As we’d told you in the past, the powers that be behind Diablo III want to focus on the title’s interactive qualities, thus the controversial requirement to stay online every time you play. Well, Blizzard has launched another interactive feature of sorts, Character Profiles. Players can now log on to Battle.net to view and manage their characters, among other things which we’ll be talking about below.
As of yesterday, the Profiles feature was all good and ready to go. In order to gain access, you would first have to go to the upper right-hand portion of the Battle.net site to login, select your Diablo III BattleTag, then select View Profile afterwards. According to Battle.net, there are three main functions of Character Profiles – it would allow you to view the skills, statistics and equipment of your heroes (the Heroes tab), keep tabs on how you’re doing in the game (the Career tab) and compare characters with your Diablo III-playing friends (the Friends tab). And there may be more to come in the future for Career Profiles.
Blizzard appears to be quite high on Profiles – towards the end of their introduction to the feature, the company’s web team hinted at what the future holds. “We plan to add even more functionality to them as Diablo III evolves, including detailed statistics and tabs for achievements and artisans,” said the blog post.
This actually seems like one of Blizzard’s better D3-related ideas, as it gives players full control over the management of their characters’ profiles. It can be a great way to check out what other players are up to, and let’s admit it, it could be fun for a group of friends to review each other’s heroes, see what skills need to be worked on and even see who gets to Level 60 before the others. We hope Character Profiles lives up to its potential, though once again, it wouldn’t hurt to see the “always online” requirement done away with. (Wishful thinking on our part.)