Korean Fair Trade Commission launches investigation into Blizzard

By Park Sae-jin Posted : May 26, 2012, 12:29 Updated : May 26, 2012, 12:29
South Korea‘s Fair Trade Commission will be investigating Blizzard over claims involving Diablo III, as reported by the Post. So why is the South Korean FTC getting involved with Blizzard? According to early reports, the FTC is receiving an average of 150 complaints a day, but it varies between 111 and 175 complaints regarding gamers not being able to play Diablo III due to lag and the now meme-famous Error 3003.

If that was not bad enough, there are just as many complaints about accounts being compromised. Blizzard recently explained to JoyStiq that disconnections, account infiltration and server disconnections are common with online games that launch under such heavy demand, saying “Historically, the release of a new game, such as a World of Warcraft expansion, will result in an increase in reports of individual account compromises, and that’s exactly what we‘re seeing now with Diablo 3,”

The game broke PC game records by selling more than 6 million copies in one week. However, more and more people are finding that despite the game being deemed a fun experience, the always-on DRM is proving to be a real hassle, especially for playing the game in single-player. In result, people are complaining about both hacked accounts and the inability to login into the game.

Already Blizzard has been lambasted by the gaming community, especially in the US, after a recent general score of gamers gave the game a 3.7 out of 10, citing that server issues have still not been solved several week after launch.

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