Taiwan Teen plays Diablo 3, gets sent to hell
Playing Blizzard Entertainment’s Diablo III is not good for your health. Apparently.
Local media in Taiwan are reporting that an 18-year old booked a private room in a cafe to play Diablo III for nearly two days without eating. On July 15th, someone entered the room to find him resting on a table. After he was awakened, he stood up to collapse after taking a few steps. He was brought to a nearby hospital, but died shortly after arriving there.
In somewhat related news, Blizzard announced they’ll be reinstating the limit on how many games a player can create within a certain amount of time. This to prevent people from using bots and exploits. I wonder if this will also prevent users from playing 40 straight hours without pause.
Anyway, official message below:
“The use of bots not only impacts the stability of the game service, but it also has an impact on the player-driven economy. While we regularly take action against accounts for the use of unauthorized third-party programs and bots, this additional measure will help us further preserve and protect the integrity of the game and economy in between ban waves.
“Once this change goes live, we’re looking for your feedback to help ensure that the limit is working as intended. If you encounter the “Input limit reached” message and feel you should not have, please let us know how many games you were creating and why. This information will help us ensure the limit minimally impacts legitimate players while still protecting the game against bots.
“We’ll continue to tweak the game limit as necessary, as well as continue to go after the few cheaters and botters that are out there in other ways. Our goal is to help ensure that Diablo III continues to be a fun gaming environment for all of our players, and we’re looking forward to hearing your feedback on this change once it goes live.”