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Diablo III Bans

The Diablo III Website announces Blizzard has recently handed out a bunch of bans to Diablo III players for violating the terms of service for Blizzard's action/RPG sequel. They don't specify how many accounts are barred due to this, but they do offer more details on why: "In each of these cases players used a hack program for exploitive purposes, for example to zoom out their game view and kill monsters that were beyond the normal range at which AI is triggered. As we do with all Blizzard games, we will continue to monitor Diablo III for cheating and take action as needed." They outline various actions that could trigger such discipline so players can make sure they are keeping their noses clean. On a related note, Blend Games continues their criticism of the game by rounding up reports of Linux users who claim they have been banned after playing the game through WINE, unmoved by Blizzard's comments that they cannot guarantee that users of an unsupported operating system may be incorrectly tagged as hackers.

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34. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 10, 2012, 13:01 gilly775
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:
I'm still dumbfounded by how we've reached the point where you aren't allowed to cheat in a single-player game.

This isn't a single player game; it's a multiplayer game with a single player component attached to it. If your character never went online or could be attached to mp, this wouldn't be an issue.
 
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33. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 10, 2012, 02:21 Prez
 
jdreyer wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 23:12:
strong placebo wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 18:50:
Perhaps 2 years from now, Blizzard will release a single player version of the game that is completely off-line. Given the mediocre reception of the game, it is not impossible.

From what I've read, that won't be possible without a lot of work, which once the game starts winding down revenue wise, seems unlikely that they'd be willing to put in. As I understand it, the server manages monster AI, loot drops, map data, and a whole host of other shit. None of that is on the player client, so you'd have to code that into the player client if you wanted to allow offline play.

Any Blizzard employees on Blues care to speak to that?

Having seen a bit of the current warez version, the monsters are in, but they just stand around doing nothing - the AI and loot tables are apparently server side. So yeah, it would be a lot of work for a warez dude.

On Blizzard's part, I'm painfully ignorant on game design, but if there is stuff living server side could it just be a matter of moving the missing code/data from the server to a client download that would allow offline singleplayer for users? I don't expect it to ever happen, as the Blizzard team are now a bunch of tools, but I was just curious.
 
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32. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 23:12 jdreyer
 
strong placebo wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 18:50:
Perhaps 2 years from now, Blizzard will release a single player version of the game that is completely off-line. Given the mediocre reception of the game, it is not impossible.

From what I've read, that won't be possible without a lot of work, which once the game starts winding down revenue wise, seems unlikely that they'd be willing to put in. As I understand it, the server manages monster AI, loot drops, map data, and a whole host of other shit. None of that is on the player client, so you'd have to code that into the player client if you wanted to allow offline play.

Any Blizzard employees on Blues care to speak to that?
 
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31. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 21:10 Mr. Tact
 
As I have said a couple of times, I'm sure we'd all really love to see how much money Blizzard is making off the RMAH. Unless someone writes a tell all book, we never will.  
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30. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 19:18 Prez
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 18:17:

The game has been purposely gutted for that auction house. Rather than letting people cheese it up for fun, Blizzard keeps it extremely locked down so that they can make a profit off of selling you stuff. It's a single-player non-competitive game; these kinds of restrictions should not exist.

Agreed.
 
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29. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 19:13 Julio
 
strong placebo wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 18:50:
Perhaps 2 years from now, Blizzard will release a single player version of the game that is completely off-line. Given the mediocre reception of the game, it is not impossible.

Blizzard can't admit they screwed this game up royally - there's no way they're walking away from online only for D3.
 
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28. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 18:50 strong placebo
 
Perhaps 2 years from now, Blizzard will release a single player version of the game that is completely off-line. Given the mediocre reception of the game, it is not impossible.  
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27. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 18:48 s[caught]
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 14:06:
it is so easy to dual boot a system, why in the world would anyone try to play Diablo III through vine. Stupid is as stupid does.
Dual boot into what? The OS I don't own? Pot, kettle.

(Linux is the only OS on my machine at home. I only buy games that are known to run well in WINE (eg Guild Wars 2, Drox Operative, Borderlands) and accept the risk that they may occasionally stop working due to publisher decisions (eg Borderlands DLC) or technical issues (GW2 without the -dx9single flag). The fact of the matter is there are enough good games that I have the luxury to choose those that don't incur the one-time OS tax.)

(full disclosure: I haven't played nor will I probably ever play Diablo III)
 
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26. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 18:43 z0dd
 
Please tell me they didn't ban the legendary Kripparian!!!  
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25. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 18:37 raVen
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 14:11:
ViRGE wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:
I'm still dumbfounded by how we've reached the point where you aren't allowed to cheat in a single-player game.

Doh, it is certainly not single player with the auction house, I am dumbfounded you even thought it was.
D2 could be played single player. I think that's the point here. They went from an optional multi-player game to a mandatory multi-player game.
I know for sure I don't really care about playing online, LAN would have been plenty for me (or just a straight up tcp 4 player game would have been good)
edit: Especially since 1/2 to 3/4 of my Hardcore characters died due to lag.
 
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24. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 18:28 Rhialto
 
When you bot and make a living out of it, I guess it's no big deal to buy another copy and continu...

Ok I don't think someone can make a living but you get the idea.
 
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23. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 18:17 ViRGE
 
Ozmodan wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 14:11:
ViRGE wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:
I'm still dumbfounded by how we've reached the point where you aren't allowed to cheat in a single-player game.

Doh, it is certainly not single player with the auction house, I am dumbfounded you even thought it was.
It was a trick question to get someone to bring up the AH as a response, which you fell for, so thank you.

The game has been purposely gutted for that auction house. Rather than letting people cheese it up for fun, Blizzard keeps it extremely locked down so that they can make a profit off of selling you stuff. It's a single-player non-competitive game; these kinds of restrictions should not exist.
 
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22. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 16:03 Muscular Beaver
 
So now nobody plays the game anymore?  
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21. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 14:31 Smellfinger
 
Fuck those losers.  
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20. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 14:11 Ozmodan
 
ViRGE wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 11:21:
I'm still dumbfounded by how we've reached the point where you aren't allowed to cheat in a single-player game.

Doh, it is certainly not single player with the auction house, I am dumbfounded you even thought it was.
 
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19. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 14:06 Ozmodan
 
it is so easy to dual boot a system, why in the world would anyone try to play Diablo III through vine. Stupid is as stupid does.  
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18. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 14:02 Optional nickname
 
I've been permabanned from their forums less than 2 weeks after release.

Some people just can't handle the truth.
 
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17. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 13:22 Jivaro
 
Shok wrote on Nov 9, 2012, 11:38:
In Soviet Russia the single player games ban you!

well played sir.
 
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16. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 13:22 Simon Says
 
Haven't played the game, will most likely never play it unless cracked to not require online at all times. Shamefull, just shamefull.

Big brother is watching you... And Blizzard too! Come on...
 
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15. Re: Diablo III Bans Nov 9, 2012, 13:17 deqer
 
Oh Blizzard. lulz.

Back in the day, you used to be cool. But now, you're poo.
 
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