"millions of heroes" that have been created during that time. We're all getting an Anniversary Buff.
Logging into between now and May 21st will see a 25% boost to Magic Find and +EXP stats. It will stack with similar buff boosts you may already have equipped. "Happy demon-hunting, Nephalem."
The experience boost will stack "multiplicatively", says Blizzard while Magic Find "will stack above the 300% cap!" It really has been a year since Diablo III switched on.
"One year ago today, the gates of the Burning Hells opened and Diablo III was unleashed onto the world. Since then, millions of heroes have been created, billions of hours have been spent in games, and trillions of demons have been slaughtered without mercy," Blizzard's Battle.net update.
"We've grown and improved a lot since release, both as a game team and as a community, and thanks to your feedback, passion, and unquenchable bloodlust, we expect the next year to be even more epic."
"To celebrate this milestone and the community that made it possible, we're giving away free buffs!" they add. "Players who log in to defend Sanctuary between May 15 and May 21 will receive a 25% boost to their Magic Find and +EXP stats."
"The buff is only available while logged in to the game, but it will apply to all characters as well as stack with other similar bonuses -- the +EXP bonus will stack multiplicatively and the Magic Find bonus will stack above the 300% cap!"
Be sure to raid Sanctuary between now and early next week if you want some extra l33t loot.