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Diablo III Open Beta Weekend

Following indications yesterday that more accounts were being granted access to the Diablo III beta test, the Diablo III Website announces the beta will indeed be opened this weekend to anyone with a Battle.net account for stress testing. The open portion of the beta will begin at 3:00 pm EDT today and will run through Monday at 1:00 pm EDT. The accompanying FAQ explains how this will operate, and notes that while Korean players cannot participate, they will be holding a separate invitation-only event in Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau. The invitation only closed beta will continue as planned until May 1st. To get a head start, you can download the client now from Battle.net.

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98. Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 22:53 Creston
 
Sigh, what a crappy way to install a game.

Download the 44meg installer. Okay. Run it, and it needs to update setup files. This takes about 30 mins on my admittedly shitty connection. Then I get to the actual install menu, so I select where I want to install, etc. The real download starts.

Four hours later or so, it crashes, for whatever reason. Blizzard's crash reporter asks me what I was doing when it crashed. Um, I was trying to install your game?

I hope that at least my progress for the download has been saved. Dbl click the installer again. Nope. Not only has my progress not been saved, but right now it's UPDATING THE DAMN SETUP FILES AGAIN.

Other than Origin, I can't ever remember an installer being more fucking shitty than this.

Anyway, I guess my decision to not be interested in this game anyway was well made.

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