Diablo III Servers Feel The Strain On Launch Day
At midnight the highly anticipated Diablo III game finally made its way to store shelves and was available to purchase worldwide. But unfortunately even after stress testing their servers in beta mode Blizzard still had problems with the shear numb roy gamers wanting to try out their highly anticipated new game.
Due to the traffic the Diablo III game server went offline for many gamers, who received a ” Error 37″ message. Which both outrage and humour erupting on forums and Twitter, with one gamer tweeting “Man, Diablo 3 is super hard. I’ve been playing for 30 minutes and haven’t even defeated the login screen,”.
Blizzard quickly posted an explanation to users explaining:
“Please note that due to a high volume of traffic, login and character creation may be slower than normal,” it said in the statement.”If you’re unable to login to the game or create characters, please wait and try again. We’ve temporarily taken our Battle.net websites offline and launched more servers to accommodate for the traffic. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.”
The problem seems to have been with the Battle.net authentication systems not being able to respond quick enough to the surge in gamers on Diablo III’s release. However surely Blizzard could have been preparations for this sort of release, with the knowledge of just how popular the game was going to be via pre-orders.
Source: Lazy Gamer