Korean Diablo III Cosplay Truck and Lawsuits?Posted 13 June 2012 by Flux
Fmulder found a video from Blizzard Korea showing off a camper that’s been extensively customized into a rolling Diablo III fortress. It’s not just a paint job; the inside is entirely decorated in Diablo artwork and gothic styling, and full of computers running Diablo III. Which is cool and all, but since there’s no LAN support, what do they do? Just drive around looking for wifi hotspots?
Bonus points for the top two comments on the YT page:
Should have Error 37 on the license? plate. Will we be able to buy it in the RMAH??
In other Korean news, Baang owners are threatening a class action lawsuit over the daily server downtimes they’ve seen since D3 launched. For businesses that make a living renting computers to gamers, it’s obviously pretty important that the game they all want to play is playable.
According to the IPCA, connection difficulties and server inspection has made playing Diablo III at PC bang difficult, if not impossible. And the PC bang owners are stuck with the losses. PC bang owners were initially able to install the game for free; however, after June 2, they must pay Blizzard Korea royalties.
There are examples of server maintenance that is slated for only a few hours, but ultimately ends up going on all day. The reason for this, Blizzard Korea told The Korea Times, is that the company must sometimes wait for confirmation from its US head office.
“Korea accounts for a large percentage of Blizzard’s total revenue, and considering how much domestic users contribute to the firm’s profit, its consumer services are severely disappointing,” IPCA head Kim Chan-kuen told The Korea Times.