Blizzard Not Worried About Duping on Consoles, Josh Mosqueira Gathering Trading Feedback, The Art of István Dányi

Blizzard Not Worried About Duping on Consoles
Seems Blizzard is not worried for the duping that is easily achievable in D3's Console versions due to the lack of being online requirement. The philosophy here is that if a player enjoys the game, they'll keep on farming the honest and fair way.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

I was wondering if we could get an update as to why this items are being allowed and what it's going to be done in the future about it. This is diablo3... Not 2. I didn't think this was going to happen again. I created a game and opened to public when some cool ppl joined and we started talking while smashing every demon we saw. He told me my gear sucked and game me an azure wrath with 3 sockets and some crazy dmg like 14k. I took it and started playing with it thinking that it was just an amazing item this dude wasn't using any more... Then he taught me how to dupe and showed me some crazy rare rings with close to 12 magical properties each. Right away I went to do some research and found out about modded items and duping and stuff. If I get my acc erase with my toons so be it... I dropped the sword last night before going to bed. You can have 12 trillion dmg and one shot everything... Then what? Game and the fun that I experience at the beginning of the game when it first came out for console goes out the window. I rather self find things and just play the game even if I have to struggle. Anyways! I hope a blue would at least update on the matter please... Very sad this is happening. Y'all have a good one.
In order to bring Diablo III to consoles, we knew significant changes were going to be necessary to make the game accessible to the widest possible console audience. One of those changes was the option to play offline on Playstation 3 and Xbox 360. A byproduct of this feature is that these save files don't require verification, which lets you jump straight into slaughtering the minions of Hell.

While exploring ways to discourage exploitative behavior is something we're continuing to do (so thank you for your reports), players appear to be enjoying their battles through Sanctuary and finding great loot along the way. Based on feedback we've received, we believe this experience has more value than simply copying another person's set of gear.




Josh Mosqueira Gathering Trading Feedback
While still unclear if it's some kind of a joke or if the info will be used by Blizzard in the future, D3's Game director Josh Mosqueira is gathering player opinions on Twitter regarding Trading.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Lots of questions after the AH announcement. Now one of my own: (Twitter)

Complete the following statement:
"Trading means [INSERT COMMENT] to #D3" (Twitter)

You can add whatever comment to complete the statement, but you get one tweet - make it count and be nice... or no Legendaries for you :) (Twitter)




The Art of István Dányi

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)


"It is said that the cleric gave these crusaders a seemingly impossible task: to scour the far-flung lands to the east and find a means, however it might manifest, to purify the Zakarum faith."

It didn't take long after we announced Diablo III: Reaper of Souls for artists to try their hand at illustrating the Crusader, a mid-range melee fighter whose conviction (some say) is only rivaled by his prowess on the battlefield. So for this week's Artisan Showcase, we wanted to spotlight one such piece by István Dányi! Below is István's striking digital painting titled "Crusader - Unbreakable Warrior."


István has also illustrated other characters from Diablo lore, including Duriel, the Prince of Pain, who appeared in the second act of Diablo II:


Eager to see more of István's artistic endeavors? Make sure to follow him on DeviantART.

Are you working on any Blizzard fan creations? Make sure to tell us all about them over in our Community Creations forum!

Comments

  • #1 Zek
    Whether they worry about it or not there's nothing they can do, this is what it means to have offline characters that can play online.
  • #2 pikke

    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    In order to bring Diablo III to PC, we knew significant changes were going to be necessary to make the game accessible to the widest possible PC audience. One of those changes was the option to play offline on PC. A byproduct of this feature is that these save files don't require verification, which lets you jump straight into slaughtering the minions of Hell.

    While exploring ways to discourage exploitative behavior is something we're continuing to do (so thank you for your reports), players appear to be enjoying their battles through Sanctuary and finding great loot along the way. Based on feedback we've received, we believe this experience has more value than simply copying another person's set of gear.

    Currently cannot play due to connection issue (again)
    Let me do a tiny sarcastic rant: spot the difference.
  • #3 deckardcain85
    Is this some kind of joke?

    Josh asking for twitter feedback about trading? Where did Blizzard find this guy?

    He managed to kill off the console version, seems like he might be able to pull it off with RoS as well on PC in 2014. I hope this is a joke, seriously.
  • #4 Ranluka
    Annnndddd suddenly I understand the real reason for removing the AH.
  • #5 Grafikm_fr
    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!
  • #6 Bagstone
    Quote from Grafikm_fr

    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!


    Sarcasm fail?

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.
  • #7 deckardcain85
    Quote from Bagstone

    Quote from Grafikm_fr

    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!


    Sarcasm fail?

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.


    Anti-social AH solution? Oh i'm sorry. I'm sure all the adults want to have to deal with the 12 y/o kids/scammers/basement dwellers who are rejoicing the changes so they can go back to d2 system.It does make total sense, indeed.

