In the midst of the turmoil surrounding the current unsavory state of Diablo 3, Blizzard faces two separate consumer rights battles from opposite sides of the world.
According to PCGamesN, the German group known as the Federation of Consumer Organizations is threatening Blizzard with serious legal action. The organization is demanding that the studio takes all the necessary steps to display the game’s requirement for a constant Internet connection on its package. Blizzard has been given a deadline of July 27 to respond, or the group plans to take them to court.
South Korea authorities have skipped the time-consuming trial, and jumped right to fining Blizzard. They recently fined the studio £4,500 for its failure to refund Korean customers who suffered the infamous Error 37 problem that plagued Diablo 3 in its early days.
On top of these two problems, Blizzard has also had to deal with two serious gameplay exploits. One ‘god-mode’ exploit, allowing the Wizard to become invincible, has already been nerfed. However, another Barbarian ‘god-mode’ exploit has popped up to take its place.
The class exploits, and the farming power they instill in the player, are a larger issue than usual because of the real money auction house. It seems as if the problems and complaints just keep on coming for Blizzard.