Rubberbanding Issues and other updates


Rubberbanding Fight Continues

Despite Blizzard's attempt at fixing rubberbanding in the 1.0.8a patch, it continues to be a problem. Below Lylirra wrote an instructive post about the issue and stated that it is currently being worked on.

Blizzard Tracker: May 21, 2013

Rubberbanding (especially as it relates to movement-based abilities like Whirlwind, Strafe, and Tempest Rush) is an issue that may not always come with a quick-fix. The source of the problem is not always easy to identify, and sometimes it may not always be the same thing for every player. As a result, there will be times where we implement potential fixes which we know will work for some players, but don't know if it'll work for all plays. In other cases, we'll make improvements -- i.e. changes that probably won't stop rubberbanding from happening completely, but should at least help reduce the frequency with which rubberbanding occurs. This was the case for 1.0.8a and with previous hotfixes we've made throughout the year. Again, we know these fixes may not resolve the issue for every player, but they should help reduce the occurrences of rubberbanding, and lessen the effects should rubberbanding occur for most players.

Now the important thing is that we're still working on these issues -- just because we implemented some changes that we hope will make the situation better doesn't mean we've called it day. So, if you're still experiencing rubberbanding, here are a few things you can do. 

First, you can try performing the following troubleshooting steps to ensure that external causes are not adding to this issue (this isn't required, but recommended):

If those steps don't help -- or if you've chosen to skip them -- please let us know so we can continue looking into this issue by posting in the Bug Report forum (and be sure to check out this guide on reporting: That's really the best location for those types of reports, as it'll allow our QA representatives to document them and forward them on to our development team for additional review.

(We want your experience in the Diablo III to be as fun as possible, so working on these issues is important to us. That also means we're extremely grateful for any reports receive that can help us troubleshoot -- so thank you to everyone who's already posted!)

BoA Item's Stats Searchable on AH?

Blizzard has stated that bind on account items will be searchable in the AH sometime in the future.

Bump. Should at least be able to see the stats (Edit)

We agree, it's a pain in the booty to try to find upgrades for a BoA item on the AH right now. Not a big issue, but still something that'd be a nice QoL change. Just spoke to Wyatt, and this is something that's been tasked to be added (don't have an ETA, though).


Buff idea for level 100 paragon

Getting to 100 paragon is a rewarding experience, but most people think that it would feel a lot more rewarding if we got some sort of buff or some other perk after reaching 100. A player asked this question on the forums and it looks like Blizzard is interested in the idea, so we may be seeing some sort of buff in the future:

How about a extra buff for paragon 100 huh? Next patch maybe?

Certainly an idea I can pass on. :)

What kind of buff (or other rewards) would you find meaningful? Keep in mind, we'd prefer to not to put players in a position where they'd feel like they have to farm up to p100 or miss out on something critical, so try to form your suggestions around that principle if you can.

When does the anniversary buff end?

For those enjoying the buff, enjoy it while it lasts! Looks like it will be ending tommorow at 9 am PDT:

It will end at May 22 @ 9:00 a.m. PDT (we'll be posting another reminder tomorrow evening).

New Diabolical Facebook Covers and Twitter Headers

Blizzard has posted some Diablo 3 themed facebook covers and twitter headers you can use.

New Diabolical Facebook Covers and Twitter Headers
It's been a busy year in Sanctuary. When the risen dead aren't threatening New Tristram and Azmodan's forces aren't relentlessly pouring into Bastion's Keep, a few (hundred) wasps can always be found keeping travelers company outside Caldeum. Despite these threats, heroes like you have kept a steadfast watch on the forces of the Burning Hells, and your tenacity deserves recognition.
As a salute to the trillions of monsters valiantly vanquished in the past year, we've crafted some new Facebook covers and Twitter headers so that you can celebrate Diablo III's one-year anniversary in style while staying connected with fellow Nephalem outside of Sanctuary.

Facebook Covers:


Twitter Headers:

Be sure to visit the official Diablo Facebook and Twitter pages, too. (We have cake!)

Diablo 15-Year Anniversary Soundtrack:

Diablo 15-Year Anniversary Soundtrack Available on Blizzard Music Page
Hellish anniversaries abound! The Blizzard Music section of our site has been updated to includeDiablo’s 15-year Anniversary album. We think the game's score is just as atmospheric and haunting now as when it was released (back when our computers had a whopping 16 MB of RAM).
Visit the page to read notes from the album's composers, listen to samples of classic Diabloarrangements, and download the album (or individual tracks) through iTunes.