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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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166. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 18:00 xXBatmanXx
 
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.

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...
 
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165. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:51 D4rkKnight
 
So let me clarify this, you currently cannot play this game - even though it is out and at retail?  
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164. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:51 grudgebearer
 
While you guys are waiting to play D3, you can wet-your-whistle with this excellent review  
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163. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:49 xXBatmanXx
 
eunichron wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:43:
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:29:
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:53:
7 hours
K? Remember it took 2hrs to beat Fo3, FO:NV and Skyrim too. But my first playthrough of FO3 to complete it was 68hrs, NV was 85hrs, and Skyrim was 168hrs.

On the upside, this gives me time to go fire up the BBQ and roast me up a steak and some burgers. Mmmm...BBQ.

Those guys were doing a total speed run, i.e. skipping almost everything. My friend and I have been playing a coop game and it took us about 4 hours to finish Act I (correcting for AFKs, wife/baby aggro, food breaks, etc.). My guess would be 12-15 hours for a normal person to play through... and that's still only normal mode.

Yeah, the Beta Act 1 took me about 3.5 hours of screwing around and clearing all fog. I think I am on pace to do 3 hours with a Monk on Act 1 clearing all fog and doing everything.
 
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162. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:45 xXBatmanXx
 
Stin wrote on May 15, 2012, 16:37:
If anyone's willing to share a Starter Edition code, I'd be very grateful.

Stin, send me a message, when they hand them out I will fire one over.
 
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161. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:43 xXBatmanXx
 
Teddy wrote on May 15, 2012, 16:04:
Back in again.

The game has managed to delete most of my achievements, though it kept some of them in seemingly random fashion.

THat early in the game the cheevos are worthless and super simple to get. No loss there.
 
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160. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:43 eunichron
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:29:
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:53:
7 hours
K? Remember it took 2hrs to beat Fo3, FO:NV and Skyrim too. But my first playthrough of FO3 to complete it was 68hrs, NV was 85hrs, and Skyrim was 168hrs.

On the upside, this gives me time to go fire up the BBQ and roast me up a steak and some burgers. Mmmm...BBQ.

Those guys were doing a total speed run, i.e. skipping almost everything. My friend and I have been playing a coop game and it took us about 4 hours to finish Act I (correcting for AFKs, wife/baby aggro, food breaks, etc.). My guess would be 12-15 hours for a normal person to play through... and that's still only normal mode.
 
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159. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:40 xXBatmanXx
 
Slashman wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:16:
I'm less concerned about launch than I am the long term implications for this.

You actually lose progress when your game drops. You can't save so you are plunked back in the game with whole areas that you had explored now fogged out again(at least according to one of the first impression reviews). I mean I can't imagine what it would be like to have just nearly beat a hard boss and have your connection drop(either on your end or Blizzard's servers and have to do over the whole section that you just played through).

I'm fine waiting for Grim Dawn and playing other things. D3 just isn't calling to me like its predecessors.

Just warp often. Everytime you go into a cellar or change screens, it saves. I tested it. I came out of the cellar with the wife, then explored a big area and then set idle before going into Cain's pit. It put me back in the cellar with the wife. Big whoop.
 
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158. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:39 Zanthar
 
I can live with the server downtime if it stops all the damn cheating and duping in the previous games. Only time will tell if that's the case though.  
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157. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:38 xXBatmanXx
 
PropheT wrote on May 15, 2012, 15:14:
Krovven wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:48:
Being mad about it is wasted energy, especially when we all knew this was inevitably what was going to happen.

I just can't get on board with it being ok because this stuff happens. It's not unreasonable to expect something better than this.

It's not uncommon for MMO's to have lag, queues, whatever on launch day (which is what this basically is, even if a single player MMO). Glitches are one thing, complete stonewalling by the login server and a three hour shutdown in the middle of the day... people are still at work, kids at school, and some haven't even had a chance to get their copy yet. If it can't handle 2am and it can't handle 12pm, it ain't going to be up later either.

They've talked in interviews about this being the direction that gaming is going, and today is really a pretty good example of why it shouldn't. I'm not really angry about it, just...disgusted, I guess.


