Diablo 3 launcher to be folded into Battle.net desktop client

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By on January 28, 2014 at 7:50 am

Even if you don’t choose to pick up Reaper of Souls, the first expansion, changes are coming to Diablo 3. Not only will launch day bring with it a major patch, it’ll also herald the retirement of the current Diablo 3 launcher – that little thing that always seems to want to patch just when you’re in the mood to jump in quickly, because you never open at any other time.

The launcher will be replaced by the Battle.net desktop client, which also services World of Warcraft and StarCraft 2, and can be set to open at start up to ensure you’ve always got the latest updates when you want to play, among other various benefits.

If you haven’t already made the switch, you can do so now, and get in ahead of the rush on March 25. If you’re keen on Reaper of Souls it’s worthwhile doing so or loading up the launcher for a bit anyway; there’s a 6GB pre-download you can get out of the way now, making your launch day experience much smoother. Learned a few lessons have we, Blizz?

Source: Battle.net

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Considering my account got hacked 3 times with mobile authentication, and I wasn’t even playing… FUCK Blizzard and their expansions, games and desktop bullshit.

 

neodewolf,

Unlucky, I got hacked once in WotLK, after that put an authenticator on my account and changed my email and have never been hacked again (I don’t even get those spam emails any more, only on my old email).

 

This sounds like a natural progression of the launches they use on all their games. The desktop launcher for blizzard it works like a charm, acts a little like (yet another) digital distribution service e.g. steam or origin. You sign in to your blizzard account at the launcher level and only have to re-loggin once a month or so, much better then looking for your authenticator each time you open the game.

Bad luck neo I’v never heard of anyones account being hacked with a mobile authenticator, as part of my guild you need an authenticator to be above the basic ranks! no one has been hacked for years.

 

Odd.This is the launcher that runs Hearthstone and the D3 Beta, right? I thought it was standard already :P

 

neodewolf,

3 times ? with an authenticator… What did you do ? I can’t believe these people that’s accounts get hacked with authenticators that they didn’t somehow cause it.

jellygoose,

Agreed the desktop launcher is amazing.

 
jerichosainte

neodewolf,

Would you blame Holden for someone breaking into your car? No.

Seriously dude they are doing more than most in terms of account security outside of Bank sites.

 

jerichosainte:
neodewolf,

Would you blame Holden for someone breaking into your car? No.

Seriously dude they are doing more than most in terms of account security outside of Bank sites.

I’d blame Holden if they built a car that could be opened by anyone with a butter knife.

 

schrapple: I’d blame Holden if they built a car that could be opened by anyone with a butter knife.

So if I gave you my email address you could get into my battle.net account with ease ? That I’d love to see.

 

Had my battle.net account since the start of WoW, never been hacked once. authenticator protected.

I too fail to understand 3 times hacked.

 

spooler: So if I gave you my email address you could get into my battle.net account with ease ? That I’d love to see.

You seem to have made the assumption that I’ve made a claim of some description?

 

schrapple: that could be opened by anyone with a butter knife.

This isn’t an analogy relating to the topic of battle.net account security, claiming it’s so easy anyone could do it with the most basic toolset ?
Perhaps I was confused by the fact that you were replying to comments regarding account security.

 

spooler,

The analogy wasn’t aimed solely at battle.net, there seems to have been a decision made that neo dewolf is at fault for his account being hacked.

Just trying to demonstrate that there are two parties responsible for account security, and that if an account has been hacked due to no fault of the customer then it is fair to place blame on the manufacturer/publisher.

 

neodewolf:
Considering my account got hacked 3 times with mobile authentication, and I wasn’t even playing… FUCK Blizzard and their expansions, games and desktop bullshit.

There is no such thing as ‘hacking’, just people stupid enough to share accounts, log into phishing websites or download keyloggers.

I haven’t used anything other than adblock and noscript for 5 years, guess what, no lost accounts, no stolen CC numbers, no virus infected files, no spyware and no reduced system performance.

I wonder what it feels like to be born stupid and unaware.

 

stryker3216: There is no such thing as ‘hacking’…….I wonder what it feels like to be born stupid and unaware.

Oh god, the irony is killing me.

 
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