, the way we wanted to?

    I mean, if they had a bad mechanic that made it so you could only play 1 class.....or only play solo......or only play MP2 or whatever......your solution is just don't play any other features? I am fairly certain, if you put your attitude and pride aside, you will agree the better solution is for Blizzard to fix the actual mechanics.
  • #8
    Agreed...

    All they would have to do is pull the 10 sec to log out thing.

    You get a 10 second timer before you go to the logout screen, make that say, 30 seconds, and that should be long enough that you can't abuse it to remove people to stop them from dying. Then just make them auto exit to menu instead of the 10 seconds where you sit there attackable and killable.
  • #9
    Quote from Litheum

    Quote from arandan

    hardcore is to be played solo or with friends, how many more pointless deaths is it gonna take for people to realize it?


    So because the game mechanics cause unnecessary deaths, we should not use that feature? Wouldn't it be better if Blizzard fixed the actual issue and allowed us to play the game the way it was designed, the way we wanted to?


    Blizzard can't fix people being assholes.

    His point was that no matter how much Blizzard fixes stuff like this there will be people out there who purposefully get others killed in hardcore through one mechanic or another and many of those mechanics won't be so "easily" fixed. Therefore it's in every hardcore player's best interest to learn to play with TRUSTED people and not with randoms unless they want to be on the wrong end of every possible form of griefing imaginable.
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  • #10
    Interestingly, I think these guys may have been banned?

    They are no longer on my recently played list, and they were the last people I played with. I've now sworn off public games.....
  • #11
    People who dont learn from others diserve this, you diserve this.When was it ever a good idea to play hardcore ( in D3 ) in pubs WITH UNKNOWN PEOPLE THAT MIGHT SCREW YOU. Hardcore is to be played alone and with friends.So many stories like yours.
  • #12
    Quote from arandan

    hardcore is to be played solo or with friends, how many more pointless deaths is it gonna take for people to realize it?

    That's like saying cars should be driven in your safe backyard because the authorities aren't building roads, makes no sense.

    This sort of design thing just needs to be fixed.

    Quote from Diavolo222

    People who dont learn from others diserve this, you diserve this.When was it ever a good idea to play hardcore ( in D3 ) in pubs WITH UNKNOWN PEOPLE THAT MIGHT SCREW YOU. Hardcore is to be played alone and with friends.So many stories like yours.

    See above reply to above quoted poster. And I'll add that yes, one should be careful in public games but bad game design shouldn't add to the problems.
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