Ha! I live on the east coast where the midnight launches were pointless -- Blizzard didn't allow anyone in the US to play until midnight PST. So I go to sleep, wake up and then go to work. I get home and oh Diablo 3 servers are in emergency maintenace mode. For the love of....I'd love to play Diablo 3 but apparently have to wait till 4:30pm EST when the maintenance is finished.
Perhaps I was mistaken, but I'd expect a little more from Blizzard who runs the largest MMO ever?!?! WTF Blizzard?!? You didn't think they'd know there was going to be an onslaught of players?
+William Cochran Don't forget they also did the public beta to 'stress test' specifically to make sure they can handle a large influx of players. But perhaps I was mistaken and that wasn't the point of the public beta...
I don't really like hearing how long it takes people to beat the basic aspect of a game but I do find this picture to be funny and truthful at least somewhat. But there is much more to do. Me, I plan on enjoying my self and not rushing. But so far between the server problems and my ethernet port crapping out constantly I haven't been able to get very far. Either way, the game is great so far and I would really like to spend a lot more time with it.
There was no point in going to the midnight launch... I wasn't able to go in and create a character till like 4am >.>; and now the server is down for emergency maintenance... They had the longest beta test I've seen for any game and yet all this circus. I love the game but the hassle that comes with it is not making it worth it.
Waited years for it, downloaded it this morning ... haven't been able to play yet, at 6pm EST, 15G download for essentially a single-player game that I can't play without logging into a server that hasn't been online all bloody day on the day of release ... and now it's only 13 hours of gameplay? TOTAL FAIL! Activision at its finest yet again.
@Eric Newcom, No kidding right? I was excited since the the news leaked the internet of the orchestra recording the music for D3 being the same that did D2... I was stoked, when will these big gaming companies will stop failing us and start surprising and satisfying their customers for a change.