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phrazz wrote:


Please, anyone, tell me what happened when the Carrion Queens did A LOT more damage than they should? Why is that different from this?


On a purely technical level, I would assume it's easier to move a complete character back from Standard to Hardcore League than restoring individual messed up/deleted items. Implication-wise, well, it was something nobody @GGG was really happy about since they were fully aware of creating a precedence. It's definately not something they'll do again more lightheartedly now that it had happened once.

Generally though: If there's evidence that it was impossible for the player to trade or delete the item themselves, e.g. with an mtx attached then there should be a better way of dealing with this than "nope, sorry". I mean, I'm not a programmer and might miss something obvious but I really can't see any dangers of intentional duping or other exploits here.

Edit: maybe it's a good opportunity to (re-)work (on) some soft delete/backup systems. Stuff like soft deletes for characters has been vaguely promised for ages, there have been quite a lot of suggestions about buy-back options at vendors and characters and items not going *poof* could be useful on GGG's side at some point, too.
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Last edited by Alysma on May 13, 2015 9:35 AM
Small changes/updates/hotfixes don't necessarily get individual notes. Also, if you want an update on the item loss bug, I would suggest visiting the Announcements forum. :-)
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While the system in general probably won't change anytime soon, GGG are apparently working on a (reasonably fair) way to free up names from unused accounts.
Also, if a name you want is e.g. a level 1 character on Standard league, you can email Support and ask them to contact the account holder for you to see if they would delete that char. Success rate is probably rather low, though since a lot of people use throw-away accounts for signing up and they are of course free to say no. And I wouldn't get my hopes up on getting "Thor", "Conan" and other popular names.
In any case, maybe this helps: List of Naming Resources.

Good luck :-)
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