Diablo IV Early Access

Gamers who have waited a hell of a long time for Diablo IV are in luck, as Early Access is now underway for the action/RPG sequel. This is on all platforms for those who pre-purchased the fancy Ultimate or Digital Deluxe editions. Patch notes on the game's forums outline a version 1.0.2 server hotfix that's live. Here's the previously released Launch Live Action Trailer, and here's more on why the beleaguered population of Tristram can't seem to catch a break:
Diablo® IV is the ultimate action RPG experience with endless evil to slaughter, countless abilities to master, nightmarish dungeons, and legendary loot. Embark on the campaign solo or with friends, meeting memorable characters through beautifully dark settings and a gripping story, or explore an expansive end game and shared world where players can meet in towns to trade, team up to battle world bosses, or descend into PVP zones to test their skills against other players – no lobbies necessary – with cross-play and cross-progression on all available platforms.

This is only the beginning for Diablo® IV, with new events, stories, seasons, rewards, and more looming on the horizon.
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access
Jun 4, 2023, 11:40
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RogueSix wrote on Jun 3, 2023, 03:44:
RogueSix wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 13:53:
My experience has been smooth but not flawless. This might be a class or maybe even skill related bug so maybe only Necromancers are experiencing it but I get stuck in some infinite channeling animation sporadically. This can only be interrupted by executing an action like raising a skeleton from a corpse. On one occasion, I had no corpses nearby and the only way I could see was to relog which was very annoying since I was near the end of a bigger dungeon (relog = full reset and respawn in town).

Quoting myself to post a little update: It is actually sufficient to just start any other animation so even an emote works to break the channeling animation freeze. Seems a bit silly to run around during some boss fights spamming 'Hello' but at least it works .

I'm picturing that and it is quite amusing in my head.
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access
Jun 3, 2023, 23:40
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fakespyder wrote on Jun 3, 2023, 18:50:
Going by the thumbnail: it's great to see the Q.Shaman found employment.
Okay, I chuckled at that...
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Jun 3, 2023, 18:50
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Going by the thumbnail: it's great to see the Q.Shaman found employment.
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access
Jun 3, 2023, 11:14
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 3, 2023, 11:14
Jun 3, 2023, 11:14
 
Yes, I paid extra to gain early access, no regrets whatsoever! Even at my mid-life age, I took the day off from work to chill out and enjoy myself with D4, well worth it! Game is outstanding, couldn't have asked for more, fun to explore the environments, treasure hunt, and follow the story. Graphics are incredible.
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Jun 3, 2023, 06:52
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 3, 2023, 06:52
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And all the shit we did and people we hurt in the past just falls away and we are white as snow again in the light of Diablo 4. Praise be to the gaming gods! Wings

Or some people compartmentalize better than you can.
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 3, 2023, 03:44
Jun 3, 2023, 03:44
 
RogueSix wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 13:53:
My experience has been smooth but not flawless. This might be a class or maybe even skill related bug so maybe only Necromancers are experiencing it but I get stuck in some infinite channeling animation sporadically. This can only be interrupted by executing an action like raising a skeleton from a corpse. On one occasion, I had no corpses nearby and the only way I could see was to relog which was very annoying since I was near the end of a bigger dungeon (relog = full reset and respawn in town).

Quoting myself to post a little update: It is actually sufficient to just start any other animation so even an emote works to break the channeling animation freeze. Seems a bit silly to run around during some boss fights spamming 'Hello' but at least it works .
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Jun 3, 2023, 02:41
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 3, 2023, 02:41
Jun 3, 2023, 02:41
 
Must. Go. To. Bed.
But. Diablo. IV. SO. Fun!

Traded in my wife's old PS4 and some games to get Blizzard cards and pay for this thing. I have avoided even the opening movies online, so it was 100% fresh to me tonight. Such a blast.

My only complaints: I have both CE version of Diablo III. I wish the CE version of this wasn't a box you had to pay even more for. And having other people in the world with you is a bit odd. I thought it was only going to be like Guild Wars were they were in the city/camps with you, but not in the overworld. Someone came and started a battle with a guy while I was still listening to his dialogue. Kind of annoying.

Otherwise, graphics are great. Runs great. (I did get kicked off once for "network issues" and it wouldn't let me back on for 5 minutes, but...) Love the controller support on PC. FINALLY.
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Jun 3, 2023, 00:48
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animal wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 18:26:
looks like the game supports LAN, ... if you work at Blizzard. Blank

LAN-related command line launch parameters:

-lanserveraddress: Sets the address of the LAN server.
-lsa: Enables the LAN server.
-lanuserproxyaddress: Sets the user proxy address for the LAN server.
-lupa: Enables user proxy for the LAN server.

