Blizzard Apologizes for Diablo III Server Issues - Postpones Real Money Auction HouseCategory: Gaming
Posted: May 17, 2012 04:35PM
The server issues that have been troubling Diablo III since launch are well known, which has prompted Blizzard to issue an apology on the subject. Blizzard posted the apology on the Battle.net forums, where it says launch preparations "did not go far enough." The studio has been optimizing and fine tuning the servers since May 15th, and everything should be running smoothly now. There will be some maintenance periods to ensure all regions can connect without issue and Blizzard will continue to monitor server activity. Blizzard wants to make sure everything is running properly and there are no more widespread server problems, so it will be delaying the launch of the real money auction house beyond the expected May 22nd start date. The studio will provide a future update when it is ready to go ahead with the real money auction house. Blizzard is sorry the server issues prevented some people from enjoying Diablo III, and thanks everyone for their patience.