‘Diablo III’ release riddled with problems, Blizzard issues apology

If you have been eagerly anticipating the long awaited release of Diablo III, this week has probably been a fair mix of highs and lows. A number of technical issues has cropped up since the game’s release this past Tuesday which includes the following.

  • Error 3006 – Equipping the Templar NPC with a shield can lead to an error where players are kicked out of the game and can’t log back in.
  • Error 37 – The game’s servers would crash due to the amount of players logged in causing the error and forcing disconnections.
  • Achievements Disappearing – A glitch was reported by players that caused earned achievements to vanish from their profiles.

In response, Blizzard has issued an apology and primarily blames their servers for the problems that gamers have experienced.

“We sincerely regret that your crusade to bring down the Lord of Terror was thwarted not by mobs of demons, but by mortal infrastructure.”

The apology also mentioned a delay of the real-money auction house that was originally planned for release on the 22nd this month. The service will allow players to buy and sell in-game items over Blizzard’s Battle.net servers. The new release date is currently unknown.

“In order to make sure everything is continuing to run as it should, we’ve decided to move out our target launch for the real-money auction house beyond our original estimated date of May 22. We’ll post further updates on that in the near future.”

6 thoughts on “‘Diablo III’ release riddled with problems, Blizzard issues apology

  1. I LOVE DIABLO 3! It has brought countless joy into my life! Slaughtering demons with fantastic spells! Totally awesome characters! Perfection Incarnate!

  2. Good to know Blizzard has their faithful fans. They are a very good company overall.

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