You might have been tricked by Blizzard to attempt a login to give a beta version of Diablo III a go and see if the servers hold. In reality, the “Stress Test” worked. It worked swift and dramatically. A huge number of innocent gamers were not allowed to log in, because of server overload and fail on Blizzard’s side. Ah yes, this is what they promised:
From Friday, April 20 at 12:01 p.m. PDT (noon), until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT you’ll be able to log in, team up with friends, and play each of the five heroic classes to level 13 as you fight to save the world from the impending demonic invasion.
Nothing like that. You have thousands of players not being able to login at all, or getting various errors not rendering the game playable. See also the hot thread at Battle.net. As it stands, Blizzard has not kept their end of the bargain. They haven’t got their server act straight, and they recruited a huge number of testers, free of charge, that normally would get paid for the trouble they are put through. As one poster of the aforementioned hot thread said, the situation surrounding this failure of Blizzard is :
Blizzard’s arrogance mixed with fanboy fanaticism.
We can but hope that Blizzard’s arrogance is dealt with swiftly, and fiercely, by lower sales.
Their conduct is an insult to gamers.
[EDIT]The servers are reachable after two days of not being reachable. As the beta test ends on Monday, and if the servers continue to allow people in today, there will have been 1 out of 3 days that gamers could actually run the game when the test is completed.
[EDIT2]Nope. Keep getting error 30006: Time out today. So that means the third day is lost as well.
[EDIT3]And finally error 3004. It will be best to just wait and leave the game on the shelves when it comes out. FAIL complete.
[EDIT4]Was able to play it to the end. Got in, and decided to stick with it. Nice game. But nothing we haven’t seen done better since Diablo 2. Torchlight 2 anyone?