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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 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

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148. Just finally tried it! Apr 22, 2012, 05:08 Ant
I finally played it as a Diablo fan, but I played solo as a female barbarian. It took me about 3.75 hours, with one bathroom break, to finish since I explored and destroyed everything! I went from about 10:15 PM PDT to 1:45 AM PDT! It was fun. I doubt I will have time to check out its multiplayer. I did a quick join, but got a bunch asian players due to their asian character names. Heh. I like the little touches here and there in the game. I don't like the new skils tree. I didn't get to do any identification. I like the audio narrations in the games, random talkings, etc.

The game ran very smooth (60+ frames per seconds (FPS)) on my old machine with updated Windows XP Pro. SP3 and ATI Radeon 4870 (512 MB of RAM) video card, but then old Diablo games ran fine on old computers. This was with maximum details at 1280x1024 resolution, antialias, full sound channels with an onboard audio, etc. I did not like its online connection requirement since I saw my cable modem lights blink too much! I even had a few lag hiccups! What the frak? Graphics reminded me of Torchlight game. Gameplay had World of Warcraft (WoW) elements too with old Diablo.

Will I get this game? Maybe. I don't have time (just wasted 3.75 hours!), online requirement, and a bit expensive. I will wait...

This comment was edited on Apr 22, 2012, 20:30.
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