Diablo III Global Play: Taking the Fight Around the World
So what’s better than fighting the hoards of hell in Diablo III with friends? Fighting the hoards of hell with people in other regions of the world, right!
Yes, Blizzard has introduced us to Global Play. Players play with characters in their home region (determined by where you live), Global Play gives the ability for players to switch regions through the options menu before or after logging in.
Just keep in mind that characters, items, and friends lists do not transfer. So switching regions means you will need to start over in that region. As for the auction house, you will be placed in a gold-based auction so players from other regions cannot buy or sell in the real-money auction house.
Servers are broken down into regions like this: The Americas grouping US, Latin America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia. Europe contains Eastern Europe, Russia, Africa, Middle East countries such as Israel and United Arab Emirates. Finally, Asia, which contains South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
So no longer are you alone in the blight against the hoards of hell. Be sure you preorder Diablo III which comes out in just a few weeks on May 15.