Before you go ahead and pre-order Diablo 3 from Battle.net, did you know that you can get a digital download of this game at half the cost?
Battle.net currently are charging £49.99 GBP for Diablo 3. But you can pre-purchase a CD Key for Diablo 3 at CJS CD Keys for just £35.99.
You can pre-order Diablo 3 from them here:
Regarding region information, see here:
To sum up relative to regions:
- Diablo 3 is region free, you have a default region (based on your address) but it can be modified to play in another region (think D2).
- You can use every gold-ah
- You are restricted (locked) to a specific Real Money AH based on your address when you activate your game
- You may move region providing proof of habitation (not 100% sure).
Blizzard’s Region Locking Policy
Blizzard has implemented region locking in some of their games, most recently in Starcraft II. In that game, a player must register their game in one region, and thereafter can only play it in that region. It’s possible for a player to play in two different regions, for instance in the US and Europe, but he must register two copies of the game, one in each region.
Region locking is not planned in Diablo III, and players can connect to any region, from anywhere in the world, though characters are saved to the region they are created on, and can not be transferred.
One element of Diablo III that is region locked is the auction house. Players can post or buy items in auction in each region in which they have a character, but characters and items can not be transferred between regions, and the Real Money Auction House account will be tied to each region. So if a player sells items for real money on the European Realm, they could not transfer that money to their US Region account.
This will create numerous complications for players who wish to cash out their Bobby Bucks in a region other than their own, as exchange rates and international transfer fees would likely take a large bite out of their profit.
Full details on how this system will work have not yet been released.