Legendary Gem rollback and Double XP Weekend – Not Everyone is Happy

Following the Diablo 3 2.6.0 hotfix release and the exploit mess, Blizzard has revealed their plans moving forward. This includes a roll back on Legendary Gem levels but they are not prepared to discuss “additional actions” on the use of the “exploits” by individuals. There’s also a double XP weekend as promised.

The full statement from Blizard is can be found below, although it would be interesting to know how they will penalise players who used the exploit. It must be difficult to decide who should be punished for a problem that was put there by Blizzard in the first place.

What has annoyed the community is the fact that those who did use the exploit may get away with it and benefit from the gem level boost while those that stuck to Blizzard’s request at the end of last week not to use the exploit see no benefit. There were threads posted nearly a week ago asking if Blizzard saw this as an exploit and would players be banned but there was no quick response.

Still, a double XP weekend should please most players.

I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting an update, so a few things to share with you:

The hotfix has now been deployed. This should be applicable to all regions at this time. Thank you so much for your patience!

Lastly, we will be rolling back Legendary Gem levels to the maximum gem level that would have been legitimately achievable prior to the patch going live. As with all previous exploits, any additional actions we may take will not be discussed outside of our staff and offending individuals.

We will be holding a double XP weekend starting Friday, July 14 at 5 p.m. PT and ending Monday, July 17 at 10 a.m. PT as an apology for the delays and our gratitude for your patience as we address this issue. Thank you to all who issued reports and helped us uphold the spirit of Play Nice, Play Fair!

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  1. I don’t know why would anyone get excited about double XP?

    IF you have possible thousands of paragon levels.. what kind of excitement you get out of some more XP after all those levels. You get a few more mainstat.. geez.

    It would be much different if the game had a level cap like 100 and the last 5 levels would be really time consuming to get .. with double XP weekened you could have a change to make much more progress to reach the final CAP which means after you reach it you are done with leveling for that character.

    But of course such CAPped paragon system should also have new redesigned point system which could be much more interesting than the current one which is so boring that often you forget to put points when you gain them.

  2. im not even paragon 1000 and i could care less about x2.. doesnt give much boost anyways…

  3. X2 exp is the joke buff….. i mean its non seasonal toons they gonna be quite high paragon anyways its like rubbing salt in the wounds…. i wish they would’ve put on double gobs n shards for the ball ache this latest patch put out for time wasted at least then it would of been nice and less grindy for people who did and didnt exploit!

  4. Well I can’t wait ty… I’m not one who has everything I guess…

  5. Better drama than Shakespeare on forums right now…

  6. why am i not surprised that not everyone is happy with all those stupid rage kiddies / haters here and on the official forums

  7. I wanna believe there was a time the only benefit people got from being honest and righteous was the feeling of doing the morally correct thing or being on the same side as justice.

    • Integrity goes right out the window for individuals who lack any kind of skill or talent.

      • hah hah, are you serious? Skill or talent in the same category as D3? The side of justice? wtf are you two smoking. These make believe developers let slide a massive bug that everyone saw coming into the game then have the audacity to blame their mistakes on the community like they always do. Let the players pay for their fuck ups, real honorable lot this Blizzard, shining armor so bright you can’t look directly at them. Kind of reminds me of when Capcom got hacked trying to sell people shit they already paid for. Blizzard used to be too good to be true, now they’re the trash of the industry right up there with EA.

  8. You got to wonder why they do not do more double XP, drop or gold events. It is easy but efficient way to pull players back in to clock some hours on a weekend.

    Blizz handled D3 since its release as something complimentary to their line-up ever since the launch, which is real shame.

  9. Double XP, how dare Blizzard do such a thing? I can’t believe they are giving us double XP, I wanted the moon on a stick and all I’m getting is double XP. Worst hack apology evar!

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