Thursday 16 May 2013

Blizzard Donates Money Made from Dupe to a Good Cause

After the Diablo 3 gold dupe that broke out after the 1.08 patch went live, Blizzard responded by locking down the Auction House and banning players who had executed the exploit to dupe. Now, however, after Blizzard has identified who duped the gold and banned them, they were stuck with the players’ auctions that had previously been posted, and needed something to do with all of the money they now had sitting around.

Blizzards plan of action, however, is clever; rather than cause an outrage by many in keeping the money made, Blizzard has said “We'll be donating all proceeds from auctions conducted by the suspended or banned players—including all of THEIR sale proceeds that we intercepted as well as our transaction fee—to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals."

While the economy in Diablo 3 may still take a big hit due to all of the gold that was duped, even players who were banned for using the exploit can console themselves in knowing that at the very least the money they would have made is being donated to a good cause. While the exact amount of money made has not been announced yet, it could be a sizeable amount.

Let us know, were you banned due to this dupe? If so, how do you feel about what Blizzard is planning to use the money you may have earned, and finally, do you think they handled the situation properly or could they have dealt with it differently? ...