Diablo III has been out for half a month and the development team at Blizzard has offered the player base a small sample of the information it has gathered on playing habits and will now use to balance the game and design new content.
The stats released by Blizzard show that the average player of Diablo III
has created 3 characters, suggesting that most fans are planning to go through the game multiple times and see how the various class skills affect the experience.
The developer also says that 80 percent of characters are between level 1 and 30 at the moment and that just 1.9% of those playing have managed to unlock the Inferno level of difficulty, where some say that Diablo III experience shows its true nature.
A female character has been preferred by 54 percent of those who are playing on Hardcore and the Normal difficulty for the first Act of Diablo III has so far generated most deaths in the mode.
Level 60 characters are currently very diverse, with the most common build accounting for just 0.7% of the number of overall players at that level.
also listed the most used runes for the level 60 of each class:
Barbarian - Best Served Cold
Demon Hunter - Lingering Fog
Wizard - Mirror Skin
Monk - Peaceful Repose
Witch Doctor - Numbing Dart.
The official statement from Blizzard says that, “As with any new game, gameplay issues are inevitable, and we hear a lot of feedback regarding what‘s balanced, what’s not, and everything else in between.”
Diablo III has become the most successful PC-based video game release in the history of gaming, moving more than 6.3 copies to gamers in just the first week.
Blizzard has plans to launch a major update as soon as next week and then continue with a constant pace of game updates.