How to Prepare for Diablo 3

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A new guide explaining how to prepare for Diablo 3's launch next Tuesday has gone live on the <b><a target="_blank" href="http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/5338015/Launch_Day_Preparation_Guide-5_7_2012#blog">Blizzard Blog</a></b>.<br/><br/>In it, Blizzard explains what players should expect, how they can prepare, and when they can install and play the long-awaited title. Those who have already bought the game will be able to access the installer from Monday in order to patch the game and troubleshoot any issues they may encounter before launch.<br/><br/>The game will launch at midnight on May 15th, though Blizzard is warning that there may be delays of up to 40 seconds when logging in due to the volume of players. As an added precaution, it advises creating a BattleTag now to avoid queues.<br/><br/> <object id="vid_b38d7787edda8788b3e5e33dd4aa0d34" class="ign-videoplayer" width="468" height="293" data="http://oystatic.ignimgs.com/src/core/swf/IGNPlayer.swf" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="movie" value="http://oystatic.ignimgs.com/src/core/swf/IGNPlayer.swf"/><param name="" value="true"/><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"/><param name="bgcolor" value="#000000"/><param name="flashvars" value="url=http://www.ign.com/videos/2012/05/06/diablo-iii-blizzards-top-tips-for-inferno-mode"/><param name="wmode" value="opaque"/></object> <br/><br/>The Global Play service, allowing you to play with friends from other regions, won't launch until the game goes live in North America at around 8am BST. Blizzard is promising to work round the clock throughout the launch period to help players overcome any technical difficulties they may encounter.<br/><br/><br><br/><br/>&#169;2012-05-08, IGN Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved
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