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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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30. Re: Diablo III Inadvertent PvP to be Fixed Jan 9, 2013, 10:43 Theo
 
InBlack wrote on Jan 9, 2013, 10:22:
It just means its not as good as D2.

Exactly. Its not as good as D2, which is exactly why I and most nearly everyone else who spent any ammount of time with D2 is calling it trash.

TL2 has a cartoony look I dont like. I might try PoE once it is finished but what really irks me is that they fucked up the Diablo IP beyond all repair. I sure as hell am not going to buy Diablo4 at launch. Are you?

by the time its out mate ill probably be dead ;-) its not like blizzard dev things quickly

ill buy the expansion if that answers your question; personally i still play not regular, but prolly once a week, mainly hardcore only seen as that was the best way to play d2, and its the best way to play d3 I sometimes grind inferno on my 60 for laughs with a mate, it can be fun if you turn up the MP levels (and gets it back to challenging levels that we had pre all the pubbie tools bitching it was to hard)..



 
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