Really it seems to me like it could have been a simple error on their part, and that WINE users, cruel as it is to say, would make up a complete minority of the Diablo population and as such wouldn't be that much of a concern to Blizzard.
the problem is, LIKELY, Warden and the fact that they can't tell between legitimate cheating and the API's WINE uses.
stop pretending that Blizzard employees sat in a board-room one day and said "FUCK LINUX and everyone who uses them!", that's extremely dramatic.
1) They didn't think to test for this.
2) They didn't think to fix this.
3) They decided to treat these people as if they actually cheated.
4) This same system in other games doesn't do this.
5) Wait, why did they force this shitty intrusive DRM on us again?
Now that I looked at it more, I realize it's probably just a few guys trying to get out of a cheating ban. Maybe. Seriously, this is a perfect example of "Nothing is true."
Wine is not a motherfucking emulator.
WINE doesn't use stock windows API's, it doesn't emulate the API's it supplies its own alternative. they are reverse engineered DLL's and WINE provides its own kernel as well.
Take it with a grain of salt, bashiok is the todd howard of blizzard.
people can't expect Blizzard to fix something like this within 9 HOURS, i'm pretty sure any change in code requires a week of corporate fumbling.
this stuff happened to Valve too and no-one decried the end of civilization then:
My problem isn't that this bug banned people, my problem is that they're refusing to unban it and is going into full damage control, as someone on the d3 forums said, "we booted up D3 on Wine and it didn't mess up that one time so everyone else is a liar"
"Won't be lifted" my ass. WoW had the exact same problem once, and they lifted the bans. Jesus Christ.
The problem is that Blizzard employees, sitting in the board-board room, aren't doing jack shit to fix it.
Well the good news is that people are beginning to wake the fuck up and are realizing that this always online DRM might not be the best thing ever, so Blizzard is going to be put under a tremendous amount of pressure. Either they change their tune and fix their shit or they refuse to do it and lose a lot of face.
I can only see victory coming from this.
Nerds play Diablo, nerds use Linux
Do the math, Blizzard
Especially when this "social" (again, laughing at people calling other "antisocial" because they don't want to play with others in a video game) leads to all these problems (bans, shit DRM and whatnot).
Torchlight 2 and Path of Exile both look like they will be better games and even higher quality than Diablo 3.
Jesus. 'Session hacking' all over again.
Blue post re: Linux under WINE - "Playing the game on Linux, although not officially supported, will not get you banned – cheating will."
Someone needs to make this with bashiok
I think this was blown way out of proportion. There are exactly three dudes at the Wine website saying that they were banned for using Wine. Guess who made the thread on Battle.net?
Did anyone actually consider that they could be actually cheating? There are tons of Wine users who haven't been banned and can play just fine.
I don't know why I should believe some random dudes on the internet more or less than Blizzard.
After all it could also be a new method to cheat while using wine and now they are trying to cover it up.
I played the game and so far got 60 fun hours out of it, now it gets a bit stale but that's just me complaining about how I can't find Items I can sell for 250 €.
All in all I probably overplayed it a bit, I haven't even tried more than 2 characters.
This thread reminds me of the SC2 trainer one awhile back. At least it only took 2 pages to figure out a few people where blowing things out of proportion again
Diablo III is the very first Blizzard game I bought and plan to buy. There's just way too much shit going from blizzard about this, even regardless of this news.
I've already pretty much entirely stopped buying activision games (because most of them suck), so yeah.
A friend of mine just bought Diablo 3. He got the Digital copy. He couldn't see/pick up any items I dropped when we were in a party, nor could he trade with me, or use the Auction House, and it was like that until last night. 3 days. I got the Digital Copy and never had the 72 hour restriction but now, since the last patch, everyone will have it.
Blizzard is just being fucking stupid with this game
I got the digital copy and everything went smooth as butter except for the error 37 debacle now what do our two litle stories say about everyone else?
Hey do you guys remember when there was the big misinformation flood about how playing public games would get your account hacked through session spoofing and that authenticators were useless? And then we learned that all the accounts that were hacked didn't have authenticators?