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Diablo III Closed Beta Begins

The Diablo III Website announces that closed beta testing of Diablo III is now underway (thanks Nomaar and Nathan). Blizzard warns those eager to participate in testing the action/RPG sequel to be on guard against phishing attempts and to log in to Battle.net to see if they are invited. They also offer a beta opt-in announcement and FAQ to help sort through this. Here's word:

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.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

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10. Re: Diablo III Closed Beta Begins Sep 20, 2011, 19:20 Wallshadows
 
Unfortunately, there is no real counter argument which can be made in regards to their always on philosophy.

The primary reason is to stem item duping and hacking which practically destroyed the economy in Diablo 2 and is always a topic brought up when someone mentions the game. The desired effect is to store all the key data server-side in order to limit access to these files which were otherwise dumped all on the drive which were open not only for yourself to edit, but also to download from 'custom' sites which created an issue all in itself.

Factor in the real money auction house (which I think is stupid) and preventing item duping becomes that much more of a priority rather then rolling out rust storm years after the fact.

Is it perfect? Obviously it's not but from the way I see it, it's better to lose a small percent of players in order to secure a proper online experience than to cave in and potentially create flak when a bunch of their players unknowingly buy duped items which disappear when they log out.

For me, I simply don't understand the reasoning behind not wanting to purchase the title for requiring an online connection when 99% of the time I spent was through closed battle.net... /shrug
 
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