Last week we reported
that Blizzard had implemented new security features into the rapidly clicking Diablo 3, which prevented new digital orders from progressing past Act 1 for up to 72 hours. This doesn't seem to be the case anymore with a hotfix being pushed out today that will remove the Act 1 restriction, however keep the other, less evasive restrictions in as Blizzard explains.
Players who download the game will only have the following temporary restrictions:
No public game access for unverified digital purchasers
No auction house access (real-money or gold) for unverified digital purchasers
Unverified digital purchasers cannot trade items or drop items for other players to receive
Unverified digital purchasers are not able to chat in any public or game channels
Unverified digital purchasers cannot attach a custom message to friend requests, but they can send/accept friend requests, and play with their friends
Global Play is not available for unverified digital purchasers
While many saw the previous restrictions as a flaw in allowing players to enjoy a product they have fully purchased, it does show that Blizzard cares about your enjoyment while also keeping security as tight as possible.
In other good news, the hotfix today will be increasing drop rates for high-end items in Inferno Act's 3 and 4, a welcome change by many. You can check out the full list over here
on the official blog, including some bug fixes and changes to boss drops as well.