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Patch 1.0.5a, "Diablo Went Down to Tristram" & Blue Posts

Patch 1.0.5a

US servers went down today for a couple of hours to apply a small patch that fixes a couple of technical issues.

Official Blizzard Quote
Bug Fixes
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on a machine with eight or more core processors
  • Fixed some additional service crashes
  • Fixed a variety of truncated tooltips (applies only to Italian, Polish, and Russian clients)

"Diablo Went Down to Tristram"

Official Blizzard Quote (Blue Tracker | Source)
Diablo went down to Tristram, he was looking for a world to steal
He was kinda grim, thanks to Horadrim, he was willing to make a deal
When he came across this warrior twirling his swords and twirling em hot
And Diablo said, “Forget Leoric, I want what this kid’s got.
“I guess you didn’t know it, but I have your brother too
“And if you care to take a dare, I’ll make a bet with you.
“Now you swing a pretty good weapon, boy, but give Diablo his due.
“I bet Mephisto’s hold against your soul, cause I’m clearly better than you.”
The boy said “My name’s Aidan, and it might be a sin,
“But I’ll take your bet, and Albrecht get; now why don’t we begin?”
 Aidan sharpen up your sword and shine your shield up well
Diablo’s come to Tristram and you’re playing this on Hell
And if you win, there will begin an age that shines like gold
But if you lose, Diablo owns your soul.
Aidan gemmed his doublet and he said “I’ll start this show”
And fire flew from his fingertips (pretty poor as magicks go)
And he swung his sword while Diablo roared and fended off attacks
Then he backed away and drank a pot to get his health to max.
When Diablo was quite finished, Aidan thought that he was done
But in his head, Diablo said “Why we’ve only just begun!”
“Fire in Khanduras, run boy run
“Diablo’s made a mess of old Tristram
“Now you’ve got the stone that’s got my soul
“But it’s gonna cost you quite a toll.”
Aidan bowed his head because he knew it was his place
And jammed that evil soulstone right into his bloody face.
Diablo said, “Aidan, come on back if you ever want to try again
“But wait till 2012 or so, cause the lore will make sense by then.”

This is truly glorious. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

For those of you not on Twitter, we recently posed the following question on @Diablo:
"If a bard were to sing a tale about your hero’s courageous deeds, what would the song be titled?"

"Diablo Went Down to Tristram," "Whirling through Evil," and "You're Going to Lose That Goblin" were some of my favorites. ;)

Misc Blue Posts

Players have been noticing that the amount listed in emails they receive from Blizzard regarding RMAH sales, have been incorrect. It appears as if the email is stating that Blizzard is charging the fees associated with sales twice. This is only a glitch in the email system, and you will get the proper amount sent to your PayPal.

Official Blizzard Quote (Blue Tracker | Source)
Hey guys!

I wanted to post this right away to let you know that Blizzard has resolved an issue with our auction house transaction e-mails. For the past few days, players were receiving e-mails stating that they were being charged auction house fees twice. All new e-mails you receive from Blizzard regarding items you sell on the auction house will now correctly list out the fees and total earnings.

After completing our full investigation, we have confirmed that there was never a problem with the real money auction house itself. Players were not charged incorrect fee amounts. Players will receive the correct amount of money when their payments clear, which in some cases should be a little more than the e-mails sent between 10/22 and 10/24 say.

Thank you very much for your patience as Blizzard worked to fix this issue.

And, will we be seeing "seasonal events" in Diablo 3? Nope (Chuck Testa).

Official Blizzard Quote (Blue Tracker | Source)
While we are constantly working to improve Diablo III, we have no plans to add temporary holiday-themed events at this time.