IGN wrote:As of patch 1.0.3, when purchasing a digital version of Diablo III through the online store or your Battle.net Account, players are restricted to the Starter Edition for the first 72 hours (sometimes less). Players on Starter Editions have the following restrictions:
Act I up to the Skeleton King is available
Level 13 cap
Matchmaking available only with other Starter Edition players
No Auction House access (Real Money or Gold)
Global Play is not available. Players attempting to connect to Diablo III Starter Edition in a region other than their Battle.net Account's home region will receive Error 12. See the Global Play support article for more information.
I haven't been a PC gamer for some time, but this is enough to make any gamer spit in disgust. Publishers nowadays want everything to go digital, yet if you buy Diablo 3 online, then you get f***ed out of playing it for 3 days? People shell out $60 and get this? And you thought EA was evil.