Gold dupe confirmed

Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 5/7/13 04:22 PM #1
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The streamers InigoMontoya and GoodIdeaGaming just confirmed the dupe by doing it on their streams. It's possible to make infinite amounts of gold very quickly right now, please do not post the method in these forums.

Blizzard will have to do something soon.

Note: This bug was not on PTR or any previous patch and is brand new.
Posted by Member ecocd on 5/7/13 04:52 PM #2
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Apparently InigoMontoya has been banned. No real surprise there, but one wonders if it should stick through a server rollback.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 5/7/13 04:54 PM #3
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The auction house was finally shut down.
Posted by Member ecocd on 5/7/13 04:57 PM #4
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So it's not really worth playing since whatever levels you gain are going to be reset. Fortunately, I only got 1 level on my Tempest Rush Monk and half a level on my DH. So is the dupe bug only on the RMAH? Then they'd at least be able to just rollback, shutdown the RMAH and let the rest of us play the game.
Posted by Member NightCrawler9 on 5/7/13 04:58 PM #5
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Posted by ecocd at 05/07/2013 04:52 PM

Apparently InigoMontoya has been banned. No real surprise there, but one wonders if it should stick through a server rollback.


No he wasn't, it was a joke.
Posted by Member ecocd on 5/7/13 05:02 PM #6
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Not yet, anyway...
Posted by Member ecocd on 5/7/13 05:06 PM #7
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Ho boy. The transaction only went to my b.net balance, but I did get an email notice on a completed auction selling a Radiant Star Ruby for $1. If money started flowing over PayPal, there's going to be a lot of handwringing over a server rollback. I would hope Blizzard has a clause in their contract for that.
Posted by Member shniggies on 5/7/13 05:06 PM #8
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man... i wonder if ppl found this dupe in the PTR and were just waiting/drooling for it to go live...
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 5/7/13 05:07 PM #9
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Posted by shniggies at 05/07/2013 05:06 PM

man... i wonder if ppl found this dupe in the PTR and were just waiting/drooling for it to go live...


Not possible. The gold floor drop only happened on live and is directly related to that.
Posted by Member shniggies on 5/7/13 05:09 PM #10
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Posted by DHAdmin at 05/07/2013 05:07 PM

Posted by shniggies at 05/07/2013 05:06 PM

man... i wonder if ppl found this dupe in the PTR and were just waiting/drooling for it to go live...


Not possible. The gold floor drop only happened on live and is directly related to that.


icic... terrible quality!
Posted by Member ecocd on 5/7/13 05:10 PM #11
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Posted by DHAdmin at 05/07/2013 05:07 PM

Not possible. The gold floor drop only happened on live and is directly related to that.

They messed up the minimum price for Gold? Really? REALLY? Likely hundreds of thousands of hours of gameplay rolled back, because they didn't vet what would happen if they changed the minimum price on Gold sales. Well, at least I know why they haven't shoved it into a regular maintenance.
Posted by Member Baldy on 5/7/13 05:11 PM #12
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Posted by DHAdmin at 05/07/2013 05:07 PM

Posted by shniggies at 05/07/2013 05:06 PM

man... i wonder if ppl found this dupe in the PTR and were just waiting/drooling for it to go live...


Not possible. The gold floor drop only happened on live and is directly related to that.


Then how can the dupe have been found so quickly? Servers have only been up for 5-6 hours. Why could this exploit not have been found on the PTR?

I simply don't get it. I am on the outside looking in, it seems.
Posted by Member ecocd on 5/7/13 05:17 PM #13
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Posted by Baldy at 05/07/2013 05:11 PM

[Then how can the dupe have been found so quickly? Servers have only been up for 5-6 hours. Why could this exploit not have been found on the PTR?
From what I've gathered, it would be very easy to stumble upon it by accident. Not discussing the mechanics of the exploit in this thread, but it's certainly posible for someone to have discovered it within an hour of the server going live, especially with the official RMAH price of Gold now below the unofficial price pre-patch. I think we have the ability to price Gold down to 0.025 USD / 1 million. I expect the true price was around 0.05 USD / 1 million before the patch.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 5/7/13 05:19 PM #14
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Changing the gold stack selling size from 1 million to 10 million allows you to sell an amount of gold that overflows the auction house.

That is why this exploit never existed before.
Posted by Member NightCrawler9 on 5/7/13 05:22 PM #15
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No way to test this dupe on the PTR because there's no RMAH on there.
Posted by Member Baldy on 5/7/13 05:25 PM #16
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It's starting to become more clear now. Thanks, all, for chiming in and clarifying.
Posted by Member Undertaker on 5/7/13 07:06 PM #17
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Ok but what the hell does the gold dupe have to do with why the price of gems and so on has sky rocketed?

Or is it that there are so many people who have used it the everybody has billions of gold now and wont to splash it arround.........................................If so please give me some im so poor at the moment!
Posted by Member nuhertz on 5/7/13 07:07 PM #18
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Some streamers are getting banned for using the exploit. Ban hammer coming down.
Posted by Member Buzzell on 5/7/13 07:08 PM #19
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So should I 100% not play right now?
Posted by Member nuhertz on 5/7/13 07:12 PM #20
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No way to tell. Bans suggest there might not be a rollback. No idea. Play if you're having fun, don't if you'd be devastated if there is a rollback in the future.
Posted by Member rimmi2002 on 5/7/13 07:36 PM #21
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I doubt there is going to be a roll back and most likely a very limited ban. No roll back because most people bought items (gems/etc) with their gold. The smart one's did. That will be near impossible to change. Not to mention the people that bought stuff of the RMAH through paypal (ie bought gems and sold them). This is also the reason prices for gems sky rocketed people were buying them like crazy with all the duped gold. (its the real currency in D3)

All blizzard will do is ban the people who way overused the exploit. They can't ban someone for using it once, twice or thrice....b/c the mistake was on their part. So mess up once u try once or twice again to know its for real....There is no hacking or 3rd party program involved here. Can't ban people for finding your screwups. They will get hit hard legally.

Bottom line is economy is ruined in the short term...Gold was eventually going to bottom out to 10mil/0.25cents...now it will happen a whole lot faster.
Posted by Member SlipryChiken on 5/7/13 08:01 PM #22
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I had a Echo I couldn't sell worth more then 600 mill for two goes straight, I sold it for 800 mill in two minutes coz everyone was cashed up. wish I asked for 2 bill now :(
Posted by Member Juilan1900 on 5/7/13 09:20 PM #23
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So are people going to get refunds on things they purchased with real money?
Posted by Member Mehsiah on 5/7/13 09:20 PM #24
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I hope there is a rollback and those douchebag streamers get banned for life.
Posted by Admin DHAdmin on 5/7/13 09:20 PM #25
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Posted by Juilan1900 at 05/07/2013 09:20 PM

So are people going to get refunds on things they purchased with real money?


I guess we will have to wait and see.

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