For those of you who exploited the gold-dumping bug in Diablo III, your ill-gotten good will be instead given to charity.
Production developer of Diablo III John Hight announced on the game’s official forum their plan to auction off all of the wrongly obtained treasure to charity.
“We elected not to roll back the servers in The Americas and are instead working to remove duplicated gold from the economy through targeted audits and account actions (as indicated above) without taking away progress that our players rightfully earned,” he explained, adding that 85 per cent of the excess gold had already been seized.
“We’ll also 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.”
According to Hight, only 415 players took advantage of the bug, and has confirmed that all legitimate transactions will go through. Also, anyone who exploited the glitch have been banned or their accounts have been rolled back so any progress made after the 1.0.8 patch will be deleted.