Diablo 3 Release Date: May 15th 2012
Character Wipe In Patch 15 Tomorrow
It looks like a character wipe will be needed after all.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/219010-diablo-iii-test-server-maintenance-3-16-12/' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4175831893#1']Quick update: Due to some additional fixes going into beta patch 15, we will indeed be performing a character wipe. Please note that this wipe will also affect gold, items, achievements, auctions, followers, and artisans.
Server Maintenance - Beta Patch 15 Tomorrow
It looks like the release date was not the only good news, tomorrow we should be seeing a new beta patch hit servers!
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/219010-diablo-iii-test-server-maintenance-3-16-12/' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4175831893#1']We will bringing the Diablo III test servers down for maintenance at approximately 10:00 a.m. PST tomorrow morning for database updates and to launch the next beta patch. We anticipate that maintenance will conclude at approximately 10:00 p.m. PST on Friday, March 16.
While we are not planning to wipe characters with this patch, we will be resetting all auctions on both the gold and currency-based auction houses. If any changes are made during maintenance that may require a character wipe, we'll be sure to provide an update in this thread.
Thank you for your patience! As always, patch notes will be posted here once the patch is live.