Blizzard is changing the way gear and wealth are handled on restored accounts on all realms starting today. As we saw with the changes to account restore on Asia last year and US/EU back in March, this tightening of what you can get restored is being driven entirely by players abusing the account restore system to dupe gold and items. (Get a friend to log on and strip your gear, file a ticket claiming your account was “hacked,” get everything restored.)
On August 6, we’ll be further updating the policy to include a cap on gold and commodities that are restored as part of the process, adding further protections for the game economy.
[What’s Changing Starting Tuesday, August 6]
All character equipment (including weapons and armor) restored via the Diablo III rollback service will continue to be bound to the restored account. The restored items cannot be traded with other players or posted on the auction house, but they can still be shared with other characters on the account and sold to merchant NPCs.
Additionally, the below changes to gold and commodities restoration will also occur:
- Radiant Square – 250
- Star – 100
- Flawless Star – 50
- Perfect Star – 25
- Radiant Star – 10
As always we are committed to continuing to monitor the overall health and economy of the game and make additional tweaks if necessary.
As always, douches abusing the restore tool to dupe their gear ruins things for everyone else. So now if you get hacked and your account is stripped, you’ll get your gear back with it all BoA, and only get back up 10m of your gold. (Approximate Softcore value = 1/3 of a cent.) Authenticator time, anyone?