Diablo III Character Profiles Coming Soon + Comic Con


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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  1. Wait, I thought last year was the last for ComiCon? Or is that just chicago’s show?

    • I would imagine just Chicago. I’m not sure if they’re all considered “international,” but I believe that’s the title that the SD one takes – International Comic Con.

  2. useless…

    Why not just upgrade battle.net to be less sucky and impliment avatars instead?

  3. More semi-facebook stuff no one wants.

    Guess they still haven’t got the memo in irvine that the social bubble is popping.

    • The Armory is quite good in WoW. So I am looking forward to seeing all those trolls in reality when they post all that hating stuff on the official forums.

      Kinda funny when yet another dude wants to trash talk the game while his status shows he played 600 hours in 60 days time.

      WoW forums became a lot better when posters were linked to their in game actions. The D3 profiles will even be better to control things … As the account is shown in all its glory (while in WoW some still hide behind so called alts)

      I can see a lot of posters standing embaressed when their avatars don’t confirm what they posted…
      🙂

      • “Kinda funny when yet another dude wants to trash talk the game while his status shows he played 600 hours in 60 days time.”

        that would actually make his criticisms more valid than someone who has only spent 6 hours and 6 days in the game

        at least the 600 hour person has actually experienced the game and knows what they’re talking about

        • Yes, but anyone who’s spent 600 hours on a game obviously doesn’t actually think it’s a terrible game, all forum protestations to the contrary. 🙂

  4. It was always fun to check out the higher level players gear in WoW, so I’m definitely looking forward to this, especially since the gear will be more varied for obvious reasons, plus looking at all the builds people are using will be interesting.

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