There's some option in the social menu to detect people on the same LAN as you and show them, so the parameters might have something to do with that.
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Jun 2, 2023, 21:49
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 21:49
Jun 2, 2023, 21:49
 
And all the shit we did and people we hurt in the past just falls away and we are white as snow again in the light of Diablo 4. Praise be to the gaming gods! Wings
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Jun 2, 2023, 21:37
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 21:37
Jun 2, 2023, 21:37
 
Ended up paying up so that I could play this weekend, was trying to hold out, but I just couldn't make it. Guess I have more money than sense these days.
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Jun 2, 2023, 21:37
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KataSteel wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 19:13:
"Gamers who have waited a hell of a long time for Diablo IV are in luck"
lol, paying $80+ dollars for a game is not luck.

When I look back and see how many hours I've put into the various Diablo games, at 70 dollars the hours played per dollar is still incredible value.
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Jun 2, 2023, 21:07
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 21:07
Jun 2, 2023, 21:07
 
I read this as Diablo Intravenous.
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access
Jun 2, 2023, 19:13
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 19:13
Jun 2, 2023, 19:13
 
"Gamers who have waited a hell of a long time for Diablo IV are in luck"
lol, paying $80+ dollars for a game is not luck.
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access
Jun 2, 2023, 18:26
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 18:26
Jun 2, 2023, 18:26
 
looks like the game supports LAN, ... if you work at Blizzard. Blank

LAN-related command line launch parameters:

-lanserveraddress: Sets the address of the LAN server.
-lsa: Enables the LAN server.
-lanuserproxyaddress: Sets the user proxy address for the LAN server.
-lupa: Enables user proxy for the LAN server.
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Jun 2, 2023, 17:25
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Riahderymnmaddog wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 17:21:
This game is TRASH! Can't even get 40 FPS with MAX setting and 200% resolution scale at 4k unless I turn DLSS on! WTF?

Pretty funny...;) Not too far off some posts, I bet...;)
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Jun 2, 2023, 17:23
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Laughing Man wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 14:54:
This is probably the smoothest AAA launch that has ever occurred. Been playing with a group of friends and we hit 50 around 6am. The story is great and the graphics are amazing. The 4k texture pack is something that should be a part of every game at this point and was a pleasant surprise to see when I installed yesterday.

You guys are making it hard for me to continue to resist! Glad that you like the story & the graphics! Usually over the years I've found that in-game "high-res" texture patches included by the developer are sort of lightweight and usually less than I expect--but you sound enthusiastic about this one! I agree that the warm response the EA version has garnered with pretty much everyone makes it a much easier decision! There were many things I didn't like about D3, so I never bought that one. How's the D4 single-player game?
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Jun 2, 2023, 17:21
 
This game is TRASH! Can't even get 40 FPS with MAX setting and 200% resolution scale at 4k unless I turn DLSS on! WTF?
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Jun 2, 2023, 15:31
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 15:31
Jun 2, 2023, 15:31
 
As it so happens I'm going with a few RL friends to a real bona fide LAN party next week. Thursday till Sunday. Well I don't really know if it qualifies as a LAN party since we will all be connected to the Internet, but still, desktop PCs, monitors the works....It has been decided we will be playing D4 and starting from scratch. So I will be buying the game, but I'm not forking out the extra dough so I can get in just a few days early. I don't have great expectations of the game going in, but maybe I'm gonna be pleasantly surprised. I know it's going to be fun playing with friends, especially in that kind of setting, we'll see if the game keeps my attention for any real period of time after that.
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Jun 2, 2023, 15:04
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Jun 2, 2023, 15:04
 
Laughing Man wrote on Jun 2, 2023, 14:54:
This is probably the smoothest AAA launch that has ever occurred. Been playing with a group of friends and we hit 50 around 6am. The story is great and the graphics are amazing. The 4k texture pack is something that should be a part of every game at this point and was a pleasant surprise to see when I installed yesterday.

Well, the real launch is on the 5th/6th. We'll see if old Palpy executes Error 37 then.
Though I suspect it'll be pretty smooth too.
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Jun 2, 2023, 14:55
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Re: Diablo IV Early Access Jun 2, 2023, 14:55
Jun 2, 2023, 14:55
 
Flawless launch for pc
It's just down to little bug like an aspect dungeon Oldstones that could not be completed because the enemies poop out 3/4 through the bar you have to fill. But that is a dungeon objective bug not a launch flaw.
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