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Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator

An article on Blend Games contains a video they say demonstrates that item duping was possible in Diablo III before a hotfix addressed this. All the clip demonstrated for me is my inability to understand foreign languages, but this post explains how this took advantage of the game's checkpoint system to craft items at the cost of no resources, hopefully a moot point now that its fixed. They use this incident to once again question the game's inconvenient always-on DRM. They also discuss how Blizzard is handling account rollbacks in cases where accounts are compromised, taking issue with account security as the launch of the real-money auction house for the action/RPG sequel nears. Speaking of which, this post (thanks nin via Kotaku) notes that Blizzard has changed the terms of service for Diablo III to require the use of their authenticator for real-money transactions:

Starting today, in order to add to your Balance, players will be required to have a Authenticator or Mobile Authenticator attached to their account. For clarity, this means you’ll need to have an Authenticator to add to your balance via Account Management or to send the proceeds of your real-money auction house sales to your Balance.

Please note that players who previously added Balance to their account prior to this change will be able to use it to make eligible purchases on and in the auction house without attaching an Authenticator. However, an Authenticator will be required to add to your balance in the future, as explained above.

While we understand that this creates an extra step for players during the login process, we believe this added layer of account protection will help foster a safer auction house environment for all of our players.

You can learn more about the Authenticator, Mobile Authenticator, and other account security information by clicking here.

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124. Re: Diablo III Item Duping Hotfixed? RMAH to Require Authenticator Jun 12, 2012, 23:14 Sepharo
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 10:45:
Sepharo wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 00:42:
AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 12, 2012, 00:31:
You mentioned "mountains of bullshit", "a lot of inconvenience", "a lot of crap" which I just don't see and virtually every one of my gaming friends is playing this game and no one is having any issues.

You sound like Baghdad Bob or Officer Barbrady saying this stuff on posts talking about issues.

Many of the people who post here have the game, and just about all of us know many friends who do as well. My friends have been hacked, have dealt with lag, and have experienced the poor inferno balancing. It's hard to believe that nobody in your circle of gaming friends have had "any issues".

Which "posts"? I responded directly to someone who responded to my post. He complained in vague terms and I responded everything is ok here and asked for more specifics.

I don't know who those people (Bob or Barbrady, although I assume it's something derogatory) are, but I am genuinely speaking from experience.

I meant posts as in Blue's news items talking about issues. Baghdad Bob is the nickname for the Iraqi Minister of Information during the 2003 invasion who would alternate between claiming there was no invasion and that Iraq was winning, even while U.S. tanks rolled through his camera shot in the background. Officer Barbrady is the cop from South Park known for his "Nothing to see here, move along" catchphrase as shit was obviously going down right behind him. So when you not only claim that you haven't experienced any issues but neither have every one of your gaming friends, I find that hard to believe and make that comparison. "No one is having any issues" is a hilarious thing to say in regards to Diablo 3.

I do get that liking this game is an unpopular stance, so I should probably just keep quiet.

Well that's where you're wrong... Many people like the game, liking the game is a very popular stance. But just because you enjoy the game doesn't mean you can't have issues with it, as you (or at least one of your gaming friends) have most assuredly been affected by at least one of the issues posted here over the past few weeks.
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