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Ships Ahoy - Diablo III

Battle.net announces the extended wait for Diablo III is now over, and the action/RPG sequel should now be available worldwide. For anyone getting error messages from the game, this article may help you work out what's wrong, and here's word on the release:

Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now you must return to Tristram and investigate rumors of a fallen star, an omen that the End Times have begun.

Diablo III is now live and available at a store near you -- or you can click here to purchase a digital copy directly through Blizzard. The game is available at retailers in both a standard and Collector's Edition. Visit our Diablo III game information page or search the Game Guide to learn more about this highly anticipated third installment in the Diablo series.

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186. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:30 Krovven
 
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:19:
SWTOR?

Gamespy

MMORPG

Joytiq staggered launch woes

The above was from a quick Google and not even checking the official forums or anywhere else for issues from launch day.

How quickly people forget that even though servers were up, there were long queues and some people simply just could not log on because of the staggered launch. I'd say people that couldn't log on for DAYS after launch would disagree with you that SWOTR launch didn't have it's own problems.

Nevermind that SWOTR did not see the numbers Diablo 3 is seeing.


 
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185. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:29 eunichron
 
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:19:
Krovven wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:16:
You mean like you didn't in response to him asking you to name one big game that hasn't had launch issues and you just redirected.

SWTOR? Of course you'll just hedge and claim it wasn't a major online game or something idiotic like that.

I was on and playing day 1, no disconnects, no wall of error messages telling me to wait, no repeatedly bringing the servers down for maintenance.

I can just imagine how well it would have gone over if Blizzard had limited pre-orders to only those they would approve, and then staggered the launch over the course of 7 days only allowing you to play based on when you pre-ordered.

Depends on what people qualify as a 'normal' person. I make sure I do every dungeon in the game. I figure it'll take me more than 12-15.

Indeed, and I think we can agree that Koreans aren't exactly "normal" gamers.
 
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184. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:29 Teddy
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:28:
eunichron wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:43:
My guess would be 12-15 hours for a normal person to play through... and that's still only normal mode.
Wouldn't surprise me if it was longer. It's taken me more than 4hrs to get through to the second level of the cathedral.

Depends on what people qualify as a 'normal' person. I make sure I do every dungeon in the game. I figure it'll take me more than 12-15.
 
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183. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:28 Mashiki Amiketo
 
eunichron wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:43:
My guess would be 12-15 hours for a normal person to play through... and that's still only normal mode.
Wouldn't surprise me if it was longer. It's taken me more than 4hrs to get through to the second level of the cathedral.
 
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182. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:26 xXBatmanXx
 
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:25:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:22:

Well, lets see...it has been up since Midnight, and now is down for maintenance for 3 hours. 82% uptime out of the gate. Not bad.

How many days was the PS3 network down?
How many days was Ubi down?

Argument totally holds water.

4 hours of maintenance, not 3, it's down again, by the way. Beyond that, what does it matter if it's up if you're spending an hour plus spamming at the login screen just in the hopes of getting in? That's somehow better?

And Sony got sued over that incidentally, not a great argument.

Cherry pickin troll.

My apologies. 77%+/-
 
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181. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:25 Teddy
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:22:

Well, lets see...it has been up since Midnight, and now is down for maintenance for 3 hours. 82% uptime out of the gate. Not bad.

How many days was the PS3 network down?
How many days was Ubi down?

Argument totally holds water.

4 hours of maintenance, not 3, it's down again, by the way. Beyond that, what does it matter if it's up if you're spending an hour plus spamming at the login screen just in the hopes of getting in? That's somehow better?

And Sony got sued over that incidentally, not a great argument.
 
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180. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:22 xXBatmanXx
 
PropheT wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:16:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
Your point is?
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.

Downtime in mid afternoon on the first day? So what. It isn't as though people don't have things they SHOULD be doing anyway....let me guess...you didn't buy it...

You bought a new game and can't play it?!? Well, you should be doing something else anyway, what are you complaining about?

You paid for this movie ticket and the theater wouldn't let you in? What are you complaining about, you should be doing something else anyway!

You paid for this CD, and can't listen to the music on it? What are you complaining about, there are other things to hear anyway!

Come on. It's ridiculous for everything else people do for entertainment, why is it ok for gaming?

I can name ten online games that were playable at launch. Give me some time and I can do twenty. That argument doesn't hold water.


Well, lets see...it has been up since Midnight, and now is down for maintenance for 3 hours. 82% uptime out of the gate. Not bad.

How many days was the PS3 network down?
How many days was Ubi down?

Argument totally holds water. And in 20 minutes, this forum will just be filled with those who didn't buy it.....as we will all be playing again.
 
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179. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:19 Teddy
 
Krovven wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:16:
You mean like you didn't in response to him asking you to name one big game that hasn't had launch issues and you just redirected.

SWTOR? Of course you'll just hedge and claim it wasn't a major online game or something idiotic like that.

I was on and playing day 1, no disconnects, no wall of error messages telling me to wait, no repeatedly bringing the servers down for maintenance.
 
