Yesterday I started a game on Battlenet as I wandered about the Flayer Jungle looking for the right Spider Den. I was joined by several others, and after liberating some body part or other we went to track down the next part of Khalim's widely dispersed anatomy in the nearby sewers.
As we progressed through the sewers, out of nowhere (to my noobish understanding) came a message at the bottom of the screen in yellow print saying "This game will end in 60 seconds". The timer then ticked down, and sure enough at 0 seconds (logically enough) I was cast back out onto the main battlenet screen. I started a new game, no problem. But my frantic efforts in the waning seconds of the game were unrewarded since nobody had found the brain (squishy sound) and the Quest remained on my screen.
This entire game lasted about 30 minutes, give or take 30 minutes. You know how time passes when you are busily dodging enraged flayers.
Is there a time limit on the games? Is this a bug? Did I do something to trigger the ending? Could I have done something to prevent it, like drinking a Potion of Game Prolonging? I searched the forum on "expired" and could find nothing about this. It was not lag or a connect problem, the timer was clearly visible the whole time.
is this in classic? i've seen this b4 on classic after u beat diablo..
not sure in the exp though, maybe someone beat up baal? (and u didnt' realise this other char was doing his own thing while ur group was in act iii)
Both of those answers make sense. I suppose someone could have killed Baal, there were players in and out of the game on a fairly continuous basis. Having never actually done this myself, I didn't realize a timer would start up on completion.
But I would think a game reset from the portal to the Real World is another possibility.
The Tao has a huge error for 1.10, because it was made for 1.09. Ranged poison is the same as melee poison now, thanks to a bugfix.
Orphan might've said that already, but 3000 posts is getting really close now