No I am not dead, no Cryptic did not hire ninja assassins to take me out (although I am sure they think it's a great idea Rob). Been incredibly busy with reading all this delicious hate mail, which just stopped coming in yesterday. That's right, yesterday was my first day without receiving any hate mail for exposing and getting Cryptic to patch the dupe methods.
Total hate-mail I received you ask? 627. Six hundred and twenty seven. I read/skimmed ALL of it and put it in my special folder to feed on later.
With that out of the way, hopefully real exploits will start coming through. I am sure I missed a few of them seeing as how I had to sort through SIX HUNDRED TWENTY SEVEN hate mails.
Oh, and as a side note, none of these exploits are discovered by me. They have all been submitted by readers just like you. The more you know*.
On to the exploits:
This little tidbit originally comes from Anon, who has been sending me quite a few things.
The exploit below lets you easily fuse any runes/enchantments you want.
How about never having to use a coalescent ward when fusing stuff? Easily done!
1) Place a stack of 5 rank 1 runes in the right side of the inventory (I place it on left because the fuse window gets in the way otherwise)
2) Have your rank 6+ runes next to the rank 1s that you'll be fusing
3) Hit "Fuse" to fuse your rank 1
4) WHILE you can see the progress bar indicating that the Rank 1s are fusing, SWITCH where the Rank 1s were in your inventory to the Rank 6+
5) Congrats, you now fused your Rank 6+ with a 95% fusing chance
This works with Enchantments as well! You wanted me make a Greater Vorpal without spending money on blue wards? This is the way. Also, if you think 95% chance of fusing isn't high enough, use a green ward (preservation ward) when fusing that Rank 1/shard/lesser/normal/Greater and even if by chance that Rank 1 fails, you won't consume your high level rune/enchantment that you'll be doing this trick with.
He also submitted that TR's can still dual wield 2 main hand weapons (Master Duelist Long Dagger), and this allows the TR to have multiple weapon enchantments. Pretty handy.
Next up is the Guardian Fighter damage bug originally submitted by MarkoPaolo.
Dude did you know that the Knight Captain set is bugged? It has a 25% chance of increasing your groups power by 60%, and IT STACKS with other GF's using this set. Got 3 GF friends with this set and we spent the entire day just running dungeons.
3 GF's in KC sets and the dps PWNZORS. Shit was dying faster than we could attack it.
Finally is yet another AH exploit. This allows you to buy out whatever auctions have expired for free. Thanks to Dmanthey and many others for this information.
Lol go try this out. Wait till an auction is about to expire, when the timer counts down to 1, wait a few seconds and bid/buy it out. You just got the item for free. No AD lost. Pretty sure it screws over whoever the seller was. Not sure though. Epic programming win from Cryptic!
Confirmed - Yes it does screw over the seller. They won't get their earned AD.
As always - Have anymore bugs or exploits to share? Please e-mail them to this address: firstname.lastname@example.org