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Lexa Hellfury
May 10 2011, 04:01:07 AM
If anyone wants anything edited into the OP, shoot me a PM.

Leboe
May 10 2011, 05:28:51 AM
http://asset.soup.io/asset/1522/9119_631e.gif

RazoR
May 10 2011, 11:13:08 AM
http://asset.soup.io/asset/1522/9119_631e.gifIs that blizzard announcing Diablo 3?

SRS Tali
May 10 2011, 11:32:22 AM
http://asset.soup.io/asset/1522/9119_631e.gifIs that blizzard announcing Diablo 3?

The 3rd quarter reference in the earning's call today was a calendar quarter, meaning that we're aiming to launch the Diablo III beta between July 1st and September 30th. Keep in mind that it's our current goal, and of course that can change as development continues.

Rudolf Miller
May 10 2011, 01:28:52 PM
intrigued and i cant help it

Vax
May 10 2011, 02:13:43 PM
http://images.ukcs.net/13694/motherofgod.jpg

holy fucking shit this game will be so epic.

mid/late december 2011 release c/d?

Rosur
May 10 2011, 02:16:05 PM
http://images.ukcs.net/13694/motherofgod.jpg

holy fucking shit this game will be so epic.

mid/late december 2011 release c/d?

would be awesome but reckon early 2012 release.

Melichor
May 10 2011, 02:55:07 PM
I'm guessing since it is Blizzard they are going to say 12, but really mean 14....Blizzard is one of those companies that can release when they want because people know that they won't release an unfinished game...unless that reputation no longer applies to them.

stoat
May 10 2011, 03:28:17 PM
Honestly the diablo3 gameplay has already started looking a bit stale/dated.

STILL JIZZING THOUGH.

Rans
May 10 2011, 03:40:44 PM
Honestly the diablo3 gameplay has already started looking a bit stale/dated.

STILL JIZZING THOUGH.

McRoll
May 10 2011, 09:30:44 PM
It comes down to 2 things that keep such a game alive: character development and farming gear. If gear and all the possibilities to get/craft it is made so awesome as in D2, thats half of the deal already. Not so sure on character development though, they got rid of too many things for my taste. Also, lvl 60 cap, that means one of the motivations (leveling further and further close to 99) is gone already.

EntroX
May 10 2011, 10:00:19 PM
*meh* tbh

also, always been a fucking major supa dupa diablo fan, but diablo 3 just doesnt look right.

RoemySchneider
May 11 2011, 12:19:32 AM
It comes down to 2 things that keep such a game alive: character development and farming gear. If gear and all the possibilities to get/craft it is made so awesome as in D2, thats half of the deal already. Not so sure on character development though, they got rid of too many things for my taste. Also, lvl 60 cap, that means one of the motivations (leveling further and further close to 99) is gone already.
where do i get such info to develop an opinion? all i remember watching was some preview ~2 years ago

edit: nvm.... going through that bnet forum now



also: sc2 expansions first plz - it lacks diversity badly and plays like just another C&C clone

Trindermon
May 11 2011, 03:32:49 PM
This news makes me really wet... happy about it muchly, AND torchlight 2 to keep me entertained soon as well ;-) YAYA.

to be honest games like this make me smile specially with mates.

McRoll
May 11 2011, 07:59:40 PM
where do i get such info to develop an opinion? all i remember watching was some preview ~2 years ago

edit: nvm.... going through that bnet forum now



also: sc2 expansions first plz - it lacks diversity badly and plays like just another C&C clone

Yeah thats why I'm worried. Bought SC2 and had fun with it but it became boring really really quickly, didnt expect that. Not from Blizzard anyway. In retrospect I must say its nothing special at all, a well "rounded" game but nothing extraordinary and lives to a great portion from its name. Some strategy games like Homeworld2 and Supreme Commander I return back to again and again but I doubt I will return to SC2.

And the devs who are working on D3 arent the same as the ones responsible for D2. I fear they gonna "casualize" that game to such an extent that it plays itself, its happened with WoW and its gonna happen with D3 as well because thats where the money is at- if the 12 year olds instantly grasp the game, instant gratification etc.

Jon.J
May 11 2011, 10:07:59 PM
I've got it pre-ordered. I loved D2, there is practically nothing that would stop me from at least trying D3.

RazoR
May 11 2011, 10:11:34 PM
I've got it pre-ordered. I loved D2, there is practically nothing that would stop me from at least trying D3.How about radial inventory?

Or is it a PC exclusive?

Tyrus Tenebros
May 11 2011, 11:43:24 PM
I've got it pre-ordered. I loved D2, there is practically nothing that would stop me from at least trying D3.How about radial inventory?

Or is it a PC exclusive?Has blizzard ever released anything for a console?

Devec
May 12 2011, 12:10:43 AM
[quote="Jon.J":3ohy4i3d]I've got it pre-ordered. I loved D2, there is practically nothing that would stop me from at least trying D3.How about radial inventory?

Or is it a PC exclusive?Has blizzard ever released anything for a console?[/quote:3ohy4i3d]

Not since 1994 on the good old snes.

Idk if I will like this, I loved diablo 2 but recently I've been distancing myself from grindy type games a lot.

RazoR
May 12 2011, 12:14:41 AM
[quote="Jon.J":yplqky87]I've got it pre-ordered. I loved D2, there is practically nothing that would stop me from at least trying D3.How about radial inventory?

Or is it a PC exclusive?Has blizzard ever released anything for a console?Not since 1994 on the good old snes.

Idk if I will like this, I loved diablo 2 but recently I've been distancing myself from grindy type games a lot.[/quote:yplqky87]HELL YEAH

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arian snow
May 12 2011, 12:51:38 AM
StarCraft Ghost was a console title

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allmost.

Looking forward to D3 it's gonna be a blast.

Melichor
May 12 2011, 02:42:30 AM
They also released "Starcraft 64", which was all sorts of lols

Spaztick
May 12 2011, 05:11:27 AM
Won't buy, sorry Blizzard, work Bobby Kotick's dick out of your mouth and we'll talk.

RoemySchneider
May 12 2011, 12:24:19 PM
where do i get such info to develop an opinion? all i remember watching was some preview ~2 years ago

edit: nvm.... going through that bnet forum now



also: sc2 expansions first plz - it lacks diversity badly and plays like just another C&C clone

Yeah thats why I'm worried. Bought SC2 and had fun with it but it became boring really really quickly, didnt expect that. Not from Blizzard anyway. In retrospect I must say its nothing special at all, a well "rounded" game but nothing extraordinary and lives to a great portion from its name. Some strategy games like Homeworld2 and Supreme Commander I return back to again and again but I doubt I will return to SC2.

And the devs who are working on D3 arent the same as the ones responsible for D2. I fear they gonna "casualize" that game to such an extent that it plays itself, its happened with WoW and its gonna happen with D3 as well because thats where the money is at- if the 12 year olds instantly grasp the game, instant gratification etc.

from what i read about game mechanics, that very much seems to be the case. not that there was all that much to grasp in D2 either :D but the skill tree isnt one, gems seem to be pretty much the only things that go in sockets, stats/attributes are up'ed automatically (!) and although hirelings could be a PITA, toning them down is not the way to go :slaver:

and for some reason, i don't get the feeling of mass destruction from their videos either - looks more like a 'proper' rpg with a few more monsters rather than the hack'n'slay gorefest i want it to be...

however, i still cling to the idea that bliz games only reach epic status with their expansions *fingers crossed*
hence my demand to expand sc2 first and confirm this theory ^^

Xi Tzu
May 12 2011, 12:51:43 PM
the original diablo was also released on ps1

tbh had the released this 1 maybe 2 years ago i would have been jumping up and down to get it... now im sorta meh... will still prob buy it, but i have doubts it will live up to the hype/expectations.

McRoll
May 12 2011, 01:03:09 PM
A big "+" for me is that they introduced arena and group PvP. In D2, once you have played through Hell on hardcore and visited Ubertristram, there was no challenge left and no motivation to play further. If PvP is involved, you always tweak on little things to get that extra % of damage or HP.

Also, I hope that there are certain builds that allow you to build your char around a specific item to increase the performance. I recall my poison & bone necro in D2 that was built around a special socketed staff that had + 3 to bonespear and + revive and aging. I could pump all my points into damage skills while still having the possibility to revive creeps and to curse them without having spent a single point into it. If stuff like this is still possible and I get enough skill and trait combinations to fiddle around to improve my char, I will overlook boring levels n quests n storylline and other shit.

Brisi
May 12 2011, 01:20:21 PM
A big "+" for me is that they introduced arena and group PvP. In D2, once you have played through Hell on hardcore and visited Ubertristram, there was no challenge left and no motivation to play further. If PvP is involved, you always tweak on little things to get that extra % of damage or HP.

There was lots of pvp in D2, you just had to find the right people and the right 'leagues' to play with/in. But granted, actual arena mechanics will improve it a lot.

Personally looking forward to it a lot. Spent lots and lots of time on D2, and probably will on this as well.

