The Diablo 3 developer plans to enforce a secret cap on how many games players can make in a given time, which will hamper potential botters and RMT
sellers who engage in such practice.
Account owners who exceed the game creation limits will be given the message “Input limit reached” and will be prevented from making any more
games. Blizzard said this is a critical way to stop “cheaters and botters” and will be meant as a support measure in between planned ban waves.
“In the near future, we'll be re-enabling the limit on how many games a player can create within a certain amount of time. We've further tuned and
tested the conditions that trigger this limit to ensure, as much as possible, that it only affects those abusing the Diablo III game service in a way
“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,” it added.
Diablo 3 ban waves began in early
with Blizzard issuing thousands of account suspensions and
The game creation limits are clearly an additional measure to discourage hackers and botters from circumventing the system. RMT sellers whose currency
supply is sourced from these methods should feel the greatest pinch.
Blizzard said legitimate players who are affected by this newest measure could petition customer support to lift the game creation cap, subject of
course to case-to-case basis approval.
“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,” Blizzard said.
“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,” said Blizzard.
Blizzard has not yet set a date on when the Diablo 3 game creation limits will go live, but we expect that D3 rates
to skyrocket as RMT seller supply dwindles following its