Post by Eorl @ 01:42pm 08/05/13 | 10 Comments
The in-game economy of Diablo 3 has been destabilised by a recent glitch that reportedly made its way into the most recent patch, allowing players to duplicate their gold income via an Auction House exploit. The discovery was made by various members on the Diablo 3 forums after patch 1.08 went live earlier today, which appears to have allowed users to generate in-game currency with a simple procedure.
Blizzard has said little on the matter officially, however players are reporting several bans being dealt to those abusing the exploit, including a notable Twitch video-streaming player by the name of Inigo. Those who have purchased items on the Real Money Auction House are also starting to receive refunds, with the entire Auction House system seemingly having been taken down in response to the glitch.
It is unclear whether a rollback of the servers will be implemented to fix the issue, which might be necessary if the game's economy has become too destabilised by the unexpected activity.
Update: Blizzard has now issued a formal Q&A response to the matter. Here are the particulars in regard to a potential rollback and account bans:
Q. Will there be a rollback?More details over on battle.net.
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