The Doggy Discount path to Paragon 100 is about to close, as Blizzard is working on a
hotfix to stop pet kills in PvP from awarding experience.
Lylirra was customarily thorough in her discourse:
Weâ€™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 thatâ€™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 itâ€™s live. (For clarity,
hotfixes are updates we make on our end that donâ€™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 itâ€™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 itâ€™s not really fair to
your fellow players. When exploited, bugs like this can negatively impact the
enjoyment of others â€“ which is why weâ€™re working as quickly as we can to fix it,
and why weâ€™d appreciate your help in keeping the effects of the bug as minimal as
possible until itâ€™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. So, 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 youâ€™re not sure how to report a bug or exploit, hereâ€™s a quick
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If youâ€™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 youâ€™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 everyoneâ€™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.
Not even trying to troll, Iâ€™m just a big fan of transparency when â€œpenal[ties]â€
are involved, and am suggesting you could avoid a lot of heartburn by simply laying
out the ban policy, rollback policy, etc. ahead of time.
Lylirra: Totally understand. Itâ€™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 exploitâ€™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 wonâ€™t be damaging to any other player or the economy. In those situations, our
priority will always be to fix whatâ€™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 â€” but it would likely be something thatâ€™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.
Diablo 3 game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series,
twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Deckard Cain and his niece Leah are in
the Tristram Cathedral investigating ancient texts regarding an ominous prophecy.
Suddenly, a mysterious star falling from the sky strikes the Cathedral, creating a
deep crater into which Deckard Cain disappears.
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 weâ€™d be thankful for it), but thatâ€™d be
going above and beyond.
And somebody read the submissions from here: http://us.blizzard.com/en-
Lylirra: Correct, both our email@example.com and Hacks web form inboxes are
reviewed. As noted, though, reports submitted via those outlets will not receive a
As you said it yourself, dev team knew about it, released it live and I bet many ppl
already exploited game mechanic, that was implemented in the client via official
Lylirra: On the contrary, I said that we did not know about the bug when the patch
went live. Iâ€™m not sure if thatâ€™s better or worse in your mind, but it was issue on
our end, and weâ€™re already taking a look at our reporting processes to see how we
can improve them to reduce the chances of something like this happening again.
Weâ€™re not infallible, though, and we may not catch every bug or report, but we can
always do better. It means a lot to us that players submit bugs and report exploits,
and we want to make sure theyâ€™re being utilized in the right ways.
Soâ€¦ are you guys happy to see the fix? Hoping the exploiting miscreants get smote
for their sins? Or are you a bad evil exploiter who is sorry to see it go?
No matter where you stand on the those questions, I think we can all agree that it
was nice that the game provided some reason to play a Witch Doctor, if only for a
couple of weeksâ€¦