Australian Diablo 3 servers now in place?


In the past 24 hours players in New Zealand and Australia have been experiencing something rather unusual, low latency. Previously players would experience around a 100+ – 200+ ping to the North American  servers but today that ping has dropped to around 60. Reader Frantic sent over a quick email to tell us what’s been happening:

The oddest thing is, is that we’re still connected to the Americas with an American friends list. I was still talking to someone on an Oceanic WoW server (which is located in America) while I had a 30 ping in Sydney. So there’s something really weird going on.

There’s been no official comment on this from Blizzard but it’s certainly looking like the Oceanic region are getting Australian based Diablo 3 servers in time for the Reaper of Souls launch. This is fantastic news for players in the region and it will make a massive difference to their gameplay experience. Well done Blizzard.

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  1. I hate you all. I almost always have 100-200 ping on the NA servers (and am from NA).

    Still, if you guys in Australia/NZ finally got some love, that’s awesome!

  2. I am praying to all 7 Lords of Hell that Blizzard has enough server capacity this time around when it comes to exp release.

  3. I just hope they do the same with Latin America cause latency here in Brazil has been so bad lately. The minimun I ever got was 229 ms…

  4. Yep confirmed. I’m in Melbourne Australia, never got below 200 ms from any of Blizzards servers before. Sitting on 41ms right now in D3!!! Awesome!! Maybe they can decrease the player hit boxes a bit now.

  5. OMG!

    Logged in to find a ping of around 20ms!

    All these years praying for a server and here it is with practically zero fanfare! Awesome!

  6. QUOTE

    OMG!
    
    Logged in to find a ping of around 20ms! 
    
    All these years praying for a server and here it is with practically zero fanfare! Awesome!

    wow, that’s practically LAN. You lucky devil.

  7. And the South America still rot with 200+ 300+

    Thank you so much blizzard ¬¬

    Verification word: DO IT NOW

  8. “WOW”, mine is 40.

    From 200+ down to 40. Even HC will be to easy now. lol

  9. I’m down to 19ms now. So good.

  10. Well South Africa still has no love. We connect to EU and get 200 to 340 ping on average, sometimes as low as 180. Still more than playable though, and I only play HC 😉

  11. Averages 30-50ms. GLORIOUS.
    This almost makes up for no offline mode 😉

  12. I hope in the Philippines and other parts of SEA (that connects to NA servers) will get this too! Otherwise, please provide server transfer services!

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