If you are experiencing an error 3007 / 316704 while playing or attempting to log into Diablo 3, or you’re randomly getting disconnected or booted from a game, you’re not alone.
For whatever reason, upon the release of Diablo 3, Blizzard was unable to meet the demand of so many excited users attempting to log in. While some hiccups are understandable, the 3007 error and disconnects even three days post launch are quite unacceptable. Some people are blaming particular individuals for “spamming” the servers on purpose in order to screw them up for players. Others say Blizzard wasn’t prepared for the amount of people.
It’s my guess that its a bit of a combination of both. I’m sure there are some spammers out there that Blizzard didn’t really anticipate. When questioned about the Diablo 3 error 3007 and disconnects, Blizzard doesn’t lay any mention to spammers but rather suggest you check your Internet connection. They believe the problem probably lies in network/ISP/router issues. That’s good and all (not really) but many of us are not having any problem with our connections. The problem is with the servers.
Fortunately, Blizzard has at the very least, issued a few statements apologizing for the inconvenience and offering their somewhat encouraging words that they are diligently working on a solution.
Here are a few tips that I’ve found can be helpful if you’re getting disconnected and experiencing the 3007, 3003 or 316704 error:
- Disable your Windows firewall on your computer. This can create connection problems.
- Join the general chat at the main menu while you play.
- Plug the LAN cable directly into your computer instead of relying on wireless connection.
- Try a DNS flush and forward your port numbers to Blizzard.
Besides those tips, we are basically at the mercy of Blizzard servers while we wait for them to figure it out. Try not to get too upset and just be aware that all of us are suffering (except those that are already in Inferno? WTF?).
I’ve actually been making good use of time by reading my Inferno Codex Diablo 3 Strategy Guide. Its a really good resource of information. I’ve been impressed with how much is in the guide considering the game has only been out for a couple days and there has been so many connectivity problems. Fortunately, the guide is guaranteed to be updated for as long as the game is around, so I don’t have to worry about it becoming outdated! I’m looking forward to more information on PvP when that comes out in a few days!
You can check out the guide here. Make sure to tell me what you think!