Grarr Dexx
May 12 2011, 04:55:12 PM
Level 60 cap? That's bullshit and you know they're just going to milk it for expansions to raise the cap. LoD was a great addition to D2 and it didn't have to go any further than that.

Nooby
May 12 2011, 05:20:16 PM
stats/attributes are up'ed automatically (!)


Eh, what? :o

Brisi
May 12 2011, 10:52:15 PM
stats/attributes are up'ed automatically (!)


Eh, what? :o

WTF! Well there goes a whole lot of customization down the drain. I mean, my favourite character in D2 was my Titan barb with all points in strength and insane dmg/life leach keeping me alive. Might not be the best idea, but it was fun as hell.

Sigh. Disappointing.

RoemySchneider
May 12 2011, 11:49:23 PM
exactly... i remember trying a melee sorceress with the 'first' cold armor (because it didnt slow but truly froze) and that fire skill that added dmg to weapons - and ofc static. then i looked for a crystal sword iirc as it was the fastest and allowed for some runeword that gave 'foreign' classes some paladin-multi-hit skill [sry... it's all been a while...]
not that it worked in hell against some dual-immunities but the lolwut made it worth every rune&charm.
or the singing barb, with (almost) nothing but warcries....
i just don't see that happening a lot now.

disclaimer: yesyes ofc it's too early to tell . but (the implied lack of) these things simply keep me from getting hyped about the successor of a very fine game. sometimes i want to do something stupid -.-

Vax
May 13 2011, 07:32:15 AM
stats/attributes are up'ed automatically (!)


Eh, what?

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DAN13L
May 13 2011, 07:47:26 AM
Ah, diablo... :companioncube: The only true love of my life.
I've played it online for around 6 years, of which 3 years with a group of people. We were actually pretty awesome :) We could make a lvl 90 char in 4 hours, classic rush + diablo runs till lvl 25, then uber tristram till lvl 90.
I remember standing in uber tristram being lvl 25, 3 hammeradins were constantly spamming hammers and one person triggered Uber Mephisto into spawning creatures on top of the hammeradins... Good old times :)

I think I'll love D3, at the very least, I'll give it more then enough time to prove itself.

Also: Lightning sorceress with 52k lightning damage and 165 faster cast rate FTW 8-) That thing raped litteraly everything :)

McRoll
May 13 2011, 10:05:30 AM
They stated that they want to introduce "traits" that are supposed to substitute the attributes. Some sorts of passive and active bonuses or properties. They are supposed to be very different and in a limited amount so you can customize your char via those traits instead of attribute points.

On the other hand they stated that they want to limit the amount of active skills to 5 or something like that. Probably because the casuals are overwhelmed with more than 5 buttons to mash :psyduck:

I cant provide the source, read it somewhere on http://www.diablo-3.net/

Dont know what to make out of it yet but beta is supposed to start between july and september so they wont change that much game mechanics anymore.

Brisi
May 13 2011, 10:32:45 AM
On the other hand they stated that they want to limit the amount of active skills to 5 or something like that. Probably because the casuals are overwhelmed with more than 5 buttons to mash :psyduck:

Getting mad if that's true.

Nooby
May 13 2011, 10:50:16 AM
Extreme streamlining, yo.

I think D2 was a good example of 'easy to get into, difficult to master', but now they seem to dumb down D3 a bit too much.

RoemySchneider
May 13 2011, 12:56:12 PM
On the other hand they stated that they want to limit the amount of active skills to 5 or something like that. Probably because the casuals are overwhelmed with more than 5 buttons to mash :psyduck:

Getting mad if that's true.
ah by that he means button 1-5 can be bound to an active skill as screenshots would indicate - not "only 5 active skills in a skill tree"

McRoll
May 13 2011, 01:50:20 PM
Yeah but its nearly the same because you cannot use more than 5 at the same time via shortkeys or have to replace one skill with another in the skill bar. I doubt you can have 2 different skillbars you can switch between like in WoW or they wouldnt have made that limitation in the first place (?)

Can you bind more skills to other buttons? Im unsure and cannot find anymore where I read that.

Redclaws
May 13 2011, 02:00:01 PM
I too fear that Diablo 3 will not be able to match Diablo 2 because of all the "kiddy changes"

The no-potions thing is also weird...

RoemySchneider
May 13 2011, 03:27:53 PM
hummm i'm having more trouble grasping the thing about how there's no attack rating anymore, just a flat 5% chance to miss - and defense only reduces dmg, probably in some warcraft3 manner or something

Nicho Void
May 13 2011, 04:45:19 PM
WTF! Well there goes a whole lot of customization down the drain. I mean, my favourite character in D2 was my Titan barb with all points in strength and insane dmg/life leach keeping me alive. Might not be the best idea, but it was fun as hell.

Sigh. Disappointing.


I think D2 was a good example of 'easy to get into, difficult to master', but now they seem to dumb down D3 a bit too much.


I too fear that Diablo 3 will not be able to match Diablo 2 because of all the "kiddy changes"

I don't know what D2 you guys played, but the one I was addicted to was simple as hell. This hurf blurf about D3 being dumbed down is silly. The "customizations" you fondly remember were more a matter of grinding endless Baal runs for better gear, or trading duped stone of jordans for upgrades, than any minor tweaks you may have made in your tree. This game practically defined the term grind. I mean jesus, they had a class that literally had to do nothing but lay traps and stand to the side while they rapetrained everything.

Take a deep breath. Relax. You'll play it and you'll enjoy it.

Brisi
May 13 2011, 05:35:22 PM
I'm not saying it wasn't simple or grindy as fuck. I'm just saying that having the option to make a barb with fuckall health that raped through lifeleach alone in one I'd like to have in D3 as well. It adds to replayability as well, since it wasn't just skill-trees that differed between your various characters.

And I see no reason why they can't just stats as they were and then add an optional auto-thingie that you could turn on and off.

McRoll
May 13 2011, 07:15:03 PM
It depends, everybody can play it with his left toe, but to create a perfect character, there was a bit more to it than just grinding and buttonmashing. I expect from them to create an easy to play game so the casuals are satisfied but to add endgame stuff like Ubertrist or other endgame challenges where you need a very well thought out char. I hated the endless Baal runs as well so I hope they learned from that and provide more interesting stuff.

kyrieee
May 13 2011, 09:35:03 PM
Just chiming in to say that they did put out StarCraft for the N64.
D3 though, I dunno, the only reason I'm excited about it is because of D2, not because of anything they've shown. It started off on a bad note with the "wow gayness" thing and it didn't get better with no world PvP, no health potions and possibly even no TPs.

Aea
May 13 2011, 10:31:21 PM
Just chiming in to say that they did put out StarCraft for the N64.
D3 though, I dunno, the only reason I'm excited about it is because of D2, not because of anything they've shown. It started off on a bad note with the "wow gayness" thing and it didn't get better with no world PvP, no health potions and possibly even no TPs.

Potions _never_ made any sense in games like this. Because my character shouldn't be able to down multiple liters of magic elixir as fast as I can press buttons on my keyboard.

rojomojo915
July 11 2011, 12:00:50 PM
This (http://www.diablo3beta.co/) was posted the last week of June. August 1st seems to be the start date for the beta.

DAN13L
July 11 2011, 12:06:33 PM
I would love to be in D3 Beta, not as much because of what they have shown D3 is going to be, but because of how awesome D2 was. I just hope they can make it just as epic and addictive as D2. Played D2 online for around 6 years and can't wait for D3.
However, even after D3 has been launched and I will check it out, I will always remain playing D2 (with a mod on our private server with some friends atm) as well, just because of the sheer awesomeness of it.

rojomojo915
July 11 2011, 12:11:27 PM
Yea, it would be sweet if a couple of us could get a beta key for this, I know I will be looking around for one.

Spaztick
July 11 2011, 01:09:02 PM
I TOLD YOU BRO.

I TOLD YOU ABOUT THE BETA BRO.

IT KEEPS HAPPENING.

rojomojo915
July 11 2011, 01:19:18 PM
I TOLD YOU BRO.

I TOLD YOU ABOUT THE BETA BRO.

IT KEEPS HAPPENING.

Did I miss something? From what they have posted so far it seems they are right on pace.

mira o'karr
July 11 2011, 01:23:14 PM
i never get into betas :(

Vax
July 11 2011, 01:25:40 PM
i never get into betas :(

rojomojo915
July 11 2011, 01:29:05 PM
So I was just do a little browsing on the blizzard site, and one of the positions open on the Diablo III team is PS 3 Specialist. Are they making a console version of this?

omeg
July 11 2011, 04:07:28 PM
Got into sc2 beta so that probably exhausted my luck. :(

Grarr Dexx
July 11 2011, 04:36:46 PM
I'm guessing since it is Blizzard they are going to say 12, but really mean 14....Blizzard is one of those companies that can release when they want because people know that they won't release an unfinished game...unless that reputation no longer applies to them.

Should see the amount of bugs in a new world of warcraft patch release.

Vax
July 31 2011, 08:35:59 PM
new rumors around the net say the closed beta will start after the gamescom which runs from 17.08-21.08. so probably 01.09.
also some chosen press agents have already visited to the diablo 3 HQ where they played the beta client.

