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According to this article.
About half way down you read
"Originally Posted by Blizzard (Official Forums)
We understand that accounts being stolen is not fun, which is why we provide account restoration. However, we recently found a number of cases of customer service being lied to about theft, in order to get extra items. Accordingly, we have decided to update the account restoration policy in Asia to help players, and at the same time protect the game economy. This change will reaffirm our view that fraud is theft, and take a stance of "zero tolerance".
Starting at 11:00AM Taiwan time on December 18, 2012, all Diablo III restored equipment (including in inventory and the stash), such as weapons or armor, will be bound to the account. This means that these items will not be able to be traded with other players or placed on auction, but they can still be shared with other characters in the account to use, or sold to the commodity NPCs. Note that unless through the account restoration earned gold or material goods. [sic] After the implementation of these policies, as in the past, we will constantly monitor the economic environment within the game, and make additional adjustments if necessary. (Note: once the player account restoration is completed, future drops in the game, or equipment items received through transactions, are not affected by account binding restrictions.)
The account restoration service is to help the players deal with account theft, and we hope that no one would need to use this service. Protect your account security from theft; the best approach is to ensure your computer's security, and use the Battle.net account security, such as the Battle.net authenticator. Further protective measures cannot be guaranteed perfect because of human negligence; according to our data, we often see many players' accounts stolen a second time, after the first time they were stolen, since they did not take any action to protect themselves.
The game economy is an important part of the quality of the gaming experience, and any attempt to use fraud to obtain additional items may cause harm to the economy and the experience of other players in the game. We hope to give a warning to those of dishonest behavior, and further strengthen the stability of the economy and provide a better gaming experience for all players."
So basically people are duping items but pretending to be hacked and having those characters restored thus replicating the items as the owner was "hacked" by a friend and in return still owns both the items.
Now that Blizzard has down something in Taiwan all of the Taiwanese players are flooding the Americas to keep at this dupe. this explains why dupes are usually in quantities of 3-10 and not MASSIVE amounts. Blizzard you do something in Taiwan but not US!?? FIX THIS.
If you agree post here and +1
Blizzard acknowledged dupes, fixed them in ASIA. But has ignored US/EU.
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Edited by Fusion#1917 on 1/21/2013 7:41 PM PST
perhaps if the community lets Blizzard know by creating enough threads or bumping this one. A response would be splendid. If they don't respond it just means they listened to their ASIAN fans more than us sadly.
But that is stupid imo :)
Don't get hacked then?
But that is stupid imo :)
Life isn't fair.
We do a TON of stuff to protect people from the outliers. Some people are perfectly capable of texting while driving (safely), for example. These people though are very few in number and dwarfed by the number who drive like idiots while texting. Thus, texting while driving bans. It mildly inconveniences a few while helping the many be much safer.
Likewise, the harm done to the very few people who both had godly items they want to sell AND get hacked is extremely small compared to the harm done to the game as a whole by dupers.
Let's be honest here, the chance of someone getting screwed out of more than a few dollars worth of gear because they got hacked and everything is now account bound is absurdly small. The only people who would be opposed to this change are idiots or dupers.
But that is stupid imo :)
wether you agree or not if you get hacked it IS your fault
Edited by Fusion#1917 on 1/21/2013 1:21 PM PST
I don't think they should let there be a first time personally. We are responsible for our accounts security.
I am confused at how this actually helps anything, though I am all for things that do help. With this system, are both items made bound to account? Or is only the duplicated version BOA? Because if they bind the one item and then let you keep the original which was "stolen via hack" then you can still open a new claim for that original item.
Though, I guess this limits the duping to close-friends. It still allows duping and selling one version, as Absol commented.
In the end though, I would agree to no restores.
Edited by Visualcode#1251 on 1/21/2013 3:58 PM PST
Yeah i see what you are saying /: while it is still possible with close friends i guess at least it does cut back on allowing one person to do it over and over.
But if you think about it if the original item becomes BOA then essentially it was as if the item was just given away still only 1 of the items can be sold. If the person who receives the dupe and tries to do it again while he will get to keep a BOA copy there is still only one item that can technically be sold and this does help the economy.
What reallllly makes me livid is the fact that Blizz listened to ASIAN fans (no racism) but has not listened to us. It doesn't make a lot of sense to simple do it to one server and not the rest /:
Edited by Fusion#1917 on 1/21/2013 7:08 PM PST
Fusion I made a thread a few hours before yours pretty much same thing..
I put at my last response all the threads I found from last 4 days in it..
I know since last thread I think 3-4 more popped up..
I agree this needs to happen.. no excuse for them to not do it..
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