Diablo III players with a digital copy can now breathe easy
Players who have purchased a digital copy of Diablo III can finally take a breather. They are no longer required to wait to play the whole game.
The two major restrictions forced upon players have been removed. Before, players were limited to play Act 1, but now they are free to play the full game and to gain rank past dreaded level 13.
- Although not all restrictions have been removed. Others have remained such as:
- No public game access for unverified digital purchasers
- No auction house access (real-money or gold) for unverified digital purchasers
- Unverified digital purchasers cannot trade items or drop items for other players to receive
- Unverified digital purchasers are not able to chat in any public or game channels
- Unverified digital purchasers cannot attach a custom message to friend requests, but they can send/accept friend requests, and play with their friends
- Global Play is not available for unverified digital purchasers
To make a long story short, you won't be able to be a massive prick to anyone...Not that anyone will complain about a lack of annoyance anyway. The verification takes a max of 72 hours but players have been cleared to play thge game to it's fullest much sooner.
Props to Blizzard who since the launch of Diablo III have been listening to their fans and making their concerns and voices heard a priority.
No one is "crying," please do not insult my intelligence. It's okay for me to be disgruntled as a consumer. This doesn't make me "whiny" or "entitled," which are both words people like to use when describing a disgruntled gamer.
I can't not buy the game. I already bought the game. Your solution doesn't make sense. Blizzard and I have a problem that Blizzard is not willing to work out. I'm one of the ones who bought the game and had to wait three days. I've experienced numerous server errors and problems that should not happen. I've contacted Blizzard multiple times about a refund. They refuse to do so. It's poor business, and I've lost a lot of faith that I had in them.
Don't worry; I won't be purchasing any more Blizzard games from here on out. Not until they get it together.
If you don't like it how it is just don't buy the game. I waited for a full month to decide if I wanted to play D3 even with all its flaws and guess what, I still do. Crying over the internet isn't going to help anybody so either play the game or enjoy it or don't buy it and be contempt with your decision.
I understand, the DRM can be restrictive and such, but if there is one thing I can count on Blizzard on, is that their games can only improve from there. If you don't like it, there's Torchlight 2 which should come out this season.
I don't care about their in-game loot being hacked or duplicated. That's not my problem. That's Blizzard's problem, and they have enough money and time to figure out a solution. MY problem is a 60 dollar game that I cannot play due to Blizzard's server issues and restrictive DRM. Their job is not to restrict me, punish me, or hassle me. Their job is to entertain me and provide value for my money. Forgive me if I don't find any of this entertaining. I'd like to just, you know, play the game.
From their standpoint, if an offline mode were implemented, then the in-game loot can easily be hacked or duplicated. AS for the RMAH, you don't really have to use it as there's always the gold auction house.
I agree, companies like Blizzard are made by the fans, it's when they start pulling crap on them and robbing them blind, it's when something is seriously wrong. But it's also worth mentioning that if they were that much of assholes they would have just left the system like it was and not listen to the displeased fans, but with that said, i doubt they did it out of the goodness of their hearts.
Funny, since many of their customers were feeling robbed of 60 dollars when they bought a demo for 3 days. Either the technology isn't there or they're going about it the wrong way. Either way, I don't support them in this. Billion dollar companies should have their stuff together before they release it to the public.
A good point, but ya have to understand if they feel the need to protect their wallets...Even if it's dirty and sleezy as hell, no one likes to be robbed afterall...Even billion dollar companies
I don't have any "props" for Blizzard over this archaic and moronic system.
It shouldn't have been a problem in the first place. They broke it and they fixed it. That does not deserve a "good job" or a pat on the back. Consumers deserve better.
And, again, if the single player was offline NONE of the problems would have been an issue. Though Blizzard is pretty asinine about their DRM regardless. Just do away with the STUPID real money action house and let me play my damn game.