I’ve seen remarkably few bugs in Diablo 3, at least since the beta, but I got an odd one a couple of days ago. It’s best seen in the screens below, but some explanation. I was doing a key run and dashed out through Leoric’s Manor to get the boss pack that’s always in the courtyard. They were Cultist mages with Reflects Damage and some other mods that made them nastier than usual, and I was on MP6 so the impacts were impactful.
I was pounding them effectively and on track to kill them just as the RD killed me, but helpfully there was a health shrine right there, so at the last second I clicked it just as the Champions died. And I did… but apparently I was an instant too late.
That’s when it got weird though, since as you can see in the screens, I died, leaving the gravemarker on the ground. But the screen never went to the death/respawn option, and I still had a full health orb… plus as the seconds passed my Spirit was actually refilling, which you can see in the sequence of shots. But I did die, since my Mantra and Breath of Heaven buff icons went away. The best part? Eirena revived after a few seconds and stood there, looking fresh and hearty. (You can see her in shots 2 and 3.) Pity I didn’t have Kormac or perhaps his Templar training would have kicked in and he’d have resurrected me? (While Lyndon would have surreptitiously pocked the gold stacks.)
The most annoying part? I was stuck. Not dead so I couldn’t respawn, but I couldn’t cast a Town Portal or move or do anything. My only escape was to exit the game, (or make it public and hope someone joined and came to res me?) which was doubly-annoying as that Champion had given me my 5th stack and it was keywarden time. (Glad I wasn’t playing a hardcore character, since when they die you want it to be for real. Like last night.)
Has this ever happened to any of you guys? Or have you seen other bugs in the game post-release? For all that we complain about D3’s features and balance, you do see the polish in a lack of bugs or technical glitches, as the few that remain get eradicated in patches and hotfixes.Related to this article