    Or wait it gets better. Removing AH before having come up with a replacement? Clearly top dev material.

    Or.. EVEN better. Asking on twitter where you're limited to a few words? Twitter which barely anyone uses?Brilliant.
  • #8 Bagstone
    Quote from deckardcain85

    Anti-social AH solution? Oh i'm sorry. I'm sure all the adults want to have to deal with the 12 y/o kids/scammers/basement dwellers who are rejoicing the changes so they can go back to d2 system.


    Yes, you're the only grown-up playing the game, all the others are 12 year old kids, in a 17+ rated game. Sorry, forgot about that.

    Here's some food for thought:
    • Who's saying they're going back to a D2 system?
    • All trades of high-end items are done outside of the AH already, anyways.
    • It's not like the AH got rid of all problems, scammers became AH flippers will become scammers.
    Quote from deckardcain85

    Removing AH before having come up with a replacement? Clearly top dev material.


    I've got some breaking news for you: The AH will be removed on March 18, 2014. Still five and a half months time to "come up with a replacement before removing the AH". Top dev material indeed.

    Quote from deckardcain85

    Or.. EVEN better. Asking on twitter where you're limited to a few words? Twitter which barely anyone uses?Brilliant.


    Yeah, 200 million users means "barely anyone uses Twitter". It's much better to asks on a forum visited by about a few thousand people a day, totally right.

    Also, brevity is good. A good idea can be presented in a single sentence, it doesn't need a wall of text. Ever been to scientific conferences? Every student needs to be able to convey his research in a sentence ("elevator pitch"). We've had hundreds of suggestion threads comprising lots of text, 140 words for a change ain't that bad.
  • #9 BenBos
    Quote from deckardcain85

    Quote from Bagstone

    Quote from Grafikm_fr

    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!


    Sarcasm fail?

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.


    Anti-social AH solution? Oh i'm sorry. I'm sure all the adults want to have to deal with the 12 y/o kids/scammers/basement dwellers who are rejoicing the changes so they can go back to d2 system.It does make total sense, indeed.

    Or wait it gets better. Removing AH before having come up with a replacement? Clearly top dev material.

    Or.. EVEN better. Asking on twitter where you're limited to a few words? Twitter which barely anyone uses?Brilliant.


    I couldn't have said it any better.

    Console play dead as a rock ... 3 weeks after launch, PC play useless since AH's are in linger state and why play before loot 2.0 ... and then, the man in the lead, starts a feedback on ... twitter about trading with ... ONE liners...

    Really, I defended and enjoyed this game so much, but this guy single handedly killed console play AND PC fun within 2 weeks.

    I'll give him his tweet: "D3 without a controlled in game central trading system is dead in 3 weeks time. No matter what Loot table you make."

    Oops too long already.

    Idiot.



  • #10 deckardcain85
    Only thing that the AH removal is good for is the fact that AH bots + exploiters (0 bid) are getting the boot.

    Flippers aren't scammers. Flippers are the same top traders from d2. Scammers are still in chats trying to rip off people via the trade window. Just the fact that you put them in the same bowl as scammers makes everything else you just said on the matter irrelevant.

    And yeah thanks for mentioning top items are already being traded outside of the RMAH, (i totally did not know that). Point is the AH was a safe environment that allowed you to actually play the game, sell your stuff while playing the game and also buy stuff really fast without wasting time with the majority of the game's playerbase who does fall into the category i mentioned earlier. Which i and many other intelligent folk don't want to deal with directly.

    And 200m on twitter? Cool story pal. How many replies do you think he's going to get? 10? 50 max? Yeah clearly something to behold.

    You're not as bright as you like to think, let's just leave it at that.

    Guess who's getting fired in 2014. Oh right, Josh Mosquito.
  • #11 Grafikm_fr
    Quote from Bagstone

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.


    Right, because thinking about it before was too easy. Makes sense too :P
    And if AH is anti-social, then trading chans are 100x times worse than that.
  • #12 Freezard
    Thank god they're sticking to online only on PC. At least some kind of assurance after having removed AH. Now they just need that trading system.
  • #13 Seifa
    And after the Jay haters, we have the Josh haters! Wow, that was quite fast. To be honest, i wouldn't call that twitter "feedback"; it looks more like a little game than anything else.
  • #14 BenBos
    Only Jay made Company of Heroes and Warhammer: Dawn of War.

    2 blockbusters.

    This guy is crawling from under a rock and deletes things before even thinking about it.

    Asking on twitter a feedback as a joke can only come from a complete idiot.

  • #15 Elendiro
    Quote from deckardcain85

    Quote from Bagstone

    Quote from Grafikm_fr

    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!


    Sarcasm fail?

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.


    Anti-social AH solution? Oh i'm sorry. I'm sure all the adults want to have to deal with the 12 y/o kids/scammers/basement dwellers who are rejoicing the changes so they can go back to d2 system.It does make total sense, indeed.

    Or wait it gets better. Removing AH before having come up with a replacement? Clearly top dev material.

