I am sure most Diablo III gamers would have read about how the Korean government (FTC, Fair Trade Commission to be exact) stormed Blizzard’s Korean office after receiving many complains from the public about the Diablo III’s less than satisfactory service in the launching month and refusal to issue refunds. According to foreign reports, Blizzard Korea has since been fined a grand total of 8 million… Korean Won, which is about USD 7,000.
This is the first time the Korean government has ever “slammed” a foreign company operating in the country with this type of fine (under the electronic trade law). For Diablo III’s first week in Korea, the authorities received 524 complaints, which stood over 60% of the total received for other product complaints. Since mid June, Blizzard has responded with a new refund scheme (link).