Diablo® III

Nobody in Chat Rooms?

The chat rooms are basically empty. I was in a channel with only 21 people, so I logged off and back on to get my usual 90+ people in chat. This time I got 10 people, then 8, then 7. What gives ? Has the latest update caused this to happen ? Is it on purpose ?
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07/16/2013 11:55 PMPosted by Didact
What gives ? Has the latest update caused this to happen ? Is it on purpose ?


you are changing chat rooms.
no.
yes.

i hope this has answered all your questions.
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07/17/2013 09:21 AMPosted by Morogoth
i hope this has answered all your questions.


I don't agree w/ your answer...

It seems Blizzard has purposefully changed the chat channel distribution so there is even less people in each chat channel. I'm not the only one who has noticed this as there are at least 2 other posts concerning it in General Discussion...
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Didact,

Nothing has been done to change the distribution of people in channels. They hold up to 99 people each as always and you'll join a different one each time you come in or if you /leave one to /join another.

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Nothing has been done to change the distribution of people in channels. They hold up to 99 people each as always and you'll join a different one each time you come in or if you /leave one to /join another.


Well the current evidence indicates something has changed. There are at least 10 General Discussion posts on the topic.

I think more to the point is can we get it changed (back?) so there are more people in our chat rooms ?

I like helping others out and getting help from them but 14 people isn't a good distribution of people match up needs/skills, etc.

I.e. I might be able to find someone out of 90 that needs to kill Blarg the IMP, but it's highly unlikely I'll find one out of 14, etc.
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Well something is up, before the maintence I would join channels with 20 to 40 people now it's just 3 -6 people in each channel something is difentley different not that many people quit in 1 day...
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Didact ,

I just checked and admittedly, it looks kind of empty, not sure why. Nothing has been communicated to Tech Support regarding any changes to the channels though. I'll see if I find out what if anything has changed.

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There are a lot of posts about this in General so something did change in some way. Not sure what at this point. Thanks for looking into it Omrakos.
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People are checking for me now. If I get an update today, I'll let you know.

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Ok, the last update I'll have for today is that the devs have an idea about what's going on but need more time tomorrow to investigate it fully. It may turn out that it can't be fixed until the next maintenance though which would be next Tuesday.

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Thanks for looking into it.
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Glad that this has been noticed by others, was just thinking to myself that the chat was pretty empty.
In my game right now General has 4 people and Trade has only 1, me.
Relogging to get a refresh just yields similar numbers again.
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It would seem they've decided to use http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499700197 as the post to respond to, instead of this one here in tech support...
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07/18/2013 10:18 PMPosted by Didact
It would seem they've decided to use http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/9499700197 as the post to respond to, instead of this one here in tech support...


thats typical.
they pretty much only pay attention to general chat anyway. the class, trade, hardcore, and website forums pretty much go without any kind of blue around.
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They obviously should have updated this post and redirected all the whiners and trolls to look here for more information and let them continue to troll and whine on the other thread... oh well...
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Is it expected to be fixed by maintenance tomorrow?
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IS TODAY'S maintenance EXPECTED to fix it?
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07/23/2013 09:18 AMPosted by Didact
IS TODAY'S maintenance EXPECTED to fix it?


i wouldnt hold out too much hope of that.
there hasnt been a patch for a while, besides they would announce a patch.
the last hotfix was a month ago and barely had anything on it.

still soo many bugs around they could easily hotfix...

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/10314419/diablo-iii-hotfixes-june-updated-625-6-25-2013#best
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07/23/2013 09:28 AMPosted by Morogoth
there hasnt been a patch for a while, besides they would announce a patch.


Apparently, according to posts in the OTHER thread (they obviously should have updated the TECH SUPPORT post), it was a result of adding load balancing HARDWARE. So it probably won't be fixed by a patch. What will most likely happen is we won't get an update until it's fixed, at which will simply say "We fixed it" and this post will be locked.
Edited by Didact#1400 on 7/23/2013 10:21 AM PDT
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