What I meant by cancel when someone had bid was, force to end the auction, not cancel it, and receive the gold from it. That would have to go through the server. If that was possible and there is actual evidence of it then I'm far more likely to believe this has happened.
I also don't think it's possible to get rid of spam completely. Blizzard just gets it more because WoW is a very popular game people are willing to spend a lot on. It's a bigger target.
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Jul 13, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from BaneAu
Trust me, I know how information spreads, and this has spread, go research it for yourself
I'm very familiar with the auction ending earlier than stated bug but I really don't think this is what's causing it.
I'm not saying it's not technically possible, obviously it is. Tons of old online games were plagued with exploits because they didn't preform server side checks before allowing some actions. But for it to happen nowadays would be ALMOST beyond the realm of possibility, especially coming from Blizzard who has some of the best experience with online games and exploits that come with them.
The main difference here between the canceling with the clock was that only affected your own auctions. So I guess it wasn't looked at as a big deal and probably forgotten about during testing. I don't even think it was possible to force an auction to end successfully with a bid by setting your time forward was it? This however would have to run through the server, which would mean it'd be checked (or should be like everything else) and you can't trick that.
It's FAR, MANY TIMES, more likely someone is spinning an semi-intricate hoax than for a company to actually forget this sort of thing all of the sudden, and well if for some reason it is real, then yes this is a huge problem and pretty stupid if missed.
Jul 13, 2012Well people may be making tons of money but that doesn't keep people from talking about methods either. If this was actually what was causing the auction ending early problem we've seen for... weeks if not months, it'd be out there already.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Hacks and exploits always get out and found about quickly if they're real because loose lips sink ships as the old saying goes.
Jul 13, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from Dontbanmebro
I was merely using that as an example that you can expect stuff like this.
I would link you the thread, but it's in the private sections of the sites I frequent and I doubt that type of site would be allowed to be linked here to begin with. It only works on items with no buyout though, so pretty easy to not be affected by it.
Edit: I'm not even completely sure if it still works right this moment, but it worked in the past few days.
If it only works in those cases it sounds more like the clock changing thing but the server won't actually send the item when it checks to see if the data is correct.
There is almost 0% chance that a company could forget something like server side checks nowadays. That's how we see every kind of hack so it's the first thing you don't allow is data from clients to just freely do what it wants on the server. That's like, Online Gaming 101. If somehow this was actually possible and Blizzard missed something like that my brain would explode, especially since I'm sure they'd know from WoW how that works.
If it's legit we'd be seeing tons of posts and videos about it.
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You say this can't work. I say you're wrong.
Now that it's been explained more it sounds like someone trying to fool the clock again to think the auction has ended so your bid would win, which in some weird circumstance for whatever reason MIGHT send out messages that the bid was lost and it's gone now, maybe for some outlandish reason it would send the messages before it checks, but there is no realistic way the server is going to say "Fine yeah, send the item.".
Jul 13, 2012There's a big difference in the time thing which was scripted where it was SUPPOSED to be doing that (probably an oversight from testing that wasn't changed) and then this.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
You can't "fool" the server into thinking anything. Because the server will check it's records first and foremost. Anything you try to do will be delivered to the server, the server will check to see if it's correct, and then send permission to allow it.
You can change client side data to make it appear like you have more gold. Or maybe even that the buyout on an item is higher than it should be, but you can't change the actual server data.
So if you witnessed it with your own eyes that's more likely. Someone changed the value to show falsely that the buyout was higher in order to trick you into thinking what you saw was genuine.
Jul 13, 2012I stopped at the point when the "hacker" tried to tell me that changes in your client can affect the server.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Also no offense meant to you, seeing as you wrote the article.
Jul 13, 2012Posted in: Off-Topic
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Jul 13, 2012Yeah but for 10$ I'm happy with it. Beat the game, got all the achievements, been playing a lot of multiplayer now. You did unlock all the promo cards right?Posted in: Other Games
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Jul 12, 2012I don't think greed had anything to do with it. The prices have been set like that since before we really saw any D3 gold selling sites. How were they supposed to know what the value of gold would be months later? Just like commodities now working out how they planned, they could still change it.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Jul 12, 2012The main problem you're probably going to have is with the actual internet connection itself. If you can't get 3G or WiFi I'm not really sure there's anyway you're going to get a connection that can stream 720p and 30fps. The camera and the software shouldn't be too hard for someone more knowledgeable than me on the subject to help you out with though.Posted in: Off-Topic
Jul 11, 2012I hope its both. I'm going to be disappointed if I still see legendary one handers with 900dps and blue ones with 1000. Not that just dps is what makes a weapon desirable but its a big chunk.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Jul 11, 2012Saying that legendaries will always be better than blues has always sort of confused me, mostly when it comes to weapons. Are they saying DPS will be higher? Because I've seen a lot of blues with higher DPS than rares.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
They've also said before though DPS isn't everything on a weapon. So what do they consider "better".
