Diablo 3 patch coming next week

Blizzard continues to try to address fan backlash from the troublesome Diablo III launch, announcing a new patch coming next week to fix more issues in the game.

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Much like the massive monsters in its games, Blizzard has created a monster of its own with the flawed release of Diablo III. From server issues to reports of account hacking to unannounced hotfixes, the company has been in scramble mode to get everything fixed.

Now, Blizzard plans a patch next week to fix client issues and additional bugs. In a post on the official forums, community manager Nethaera said additional server maintenance is also planned to ensure long term game stability. No patch details were given. The loss of achievements by certain players soon after launch is still being investigated, the post said.

Because of the problems, the already delayed launch of the real-money auction house has been put off indefinitely.

Aside from the initial access issues, I've had little trouble with the game and continue to play through Nightmare level, just now entering Act III. Check out our Diablo III review, as well as the escapades of my Monk through the normal game.

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From The Chatty
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    May 25, 2012 8:15 AM

    John Keefer posted a new article, Diablo 3 patch coming next week.

    Blizzard continues to try to address fan backlash from the troublesome Diablo III launch, announcing a new patch coming next week to fix more issues in the game.

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      May 25, 2012 8:34 AM

      "Much like the massive monsters in its games, Blizzard has created a monster of its own with the flawed release of Diablo III."

      Bro. Maybe it's time to kick back, relax a little, have a smoke.

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      May 25, 2012 8:38 AM

      what the...are you trolling?

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      May 25, 2012 8:47 AM

      whats the deal with all of this terrible commentary in news postings now?

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        May 25, 2012 8:49 AM

        Agreed.

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        May 25, 2012 8:59 AM

        what's with the terrible comments in reply to news postings always?

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        May 25, 2012 9:02 AM

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        May 25, 2012 9:10 AM

        That first line reads like an awful sports writer struggling to make puns out of team names. The issues are real and fair to bring up, but framing it in such an exaggerated way seems like he's just trying to craft link bait without any substance.

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          May 25, 2012 10:18 AM

          In my opinion the server issues are the only real problem of the ones mention in the article and they haven't been that bad aside from the first couple days.

          Unless Blizzard is hiding a security problem, the rash of hacking's are obviously due to the surge of BNet users Diablo has introduced. If less then 0.5% of diablo's users are dumb enough to log into a malicious website, get malicious software on their machine or have a horrible password that is well over ten thousand users.

          The unannounced hotfixes is such a minor thing and Blizzard already has said they will be posting potential fixes before they are applied from now on.

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            May 25, 2012 10:39 AM

            Yeah I agree, server issues are the only real concern to me (and my experience has been fine after day 1). The "hacking" thing seems overblown.

            Much of the rest is balance tweaking, and no one should have a problem with that. Having millions of players tends to bring up balance issues that weren't obvious before.

            Seems like news sites are just trying to hold stories up since D3 is a hot topic, but the attention doesn't reflect the reality of it.

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          May 25, 2012 10:41 AM

          ^^This

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          May 25, 2012 10:51 AM

          i looked at the article, and you're right

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        May 25, 2012 9:17 AM

        I would like to agree with you here.

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        May 25, 2012 9:33 AM

        Did kotaku and shacknews merge?

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        May 25, 2012 9:44 AM

        Barrens Old Tristram Road chat

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        May 25, 2012 10:05 AM

        Yep, douche meter is off the charts with his news stories. Sounds like he has a bigger chip on his shoulder than I do. Hard to imagine.

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        May 25, 2012 10:06 AM

        Yep, super douchey.

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        May 25, 2012 10:06 AM

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        May 25, 2012 10:09 AM

        well, they did want to integrate the chatty with the rest of the site. I guess that extends to the actual content now

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        May 25, 2012 10:30 AM

        Have to agree here.

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        May 25, 2012 10:34 AM

        Devs screw up, Shacknews holds them responsible with witty criticism, fanboys bitch in comments, Xav posts a virus and quits.

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        May 25, 2012 10:44 AM

        Shack News: We report, you decide!

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        May 25, 2012 10:45 AM

        it's fine, shutup

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        May 25, 2012 11:07 AM

        Seems about accurate to me.

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      May 25, 2012 9:08 AM

      Holy fuck, a patch?! Games never need patches!

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      May 25, 2012 9:09 AM

      Ramping up the Diablo III problems just a bit there. For the most part it's been pretty damn smooth for me and my friends playing it. Gameplay wise this is a super polished barrel of fun. The aesthetics are beautiful, the score is top notch, the cinematics are breathtaking. Yeah it was a shitty launch, but anyone with half a brain is over it now and enjoying the game (if this kinda game is your bag.. baby).

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      May 25, 2012 10:23 AM

      I just finished normal, and besides the AH being a buggy mess the other night it's been a wonderful experience

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        May 25, 2012 10:41 AM

        Oh yeah the Auction House has been a complete mess. I would have been more happy with a snarky comment about that.

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      May 25, 2012 10:38 AM

      Keef i love the new angle, keep posting it if only to inflame these loser fanbois.. got a devils dick in they mouth

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        May 25, 2012 10:41 AM

        More like Blizzards right??

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          May 25, 2012 10:46 AM

          heh let me defend this piece of shit game that takes away my single player gaming rights...

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            May 25, 2012 10:53 AM

            It's a good game. It just has "issues". I'm pretty sure there will he hell to pay at Blizzard if they fuck up the RMAH.

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            May 25, 2012 11:04 AM

            Maybe you should get the ACLU involved...

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        May 25, 2012 11:05 AM

        You don't even try hard anymore do you?

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      May 25, 2012 10:45 AM

      When did Shacknews become a Gawker site?

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      May 25, 2012 10:48 AM

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      May 25, 2012 9:08 PM

      yellow journalism at its finest

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      May 25, 2012 11:46 PM

      Hahahaha... the comments on here have been a great source of entertainment tonight, thank you

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      May 26, 2012 12:03 AM

      Keefer doesn't give a fuck! And it's awesome.

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        May 26, 2012 12:08 AM

        I'm half expecting this to be aimed squarely at the BDF because his review and other comments have been pretty evenhanded. It's hilarious to read the hypercritical reactions, though.

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