Rollback Policy Update, "Special Announcement" at GamesCom 2013, New MP10 Uber Bosses Kill Record

Rollback Policy Update for all Diablo III Regions
A very serious and kind of scary policy change is coming in a few days. Because of the numerous scams players got used to doing with fake account hacks, Blizzard had to update D3's rollback policy. This is needed in order to discourage such actions, but in the meantime players are already afraid of the moment their account will get hacked and their epic characters will be left with only 10 million gold after the reroll (not to mention the materials).

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Over the past year, we've made some changes to our account rollback policy for players in the Asia, Americas, and Europe regions. These updates were an added step in protecting the in-game economy from the noted rise of false compromised account claims by players attempting to duplicate items. To date, these policy changes have been effective in helping to reduce the number of duplicated items in the game.

On August 6, we'll be further updating the policy to include a cap on gold and commodities that are restored as part of the process, adding further protections for the game economy.

[What's Changing Starting Tuesday, August 6]

All character equipment (including weapons and armor) restored via the Diablo III rollback service will continue to be bound to the restored account. The restored items cannot be traded with other players or posted on the auction house, but they can still be shared with other characters on the account and sold to merchant NPCs.

Additionally, the below changes to gold and commodities restoration will also occur:
  • Gems:
    • Each gem type (Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby,Topaz) up to Perfect Square will be restored up to a total maximum count of 500 of that type (e.g. 500 Flawless Amethysts). Marquise gems will be restored in full, as they are Bind-on-Account. Higher level gems will be restored up to the following limits:
      • Radiant Square – 250
      • Star – 100
      • Flawless Star – 50
      • Perfect Star – 25
      • Radiant Star – 10
  • Crafting Materials:
    • Each type of crafting material will be restored up to a total maximum count of 500 (e.g. 500 Subtle Essence).
    • Each type of training material will be restored up to a total of 500 (e.g. 500 Tomes of Blacksmithing).
    • Each type of crafting plan will be restored up to a total of 1 (e.g. 1 plan for Cain’s Fate).
  • Gold:
    • Gold restored will be limited to 10 million.
As always we are committed to continuing to monitor the overall health and economy of the game and make additional tweaks if necessary.

[Protecting Your Account]

Considering that the rollback service is intended to help players whose accounts have been compromised, we obviously wish that no one ever needed to use it. The best way to help protect yourself from account compromise is to secure your PC and account, for example by adding a Authenticator. While no security measure is completely foolproof, we've often found that many accounts are compromised a second time simply because players do not take any action to protect themselves after being compromised the first time.

To learn more about the Authenticator and some best practices for securing your PC against viruses and malware, check out the links below.

"Special Announcement" to Be Made at GamesCom 2013
A 'special announcement' will be made at GamesCom 2013 this month and it looks like it's going to be something big and D3 related. Blizzard sent an invitation to the press with this 'teaser':

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

“You are invited to join Blizzard Entertainment at a press conference on the first day of gamescom 2013. We’re making a special announcement that’s sure to capture the attention of the Heavens, Burning Hells and all the shadowed places that lie between.”

In addition, today Mike Morhaime stated:

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We’ll be sharing Diablo 3 related news at Gamescom this month.

In order to not be speculative, we'll have to wait and see what it really is. will cover Blizzard's GamesCom attendance the whole time and especially on August 21 - the date we've been hyped for.

New MP10 Uber Bosses Kill Record
Invis, Avoid, Det0x and Duus89 have beaten the last world record for MP10 Uber Bosses by a considerable amount! The new time is 56 seconds, which is an amazing time for killing 6 bosses with hundreds of millions of HP. Check out their the video below and leave your feedback in their dedicated topic (where you can also check each of their Twitch profiles).


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