Posts Tagged "Blizzard"

THE DAILY GRIND: HAVE YOU EVER USED PERFORMANCE-ENHANCING DRUGS WHILE MMOING?

Last week, a former pro e-sports player went on the record to say that he — and pretty much everyone else in the top brackets of competitive gaming — takes performance-enhancing drug Adderall to help keep ultra-alert and hyper-focused during events. Some of our readers scoffed at the report, saying that everyone does it, from college students cramming for exams to top-tier World of Warcraft raiders, bringing the term “hardcore” to all-new lows.

But it appears to have been news to the ESL, which stopped just short of accusing the e-sports player a troll this week while promising to alter its tournament procedures to test for doping rather than just forbid it. “We are hoping to have a waterproof strategy for identifying PEDs, testing for their presence and punishing players who were caught using any of the forbidden substances,” the organization told Wired. “Full blown drug tests at esports events are far away, but that doesn’t mean we can’t and shouldn’t try to tackle the issue.”
And that leads me to today’s Daily Grind: Have you ever used a “performance-enhancing drug” to boost your gaming abilities? Would you admit it if you had? Just how widespread is this among online gamers? And where should we (and the e-sports governing boards) draw the line between caffeine and something like Adderall?

Every morning, the Massively Overpowered writers team up with mascot Mo to ask MMORPG players pointed questions about the massively multiplayer online roleplaying genre. Grab a mug of your preferred beverage and take a stab at answering the question posed in today’s Daily Grind!

 

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Diablo 3 patch 1.08 has gold duplication bug, Blizzard working on fix

Blizzard rolled out patch 1.08 to Diablo 3’s American servers yesterday and, along with it, a very substantial bug. The patch increased the stack size for in-game gold in the auction house from 1 million to 10 million, effectively making gold ten times cheaper. Players then discovered a serious bug: Canceling a gold auction refunded them double the amount listed. Streams of the bug in action soon spread the word quickly. Thanks to the higher stack size, players were reportedly duplicating trillions in gold. Some were buying up high-value items in the auction house, thus driving up prices and massively inflating the in-game economy.

Blizzard became aware of the issue last night and shut down the auction house. As of midnight Pacific, the company had created a fix for the problem, but it still hasn’t been implemented. The studio has decided not to rollback the update, and will instead “make corrections” to individual accounts. Writing on the Diablo 3 forums, community manager Lylirra stated, “We feel that this is the best course of action given the nature of the dupe, how relatively few players used it, and the fact that its effects were fairly limited within the region.”

We’ve contacted Blizzard regarding the current status of the problem.

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Wow Gold from grouping with other players tips

 

Wow Gold from grouping with other players tips #1 is the first part of this site’s guide to help you to group with other players who you do not know. Knowing this will also help you in making friends in game.
Aggro and Threat with Wow gold
The monsters in game will target whoever the highest character o their threat list. The characters you may want to have this aggro from the monsters are the tanks such as Warrior, druid, paladin, death knight and monk. Let the tank do their job on getting all the damage. By doing this luring to get the aggro and threat will give your wow accounts damager to hit all the monsters in no time.
Aggro is the condition of a particular mob attacking a certain character in game. When a player got aggro by a monster, the monster will focus attacking to that person. There are certain monster who are changing target depending on the attack damage they are getting; the bigger the damage the monster get the higher chance they will attack that attacker. Managing aggro is the core key of grouping especially done in dungeons as it will fill out the certain roles of each character namely: damage healer and tank. While the experience, wow gold and wow items are being distributed depending on the looting shares.
Threat is the measurement of the monster’s aggressiveness level. These threat level may vary on your character’s or the monster’s level gap. If your wow account’s character level is too high for the monster then the threat level is lower and same with the other way around. So having to buy wow gold for the equipment your character will going to use should be prioritize as it will help you block the great damage you’ll be dealing with.

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