The truth in the ongoing war of Trendy vs hackers, hacked gear and anything else modded within ranked online is that Trendy are afraid to make any major steps in DD to stop these issues.
My old thread was locked, but you can't lock a thread which will undoubtedly stop countless players from making the same mistake as me.
Some facts: -Trendy will not try to eliminate the root problem of hacked gear, ie, eliminate the hackers, they want to beat around the problem and not actually solve it!
-They will not try to eliminate hackers because they don't have the resources or ability as developers to actually stop hacking programs.
-DD2 looks to eliminate hackers via storage of items and stats server-side, hiding the values that a hacking tool tries to find.
-A lot of you complain about pc hacked gear, you should see the state of xbox 360 and ps3, it's almost as bad as CoD:WaW!
Okay, the main point of this thread is a warning to other players, plain and simple and as been created because there are not enough warnings around about afk shops and the dangers of them.
If you buy an item in an afk shop check the stats and the upgrade levels to see if there are any strangely high numbers.
Check the quality of the gear, if it is mythical quality armour and has two tower stats with +600 points the gear is modded. Have a calculator from the official DD forums on hand to check any gear that you purchase and if it turns out you have bought modded/hacked gear sell it to the tavern keeper immediately, do not panic and hide it in your inventory, stay calm and sell it, thus destroying it.
Trendy cannot eliminate hackers, but they can eliminate anyone with hacked gear, whether the person knew about it or not.
Trendy will use you as a scapegoat to say "founds us a hacker guuuys!!!!!!@@@".
Trendy does not care who you are, look after yourself and seek help from other players if you need advice on what to do because Trendy is not on your side as a customer, Trendy are on Trendy's side.
And that's the bottomline cus Trendy fears hackers!