Redclaws
August 1 2011, 09:29:21 AM
Diablo 3 just went RMT with a real money auction house.

They also got rid of skillpoints apparently... I don't think leveling up really allows you to put points into anything anymore. You just get to select 6 skills and 3 passives and thats it.

I'm really starting to lose the vibe for this game tbh...

Nooby
August 1 2011, 09:37:54 AM
Diablo 3 just went RMT with a real money auction house.

Did also got rid of skillpoints apparently... I don't think leveling up really allows you to put points into anything anymore. You just get to select 6 skills and 3 passives and thats it.

I'm really starting to lose the vibe for this game tbh...

QFT

D3 went from a must have to meh...

Tyrehl
August 1 2011, 10:01:07 AM
QFT

D3 went from a must have to meh...What, where o.O link?
This is terrible.

Warpath
August 1 2011, 10:03:45 AM
What, where o.O link?
This is terrible.

http://failheap-challenge.com/showthread.php?3171-Blizzard-introduces-real-currency-to-Diablo-III


for the rmt


some D3 interviews here as well

http://www.youtube.com/user/ForceSC2strategy

Trindermon
August 1 2011, 10:24:49 AM
I dont get the problem with RMT, its much like eve in a way, nothing that you pay real money for is from a shop, its a item that the game droped that someones chooses to put up on a AH for real money. There is also a gold only AH. to be honest, i look forward to paying for my wow sub selling stuff in d3 ;-) *(lol like i am going to grind enough for that)....

Id be interested to see if they limit how much RL cash you can put up on the AH.

McRoll
August 1 2011, 11:45:00 AM
Well the problem is that this auction stuff completely takes any kind of balance or competition out of the arena PvP which I looked forward to. Of course people would buy items from 3rd party sources to p0wn faces in arena, but not not all, as many are too lazy or too stupid to use 3rd party offers. With the new system its completely trivial and now really everyone whos gonna PvP will do it. I dont give a fuck about l33t kidz who need this to complete PvE mode or want to show off, but now I can forget PvP as Im not gonna buy the best stuff via RL money.

As always, after a short while the game will be flooded with bots so the prices for most items will probably be low so you can hope to purchase them via ingame gold (and renders every dream of earning some money casually while playing hopeless) but the specific items that are best for PvP will cost a huge amount. So either you grind your ass off to collect gold, which renders the casual concept of Diablo useless and turns it into work, or you have to cash.

Also, had to lol at the current talent changes. Now you cannot plan your character AT ALL, everything levels automatically and you can only customize your character by using different runes and equipment. I had fun in D2 by reading guides and extract the needed information to build my perfect char as I wanted him to be. Not thats gone as well, what the fuck is happening with new games nowadays.

Calgus
August 1 2011, 12:31:25 PM
Having to be constantly online to play, sigh...

No mods allowed, way to kill the community, guess the blizzard which allowed the free modding of their games which saw the rise of dota n such is gone : /

RMT, in order to compete you have to sink RL money into it, sure you might say hey you can allways get the stuff normally through game but you know drop rates are going to be so minimal that realistically if you wanted to compete you would have to drop some dough on pixels.

was a bit cautious about a post wow blizzard remaking DII, guess i'll just pirate it n play through single player a few times now



Also, had to lol at the current talent changes. Now you cannot plan your character AT ALL, everything levels automatically and you can only customize your character by using different runes and equipment. I had fun in D2 by reading guides and extract the needed information to build my perfect char as I wanted him to be. Not thats gone as well, what the fuck is happening with new games nowadays.

Dont worry maet you can allways buy those runes and equipment on the auction house and customize your character to perfection just how you like it :)

Shade Millith
August 1 2011, 01:00:03 PM
D3 is now a 'pirate to see if any good'

Bliz just doesn't seem to want my money these days

Brisi
August 1 2011, 01:29:07 PM
D3 is now a 'pirate to see if any good'

Bliz just doesn't seem to want my money these days

Gonna be hard to pirate when it's played exlusively on b.net now.

Regarding the rmt-thingie, I used to do all my trading on a forum anyway, so I kinda hope that the same people will just say fuck it and do a proper item-for-item trading system instead of this AH business.

Rhaegor Stormborn
August 1 2011, 01:40:57 PM
I played the shit out of Diablo 1 and 2. I am excited for this release.

Calgus
August 1 2011, 01:58:04 PM
Gonna be hard to pirate when it's played exlusively on b.net now.

Regarding the rmt-thingie, I used to do all my trading on a forum anyway, so I kinda hope that the same people will just say fuck it and do a proper item-for-item trading system instead of this AH business.

allways a way, hell for a long time I've played a pirate version Warcraft III on bored aussies a server which essentially replaces b.net.

Alistair
August 1 2011, 02:07:54 PM
Seems easy enough to ignore the RMT Trading option. And lol at PvP in Diablo tbh, for me it's a pure PvE loot-whoring-playing-with-friends game. I'll leave EVE and WoT for my PvP needs.

So bring it on.

Itiken
August 1 2011, 02:08:32 PM
heh bittervets gonna be bitter.


You may want to disregard this preview completely as it talks fairly positively about the game.
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-01-diablo-iii-beta-preview

Calgus
August 1 2011, 02:16:13 PM
fairly sure eurogamer has been established as a corporate mouthpiece /so bitter

Redclaws
August 1 2011, 02:17:04 PM
I'm gonna go try it before I buy it now... beta,demo or pirate but no way am I going to shell out 60$ blindly at an RPG where you can't configure your own char.

Shade Millith
August 1 2011, 02:20:05 PM
Gonna be hard to pirate when it's played exlusively on b.net now.

Regarding the rmt-thingie, I used to do all my trading on a forum anyway, so I kinda hope that the same people will just say fuck it and do a proper item-for-item trading system instead of this AH business.

Some bloke will find a way. It's going to be a massive release, so there's going to be a lot of smarty pants wanting to break it open.

TBH not sure if I'm even going to both pirating if it is available. Sounds like they're fucking the game system too much.

Man, today fucking SUCKS. First found out Bliz are fagging their game, then found out SOE is fagging Planetside 2

donjehova
August 1 2011, 02:29:41 PM
Some bloke will find a way. It's going to be a massive release, so there's going to be a lot of smarty pants wanting to break it open.

TBH not sure if I'm even going to both pirating if it is available. Sounds like they're fucking the game system too much.

Man, today fucking SUCKS. First found out Bliz are fagging their game, then found out SOE is fagging Planetside 2

This. The internetz will always find a way. Its only a matter of how long.

With RMT botting is gonna reach a whole new level. Ill even make one for shits and giggles.

Edit: Wow after reading half the preview, I can truly say "fuck you blizz". Taking the rpg out action rpg since 2012. Indie dev companies are the only one you can trust to not dumb shit down for the sake.

Itiken
August 1 2011, 02:39:20 PM
an RPG where you can't configure your own char

the amazing flexibility of the rune system by turning his wizard, normally the definition of a fragile 'glass cannon' caster, into a melee-focused battle mage - a build that took him a couple of hours to design ("it was a lot of fun") and for which he rejected another seven entirely viable skills. A ranged attack is transformed by a rune into orbiting armour. Other skills gain healing properties and reflective damage, have their delays removed, or leave crowd-controlling frost trails on the floor.

"One of the things we tried when we came up with each one of the classes is to come up with as many different alternate fantasies as we could think of for that class and then try to make sure that we accommodated those. We don't pretend to know all the variations... It's no mistake that there's a lot of options for making a battle mage with the wizard - it's because I think that's cool," Wilson says.

It's also a "highly inadvisable" way to play the class, he admits, but he's happy that playing Diablo doesn't have to be about 'theorycrafting', the obsessive fine-tuning of optimal character builds at the heart of World of Warcraft raiding culture. "One of the things I've always liked about Diablo is that, to a certain degree, the audience doesn't care as much about what's the best. They care a lot about what they want to make."

Never let facts get in the way of being bitter.

sokken
August 1 2011, 03:23:30 PM
Stunning graphics.
From the looks of it, proper diablo style fluid movement and skill use.
Tons of monsters to genocide with over the top abilities.
Sensory overload from said abilities.

And when im done i get to sell my (not shit) stuff for RL monies? Thanks!

While i will sortof miss the act of setting statpoints and skillpoints after a levelup, it really doesnt change gameplay much.

sokken
August 1 2011, 03:45:39 PM
Well the problem is that this auction stuff completely takes any kind of balance or competition out of the arena PvP which I looked forward to. Of course people would buy items from 3rd party sources to p0wn faces in arena, but not not all, as many are too lazy or too stupid to use 3rd party offers. With the new system its completely trivial and now really everyone whos gonna PvP will do it. I dont give a fuck about l33t kidz who need this to complete PvE mode or want to show off, but now I can forget PvP as Im not gonna buy the best stuff via RL money.

