Korean Gamers Want Chinese Players Banned from Diablo III

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There are reports out of China that tensions are flaring over Diablo III. Since the game hasn't been officially released in Mainland China yet, some Chinese players are acquiring copies of the game and then logging onto Asian servers in other regions.

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This influx is apparently causing servers to lock up and give the infamous Error 37. This is, in turn, pissing off Korean players who are blaming Chinese gamers for the connection problems. That's why some Korean Diablo III players are even calling for Chinese players to be banned from the servers—something that is obviously pissing off paying players in Taiwan, who are getting lumped in with the Mainlanders.

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According to Tech in Asia, the official Korean Diablo III site is becoming a multi-lingual feud with Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean players going at it. Blizzard is looking for a workaround that will please gamers in all three countries. I know where it can start: getting rid of Error 37. Just a suggestion!

韩国暗黑3玩家向暴雪申请禁止中国IP引争议 [Sina via TechInAsia]

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kureiscott
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Well, since Blizzard allows those loots to be traded at a real world price, those Chinese farmers stand to make the most profit from this game, not regular people.

I would not be surprised if they used VPNs or proxies to get into other versions and started selling their wares there.

Calling for all Chinese players to be banned seems excessive though as it will impact legit players.

Still I'd imagine this game as a Chinese farmers wet dream.