Battle.Net Desktop Client Now in Open Beta
Two months ago we told you about Battle.Net's Desktop Client, which was then in closed beta. You don't have to take our word for it anymore, since it's already open for everyone to download!
You can download it here for EU and here for US and let us know what you think after you've tried a few of its many features and functionalities.
Encountering Negative Players is InevitableIt is human nature to do a couple of things; warn other people of the dangers of fire and to determine what can be done about the root cause of the fire. It is my belief the Blizzard needs to communicate this better than what they are currently doing, which is throwing out the policy statement and locking the thread. This may be the correct action to take and might be the “quick fix” but often this type of email response often alienates the poster and respondents and minimizes their fears.
I understand your point about a standardized response feeling very mechanical, which can leave the recipient feeling unheard, and unappreciated. What's worse is that it's easily made mistake for anyone who communicates similar messages en mass, even if that message is sensitive in nature. Thank you for that feedback, and I wanted to make sure you knew it was heard.
I am sure this is not the intent of Blizzard,, BUT...Blizzard… What are you doing to prevent forest fires and update your community?
While we can't condone a public name and shame for player killers and scammers, we can equip the player base with the tools they need to avoid them. The auction house is there to help facilitate safe and easy transactions between players, and we have patched the game to help reduce griefing through player killing, like combat notifications next to player banners, and preventing monsters from hanging out in New Tristram.
If you have any thoughts on how we could further empower players to protect themselves against these sorts of behaviors, we would highly encourage you to share them. We're always interested in your feedback. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Console Version Clarification
The console versions of Diablo III will not connect with Battle.net, so you won't ever need to sign in with it. You'll be able to play over the PSN or Xbox Live (if you have a gold membership), though. I'd recommend playing it with friends as often as you can, since it's a great way to play Diablo III. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)