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Aug 14, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "GrrrboyMC" »
Defo agree with what has been said above about that demonic looking fallen angel. I really hope it's Inarius. Would make some kind of sense if he returned after the worldstone's destruction considering his powers were linked to the stone in some way.
I think possibly it could be Inarius but I thought he had his wings torn off and his flesh stretched with hooks when he was imprisoned in Hell in a room full of mirrors.
Aug 14, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "GrrrboyMC" »I'll take your word for it, although I'm looking and can't see that anywhere, either on the wallpaper itself, in the filename or above the links to download the different sizes of wallpapers themselves. Maybe the site is regional. Maybe I just can't see it
That page on the thumbnail of the wallpaper, don't click it just look at the top left it says "Ureh" like the others say "Leah" and "Tristram".
Quote from sef239 »I've been lurking this site for years but now I have finally registered. Anyways, here's an interesting comment I decided to paste from the Diablo 3 forums on battle.net concerning the (most interesting) new picture of the angel.
"It's Imperius, the Archangel of War. He wanted to destroy Sanctuary at some point, but Tyrael used his final vote to save it from destruction at the council of heaven.
Imperius' sign is an upside down sword or something, that's why I think it's him. Also, it would make sense that since Tyrael really influenced the outcome in d2, maybe he was cast down, thus allowing Imperius to descend on Sanctuary (the meteor in the cinematic?) to put an end to the descendants of the Nephalem."
You might be interested in the link in my signature directing you to the Imperius speculation thread then.
If you want to discuss it there, I'll be happy to.
Aug 14, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Murderface" »How many of those will actually refuse to buy the game is the number you are looking for.
That and how many of those 53,000 were individual ACTUAL people.
Not to mention they'll probably gain at LEAST 53,000 NEW fans to the series by making the game look more Blizzard like and familiar.
Some people may not like it, but I think all in all they'll be gaining more fans than losing. Which means more sales, more people to play with, more income for Blizzard which is going to lead to more updates and expansions and possibly sequels if it becomes real popular.
Aug 8, 2008I dunno... I doubt it'll be the cow level, we expect that. It'll probably be something different.Posted in: News
Anyway nothing will remain secret in a game this anticipated. It'll be discovered in probably a week or two and then be all over the internet in a few days after.
Aug 8, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "battlelore" »
Anyway, looks like the petition had an effect, after all
I HIGHLY doubt the petition had any effect on this guy deciding to quit his very high paying job to create his own company.
If he did dislike the art direction, I'm sure he did so LONG before the petition.
They've been working on this current art for at least a year. He didn't have a problem with it all this time then when some people on the internet complained about he he said "HEY! They're right! I should quit this job!"
I really doubt it. Most self respecting artists won't be swayed by what people say, especially people he doesn't even know or work for.
Aug 7, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "ryanmax24" »im gonna laugh though if the new art director isnt happy with D3s art direction lol now that would be a kick in the teeth.
Except that they won't keep him around if he can't adapt to the style they want.
There are plenty of art directors they could hire that would be more than happy to work with what they want.
Aug 7, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "Luckmann" »First of all, even the Art Director is a subject to the whims of his superiors; He can only act in the extent the others allow him to - he'd have a say, but they'd be able to run him over, and any artist worth their salt wouldn't take that for all too long.
Yes they ultimately have the say, but I'm sure the last thing they wanted was to have to hire a new art director, and why would of he of went along with the art direction for THIS long and then suddenly get mad? The gameplay trailer was released a month and a half ago.
Second.. do you REALLY think Actiblizz would cite "artistic differences" in the current climate, if their Art Director upped and left because Actiblizz insisted on a snuttified D3?
I'd hope they'd tell the truth instead of just saying he wanted to make a company.
Aug 7, 2008Posted in: NewsQuote from "liquid" »Maybe he was unhappy with what Blizzard was happy with?
As the art director he could of changed this. He has a lot of say over what the game looks like.
Besides I doubt that was the case or they would of said "artistic differences". He probably just got greedy and wants to have a money fountain in his back yard.
Aug 7, 2008This is horrible news. Hopefully the new art director can adapt to the art style or else we're going to have clashing art all over the place.Posted in: News
Pretty lame move to quit in the middle of a project just to start your own company.
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