A Once-In-A-Lifetime Glitch

oodjob

Diabloii.Net Member
A Once-In-A-Lifetime Glitch

Anyone with a Barbarian should be familiar with the skill Leap. Now if you ever noticed, when you leap, everything in your inventory becomes red for a second (how an item looks when you cannot use it) although, of course, the items are still all on you with Leap.

One day, when i was in a cow game, i was leaping around having a good time. I checked my inventory to look at something and suddenly all my gear was red, even my tomb of town portal and identify and horadric cube. Now i know that the items remain red for a second or so after you land a leap but i was standing still then walking around. The items did not change from red for the rest of the time i was in the game although my barbarian still looked and acted as if i was wearing them.

The weirdest part of it all was a new skill suddenly popped up. I had not leveled up because i had no new stats added, only a new skill. I opened my skills to look at it, and the number of new skills to add was red number 1 too. The skill point counted when i used it and still counts as a good one today.

No one had hacked me, my barbarian behaved normally, the game did not crash, and i could still talk to people. Eventually i left the game and everything went back to normal but to this day i still have no idea what happened.

If you have any idea or thought about what happened, please tell me.

(I do have pictures of this although i am new to this website and dont know how to attach jpegs)
 

kuafu

Diabloii.Net Member
You can upload the image to a well-known image-hosting site and post the link here. I usually use imageshack because it has no pop-ups.
 

nickedoff

Diabloii.Net Member
You should do all of your possible skill quests and then show us, ingame with a /whoami message, all three of your skill trees and character screen.

It'll be easier to believe then.
 

helvete

Diabloii.Net Member
Red items caused by lag. Skill caused by someone else in party completing Den of Evil.
 

IVfluids

Diabloii.Net Member
oodjob said:
Anyone with a Barbarian should be familiar with the skill Leap. Now if you ever noticed, when you leap, everything in your inventory becomes red for a second (how an item looks when you cannot use it) although, of course, the items are still all on you with Leap.

One day, when i was in a cow game, i was leaping around having a good time. I checked my inventory to look at something and suddenly all my gear was red, even my tomb of town portal and identify and horadric cube. Now i know that the items remain red for a second or so after you land a leap but i was standing still then walking around. The items did not change from red for the rest of the time i was in the game although my barbarian still looked and acted as if i was wearing them.

The weirdest part of it all was a new skill suddenly popped up. I had not leveled up because i had no new stats added, only a new skill. I opened my skills to look at it, and the number of new skills to add was red number 1 too. The skill point counted when i used it and still counts as a good one today.

No one had hacked me, my barbarian behaved normally, the game did not crash, and i could still talk to people. Eventually i left the game and everything went back to normal but to this day i still have no idea what happened.

If you have any idea or thought about what happened, please tell me.

(I do have pictures of this although i am new to this website and dont know how to attach jpegs)
It happens when your leaping around a lot, I'm assuming a bit of lag right when your supposed to be able to use things in your inventory etc again desynchs you a hair from the server. You will appear to be running around, but to everyone else, you are just standing in the same spot. Funny thing is, as far as I can tell, you can't die but you also can't kill anything either when this happens. I've seen myself poisoned to crap in Baal runs when this happens and watch my health hit rock bottom, but never died.

I actually thought this was just limited to the wearing of gorefoots, but I guess not lol.
 

Feetstench

Diabloii.Net Member
Nimbostratus said:
Meaning what exactly?
Back in the Olden days Red Skill points were caused by allocating skill points while suffering a lagg that was terminal (disconnect).

Once back on any further skill points would be unuseable because your skill buttons would be frozen waiting to complete the first allocation from a game that no longer existed.
 

oodjob

Diabloii.Net Member
IVfluids said:
It happens when your leaping around a lot, I'm assuming a bit of lag right when your supposed to be able to use things in your inventory etc again desynchs you a hair from the server. You will appear to be running around, but to everyone else, you are just standing in the same spot. Funny thing is, as far as I can tell, you can't die but you also can't kill anything either when this happens. I've seen myself poisoned to crap in Baal runs when this happens and watch my health hit rock bottom, but never died.

I actually thought this was just limited to the wearing of gorefoots, but I guess not lol.
i know what ur talking about- its happened to me. I thought about this when the glitch happened and was talking/interacting with people. They said they could see me leave and enter cow level.
 
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