As always, after a short while the game will be flooded with bots so the prices for most items will probably be low so you can hope to purchase them via ingame gold (and renders every dream of earning some money casually while playing hopeless) but the specific items that are best for PvP will cost a huge amount. So either you grind your ass off to collect gold, which renders the casual concept of Diablo useless and turns it into work, or you have to cash.

Also, had to lol at the current talent changes. Now you cannot plan your character AT ALL, everything levels automatically and you can only customize your character by using different runes and equipment. I had fun in D2 by reading guides and extract the needed information to build my perfect char as I wanted him to be. Not thats gone as well, what the fuck is happening with new games nowadays.

Surely, easy access (auction house) to loot for everyone balances pvp, leveling the playing field, rather than unbalance it? >.> And dont tell me you 'now have to grind pve to be competetive', you already do this in d2 (or bot it lol). Btw, all that shiny stuff you find while pve'ing, but isnt usefull to you directly, you can now sell for monies to buy that damn item that never fucking drops. v0v

As for talent changes and extracting information; you do the exact same thing again, but with runes. Not sure how relevant to pvp, but now with all abilities as baseline, you wont immediatly know the exact talent build of your oponent after he uses his first spell, might make for some interesting surprises?

Trindermon
August 1 2011, 03:58:50 PM
And skill choice, 24 Skills per Class, 6 selectable (active) and 3 passives selectable (the passives are supposed to replace stats /whelp). to be honest i always thought that "skill selection" in diablo was a damp squib, there were only a few ways to sensibly setup a char.

As for PvP , its already been said that PvP is more of a pass time in D3, they arnt even trying to balance the game around it. (that was said by Jay Wilson Months ago). But in honest - what you are talking about would have happened anyhow. it really would, there are already deadicated websites for selling d2 equipment at fucking silly money cause people want that gear to be leat.

Interestingly you cant use it in hardcore mode.

Aramendel
August 1 2011, 04:20:02 PM
I think the real reason why they do not allow it there is that there *will* be someone with waaaaaay too much money who pimps up his char and goes on a killing spree.

Cerzi
August 1 2011, 04:24:40 PM
Honestly Rift proved that the freedom to respec whenever actually works well. For me, I'd rather have this new system OR the original D2 system, but not something in between where you can arbitrarily respec with the intention of rolling back mistakes, but which is abused by players. If it's gonna be abused, may as well turn that abuse into an actual gameplay element like Rift did.

It sounds like the runes will give you a huge amount of customization, like in that article he talks about turning a mage into a battle mage purely with runes. If that's the case, then I'm actually quite excited for this system. There's all the flexibility of being able to swap skills out to maximize your ability in different encounters (again, Rift showed this is actually interesting gameplay), yet there's also the more expensive, more committed customization to balance it. If it was trivial to get all the runes and swap them in and out of gear so that there was nothing even remotely unique or permanent about your character, i would definitely have a big problem with it.

Kalorn
August 1 2011, 04:32:53 PM
But in honest - what you are talking about would have happened anyhow. it really would, there are already deadicated websites for selling d2 equipment at fucking silly money cause people want that gear to be leat.

Pretty much, it's the implementation of a system that was always available - even back in Diablo 2, except it's a whole lot safer than buying off some random website and potentially getting scammed/keylogged.

Helicity
August 1 2011, 06:40:50 PM
ranked pvp + RMT pay2win + gear-based game mechanics = recipe for fail.

Dirk
August 1 2011, 07:06:42 PM
Desperately want d3 to be good, currently feeling very very sad :(

Lumy
August 1 2011, 07:31:27 PM
ranked pvp + RMT pay2win + gear-based game mechanics = recipe for fail.
OMG, it's almost like diablo 2, except for non-ranked pvp.
It has pvp, there are hundreds of sites you can buy stuff from for real monies, and has purely gear-based game mechanics. Recipe for fail indeed.

XenosisReaper
August 1 2011, 08:01:54 PM
As somebody who never played Diablo 2, just how hard was it to get the "top tier" gear?

Brisi
August 1 2011, 08:18:25 PM
As somebody who never played Diablo 2, just how hard was it to get the "top tier" gear?

Depended on just how much time you were willing to farm the same bosses over and over, in order to get gear you don't need to trade for gear you do need. Some people botted, some people farmed themselves, some people RMT'd.

Plus many of the best items for pvp and stuff would be rare/crafted items (as opposed to uniques which were for the most parts plentiful) where you had to spend ages crafting/farming hoping for a good roll at the RNG. Or if you didn't want to craft you could just farm other stuff and trade for the obscenely expensive few rare/crafted items with the 'perfect' combination of stats.

XenosisReaper
August 1 2011, 08:20:23 PM
I'm assuming you're talking in a purely multiplayer context, it couldn't be that hard to write an inventory editor for Diablo 2?

Lumy
August 1 2011, 08:24:17 PM
I'm assuming you're talking in a purely multiplayer context, it couldn't be that hard to write an inventory editor for Diablo 2?
Highest level runes were almost impossible to find. You could play for months without getting one.

Xiang Jiao
August 1 2011, 08:35:10 PM
Interestingly you cant use it in hardcore mode.

I am saddened that the RMT AH excludes hardcore mode. I was hoping for a vibrant Eve-style total hell loss PvP economy, where hardcore dungeon raiders could make some serious bank. That's how I played D2 after the first few months at least - there didn't seem to be any challenge in regular mode. I'm a little on the fence about this game at the moment.

Aramendel
August 1 2011, 08:41:52 PM
There will still be an AH in the hardcore more, just not a RMT. So nothing really stops you doing so - unless "making some serious bank" only counts when you can buy/sell them for real money.

Brisi
August 1 2011, 10:30:58 PM
I'm assuming you're talking in a purely multiplayer context, it couldn't be that hard to write an inventory editor for Diablo 2?

Of course. But most (all?) serious D2 pvp took place on the ladders on closed b.net (figured that was what you were asking about). In the public games on open b.net there were 'hacked' items galore and game-hacks all over, so not really counting that.

sand
August 2 2011, 02:45:29 AM
-Having to require a constant connection at all times to play, sucks
-Auction House where you can sell or buy loot for REAL cash? Awesome!
-No auction house for hardcore mode? WTF!

Diablo3 is such a love-hate relationship....

Vax
August 2 2011, 06:35:36 AM
-No auction house for hardcore mode? WTF!

wouldnt make much sense since you dont bot on hardcore duh

Gesadt
August 2 2011, 03:05:37 PM
Diablo 3: The GoldFarmening

Aramendel
August 2 2011, 04:26:49 PM
Actually this will make D3 likely a worse gold farmer market than it would be otherwise. Think of it as legalizing drugs, when everyone can do it profit margins pummel.

FatFreddy
August 2 2011, 04:57:59 PM
Torchlight 2 will make even more of a killing

Gesadt
August 2 2011, 05:09:01 PM
Actually this will make D3 likely a worse gold farmer market than it would be otherwise. Think of it as legalizing drugs, when everyone can do it profit margins pummel.

thats what i mean, when you legalize it, suddenly everyones a goldfarmer. just without the negative connotation

Cerzi
August 2 2011, 05:42:22 PM
Hardcore mode doesn't have any RMT right?

Hardcore mode crew reporting in

FatFreddy
August 2 2011, 05:51:38 PM
btw
what i always wanted to know

how was diablo 2 pvp? Just beat at each other and the first one who runs out of potion wins or was it actually a game of cunning finesse and great tactics? Also, how do it work with the instanced map system? Did you just meet to bash each other, or could you go out and look for people who are busy killing monsters? Full loot?

Cerzi
August 2 2011, 07:18:21 PM
You join a game, declare aggression towards someone (which makes a big announcement, lets you fight them, but prevents you using their town portals). If you kill them, you get some money off them. If it's hardcore, they die for good (iirc). Mostly, though, they'll just quit the game and rejoin another if they think you're serious.

FatFreddy
August 2 2011, 07:27:09 PM
So could you join any bnet session where people were online to kill someone? Or was there bear heaven as well?

Cerzi
August 2 2011, 08:19:40 PM
well it was your basic multiplayer lobby system, people could play on passworded games to play with friends in private. So I guess that was the trammel, but tbh I can barely remember anyone actually trying to pk in normal games.

Tyrehl
August 2 2011, 08:20:09 PM
So could you join any bnet session where people were online to kill someone? Or was there bear heaven as well?Passworded games "hurr durr next game is baalrun210, pwd same as before" etc. Everyone could jump in and find you (also hax) if he wants.

FatFreddy
August 2 2011, 08:21:39 PM
I see - thanks

Eard
August 2 2011, 08:47:41 PM
I think the main griefing was using bugs in hardcore mode to town kill people, etc, as it didn't really have a lasting effect in normal mode.

Xiang Jiao
August 3 2011, 05:52:19 AM
I think the main griefing was using bugs in hardcore mode to town kill people, etc, as it didn't really have a lasting effect in normal mode.

After switching to hardcore mode, I don't think I was ever confronted by a player killer, and they were fairly common in regular games. Of course, I stopped playing in 2002, so maybe I missed out on the whole hardcore griefing scene.

