Many gamers have complained about Diablo III’s always-online design, and there have been tons of reports of gamers not able to log into Battle.net to play the game. Blizzard has even apologized for the issues. But with one exception, I haven’t had that problem.
I’ve (Will Greenwald) been playing Diablo III for the last few days, and so far my only problem in connecting to the servers happened around 3 a.m., the Tuesday morning when the servers came alive and everyone who pre-loaded the game rushed to start playing.
Since then, I’ve been able to play Diablo III in the morning, in the evening, and during peak hours with no issues.
I understand if this sounds like gloating. It’s not. It’s much worse. It’s saying these server issues will pass, everyone who bought Diablo III will be able to play it reliably in the near future, and this hiccup will be relatively forgotten, like so many hiccups with the launches of big games.