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Diablo III Inadvertent PvP to be Fixed

There are threads in the Diablo III Forums about players exploiting the way vote kick mechanics work in Blizzard's action/RPG sequel to get other players killed, which is a particular problem in Hardcore, where character death is permanent. A post by Blizzard responds to this situation saying this unintended form of PvP griefiing will be addressed ASAP:

Ehhh. While the advice "don't play in Hardcore public games" may be valid in a number of situations, we recognize that this is a legitimate issue for Hardcore players and want to address it ASAP -- ideally in a way that doesn't impact co-op play (or impacts it as minimally as possible).

Right now, we're looking to remove the 10-second movement lockout whenever a Vote Kick is passed from both Hardcore and Normal modes. While we realize this solution may allow players to exploit the Vote Kick function to avoid death, it's not a very reliable survival technique and we feel that it's a better alternative than players losing a character they've invested a lot of time into due to griefing. We'll definitely be keeping on an eye on this, though, and will consider other solutions if necessary.

I don't know yet if this is something that can be addressed via hotfix; it may be a fix that we need to implement with a client-side patch. We're still working out the details, and I'll provide an update once there's any more info to share.

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18. Re: Diablo III Inadvertent PvP to be Fixed Jan 8, 2013, 22:07 Jivaro
 
OMG!!! I should have known that the problem wasn't that I didn't like the game...I am just butthurt! What was I thinking?! My butthurt awareness now being elevated, I should like the game much more. Thank you so much Malachii!

Rolleyes

Awesome Malachii, you enjoy the game. That makes you a satisfied customer, of which I know their are plenty of others. I personally have a 10+ item list of things I don't like about Diablo 3's game design and none of them have anything to do with grouping, selling items, or whether or not your butt hurts. It was a disappointing experience, but Path of Exile and Torchlight 2 have made it pretty easy to move on.

I compare it to meeting 3 girls at a bar and going home with the hot blonde only to find out that she has expensive taste in wine and is pretty boring in the sack. I then return to the bar and take home her redhead AND brunette friends and find out that not only are they more fun, but thanks to their love for microbreweries...they cost less too.

This comment was edited on Jan 8, 2013, 22:15.
 
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