As I type this I can't get into Diablo 3. I moved from a state where I was understanding of Blizzard to making the choice to make Diablo 3 a multiplayer game to thinking, maybe they bit off a bit more than they should have with Diablo 3. Perhaps its too much for them to handle because Ive spent more time thinking about outages than playing Diablo 3. Currently at 9.30PDT they are undergoing emergency maintenance:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149005198#1

I hope they clean these issues up pretty soon. That said, when I was in game it was flawless and smooth. Its just the hours of downtime that is a problem. After all this clears up, expect more detailed posts about how fun the actual game is. Oh right, it is fun... When you can play it.

PS Error 37 & 3003, I hate you.

Update from blizz:

"We're continuing to work on the issues currently affecting the Americas region, which are resulting in failed login attempts and service issues. While we've identified the causes and are working to resolve them, we expect our efforts to require an approximate two hours to complete. We expect game services to fully return by approximately 11:45 p.m. PDT. We apologize for the downtime, and appreciate your continued patience."

So frustrating.

Tungsten wrote on 05/16/2012 at 09:57am

I was able to play for about an hour last night. It was fun, but here and there it was laggy (I think this was because I was still downloading some of the last patch). The most obnoxious point was when the game lagged out... and then I was dead. I can only imagine if it had been a hardcore character that I had worked on for a while, the fury that would be rising through my soul.

Other than that, I was happy.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/16/2012 at 04:54pm

Whats you character?

Ben_Dodson wrote on 05/16/2012 at 08:17pm

I was excited to have the Battle.net integration. Great way to see friends and get groups together. However, I got Diablo3 for its solo playability as well. With the many delays, set backs, beta work and so on this was probably one of the worst launches from Blizzard since The Burning Crusade hit WoW and it took about a week to play the game.

Yes I am pleased with the aspects of the game but making it dependent on Battle.net to play. I don't think so anymore. Let my computer check in with Battle.net. This is not and MMO or anything that NEEDS it.

Oh well. It won't change so lets play.

Tungsten wrote on 05/16/2012 at 09:48pm

I'm playing Monk right now. I'm up to level 5. It's been fun, but I'm really just opening up what the class can do. We'll see what happens when I unlock mantras and start playing cooperatively.

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/16/2012 at 10:01pm

Ben: I agree, play indeed! If they sorted out the issues then I am fine. Worked great this morning.

Tungsten: Monk is great. Healing, auras and it kIcks ass? Really started to gel for me in beta around level 10.

Tungsten wrote on 05/17/2012 at 01:38am

I'm agreeing with your statement: they aimed too high. They wanted this game where they could not only control the copies of the game (DRM and so on), but they also want to control things like item drops and level layout. (just speculation) I'm not sure what it is that is supposed to be coming from the battle.net connection, but it is greatly lagging my game and completely driving me crazy.

Tungsten wrote on 05/17/2012 at 01:40am

How are the other classes different from the beta? The monks skills are all upside down right now, and I'm liking most of them (although they moved the dash up to the number keys from the RMB. It was my favorite skill in the beta and I want it easier to use)

jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 05/17/2012 at 02:00am

From what I know about the Barb can't jump into other areas anymore. Barb used to be able to jump over distances or caverns as a skill, that is nerfed.

Beyond that I really dont' know, I am playing Witch Doctor and I didn't play it before in beta.

AdamPFarnsworth wrote on 03/10/2014 at 09:57pm

Ha! Error 37!

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