Buy Diablo 3 digitally and you might have to wait 72 Hours to fight Diablo... WHAT!?

Posted on June 21, 2012 - 2:00pm by Kaibaman41

Even if you’re not a fan of the Diablo series, this will most likely have you scratching your head because it is seriously messed up! On Wednesday June 20th, patch 1.0.3 fixed a few bugs in the game when it came to some leveling up and using your followers (I think). Then somebody thought it was a good idea for you to end up getting the Starter Edition up to 72 Hour if you bought the digital version of Diablo 3 (from what I can tell this affects only new players). Here is what the patch has done to new players of the game.

  • Act I up to the Skeleton King is available
  • Level 13 cap
  • Matchmaking available only with other Starter Edition players
  • No Auction House access (Real Money or Gold)
  • Global Play is not available. Players attempting to connect to Diablo III Starter Edition in a region other than their Battle.net Account's home region will receive Error 12. See the Global Play support article for more information.

Yeah, even I'm pissed off by this, a NONE DIABLO PLAYER mind you. On the Kotaku article, the writer theorizes this is to reduce server overload (you know that it has since day one of release, making it a Hell of a time to play the game... see what I did their?), but even so this is really not cool. The same writer tried to contact Blizzard Customer Service about this madness and here was their reply.

"Outside of the issue that we fixed, digital purchases do require a review period before they kick over from Starter to Full editions. We apologize for the inconvenience, but it is a necessary step to combat fraud and other malicious activities that can weaken everyone's play experience... The delay is no longer than three days, and is often much quicker than that. Hang tight. :)"

So yeah, this is their reasoning behind this besides to fix some bugs... It's to prevent the "Combat Fraud" (whatever the hell that means) and "other Malicious activities"....you know Blizzard this is going to piss a lot of people off especially new players that want to play, you all ready have the always online bullshit for the game and now you do this? SERIOUSLY WHAT THE HELL?!

What do the other g1s think of this insane act that's going on now?

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