Q u o t e: The only thing I used was D2Loader, which is a 3rd party program. However, it is used as a tool, not as a hack. People merely made hacks to work with it. Why punish everyone? In order for the economy to function, this tool is needed. It also required many to buy more than one copy of diablo. Somehow you missed that? Regardless of if you made the profit or not, these people supported your game.
I was under the impression that the latest patch made it so that you didnt have use the cd to run the game.. Why did you need D2Loader?
And the EULA clearly states that any use of 3pp is violating the terms.
Q u o t e: It's clear that hacks/cheats/bots/mods are not to be used. However, without some of these, d2 would not be d2 at all. You don't understand what the inside is like. Communities like JSP were ripped apart because of this.
It is the other way around, JSP ripped Diablo2 apart. JSP supports duping/bots/hacks etc.
Q u o t e: Walking through the acts one by one, having to manually kill baal, is not fun.
Then why the hell are you playing this game for?
Q u o t e: The fact of the matter is, Diablo 2 is practically destroyed in one day. People hate blizzard now, people are so raged. This is nothing like the ban waves of 08, this was a catastrophic blow to the core of the game. Back then there were so many people it didn't affect everything as much, but this wiped out nearly 50% of Diablo. Thousands are quitting, some of your most veteran players have given up.
The game started to go bad the day people started to dupe. JSP enhanced this. Thousands are quitting cause they got caught when breaking the EULA. Good riddance.
Q u o t e: People pay real life money for items on this game. No point in denying it.
I take it that you think this is ok, that really says it all.
Q u o t e: Say you bought a car, then the company you bought it from decides you went over the speed limit on your way home from buying it, and they crush it while you're asleep. Essentially the same thing.
This is just stupid.
Q u o t e: There were about 10 Btal armors lost in your wave of bans.
Each of these are equal to about $750 in value. People payed for those, too.
And good riddance for those items and they players buying them. DONT YOU FEEL STUPID NOW THAT YOU HAVE LOST YOU $$ FOR PURCHASING PIXELS??? Morons!
Q u o t e: 'Too bad, they hack, it's their fault' ... no. They may have violated your rules, that as it may... But assume you got arrested and thrown in jail every time you went one mph over the speed limit, went two feet past a stop sign before stopping. If everyone got tickets for that, this would be a very sad world indeed.
But this is like going 30mph over the speedlimit and deservingly got their licenses withdrawn.
Q u o t e: Others, like me, who had multiple accounts with many accomplishments, many successful / finally built characters, worked on them for years and now they are gone forever. All for what? A program that allows you to xfer your own items? SAFELY?
Ill bet that there where some/many items containing hrs/ists/40-15s/etc on your mules. If thats the case, those wherent legit items and that you dont have the access to them now, is a good thing.
Q u o t e: Some of these programs made Diablo 2 what it is today.
Unfortunately yes. If these programs hadnt been here, it would be an even better game.
Q u o t e: I admit I used some cheats like TMC breakpoint mod for my own reasons, and I fully understand why that is bannable. But that was before. I was not using TMC at the time of my ban.
So if you did a crime 1-2 years ago and got away with it then, it means that you shouldnt be punished for it today when they found the evidence?
Q u o t e: Tools like Health Mods (show the # of health you have rather than in a bubble), SkillScroll (allowed you to view what skill is highlighted along with the keys they were binded too on the left side of the screen) are TOOLS. Not CHEATS, not HACKS. Why ban people for making a solution to something they viewed as a problem? Omfg Minimizing D2 if you click offscreen while in window mode. D2Loader FIXED that.
Actually, it is a hack. You hacked the gamemechanics to see the health in #, instead of seeing the bubble. This wasnt a part of the game, you altered it using a 3pp, you violated the terms. You got banned, you lost.
Q u o t e: Essentially, the ban was not only unfair, but nobody got any warning. There was no minor/severe offenses, no ladder banning (as in prioritizing what should be banned and what should be warned/advised against), there was no warning whatsoever. No one saw it coming. I heard you posted on Battle.Net everyone should shut off third party programs.. Alot of people did. And were still banned. Some discovered that even if you deleted the hack fully, it was STILL THERE. Even if you reinstalled. You should have some kind of way to notice that banning someone may be a mistake. If it's a human, they will comply to what you tell them. If it's a bot, they will simply keep doing what you warn them against until they're banned. Simple as that.
The ban was fair! To continue the irl-comparison you wrote earlier, if the police know that there are people breaking the law, should they call them first and say *we are coming next week, you better stash you illigal items somewhere safe, cause if we find them we are going to arrest you'?
Q u o t e: Some people were '100% legit' and proud of it, who still got banned. No, they were not lying about being legit, don't bother to say that. Anyone who suggests vega (i.e) was a hacker needs to uninstall.
Just want to get something clear here.. you know that if have traded for example a hr/ist/40-15/etc, you aint 100%legit?
Q u o t e: He had a unique item. Eth Zog Bug Glitched Enigma Archon Plate. Priceless in value. Only one on East realm. Gone! For no reason. If he was banned for owning that item, there is serious problems there. Apparently it's against the game rules to possess anything that's not supposed to exist?
That item wasnt legit in the first place.
Q u o t e: You will never understand what you did on 11/11/08. You think you do, but you don't. You lost so much support it's not even funny. If you think that support didn't matter, you'll see otherwise someday. People are actually boycotting against your products, and no, that's not a temporary joke. These people are serious. It's not that hard to do, either. I'm not pleased myself, and have no intention of buying diablo 3 when it comes out. It all ends up being a waste of time and money.
I think they knew exactly what they where doing. They banned the people violating the terms, the same terms they agreed upon when they started the game.
And if this makes you not buying Diablo3, then Diablo3 already is a better game.
Q u o t e: By the way, in this nuke, you missed alot of the real offenders. Spam bots are still flying around, and websites are still in business. Meaning you missed the private dupes, as well.
There is still dupers around unfortunately, but hopefully there will be action agains them also.
Q u o t e: People will still play, but it will NEVER be the same.
Q u o t e: And that's not a good thing.
Actually..it is a good thing.
Q u o t e: IIf that is not what you did, I'd love to see proof showing otherwise. To everyone else, your actions were destructive, regardless of the fact what you did may have been to HELP the community.
Here you are wrong again, it was your actions that was destructive to the game.
Q u o t e: Diablo 2 is no longer the Diablo 2 it used to be.
And that is also a good thing.
Q u o t e: If you're going to do something like this, at least give people a chance. No one had ANY chance at all. No announcment on the lobby page. No gamewide intercom messages. Nothing. Nothing except the knowledge 'hey, warden is warden really on?' There was no time for anyone to react or prepare. No one had any time to change their ways or go back and reread the rules they agreed to follow. This was cold-blooded and wrong.
Well, actually, the people who didnt violate the EULA got the chance. They didnt get banned. As I wrote earlier, should the police call first and say that they are coming?
Q u o t e: This 'war on hackers' had way too many civilian casualties
Just like your war on terror
Q u o t e: And.. If you see programs like Loader getting so much support and use.. Why not make a legal program like it yourself so people don't HAVE to 'hack'?
Why not make cocaine legal as well, since there are so many using it. Make it legal, so that people dont have to break the law.
Q u o t e: Seeing as how it's not a hack in the first place..
Actually, it was.
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