Diablo 3 literally just launched not thirty minutes ago and already it seems the servers are having trouble accommodating people.
I can't believe game companies don't anticipate this. They knew MILLIONS of people would want to play it on launch yet the underestimate them again.
I totally agree with you. I defended them initially saying that they have the resources for this, but it seems like they didn't.
... and this is why there should have been an offline mode.
Exactly! They couldn't even put a damn queue in. Way to go, Blizzard. Way to freakin go...
I'm updating the story as I go. But there is still no ETA :/ I waited 12 years to wait.
They actually did anticipate this and informed us this would likely happen. Just don't remember where they announced it.
Yes, but why not turn on a TON of servers? They knew exactly how many people were going to log in from preorder sales. They did anticipate this and did nothing about it.
It's because it's launch. Everyone is jumping on, but given a few days less people will be on at all times like this. If they buy more servers, those servers will go to waste when things calm down. The only thing I don't understand is why not take a few servers from WoW for a few days....
Not surprised. I knew this was going to happen, that's why i didn't purchase it. During the free beta weekend i had a few login errors. Permanent online to play single player is a joke. Get this when it's cheaper and fixed. For now... Max Payne 3. Can't wait for Torchlight 2.
it's both funny and annoying -_-V
I think this wouldn't be such a problem if not for the required log-in for single player. They're losing a lot of faith for that. This is exactly why the whole required persistent online connection thing is a bad idea!
You all were just to slow. At 3:01 I was able to log in, create my first charactor, and play up to level 5 just fine. Only thing stopping me is I have to goto bed now.
You're so cool, man. And I was wondering to myself, while reading you're cool story, "What is stopping this badass from being a level 6!?!" Thankfully, you're so cool, you provided a great conclusion. Thanks.
Lol ur comment made my night.
The first boss is tough as hell. Anyone beaten Error 37 yet? Dude is continuously turning me down.
lol a foreshadow of what's to come.
It works fine atm.. get our your selves, they aren't going to rent out billions of bandwidth just top accommodate the initial surge.
I understand that a lot of gamers do have entitlement issues (Mass Effect 3's ending thing, for example), but this isn't really an issue of entitlement. They bought the game, and they're not even able to play the single-player mode because of the server thing. I appreciate Blizzard's issue with not wanting to make a huge expense for the initial surge that will eventually alleviate, but the issue could be avoided altogether if people were able to play single-player. Does that make sense?
You can solo, but there is no single player.
Decided to wait a few days before buying it, I'm not really in the mood to stare at a login screen.
It's already cleared up, I think they have activated more servers as many people are getting on. Still some issues but a lot better than when it had just launched.
The game needs online connection because of the auction house... And to slow down piracy. I kind of expected way too many people trying to log in at minute one, but things are clearing up.
Scumbag Blizzard: Forces you to log on to play single player. Wont let you log on.
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