Well, I'd Say This Stupid Error Message About Sums It Up, Diablo III-Wise

Hey, I know that server errors are to be expected when an online game launches. That doesn't make it any less annoying that I've been trying (quite diligently!) to log in to Diablo III for the last half-hour to no avail.

Most every time I enter my password, I get the above error message. Sometimes, it starts trying to load my heroes, only to time out. One glorious time, I actually got to the character screen. Oh, it was so sweet! I named my Monk (yes, you guys convinced me), but then… it timed out. Such sweet disappointment!

(The repeating, epic music isn't helping, Diablo III. It only makes my repeated failures to get the game to load seem more tragic and eventually, hilarious.)

I'm sure I'll get in soon. Actually, I'm not sure! But I'm sure I'll get in… this week. And hey! At least I'm on the west coast, so it's only 12:30 AM.

If it was 3:30 AM for me right now… and the Red Bull was starting to wear off… things would probably start getting ugly.





        See, this kind of fucking retarded DRM just makes me WANT to pirate the game, because i dont want them to think i am supporting their stupid, STUPID clusterfuck of a system.

    It's just a video game, why do people make it such a big deal :|

      Because it is a big deal! The biggest deal this year quite possibly, barring perhaps Guild Wars 2.

      Not sure if troll or troll?

        Not Trolling, generally am curious as to what makes diablo 3 such a big deal that it requires so much attention.

          Think along the lines of if (dare I say it?) Half-Life 3 were to be released.
          It's pretty big.

            Hahah sucked in, those with complacent attitudes towards always on drm deserve this.

            Now that would be the biggest deal of the year. Diablo 3, however, has been mired with controversy over little things, like art style, and big things, such as the inclusion of a marketplace and always-on DRM, since info started rolling out. It may have been a big deal when it was first announced, but I would say with Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn drawing close to release, Diablo 3 just isn't the heavy hitter it was or could have been.

          The same reason sports fans go nuts over a finals?
          The same reason movie goers go insane over Avengers or Harry potter movie coming out?

          To most people D3 is like one of those once in a lifetime events when it comes to games and while you may not appreciate it the same was other gamers a lot of people do.

            Its a lifetime event that is going to last for the next few years though

              Movies go to DVD/VHS and you can normally DL them online...

              That doesn't diminish the impact of the movie experience does it?

              You've never anticipated a joyous event? Never looked forward to something to much that you'd prefer to enjoy it sooner rather than later? Your amount of posts say troll, no one else would be so diligent.

      Because people pay for something and it is generally expected to work

    My password then enter is now the first macro on my keyboard for Diablo 3

    I'll be playing next week. Maybe later. I'd rather skip the whole server-error part of the launch.

    About sums it up down here too. Someone recommended trying the Asian servers and it insisted I didn't have Diablo 3 tied to my account which is a total falsehood, but at least it was a different error message to look at I guess.

      Ha ha I also felt the small happiness of a different error message. That one is because we won't be able to play on other servers until the game has launched globally.

    I can't believe i was able to get in! Once you get past that error you get a new error at the character creation screen...after trying and trying again you finally get into the game. Unfortunately it doesnt stop at error 37...

    Is this not the problem that most of the constantly connected-naysayers were on about?

      this is pretty much the reason why I didn't buy the game. And likely won't unless somebody gives me a free copy or sells it for less than $20.

    I think this about sums it up for me:


    Yay same thing for me error 37 hell have been trying for the past hour...

    Wasn't this the issue we all warned them about in regards to making the Single player component require online as well. Way to go Blizz, you ruined your launch with such a stupid issue that could have been avoided

    This pain brought to you by DRM HELL. All I want to do was play a singleplayer game offline but i guess thats to much to ask.

    Hmmm, didn't this kind of thing happen during beta? long queues, you would that would have learnt from that.

      you would think that they would have learnt from that.... EDIT: correction to above

        Dude, this kinda shit happened during WOW's first freakin six months. You'd think they'd have learnt from THAT.

          They probably fully expected the servers to be overloaded. They design their infrastructure to handle their average usage plus a little extra. They aren't going to put together a system that can handle 20 million simultaneous users, because the one and ONLY time that'll happen is at launch.

    I'm sorry to hit you all in the face with a bit of reality, but every online blizzard game that has ever been releases has always had launch problems with unprecedented levels of stress being applied to the servers.

    How on earth did you think that this wouldn't happen? Take a chill pill, watch a movie and try again later. Jeeze.

      It's a single player game. That they paid for. They're allowed to be annoyed when it doesn't do the thing that they bought it to do.

        Except all these people know full well that you were having an online always DRM =P

        You know.. the same DRM people practically crucified Ubisoft on when they tried it on some single player games that went kaput when.. surprise surprise the online server went down.

        The same online DRM that was marketed as "enhancing player experience" and was cheered by the Blizz die hards as a "good decision" and any person who said otherwise was stupid.... yes that DRM =P

        I'm sorry but you can't complain now months later when you know full well whats coming!

          Of course they can complain. They still paid for this thing, whatever Ubisoft is doing is extraneous . You're just being smug.

            Of course I'm being smug =P

            And so are a lot of ppl who were bitching about the DRM who got practically got told "you're being an idiot! Everything will be fine!" by the rest of the game populace

            There's a bit of satisfaction being on the side that goes "I told you so!" xD

              Fair enough. But if I bought Diablo I'd be really fed up by all this server stuff.

