I just have to ask.........why did your best freind let some stranger pick all that up?????Hacker24 said:When i dropped all of my stuff, my best friend was in the game. I was dropping for him to hold. He goes to school with me, I'm not an idiot haha.
Where I would agree that the vast majority are good hearted I would not drop a WF in front of them and expect them to leave it laying there. As you say they realize that this is just a game. If they do not know you, or play with you, why should they not get rich quick. They dont see it a stealing, after all, its just an item in a game, you dont own it, they are not taking anyting physical away from you. IMO the vast majority of players in the game would pick up the WF and leave. I hope im wrong, and I agree only a small % goes out of their way to scam and cheat people, but people are weak, and in this game they are also often very young, and a WF is quite a bit of wealth to tempt them with.robin2010 said:sum how i trust diabloii.net ppl, i know 95% of them r good hearted ppl and realize it is just a game. But evenually i will be mistakened when i get jacked by a forum guy
I was about to ask the same question. Out of the 2+ years i played i only lost item once through muling, during that dupe outbreak, and i only lost a few p-gems.Wolfwind said:Why does no-one solo transfer anymore? I mean all you need is a passworded game, and hang around killing for 6-7 minutes, drop the stuff, and come back?
Crappy connections obviously, but connections can't be that shite?
No offense, Shidenx, but RTFM. Starting a game, waiting 5 minuites for it to "save", and then exiting to come back with a different character not only works, but it is even suggested by Blizzard as the safest way to transfer items (assuming you can make it back in-game within a reasonable amount of time).shidenx said:Don't think its possible on 1 pc as your ip will be the same. Bnet will boot either connection even with different cd keys for each running game. =)
I can second that, I have 2 machines, 2 copies of the game and I log them on together all the time. and now that I think about it a little, it would be really, really stupid of blizzard to block based on IP address, ever heard of a proxy server? I'm sure at any given time there are hundreds of people on bnet that are passing through their isp's proxy/gateway. Anyway, yes it works .. you just can't join games with the same character at the same time on both machines, for obvious reasons.. man the dupeing that could be done like that.Gadzukes said:No offense, Shidenx, but RTFM. Starting a game, waiting 5 minuites for it to "save", and then exiting to come back with a different character not only works, but it is even suggested by Blizzard as the safest way to transfer items (assuming you can make it back in-game within a reasonable amount of time).
I've been doing it for years, and I've only ever lost items once, when my connection went down. One loss out of thousands of successes using the 5-minute method vs. likely losing 90% of items by trusting others is pretty good math.
As for what you said about different CD keys, I can positively refute that as well. About 2 months ago, I finally bought a second copy of the game. I discovered that not only can 2 machines sharing a single IP be on bnet at the same time, they can even be logged in on the same account, even as the same character. It appears that as long as only one version of a character is in a game at any given time, bnet will allow infinite copies of that same character to be in the chat channels.
I've discovered that this makes finding people to trade/play with a whole lot faster. You can keep one version of yourself in a game while you "advertise" the chat channels with another. It starts to make you feel like you have MPD after a while, but it works perfectly.
It seems bnet could care less about IP addresses. All it cares about is if your CD key is valid.
SuggestiveName said:Yeah, that's not a very long time of playing D2. You always gotta be careful with that friends list. Lesson learned.
Exactly. I ONLY transfer items with my brother, and ONLY him.shidenx said:Felt sorry for ur items lost. Maybe next time u should get people u really trust to xfer stuff for u. Trust no one. If you had another pc and copy of diablo2 like me, xfering your own stuff will surely be the best.
I have to agree.MatMan said:Dude, I don't want to sound heartless, but that's like dropping a carton of smokes on the cafeteria floor of a maximum security prison and expecting it to still be there when you get back from your one hour of free time in the yard...
Smokes : Prison :: ITAMZ : b.net
...and all the same rules apply.