Shadow Clones - Please Remove Them

Glad I missed that season. But seriously, the effect just doesn’t belong in this version of D3. When players are throwing down 100b damage attacks, even if you equipped every single defensive item and effect in the game all at once, just one of those attacks would STILL probably 1-shot you.

Just stop attacking? What does that do for the dozens of hungering arrows that are still flying around?? Or the dozens of blessed hammers? And so on, and so forth.

Well ain’t that somethin’!

Kinda makes you wonder who put this season theme together…

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Yes sir, once again something blizzard intertainment thought would be a cute thing to add that irritates players. This season a familiar thing a clone. Last season distracting elements that spawned every what 2 minutes and you couldn’t turn it off.

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I know that, however he is the one whose computer is freezing. I haven’t had that happen, so… Also a person chooses to play HC knowing the risks. Maybe he needs a new computer? Whatever his issue is the rest of the players shouldn’t be penalized . So he has two choices - don’t play hardcore or don’t hit pylons.

Or, you know, Blizzard could have listened to the PTR forums and actually fixed this when we told them this would absolutely cause hardcore hero deaths. This is now two seasons in a row where a live season theme mechanic leads to unavoidable hardcore hero deaths despite them being warned about it on the PTRs where they were showcased. Heck, for this one, we even had people query this possibility as soon as the patch notes came out and we saw projectile abilities listed on the clones.


It’s the reason I take a blue’s remark that feedback is being read and passed on with a rather larger pinch of salt. Ofcourse it may be true, but they were simply unable to fix it which doesn’t exactly counts as a vote of confidence either.


Are you serious? Wow…


you do realise that dervishes and sand dwellers spawn randomly in rifts and GRs…you can’t control the shadow clones, so if they see dervish, etc and attack, there’s a risk that your HC is dead.


Playing PS4 and the clones definitely cause lag and mini freezes. Annoying AF.

See above ^^^

Sure, that’s really easy when you have a screen full of mobs and can’t TP safely…and you can’t really risk that move as a HC player either mate…

Oh wow…some of us enjoy the challenge of playing HC - why should the game be diminished for us because of a bug that Blizzard has failed to fix?

here here. Been saying that for a long time.

my god…what an idiotic reply mate. Sorry, but your reply just shows how selfish you are being.


Pretty much says it all, to be honest. I pointed out earlier that Diablo “hireling” AI has the absolute worst judgment of any game I have ever played, and will absolutely do everything it can to get you killed. I’m sad to see this is just one more instance of the same.

Most of the time that I click a shrine or pylon, the clone just stays posted like a complete idiot, cheerfully watching the battle rage on as if a spectator in a stadium. I have to move screens away before it will teleport to me and actually start taking actions. As a result, I have declined any shrines/pylons unless I specifically want the power they contain (Conduit, Power, Shield, etc).

Just the same as the last season’s buff, the clones are like sprinkles on a cupcake: They don’t function in any way as a benefit to me, they’re just there to look pretty. Well…that’s not entirely true, is it? At least the last season’s buff couldn’t directly, intentionally, instantly and without the barest scrap of possibility to avoid it, kill your character outright.

So…to continue the earlier analogy, these sprinkles would then have to be made of cyanide and not hardened sugar. Murder sprinkles then.


clones have been active for me, but I think there’s issues with the clones and particularly classes, cru in particular. I’m playing DH and the clones have been actively assisting with battles for me.

Anyway, season journey now completed, seasonal challenges done (3 base conquests for journey, rolling HC character to do 3 more conquests, but that’ll take 3-5 days probably). Currently rank 5 on the seasonal challenges LBs, but will drop places as the group players do the entire game in under an hour and can farm mats quicker than I can solo to get mats for rolling sets for set dungeon mastery. 2 terrible seasons in a row for conquests for solo players…

It’s much harder on people who care, that’s for sure. Thanks to input from players like you, I’ve gotten a little curious about where I’m placing, but I’m trying not to take it too seriously.

That’s not to diminish the value of placing for those who do care. The scoring system was put into place for the players to gauge themselves against one another, not to watch the entire thing go down in flames. I honestly don’t know what to say about it.

If they don’t care anymore, the most decent and honorable thing they can do is at least say so. Be honest about it.

I’m a naturally serious person in terms of personality…but I’m also fiercely competitive in nature.

I’d rather they pull seasons from consoles altogether if they don’t care…

Use this to fix your screen freezes:

Anyone who is experiencing crazy delays try this from Activision CS:

Deleting the Cache Folder

A corrupted cache folder can cause issues with some Blizzard games. Deleting this folder will not affect your game data and may resolve issues caused by outdated files.

  1. Close any open Blizzard programs.
  2. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open the Task Manager.
  3. Select the Processes tab.
  4. If agent.exe is running—or Blizzard Update Agent in Windows 10—highlight it then select End Process .
  5. Navigate to the folder containing the cache directory:
  6. Press Windows Key+R to open the Run dialogue.
  7. Type %ProgramData% into the Run field and press Enter .
  8. If a Blizzard Entertainment folder exists in the directory, right-click it and select Delete .
  9. Restart the desktop app and relaunch the game.

Wow. What a big issue

Interestingly enough reflected shots seem to have a limited range. I have seen the reflect shots and they stopped short of my position…note they were my shots and not a clone shot.

this game is broken af… we can do nothing, they (activblizz) will do nothing… i wont complain about nothing in d3 because i dont expect anything i just will play this untill they close the severs

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My computer is bleeding edge as are my peripherals. Your suggestions are inane.

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I have often wondered about this when people mention the lags etc

My computer is slightly older than the game and wasn’t even top of the line back then. Other than getting an SSD in the meantime and a graphics card that is a few years old. I never experience these lags, other than when I had horrible 3G internet and that was just the nature of my connection.

Even now I don’t have the greatest internet and it still doesn’t happen. Is this something that people only experience when they start getting to the higher end with real big pulls?

It is interesting that this happens to some and not others and seemingly not computer/internet quality based.