Diablo 3 character profiles are now live. Here’s hoping this acts as the beginning of a kind of renaissance of Diablo 3 activity! A simple feature like this can really drive players to return and attempt to complete the game or perfect their gear so they can show off and achieve maximum epeen. This can then have a knock on effect – improving activity and sales for those of us still thoroughly enjoying the Diablo 3 Auction House and the strategies therein that net us considerable sums of gold and real money:
Yup, they’re ready.
All you need to do is log in with your Battle.net account (look for the login box in the upper-right hand corner of your screen) to access character profiles from any page on the Diablo III community site.Profiles give you the power to:
- View your heroes’ gear, stats, and skills. How high have you raised your characters’ attributes? What are they wielding in each slot? What are their most prominent gear bonuses? What skills comprise their current build? Nuance awaits you in the Heroes tab.
- Track your game progress. How many acts have you cleared? What bosses have you shredded in each difficulty? How far have you leveled up your hardcore and normal artisans? Find out in theCareer tab. You can also check your play time (by class) throughout your entire Diablo III career, and learn how many monsters and elites you’ve slain.
- Share with your friends. The Friends tab lets you check out your BattleTag friends’ characters, so that you can quickly compare notes on gear, skill & rune choices, and everything in between. You can also click on a BattleTag in the Diablo III forums to go directly to that player’s profile.
We like that profiles provide for easy sharing, comparing, and refining of your heroes as you pursue monster-slaying mastery. In fact, we like profiles so much that we plan to add even more functionality to them as Diablo III evolves, including detailed statistics and tabs for achievements and artisans.
If there’s something else you’d like to see appear in a character profile, please make sure to let us know in the comments below or on our website forums.
Of course this is the least of the changes we’re waiting on. We’re still waiting on PvP and the legendary legendary item patch and other tweaks promised by no less than Mike Morhaime himself! Once these arrive I predict we’ll see a renewed surge in activity for D3. I already looked at a reported decline in sales activity (linked to a possible decline in player activity) but the changes to come should really hammer home how this game is a different kettle of fish when compared to World of Warcraft and other MMORPGs – players can dip in and out of Diablo 3 in a much more relaxed fashion than in WoW where any absence can put you ‘behind’ content.