Gamers worldwide struggle to activate the ‘online-all-the-time’ game due to server capacity issues.
Blizzard are currently reporting that gamers worldwide are currently struggling to activate and play Diablo III due to battle.net servers not being able to cope with demand.
“Please note that due to a high volume of traffic, login and character creation may be slower than normal. If you’re unable to login to the game or create characters, please wait and try again,” reads a statement on Diablo III’s official Facebook page.
“We’ve temporarily taken our Battle.net websites offline and launched more servers to accomodate for the traffic. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.”
The aforementioned problem occurs when gamers try and sign-in to their battle.net account, with thousands of users reporting that their request, and subsequent requests, are being denied leading to a nondescript ‘Error 37′ pop-up breaching their screen.
These issues will be very embarrassing for the developer which stated that the sequel was their most pre-ordered game to date, so they had a rough idea of player numbers before launch. Not to mention the fact that they coped with the thousands of gamers who took part in the open beta just after Christmas without incident.
Diablo III is the latest Blizzard release which needs a working internet connection in order to be played, and this morning’s problems have led some to question whether that kind of DRM measure is necessary for an experience which the majority of users will enjoy playing on their own.
Frankly we don’t know the answer to that question but there’s a great deal of vitriol floating around Twitter. It’s worth noting that there are plenty of players currently enjoying Diablo III online, but there’s definitely a considerable contingent who haven’t been able to and with a game that’s been so highly anticipated by its doting fanbase that’s certainly a disappointment.
Update: Blizzard has announced that the battle.net issues have been fixed and all those that bought the game should be able to log-in without incident. Hooray!
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