All that being said. I play HC. I lose characters a lot. I have even deleted 60s and killed them for fun. To die in HC: it's ok. Today I had an encounter with a player where that individual lied to me and started a bashing session. What was odd is I was asked to create a game and invite him. This was to help him. I help a lot of people in HC. When I joined I fould his lie and still helped. I eventualy called him on his lie when he kept asking for more and more help and then he started bashing... W/E. I have had many encounters with bad players in the past that have even given me a temp ban. Later it was found that those players where way out of sorts. I was given a your ok after... I say all this to show that there are indeed people who go out of their way to take out other gamers and a good experience. This is know. By me.
Todays experince when things went bad was an immediate disconnect and when I relogged I was not asked for my authentication code and my character was dead. Character is already deleted and was far from my main character. Gear wasn't even that great. (Under 2 million) I did notice that the person I was playing with wanted me to get my best char to "help". Was typed in the chat.
There's that. Not saying this person did anything or anyone for that matter. I sent a conversation to see what happened. I did some research and noticed many people reporting issues with people basicly using something to cause timed lag or even disconnects to the game. I am still on the fence about it. Based off of what I experienced I would say it was possible. I asked and was told no "official" reports have been made and if they were the people involved would be banned. I asked what about all the reports on the internet and the streams of video on youtube? I was told that you can not use youtube or those reports. I then said what about me and this incident..... same result.
If I understand correctly there is no way to know if someone uses this method or not. It is not trackable. The way you know is when you DC in game at the absolute worst time. Never any other....
I asked how they can do/know what I myself cannot find and was told that it was the end of the conversation.
I AM NOT. Saying that any responses given where bad or Blizzard is bad. Please don't respond with a bunch of crap haten on em. That is not what this is about. To be honest, I have played games that I enjoy to this day that have issues that would make most people call it trash. There is a list. Everyone knows. The truth is, like those other games I find ways around it to make it work for me so I can enjoy the game.
The reason for this is to find a way. Like the game, want to play. I am on board! All the people involved in this game from back in the days of baby Blizz to now are awesome in their own way and I am glad they try. Some folks don't. Some folks make games that are not even games. That dont work on amy level.
My main concern has to do with my main character and the fact that I do not have close to as much free time to keep messing around with remaking characters. My main Character does very well in Inferno and would take a very long DC to cause a death. It could happen though in perfect bad conditions... like the one I experienced today. To bad to be a technical issue. The timming was too perfect. If I had lost my main I would be done. Wouldn't even write this, would just be done. But I didn't. I know it can if the same thing happens. I ask how can I stop it from happening? I want to believe it won't and as they say it was just a technical issue that happened and is better now. But it really don't look that way. I can play with lag. This was beyond lag. Was massive red and then to disconnect. I want to buy the xpac and play when it comes out and the whole point of the game is to play HC. Death to things beyond the realm of player control though.... Again, I play well with lag.... I make characters that reflect worse case situations.
I hope I am clear in what I wrote. It is a lot cause I want to find a solution. I want to coninue playing with the abillity to find enjoyment in the game. A bigger picture is when I play other games I want to know how to apply the solution to those games as well.
I am ok to call it lag that I died.
My question is if it is possible and if so. How to make it better.
I wil even agree to say it is not possible in D3. But my thought is what if there was a game like D3 that had this issue. How is it overcome?
At the very least. How would a game company know if it is being done in the first place.... Or any place for that matter...
I believe this goes beyond anti spyware or anti virus. This is something other than that. I even format my computer and factory install it regularly.
The people I hear the reports from are way into gamming and computers, they are far from clicking on a trogan horse.
To end. Thank you for thoughts. Be nice. Blizzard thank you for the game. Even if I was to stop now. I have played soo much beyond what I thought I would and enjoyed it! Completely satisfied. As for Bronies. I like the idea, I will try to watch the show. (completly) The people behind it are awesome and a very deep pool of talent with skill. How could you not like that show. It may be to slow for my taste but compared to the others it is great. They teach good things too!
If I missed something please let me know. I am not saying that Blizz has been compramised and please do not use this as an "official" example. The only other thing I can think of is if there are confirmed compromised to Blizz? The feel I got was that D3 was above it... It was followed that if it did happen steps would be taken immediately to stop/better it.... That is what was said.
Again don't bash each other or Blizzard. Be like the Brony :) What is desired here is actual uselful ideas. If nothing else if you have a testimony (I think that is the right word?) to share that relates and can do so with best intentions that may be helpful as well.
My hope above hope. It is indeed a technical issue and that's that. If that's the case the chance of those conditions existing again are enough that I wouldn't encounter it for a very long time.
I will not name accounts or names. Please do not seek out anyone involved with this situation. The idea is not to get anyone in trouble but to find a way.