Marlona Sky
August 3 2011, 07:09:23 AM
I loved the guy that could summon the wolves and bear. I remember using the bear to tank Uber Diablo one time. Sadly, I was not fast enough to pick up that shiny that gave a +1 to all your abilities. :emo:

Tyrehl
August 3 2011, 11:51:26 AM
I loved the guy that could summon the wolves and bear. I remember using the bear to tank Uber Diablo one time. Sadly, I was not fast enough to pick up that shiny that gave a +1 to all your abilities. :emo:Lol a hammerdin with full rack of ***** healing potions (forgot the name of the best ones) could eat it alive. Not even that great gear :P damn i want to join this so much :(

Soo how is Uber diablo going to be summoned? Did entrox change aynthing there?




Edit: Welp wrong thread :psyduck:

Reimalken
August 3 2011, 12:19:57 PM
So dissapointed by aspects of this :/
Blizzard truly are trying to out-cunt folks like EA these days :(

Itiken
August 10 2011, 06:40:07 PM
This thread seems in need of a hug.

Offline single player has been announced, plus:
http://art.penny-arcade.com/photos/i-bMtwfTg/0/L/i-bMtwfTg-L.jpg

Rhaegor Stormborn
August 10 2011, 08:55:23 PM
Aha, so true.

XenosisReaper
August 10 2011, 09:47:33 PM
Buying it on launch day, not reading anything about it on the internet crew representin'

Cerzi
August 11 2011, 02:32:28 AM
Buying it on launch day, not reading anything about it on the internet crew representin'

RoemySchneider
August 11 2011, 04:31:31 AM
not buying it right off the bat as i, too, am doubting quite a few decisions and SC2 has proven this reservation to be justified.

bnet 2.0 is up for SC2 already; listen to the folks what's wrong with it. i'm still playing a friend's version and will delay my own purchase until there's a cheap bundle.
because letting a bunch of console programmers design the bnet interface for PC games was a terribad idea.

tournament audiences and lan party attendees have now experienced this no-LAN thingy on multiple occasions; "give it time... it's too early to tell" does not apply anymore - it simply diminishes the experience way too much to justify that concept.

Vax
August 11 2011, 06:53:24 AM
there's still hope for GW2.

(will probably still buy on launch day)

Navigator Six
August 11 2011, 06:55:19 AM
For those of you who got into the SC2 beta, what's the best way of going about it? Is your only option to register interest on your bnet account and pray, or is there some anecdotal evidence that playing games on bnet helps as well?

RoemySchneider
August 11 2011, 09:51:36 AM
For those of you who got into the SC2 beta, what's the best way of going about it? Is your only option to register interest on your bnet account and pray, or is there some anecdotal evidence that playing games on bnet helps as well?i did register a copy of SC1 and got in the next week or so, but in that very second wave, (tens of) thousands did. i hadn't played in a long time though.

i didn't have too l33t a rig to brag about either, which may or may not have been beneficial vOv sc2 worked quite well for its age.

i wouldn't be surprised if they preferred SC2 gamers though as they're already "used to" the bnet 2.0 bollox and less likely to spawn threadnaughts about it -.-

LoudSpeakly
August 11 2011, 11:11:16 AM
Somehow I missed Diablo and picked up the grindy hack/slash genre through Torchlight and Titan Quest. Anyone who's had a go at all three, would you recommend chasing D3?

I did enjoy the Torchlight and Titan Quest but, you know, hours in the day etc...

Navigator Six
August 11 2011, 12:19:23 PM
I really like D2, and Titan Quest is just superb (though I never tried multiplayer). I really didn't go for Torchlight; it felt very same-y and too much grind over substance. If D3 is half as good as D2 it should be a shoo-in, but we'll see. I'll probably get it when it comes out.

Itiken
August 11 2011, 12:48:42 PM
@LoudSpeaky - Definitely.

Alistair
August 11 2011, 02:53:11 PM
Buying it on launch day, not reading anything about it on the internet crew representin'

Yep. Their Diablo Products have earned my buyign trust tbh.

Wrack
August 11 2011, 03:35:48 PM
Having a shitty computer—or saying you do—probably helps get into betas. They need a wide cross-section of hardware testing the game, and people who register for betas generally have better hardware than people who buy games in general. (Rampant speculation in this post)

Marlona Sky
August 11 2011, 04:30:53 PM
Wish it was out already. :emo:

FatFreddy
August 11 2011, 05:56:43 PM
Having a shitty computer—or saying you do—probably helps get into betas. They need a wide cross-section of hardware testing the game, and people who register for betas generally have better hardware than people who buy games in general. (Rampant speculation in this post)

Then I should have gotten into every beta I applied for

XenosisReaper
August 11 2011, 06:39:26 PM
Eh, I got into the BF3 alpha with a £2k gaming rig, so -welp-

McRoll
September 7 2011, 03:44:01 PM
Necroing this because some things start to progress finally, you can already download the beta client but not play it, as the keys haven't been sent out yet. Probably in the next days/week though. There are also infos about item types, monsters and other stuff published already and you can see some beta livestreams.

http://www.diablo-3.net/

Devec
September 7 2011, 04:10:31 PM
But it's okay you can get a beta invite just by replying to this mail I received in my spam folder!


Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to go through the opt-in process.

To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.

* Name:
* Battle.account name:
* Password:
* Country:
* E-mail Address:

Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!

XenosisReaper
September 7 2011, 04:23:52 PM
But it's okay you can get a beta invite just by replying to this mail I received in my spam folder!

http://www.threadbombing.com/data/media/4/semslegit.jpg

Vax
September 8 2011, 08:23:49 AM
you can already download the beta client but not play it, as the keys haven't been sent out yet.

gogo private server h4x0rZ!!!!11

well to sign up for the closed beta you need to have a blizzard game activated on your bnet account. which kinda sucks cus i dont have. fucking money whoring bitches. so close to just buying d2 for 10 bucks to have a (MINIMAL) chance to get into the d3 CB ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffFFFFff

Durzel
September 8 2011, 02:20:03 PM
How can you not have an ancient copy of Diablo or something lying about if you're looking to get into this one?

Vax
September 12 2011, 11:40:20 AM
http://d3frenzy.com/diablo3news/diablo-3-beta-live-stream-list/

just in case someone hasnt watched the shit out of those already. i personally did. and i like what i saw. will probably play if it arrives earlier than GW2.

EntroX
September 12 2011, 02:14:29 PM
i just got word from one of my sneaky friends and the D3 private server project is running on full engine :V

Eard
September 12 2011, 03:08:09 PM
eta til you replace D2 server with D3? :lol:

Vax
September 12 2011, 03:22:18 PM
i just got word from one of my sneaky friends and the D3 private server project is running on full engine :V

not so sneaky friends are not so sneaky tbqfh

https://twitter.com/#!/diablo3dev
http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/kajvu/diablo_3_beta_server_emulation_project_details_in/

http://i.imgur.com/5HC3f.jpg

Frug
September 12 2011, 03:51:31 PM
Someone with some comp sci and gaming knowledge needs to clue me in as to how it's possible for someone to emulate a server to any reasonable degree and how this got done so fast.

Also on topic: it is disturbing and ironic that one of the reasons I want to play d3 is that I could sell my crap for money when I'm done.

Skeptic
September 12 2011, 03:57:11 PM
Watching a few feeds and gameplay vids cant help but feel it already seems quite dated visually before its even released. By its nature its about the button mashing arcade gameplay but still think they have spent way to long procrastinating on this.

Vax
September 12 2011, 04:08:43 PM
Someone with some comp sci and gaming knowledge needs to clue me in as to how it's possible for someone to emulate a server to any reasonable degree and how this got done so fast.

basically: skill and and a fuckton of knowledge. the hardest part is decrypting the packets really. but often beta clients dont have the encryption buildin yet. and if not encrypted its pretty easy to hack into and rebuild the packet stream.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/kajvu/diablo_3_beta_server_emulation_project_details_in/c2isaa9

RoemySchneider
September 12 2011, 04:17:09 PM
Watching a few feeds and gameplay vids cant help but feel it already seems quite dated visually before its even released. By its nature its about the button mashing arcade gameplay but still think they have spent way to long procrastinating on this.this really....
looks a bit like a bleemcast'ed PSX game to me
not impressed vOv

also; i don't get the feeling of WMDs razing entire hordes (cows)

EntroX
September 12 2011, 07:41:09 PM
basically: skill and and a fuckton of knowledge. the hardest part is decrypting the packets really. but often beta clients dont have the encryption buildin yet. and if not encrypted its pretty easy to hack into and rebuild the packet stream.

http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/kajvu/diablo_3_beta_server_emulation_project_details_in/c2isaa9

yes and no, this time it was piss easy because because blizzard used a fairly standardized protocol called google protocol, so heh

Rans
September 12 2011, 07:47:05 PM
looks like fucking titan's quest to me

Eard
September 12 2011, 08:46:27 PM
looks like fucking titan's quest to me

I don't see this as a bad thing v0v

Frug
September 12 2011, 09:01:29 PM
I don't see this as a bad thing v0vTitan quest is fairly old and although I just played through it recently and spent many hours on it, it's not very impressive and that's not really a compliment. TQ is bland but acceptable. Needs more flash, oomph, whatever. Too much constant sameness.

