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!


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