'Diablo 3' launch: The bugs, the errors and the fixes

Diablo 3 players are running into a number of issues when trying to join the fray, including login errors, compatibility problems and game-crashing bugs.

'Diablo 3': the changes and the fixes

After a bumpy launch, Blizzard announced today that they will be making changes to Diablo 3 in response to player feedback.

Among the changes are a client patch (patch 1.0.2) which is due next week that will address many of the service issues players have been facing, bug fixes, as well as tweaks to the game's design and balance.

The changes will be rolled out through a range of hotfixes and client patches – a hotfix will be used if an issue poses serious problems and needs to be immediately addressed, a patch for problems that aren't as urgent.

An example of a balance issue that is being...

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Diablo 3's online service has not been hacked, Blizzard says

Responding to a rising tide of hacking concerns, Blizzard officials took to their forums early this morning to walk Diablo 3 gamers through their security measures and insist that their servers remain uncompromised.

"We'd like to take a moment to address the recent reports that suggested that Battle.net and Diablo III may have been compromised," Blizzard community manager Stephanie "Lylirra" Johnson's message starts. "Historically, the release of a new game -- such as a World of Warcraft expansion -- will result in an increase in reports of individual account compromises, and that's...

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'Diablo 3' server status page might save you a bit of time

Diablo 3, and its fans, have been ping-ponging between smooth sailing and outage outrage since the game's launch yesterday. The official list of common errors for the game still includes an error code 37 for busy servers. Fortunately, Blizzard has a website set up to deliver, if not stable gaming, then at least a glimpse of what you can expect when you try to sign in.

The server status page shows whether the game servers for the Americas, Europe and Asia are up or down and also gives a rundown of the statuses for the various auction houses around the world.

A couple of spot checks this...

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American 'Diablo 3' servers back up after an evening of errors

UPDATE at 2:28AM EDT: Blizzard reports that the American servers are back up. They will continue to monitor the servers closely throughout the night to ensure everything runs smoothly.

UPDATE at 1:00AM EDT: Blizzard announced on its message board at 9:50PM PDT that the problems with its American Diablo III servers will take approximately two hours to resolve.

The problem, which has kept players from logging into Diablo III, has been identified and Blizzard expects game services to be restored by 11:45PM PDT.

Blizzard apologized for the errors and delays and will continue to provide updates...

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'Diablo 3' servers going down for maintenance again

Diablo 3 servers — which players must connect to even if playing solo — have been shut down, and are scheduled to come back online at 6:30 p.m. ET.

Despite two rounds of emergency maintenance and the implementation of server queues, Blizzard has brought down the game's American servers to try to implement fixes for some of the issues players have been experiencing.

"Starting at approximately 2:15 p.m. PDT, we will be bringing Diablo III servers in the Americas offline for urgent maintenance to address several issues that are impacting the game," a Blizzard representative said in the...

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Error 315300 preventing 'Diablo 3' players from logging in, inconvenient fix found

The long, long wait for Diablo 3 was made longer for some folks this morning by Error 315300, an issue that's preventing players from logging into the game.

The error is indicative of an incorrect username or password input, commonly brought about by user error, or by attempting to paste non-plain text into the password field. However, some Diablo 3 players (and beta participants) are getting the error through no fault of their own.

The issue appears to be a subfolder in the game's ProgramData directories which gets elevated privileges, making it inaccessible for the account which installed...

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Error 3006 can break Diablo 3, Blizzard investigating

With the launch of Diablo 3 just recently underway, some unfortunate players are already reporting a game breaking bug said to disconnect the user from the game's server and prevent them from logging back in.

Error 3006 is triggered when the user interacts with the Templar character early on in the game and equips the non-player character with a shield.

Multiple users on Blizzard's official Diablo III forums are pointing the bug out, and recommend that other players do not trade with the Templar. It is believed the issue may be specific to the Demon Hunter class.

Blizzard is investigating...

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Error 12 gets 'Diablo III' launch off to bumpy start

The launch of Diablo III is off to a bumpy start in Asia after reports of players being greeted with an error when they try to access the digital version of the game.

Posting on Blizzard's official message board, a member of the Diablo III community noted that everyone in the Asia region who tried to access the digital version of the game received the message "Error 12 - No license attached". In Korea, Blizzard employees known as Game Masters (GMs) have been manually flagging digital accounts to allow them to play as there is currently no other way for Digital Editions to access the game....

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