Skeptic
September 14 2011, 12:05:43 PM
http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/game/

Skill calculator.

Redclaws
September 14 2011, 02:13:18 PM
Not much to calculate is there. Choose skill, choose rune, done.

kyrieee
September 14 2011, 02:45:41 PM
I'm worried D3 won't be as good of a spreadsheet game as D2 was.
D2 was basically EFT before EFT.

XenosisReaper
September 14 2011, 03:01:31 PM
I can imagine Eve without EFT about as well as I can imagine DF before Dwarf Therapist tbh

kyrieee
September 14 2011, 04:13:10 PM
I can because I haven't heard of it before, it looks useful, gonna check it out

Marlona Sky
September 14 2011, 05:54:16 PM
Is there plans for more characters? I really loved the Druid class in D2, or is there something similar to him in D3?

XenosisReaper
September 14 2011, 05:55:21 PM
Witch Doctor?

Marlona Sky
September 14 2011, 06:02:12 PM
Witch Doctor?

Ahh. So he is the 'pets' master. Looking at the skill calculator, if I wanted to do a build that was all about my pets, I see a couple good ones, but as someone who does not know what all does what, what is a good build?

EDIT: Damn it, after playing with the calculator it makes me REALLY, REALLY wish this game was out already. Stupid question, but how does one get in on the beta?

orcane
September 14 2011, 07:01:44 PM
Bribe someone in Irvine/CA?

Also, make battle.net account, sign up for betas in general which includes running a tool that scans your hardware and saves it to your b.net account. Then pray/hope/forget you signed up until the game is released.

Vax
September 14 2011, 08:13:44 PM
it makes me REALLY, REALLY wish this game was out already

dude's a bit creepy but general good info on teh witch doct0rz

http://en.twitch.tv/dansgaming/b/294938882

Warpath
September 14 2011, 08:20:52 PM
Blizzard and PayPal have announced that PayPal will serve as the payment-service intermediary allowing players to spend and earn real money in the much-discussed auction house in the upcoming Diablo III.

Diablo III players will be able to use PayPal to fund in-game accounts for use in the auction house, and also to turn in-game currency earned from auctioning items into real money.

The partnership is an outgrowth of PayPal's digital goods micropayments strategy, revealed last October, which takes a 5 percent plus $0.05 fee for content purchases under $12.

The PayPal deal will apply "in most regions" Blizzard said, and promised region-specific details in the near future. In addition, PayPal will soon be added as a payment option for purchasing games on Blizzard's Battle.net service in "several regions."

"PayPal envisions a world where we are wherever the consumer is," company director of emerging opportunities Carey Kolaja said in a statement. "Be it on the web, a mobile device, a gaming console, or a social networking platform, PayPal continues to be the trusted payment option of choice."

PayPal's own research estimates that 70 percent of gamers have an account with the company, including 77 percent of all MMO players and 75 percent of all casual gamers.

http://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/37236/PayPal_to_Power_Real_Money_Transactions_In_Diablo_ III_Auction_House.php?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+GamasutraNews+%28Gamasutra+Ne ws%29


Does this mean bliz and paypal will both be taking cuts from the cash the players gets? (didn't blizz already say they were taking several slices?)

XenosisReaper
September 14 2011, 08:36:55 PM
5% + whatever the percentage they take when people buy blizz products is shitload of money :S

I bet whichever PayPal guy broke the deal orgasmed at the time.

Vax
September 15 2011, 10:40:02 AM
Watching a few feeds and gameplay vids cant help but feel it already seems quite dated visually before its even released.

http://www.twitch.tv/dansgaming/b/295019724

very good general info on d3. watch it you [x] want to know more. if not skip to around minute 44 and hear what the dude says. basically there will be a Ultra setting which includes a ultra-high-res texture package. and also FSAA is deactivated in the beta which will obv be getting enabled for release.

Itiken
September 16 2011, 01:36:30 PM
BETA INVITE!!!!!

Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to go through the opt-in process.

To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to verify your account and information via email.

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PM me the answers and i'll get my bro's in.

Navigator Six
September 16 2011, 01:37:52 PM
BETA INVITE!!!!!
Hehehe. I got one of those too.

Cerzi
September 16 2011, 02:06:31 PM
sweet, pm sent

XenosisReaper
September 16 2011, 02:12:34 PM
sweet, pm sent

Hahahahaha dummy.

(hint, I have 8 of them)

FatFreddy
September 16 2011, 02:39:29 PM
would definitely like a beta invite

omeg
September 16 2011, 04:17:31 PM
would definitely like a beta invite
Ditto. But EU probably gets shafted as usual :(

Eard
September 16 2011, 04:44:03 PM
would definitely like a beta invite

Vax
September 17 2011, 09:46:29 PM
Ditto. But EU probably gets shafted as usual

well at least athene got one. hes livestreaming in the evenings. also i think if blizz does a CB it will be international.

Rhaegor Stormborn
September 17 2011, 11:24:06 PM
Would do/trade whatever for an invite.

eshru
September 18 2011, 12:18:39 AM
i'd love you forever if i got an invite :D

Marlona Sky
September 18 2011, 12:29:43 AM
I want an invite... :emo:

Cerzi
September 18 2011, 02:19:58 AM
Hahahahaha dummy.

(hint, I have 8 of them)

irony fail brah

Alistair
September 18 2011, 03:21:49 AM
Yogcast has three Beta Gameplay Vids up already. Looks cool.

http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueXephos#p/u/1/kMygTh9NsYE

Brisi
September 18 2011, 11:38:54 AM
I have a sneaking suspecion that I'm going to waste lots and lots of hours on this game.

Anarius Faust
September 18 2011, 06:28:51 PM
Will trade soul for beta invite

sokken
September 18 2011, 08:19:29 PM
Your soul? Hahahahah

You are going to have to do better than that, Blizzard is neck deep in the damn things.

Jon.J
September 21 2011, 12:00:25 AM
Day9 is currently streaming at twitch.tv/day9tv

Redclaws
September 21 2011, 06:46:09 AM
Paying 2 bil for a beta key.

Vax
September 21 2011, 07:07:46 AM
Paying 2 bil for a beta key.

http://images4.fanpop.com/image/polls/681000/681046_1301910739242_full.jpg

btw there are no beta keys yet. everyone currenly playing has been manually invited by an employee of blizzard or a friend of a friend of a friend... or got press/publicity access like athene etc

anyway, seeing so many guys playing it already i think the closed beta start at / after blizzcon (late oct / early nov) isnt really that unrealistic.

omeg
September 21 2011, 07:31:29 AM
Closed beta already started. Nothing here though. :(

Skeptic
September 21 2011, 10:14:37 AM
btw there are no beta keys yet. everyone currenly playing has been manually invited by an employee of blizzard or a friend of a friend of a friend... or got press/publicity access like athene etc anyway, seeing so many guys playing it already i think the closed beta start at / after blizzcon (late oct / early nov) isnt really that unrealistic.

Lies,


The fiery gates leading to the Burning Hells have begun to swing open, and the Diablo III beta test is officially underway. Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered to the chosen heroes. As with beta tests for other Blizzard Entertainment games, the testing process for Diablo III will occur in phases. In addition to selecting players who have opted in via their Battle.net accounts, we’ll also be providing keys through beta promotions and giveaways -- stay tuned for more info. We welcome those invited to provide feedback or report bugs on the official forums.

RPS First impressions - Link (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/09/21/diablo-iii-incredibly-early-impressions/#more-74849)

Remember check your battle.net and not the 3000 phishing emails you will recieve.

kyrieee
September 21 2011, 10:35:03 AM
If you got into the beta you're an asshole :X

Also, it's funny to see all the people mad at Blizzard for the DRM / RMAH stuff trying to tell themselves that Torchlight 2 is going to be way better and that they won't miss out if they skip D3. Haha, as if

Trindermon
September 21 2011, 10:46:52 AM
I confidently predict my beta access will arrive soon. (at least i have been told it will, but i was also told that Planetside next was just around the corner)...

Vax
September 21 2011, 01:59:20 PM
Lies,

sure dont post any links you faggots http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/3542796#c-3196122760

so it really already started. many more dudes streaming in 1080p now too.

now would be the point to get our hopes up they will release it this fall.

Alistair
September 21 2011, 02:05:19 PM
they will release it this fall.

I would certainly hope so.

Beta looks polished as hell from what I've seen of it (watched the entire beta playthrough in the link I posted above, a first for me as I rarely wacth other folks gameplay vids).

A November full of Diablo III & Skyrim would be a very good November. But I'm going to guess Diablo II won't drop till just before Christmas, to max the revenue.

Vax
September 22 2011, 11:15:35 AM
http://www.blizzhackers.cc/viewtopic.php?f=212&t=483974

Vax
September 23 2011, 03:57:03 PM
I would certainly hope so.

hope crushed. well at least the closed/open beta will be extended then.

