What Is Diablo III, Character Profiles ,EU Install Client Update, Jay on Items, Blue Posts, Soundtrack

What Is Diablo III
A video got posted yesterday along with the character profile blog. It does show off some new zones, and the ending is kinda nice!

Diablo III Character Profiles Coming Soon

Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Shortly after the launch of Diablo III, we’ll be adding a new feature to our official site. Profiles will let you review all of your character information at a glance, share it with others, and check out the accomplishments of the other heroes out there.

You’ll be able to look at your heroes (or your friends’ heroes) from any page on the Diablo III site through our personalized menu. If you’re curious about the exploits of your fellow forum posters, it’ll be a simple matter to click over to their profiles and feel envious of their gear or how long they’ve managed to keep their Hardcore characters alive.

Our first profiles release will include these two elements:
  • A career tab that displays all of your heroes, how far you’ve progressed in the Diablo III campaign, how many foes you’ve slain, the names and playtimes of your fallen Hardcore heroes, and more.
  • A heroes tab that shows off your equipment (including dyes, socketed gems, all equipment bonuses, etc.), your attributes and skills, the skills and equipment of your Followers, and more.
We’re planning to add tabs that’ll show off your artisans and achievements as well. Profiles will be available on the site sooner rather than later, but you should feel free to share your suggestions and thoughts in the comments section below or in theWebsite Features forum.

We’ve also been hard at work on a ton of other website content, available to help you sharpen your knowledge and prepare to face the forthcoming onslaught. On Monday, May 14, you’ll be able to browse an updated Items section, which will include Legendary and Set items, as well as some specific hand-crafted items. In addition, you can: See you in Sanctuary!
- Blizzard Web Team

EU - English and German Clients Need a New Installer
It looks like there was an issue with the EU English and German client, if you downloaded your game before May 12th, you're going to need to re-download it. Make sure to point the download to the SAME directory and the download should only be about 50mgs

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We became aware of an issue affecting the previously available German and EU English versions of the digital install downloader for Diablo III, which would not download all the necessary files. If you've pre-downloaded the digital version of the game in these languages before 10:00 AM CEST (9:00 AM GMT) on Saturday May 12, you must obtain the new downloaders to be able to install properly once the game is released on May 15. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask that you please let friends and acquaintances know so they can begin downloading the working installer that's now available.

1. Obtain the new Diablo III digital downloader using the links below
2. Point the download save at the same directory as before
3. If you chose the correct directory only 50MB will need to be downloaded to fix your install, otherwise you'll re-download the entire ~7.6GB

New EU English Installer
New EU English Installer (Mac)
New German Installer
New German Installer (Mac)

Whether you repair your previous install or download the entire game again, it's necessary to use this new downloader to install and play the game when it launches.

RMAH One-Week Delay Reminder

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

As originally announced in the Auction House FAQ, the currency-based real money auction house will not be enabled until approximately one week after the game's worldwide launch. You will still have access to the gold auction house as soon as the game launches.

If you haven't yet we recommend acquainting yourself with our auction house guides and FAQ's:

Diablo III Starter Edition and Guest Pass
The guest pass will be ready to go the second the game is up, however you will need a guest pass in order to access the starter edition for the first 30 days. The level cap and content will be the same as the beta!

What Class Will You Play
Blizzard has posted a blog showcasing five people on their team talking about which class they plan to be playing once the game is launched. You can check out the full post here.