    Or.. EVEN better. Asking on twitter where you're limited to a few words? Twitter which barely anyone uses?Brilliant.


    Alot of people use twitter actually. And maybe you are the 12 year old or basement dweller and you buy items from adults?
  • #16 deckardcain85
    @Elendir Can you actually try and make sense?

    1) Idc how many people use twitter in general.. what matters is how many people actually use twitter to reply to Blizzard's tweets. Number which is close to 0.

    2) How am i the 12 y/o or basement dweller when i actually used the AH for what purpose it actually had? Which is selling and buying fast so i don't have to waste my time trading and i can continue to enjoy the actual game?

    Only people who will benefit from this change are indeed the scammers/and people with too much time on their hands.

    But it's good to see which side of the fence you're on. Sucks for me i got a job and a life i guess.
  • #17 Mienta
    Quote from deckardcain85

    Is this some kind of joke?

    Josh asking for twitter feedback about trading? Where did Blizzard find this guy?

    He managed to kill off the console version, seems like he might be able to pull it off with RoS as well on PC in 2014. I hope this is a joke, seriously.


    He didn't ask for feedback, read the quote.

    And what exactly makes it seem like he is killing RoS? It seems like it will be a hell of an expansion so far.
  • #18 Xpire
    Deckard are you for real?

    I wont even join this disscusion because it wont even matter. Retarded logic will never change and i will not get dragged down with you. Have fun on your ignorant rant. /tatibai..

    Herm.

    And on topic, what can they really do when they have offline mode? Nothing, nothing at all. :) Thats one of the reasons i didn't buy the console version. And the fact that the game is worse with just a roll and a different loot table wouldn't change the core problem for me. But whatever. If those guys enjoy playing with those items like some did in d2, let them. Or rather, can't do much about it. Must take away offline mode to make that happend and introduce a ninja ladder. :)

    Bagstone, just IGNORE him lol! :D
  • #19 Daxiongmao87
    Quote from BenBos

    Quote from deckardcain85

    Quote from Bagstone

    Quote from Grafikm_fr

    First, Josh decided to remove the AH, then asks for feedback on trading.
    But of course, it makes a lot of sense!!!


    Sarcasm fail?

    After the removal of the AH, they're thinking of other ways to support trading, just more meaningful as opposed to a soulless, anti-social AH solution. it makes total sense, indeed. Sorry if you can't see that.


    Anti-social AH solution? Oh i'm sorry. I'm sure all the adults want to have to deal with the 12 y/o kids/scammers/basement dwellers who are rejoicing the changes so they can go back to d2 system.It does make total sense, indeed.

    Or wait it gets better. Removing AH before having come up with a replacement? Clearly top dev material.

    Or.. EVEN better. Asking on twitter where you're limited to a few words? Twitter which barely anyone uses?Brilliant.


    I couldn't have said it any better.

    Console play dead as a rock ... 3 weeks after launch, PC play useless since AH's are in linger state and why play before loot 2.0 ... and then, the man in the lead, starts a feedback on ... twitter about trading with ... ONE liners...

    Really, I defended and enjoyed this game so much, but this guy single handedly killed console play AND PC fun within 2 weeks.

    I'll give him his tweet: "D3 without a controlled in game central trading system is dead in 3 weeks time. No matter what Loot table you make."

    Oops too long already.

    Idiot.


    Killed? They removed the AH MOST LIKELY because the majority of the diablo 3 players already left the game due to the lackluster experience it provided compared to the other two of the franchise. I personally am glad they are going back to it's roots. I just recently bought the Diablo 3 console version despite what I've been warned about, and love playing it locally. I've yet to jump online because i'm not a fan of exploiters. Still, removing the AH is the best thing for this game.

    If a huge chunk of the player-base wanted the AH, why would they remove it? I won't believe that it's because of "whining," considering how much data they gather from accounts, they probably did an analysis of accounts created / active accounts, monitored a trend, etc.
  • #20 Daxiongmao87
    Quote from Xpire

    Deckard are you for real?

    I wont even join this disscusion because it wont even matter. Retarded logic will never change and i will not get dragged down with you. Have fun on your ignorant rant. /tatibai..

    Herm.

    And on topic, what can they really do when they have offline mode? Nothing, nothing at all. :) Thats one of the reasons i didn't buy the console version. And the fact that the game is worse with just a roll and a different loot table wouldn't change the core problem for me. But whatever. If those guys enjoy playing with those items like some did in d2, let them. Or rather, can't do much about it. Must take away offline mode to make that happend and introduce a ninja ladder. :)

    Bagstone, just IGNORE him lol! :D


    Perhaps the same options on diablo 2, I know there was some exploitation/duping on closed b.net, but the countermeasures resulted in a drastic difference in the number of cheats vs open battle.net. Or maybe they can't do anything, just food for thought.
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.
Posts Quoted:
Reply
Clear All Quotes