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Super hardcore perma-death mode sounds awesome.
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Originally Posted by frickfrock99 View Post

PC Players (including my aforementioned friend) are being infected.
http://www.gamesradar.com/borderlands-2-players-dont-lose-your-save-graveyard-virus-no-halloween-joke/

Thanks. Now I see it wasn't what I thought it was. thumb.gif

I thought they'd just uncovered some mode Gear Box had scrapped at the last minute or something.
 
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Super hardcore perma-death mode sounds awesome.

Not really, this game has a few enemies that can kill you in one shot in TVHM and there isn't any way to protect yourself or live through them. FFYL is too big of a part in the game and sometimes there is just nothing to kill to save you.
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Thanks. Now I see it wasn't what I thought it was. thumb.gif
I thought they'd just uncovered some mode Gear Box had scrapped at the last minute or something.

Uhhh, that's exactly what it is.
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Virus... lol.
More like sloppy coding.

How is that sloppy code? It was probably left in there so that when they were ready to release the hardcore mode officially, it wouldn't be such a strain or hassle to do so. Even if it was as simple as commenting out their coding, it was most likely left there for a reason.
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Uhhh, that's exactly what it is.

It's not even confirmed. As far as the public knows, it's a problem that was created solely by users.
Edited by pez - 10/30/12 at 10:14am
 
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Wow thats just horrible. I wonder what exploit exactly is causing it.

I have played online but it was weeks ago, i havent played recently. I might hold off til this issue gets fixed biggrin.gif
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It was probably left in there so that when they were ready to release the hardcore mode officially, it wouldn't be such a strain or hassle to do so. Even if it was as simple as commenting out their coding, it was most likely left there for a reason.

Uhhhh, that's exactly what I was saying. Not sure how you think I was saying something different.

tl;dr
Gearbox postponed implementing and/or scrapped a Hardcore/Permadeath mode for BL2.
Save editor came out with raw access to all variables.
Players used editor to change IsBadassModeSaveGame to True.
Players unwittingly spread the setting.
Players caught on to what was happening, some maliciously spread it on purpose.
Editor was updated to prevent changing the setting.

I don't see what's so hard to comprehend here. It's not as if the players created the flag. It was already in the save files and the code that graveyards the character upon death is clearly running in the game, albeit not quite right since the player can continue from the menu after permadeath and the True flag obviously should not be spreading to other players. So I'd say the blame is shared by both the players and Gearbox. If Gearbox had intended to scrap it, or had postponed implementing it, they should have made the current game code simply ignore the flag. That would have prevented this from ever being an issue.

Also it has been extensively tested by players creating new, clean characters, setting the flag to True and infecting new, clean characters of people they know in co-op sessions. There is no mystery as to how this is occurring.


And regarding this from the gamesradar article:
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The virus is being spread through duplicated and shared items
Nowhere else have I seen this to be stated as the cause of the graveyard.sav issue. I would very much like to know their source on this, or if they are just speculating. As I said before, players have demonstrably proven that it is the IsBadassModeSaveGame=True flag that causes this to occur.

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Wow thats just horrible. I wonder what exploit exactly is causing it.
I explained everything a few pages back: http://www.overclock.net/t/1321515/gf-graveyard-virus-spreading-in-borderlands-2/20#post_18487608
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