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Diablo 3 Servers Keel Over

Although it was expected that Blizzard's servers for Diablo 3 would struggle with the huge launch of the game last night (which is why Rob 'Gridlock' Clegg wrote an article about what to do to prepare for the launch) it looks like in some quarters things really keeled over, angering a whole lot of gamers.

UPDATE: The Diablo 3 Facebook page has this update from Blizzard:

    "Please note that due to a high volume of traffic, login and character creation may be slower than normal. If you're unable to login to the game or create characters, please wait and try again. We've temporarily taken our websites offline and launched more servers to accomodate for the traffic. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience."
Forums were alive last night with discussion from gamers ranting about their experience. The Asia servers appeared to be the first that suffered, with even gamers with the digital version complaining about an error message (see this forum thread at That was ten hours ago at the time of publishing this article. The EU servers were affected as expected. A few hours later many Asian gamers were saying that they were now halfway through Nightmare, while others in Asia and Europe were complaining they still couldn't get on and kept getting the same error message.

VG247 also reports the Australian servers are suffering.

Some gamers were calling this all a 'disaster' and 'complete failure' while others were calling such sayings a bit extreme.

A lot of gamers' frustrations are being voiced on Twitter at #Error37.

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