I can't agree with that. THe whole thing is pretty complex. We are talking about a GLOBAL system all interconnected, auction house (i put some stuff on it just for fun), SP online, MP online, etc etc etc. I would say it is pretty damn good so far. I am happy to see them being quick and hard on the issues. A couple hours of downtime in the middle of the afternoon? Big whoop. Go outside, it is nice out (ok I already did, mowed the lawn, dog park, beer store) - oh well. I still have things to do!
 
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156. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:37 MadBoris
 
Krovven wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:28:
MadBoris wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:16:
"You" - so my stating obviously really bad things done by a company is out of balance.

State it. No reason to repeat it constantly as you've been doing. We've heard you. You are just trolling and doing it badly.


After I checked your post history, it's YOU who have been defending them. When I made a post about people defending them for a server outage for a release day everyone prepared months for, only you took it personally and said "who's defending them?"

YOU ARE! HELLO?

I checked your post history, I now realize it's all just about Diablo 3 for the past two weeks. I now understand, sorry to offend your sensitivities.

My points are valid, but it is true I don't need to make anymore, I've made enough. I was not trolling in any way. Your need to throw that label at me shows where you are coming from, along with your post history.
 
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155. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:35 Julio
 
Ok - now'll I'll agree it sucks to take servers down and not allow single player...

There really should be zero downtime on a single player game. Stop being cheap Blizzard.
 
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154. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:33 ASeven
 
everyone wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:31:
I'll just leave this here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVcsv3XWIAg

Ah yes, now that's a real ARPG without any shady business practices attached to it.
 
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153. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:31 ASeven
 
Krovven wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:28:
MadBoris wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:16:
"You" - so my stating obviously really bad things done by a company is out of balance.

State it. No reason to repeat it constantly as you've been doing. We've heard you. You are just trolling and doing it badly.


Krovven, the mega fanboi, has ordered you to shut up! I advise you to do the opposite, he truly deserves being the irrelevant fanboi he is.
 
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152. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:31 Zanthar
 
Yay! The servers are down. lol  
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151. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:31 everyone
 
I'll just leave this here...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVcsv3XWIAg
 
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150. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:29 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Cutter wrote on May 15, 2012, 14:53:
7 hours
K? Remember it took 2hrs to beat Fo3, FO:NV and Skyrim too. But my first playthrough of FO3 to complete it was 68hrs, NV was 85hrs, and Skyrim was 168hrs.

On the upside, this gives me time to go fire up the BBQ and roast me up a steak and some burgers. Mmmm...BBQ.
 
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149. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:28 Krovven
 
MadBoris wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:16:
"You" - so my stating obviously really bad things done by a company is out of balance.

State it. No reason to repeat it constantly as you've been doing. We've heard you. You are just trolling and doing it badly.

 
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148. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:25 MadBoris
 
ASeven wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:14:
Dmitri_M wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:09:
Don't twist my words and apply them to something I never directly endorsed.



But this is a nice way to show the danger of a slippery slope. People didn't take a strong stand and now we have this, same with any position in gaming. If something has the potential to turn bad it will.

It's strange that some don't see the basic real life lesson. When people allow people to walk over them, they will, especially when they are trying to sell you something. Giving Blizzard too much control these days reminds me of a Microsoft or an Apple, they will capitalize aggressively.
 
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147. Re: Ships Ahoy - Diablo III May 15, 2012, 17:16 MadBoris
 
Krovven wrote on May 15, 2012, 17:12:
MadBoris wrote on May 15, 2012, 16:53:
What may be stranger still, is that there is still a horde of Blizz fanboys still actively dismissing issues on the D3 boards, aggressively at those that bring up the obvious. It's like a blind cult.

Then there is polar opposite folks that are bitching and trolling the boards when they didn't even buy the game. You balance each other out.


"You" - so my stating obviously really bad things done by a company is out of balance. OK then.

Actually, Blizzard is so about control (for the gamers sake), the public is not allowed to post on their forums, including me.

I do admit, I am entertaining myself here, not to offend anyone. I waited a while to finally see the day come that I knew would come.
Sry, they deserve rational criticism wholeheartedly for the many years of development, and almost year of beta, along with fundamentally major greed prioritized motivations in the online model.

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