BlizzCon Merchandise Sale Coming on Friday
If you're attending BlizzCon or getting a Virtual Ticket, you'll be able to take advantage of the awesome merch sale Blizzard will be doing starting this Friday. Although Diablo isn't in the highlight of the sneak peek below, you can check its section in the Online Store and pick a few things that you'd definitely buy if they're on the sale list!
We know everyone’s anxious to see what will be available to purchase for BlizzCon this year. While we can’t show you everything just yet, we wanted to share a sneak peek at what’s in store (pun intended).
This year’s BlizzCon online sale will begin October 11 at 10 a.m. PT and will be exclusive to BlizzCon attendees* and Virtual Ticket buyers until the end of the show on November 9. Supplies will be limited, so if you’re not going to the show in person or haven’t yet purchased a Virtual Ticket, you might want to order now to get your chance at some cool BlizzCon merchandise.
To access the sale on these dates, log in to the Blizzard Store with the Battle.net® account associated with your BlizzCon ticket or Virtual Ticket (physical ticket buyers can view this info in their Order History).
In the meantime, check out just a few of this year’s items below:
AH Feedback Still Being Gathered Twitter is the worst possible platform for this kind of discussion.
It’s a matter of how you frame the intent of a platform like Twitter. The restriction on characters encourages you to very carefully construct your thoughts, and that challenge can allow you to observe and analyze a situation in a different manner. Consider it an exercise in a different style of critical thinking.
In addition, I want to note that the use of Twitter isn't the sole way we’re collecting feedback. My intent was to give folks a heads up on this particular outreach, in case it had been missed.
they should really keep the important discussions here.
Keeping a discussion in a single place is generally not productive. That’s not exclusive to social media; whether it’s forums or elsewhere, limiting discussion by venue does a disservice to a very wide and diverse community. We understand not all players use Twitter. That’s true for the forums as well, and we want to make sure we gather as much feedback as possible. There’s a ton of discussion happening here on the forums and it's not going unnoticed. =)
I wish we'd get a more comprehensive statement about why they are removing the Auction Houses. We got a sudden notice and some boilerplate about it "not fitting in with the plan."
We have covered some of the finer details in our Auction House Update FAQ. The short version is that we want to ensure a rewarding and exciting loot experience. The Auction House and the economy it creates forces different decisions in how we approach loot. It was not a light decision to make, but we believe it’s in the best interests for Diablo III.
I do want to say that I see a lot of constructive feedback in this thread, and that’s awesome! If you have feedback, you’re welcome to continue using this thread to provide it (I’ll keep an eye out and extend the cap if necessary). We want you guys to keep talking, batting around ideas, and letting us know your thoughts as we share new developments. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Whose Fault is EU's Lag? Well for one I don't think Blizzard wants to provide us with information unless it is 100 % confirmed. Can you imagine the outcry if Blizzard speculated on the cause and was wrong?
We generally do not like to post things unless we are 100% sure that they are correct, because the outcry is always bad if it turns out we are wrong... the outcry would be even worse if we started blaming third parties ;-)
I do agree they could be a bit more vocal and really assure everyone that they are doing everything in their power to handle this issue since I am sure we all agree these lags are a terrible detriment to our gameplay experience.
I can assure you that we are doing everything we can to resolve this issue, and we are not ignoring the latency reports you guys are submitting. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
What Side Quest or Event Do You Find the Most Interesting?
During your adventures through Sanctuary, you've traveled near and far—to Hell and back, in fact! You've encountered terrifying creatures, diverse cultures, and memorable personalities, and along the way, you've probably participated in dozens of side quests and events.
For our latest community question, we want to know: What side quest or event in Diablo III do you find the most interesting, and why?
Perhaps it was the waves of skeletons during Jar of Souls, the relentless meteors during the Scouring of Caldeum, or the challenge and danger nestled deep within the Crumbling Vault? What memorable side stories have stuck with you or made you raise an eyebrow?
Leave a comment below to let us know, or respond on Facebook or Twitter!
Really hope that doesn't mean they're considering going back on their word and keeping the Gold Auction House in the game and not shutting it down.
I understand the feeling that people felt great with how the GAH streamlined trading, as it did that, in some way...problem is, it streamlined it way too much. You weren't trading with others so much as you were shopping among thousands of independent sellers.
Actual trading involved interacting, communicating, networking, salesmanship...things this game could use more of. The GAH was basically ebay, and the thing with ebay is that people usually go there when they want things dirt cheap, cheaper than retail, or looking to get something for very little.
Victories in the AH basically involved ripping someone off by making a buyout way too friggin high for something not worth that much gold or cash...or sniping an auction before it effectively rose in price to give the seller more back on their sale.
I sincerely hope both Auction Houses truly go on March 18. I have no problem with them making better systems, trading only "town" kinda games with no monsters, but more than 4 players allowed in, a chat lobby or trading specific UI of some sort...even some sort of "trading post" idea, like others have suggested, where players can post items they're looking to trade away, with specific affix or level values, that can have offers sent to them, that'd be cool.
But the Auction Houses, as they stand now, have to go.
I had this bad feeling too after all this feedback gathered. Another 180° turn would make me not buy RoS.
There should be a better way to trade instead of spamming chat all day? Yes. Suggestions have been thrown all around: game lobbies, trade posts etc. etc.
The AH has to go, this game is held back by the monetary value of gold and items, by the fact that there is no sink in currency and items and by terrible drop rates that make you want to buy stuff.
They will not make a 180 on the AH. They can't. And there's no reason for that either.
But they want to find out what the main features of the AH were that they 1) can and 2) should keep in whatever system will "replace" the AH. That's why they're gathering feedback. (Yeah, I know, it's hard to understand because 99% of businesses don't do this... but Blizzard has been hiring designers with user-centered design background for years now):