Blizzard provides a
free game hosting service to everyone who owns a copy of Diablo,
Diablo II, and/or Diablo II: Lord of Destruction which
also serves as a chat utility and listing service. With Diablo
II, you'll have access to two different Battle.net services,
open and Realm (closed) games. Open games allow you to play your single
player character online with friends, however cheating may run rampant
due to the fact characters are saved on your computer. With Realm
games, Blizzard actually keeps your characters on their Battle.net
servers, which prevents cheating/hacking and gives everyone peace
of mind that their items may be unique.
How Diablo II Characters are Classified
In addition to the 7 character classes available in Diablo II and Lord of Destruction, there are four other ways in which characters are classified.
When the monumental Diablo II v1.10 patch was released, Blizzard introduced a Realm-only feature to the game, involving the only way to get a special unique charm. Find out how to activate the World Event and get that charm in this guide.
This section will help you understand the chat system and color codes in the Battle.net service.
Advanced Chat Commands
Interested in being a champion of the Battle.net system? Stop on by this section for a complete list of available commands on the Battle.net service.
Joining and Creating
Alright so you've logged onto the Battle.net, now you want to play. Drop on by this section for a quick tutorial on joining or creating games on the Battle.net Service.
Ladders are used on the Battle.net as a ranking system. Drop by this section for all the dirt on the Battle.net Ladder system.