          What about those of us complaining about this from the start?
          Can we still complain?
          Because I have been storing up a whole truckload of "I told you so's" for people. :P

    I remember the days to play a game it did not require access to the internet until you told it "Hey I want to play against someone else" and you would then connect. Ahhh those were the days.

      Welcome to the future of gaming!

      * Turns on Master System *

    Hero cannot be created due to party state.

    Finally hit the character creation screen, and it seems to have become frozen of sorts. No input options available. Back to error 37 for me! I may not pass Go, I may not collect $200.

    omg omg i got online

    omg omg i got online

    I'm still installing might just wait till tomorrow to jump in. Good Luck to everyone trying to log in!

    But I distinctly remember someone telling me on this site that they would have tested the servers and that there is no possible way that they would meltdown under the stress! And because of that I shouldn't be getting upset about needing an always-on connection to play a single player game........yeah about that....

    False sense of entitlement is rife here. This isn't aimed at the Author, I found the article very amusing and similar to what I'm experiencing... the eagerness to play something on this level of awesome. You have a company that brings you epic game, after epic game. Run them more professionally than any competing company. And make it possible for us the enjoy gaming at it's best.

    And people reply with the attitude "I want what I paid for waaahh wahh, how dare you inconvenience me whinge.... whinge.......


    Nobody cares about your opinion... People don't listen to whiney, self absorbed brats that demand everything happen at once, immediately, as though you're impeding their rights in some way.

    It's these people that then play the game for years and years and never stop bitching and whinging , yet for some reason... they still play.

    Please for the good of the Human race collectively, stfu go watch some Koby 2012 documentaries and fight Ugandan slavery by posting pictures of random African children. I will patiently wait until the servers are online, then enjoy the game for what it is.


      So how does it feel to be the biggest antagonistic tosser in this thread?


      That word, I do not think it means what you think it means.

      I guess the next time you buy a car and it breaks down after it leaves the dealership or if the phone you bought doesnt work once you brought it home, well thats ok because according to you paying for something doesnt entitle you to using its advertised features once you've bought them right? Dont be ridiculous. These people didnt buy the game and preorder it to bring it home only to have to wait again because of this problem. They bought the game because of the promise to play this much anticipated game once they received it.. This problem stops the consumer from accessing what they paid for. So they DO have a right to voice their unhappiness to the situation.

      Consumers have rights, they shouldnt just bend over and take it up the a$$ just because its a hyped and anticipated game from a famous developer. Its supposed to be a great game by a great developer but lets face it if this is wide spread this a major problem that Blizzard needs to address asap.

        Exhibit B

          Hay man I'd just like to point out that if your are that interested in seeing the human race demonstrate humility and goodwill to others then you should start with your own posts.

          Wow is this what people pass off as argument these days? Ok so your a fella that doesn't mind to be f**ked around when you buy things? Ok good for you. However don't expect everyone else to do what you do. Who do you think you are telling people to shut up about legitimate complaints?

          Another reason why its important to have people voice problems is so that the problem can be brought to Blizzards attention so they can fix the problem. If no one voiced their issues how the hell can Blizzard fix the problem or look into it? If it was a one off problem then obviously its not a big concern for Blizzard, however if there is alot of people on forums such as this claiming to have the same issue then Blizzard can see there is a real problem and try to fix it.

          BTW for your information i haven't bought diablo 3 or any diablo game for that matter so it doesnt really bother me this problem, i'm not one of the people thats complaining so lets make that clear. However, when someone is telling people to shut up regarding this issue because he says so well i had to put my 2 cents in. Oh and get over yourself. Sure Blizzard deserve much respect for their games, however like every other company out there, are not immune to scrutiny.

          Must be a Dick Smith employee.

        Game did not have the feature "no problems with server congestion after lauch" though..

      Oh look a troll...
      Oh I can't resist feeding it...
      "False sense of entitlement is rife here" - So your argument is that people are not entitled to things they have spent money on, that there is no guarantee that an item you purchase shall work as advertised... I think there are some consumer groups and even some laws that disagree with you.

      Now when people were up in arm because they didn't like the ending of ME3 I used terms like "False sense of entitlement" to describe them, but in that case the game worked as advertised, they just didn't like the end.

      In this case there are a reasonable number of people who cannot play the game, not because the servers are not online... but because they are busy this is a justified sense of entitlement...

    Got mine sent through the mail. Guess it's a good thing no one was home to open the door today as I would be having issues getting on anyway.

    Fake spoiler alert: Diablo 3 opens with the final 10 minutes of Mass Effect 3.

    What's that? Pirates will be able to play a single-player game without being online? As in people who didn't pay for it will be able to play it the way it was intended?

      I'd argue that playing the game offline was not Blizzard's intention...

      Never been interested in Diablo personally. Played the first one, wasn't impressed by it at all, haven't touched it since. Starcraft remains the only Blizzard franchise I like...unless you count The Lost Vikings.

        Blizzard want their Real Money Auction House, and that can't work if people can cheat, so to stop cheating characters are stored on the server.
        The obvious solution for Blizzard would be to give the player the option to have a offline character that could only be used in single player (adding LAN play would be cool though), but I doubt that'll happen... I expect I will look at using whatever solution the pirats find so I can play the single player game I purchased

      Had it been patched yet?

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