Though the anticipated release of Blizzard’s Diablo III was well met by gamers from different parts of the world, its real-money auction house won’t be up and running until May 22, as announced by Blizzard.
This, along with reports of bugs and “issues” and various “fake” news items pertaining to the game have been, so far, reported as up and about stories related to its release.
The game is reported to have a “login situation”, along with issues where a player gets kicked out from the game because of a character’s act of wielding a shield. Blizzard is well aware of the situation, with fixes under way.
“We’ve been monitoring the game 24/7 and have applied several optimizations to help our systems better weather the global rush,” shares Bashiok, Blizzard Community Manager, pertaining to the overall performance of the game.
“As of 11:50 PM PDT on May 15, all systems have been online and running relatively smoothly. We’re continuing to monitor performance globally and will be taking further measures as needed to ensure a positive experience for everyone. This includes some maintenance to implement additional improvements for each region.”
Bashiok notes that though preparations for the game’s launch were projected to meet the game’s high volume demands, the preparations were not enough, resulting to issues related to the real-money auction house experienced in Europe and American servers.
More information related to the game’s updates can be found in the Battle.net’s Support section or support forums, with updates and other service-related announcements.
For now though, things have been going steady for Diablo III.