Some of you may have seen my posts, some may not, either way a short recap of the last few days events.
I made several threads on the battle.net forums, among other forums, about the duping that is literally getting out of control lately on the GAH/RMAH in USA-Softcore.
Blizzard was not responsive (Who would've guessed?), and instead of tackling the issue at hand they were too busy banning my accounts from the forums and deleting my threads.
So 2 days ago someone approached my friend fookya (Current #1 barb in dprogress) about an barb ammy he's selling off the AH for more than the 2b cap, which is reasonable considering it's basically a perfect roll and can't get any better.
Fookya couldn't match the price he was looking for obviously and was told by the seller that he will be putting it up for sale across various channels, including one site known to be frequented by chinese hackers, www.16(censored).com
Now details are still being compiled and we're still trying to figure it out, at this point we don't know if the amulet was duped by eddie himself, eddie bought an already duped version, eddie is involved with duping team and acting legit to spread the word about the amulet, or countless other scenarios.
Fact of the matter is, well watch the video for yourself.
My original duping thread (not closed)
One of my 4 threads in general discussion that was CLOSED by blizzard then re-opened after public outcry about the banning and closing of my thread.
Fookya's thread about the ammy
Oh and I also noticed Moldran posted a new video about duping and how blizzard is taking action and it's most likely "rollbacks".
Well Moldran, all I can tell you at this point is that it's 95% likely you are incorrect, when I have more clearer idea of how the duping is actually going on I'll try to post it.
But I've had very extensive dealings with blizzard during 1.04 when my account was frozen over 11 times in a span of a week due to my RMAH sales surpassing $xxxxx (edited this out)
During that time I was pretty infuriated and kept demanding to speak to someone up the chain, I can't disclose everything that they told me since they weren't supposed to tell me things about their security protocols in the first place.
BUT what I can tell you is that, blizzard is very aware of proxys/vpns and what not, for a person to legitimately claim he was hacked and to receive a rollback is very difficult and would require a very strategic sequence of events to make the hack look legitimate without raising Blizzard's security protocols.
To not only rollback once but multiple times with similar gear, well let's just say the odds are very against them.
Although it's not completely out of the question, I'm going to give Blizzard the benefit of the doubt that they weren't actually that incompetent.
I re-gain forum access to battle.net in a few hours, stay tuned for more details of duping unless, Blizzard is actually doing something about it.
Edited by mannercookie, 17 November 2012 - 03:32 AM.