Last week, Blizzard unveiled its Diablo III Battle.net character profiles. Whether you want to showcase your character or not, this system allows anybody with your unique BattleTag to look up and inspect your characters. Thanks to the new system and a few zealous Diablo III players, we may finally have hard evidence to prove that some sort of duping is going on inside of the game.
Last month, several screenshots appeared online allegedly showing a number of duped bows on the in-game auction house. Shortly after, a group named "Team Vietnahm" claimed responsibility for it, but little details surrounding the possible dupe were available. Now, it looks like there may be more proof of duped items thanks to the recently released character profiles.
Battle.net forum user mcstew posted:
Check out their Offhand "Arcanum mind". Probably one of the best sources in the game. Worth 500mill++
One of the possibilities discussed by players is that the item passed along from player to player, but the character profiles haven't been updated yet. Nobody is too certain of how the character profile updating works, but a little over two days have passed since the thread was created and all profiles are still showing the item. The only exception is the user "Faetal" who seems to have removed all gear from his character.
Others claimed it was possible these items dropped with the same stats, but another forum poster Vadoff decided to put the math together, revealing the probability for just one exact duplicate would be something along the lines of 1 in 4,784,474,572,579,344,957,650,000,000,000. The actual numbers may be different but it's probably safe to say the chance of this exact item dropping separate six times is unlikely.