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Diablo 3 Hero Profiles Now Live

By - Source: Blizzard | B 23 comments

Now you can obsess and brag about your favorite Diablo 3 characters without actually loading up the game.

Don't be scared, it's just my awesome Wizard.Don't be scared, it's just my awesome Wizard.

Diablo 3 gamers now have a way to show off their awesome heroes thanks to Blizzard's new hero profiles feature. Unfortunately, what's missing is the ability to show the public that you either spend too much time playing the hack-n-slash PC game, or that you're one of the last people on the planet that still hasn't completed Act III in Normal mode using your first character.

That said, the new hero profiles feature is great for looking at the character's equipment, game progression and whatnot on the fly outside the popular PC game. It's also good for showing off your elite slashing skills to BattleTag friends on Battle.net -- the Friends tab lets you check out your BattleTag friends’ characters, so that you can quickly compare notes on gear, skill & rune choices, and everything in between.

"The profiles allow easy sharing, comparing, and refining of heroes as players pursue monster-slaying mastery. We plan to add even more functionality to them as Diablo 3 evolves, including detailed statistics and tabs for achievements and artisans," Blizzard said on Monday.

Players can log in with their Battle.net account (look for the login box in the upper-right hand corner of your screen) to access hero profiles from any page on the Diablo 3 community site. It consists of three sections: Career, Heroes and Friends.

For starters, the Career panel keeps track of statistics like lifetime kills, elite kills, overall progression, and the current status of the Blacksmith and Jeweler. There are also slots for your second and third saved games, and a block that reports the time played by class.

In the Heroes section, players can see what each character currently wields, their attributes, their skills, their followers and progression in the normal to inferno timeline. Hover the mouse over a link in the character's equipment list and you'll see a pop-up window offering additional details about a specific item. A list of gear bonuses lets you see which piece of equipment is boosting the character's current stats.

Although the hero profile doesn't affect the game in any way, it definitely serves as a cool overview of the player's progression in Diablo 3. "If there’s something else you’d like to see appear in a character profile, please make sure to let us know in the comments below or on our website forums," Blizzard added.

 

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    Anonymous , August 7, 2012 8:05 AM
    Can we just change the name of this website to "Tom's Apple and Blizzard News Network".
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2012 8:28 AM
    This may be cool for the 1,000 players that still play it.

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    nekoangel , August 7, 2012 8:16 AM
    Quote:
    Can we just change the name of this website to "Tom's Apple and Blizzard News Network".

    I think they missed the one about WoW losing 1.1 million subs last quarter.
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  • 7 Hide
    timw03878 , August 7, 2012 7:51 AM
    bad.. bad game.
  • 20 Hide
    Anonymous , August 7, 2012 8:05 AM
    Can we just change the name of this website to "Tom's Apple and Blizzard News Network".
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    nekoangel , August 7, 2012 8:16 AM
    Quote:
    Can we just change the name of this website to "Tom's Apple and Blizzard News Network".

    I think they missed the one about WoW losing 1.1 million subs last quarter.
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2012 8:28 AM
    This may be cool for the 1,000 players that still play it.

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    boyabunda , August 7, 2012 8:50 AM
    Guild Wars 2 = August 28
    Torchlight 2 = ?
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    GNCD , August 7, 2012 11:19 AM
    we need you here Ricky
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    olaf , August 7, 2012 12:34 PM
    oh yey d3armory ... now togather with wow armory for double the epeeen :D 
  • 9 Hide
    iknowhowtofixit , August 7, 2012 1:44 PM
    I'm not so sure the D3 bots are going to care...
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    leongrado , August 7, 2012 2:27 PM
    seriouslytomsCan we just change the name of this website to "Tom's Apple and Blizzard News Network".


    Agreed. Small s*** Blizzard updates like this get on here while big news about other games don't even mentioned. If you're going to do this at least don't make it so blatantly obvious.
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    Anonymous , August 7, 2012 2:33 PM
    Let's see how people like seeing my profile with inappropriate names for my toons because their toons and it's my god given free will to name them what i want. Let's see how long it takes Blizzard to put in a privacy option so people under 18 don't have to see my inappropriate toon names by accident or other...
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    frank_drebin , August 7, 2012 2:53 PM
    Playing on hell mode level 57 barbarian +45%magic find . still didn't find any legendary items... getting tired of it :( 
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    tsnorquist , August 7, 2012 3:13 PM
    frank_drebinPlaying on hell mode level 57 barbarian +45%magic find . still didn't find any legendary items... getting tired of it


    You'd have better luck on Diablo III - Auction House Wars.
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    Cy-Kill , August 7, 2012 3:31 PM
    I can't even play DIII right now, as my 'Net connection has been down since July 18th, and as you know some stupid 'tard at Blizzard thought it'd be a good idea to make people sign into Battle.net to play a single player game!
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    spartanmk2 , August 7, 2012 4:49 PM
    2 words for you blizzard:

    Big

    Whoop
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    whiteodian , August 7, 2012 6:28 PM
    Cy-KillI can't even play DIII right now, as my 'Net connection has been down since July 18th, and as you know some stupid 'tard at Blizzard thought it'd be a good idea to make people sign into Battle.net to play a single player game!

    But how would you get any useful gear? You need to use the auction house to find anything decent. You need an active internet connection for the auction house. It may have a crappy search interface, but there are thousands of useful and useless items for you to enjoy spending hours sifting through. It is what the game was built for after all.

    Please note, sarcasm.
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    d_kuhn , August 7, 2012 6:45 PM
    Sooo... thought about playing D3 but sparked up Skyrim instead - picked up the new DLC and rocked that over the weekend (new Vamp is fun). I guess I'd rather pay money for more content rather than virtual gear that I SHOULD be able to find in game without spending 3000 hours farming.

    I guess at this point I'm refusing the AH's in Diablo because I don't want to contribute to the idea that Auction Houses should be a part of single player games - D3 clearly demonstrates that it's a HORRIBLE idea - absolutely horrible. No it's not the specific IDEA that's horrible, but rather the changes that they've made to the game to make the AH integral. They basically make good gear drops so rare that there's no point playing (unless you can do it for a living), you're just never going to find the cool drops that used to be fun to find in the earlier installments.

    I will never buy a SP game with an AH again... EVER.

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    Lyrick , August 7, 2012 7:15 PM
    Kevin Parish Your "awesome Wizard" is kind of lame.

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/profile/Lyrick-1895/hero/5095810
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    f-14 , August 7, 2012 8:18 PM
    people still play this game?
    i thought it was all bots?
    why would any one pay to play an online only game?
    i got this for my birthday despite not wanting it, i played it to show appreciation for the people who got me this as a gift. 3 weeks and i was so bored i quit playing it after completing every stage with every class.
    i was bored with it after being forced by the developer to beat it in easy mode on the first character.

    never again will i play an online only game, they just suck as bad as all console games. so easy a 4year old can beat it.
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    eijiyuki , August 7, 2012 9:44 PM
    They spent the past 2 weeks doing this stupid thing instead of fixing the game.
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    rantoc , August 8, 2012 1:19 AM
    frank_drebinPlaying on hell mode level 57 barbarian +45%magic find . still didn't find any legendary items... getting tired of it


    Inferno act tree with significant MF, no good drops with int on my wizard. I have a distinct feeling Blizzard don't want your class items to drop (int for wiz for instance) but rather force the player to enter the AH if they prefer to play solo.

    Would be intressting to know how much time the "top geared" players spent in the AH rather than playing the game...
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