Diablo III Patch Incoming, Addresses Ongoing Issues
Blizzard made a brief post on their Diablo III forums yesterday, where they mentioned that the first patch for the game could be prepped for launch as early as next week. With online connection tweaks being the main focus, this patch will fix several server issues that have attributed to the noticeable bruise on the game’s launch.
Aside from general connectivity issues, the update also plans address the problems with earning achievements that some players have cited. Blizzard says that they’re still coming up with a solution.
For those of you looking forward to making bank on the real-money auction house, we’re not sure how much longer you’ll have to wait – it hasn’t been given a firm release date yet. It was slated to go online earlier this week, but has since been delayed indefinitely. Blizz says it’ll have “More information soon.”
As for the recent, apparent upturn in security claims (compromised accounts and so forth), Blizzard says they’re observing the situation closely. They’ve mentioned that there is no “server spoofing” occurring, and that official Blizzard servers haven’t been compromised.
They noted that using an authenticator is still the best way to secure your account, in addition to smart password management and performing desktop virus scans regularly.
Finally, no word has been given on the PvP update (which was pushed back from launch to get the game out sooner), and certainly none has been given on any additional post-launch content. If it wasn’t obvious in the words above, it’s pretty clear that Blizzard has their hands full trying to make sure everyone can simply play their darn game.
I think Community Manager Nethaera sums up their intents well enough:
“In the end, we simply want all of our players to be able to fully enjoy Diablo III, and we’ve been working around the clock to address issues as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We appreciate your continued support and enthusiasm, and we hope you and your friends are having a blast slaying Sanctuary’s demons.”
Server issues aside, how are you guys taking to Diablo III? If you’re still on the fence about a purchase, go check out our review of the game. All in all, we find that it’s pretty schnazzy.