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/3002244#blog

Alistair
September 23 2011, 04:01:33 PM
hope crushed. well at least the closed/open beta will be extended then.

http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/3002244#blog

Indeed, hope crushed.

However, silver-lining, more time to play about in Skyrim (and perhaps finish it) before Diablo III drops, avoiding the always painful "I have one hour a day to play games, which of the six great ones do aI play???" syndrome.

1. Fishish Fallout New Vegas before 11/11/11.

2. Finish Skyrim before Feb. 2012

3. Enjoy Dibalo III other-game-free.

That'd be ok I guess.

Man I miss being young and responsabillity free and time rich. :)

Cerzi
September 23 2011, 04:15:08 PM
The secret to a fulfilling gaming life is to just pretend you have no responsibilities.

Trindermon
September 27 2011, 07:03:03 AM
Will be playing tonight, Got e-mail overnight ;-) YHER Diablo III® Beta BABY.

Vax
September 27 2011, 07:26:40 AM
Will be playing tonight, Got e-mail overnight ;-) YHER Diablo III® Beta BABY.

LIES!! proof or gtfo

Trindermon
September 27 2011, 07:56:24 AM
LIES!! proof or gtfo

I'll Fraps something tonight if you like ? ;-) anyone else in beta yet? To behonest, it was always gonna happen, have a mate who works over @ blizzard ; he stuck my name on some list about a week ago.

So what should i roll? I am tempted by Demon Hunter or Monk.

Vax
September 27 2011, 09:02:10 AM
I'll Fraps something tonight if you like ? ;-) anyone else in beta yet? To behonest, it was always gonna happen, have a mate who works over @ blizzard ; he stuck my name on some list about a week ago.

So what should i roll? I am tempted by Demon Hunter or Monk.

will tell you how to set up a proper stream if you want to. also would sell my sould AND give hand/blow/foot-jobs for a spot on that list.

Trindermon
September 27 2011, 09:16:12 AM
I wont have time to do proper steaming tonight - mainly because i will be playing : but any instructions will be great ;-) if it doesnt take long then ill do it ;-)

Ive already asked my mate about adding more people to the list, but he is basically getting asked every other day at the moment. If there is any way i get to recomend people you'll have my first invite (no promises though, and you can keep the foot/blow/anthing jobs :P).

Roam
September 27 2011, 11:00:12 AM
I wont have time to do proper steaming tonight - mainly because i will be playing : but any instructions will be great ;-) if it doesnt take long then ill do it ;-)

Ive already asked my mate about adding more people to the list, but he is basically getting asked every other day at the moment. If there is any way i get to recomend people you'll have my first invite (no promises though, and you can keep the foot/blow/anthing jobs :P).

I can has second invite (if invites are ever forthcoming)? :3 I'll be eternally grateful to you good sir.

Cerzi
September 27 2011, 02:00:13 PM
I will personally kill a man, woman or child of your choosing for an invite

EntroX
September 27 2011, 02:08:55 PM
how about a pinkname?, or a rainbow infested banner to your greatness?

Caol
September 27 2011, 11:01:31 PM
Didn't see this posted anywhere, videos of the Diablo III beta from ign,

http://uk.pc.ign.com/articles/119/1195855p1.html

Trindermon
September 28 2011, 08:06:29 AM
Played some lastnight; made a Barb, and a Monk so far having fun; the skill system is a bit weird; but it gets interesting when you hit about level 6 and you have more than 2 skill slots.

Will try to document my thoughts tonight and POAST! ;-)

Cool09
September 28 2011, 04:14:01 PM
how about a pinkname?, or a rainbow infested banner to your greatness?

I just can't compete with that :/

Vax
September 29 2011, 07:19:44 AM
how about a pinkname?, or a rainbow infested banner to your greatness?

-aHarFinNMw

Roam
October 2 2011, 10:35:23 AM
Been watching people beta stream and I seriously can't wait for this game to be released now...

Marlona Sky
October 3 2011, 09:39:22 AM
Been watching people beta stream and I seriously can't wait for this game to be released now...

Caol
October 3 2011, 05:44:48 PM
Been watching people beta stream and I seriously can't wait for this game to be released now...
really? looks like a horrible time sink that will ultimately result in frustration and a wasted sense of self...unless the multiplayer is good? (which isn't in the beta yet)

Roam
October 3 2011, 06:47:08 PM
Eh? It is though.. Wait a second, have you never played a Diablo game?

Trindermon
October 5 2011, 12:08:59 PM
really? looks like a horrible time sink that will ultimately result in frustration and a wasted sense of self...unless the multiplayer is good? (which isn't in the beta yet)

Multiplayer is working just fine in the beta. am in there and been playing co-op for all of it. The PvP isnt, but PvP isnt really the point of Diablo games(is fun distration in d2 though).

EntroX
October 5 2011, 02:01:18 PM
Multiplayer is working just fine in the beta. am in there and been playing co-op for all of it. The PvP isnt, but PvP isnt really the point of Diablo games(is fun distration in d2 though).

where's my key :V

Trindermon
October 5 2011, 02:07:59 PM
where's my key :V If i get the oportunity man, promise ill chuck one your way. My mate has pretty much stoped taking requests - he said that first testers should get the oportunity to add friends at some point , not sure if he is yanking my chain or not.

Ill be honest mate, its fun - but, its really short you can only spamm it for so long before it becomes dull. Roll on torchlight 2 i say (PS: if they add a server for that, we are gonna have one right? :P)

/Rich

EntroX
October 5 2011, 02:58:21 PM
Ill be honest mate, its fun - but, its really short you can only spamm it for so long before it becomes dull. Roll on torchlight 2 i say (PS: if they add a server for that, we are gonna have one right? :P)

/Rich

obv.

i already faffed about with some early builds of the ~open diablo~ so thats a given.

i am not all that fuzzed but since i've played lold2 to death why the fuck not :V

Roam
October 5 2011, 06:07:49 PM
If i get the oportunity man, promise ill chuck one your way. My mate has pretty much stoped taking requests - he said that first testers should get the oportunity to add friends at some point , not sure if he is yanking my chain or not.

Ill be honest mate, its fun - but, its really short you can only spamm it for so long before it becomes dull. Roll on torchlight 2 i say (PS: if they add a server for that, we are gonna have one right? :P)

/Rich

Sup man, I totally asked first. :<

EntroX
October 6 2011, 02:41:56 PM
Sup man, I totally asked first. :<

i was going to edit your post to say you should give it to me but nah, i feel like being a good boy today

Trindermon
October 6 2011, 04:03:52 PM
i was going to edit your post to say you should give it to me but nah, i feel like being a good boy today

to be honest i am dissapoint. ;-)

Alistair
October 6 2011, 04:29:49 PM
I'm dissapointed Beta access is so damn limited.

Gotta love a world of Tanks who says, "Beta? Sure, come on in everyone!"

Roam
October 6 2011, 04:39:20 PM
I'm dissapointed Beta access is so damn limited.

Gotta love a world of Tanks who says, "Beta? Sure, come on in everyone!"

So far blizzard has always done that too, just at a later stage. So far it's just very limited access and content beta. v0v It'll open up sooner rather than later.

FatFreddy
October 6 2011, 04:49:09 PM
I generally don't give a fuck about relesedates and all the whining etc. because "when it's done".

Especially for Blizzard, can't think of any other company which has, for me, a comparable standard in quality. Also, they made Lost Vikings.

XenosisReaper
October 6 2011, 10:19:57 PM
I have a keyyyyyyyy! fucking hell I need more free time.

Alistair
October 6 2011, 11:11:05 PM
I have a keyyyyyyyy! fucking hell I need more free time.

Congrats Xen. Enjoy it.

Roam
October 7 2011, 02:25:30 AM
I have a keyyyyyyyy! fucking hell I need more free time.

Gimme?

XenosisReaper
October 7 2011, 08:53:17 AM
Gimme?

I might give you my account, seeing as the only thing on it is an olddddd warcraft 3 which I have the disks for...

If I ever get bored of this, stabbity stab stab.

Marlona Sky
October 7 2011, 09:30:01 AM
Damn, I want to play. :emo:

Start posting some screen shots or something ffs! Need fap material for this thread.

Trindermon
October 7 2011, 10:10:28 AM
I have a keyyyyyyyy! fucking hell I need more free time.

PM me real id if you want to play together man.

Roam
October 7 2011, 12:21:33 PM
I might give you my account, seeing as the only thing on it is an olddddd warcraft 3 which I have the disks for...

If I ever get bored of this, stabbity stab stab.

I'd <3 you long time.

Cerzi
October 7 2011, 12:49:37 PM
As the beta is so short I vote for a village bicycle account that we take turns to ride.

EntroX
October 7 2011, 03:07:40 PM
As the beta is so short I vote for a village bicycle account that we take turns to ride.

haha that sounds genious

Lumy
October 7 2011, 06:57:35 PM
As the beta is so short I vote for a village bicycle account that we take turns to ride.
http://t3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQHgwnIu49rt_I2DKR1jo-Lzy_3tYjMqXFmgqAv_fRaI8nmD67qY_LDYdIc8g

Womble
October 8 2011, 03:57:02 PM
As the beta is so short I vote for a village bicycle account that we take turns to ride.

