Diablo III Players Banned Update
The question 'Blizz, will you do something about the bots?' has been appearing pretty often on the official forums lately and obviously that provoked Blizzard to give an update on how the fight with bots and hacks is going.
"Play nice; Play fair." It's one of Blizzard Entertainment's core values, and it's something we take very seriously.
Over the last year, we've issued frequent rounds of account bans for cheating in Diablo III, and we've just issued another. While we may not mention each round of account bans when they occur, we have and will continue to monitor Diablo III for exploitative behavior and take action as needed in order to help preserve the integrity of the game.
As a reminder, we do not permit the use of hacks, bots, or other third-party software in conjunction with Diablo III. While many of the programs intended for use with the game are actually cheat programs and automation programs ("bots") that exploit Diablo III's mechanics and provide players with an unfair advantage,"third-party software" also refers to any file or program that attempts to:
Obtain information about Diablo III that's not normally available to the player
Transmit or modify the Diablo III game files
Provide access to features or abilities beyond what is allowed by the game's design
Change how Diablo III interacts with Battle.net
As we’ve noted before, using this type of software not only undermines the spirit of the game, but can result in a permanent ban -- and no Nephalem wants to be remembered by their dishonorable deeds within Sanctuary. Not only that, but third-party programs can cause nasty technical problems, game-related bugs, and stability and performance issues with Battle.net . . . all of which can greatly impact your gaming experience as well as the gaming experience of others. This is why it's important for us to make sure that players battle the forces of the Burning Hells on their merits, with an unaltered game client.
So play nice, and play fair, and keep on giving those demons hell!
For more information on our Diablo III Exploitation Policy, please refer to our Customer Support site. If you believe you have information pertaining to a hack or bot, make sure to let us know by contacting our Hacks team at Hacks@Blizzard.com.
If You Could Have Any Monster Affix In Real Life, Which Would You Choose?
The minions of the Burning Hells have a lot of tricks up their sleeves to toy with the residents of Sanctuary. Some are fond of tactics that set the ground ablaze, while others prefer to teleport about or create mirrors of themselves with cunning Illusions. But many of these skills also probably make for great party tricks that even the Lords of the Burning Hells could appreciate.
For our latest community question, we want to ask: If you could have any monster affix in real life, which would you choose?
Archon's 50 Million Demon Hunter Guide
Archon made another Demon Hunter video, just a few days after giving some suggestions on how the class can be fixed. He shows how to boost your DH to 200K DPS by investing around 50 million gold. Check out the video to hear his comments on the items you can find on the Auction House and on how to pick the right ones.
Missile Dampening for sure! That way my life would be considerably easier.
- Basketball would be great, in defense anyway. Playing offense would suck!
- I could join the army, not that I'd want to but that a pretty neat thing to have.
- No more breaking plates or other things because of my clumsiness!
As I type the end of this post I come to think, yeah that would be pretty cool. But who wants stuff to made that easy.
And just imagine the negatives!
- Going to the toilet
- Having a shower
- Trying to make a family haha
And the list goes on!
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Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."
"Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"