A Few Hours Left of the Anniversary Buff
The Magic Find Buff that was up for a week since Diablo III's first anniversary is expiring in a few hours. The Community Managers on the Official Forums were kind enough to remind the players that this is the moment to make the best of it. The buff was extended with one day because of community's attachment to it, but despite the petitions and numerous pleas, the buff is going away in just a few hours.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/261184-anniversary-buff-expiring-soon' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8873727942#1']Just as a reminder for all players, the Diablo III anniversary buff will expire in the Americas on Thursday, May 23, at 9:00 a.m. Pacific (12:00 p.m. Eastern).
For those of you with characters in our other gameplay regions, the buff will be disable on Wednesday, May 22, at 5:00 p.m. Pacific in Asia and on Thursday, May 23, at 12:00 a.m. Pacific in Europe.
Note: We elected to extend the buff by 1 day, so this time frame is bit later than we first communicated. Apologies for any confusion, but yay for another day of demon-slaying buffs!
Matching System for Public Games
The logic by which players are matched in public games remains a mystery for most of the users that choose to play this way. There is, however, a system and the matching is not a random process, as Grimiku explained on the Official Forums.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/261132-is-there-a-hidden-queue-system-for-public-games/#post4' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/8875007520#4']Is there a hidden queue system for public games?
There is a system that matches players with available games as some of the other posts in this thread have mentioned, but sometimes that system takes a little bit to fill the open spots in a public game.
I thought about that, but i don't have a second monitor to use, i wish this game had the feature wow has, where you can set it so you can hear your game even if it's minimized in the background.
That's good feedback, and I'll be sure to pass it along. Thanks!
Sword of Justice Trade Paperback Available For Pre-Order
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Written by Aaron Williams (Nodwick, North 40) and illustrated by French artist Joseph Lacroix (L'Encyclopédie du mal), Diablo: Sword of Justice is set to release in trade paperback this July!
From the dark world of Sanctuary comes the tale of a hero's birth. Haunted by his harrowing past, a wanted man named Jacob finds his destiny at the foot of a mountain shattered by the legendary sword of Tyrael, the archangel of Justice.
Previously released, these five issues will now also be sold together in one volume. Preorder your copy today at Amazon and Barnes and Noble!
ChromeOnRust: How Magic Find Works
ChromeOnRust has created a new guide video that is very informative for both new and old Diablo 3 players. It delves into the topic of Magic Find and pretty much covers it in its entirety. For feedback on ChromeOnRust's video drop by his topic, located here.
If you'd like the extremely informative route there's a special place on our site for you! Cyeron's Magic Find topic has collected user data for many months and comes packed with graphs and information!