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 Battle.net 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 Battle.net.
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 09:21
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:21
Apr 20, 2012, 09:21
 
Not going to play myself. Probably a pretty sizeable download, and it'd only be for this weekend, after all.

I'm saving myself for May 15th
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 09:25
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:25
Apr 20, 2012, 09:25
 
Nice, downloading. I'm curious what all the fuss is about.
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 09:26
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:26
Apr 20, 2012, 09:26
 
Ventura wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 09:21:
Not going to play myself. Probably a pretty sizeable download, and it'd only be for this weekend, after all.

I'm saving myself for May 15th

Sizable being only ~4GB...took me around 20 minutes to complete with the downloader hovering at 1.2Mb/s
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 09:27
nin
 
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:27
Apr 20, 2012, 09:27
 nin
 
Probably a pretty sizeable download

3 and a half gig...

Also...

GIMMIE GIMMIE GIMMIE!!!!


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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 09:39
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 09:39
Apr 20, 2012, 09:39
 
There goes the neighborhood. I wont even try logging in this weekend
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:02
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:02
Apr 20, 2012, 10:02
 
Hudson wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 09:39:
There goes the neighborhood. I wont even try logging in this weekend

Ya, better to take a break and run around in the yard with Gunnar.
Kittens!
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:11
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:11
Apr 20, 2012, 10:11
 
Downloading now. Want to see what it's like and whether I should even think about buying it later.
"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." -- Bertrand Russell (I think...)
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:28
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:28
Apr 20, 2012, 10:28
 
Ive tried the beta (on a friend's account), its more of the same. If you Loved D2 you will probably love this iteration as well. Myself Im kind of dissapointed they took Satanic references out of the game and have distanced Sanctuary's mythology from the classical judeo/christian belief. Other than that its the same old shit.

I will download to test how the game works with my new monitor. These kind of games suck when the run in the low FPS range...
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:33
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:33
Apr 20, 2012, 10:33
 
With 1.2mb/s it would have taken you about an hour and not 20 minutes

;p
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:48
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:48
Apr 20, 2012, 10:48
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 10:33:
With 1.2mb/s it would have taken you about an hour and not 20 minutes

;p

I know...it was a matter of 'perspective' in terms of their P2P client's reporting. That said, the point was that the download wasn't as big as people may think.

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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:52
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:52
Apr 20, 2012, 10:52
 
Hehe, yeah.. nevermind ... it's the IT dude in me knowing nonsense like that and noticing it at random.

With these bad graphics It's no wonders that the download ain't so big
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 10:55
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 10:55
Apr 20, 2012, 10:55
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 10:33:
With 1.2mb/s it would have taken you about an hour and not 20 minutes

;p

How dare you bring math into an exaggerated discussion...

-Alamar
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:15
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:15
Apr 20, 2012, 11:15
 
sauron wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 10:02:
Hudson wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 09:39:
There goes the neighborhood. I wont even try logging in this weekend

Ya, better to take a break and run around in the yard with Gunnar.

Steam: SpectralMeat
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:23
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:23
Apr 20, 2012, 11:23
 
Finally I will be able to give it a try before receiving the Collector's Edition.

Everyone is getting Error 12 because it's too early, right?
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:30
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:30
Apr 20, 2012, 11:30
 
Yeah I think so, beta starts at Noon Pacific, 3pm Eastern. 3.5 hours to go still.

It downloaded really fast...I'm expecting this to be a very short demo.
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:40
Verno
 
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:40
Apr 20, 2012, 11:40
 Verno
 
Despite claims to the contrary by the usual suspects it will take about an hour, maybe an hour and a half if you take your time. It's fun but fleeting, just enough to give you a feel for the basics.

You can do some replays to up the play time of course. My favorite class was the Wizard followed closely by the Barb. Monk was pretty cool as well though hes balanced a little weirdly.
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:43
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:43
Apr 20, 2012, 11:43
 
already installed and waiting for the go
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:48
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:48
Apr 20, 2012, 11:48
 
I'll give it a go just to chuckle at 10 year old game mechanics and 6 year old graphics.
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:55
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:55
Apr 20, 2012, 11:55
 
Verno wrote on Apr 20, 2012, 11:40:
Despite claims to the contrary by the usual suspects it will take about an hour, maybe an hour and a half if you take your time. It's fun but fleeting, just enough to give you a feel for the basics.

You can do some replays to up the play time of course. My favorite class was the Wizard followed closely by the Barb. Monk was pretty cool as well though hes balanced a little weirdly.

As with, every single thing in life... Your 'mileage may vary'... Don't need to be snarky about again disagreeing with other people's also-nearly-useless estimates...

I got at least 2-3 hours of 'enjoyment' out of my initial play through, because I'm all about 'defeating the fog (of war)', so if you play like that, and kill every mob and (nearly every) breakable item along the way, it could take that long...

My second playthrough, with my boss (his first), was all about following the 'path of least resistance', and it was over so quickly... And he commented, when the 'you beat beta' line came up, 'wtf, that's it?'... I giggled (yes, like a schoolgirl)...

-Alamar
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend
Apr 20, 2012, 11:59
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Re: Diablo III Open Beta Weekend Apr 20, 2012, 11:59
Apr 20, 2012, 11:59
 
I may just give it a go, to see how bad the lag is on my connection. It's cool they're opening it up to everyone.

Creston
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