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Need advice - clonehunting

Discussion in 'Diablo 2 Community Forum' started by Jednowlosy, Apr 21, 2008.

  1. Jednowlosy

    Jednowlosy IncGamers Member

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    Need advice - clonehunting

    Well, isn't this a total waste of time without multiple cd-keys?

    Because the 'top' server with most sojs sold haven't changed even a tiny bit for a couple of days

    and there have been a couple of soj breakups on random servers, I assume those were the private ones, never revealed in public.

    It takes like 30 seconds from the first message of sojs flowing and poof,diablo walks. Within 30 seconds, I can try my luck like 4 times.. if I don't get ip banned in progress for creating new games so fast.

    and with so many ips.. i have like 4 * 1/150 chance or so.

    In other words, seems like a waste of time.



    To all who are experienced in clone hunting: do you stick to the hottest server? Or just enter a random one and hope it will be the one on which a private soj sale will take place? Or maybe you try to join when seeing sojs flowing on the irc channel?

    Or maybe you have multiple keys?

    Or maybe you pay for the information -_-

    Whatever, just gimme some advice please. I have only one cd key and I don't have dynamic IP so if I get IP banned, I'm done for.
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    Lets be honest: its almost impossible to get a right game at a right time. Nowdays all of world events are private, so You can only hope Youll get mass soj sell on a random hell game, or hope for pwe to fail (server crash before all sojs are sold). In that case theres some time (usually an hour or two) to find a right game before clone walks. If You have multiple cdkeys (4 or more), its better for the sake of ones sanity to pay for a spot in pwe... Searching for the right ip is very frustrating especially when theres little time and You get realm down every 10 games.
    IMO blizz srew this up big time. World event was ment to eliminate duped sojs, but instead its the reason for even greater soj duping. Hope 1.12 will change something in this matter...
     
  3. Jednowlosy

    Jednowlosy IncGamers Member

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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    I thought 1.11b is the final patch..

    Well, I see your point. I think I'm done with clone hunting. It's too pointless. :X
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    if u use MIRC or go to counts.dcloneirc.net u can find the hottest ips and donwload the ip check program and spend some time hunting ips, it takes practice, lots of practice
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    Yeah, it wasnt very well thought out. They put this in to dry up the duped SOJs, then they dont fix duping, lol.


     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    I think an IP check program violates both the Diablo EULA and this forum's rules.


     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    not sure if it's against these forums or not but it is not illegal on bnet, u can check the dclone hunting guide in community
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    You can find out the IP of the game by typing netstat –n and looking for the IP with :4000 on the end, the number before it is the game IP

    So the Ip will look something like
    xxx.xxx.xxx.xx.45.4000

    the 45 is the game IP, the one that Dclone is going to spawn in.

    No need for a 3rd party program. Also benedictarnold the way in the community sticky isn't using an IP checking program, its using the command prompt.
     
  9. benedictarnold

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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    The second way to do this is to download a program on mIRC (I will explain what mIRC is shortly) which tells you which server your on when you run Diablo.

    ^^
    i was referring to the program downloaded off MIRC
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    What? Microsoft Windows does? That includes an IP check program :tongue:


     
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    Since when is command prompt an IP check program?
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    u can use netstat to check your ip while in a game, though it is much slower
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    Not if you play in windowed mode.
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    If you have IRC, you can follow IPs that co-ops are popping/people are popping for free, etc. in real time (I'm guessing you do this already). Although you still don't have much time, I can usually fit in a good 10-15 games before the IP pops, which imo is much better than sitting in an IP that looks good for days on end.
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    well, yes, I know how to find dclone, check ips and so on.

    The question was not how to do it.. but is it worth all the time, since I haven't managed to get to the "active" game even once (they walk so damn fast), and sitting on the best public ip does nothing since the "hottest" server is like dead for days.

    If like 99% world events are private nowadays and the public ips are never used, there is no point in clone hunting unless you're very rich and extremely bored to pay for [email protected]
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    And lets not forget that the price of anni's has plummeted. It's just not worth staying on the same server for 24 hours or more, just for a change on an anni.
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    Well, I'm a perfectionist :D I want a 20/20 :D

    I can afford it since I have a lot of spare HRs but it's not as fun as finding it..
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    Don't fret jed. I never even seen D clone in the entire time I played d2..

    I just wish I could encounter him just once. JUST ONCE AARGHHHH
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    I did twice
    but that does not satisfy me :D

    both annis were decent btw
    16/16 and 17/16

    I feel sorry for the poor suckers who wait ages just to get a 10/10 anni.. :p
     
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    Re: Need advice - clonehunting

    I feel sorry for the poor suckers who never seen d clone'




    that would be only me i guess

    I feel lonely
     

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