Path of Diablo (PoD) servers hacked by GreenDude: Making changes in PoD source code

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers shutting down

According to report, Path of Diablo (PoD) servers is shutting down due to hacking. For those who are not aware, Path of Diablo (PoD) is popular game which has huge number of fans. It is based on Lord of Destruction expansion pack which was released in 2015. New maps, more weapons and major gameplay experience updates are crucial factors behind the raise of private server. Let’s take a look here.

This Diablo II community server has one main goal: Increase build diversity and replayability with as little changes to the original experience as possible. The skill tree has been rebalanced so that skills that are underpowered and rarely used are now viable, allowing you to create many more builds than before. The end game has also been revamped so that more areas are worth exploring, allowing you to experience more varied content. These modifications combine the best ideas from both Diablo II and Path of Exile, two of the best ARPGs in existence. We hope you join our community and enjoy yourself on the server!

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers hacked

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers hacked and servers is shutting down: official announcement here

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers hacked

Shutting Down PoD for an Indefinite Amount of Time

Unfortunately there is an exploit in the game that allows players to intentionally crash our game servers. This can cause rollbacks and is incredibly disruptive.

Fixing it is not something we can do quickly and in the meantime these cheaters prefer to ruin the server than play the game normally.

Considering how Diablo II is 17+ years old now, it means that all of us are adults, most of us over 25+ years of age. So how someone can have such an incredibly sad life to attack a small community server is mind boggling. Well congratulations to these folks. You win. Now nobody can play.

GreenDude behind mod “Path of Diablo (PoD) servers shutting down”: original announcement edit by him

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers hacked

Edit: we had some very nice people contact us and offer their help. unfortunately this problem needs very specific knowledge of d2 servers. luckily we have found a possible way to fix this. with that said those who offered help wont be able to do so until tomorrow so the realm will most definitely stay offline til then. i’ll share details tomorrow. thanks every1

When we talk about PoD launcher source code, GreenDude (hacker) is making some changes on “Preventauorestart” mechanism.We have also tried to contact GreenDude through LoD’s official Discord channel where he says that:

@TikTokhanmod the reddit post has edited information, yea the shutdown was never going to be permanent unless a solution was not possible but we doubted there was not a way

Report says, author and other members from Path of Diablo communities have noticed that official site is up.

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers shutting down

Path of Diablo developer finally found a fix: manually test on every object inside the game

Further announcement on the matter “Path of Diablo (PoD) servers shutting down”, we are seeing that developer have found the solution finally. Let’s have a take look on official announcement here.

we ended up finding a fix and have completed some tests. it does appear to work beautifully. we need to apply it to all the GS.

but also we need to do a full search of all the items that have been created through these crashes and make sure that no one comes out ahead. and we will be taking care of banning the players who used the exploit. so we might still end up waiting til tomorrow before bringing the servers up as we go through this process. Thanks to all the kind words we received.

I also want to shoutout the ppl who pmed me offering help from various d2 communities, especially the MXL team. Glad the other d2 communities are also interesting in helping each other fight against exploits/cheats. See you later today or tomorrow (depending on how long it takes us and what time zone you live in).

Path of Diablo (PoD) servers shutting down

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