All Items Will Have a Use, Latency Issues with Whirlwind, Blue Posts, Blizzcon Art and Movie Contests

All Items Will Have a Use
Instead of Blizzard adding a /nopickup option Vaeflare reminded fans on the forums that the Itemization patch should make all items not so bad to pick up.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Thanks for the constructive discussion!

We agree that it can be annoying when you accidentally pick up loot, but rather than add additional options to the game, we’d rather look at ways to reduce the overall number of items on the ground, while increasing the overall quality of dropped loot. Going forward, we’d like to make it seem like every item has a reason to be picked up at various points in the game.

Latency Issues with Whirlwind
Some players have reported Whirlwind specifically is making them lag. Check below for some tips on how you might fix that if it's happening to you.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

I'm sorry to hear that you've been having latency issues, ZeroAffex. Have you tried working with our Technical Support team on the forums to try and find a solution? You could also take a look at our support site, and possibly submit a ticket about the issue. It sounds like you enjoy the game when it's working correctly, and if they can help, then it might be worth the time.

Out of curiosity, are you using the Whirlwind build with your Barbarians? Some players have been reporting latency issues specifically with Whirlwind. Here is a quote from Lylirra on how to help minimize any external issues that might be adding to the problem, and a link to her post on the subject.
1. Ensure that your network connection is optimized.
2. Make sure that no other program is interfering with the game by running in a Selective Startup.
3. Check for updates to any drivers.

Good luck with getting the problem resolved, and thanks for your patience!

Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The Second Travis Day
Travis Day is indeed still with Blizzard and working on Diablo III. I can understand the confusion some people had though, when they heard that Travis Day was leaving Activision. But Travis Day that worked at Activision is not the same Travis Day that works at Blizzard :-) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Timer on Bans
Hi Zagunsda, there is no external timer that you can check the account by in regards to account actions. Players can check for the original email that was sent to their accounts, and then use that as reference. The time listed on your specific account shows that the email was sent yesterday at 4:23:57 PM (PDT), so it'd be about 24 hours from then.

As we do not discuss account actions in the forums, I'll be locking up the thread now - please message us through the support portal if you do have any further questions or concerns in regards to the account action, and we'll be happy to get back in touch with you. Thank you! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Blizzcon Art and Movie Contests
The Blizzcon contests have begun! Check below to see how you can get a chance to win a ticket to Blizzcon with some sweet financial additions.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Ready your pens, paints, pencils, and tablets: the BlizzCon Original Art contest is back!

Simply submit an original work of art (Photoshop manipulations don’t count!) based on the Warcraft, StarCraft, or Diablo universes—or a mix if you’re in a Blizzard All-Stars kind of mood—by August 23, and you'll be entered in a global contest for a chance to win great prizes and have your artwork showcased at BlizzCon 2013.

Submissions are open, and you can visit the contest page for rules and prize information now!
Remember: all entries must be received by August 23 and meet the image-formatting requirements (high-resolution JPEG no greater than 5MB in size) in the official rules in order to be eligible to win. (Official Forums)

Break out those storyboards and load up your editing software: the BlizzCon Movie Contest is back!

Every year, we see some truly terrific tales from aspiring auteurs, and we can’t wait to see what you bring to the screen for this year’s show. To enter, all you have to do is create an original movie (up to 3 minutes in length) based on Blizzard’s game universes using live action, animation, footage from our games, or a mix. Winners will be announced and shown live on stage at BlizzCon. Your moment in the limelight awaits!

Submissions are now open, and you can visit the contest page for rules and prize information. All entries must be received by August 23 and meet the formatting requirements in the official rules to be eligible to win. (Official Forums)


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