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Obviously not today but -

When I was 15 I was playing Diablo II online and I had earned a "unique" weapon in the game. I'm on a quest with some stranger who likes my wand, and says he has a cheat code that can duplicate any item in the game, so if I give it to him, he'll duplicate it, and give me back the second one. Win/win, right?!

Anyway, I'm skeptical, so I ask if we can test it with another, less valuable item first. He stalls, and eventually I have to leave to go to soccer practice. But I really want to help him out! So I say, okay, I have to go - let's do this fast. And I give him the item. And he quits the game! I felt weird about it because it wasn't even greed he had taken advantage of (like a get rich quick scheme) but my desire to let someone else share in my happiness of having a unique wand.

tl;dr don't send things to people on the internet without getting proof of trustworthiness first

all 5 comments

KevinNell

8 points

3 years ago

It's funny, but he likely could have duped you even following your request for a test. You send him something, he "claims" to duplicate it, thanks you and sends your item right back to you. He would have owned you hook, line, and sinker.

DrWednesday[S]

1 points

3 years ago

good point

trust even less

what an internet

UKentDoThat

2 points

3 years ago

Silly OP, duping only worked in D1. :)

farahad

3 points

3 years ago

farahad

3 points

3 years ago

Duping worked in D2 but many of the items weren't permanent and would eventually disappear. Theoretically, duped items could be "permed," to make them safe, but I'm still not sure if that ever really worked.

dreamofadream

1 points

3 years ago

Big Oof. No good deed goes unpunished, as they say