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178. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:16 PropheT
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
Your point is?
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.

Downtime in mid afternoon on the first day? So what. It isn't as though people don't have things they SHOULD be doing anyway....let me guess...you didn't buy it...

You bought a new game and can't play it?!? Well, you should be doing something else anyway, what are you complaining about?

You paid for this movie ticket and the theater wouldn't let you in? What are you complaining about, you should be doing something else anyway!

You paid for this CD, and can't listen to the music on it? What are you complaining about, there are other things to hear anyway!

Come on. It's ridiculous for everything else people do for entertainment, why is it ok for gaming?

I can name ten online games that were playable at launch. Give me some time and I can do twenty. That argument doesn't hold water.

 
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177. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:16 Krovven
 
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:13:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:08:
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:04:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.

You've conveniently ignored the fact that "issues" doesn't equate to being completely unable to play. Have other games had bugs? Sure. Did those bugs prevent me from playing said game for half a day? No, that's pretty much just WoW and Diablo 3.

NO it isn't. UBI Games. I am sure someone knows a list off of the top of their head, I just don't care.

Excellent. Yet another "I'm going to make an outlandish claim, then say I'm too cool to back up what I say with any actual facts." Good job making yourself look credible.

You mean like you didn't in response to him asking you to name one big game that hasn't had launch issues and you just redirected.

There isn't a single AAA Online game that hasn't had major issues launch day. Most of those still never even saw the numbers that are hitting the D3 servers.

 
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176. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:16 Silicon Avatar
 
I'm sure this game will be fine, but I'm not as excited about it as I was when it was announced. I think I can wait. There have been some good movies coming out lately. I might hit a theater instead.  
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175. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:13 Teddy
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:08:
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:04:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.

You've conveniently ignored the fact that "issues" doesn't equate to being completely unable to play. Have other games had bugs? Sure. Did those bugs prevent me from playing said game for half a day? No, that's pretty much just WoW and Diablo 3.

NO it isn't. UBI Games. I am sure someone knows a list off of the top of their head, I just don't care.

Excellent. Yet another "I'm going to make an outlandish claim, then say I'm too cool to back up what I say with any actual facts." Good job making yourself look credible.
 
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174. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:12 deqer
 
D4rkKnight wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:51:
So let me clarify this, you currently cannot play this game - even though it is out and at retail?

lol.

I feel sorry for everyone you bought into this shit, because the name is "Diablo 3", and they didn't even think twice about it before purchasing.

Blizzard could put a pile of poop in the game, and you'd still love it.

Don't buy into online-drm, guys. lol
 
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173. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:09 D4rkKnight
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
....let me guess...you didn't buy it...

I was going to go buy it but I decided to check the internet first...now I realize I'm buying an MMORPG and I'm having second thoughts.

 
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172. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:09 MadBoris
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
D4rkKnight wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:51:
So let me clarify this, you currently cannot play this game - even though it is out and at retail?

Your point is?
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.


I can't remember ever buying one game that didn't launch; in more like 35 years of gaming, including the pinball machines when pixels weren't around.
What sounds strange about that statement compared to yours?

I've bought hundreds and none have stopped me from launching what I paid for when they said it is actually released, except with Starforce DRM, and apparently for many people, Diablo 3 online only SP. This isn't a bug.
 
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171. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:08 xXBatmanXx
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:03:
Well, the one good thing coming out of this always online D3 debacle(as of 6pm EST) is that I have contributed to my first Kickstarter ever, for Grim Dawn

I'll still be playing D3... eventually, but I'm looking forward to Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn that much more.

Very impressive cinematic and classy menu in D3 though.

Did the co-op bundle. The fact that he worked on Titan Quest did it for me.
 
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170. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:08 xXBatmanXx
 
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:04:
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.

You've conveniently ignored the fact that "issues" doesn't equate to being completely unable to play. Have other games had bugs? Sure. Did those bugs prevent me from playing said game for half a day? No, that's pretty much just WoW and Diablo 3.

NO it isn't. UBI Games. I am sure someone knows a list off of the top of their head, I just don't care.
 
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169. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:04 MadBoris
 
grudgebearer wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:51:
While you guys are waiting to play D3, you can wet-your-whistle with this excellent review

It may be a little biased, they only focus on the high points of the game he paid for long ago.

I just had to say thx.
 
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168. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:04 Teddy
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on May 15, 2012, 18:00:
Name one game that hasn't had issues at launch in the last 10 years.

You've conveniently ignored the fact that "issues" doesn't equate to being completely unable to play. Have other games had bugs? Sure. Did those bugs prevent me from playing said game for half a day? No, that's pretty much just WoW and Diablo 3.
 
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167. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:03 MoreLuckThanSkill
 
Well, the one good thing coming out of this always online D3 debacle(as of 6pm EST) is that I have contributed to my first Kickstarter ever, for Grim Dawn

I'll still be playing D3... eventually, but I'm looking forward to Torchlight 2 and Grim Dawn that much more.

Very impressive cinematic and classy menu in D3 though.
 
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