So Diablo III launched last night in North America, Europe, and Latin America. Something like 2 million people pre-ordered it. Of course, the Blizzard servers had a hard time keeping up with the pent-up demand. A lot of us think there should have been more testing, but I’m actually just wanting to talk about the internet connection DRM requirements.
Trying to Get Into Diablo III? Maintenance Time
This is the latest bulletin:
1:55 p.m. PDT – Starting at approximately 2:15 p.m. PDT, we will be bringing Diablo III servers in the Americas offline for urgent maintenance to address several issues that are impacting the game. We anticipate that maintenance will last for about an hour and that servers will be available at approximately 3:30 p.m. PDT. We will provide further updates as they are necessary. Thank you for your patience.
Blizzard is Preparing for Diablo III Launch
We are just a week away from the Diablo III launch, and Blizzard is preparing in several ways. In addition to setting up Midnight Launch Events, they are preparing players and telling them what they need to know, such as regional launch times, BattleTag information, and providing pre-sale download and early install times.
New Diablo III TV Spot
Blizzard released a new Diablo III TV commercial today. Just a few weeks away from the official launch. Both Mac …
Diablo III Midnight Launch Events – May 14, 2012
Blizzard is making an attempt to bring people together at Midnight, May 14, 2012, for a Diablo III launch event. If you are in the right location, such as Irvine, California, you can even hang out with Diablo III developers. While many stores will hold events independent of Blizzard, others will have the support of Blizzard for costume contests, give-aways and others happenings. Here is the list of participating retailers (So far).
World of Warcraft Annual Pass 2012 Last Chance
If you are thinking of purchasing the World of Warcraft Annual Pass, and receiving a free copy of Diablo III (Download) as well as a few other things, Monday, April 30, is your last chance. The Arena Pass “Practice Phase” has also started.