Predict it would turn into everyone trying to ride the bike at the same time.

Marlona Sky
October 8 2011, 04:57:55 PM
Predict it would turn into everyone trying to ride the bike at the same time.

Cerzi
October 8 2011, 05:01:02 PM
Not if the guy who actually owns the account organizes it properly, and just gives the password out to 1 person then changes the password after x days and gives new pw to someone else. And has non shit secret questions so he can claim it back if someone tries to be a fag.

Marlona Sky
October 8 2011, 05:39:43 PM
Not if the guy who actually owns the account organizes it properly, and just gives the password out to 1 person then changes the password after x days and gives new pw to someone else. And has non shit secret questions so he can claim it back if someone tries to be a fag.

I predict the first person who would have access to it would spend all their time to try and make the account solely theirs and claim trolololol. It is the way of FHC tbh.

Trindermon
October 8 2011, 10:29:51 PM
Mines bound to my battle.net account, its not something id be interested in giving out i am afraid folks sorry. (even though have authenticator, and its not needed for D3 atm [client does not support it yet])

PS: i've recieved some PMs about me getting folks, invites. I really dont want to hassle my mate who sorted me out, mainly because he gets me in to every bliz beta he can, so i like to keep him sweet. If i do get the oportunity to send invites myself, these will go out in the order ive been requested (on date); with entrox getting first dibs just because of failheap. That said, i dont hold your breath ... but if i can i will ;-)

If anyone is in beta and wants to play some, hit me up.


Ric

sand
October 8 2011, 11:06:55 PM
Sent you a PM - rarely post but damn do I want in the D3 beta...

Marlona Sky
October 9 2011, 08:54:11 PM
Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to

participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net

account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to

go through the opt-in process.

To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to

verify your account and information via email.

* Name:
* Battle.account name:
* Password:
* Country:
* E-mail Address:

Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!

Just got this email. Yeah, this looks legit. :roll:

XenosisReaper
October 9 2011, 09:29:14 PM
Derp, I was playing BF3 the whole time and managed to actually delete it because I thought it was D2 herp.

I'll reinstall play for a bit now the beta's nearly done and probably give it to somebody not shit like entrox or aurora.

Dirk
October 9 2011, 09:29:53 PM
To be fair they have managed to find the spell checker before sending out spam mails this time.

Roam
October 9 2011, 10:23:46 PM
Derp, I was playing BF3 the whole time and managed to actually delete it because I thought it was D2 herp.

I'll reinstall play for a bit now the beta's nearly done and probably give it to somebody not shit like entrox or aurora.

Sup bro. <3

EntroX
October 10 2011, 12:49:47 AM
fwueck yeh

XenosisReaper
October 10 2011, 11:36:30 AM
BF3 beta is over, I'll finish my diablo playthrough as barbarian after work and then see if any of my IRL m8's want it, if not then entrox can have it if he tells me what forumwizardry he did to me.

Xiang Jiao
November 22 2011, 06:34:21 AM
Finally, I got a closed beta invite today. I must have been the last person with a BNET account to get one. Bastards.

omeg
November 22 2011, 07:40:20 AM
Finally, I got a closed beta invite today. I must have been the last person with a BNET account to get one. Bastards.

Still no key for me. :emo:

Vax
November 22 2011, 07:51:13 AM
Finally, I got a closed beta invite today. I must have been the last person with a BNET account to get one. Bastards.

nothing here yet.

Durzel
November 22 2011, 08:19:41 AM
Nor me :(

Tools
November 22 2011, 08:21:14 AM
Yeah you really don't get to be grumpy about this.

Roam
November 22 2011, 11:21:43 AM
Yeah you really don't get to be grumpy about this.
This. There haven't been that many invites send out yet....

Trindermon
November 22 2011, 12:31:42 PM
Tbh, beta's boring the shit out of me now, and in general given what i have seen of torch light 2 i am thinking "bah diablo".

This makes a interesting read from a diablo3 fan site. (and comparison) to someone who is in d3 beta and went to the T2 open day
http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/torchlight-2-hands-on-report

DevilDude
November 22 2011, 04:28:09 PM
looks like I was in the same wave a Xiao will report when I get some time to play.

Alistair
November 22 2011, 05:06:20 PM
Finally, I got a closed beta invite today. I must have been the last person with a BNET account to get one. Bastards.

None here as yet, expecting none at all before release tbh.

Aramendel
November 22 2011, 05:48:24 PM
Yeah you really don't get to be grumpy about this.
This. There haven't been that many invites send out yet....

Jepp. CLOSED beta should be a little hint there ;)

Roam
November 22 2011, 07:30:07 PM
Yeah you really don't get to be grumpy about this.
This. There haven't been that many invites send out yet....

Jepp. CLOSED beta should be a little hint there ;)

Are you seriously going to follow me around now, responding to my posts? Gosh, you're creepy.

kyrieee
November 22 2011, 07:45:39 PM
Anyone else think that having spell damage be based on weapon damage is the most stupid thing ever?

Roam
November 22 2011, 08:14:56 PM
Anyone else think that having spell damage be based on weapon damage is the most stupid thing ever?

I sorta thought so too, but it's very dependent on how they're going to do itemization in the game. I don't know, I'm skeptical but it's too early to tell.

Cool09
November 22 2011, 08:35:36 PM
Thats only for what 1-2 spells out of 20 or more?

It makes a unique build viable, and for the rest doing a "normal" build you can leave those spells out. You are only going to select a handful of spells for your build anyway.

Its far from stupid, in fact it provides some choice and variety. Like an illusionary weapon mesmer from guild wars, or a melee warlock from shadowbane (theres an old game), providing viable "battlemage" builds often adds depth to a class.

I'm really not seeing how that is a bad thing.

Xiang Jiao
November 23 2011, 12:07:31 AM
Yeah you really don't get to be grumpy about this.

I thought that after two months the open beta would be just around the corner, and I caught the last round of closed beta invites. I played the Baba and Monk so far and I'm liking the concept of having to charge a skill (Fury and Spirit) to use it rather than gulping mana pots. I kind of miss the skill trees, though. I don't get to put as much thought into my build. I don't really understand why monster drop the health globes when you have potions available. I though the whole idea was to get rid of potions all together and rely on healing skills, items, and abilities. It would make hardcore mode as tough as leather shit!

DevilDude
November 23 2011, 03:11:17 AM
played a bit, kind of meh, it's pretty polished but not super inspiring.

Lana Torrin
November 23 2011, 03:21:55 AM
played a bit, kind of meh, it's pretty polished but not super inspiring.
Post wow game market?

Xiang Jiao
November 23 2011, 04:42:39 AM
What I think he means is that it's doesn't really take Diablo 2 to new heights. If anything, it's a little watered down from the previous incarnation. You no longer have to choose a path with a skill tree. On the other hand, it allows you to constantly change your skills around to discover a combo that works better than the one you were using before - in other words, it's more player friendly. They've added crafting with the blacksmith. I haven't used it yet but you collect materials from dungeons to give them to the blacksmith to forge into magic items that have variable stats. The Diablo 2 analogy to this would be repeatedly leaving town and gambling with the merchant looking for that one high level item with the best damage stats. The cube, at least the one found in act one, no longer does recipes but salvages items instead, turning them into scraps for crafting a la salvage kits in Guild Wars. I haven't seen any runes or gems, but gems appear in the auction house.

On the plus column, there are no mana pots and scrolls of town portal (you use a stone instead), and each class uses a slightly different system to charge their skills. Now, if they only would get rid of the identify scrolls, dumb monster health drops and potions. Cooperative play could be fostered a little more by relying on skills for healing. Some of the passive skills look a little bad ass, but cannot be unlocked in the beta due to the skill cap.

Other than that it just looks like more of the same for Diablo 3. More monster smashing, and treasure hunting. Since you can only play on normal difficulty, the beta is incredibly easy even with max players in the game.

Edit: Joining public games no longer allows you to search out specific ones, you select a quest in an act and B.NET automatically finds the best match and throws you in it. This will probably make it easier to find Diablo/Baal runs that are still in progress rather than joining six in a row that have already been completed. I wonder how people will organize level rushes in Diablo 3 since you can't advertise to players in the title of the game. I also wonder how this will effect griefing that was a large part of the delight of Diablo 2.

Regarding Torchlight 2 and the fanboy article that was posted a page back, I don't think Diablo will compete with TL at all. We don't know exactly how TL online play will work, other than we "will be able to play with their friend online or via a LAN, or play single player offline, all with no further purchase," according to Runic's CEO. Will there be PvP? Will there be a way to sell or at least trade your hard won loot?

Redclaws
November 23 2011, 07:22:45 AM
I fear they went down the "dumb down games" path a bit too much.

I like games where I have to think about what I should be doing, if in diablo 2 I put all my stats into mana as a barbarian then it's my own fault for fking it up. Now they've made a game where it is impossible to screw up...