Diablo III gets 25 percent XP boost for birthday celebration

Blizzard also offering a 33 percent discount on the digital version of the game.

Blizzard is offering a 25 percent experience boost to anyone who plays Diablo III between May 15 and 21, to celebrate the game's first anniversary.

The buff will apply to all characters and stack on top of other bonuses, and will also award an additional 25 percent bonus to the game's Magic Find statistic. Blizzard adds that the experience bonus will stack multiplicatively, and the Magic Find bonus will stack above the game's 300 percent cap.

"Thank you for your continued support, and we wish you the best of adventures in the coming year," said Blizzard.

Last week Diablo III's in-game economy was disrupted after a bug in the 1.0.8 patch allowed exploiters to amass trillions of gold. Blizzard has said that any profits made by the now-fixed bug will be donated to charity.

Blizzard is also offering a 33 percent discount on the digital version of Diablo III when purchased through its online store.

Diablo III will also be released for PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 later in 2013.

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Eraldus
Eraldus

Ugh... now it's sounding a lot more like an MMO...

What's next? 50% more drops for christmas???


I'm so glad that I've sold my D3 copy already... too bad I only managed to sell it for 20 dollars only

shanoobergloobe
shanoobergloobe

how about instead of more xp for a game no one wants to play...NEW content..........


YAWN!!!

zzzz...zzz....zzzz......zz......zz...z...

Ryuuken27
Ryuuken27

If they let me play with a bot, so that it saves me the trouble of spending months to find gear, so that I can enjoy my play through.

enzyme36
enzyme36

It was a legendary giveaway last night for D3s bday.  Most were brims... but I found a 15mil Skorn as well.  Either way, it was nice seeing all those drops... she was feeling real generous on her birthday!

eoj
eoj

Path of Exile is the real Diablo 3

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

OH, look, an article about a game I don't like! lets write a comment on it to show everyone how little I care about it!

lol. Really ...

northArrow
northArrow

33% discount and its still not worth it

aovannor
aovannor

Hey! To celebrate a whole year of mindless grinding we thought we'd reward you with something that will result in more mindless grinding! Enjoy!

FatalShot84
FatalShot84

Diablo 1 and Diablo 2 are more or less my favorite games of all time. That is something too as I've played a lot of games growing up. I obsessively watched the details on Diablo 3 from the time it was announced until it was released. I really tried to get myself into this game ,which I logged 100's of hours into it. I just couldn't do it. Biggest let down for me ever as far as video games go. The AH killed it, but it just doesn't feel the same either. I can't put my finger on it. Several of my friends and myself all quit due to the same reaction. Anyways, I don't recommend this game.

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Will they ever release new content /yawn ....

Meanwhile ill be on Marvel Heroes,  beta was awesome imo , just can't decided on a main hero.

carolino
carolino

give me 25% of my money back ?

coatess
coatess

I bought D3 last week finally. I thought it was pretty awesome. I then starting selling items i found in the auction house. I went from 25,000 in game to just over 500,000 in a few hours. I then bought all kinds of what i would call "uber" gear from the Auction House for my 25 Barb.

I played for 10 minutes killing and thought "this sucks, i don't look forward to any items that drop". I kick myself for using that auction house. I will uninstall soon. I loved waiting for awesome gear to drop. Now gear drops and it's nowhere near the stats of the stuff i bought = no fun

aleks_siegfried
aleks_siegfried

I can't believe people getting angry when a company gives (even if it's not that big of a deal) something away.

Eraldus
Eraldus

@eoj Ha, this guy nailed it right there!  PoE pwns D3 anytime

fierro316
fierro316

@eoj I heard the same speech a million times: Torchlight, Titan's Quest, PoE, blah,blah.

Erick
Erick

@eoj I used to think that but that game got stale too, it needs more content, which will slowly be added since I know its still in beta.

HONDA_XR
HONDA_XR

@eoj no, its not, diablo 3 is bad but Path of Exile is just unplayable 

vadagar1
vadagar1

@FatalShot84 EXACT SAME THING happened to me, EXACT, I wanted to love it but i can't even muster the stomach to log back on

halo-freak
halo-freak

@FatalShot84 The AH was a terrible idea indeed. Now all we do is look for the most efficient run to get the most profit in the shortest amount of time by pure grinding.

Instead of playing a game it became a job. After 200 hours i got sick of it and will never ever play it again. playing with the false hope of something better around the corner...pff no more.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

@FatalShot84 You are living in the past. And if you couldn't figure out that you hated it after hundreds of hours, then your indecisiveness must really be killing you too.

