01/07/2013 10:10 PMPosted by LylirraWhy not just go to option and set no public game display so nobody random joins your game? FIXED, . . . smart.
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.
Really appreciate the response! Thanks.
I also hope a ban is going to be passed down on the individuals who have been the cause of the widespread griefing. They've been reported dozens of times with many topics concerning them..
They used an exploit to intentionally harm many players in the worst way possible and should not be left free to roam after ruining the experience of many players via an exploit.