- One Reddit user experienced a nasty bug while playing Diablo 2: Resurrected - when he crafted 100 Caster amulets, he lost his entire gear;
- It turns out, that the bug is most likely still present in the original version of Diablo 2 and is caused by exceeding the kilobyte limit per character.
Can you imagine that after spending many hours on collecting and crafting items, all your work simply vanishes? Some players of Diablo 2: Resurrected may experience such an unpleasant situation, due to a bug that has quite serious consequences.
As reported by a Reddit user by the handle Anomalous1436, when he created a hundred Caster amulets all the items he had in his inventory disappeared; a few amulets that were not put into the cache were also lost. It was true that most of the items from the cache remained in place, but the value of the items the player lost was still significant.
This situation is not the only case when a character's achievements disappeared due to crafting; similar problems were also reported by players on Blizzard's officialforum.
Why do such situations happen at all? As another player on the forums explains, it has to do with space limits in the game's character files:
"[This error - ed. note] has to do with hitting the 8KB file limit on your character. Its an unfortunate known issue, basically don't keep alot of crafted single slot stuff on 1 guy.
edit: nothing to do with the ddos fellas, Devs forgot to increase the character limit size. In old days a character would go corrupt if it went over 8KB, so instead blizzard choose some items to be deleted so it didn't go fully corrupt. Now with the larger 10x10 stash you can easily reach the limit, hence the poof of items," writes Reddit user tdotrollin.
Unfortunately, it doesn't appear that Blizzard is going to refund lost items to unlucky players. The question remains, can this 20+ year old bug be easily eliminated? It would be far better for the players if the answer is yes.