Jay Wilson on Items

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

can legendaries drop off mobs spawn with random names and completely random affix like rares do?
Legendaries have set names and set affixes, like uniques in D2. Affixes do have random ranges, so you can roll a perfect one.(Source)

so legendary quality items with randon names and completely random affixes do not exist?
Correct. A legendary with random affixes and name would be no different than a rare.(Source)

Well i hope the brady games guide is missing a ton cause it seems very small in terms of amount of lvl60 legendaries
I don't have the guide in front of me, roughly how many legendaries do you see?(Source)

226 Legendary in total, includin all armor and all weapon. Does that number sounds right or off by a huge margin?
Over 200 legendaries sounds right. This is more than D2 had at ship, and not much lower than D2 has after 10 years.(Source)

To Renos' point, there are only 2 Mighty Weapons (1h and 2h) that are level 60 in the game? :(
Again, this does not differ greatly from Diablo II. Also, rares and crafted are end-game competitive. Our goal was to balance, not dominate with legendaries(Source)

Then Bashiok was lying... He said there were a lot more items in the game than in the guide. These have all been seen before.
Do not be so quick to call people liars.(Source)

How about that being much less than D2 lod and Titan quest (without the expansion pack)
How about both the examples you just used were a game + expansion. :)(Source)

Can you confirm there are only 226 legendary items in the final game as the strategy guide suggests?
I have not cross-compared the strat guide with the game. Items were one of the last things, so there could be differences.(Source)

Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Choose Your Correct Region
As Global Play will be disabled until after the game launches in all regions, it's important that you choose your account's correct region when attempting to play the game. If you do not select your correct region, your login attempt will be denied, and you will not be able to connect.

To choose your correct region:
  • At the log in screen click on Options
  • Choose the Account tab
  • Select your correct region in the Region drop down
Ensuring your correct region is selected, attempt logging in again, and watch the breaking news window for additional service information.

US is last to launch, yes? So at 3am EST I can go euro server if I want?
You'll be able to when we enable Global Play, which will be some time after The Americas launch. We want to ensure some amount of service stability before we turn it on. We'll post an announcement once it's available.

All regions are launching at the exact same time. So whatever 3am EST is in say whatever they deem the Eurozone will launch at that time, same with Asia.
Each region is launching in their own determined 'midnight' launch time. So for example, the Korea/Taiwan midnight launch is at 8:00 a.m. PDT, and EU is at (I believe) 3:00 p.m. PDT.

bashiok... i love you guys and all, but... isn't the whole global play thing a REALLY bad idea...
everyone is just going to jump over to the NA server as soon as it's live so they can try to play with all their awesome beta tester friends again(and for other obvious reasons)... and the NA server is going to crash...

please tell me that they will limit the numbers of people flooding into the NA servers...
Because you can't use the RMAH outside of your home region, not to mention the potential for more latency, we're not too concerned with a ton of people rushing other regions. If it happens though, and it's causing stability issues, we can limit the number of people we allow on.
For the Americas region, comprising the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asia, the game servers will go live at 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 15.

Once the game unlocks at 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 15 and after you install, launch the game, and before logging in ensure you have The Americas region selected.

If someone has a Korean or Taiwan Battle.net account they'll need to select the Asia region, if someone has an EU Battle.net account, they'll need to select Europe. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

jay i don't understand, why didnt you use the targeting system from diablo 2, where the enemy simply illuminates?
doesn't work in our 3D engine with more realistic lighting. We tried it, and it failed. (Source)

Global Play
"...global play activated after America's go live." As in, hours later or days later? Clarification would be much obliged, sir.
We're aiming for hours after, but it ultimately depends on server stability. (Source)

Graphic Modifications
The games out in a few days. Realllllly need to know if we can use darkd3 without getting banned.
using programs that alter graphics is against TOS and can get you banned. (Source)

RMAH Post Cost
I am having an argument with my friends, Does it cost to post to RMAH (In any way or any situation)(not the 1$ sell fee)
no, it doesn't cost to post items. (Source)

One of the Chosen
if you are not a chosen 1 can u still have 100% acievements in d3 ?
yes, FOS don't give achievement points, so don't count towards getting all achievements. (Source)

Mobil Alerts
Do we need a Mobile Alerts associated with our bnet account for the RMAHs overall use or just for the cash out to paypal option?
Just PayPal. (Source)

The Music of Diablo III
Then Diablo 3 soundtrack has found its way on to youtube. You can find some of the songs in this channel.


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