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Diablo III Patch

A new patch is now being applied to Diablo III, to update Blizzard's action/RPG sequel to version 1.0.2.9749 with some fixes with the update Blizzard promised before they begin implementing balance changes. The game may remain offline for another hour or more as part of the patching process. Here are the oddly organized patch notes:Diablo III Patch 1.0.2 - v.1.0.2.9749

Classes

  • Monk
    • Active Skills
      • Serenity
        • Skill Rune - Tranquility
          • Duration of immunity granted to nearby allies from crowd control effects reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second

Bug Fixes
For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Bug Report forum.

  • General
    • Players should no longer receive an "Error 14009" when logging in
    • The "Select a Hero" menu will now also display the difficulty level for each character
    • Several speed improvements have been made to the streaming downloader
  • Achievements
    • All players in a party should now receive "Till Death Do Us Part" even if they donít have Haedrig Eamon as their active follower
  • Acts
    • Act IV
      • Witch Doctors should no longer receive an error if they kill a Shadow Clone with a Damage-Over-Time (DoT) skill after it's launched a Firebomb but before it's reached its target
  • Auction House
    • The auction log in the Completed tab will now display a player's activity (bids, buyouts, sales, etc) in the proper order
    • When placing a new bid over a previous bid on the same auction, players will now be provided with the correct warning message: "Raising your maximum bid on an Auction you are already winning raises your current bid to just above your previous maximum bid. Are you sure you want to continue?"
    • Players will now receive an error message if they attempt to purchase an item after the 50 item limit has been reached in the Completed tab
    • The "Physical Damage" Preferred Stats option for rings has been renamed to "Bonus Minimum Physical Damage"
    • The "All Damage" Preferred Stats option for weapons and armor has been removed and replaced with bonuses of specific damage types
    • Items which have been purchased from a vendor and equipped by the player can now be sold on the Auction House
    • Listing items on the Auction House from a different character than the one currently selected should no longer cause item display issues
  • Battle.net
    • The public chat list will now sort alphabetically
  • Classes
    • Witch Doctor
      • Spirit Vessel (Passive) no longer clears debuffs when using waypoints or changing equipment

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33. Re: Diablo III Patch May 29, 2012, 16:22 Cram
 
Two more opinions about battle.net and security:

1) an authenticator should be/better be required for accounts using the RMAH. The point made about a potential nightmare for Blizzard when the RMAH is valid, even though that nightmare is 99.999% result of user error (sharing passwords/virus's/trojans/malware/enter 50 other reasons here).

2) I have no seen credible reports or proof of authenticated accounts being hacked. A blue post, if to be believed, recently stated not one "hacked" account was one with an authenticator. Let's forget that point though. If you have been hacked, and have an authenticator, then you have much worse problems on your hand than losing your Diablo 3 items. The "hacker" would have to have real time access to what's happening and being input into your computer. The authenticator code refreshes every 30s or so, that's the absolute maximum (if the code was just refreshed) amount of time they have to see that code and attempt to access your account.

Basically what this means is that this person is watching everything you're doing. Enter a credit card number/expiry and security number, that hacker has it. Banking information? Vulnerable. Email access, he's got it. If you have been hacked and have an authenicator, I recommend an immediate high level format of your hard drive and to contact anyone (banks etc) that may be involved with any information you have given out over the Internet.
 
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