If you’re one of the many PC gamers who enjoy spending an entire night with a brand new game and are yet to pick up Diablo III, you may want to buy a hard copy. As of now, a digital purchase of the game will restrict players to the Starter Edition for up to 72 hours.
What does this exactly mean? People who actually spent money on the game will only be able to play Act 1, reach level 13 and interact with other Starter Edition players. This new bit of the game was seemingly added in the recent 1.0.3 patch as a feature, not a bug.
Whether it’s some sort of response to piracy or a feature that will make more sense in the future doesn’t matter, as this style of control over legitimately purchased products won’t go over well with fans. If the response is loud enough, it will be difficult for Blizzard to not respond in some way.
What do you think about restricting content from players who download a game? Do you believe there’s actually some sense behind it that people aren’t seeing? Let us know what you think in the comments below.