HONDA_XR
HONDA_XR

@FatalShot84 ya, i have 17k elite packs killed, and not a single items come from drop, all AH. I had quit some months ago, a played last day, got bored before 5 NV, the game is just bad. i cant belive the time i wasted in this game

kingJord
kingJord

@FatalShot84 Ya the AH is terrible. It was much better in D2 when you go to random games and shout at other players to try and buy and sell stuff...

Or maybe you should just take off those rose colored glasses.

Nightrunner0007
Nightrunner0007

@FatalShot84 Let me get this straight..you put over 100 hours into the game..and you don't recommend it?  I usually don't recommend games that I can't even put up with for an hour...if I get more than 20 hours of enjoyment..I personally recommend..even if its overall status its mediocre.  Also, I still don't understand the Diablo 3 hate that a lot of fans have.  I get that Blizzard should have made this game a SINGLE PLAYER experience, however, if you have a connection, the game is quite enjoyable.  There is a decent amount of replay value as well...it just isn't as good as its predecessors...but that doesn't make it a bad game imo...

fafafanta
fafafanta

@carolino signed in just to like this comment and yes this should be done.  A year and no real pvp like they said they would implement after 3 months.

00LiteYear
00LiteYear

@coatess You think there is "uber" gear for 25!? People are right about your shortcomings. 

Kairysama
Kairysama

@coatess lol you bought gear for your lvl 25 char on your first playthrough? wow just uninstall the game and move on man....

AshTrai
AshTrai

@coatess hmm, blaming the game for your OWN shortcomings? Peculiar.

cuddlyfuzzle
cuddlyfuzzle

@coatess that's the D3 scam. The game points the player towards the AH to spend real money on stuff that really doesn't exist. 

barleybosh
barleybosh

@aleks_siegfried I'm angry because it's my right as an American Citizen to get more than 33% discount at any given time, this is ludachris! ROLL OUT, ROLL OUT

Coseniath
Coseniath

@Erick @eoj Yes it is in beta atm but everyone who wants to play the game is welcome to, since there will be no character wipe.

HONDA_XR
HONDA_XR

@Nightrunner0007 @FatalShot84the thing is that you played with the promisses of upcoming events, that neither happened or happened in a very poor way, i really fell this game wasted my time. i also dont recomment this game at all

Celerity11
Celerity11

@vadagar1@aleks_siegfried 

I wouldn't call temporary xp/mf boost a "give away", the only "give away" we are getting is a discount for a digital copy of the game.

for a year old game that's not that out of the ordinary.

AshTrai
AshTrai

@northArrow @AshTrai @coatess Just because the AH exists, does not mean that it MUST be used in order to get anywhere. I find it rather baffling as to why u'd buy a low level char gear from the AH in order to go through normal mode for the first time anyway. Lets remember that if you are (for example) level 18 and u buy gear that has a minimum level of 18 to equip, that gear was found in a much more advanced stage than you are currently at and therefore makes u massively overpowered. 

This behaviour is like saying that he was disappointed in a game because it has cheat codes and played the entire game with them all on. It would be your choice to do it or not. 

Blizzard's intention of the AH was to give players a UI to trade because trade would occur with or without the AH anyway...like in d2.

Nightrunner0007
Nightrunner0007

@northArrow @AshTrai @coatess Maybe just try enjoying the game without the AH feature?  After all..it is optional...and last I checked the gear is not necessary to beat the game on all difficulties...which I have done and I literally have not touched anything in the AH once...

Kairysama
Kairysama

@vadagar1 @Kairysama @aleks_siegfried so why switch to D3? just play D2
I played D2 for a looooong time and had the time of my life and after playing D3 for 2-3 month after release I started hating it so I stopped when they introduced Paragon level I came back and I'm enjoying it so far, yea the experience is not like D2, but you can't say it's worse it's just different.

vadagar1
vadagar1

@Kairysama @vadagar1 @aleks_siegfried I don't know but maybe its the loot system or the fact that I can't customize my hero like in D1 or 2 its all of these combined

in D2 you could crank the difficulty up by adding players via command console and you did not have to w8 for hell difficulty in fact if u did /players 8 the game was almost impossible to play but it was fun as hell and the loot reflected this as well (I usually play it /player 4)

I mean I have 700 hours into dota2 and I still play it, I guess D3 is just plain boring and repetitive

Nightrunner0007
Nightrunner0007

@vadagar1 @Celerity11 Hopefully you got your money's worth out of D3 before it started collecting dust...I admit I don't really play it anymore...however, I would recommend it to any new player out there that is curious.  It is a solid enjoyable game...nothing more

vadagar1
vadagar1

@Celerity11 but its still BORINGGGGG .... ughhhhh 

im still playing D2 and D3 is rotting away on my shelf :(