Diablo III requires a constant internet connection. The reason for that, says Blizzard, is because the game features a persistent economy, to stop cheaters and for no other purpose.
Recently the Asian servers were shut down after blizzard had discovered that sneaky Koreans were duplicating in-game items, and using bots to farm gold. Blizzards got some stern words for any of you thinking of doing the same thing.
In a blog post on the Diablo III forums (followed subsequently by tons of internet hate) Blizzard warned against cheating – saying it’ll result in a permanent ban.
Blizzard Entertainment has always taken cheating in any form in Blizzard games very seriously, and that’s no different for Diablo® III. If a Diablo III player is found to be cheating or using hacks, bots, or modifications in any form, then as outlined in the Diablo III end user license agreement, that player can be permanently banned from the game. This means that the player will be permanently unable to log in to Battle.net® to play Diablo III with his or her account.
Playing Diablo III legitimately means playing with an unaltered game client. Doing otherwise violates our policies for Battle.net and Diablo III, and it goes against the spirit of fair play that all of our games are based on. We strongly recommend that you avoid using any hacks, cheats, bots, or exploits. Suspensions and bans of players that have used or start using cheats and hacks will begin in the near future.
any of you noticed anything fishy going on in New Tristram?
Last Updated: June 12, 2012