Blackrock Spire Heroic Boss Guides - Omokk, Drakkisath, Rend Blackhand
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Patch 6.2 PTR Notes - April 17, New Monument, Blizzcon Tickets Saturday, Blue Posts
Blood Shard Exploit and Hotfixes
This week an exploit with Blood Shards and the Blood Thief was found out. It even ended up being streamed by some players, and this time around Blizzard decided to be harsh with the penalties - resulting in rollbacks and even bans in some cases. Though we are not sure if the bans are their final say. A few other fixes were deployed as well - read the posts below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard
UPDATE: This hotfix is now live.
We're currently working on a hotfix to address an exploit that allows players to gain a significantly larger number of Blood Shards from Blood Thief goblins than intended. While we don't have an ETA to share at this time, we're looking to implement the hotfix (which will also address the underlying bug) as soon as possible in all gameplay regions and will be sure to updatethis thread once it's live.
With this, we're also in the process of actioning accounts which have been found to be actively using this exploit to gain an unfair advantage. This behavior not only undermines the spirit play, but directly violates our in-game policies for Diablo III. As always, maintaining a stable, safe, and enjoyable online environment for legitimate players is very important to us, and we'll be continuing to keep watch on Battle.net and taking additional action as needed.
In the meantime, we encourage everyone to please game responsibly. Not only can using exploits lead to account penalties, but it can also negatively impact the enjoyment of your fellow players. This is why we're working as quickly as we can to fix the underlying issue, and why we'd appreciate your help in keeping the effects of the exploit as minimal as possible until it's removed from the game.
For more information on how to report exploitative behavior, click here. For questions regarding account actions, please refer to Account Administration.
Thank you! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Below you will find a list of hotfixes recently applied or coming soon that address various bugs or mechanic tweaks.
These hotfixes should not require you to download a new patch. Some of the hotfixes below will go live the moment they are implemented while others may require restarting the game to go into effect. Please keep in mind that some issues cannot be addressed without a client-side patch. Also note that changes to certain abilities will not be reflected in its tooltip until a patch is issued.
Last updated April 17. Hotfixes are denoted by the date they were applied to live servers.
Previous Hotfixes: [2.1.2] [2.1.0] [2.1.1]
- Fixing an issue where some players are not able to access their BlizzCon 2014 transmogrification appearances
- Fixed an issue where stash tabs purchased during a Season were not rolling over correctly to your non-Seasonal stash once a Season ended (4/17)
- Fixed an issue where the Gelatinous Sire would occasionally fail to split (4/16)
- Fixed a bug which caused Blood Thief goblins in multiplayer games to drop more Blood Shards than intended (4/16)
Blood Thiefs on Consoles
Due to the Blood Shard exploit Blood Thiefs were temporarily disabled on XBox-One and PS4 until they can permanently fix the issue. Read below.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)Hey everyone,
As some of you may have noticed, we recently deployed a hotfix for PC to address an exploit that allowed players to gain a significantly larger number of Blood Shards from Blood Thief goblins than intended.
This issue exists for Ultimate Evil Edition on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well, but we’re unable to correct it via hotfix at this time for these platforms. We’re looking to implement a permanent solution in a future console patch, but don’t have an ETA to share. In the meantime, to help mitigate the effects of the exploit, we’ve temporarily disabled Blood Thief goblins from spawning on PS4 and XB1 until further notice.
We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding!
Deadset Tal Rasha Guide
It has been a while since we last saw a Deadset guide, but he's back after a hiatus with a multi-elemental Wizard Tal Rasha guide. With a build that's capable of doing GRs level 50 and above. Check it out!
Last Blizzcon Tickets
As a reminder, this Saturday April 18th, at 10 a.m., is when the second batch of Blizzcon tickets will be sold. Check out Eventbrite if you want to get one.