Blizzard to Implement “Character Profiles” Soon

Social stat-tracking sites are becoming the next big thing nowadays. While it’s usually reserved for big multiplayer-centric shooters, ie: Call of Duty Elite and Battlefield 3’s Battlelog, it seems Blizzard is jumping onto the bandwagon with “Character Profiles” for Diablo III.

Players will be able to keep tabs on how many enemies they’ve slain, loot you’ve collected and more. Oh, and this applies to your friends, too! Yep, you’ll be able to compare your stats among your friends and isn’t that the whole point of all this?

The first profile release will see the following implemented:

  • career tab that displays all of your heroes, how far you’ve progressed in the Diablo III campaign, how many foes you’ve slain, the names and playtimes of your fallen Hardcore heroes, and more.
  • heroes tab that shows off your equipment (including dyes, socketed gems, all equipment bonuses, etc.), your attributes and skills, the skills and equipment of your Followers, and more.

While Blizzard states that this is but many of the game’s features, they didn’t set a timetable on its availability other than saying it will be out “soon” after the game’s release. Well, the game’s going to be out later tonight so best they get a move on, no?

Aside from this, Blizzard is also planning on showing off players’ “artisans and achievements,” which should boost your Diablo 3 ego when you see you’re better than your friends.

Is this even necessary or will you constantly be playing Diablo III to even care?