Hacked items in Diablo 3???

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Is it true? Partially. See for yourself.

-The Oculus Ring -
Hack - http://media.photobucket.com/image/occy%20ring/nickedoff12/52ac6c73.jpg
Real - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/oculus-ring

- White Gloves -
Hack - http://newd2event.net/img/screenshots/hacked-bugged_items/13.jpg
Real - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/white-gloves

The previously hacked items from pre 1.10 Diablo II were well known to veteran players, especially within the cow channel games. They are now officially apart of the REAL items in Diablo 3.

I can't help but wonder why. Why would Blizzard allow these items in Diablo 3?

The original hacked items were a clear violation of every rule they tried to keep intact. Hacking Blizzard games is extremely frowned upon, even lawsuits can and have happened because of it. (See: http://news.cnet.com/Blizzard-wins-lawsuit-on-video-game-hacking/2100-1047_3-5845905.html )

Did they create these items to create nostalgia for veteran players? Or maybe to accept and congratulate the original hackers in their success?

What do you think? Why would Blizzard create these real items for Diablo 3?

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Here is also a few other interesting items I have found...

Wirt's Leg? - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wooden-leg

300's King Leonidas's Spear? - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/the-300th-spear

Wolverine from X-Men? - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/logans-claw
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09/22/2011 07:07 PMPosted by Chronolick
Wirt's Leg? - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/wooden-leg


lol nope :D
Weren't the hybrid runewords counted as "hacked" items as well?
I remember seeing a couple of those online.
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/item/stone-of-jordan


You like to connect dots don't you.
09/22/2011 07:15 PMPosted by Farnham
Because those 2 items destroyed the patch they were in, if Blizzard liked it or not, they were a HUGE part of Diablo 2 history. It's called Irony.


This. Also, those who had such items remember them fondly for their absurd power. A friend of mine had an occy ring during patch 1.09, and I had fun playing on his computer with it. Sure they were hacked items, but they left a lasting impression on us. We talk about it to this day. I was absolutely amazed to see it in diablo 3. It made me want to play the game all that much more.
They are probably just Easter eggs to look at while everyone wishes they were in beta.
So far the posts have pointed to Nostalgia as the reason, for seasoned players.

I think its funny, and it makes me smile thinking about playing Diablo 3.

But at the same time, I have had cd keys perma-banned for hacks before. And now they have real items that are tributes to hacks.

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