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Good day people wandering the forums,
As by now is well known ( I think ), if you get "error 8x" you have a key limited to a specific language, and you are using a client from another language.
First of because people seem to think this is about 1 forum post, IT IS NOT....
Source 1: http://imgbox.com/aarZSmwp
Source 2: http://www.myimg.de/?img=d303024.jpg (in german)
source 3: http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5151715654?page=1 (en but for korea )
Second it is not restricted to the RU keys ( people getting 82 )
Pls read the full story before concluding! and have a nice day! :)
Alot of people on the this forum, and other forums think this is because people tried to get a very cheap RU key, just because they are cheapa*ses. The fact of the matter remains that alot of other people are affected aswell. Not everyone was out to buy a cheap key, alot of people abroad just bought a physical copy to have the dvd-rom on their shelf. Alot of people were unable to buy the game as Blizzard did not supply enough dvds or keys for the EU languages, so people opted to find another key digital. As the price of a physical copy in for example the Netherlands is only € 45,95 ( follow link to a LEGITIMATE BLIZZARD RETAILER FROM HOLLAND! ) :
from a Blizzard controlled retailer, they will not buy the game for € 59,99 from the Blizzard store. Pls also note that the physical copy and the digital copy in Brazil, and Mexico for example have the same price , but still people are getting error 8x. Why only because they have the game key of a physical box!!
a guy from Brazil:
WOW... I Love Blizzard
another guy from Brazil:
a guy from mexico:
blizz.. why does the latinamerican version (and others) have limitation... we paid the same price as the digital
So people set out to search the internet for keys ( if you just google diablo 3 cd-key you will get alot of response ). As prices were ranging from € 30 - € 59, they thought to their selfs "let's buy a cheap key as all keys should be the same". You would have done the same thing, especialy if you didn't have a lot of money. Alot of people even bought keys for the FULL amount of money as they believed " If i pay full i will have a good key " as they are ( or were ) Blizzard fan boys ( like I was ).
Blizzards Only response to our cries, were see the FAQ, or you need to buy a new key.
I hope this clears up some things for people as i have been following this almost from the start. If you feel wronged maybe let yourself be heard, through any kinds of means, like FB, Twitter, Reddit, Kotaku, Your local media, IGN, Gamespot, etc. you name it, you do it.
Here are some links you may want to visit:
http://www.twitter.com @Diablo, @BlizzardCS, or @BlizzardCSEU
http://www.gamespot.com/diablo-iii/forum/error-8x-blizzard-discriminating-players-29196102/ - new gamespot link as the other was closed already
Dutch Media post:
French blog post:
Portuguese blog post by pipoca:
I hope i'am correct pls forgive me as i don't speak portuguese,
A consumer review site:
Also take a look at http://www.diabloclaim.com " More than 3000 people already signed up "
Forums threads discussing this issue:
If u find more threads, or links should be provided pls post in this topic, thank you in advance.
Hey, this is new, can anyone confirm?
Well as it stands the Blizzard represntative lied, why? because their own press release states that it will be sold on their site for 99.90 BRL, as seen in the next post about Collectors Editions.
El precio oficial publicado por Blizzard ha sido siempre: U$59.99 para la edición estándar y U$99.99 para la versión de coleccionista (tal vez estoy un poco errado en los centavos). Parece ser que Amazon está aprovechando el cuarto de hora, pues el CE se agota rápido.
As it stands, Blizzard will not reply to us. I just wanted to state, there IS a FIX, only do you want to go to the exploit part of things?? Or do you want justice, and get the game you paid for ? STAND UP FOR YOUR RIGHTS!!
some media have picked up on the story:
Folow them on twitter:
and a french site also found our story:
If this link below does not work go to the site Games.on.net/ and search "Blizzard Removes"
first official reply on a forum by Blizzard employee:
LOL!! started some new threads in General discussion!
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4698809966#1 <- deleted -_-'
Blizzard you know about this issue, and I keep finding more, and more, and more about this. You have locked a lot of people out of their game. why ?? Please respond!
P.s. Blizzard Posted in the weekend ( on US forums ) that it would be possible to upgrade you account. As for as I know this is not possible. Sorry for your inconvenience
P.s.s. I am not a official Blizzard employee, nor am I affiliated with Blizzard in any way, but buying their games.
another link adedded edited top and bottom forum links, on US-EN and one DE, added blogpost link, added d3language issues to links, added physical vs digital copies arguments, and sources. Added some more links!!! added another quote added screen shots "blizz employees" stating MULTI LANG. key
Edited by SpAzEnEkO#2894 on 14/06/2012 19:50 BST
Pls keep us updated thank you for trying :) also in one of the forum threads there was a "fix" but i think i will get banned if I post it right now, and would like to keep people updated on the situation, as I believe Blizzard should "fix" this them selfs :)
Also I do not believe in that kind of game exploits, but understand your frustration, If you would pls remove the link though as we will probably be removed from this post else
Thank you in advance :)
Edited by SpAzEnEkO#2894 on 10/06/2012 13:33 BST
I don't believe they are ignoring it. I think they haven't suspected it to become such an issue for some many customers around the world and trying to figure a solution. Still let's try to sticky the post so new people having the same problem can get some decent information about what's going on.
10 Night Elf Priest
Blizzard's silence is very annoying.
Right now it's better to use illegal fixes than playing the game in russian.
Besides, if Blizzard doesn't come up with a solution (a real solution) there will be many hacks around the Internet to change language.
We are not the bad guys here.
spazeneko, thank you for this thread.
I never said that those fixes are bad or not understandable but it would be a shame if this post gets deleted because it contains this link. I think that people interested can find "other" means to unlock languages. It's just here we keep our good faith in Blizzard
86 Human Paladin
Not only many hacks, bad press and they loose potential customer and may get a conflict with some laws ( I heard something in brazil protects in these cases )
They just failed hard and will pay for it
If you get error 82 complain public. Blizzard does not care what bought customer say. They care about the customer who still want to buy.
Edited by Trickz#2757 on 10/06/2012 14:36 BST
no problem i just want to keep people up to date, and this matter resolved in the best way possible. Alot has happend, and "no one" is at fault..... this is not possible mistakes were made, and should be rectified. Don't get me wrong I can very well play the game, but what will stop Blizzard from doing some thing to my account next time. I have my key from a physical copy aswell. But if Blizz would pull a stunt like this on me I would throw my copy into the ocean! and never touch it again and convince all my friends and aquintances to never buy a blizzard product again!
also I googled a key for a friend, and he wound up in the same situation.
Edited by SpAzEnEkO#2894 on 10/06/2012 15:20 BST
srry just bumping again as this thread does not get stickied but clearly is a need for!
I do actualy have a little update, People on US forums say the "exploit" works, still i would advice against this as it is illegal, and probably WILL get you banned.
Edited by SpAzEnEkO#2894 on 10/06/2012 15:11 BST
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