Long ago we were promised character profiles akin to those of provided to World of Warcraft characters. Today’s blog post on the European battle.net site drops details on the soon-to-be-added feature. The pictures provided in the blog are ones we’ve seen before, but the blog intimates that we’ll be seeing it “soon rather than later” (a seemingly new phrase we can add to Blizzard’s Lexicon of Patience).

    This blog, posted today for the EU, was posted back in May on the US boards, and can be found here. The EU post seems to be written with a few subtle differences, but is simply a reminder that “yes, profiles are still coming, but we still don’t have a firm date set.”

    We’ll soon be adding a new feature to our official Diablo III site. Profiles will let you review all of your character information at a glance, share it with others, and check out the accomplishments of the other heroes out there.

    You’ll be able to look at your heroes (or your friends’ heroes) from any page on the Diablo III site through our personalized menu. If you’re curious about the exploits of your fellow forum posters, it’ll be a simple matter to click over to their profiles and feel envious of their gear or how long they’ve managed to keep their Hardcore characters alive.
    Our first profiles release will include these two elements:

    • A career tab that displays all of your heroes, how far you’ve progressed in the Diablo III campaign, how many foes you’ve slain, the names and playtimes of your fallen Hardcore heroes, and more.
    • A heroes tab that shows off your equipment (including dyes, socketed gems, all equipment bonuses, etc.), your attributes and skills, the skills and equipment of your Followers, and more.

    We’re planning to add tabs that’ll show off your artisans and achievements as well. Profiles will be available on the site sooner rather than later, but you should feel free to share your suggestions and thoughts in the comments section below or in the Website Features forum.

    See you in Sanctuary!

    – Blizzard Web Team

    As a sidenote, Blizzard will also be going to Comic Con this year – an announcement they left awfully late in the game as the convention starts tomorrow. I will be attending the event and will be providing a short excerpt with any new info and pictures. Details below the fold.

    Going to Comic-Con this week? Here is the full line-up of where you can find our licensed products!

    Blizzard Entertainment Product Showcase

    Thursday, July 12
    Room 6BCF
    2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

    Love Diablo, World of Warcraft and StarCraft? 

    Join Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP Story and Franchise Development) and a team of esteemed guests as we reveal never-before-seen licensed products and plans for 2012/2013!  Talk to the creative minds behind the Blizzard product lineup, including the Mega Bloks sets, novels, comics, statues and more!  Panel and Q&A session moderated by Kat Hunter (host of BlizzCon coverage on DIRECTV).

    Blizzard Entertainment Autograph Signings
    Insight Editions Booth (#1035)

    Book of Cain — Friday 10:00-11:30 a.m.
    Micky Neilson, Flint Dille, Matt Burns
    Art of Blizzard — Friday 4:00-5:30 p.m.
    DiabloWikiChris Metzen and DiabloWikiSam Didier

    Christie Golden Autograph Signings

    Thursday from 7:00-8:00 p.m.
    Cryptozoic Store
    411 Market Street, San Diego CA
    Thursday from 4:00-5:00 p.m.
    Mysterious Galaxy Booth (#1119)

    Our licensing partners will also be showing off new and upcoming Blizzard products.
    Insight Editions: Stop by for a sneak peek at the upcoming The Art of Blizzard book, which offers an exclusive look at the ideas and imagery that have defined Blizzard games. Booth #1035

    Brady Games: Drop in for a discount code towards the upcoming Mists of Pandaria strategy guide from Brady Games. Booth #2913

    Sideshow Collectibles: Check out sculptures featuring characters from the Warcraft, StarCraft, and Diablo franchises, including the latest terrifying figure from Diablo III, to be revealed during the Blizzard Product Showcase panel. Booth #1929

    Cryptozoic: Check out the World of Warcraft Trading Card Game at the Cryptozoic store in the San Diego Gas Lamp district. 411 Market Street

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