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Post by Eorl @ 10:59am 25/03/14 | 17 Comments
Blizzard has revealed the official launch times for their first expansion to Diablo 3, with Reaper of Souls going live this afternoon for Australian gamers.

For Australian Eastern Daylight folks 3:00 PM is your starting time, while Australian Central Daylight zones starts at 2.30 PM. Those of us living in Queensland who shun the Daylight Savings, our time is 2:00 PM and for Western Australia gamers your start time is 12:00 PM. To those across the seas, New Zealand's launch time is 5:00 PM.

Diablo 3: Reaper of Souls sees a whole bag full of content dropped, including the new Loot 2.0 system, the Crusader class, Act V and more. To help those who may be slightly in over their head, Blizzard has a complete game guide ready to go for the expansion, which you can find over here.

Are you getting the new expansion? What will you do on your first login? Let us know in the comments below!





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Faetan
Posted 11:20am 25/3/14
First logon: Pray that it works.
Hogfather
Posted 11:45am 25/3/14
First logon: Pray that it works.

If you want to play right on the unlock, you should log in and create a game before the unlock and play through to Diablette. The game will transition to Act5 when you kill her after 2pm/3pm and you will miss the congestion to create a new game / log in.

If I'm free from work that's my plan.
paveway
Posted 11:41am 25/3/14
haha diablette
Faetan
Posted 11:55am 25/3/14
Yeah I made the rookie mistake of not having today off from work, but I have the rest of the week. Guess I just need to roll the dice.
ph33x
Posted 12:02pm 25/3/14
Keep in mind there could be queues to CREATE a game. So once you are in - unless you really need to change something, I wouldn't leave.

You can line up a Diablo kill during the minutes after expansion unlock and continue seamlessly into Act 5. There will apparently be no downtime.

However, Tuesday night shutdown/restart, who knows what's going to happen...
Ice9ine
Posted 12:26pm 25/3/14
Big launch sesh at my place with mates. Been waiting months for this day!!
dewb
Posted 12:30pm 25/3/14
i'm assuming there will be maint tonight? pretty s*****! hopefully its a smooth launch but we see. I'm guessing problems.
Eorl
Posted 12:35pm 25/3/14
I have a feeling it will just be rolling restarts.
Hogfather
Posted 12:35pm 25/3/14
i'm assuming there will be maint tonight? pretty s*****! hopefully its a smooth launch but we see. I'm guessing problems.

Nothing here: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/5394512/

They're pretty reliable about posting maintenance. It will probably go tits up though and need hotfixes a la cursed chests etc. and there may not be enough room on the AU server for everyone.
Ollie
Posted 01:36pm 25/3/14
There are no Australian servers @Hogfather.....
MoulaZ
Posted 01:39pm 25/3/14
Keep up with the times @Ollie.....

http://www.ausgamers.com/news/read/3423706/blizzard-officially-announces-australian-servers-for-diablo-3
dewb
Posted 01:40pm 25/3/14
well of course there are
ph33x
Posted 01:57pm 25/3/14
They're pretty reliable about posting maintenance. It will probably go tits up though and need hotfixes a la cursed chests etc. and there may not be enough room on the AU server for everyone.

Thinking the same thing. Some d******* will find an early loophole and force Blizz to shut it down for emergency maint.

I bet this is one of the underlying reasons for not having an AH at the moment. If someone works out a way to farm something awesome, they can't do anything with it or make gold from it until Blizz can cleaned it all up.
Faetan
Posted 02:19pm 25/3/14
@ ph33x they have removed the AH completely won't be coming back.
Raazel
Posted 02:19pm 25/3/14
Not that I'm an authority on our server status, but if we're creating games through our own servers shouldn't there be less of a queue?
bepatient
Posted 02:25pm 25/3/14
Anyone got any suggestions on where to buy it cheap cheap? Pretty broke atm :(
Eorl
Posted 02:35pm 25/3/14
Not that I'm an authority on our server status, but if we're creating games through our own servers shouldn't there be less of a queue?

IIRC we still have to connect through to the Battle.net login servers, and then we are pushed over to D3 Australian servers. If anything is going to go belly up, it will be the login servers.
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