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Blizzard now lets you look at yours and other people's Diablo III characters online

by: John -
More On: Diablo III
Yes, I'm still playing Diablo III and yes, I'm still having fun with it despite some of the things Blizzard has done. My co-workers and I talk a lot about the game at work and I thought a while ago, it would be nice to just show them my character and what they got instead of explaining some of the items and skills I am using.

Now you can as Blizzard has put out profiles that are accessible via Battle.net. You can send links to your profile to your friends and have them check your progress, gear, stats, and skills. It's a great way to quickly show your friends what your build is and maybe get suggestions on how you can do better.

About the only thing I wished they did was include what's in your stash as there sometimes might be items in there that your friends could use and it would be a good way to show them the item. But, what Blizzard has provided so far is pretty good and I was using it today to show my co-workers what I and my friends' characters are all about.

Hero profiles are now available and ready for action!

Players can log in with their Battle.net account (look for the login box in the upper-right hand corner of your screen) to access hero profiles from any page on the Diablo III community site. Profiles give you the power to:

-          Track your game progress. How many acts have you cleared? What bosses have you shredded in each difficulty? How far have you leveled up your hardcore and normal artisans? Find out in the career tab. You can also check your play time (by class) throughout your entire Diablo III career, and learn how many monsters and elites you’ve slain.

-          View your heroes’ gear, stats, and skills. How high have you raised your characters’ attributes? What are they wielding in each slot? What are your most prominent gear bonuses? What skills comprise their current build? Nuance awaits you in the heroes tab.

-          Share with your BattleTag friends. The friends tab lets you check out your BattleTag friends’ characters, so that you can quickly compare notes on gear, skill & rune choices, and everything in between.

The profiles allow easy sharing, comparing, and refining of heroes as players pursue monster-slaying mastery. We plan to add even more functionality to them as Diablo III evolves, including detailed statistics and tabs for achievements and artisans.