Blizzard still working on fixing Diablo III launch issues

If you have bought Diablo III and have experienced lots of downtime since the game's Battle.net servers were turned on less than 24 hours ago, you are most definitely not alone. The players of the action-RPG sequel from Blizzard have experienced lots of downtime from Blizzard's Battle.net servers as the development team tries to fix a number of issues that have cropped up since the launch earlier this morning.

The Battle.net forums tell the main tale. Blizzard has been performing "emergency maintenance" on the Battle.net servers in the Americas for a large fraction of the day. There's already been a few hours of downtime for the servers as Blizzard tries to fix "several issues that are impacting the game".

One big bug that has affected a few people is "Error 3006". As described on the official Diablo III forums, this happens when you give the Templar NPC, found in the Cathedral part of the game, a shield. In short, don't do it. Players have found that when this action happens, they are booted from the game and cannot sign back in.

Hopefully, Blizzard will fix this problems quickly. We will also point out that a lot of these issues may not have happened if Blizzard had not insisted on making people sign onto Battle.net to play Diablo III, even when playing the game in single player mode.

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remixedcat said,
They use AT&T for thier infrastructure... there are soooooo many better providers out there! idiots!!!

AT&T you say? That's not reassuring.

a7omic said,

AT&T you say? That's not reassuring.

Yep.... They are a laughing stock in the hosting market as well as the worst backbone provider.

remixedcat said,

Yep.... They are a laughing stock in the hosting market as well as the worst backbone provider.

Yet they still maintain a monopolistic control in many areas. Atleast they do where I'm located. I hope that changes soon too.

a7omic said,

Yet they still maintain a monopolistic control in many areas. Atleast they do where I'm located. I hope that changes soon too.

I have choice in my area so i'm glad....

remixedcat said,

Yep.... They are a laughing stock in the hosting market as well as the worst backbone provider.

No kidding. When Sony announced the Vita having 3g capabilities through AT&T, everyone moaned! Nobody wants to deal with them, hell I just told them to shove their internet service up their ass when they tried to increase the price again for a 1.5Mbps connection...

dead.cell said,

No kidding. When Sony announced the Vita having 3g capabilities through AT&T, everyone moaned! Nobody wants to deal with them, hell I just told them to shove their internet service up their ass when they tried to increase the price again for a 1.5Mbps connection...

how much did they charge for that 1.5meg connection?

remixedcat said,
how much did they charge for that 1.5meg connection?

They were starting to charge us $33/mo ! I told them to screw off, and am now paying $20/mo with Comcast at 24.5 Mbps. Much better experience with them, even tech support wise. Took 2 hours to cancel our AT&T services, where as I got someone on the phone twice in under a minute with Comcast. Don't think I'll be looking back any time soon.

dead.cell said,

They were starting to charge us $33/mo ! I told them to screw off, and am now paying $20/mo with Comcast at 24.5 Mbps. Much better experience with them, even tech support wise. Took 2 hours to cancel our AT&T services, where as I got someone on the phone twice in under a minute with Comcast. Don't think I'll be looking back any time soon.

wow to think comcast of all places would be better then att... LOL...

remixedcat said,
wow to think comcast of all places would be better then att... LOL...

I think the service differs from where ya go. AT&T is just rotten all around over here. Like even putting in a call for a service tech, AT&T tells you they'll send someone out between 8am-5pm... basically making you wait the whole day.

Comcast gives you a 2 hour window of when they'll be there, and they call an hour before they're scheduled to show up just to make sure you're home. They also supposedly credit you $20 on your bill if they don't show up on time.

Wow, I sound like a fanboy hahah. I'm just dead-sick of AT&T.

dead.cell said,

I think the service differs from where ya go. AT&T is just rotten all around over here. Like even putting in a call for a service tech, AT&T tells you they'll send someone out between 8am-5pm... basically making you wait the whole day.

Comcast gives you a 2 hour window of when they'll be there, and they call an hour before they're scheduled to show up just to make sure you're home. They also supposedly credit you $20 on your bill if they don't show up on time.

Wow, I sound like a fanboy hahah. I'm just dead-sick of AT&T.

I hate when you're tied up all day wating on someone....

bryonhowley said,
I will not be buying this until Blizzard releases an offline patch for single player. Until then they will not get my money!

Man, whats with all the babies that dont have internet yet. This patch will never come.

Beyond Godlike said,

Man, whats with all the babies that dont have internet yet. This patch will never come.

I read something about the AI being handled server side, and that the majority of the client installation is just textures and such. If this is the case, I doubt there ever will be an offline version.

Beyond Godlike said,
Man, whats with all the babies that dont have internet yet. This patch will never come.

It's not about that. It's about being able to play the game without having to worry about whether the server is up or down just for a damn single player mode.

Beyond Godlike said,

Man, whats with all the babies that dont have internet yet. This patch will never come.

It's not about "I don't have the internet", it's about "gee, I really like picking up old school games that I haven't play in 10+ years (like Diablo II) and playing them again".

Sometimes it's a lot of fun to go back and revisit older games . With a requirement like this, once they shut down the Diablo III servers you'll never be able to play the game again. To me, that's a bad decision on their part. But what do they care, they've already got your money at that point.

Yeah pretty lame. Bought my game already but I can't play it because it can't connect to the servers. PLUS YES I already got messed up on the cathedral glitch but the upside to it is that all my items i collected were saved!

I really hope they fix these bugs ASAP
Im getting my CE on Thursday and really would like to play it right after i install =P