Mit Hilfe von Hexendoktoren hatte man seit Patch 1.0.7 die Möglichkeit, in der PvP Zone (Scharmützeln) zu leveln. Durch das Töten von beschworenen Pets, wie z. B. Zombiehunden eines Hexendoktors, in der „Verfallenen Kapelle“ erhielten die Spieler Erfahrungspunkte. Beispielsweise bekam ein Spieler für jeden getöteten Zombiehund 12.000 Erfahrungspunkte. So war es für Charaktere mithilfe von 3 Hexendoktoren rechnerisch möglich, innerhalb von 48 Stunden Paragonlevel 100 zu erreichen.
Im folgenden Video zeigt Moldran, wie schnell man mit diesem Exploit leveln konnte. Er beschwert seine rechte Maustaste mir einem Gegenstand und musste somit nicht einmal an seinem Rechner sitzen, um 114 Millionen Erfahrungspunkte pro Stunde zu erhalten.
Community Manager Lylirra kündigte bereits vor einigen Tagen an, dass Blizzard in Kürze einen Hotfix aufspielen wird, der diesen Exploit verhindert.
Lylirra on Diablo Upcoming Hotfix – EXP from Pets in The Scorched Chapel (Source)
Pets summoned by players and items no longer grant experience when killed in the Scorched Chapel
We’ve seen a lot of posts about this subject, so I just wanted to confirm that a hotfix is currently in the works to address a bug that’s causing player-summoned pets to grant experience when killed in the Scorched Chapel. We hope to implement the fix soon, and will provide an update to everyone once it’s live. (For clarity, hotfixes are updates we make on our end that don’t require you to download a new patch. Some hotfixes will go live the moment they are implemented, while others may require server restarts to take effect.)
In the meantime, since it’s not intended for pets summoned by players or items to grant experience, we encourage you to game responsibly and avoid exploiting this bug to gain an advantage. Not only can this potentially lead to your account being penalized (depending on the situation), but more importantly it’s not really fair to your fellow players. When exploited, bugs like this can negatively impact the enjoyment of others – which is why we’re working as quickly as we can to fix it, and why we’d appreciate your help in keeping the effects of the bug as minimal as possible until it’s resolved.
This issue was originally reported on our forums during 1.0.7 PTR testing; however, we unfortunately missed the reports before patch 1.0.7 was released, and as a result the bug went live. That was our error, so we’d like to give a big thank you not only to the players who reported the bug initially by posting, but also to those who helped bring it to our attention by contacting our Hacks team.
On that note, if you’re not sure how to report a bug or exploit, here’s a quick recap:
- If you’d like to report a bug, the best thing to do is post in the Bug Report forum. (Or in the PTR Bug Report forum, if you encounter a bug on the PTR.)
- If you’d like to report an exploit, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or use our Hacks Report web form.
While not every report will receive a response, we sincerely appreciate everyone’s help in keeping us informed of possible issues as they arise.
For information on how to submit a good bug report, click here. To learn more about our exploitation policy, click here.
Totally understand. It’s a legitimate concern. The best response to your question is actually covered by our exploitation policy, which I linked previously:
Some bugs are minor and do not affect gameplay, but sometimes bugs can be used to provide an unfair advantage to certain players or negatively affect the game itself. An appropriate penalty for exploitation is determined by whether or not:
- The exploit is performed intentionally, maliciously, or repeatedly
- The exploit damages another hero or their gameplay
- An attempt has been made to conceal the exploit’s use
While certain exploits can be cut-and-dry, most are complicated beasts. Sometimes, players will use an exploit and not realize it. Sometimes, an exploit will exist, but it won’t be damaging to any other player or the economy. In those situations, our priority will always be to fix what’s wrong as quickly as we can so that the game is better for everyone (as opposed to calling down the banhammer). If someone is actively abusing an exploit, though, and doing so maliciously and knowingly, then yeah, we might step in — but it would likely be something that’s handled on a case-by-case basis. Again, our primary goal is it to improve the game environment, not get some sort of revenge, so whether or not someone is penalized really depends on the individual situation.
Even so, the best course of action if you know an exploit exists is not to use it. If you want to submit a report, you can (and we’d be thankful for it), but that’d be going above and beyond.