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Gamers find big flaw in Diablo III

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 16 May 2012 17:09 User comments (6)

Gamers find big flaw in Diablo III Server overload is not the only headache for Blizzard.
It confirmed reports that there is a game breaking flaw in its new blockbuster for PC and Mac. Apparently, gamers get thrown out of the system if they attempt to give a shield to a character known as the Templar follower.

This new flaw follows Blizzard's efforts to address server overload problems. So many gamers were unable to play the title after launch that "#error37" was trending on Twitter. As an anti-piracy measure, you are required to have a constant-on Internet connection to play Diablo III.

Now Blizzard has confirmed the new bizarre bug. "We're aware of this issue and working to resolve it as quickly as possible. Thank you all for your reports," the developer said.

The developer had already been forced to take down websites in an effort to dedicate more servers to the game. Users on Twitter commented about how difficult it was to get the game started.

"Man, Diablo III is super hard. I've been playing for 30 minutes and haven't even defeated the login screen," one Twitter user said.

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6 user comments

116.5.2012 17:29

Okay, that login screen line is damn great.

216.5.2012 20:55

At least they're working to fix things asap, unlike said Duty games from InfinityWard.

316.5.2012 21:16

I've been swapping shields onto my Templar follower without problems. Aside from the few hours of server downtime everything has been running very well. I've only lost connection about 3 times.

417.5.2012 1:16

Originally posted by EzCeazy:
At least they're working to fix things asap, unlike said Duty games from InfinityWard.
What?????

Sounds like you'll believe anything.

They "say" they're working on it doesn't mean they actually are. Gullible.

517.5.2012 13:12

Originally posted by hearme0:
Originally posted by EzCeazy:
At least they're working to fix things asap, unlike said Duty games from InfinityWard.
What?????

Sounds like you'll believe anything.

They "say" they're working on it doesn't mean they actually are. Gullible.
LOL! Some people are just "sheeple" and believe anything a company says.

I really hope the makers of this game really suffer over this "always on" DRM crap! As other companies who impliment it do.

Maybe then the NEXT game they make will not have it.

It was a bad idea when they introduced it and it is a bad idea NOW!

Only the fanboi's are stupid enough to buy a game with this on it. I will NEVER buy a game with this kind of DRM crap on it!

Because I don't want game makers to get the idea that this is a good thing, when I know it simply is not!

617.5.2012 15:44

My internet went down last night and if all games or programmes needed to be connected, I'd be f*****. It's a poor system and not user friendly and should be boycotted. If there was universal free broadband across the country then it may be usable.

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