It's flown by, but believe it or not, Diablo III
is a year old today! Blizzard Community Manager Lylirra has put together a special message on the Diablo
forums about the special buff you can get in return for simply logging in to defend Sanctuary.
One year ago today, the gates of the Burning Hells opened and Diablo III was unleashed onto the world. Since then, millions of heroes have been created, billions of hours have been spent in games, and trillions of demons have been slaughtered without mercy. We've grown and improved a lot since release, both as a game team and as a community, and thanks to your feedback, passion, and unquenchable bloodlust, we expect the next year to be even more epic.
To celebrate this milestone and the community that made it possible, we're giving away free buffs! (Who doesn't like free buffs?) Players who log in to defend Sanctuary between May 15 and May 21 will receive a 25% boost to their Magic Find and +EXP stats. The buff is only available while logged in to the game, but it will apply to all characters as well as stack with other similar bonuses -- the +EXP bonus will stack multiplicatively and the Magic Find bonus will stack above the 300% cap!
This is somewhat similar to the buffs
players can receive when it's WoW
's birthday, so Diablo III
fans can probably expect it to return every year. Happy birthday, Diablo