Same fingerprint in ATMA readout = Duplicated item?
OK... the situation is this. I found 3 Horizon's Tornado over 2 days and 2 of them had the same %ED and I decided to compare the 2 of them and guess what they had the same fingerprint. They are totally indentical!(except for durability) I found them on separate occasions... so any idea what is happening?
I've just always assumed the same fingerprint meant a dupe item. Not knowing how the fingerprint is generated, I would guess there is a chance somehow that the same character could potentially find enough of the same item to have a dupe fingerprint.
Well, it is possible but pretty rare for two items of differing types to generate the same fingerprint, so I suppose it is technically possible in this case, but I think you'll have a very hard time convinving anyone that items that are identical in every way and have identical fingerprints are not copies. It's not that hard to create accidental copies, either. I have a habit of renaming characters sometimes, for example, and this will create dupes you then have to manually remove. This is why ATMA has the dupe detector - so you can find them and get rid of them.
Yeah, it's very possible to get two exact same items using the Seed command. I once used it to reroll my accidently lost Mephisto running map and forgetting to remove the seed command proceeded to do some runs.
I popped Meph's special chest and behold, out pops a Pul and some random crap. I was quite happy and continued with my runs. A few runs later, another Pul. Couldn't believe my luck. When I got the third pul it got me thinking that something must not be right.
After some investigating, I noticed that everytime the chest gave me the pul it also dropped the same magic item (I think it was Ceremonial Javelins) and they all had the same fingerprint.
Of course, once I figured out what was happening I deleted all of the puls except the first one - it was a fair find, I figured. Thankfully Meph dropped nothing I decided to keep during those dozen runs.
Edit - I think it's enough if you just deleted one of the identical Horizon's. It looks like the first two scourges aren't related to the seed-command at all.