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Diablo III Starter Edition

Battle.net announces the release of a free starter edition of Diablo III, allowing the chance to sample Blizzard's action/RPG sequel through level 13 and up to the encounter with the Skeleton King. Word is: "Any progress and achievements you earn while playing the Starter Edition will automatically carry over if you decide to upgrade to the full version of Diablo III, and the Starter Edition restrictions will be removed." This FAQ has more details.

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22. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 15, 2012, 18:23 Kitkoan
 
panbient wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 07:01:
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 21:09:
You really think someone is going to see a game on the shelf, and walk away and go home first to research it? No. Get real.

If that's what people need to do these days, then we've entered a sad time.

Or you know, they could just pick up the box, turn it to the side (either side) and read 'Internet Connection Required', it's also specified again, on the top and bottom flaps of the box too.

So if reading a requirement that's printed on the box 4 times is too much for people to do these days, they yes, we've entered a very sad time.

Oh wait! It's also printed on the front AND back too. So it's literally on every single side of the box.

Does it say required to play or just required? Many people these days are used to seeing required and knowing it means a rare check or two, but not always online the whole time
 
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21. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 15, 2012, 13:44 Ant
 
... Also, people really still use 'sheeple'?
I still say r0d3ntz.
 
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20. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 15, 2012, 12:50 MattyC
 
Shok wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 21:49:
I would like to think the inevitable Diablo 3 expansion will be a terrible failure but some people just buy Blizzard games no matter what so they'll get their 5 million sales again. Sheeple...

I don't think D3 was an amazing game by any stretch. It was also somewhat less than I would expect for a Blizzard title. That said, seriously? Most people, including the whiners, got over 100 hours out of the title, so it obviously wasn't that bad. People will certainly play things for a bit even after they have stopped having fun with them if they hope it will become fun later, but not for 100+ hours...

EDIT: Also, people really still use 'sheeple'?
 
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19. Guest Pass? Aug 15, 2012, 08:09 Ant
 
So, SE is the same as guest pass.  
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18. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 15, 2012, 07:39 Julio
 
panbient wrote on Aug 15, 2012, 07:01:
So it's literally on every single side of the box.

But did they print it on the inside of the box too? Otherwise someone could miss it

Looks to me like D3 is in trouble now.
 
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17. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 15, 2012, 07:01 panbient
 
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 21:09:
You really think someone is going to see a game on the shelf, and walk away and go home first to research it? No. Get real.

If that's what people need to do these days, then we've entered a sad time.

Or you know, they could just pick up the box, turn it to the side (either side) and read 'Internet Connection Required', it's also specified again, on the top and bottom flaps of the box too.

So if reading a requirement that's printed on the box 4 times is too much for people to do these days, they yes, we've entered a very sad time.

Oh wait! It's also printed on the front AND back too. So it's literally on every single side of the box.
 
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16. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 15, 2012, 03:29 Luke
 
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 21:09:
eunichron wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:44:
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:14:
cool, it says your character will come over. that's a good message.

now, what about message about always online DRM. playing single player, online. is that message clear or is it still buried in fine print someone on the cover, phrased in a vague manner?

You mean as clear as when they openly announced it months before launch, and repeated it ad nauseum until the game was released?

Are you even trying anymore?
Ya, because everyone reads gaming news websites before they buy a game. No. People just go and enter a gaming shop and suddenly buy whatever they see on the shelves that looks good. if the cover doesn't have the necessary "research" on it, then the buyer assumes the research has already been done, by the company, in the favor of the customer. But, fine print messages aren't really in the favor of the customer.

You really think someone is going to see a game on the shelf, and walk away and go home first to research it? No. Get real.

If that's what people need to do these days, then we've entered a sad time.

You really think someone is going to see a game on the shelf, and walk away and go home first to research it? No. Get real

And thats what those compagnies know they are not doing , put a golden ribbon around the package and people buy it , and then ignore them i hate beeing but..cked
 
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15. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 22:44 eunichron
 
Luke wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:49:
Is blizzasco even trying ?

Actually, if you look at their latest announcement about Legendaries, yeah, they are trying.

It doesn't excuse that those are design philosophies that should have been in the game before launch, but it proves they are listening.
 
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14. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 22:13 Fantaz
 
Does this mean the D3 Guest Passes are useless now?  
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13. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 21:49 Shok
 
I would like to think the inevitable Diablo 3 expansion will be a terrible failure but some people just buy Blizzard games no matter what so they'll get their 5 million sales again. Sheeple...  
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12. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 21:28 PHJF
 
Wow, the Diablo III beta really *was* nothing more than a demo.  
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11. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 21:09 deqer
 
eunichron wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:44:
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:14:
cool, it says your character will come over. that's a good message.

now, what about message about always online DRM. playing single player, online. is that message clear or is it still buried in fine print someone on the cover, phrased in a vague manner?

You mean as clear as when they openly announced it months before launch, and repeated it ad nauseum until the game was released?

Are you even trying anymore?
Ya, because everyone reads gaming news websites before they buy a game. No. People just go and enter a gaming shop and suddenly buy whatever they see on the shelves that looks good. if the cover doesn't have the necessary "research" on it, then the buyer assumes the research has already been done, by the company, in the favor of the customer. But, fine print messages aren't really in the favor of the customer.

You really think someone is going to see a game on the shelf, and walk away and go home first to research it? No. Get real.

If that's what people need to do these days, then we've entered a sad time.
 
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10. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:49 Luke
 
eunichron wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:44:
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:14:
cool, it says your character will come over. that's a good message.

now, what about message about always online DRM. playing single player, online. is that message clear or is it still buried in fine print someone on the cover, phrased in a vague manner?

You mean as clear as when they openly announced it months before launch, and repeated it ad nauseum until the game was released?

Are you even trying anymore?

Is blizzasco even trying ?
 
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9. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:44 eunichron
 
deqer wrote on Aug 14, 2012, 20:14:
cool, it says your character will come over. that's a good message.

now, what about message about always online DRM. playing single player, online. is that message clear or is it still buried in fine print someone on the cover, phrased in a vague manner?

You mean as clear as when they openly announced it months before launch, and repeated it ad nauseum until the game was released?

Are you even trying anymore?
 
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8. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:43 Axis
 
OMG D3 IS GOING TO BE SOOOO AWESOME!!!! HAVENT FELT THIS EXCITED SINCE I WAS 6 JUST ONE YEAR AGO!!  
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7. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:20 Techie714 ©
 
$60.00 <<<UMMM No Way!!  
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6. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:14 deqer
 
cool, it says your character will come over. that's a good message.

now, what about message about always online DRM. playing single player, online. is that message clear or is it still buried in fine print someone on the cover, phrased in a vague manner?
 
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5. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 20:10 Darks
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Aug 14, 2012, 20:01 Rigs
 
I only act out 'cause I want your love...DYNOMITE! Allthumbsup


 
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3. Re: Diablo III Starter Edition Aug 14, 2012, 19:56 Cutter
 
Fight
 
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