BenBoske, you sure?
Have you been on these forums at ALL?
Go to diabloprogress.com, you can see there are for instance 2 players with the EXACT same high end gear - not 1 piece, not 2, but the whole set is identical.
13 Manticores worth 2bil each on EU - all identical.
And it goes on and on, doesn't matter if duping was due to a bug in the system or me lying about being hacked and bliz doing a one sided rollback - they just doubled the item without any work needed by the user, no RNG, no farming, no hard work at all.
And who talked about long-term exploits, even if it was a 2 day exploit it's enough, even if it doesn't ruin the economy it is ILLEGAL.
13 identical manticores in a game of millions of players ...
Get a grip if duping was possible you would see thousands of these same objects in the next 24 hours...
For instance you have NO IDEA how the random algoritm works in D3.
And since i know present day Sql server control mechanics as a server administrator ANY tempering with the tables would lead to an immediate alert within any snapshot taken from the tables.
It is alo traceable, so tempering is even impossible without being traced within milli seconds.
d3 server only infrastructure prevents long term uncontrolled duping like was seen in the local play of D2.
There was only one hic up at the end of May in Asia and that was not even a hack, but a programming error ... But nevertheless the copied item was immediately traced by the next SQL snapshot and rolled back.
Not one roll back happened ever since: logical since each SQL snapshot taken CONTROLS every cell in every table. Just read about it.
Let's take a look at this item:
15 exact same items. Now, if I look at the database, and assume equal chance for each value of the random attributes, we can calculate the chance of exact same item dropping. Let's do it, shall we?
185x253x5x5x100x3x20 BEFORE the 2 random properties.
The result is just a tad over 7 BILLION. Throw in the random properties, and I'm fairly sure that the chances of getting a duplicate item are one in a TRILLION.
Shall we just believe that 15 exact sames items dropped, then?