[May 29, 2012, 11:53 am ET] - Share - Viewing Comments
A new patch is now being applied to Diablo III
, to update Blizzard's action/RPG sequel to version 126.96.36.19949 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.188.8.131.5249
- Active Skills
- Skill Rune - Tranquility
- Duration of immunity granted to nearby allies from crowd control effects reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second
For a full list of documented game and service bugs, please review the Known Issues sticky located in the Bug Report forum.
- 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
- All players in a party should now receive "Till Death Do Us Part" even if they donít have Haedrig Eamon as their active follower
- 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
- The public chat list will now sort alphabetically
- Witch Doctor
- Spirit Vessel (Passive) no longer clears debuffs when using waypoints or changing equipment
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||Re: Diablo III Patch
||May 29, 2012, 17:56
Cram wrote on May 29, 2012, 16:22:
A blue post, if to be believed, recently stated not one "hacked" account was one with an authenticator.
Actually, and this is a nitpick, they stated that not one "hacked" account they investigated was one with an authenticator. In other words, they have not yet verified that every case where an account has been hacked did not have an authenticator.
The dirty secret about the authenticators though is that the codes they generate are valid for a large enough period of time, that if a PC is actively compromised, someone could monitor the access codes being typed and have just enough time to login use the authenticator code just typed and clean a person's account out.
Yes, yes, if a PC is compromised, all bets are off, but still, the point is that an authenticator only significantly reduces the chance of a compromised account; it does not eliminate it. (Blizz is careful to point this out in their posts as well by subtly saying it's not a 100% guarantee.)
However, I think others here have a real point. Blizzard hasn't done enough to reduce hacking attempts. For example, if you regularly login from a cable modem connected up somewhere in California, and suddenly you're seen to be logging in from China, Kansas, or some other geographically unlikely location, ask the user to provide some extra information to verify the account before allowing access.
As far as I can tell, Blizzard doesn't do any of those things; they solely rely on users having an authenticator.
So yes, even those that don't have an authenticator should feel justified in saying that Blizzard isn't doing enough. They could do more; and they better do more before the launch the RMAH.
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