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Discussion in 'Diablo 2' started by Jedsia, Jun 23, 2002.

  1. Jedsia

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    Diablo II Hackers

    There has been an ongoing problem with a few players using hacks while playing Diablo II closed Battle.net games. In order to provide quality gameplay for everyone, players found using hacks will now find that their ability to join open games has been restricted.
    This new measure will prevent players with a history of using hacks from joining open, non-passworded games on Battle.net. The only games these players will now be able to join will be games with other players identified using hack programs. This modification will affect all accounts associated with the CD-Key that has been identified utilizing hack programs.
    If you have any questions or observe hacking activity, please let us know by writing to us at hacks@blizzard.com.


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  2. Jakeman

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    i saw that. it doesn't do me much good if my characters die randomly though.
     
  3. Jakeman

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    haha, lamers. from diabloii.net :

    is the map hack a hack??? hi i'm stOOpid. :wave:
     
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    I hope my old account is deleted by July 3rd, so I can recreate it...
     
  5. cowofwar

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    The map hack isn't like the other hacks. Blizzard can't detect it, so no you wouldn't be identified as a hacker if you used it.
     
  6. Jakeman

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    they could detect it if they wanted to. just make the app look for it running in the background. and yes, it's just like other hacks in that it gives the user an unfair advantage.. that is blizzard's definition.
     
  7. Strader

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    I like Blizzard's recent policy against hackers. Hacking is fine if confined to a "hacker only" game but when they intrude on regular games and ruin them then they just suck. Go Blizzard!
     
  8. cowofwar

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    They could, but they wouldn't do that. Opening themselves to too many lawsuits. Invasion of privacy, etc..
     
  9. Strader

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    Not if they stated it in the patch agreement, mentioned it to people b4 allowing download and asked for agreement b4 download.
     
  10. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    i could have sworn there is already a clause in the bnet agreement saying they can do anything they want and you have no recourse. :rolleyes: :(
     
  11. cowofwar

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    Doesn't matter. People would still fight it, blah blah constitution blah.
     
  12. aleldtritch

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    constitution? no one will win a court case saying that a gaming company violated their constitutional rights, and almost all people know that. those idiotic enough to try and fight that deserve to waste all the money on legal fees, and there's no way they can touch Blizzard.

    I think blizzard should have made it so official patches didn't work for serials flagged as being hackers.
     
  13. Kalgareth

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    EULA

    This is all in the End User License Agreement that Blizzard makes you "sign" when you install the software and play on B.net. There is a lot of buzz about this exact discussion going on with other MMORPGs. Especially the ones that have a high number of players that Ebay. Very interesting stuff...

    Go here if ya want to read about an In Depth example of this kind of stuff. Seems like precedents are already being set and that the EULA may have more legal ramifications then a lot of players and hackers expect.

    http://www.unknownplayer.com/archive/02/06/10/737.php

    Kal
     
  14. Lurk

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    Actually, no. You are voluntarily using Blizz software on Blizz servers. You have to play by their rules. Their rules say no hacks. As long as their anti-hack software looks only for the maphack and not for personal info on your machine, it's not an invasion of privacy. It's the same reason Blizz can disallow cursing and spamming on B.net if they want to, and you can't claim the right to free speech as a defense.
     
  15. cowofwar

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    I didn't say that they were justified in suing.
     
  16. Jakeman

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    so you are saying everyone is justified in complaining? hey look, the sky is blue. ;)

    bliz doesn't care about complaining :nod:
     
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    does this include that crappy lil thing that modify Diablo 2 includes...puts the orange marks where monsters are. I use that proggie to mess around off line, but not online...i better not get banned :(
     
  18. cowofwar

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    Not going to tell you :p I don't want to encourage hacking.
     
  19. Jakeman

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    that is giving yourself an unfair advantage so it is hacking by blizzard's definition.
     

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