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Free Android app monitors Diablo III server status

Saturday, 19th May 2012 20:31 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

An app, which provides the current status of Diablo III’s servers, has been released for Android through Google Play. Developed by Eluamous, creator of a similar app for World of Warcraft, the free app is ad supported and allows you to check the status of servers in Asia, Europe and the US without bothering to log into your PC or Mac. You can download Diablo 3 Server Checker through here. Via Pocket Gamer.

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  1. Kabby

    The fact that this app even exists is terribly sad.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Yoshi

    @1 I wouldn’t say that, MMO servers always have maintenance and all that rubbish, this is a cool way to quickly find out without having to search or if you want to check and you’re not at home :)

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Kabby

    Unfortunately, Diablo is not an MMO.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    @1
    MMO is the keyword. Diablo is NOT an MMO. It’s a singleplayer game with co-op options and having such an app for a singleplayer game is simply disgusting (Not because of the app makers, god bless em. My disgust is directed at Acti-Blizz.)

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Phoenixblight

    Same could be said about Starcraft 2 but no one really cared then and no one really cares now. This was announced more than a year ago that it would have always on DRM and no one cried then. Its only after the release people start whining.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Yoshi

    @4 Haha it’s close enough, it has co-op and requires a server connection. :P

    #6 2 years ago
  7. voxelman

    #5 There were heaps of people complaining then…

    And there are more now because it has rendered the game fking broken for a lot of people. Lag in single player etc on top of not being able to play the game at all because the servers are overloaded or down.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. silkvg247

    Can’t log in today, says bnet server down. Fantastic.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Phoenixblight

    @7

    Most be a EU thing because in the US I haven’t had that issue. I played the game for most of the day yesterday and didn’t have any of those issues. And obviously it isn’t enough people to warrant a change to online DRM.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. The_Red

    @6
    It has co-op but it has singleplayer as well. Plus the “server connection requirement” is part of the problem. Diablo 2 had nothing like that and it was perfectly enjoyable for everyone and it sold a LOT (Broke records for its time) even though piracy was as bad back then.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    @10

    That was a different period of time, the game industry is not built for just appealing to a niche anymore. Diablo 3 was never going to beat any records not with Gears of Wars, COD, Uncharted, etc. Top down hack and slash aren’t as successful anymore.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. The_Red

    @11

    Ok, so it’s not going to break records. Ok. Take the newest Mario game (An singleplayer title), add co-op and then introduce “always-online” mandate. Does that make the new Mario an MMO? No. Would he have more sales without stupid always-online? Yes.
    Mario is a different genre, right? How about Dark / Demon’s Souls. Both action RPGs with online systems far beyond Dialbo 3 in terms of quality and depth. Both full of co-op and competitive situations. They COULD have “always online” but with or without it, Dark / Demons wouldn’t become MMO because it’s a game that could be enjoyed offline and as a singleplayer experience. Same goes for Diablo 3. This whole thing is a publisher mandate and the actual reason I’m not buying Diablo 3 (Before this whole fiasco, I was considering but not now. Not ever).

    #12 2 years ago
  13. Phoenixblight

    “Ok, so it’s not going to break records. Ok. Take the newest Mario game (An singleplayer title), add co-op and then introduce “always-online” mandate.”

    Now you are using analogies that don’t work

    1) Mario is on a console which is a form of a DRM. If the console breaks you can’t play the game.

    2) Diablo has always been about the Co-op that is why the series was successful.

    I had never said it was a MMO so I don’t know where you are going with that. As I said they announced this over a year ago not enough people found it an issue for Blizzard to think it is not profitable. And good for you for voting with your wallet but realize you are a minority.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Erthazus

    I’m so sick of that bullshit with servers maintenance. (Error 33 currently)

    Don’t forget that on 31 May Diablo III will receive fantastic patch that will suck your Real money for Gold if you are planning to play on HELL or Inferno.

    Activision is hard at work at “Suck Teh money from consumer wallets” plan.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Phoenixblight

    @14
    “Real money for Gold if you are planning to play on HELL or Inferno.

    Activision is hard at work at “Suck Teh money from consumer wallets” plan.”

    Again this feature was announced a while ago so you are now complaining about it? Way to research the game before you buy, Activision thanks you for being a gullible consumer.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Ireland Michael

    @14 You do realize players can make money out of it too, right?

    Nobody is sucking your money but you.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. Erthazus

    @16, that is remains to be seen. I’m not sure where you are going to make money from that system.

    But i’m sure that when Activision Blizzard will launch it’s own gold seller system then good bye. It’s going to be available at 31 may if i’m not mistaken.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. Phoenixblight

    @17

    It says May 22 is when the real money AH starts unless they changed that? This is just a way to stop people doing it via ebay like it was done in Diablo 2. This system makes it more official instead of worrying about if someone steals your stuff. People with the ebay system had made a good supplemental income from it. I knew a few people that sold enough to continue their monthly game habit back in the day. I am not sure how Blizzards system will work but that remains to be seen.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. Ireland Michael

    @17 There is nothing that “remains to be seen”. They revealed this ages ago. Blizzard Acti simply gets a cut of whatever the player makes from selling their items to other players.

    #19 2 years ago