Diablo III at Gamescom 2013, Blue Posts, Fix for Keywardens Below Inferno on the Way

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    Diablo III at Gamescom 2013
    Yesterday Blizzard released their schedule for gamescom 2013 and today we're getting the Diablo specific activities and events, planned for the European convention. Check out all the fun Blizzard is preparing for in the Blue post below.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Drop by the Blizzard booth at gamescom 2013 and you’ll have the chance to prove your worth in the Burning Hells – Diablo III is not only on PC, but also on PlayStation 3 for the first time in Europe ahead of its release on September 3!


    Reforged for the console experience, Diablo III on PlayStation 3 brings co-operative demon-slaying to a whole new level. Bring your friends and get settled on our comfy sofas – but don’t relax too much, because humanity needs you to battle the legions of evil. Curious to find out how the famous, frantic mouse-clicking experience of Diablo on PC works on console? Now’s your chance to find out!

    That’s not all the Diablo-related entertainment you can expect at gamescom. We’ve got live music performances featuring songs in the theme of – and directly taken from – our games. Check our schedule to make sure you catch the shows.

    The world-renowned Blizzard costume contest takes place on our stage on Saturday August 24, and last year the winning costume was a terrific female barbarian outfit. Will we see another Diablo-themed winner this year? Only time will tell – be in the crowd to find out who’s going to win a trip for two to this year’s BlizzCon in reward for their mighty efforts.


    And finally, if you’d like to meet some of the Diablo development team and grab their signatures for your collection, we’ve got several signing sessions scheduled throughout the event. Bring along a favorite memento to be signed, or pick up one of the free cards.

    Check out the full schedule for all the timings – we hope to see you there!




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Specifications of the Mobile Authenticator
    My understanding of the mobile authenticator is that it's just as secure as the physical one. The one downside to the mobile app is that there's a tendency to overwrite the serial number if the app gets updated, which is why we encourage saving the serial and restore code (that can be found through the setup screen). To counter that, the downside to the physical one is it's one more thing to keep on a keychain, which can get a bit unwieldy. Just comes down to personal preference, really.

    Personally, I use the mobile one. I've locked myself out a couple of times when I did an update for my phone's OS, so am now sure to screenshot those codes as soon as the app goes back on after I remove it temporarily, before an update. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Purchased Items Can be Delayed
    Just purchased something for 2 billion gold no item? What gives is the server slow or something?
    Depending on the traffic at any given time, there may be varying delays. As stated here in the thread, sometimes buying other items can help the AH along to process those sales that are taking awhile to finalize. Personally, I'd recommend just waiting it out a bit longer. If it doesn't show up, please post the details of the Auction (name of item, which game region this was for), and also include the transaction ID#. Thanks! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Possible Issues with Stacks on the AH
    Finn, thanks for sending that in. My understanding here is that this can happen when the system accepts the bid for a stack size, but at that very moment someone else has also bid, and the (Tome stack) at the price you accepted becomes unavailable. The system tries to provide you the items at the price you agreed to - but it has less than that which it can provide.

    If you look on that screenshot in the purchased column, you will see the number displayed there for the amount of the items that were actually transacted - when there is no number, the transaction was for a singular item.

    Here's an example of what it will look like when the transaction processes for the full stack size. You can see that unlike your transaction, there is a (50) also displayed in the completed column.

    Hope that clears that up a bit! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




    Fix for Keywardens Below Inferno on the Way
    We all know Keywardens are not supposed to appear on difficulties below Inferno, but it's not the first time a player has encountered a Keywarden on Normal, Hell or Nightmare. In this particular case the 'victim' was playing on Normal and only their quick reaction aved their hero's life. However, Blizzard is working on a possible fix for such events and it looks like we'll get more information in the near future.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Hi Guys,
    I just wanted to let you all know that we do have a potential fix for keywardens appearing in difficulties below inferno. However, I don't have any info as to when it may appear on live servers. Just know that it's in the pipeline.

    Thanks for all the reports!

    Ha. Bagstone.

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    So according to that promo pic, the console version is the 2008 reveal version?

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    My first thought too ... why the hell did they photoshopped 4 player UI of console into the early footage of WD-Barb gameplay back in days ?!
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    Those are your most important questions? Seriously?

    Look at that picture again. I only wanna know if a real-life Echoing Fury and Mempo of Twilight is included in the console version (person sitting rightmost on the couch). It might change my mind about console...
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    Quote from rawerpower

    My first thought too ... why the hell did they photoshopped 4 player UI of console into the early footage of WD-Barb gameplay back in days ?!


    Yeah, 4 player UI (apparently the wizard just use frost nova) and only 2 characters are on the screen. Lol

    And if you look at the barbarian's skill bar, none of the icons are the hammer of the ancients icon. Wtf?
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    Quote from rawerpower

    My first thought too ... why the hell did they photoshopped 4 player UI of console into the early footage of WD-Barb gameplay back in days ?!


    Easy. They don't care that much for diablo III
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    Quote from Kredes

    Quote from rawerpower

    My first thought too ... why the hell did they photoshopped 4 player UI of console into the early footage of WD-Barb gameplay back in days ?!


    Easy. They don't care that much for diablo III


    Maybe they're saying, "Console gamers are stupid, they won't know the difference anyway."
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    That is actually pretty funny how they're using skills that aren't on their action bars.
    The Witch Doctor is using Firebomb and it isn't on the action bar, as well as the Barbarian using Hota when it isn't on his action bars.
    I honestly couldn't care less about this, I just noticed it haha
    Bashiok - Blizzard Representative - 08/01/2011 -"So how many skill combinations are there now? Well taking into account 6 active skills, all the rune combinations, and 3 passives we currently expect each class to have roughly 2,285,814,795,264 different build combinations."

    "Hey, I thought you'd like the witty irony of grub-on-glowie violence!"
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    Quote from Bagstone

    Those are your most important questions? Seriously?

    Look at that picture again. I only wanna know if a real-life Echoing Fury and Mempo of Twilight is included in the console version (person sitting rightmost on the couch). It might change my mind about console...


    It's not Echoing Fury, it's Immortal King's Boulder Breaker :)
  • #10
    I hope there is a more interesting announcement for Diablo 3 than playing a preview of the console version live. But my expectations for this event were low, so if this is the pinnacle from Blizzard at Gamescon, it's in line of what i thought.
  • #11
    I can see the D3 expansion announcement already.

    Expansion is free for everyone, but you have microtransactions in order to get the most out of it.

    After all, Blizzard is all about the microtransactions now.
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    Don't know if anyone seen this yet, but it's way better than the Penny Arcade promo video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1F35PUsEmA
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