A Wild Diablo 2 Patch Appears

Suddenly, the day after the ladder reset, here’s a Diablo 2 patch. Immediate complaints from some players that it does nothing to address rampant botting, but honestly, that’s not going away at this point. Alas. Here’s the patch readme.

Patch 1.13d
New Features

  • Ignoring players is now saved between sessions of the game. All ignores are now written out to disk (file: ‘ignorelist’). This feature can be toggled by issuing the command ‘/ignorepersist’.
  • Users can now filter messages based on content by issuing the command ‘/filtermsg ‘. To unfilter content issue the command ‘/unfiltermsg ‘. (The maximum length of a filter pattern is 128 characters)
  • Users can now set their home channel by issuing a new Battle.net chat command ‘/home ‘ while in the Battle.net chat interface.
  • Users can return to their home channel at any time by issuing the command ‘/home’ while in the Battle.net chat interface.

Major Bugs

  • Fixed a known dupe method.
  • Fixed another issue where players were able to stack auras in an unintended way.

Minor Bugs

  • Fixed a bug where Mercenaries wouldn’t have multiple auras active when they should have.
  • Fixed an issue where players could create games prefixed with color codes.
  • Potentially fixed an issue where players would be disconnected when watching the cinematics when in a Battle.net game.
  • Fixed an issue where the game would crash when running in windowed mode with sound disabled and the game tried to play a cinematic.

How many of you guys hopped back on the D2 train with the new season ladder reset? Or have you left it behind and you’re just waiting for D3; full game if not beta.

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32 thoughts on “A Wild Diablo 2 Patch Appears

  1. I won’t go ladder for 6 months at a time, not enough time to get great stuff anymore. I’m not sure why they don’t get rid of the advertising spambots as I didn’t buy an advertising game? One thing I would of liked to see was them finish the other six levels on act four of d2. That would of kept me interested with new areas to explore? Would of gave them lots of time to work out the bugs on D3.

    • The ladder length reduction was a joke. Most of the accounts that voted in 6 months ladder belonged to item shops, that way they can refresh their item prices every 6 months to profit 2x more since most of their money come form the items sold just after the ladder reset.

  2. Six months is not long enough to find all the ladder-only equipment I’d like to use.  I jumped off the D2 train when the season was made shorter.

    It would be great if Enigma and the rest could be made/found in non-ladder.

    • …enigma is non-ladder

      By the way, does anyone know if they’ve had a rust storm for all the hybrid runewords and such? Because I heard on non-ladder it was getting pretty bad, and even on ladder too. Maybe I’m way late on figuring out any info on this though.

      • Was it always like that?  I stopped playing so long ago that I don’t really remember, I just recall being upset after the last season ended because I would not be able to finish the character I started.

        Anyway, if this page is up to date, there are still a few good runewords with some heavy requirements that I don’t think I’d be able to find in 6 months.

      • Those hybrid runewords completely destroyed the game. Enigmas (and many other RWs) made with 3 low runes and lvl 29 requirement. Fuck those cheaters…
        When I first saw those RWs I ragequit the game. I never tought I would see something worst than dupes in D2.

  3. I did play 1-2 characters, but only to do some single player-only hardcore. So I probably wouldn’t bother to patch the game at this point.

  4. And I wonder why Diablo 3 won’t be released this year……..

    Seriously Blizzard, drop Diablo 2 once and for all and finish the damn sequel.

  5. D2 development team/patch team has nothing to do with D3 really.. besides they are only fixing loooong over due issues such as the perm ignore list. I have wanted this feature for years.. they better have some good antispam measures built in to D3 as well, as it has become intollerable looking at entire screens of spam in both private and public games.

  6. Thanks for fixing the no sound + cinematics + windowed bug. Very annoying.

    Anyone knows what they mean with “auras stacking in a unintended way”? Ex.: Merc normal aura + Merc stick aura + paladin aura still works?

    • @Baron
      This is where you take aura on equip gear such as Dragon or dream, and somehow make the auras stacks by unequipping and equipping to make it seem like you have level 99 or 50 or what have you level of that aura.

    • I downloaded it in case there was some undocumented change that affects single players. So far I haven’t seen any.

  7. I’ve never done a hardcore character before so I’ll be making a kick sin to keep me busy until D3 comes out.

  8. Blizzard didn’t lie when they said the previous patch wouldn’t the last one. But they promised new material in a patch before the launch of Diablo III. Where is it, I wonder?

  9. * Fixed a known dupe method. (LOL)
    * Fixed another issue where players were able to stack auras in an unintended way.
    Yeah, like if we already didn’t see this changelog in ALL patches so far, and always ends in the same way: Nothing fixed. I wish Blizzard could hire a couple of extra devs to fix most of D2 problems, too bad that its too expensive for them.

    PS: There’s probably only 2 devs working with D2 right now, that’s pretty messed up for game like D2.

  10. “Fixed an issue where players could create games prefixed with color codes.”
    No wonder the goldsellers have not been able to make their game names with pretty colors. Aww…
    Still playing, not stopping, waiting for D3. I hate spam bots.

  11. As a Single Player, I’ll never give up D2. The removal of true SP mode from D3 has ensured that.

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