A new piece has shown up on the official Diablo 3 website with some information on what to expect for the launch of diablo 3.
As we near Diablo III’s long-awaited May 15 launch date, we have some additional details to share on what to expect, how to prepare, and when you’ll be able to begin installing and playing.
Purchase the Game
If you haven’t already purchased Diablo III you can acquire it directly from Blizzard through the digital presale. You can also preorder the game at most major retailers and fine purveyors of high-quality gaming products worldwide. If you’re interested in the Diablo® III Collector’s Edition, please be aware that this physical retail-only edition is printed in limited quantities and has already sold out in most places that take preorders on games. We recommend calling around and checking if your local retailers will have the Collector’s Edition available.
Create Your BattleTag™
We expect that on launch night both the game service and website will be under very heavy strain due to the immense number of people excited to be among the first playing Diablo III. With that in mind, we highly recommend you create your BattleTag now, as it’s required to play Diablo III. Please keep in mind that this non-unique nickname is a permanent choice, and will display both in-game and on the website, so be sure to choose one you like! (What is a BattleTag?)
Regional Launch Times
As previously mentioned in announcement of our midnight launch events, the launch time of the game is broken down by region.
The Americas (U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia) servers open at: 12:01 a.m. PDT, May 15
Digital Presale Download
If you’ve purchased a digital copy you can begin downloading your client right now, and we highly encourage you to do so. We also have a Diablo III presale visual guide available that may be helpful. As it may take you some time to download the full game, it’s best that you begin early. This may afford you additional time to troubleshoot any downloader or installer issues issues you may encounter.
We will be unlocking the game's installer at 8:01 a.m. PDT on May 14. This will allow you to begin installing the game, troubleshoot any issues you run into, download and install the launch day 1.0.1 patch, and be ready to play as soon as the servers come online.
Global Play Launch Time
We’ll be turning on Global Play when the game has launched in all regions. This means that you will not be able to play in a region outside your home region until after the Americas’ midnight launch at 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 15. We’ll provide an update once Global Play is enabled, and you’ll then be able to change the region you connect to through the game’s options. Please note that characters, items, and friends lists do not transfer across regions and players who use Global Play to connect outside of their home region will only be able to access the gold-based auction house. More information can be found in our Global Play introduction article.
Launch Night Login
As we’ve unlocked the Diablo III installer early, many people will be ready to log in right when the servers go live at midnight, so we’re going to be closely monitoring the impact on the service. It’s possible we’ll need to adjust the rate at which we’re logging people in to ensure a stable experience, and if we do you may see a delay when attempting to login. Please be aware that a delay of up to 40 seconds is possible while the game attempts to connect you. If your connection doesn’t succeed in 40 seconds, you’ll be presented with an Error 37 message and asked to try again. If you see this error it does in fact mean that you should try again. We’ll be working around the clock to keep you informed of any issues that are occurring through the in-game breaking news window, as well as the official forums.
A preview of the 100% reveal unlock has been revealed, the final item is going to be "Diablo III: Wrath"--an animated short that looks to be pretty damn cool.
We got some Greater Health Potions ready for the launch of the website and any problems that may arise. (But hopefully don't!)
I’ve been waiting for this day for a few months now, and it has finally come. D3RMT is officially available to the public after a lot of hard work. We are very excited to start receiving community feedback on how to improve the website and suggestions for new things to implement.
Check out the unique site features such as:
Auction House Prices Which provides up to date statistics on item values and graphs to monitor the Auction House.
Sales History A complete history of every item I have sold on the auction house, disclosing every penny I make.
Until the actual release of Diablo III real-money auction house those sections display placeholder information.
Please make a account and check out the website, if you have any feedback please post it in the forums. All our guides and tips post-launch on the topic of the Diablo III real-money auction house, will always be free. Don’t fall for scams online selling guides “Guaranteed to make you money!” The game isn’t even out until May 15th, yet people are already selling guides? Heh.
We are looking for more people to join our team, currently it's just a two man team coding and running the entire website. So if you're interested in a position the website, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can discuss details.
So recently I decided to play Diablo 3 with a PS3 Controler. It was a pretty simple process and a few AutoIt scripts later it works perfectly. The only real problem was getting movement working correctly, which I solved that by anytime I press the PS3 analog stick in any of the 8 directions my AutoIt script places the mouse cursor in a certain screen position and holds down the move key. You can see this during the video with the mouse moving sporadically around me.
This is my first post on the website, so hi everyone!
I am currently getting over a really nasty flu and hopefully I will feel normal in the next day or two. Unfortunately this flu made me miss a giant party I was suppose to go too. Which when I think about it actually might be for the best, since I have no idea how they plan on having 250+ (Currently 289 people confirmed as going on facebook) people at a house party without things going horribly. Apparently they were inspired by the movie "Project X" and well I am only dissapointed that I will miss out on the complete and utter mess it will be.
What else... My roommate got me a pre-order of the Collectors Edition, which is awesome since I was having a lot of trouble finding any place in my town that was taking anymore. I know what you are thinking, I dropped the ball and should have pre-ordered a while ago! In my defense I am just so accustomed to Collector and Limited editions not being rare at all, I can't count the times I have gone into Best Buy and saw Limited Editions in the store months after release.
That's about all that's worth mentioning. I plan on playing some Starcraft 2 tonight and hopefully hitting Diamond as Zerg. On the topic of D3RMT itself, the website is progressing nicely and should be ready for public viewing in about a month.
Bye for now