Final update to me getting 2,900 paragon levels in 10 minutes: yep, go figure. Hacking.
I guess I should’ve known that from the start but honestly I hadn’t noticed any rampant hacking until this most recent patch. Actually, until this patch I was finding it difficult to connect with other players on PS4 at all (originally played on PC, so I was late coming to this version).
But I’m told hacking is pretty common on console versions of Diablo 3. Oh well.
Read about the hack that hit my character here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/19021722030
(This post has been updated a bunch of times, and was originally about me trying to figure out what the heck was going on.)