Diablo 3 Beta Server Update


UPDATE: Diablo is back up! 9PM it is!

UPDATE: Three hours later… we’re getting a message now that maintenance will conclude at 8PM-9PM. Predictions are holding true!

It looks like another update is coming – nothing like a patch, or anything. The outage is assumed to be approximately one hour. Let us all hope we don’t see something like last weekend’s fiasco with beta patch 15. Since this is just a server update, I don’t think we’ll be seeing an outage like last time.

We are currently in the process of performing a small server update and will be bringing the Diablo III beta offline for maintenance shortly. We anticipate that downtime as a result of this update will be minimal, lasting for approximately 1 hour.

Many people have been experience more lag than normal, so hopefully this update will address some of the issues players have been experiencing lately.

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  1. 6 hours it is then.

    PS: I’m not in the beta…I just enjoy pain and suffering of others. 

  2. Ill just recived my key and have been struggeling with the download for 5h with my slow internet. Finnaly when i got my things togheter and are launching the game i’ll get hit by this.
    Just my luck…. 

    • Where did you get that key from ?? I’m being so Geek about D3 why can’t I deserve one ?!
       
      Pitiful disappointment I know.

  3. Fixing some latency issues? good to hear… Anyway I didn’t face any problem tonight. 2 hours of fun on the beta

  4. My bet is 4 hours… I think they are doing this purposely so that people renew their WoW subs while the servers are down.

  5. Black maintenance still bars our way

  6. With Blizzard’s concept of time… I would be 276 1/2 years old …
     

  7. I just hate blizzards messages. Why cant they just say it will take about 3 hours. And if it is up after 1, then hey, good job. They do not really act clever in my eyes. 

    • It’s a developer thing. You wouldn’t understand. 

      Here is how it works:

      What Developers say > What Developers mean
      ——————- ——————–

      1) Essentially complete > It’s half done

      2) Schedule exposure > It slipped three weeks ago

      3) We predict > We hope to God

      4) Screen design is lagging > Not a single screen exists

      5) Risk is high but acceptable > 100 to 1 odds; or, with 10 times the budget and 10 times the people, we stand a 50/50 chance

      6) Potential show stopper > The team has updated their resumes

      7) Serious but not insurmountable > It’ll take a miracle
      problems

      8) Basic agreement has been > The &%$#@’s won’t even talk to us
      reached

      9) Results are being quantified > We’re massaging the numbers so that they will agree with our conclusions

      10) Task force to review > 7 people who are incompetent at their regular jobs have been loaned to the project

      11) Not well defined > Nobody’s even thought about it

      12) Still scoping the requirements See answer to number 11.

      13) Not well understood > Now that we’ve thought about it, we don’t want to think about it anymore

      14) Requires further analysis > Totally out of control
      and management attention

      15) Results are encouraging > Power-on produced no smoke

       

  8. Augh, I was about to get to SK with my new Monk.

    fixitfixitfixitfixitfixit

  9. Hahahaha so, so true. 

  10. 3 hours later…

  11. well, my prediction was 3 hours… looks like I was a little off. I’m guessing 14 hours now.

  12. seriously, WTF is going on w/ the diablo team!?!?! is this a reflection of the recent major lay-off blizzard announced? every minor thing now gets totally blown out of proportion. how can they screw up something like a minor update? hope they keep this from happening so frequently once the game has shipped

  13. D3 will only be up 3 days out of the week, the other 4 will be reserved for jay’s private server parties and small updates

  14. Yeah, a lot of faith building for the predicted 5 million users trying to hit this on launch date. Single player offline thank you very much!

  15. I really don’t like to complain, but, honestly…
    They seem to always get a server down in the worst possible time (when I’m available to play).

  16. I kept reading “outage” as “outrage”… made the article somewhat funny.

  17. Temporary outage at the moment (wednesday)… Since I got the beta last week, the servers have been down more than they’ve been online. Haven’t even been able to get a character to 13 yet.

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