Blizzard Searching For Vanishing Diablo III Achievements
The brightest light casts the darkest shadows—at least, that’s what I learn from reading fantasy novels. But it certainly seems to apply to big-deal video game releases, such as the one for Blizzard’s Diablo III. The game launched yesterday, and since that time there’s been plenty of hiccups and problems reported, from broken servers to game-breaking bugs. It seems the latest complaint is that of vanishing achievements.
In a 23-page (and growing) forum thread over on Battle.net, gamers have been complaining of their achievements inexplicably disappearing from the game. One of Blizzard’s QA guys, Vasadan, responded to the complaints thusly:
“As you can probably imagine, our servers are currently really busy handling all the new players coming into the game.
The achievements server in particular is being hammered, which may be why your achievements are not showing up. It is not that they are deleted, but that there is a (very long) delay in retrieving that data.
We are working on it :)”
Then, later, as the complaints continued, Vasadan issued the following statement to the forums:
“Community is working on a post, please stand by.
Also, asking me for an update every five minutes is not the best way to get my attention. I have over 9 pages of forums to attend to. All of our players need love :)”
Poor Vasadan. Hell hath no fury like a gamer scorned.
Anyone else out there have their cheevos get disappeared?