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Diablo 3 Beta Weekend Reached 300,000 Concurrent Players

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April 25, 2012 7:56:25 AM

Diablo 3 - the RPG for teenages. Way too easy, just click click. I didn't even use a healing potion, i got bored by the time i reached lvl 6. Great music, but way to much colour and glitter!
No story, no credible characters, kids will love it.
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Anonymous
April 25, 2012 8:00:02 AM

It's like DDOSing servers with a game...

Hmmmm....
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April 25, 2012 8:04:56 AM

kategra84Diablo 3 - the RPG for teenages. Way too easy, just click click. I didn't even use a healing potion, i got bored by the time i reached lvl 6. Great music, but way to much colour and glitter! No story, no credible characters, kids will love it.


Playing the tutorial level really isn't much of an indicator of difficulty.
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April 25, 2012 8:08:07 AM

Checked out the stress test and it was well executed, had some issues to login but generally it was a positive experience even as a stress test. The class balance was soo soo but it usually changes later in the game. The atmosphere in the game were good and i really look forward to the release.

Kategra84: Anyone who knows the Diablo history knows they always been at kid difficulty in act one much like a tutorial for new players. Both Diablo one and two got progressively harder with the added difficulty levels.
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April 25, 2012 8:09:40 AM

I'm no spring chicken and I enjoyed it. having seen pre-view vids I thought the graphics would be too cluttered but was happily proved wrong. Once I had played it through several times I noticed certain musical elements and game content changed as achievements were reached. Subtle reminders of DII appeared after the 4th run through.

I found blue magical items too frequently for early game and the mobs were a bit weak, but then so was DII in the earliest levels. The lack of damage numbers on the abilities was annoying so choosing which runes to use was haphazard at best.

Overall, allowing for the friday night saturday server disconnections it was a good test.

Q
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April 25, 2012 8:11:57 AM

Slomo4shOPlaying the tutorial level really isn't much of an indicator of difficulty.


LVL 6 and still in tutorial? haha
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April 25, 2012 8:12:10 AM

kategra84Diablo 3 - the RPG for teenages. Way too easy, just click click. I didn't even use a healing potion, i got bored by the time i reached lvl 6. Great music, but way to much colour and glitter! No story, no credible characters, kids will love it.


Learn it once Diablo is not an RPG.
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12
April 25, 2012 9:37:55 AM

just like BF3 beta test, players can be a lot since it is FREE. So lets see number again when it launch the live diablo 3.
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April 25, 2012 10:24:13 AM

hate this game rubbish game ever..
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April 25, 2012 10:49:12 AM

2 words. Not ready. When everybody can login successfully the first time and not having 10 different error messages when you log in and having the servers go down because of maintance then it will be ready, until then they still have a lot of work to do. I think they need one more weekend of testing, IMO.
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Anonymous
April 25, 2012 11:24:15 AM

Have had the D3 beta for months. Awesome storyline and voice acting as expected but sadly the game is all too linear. Skills handed automatically. Runes too linear and obvious. All in all it's no longer an action rpg but a mmo hack and slash click fest.

Am going to buy it for the storyline but when done with that I'm going to play more Path of Exile which in complexity is what D3 should have been. (Lacking a little in story and immersion but gameplay is awesome)
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April 25, 2012 11:54:17 AM

played the Beta version of Diablo III and when it's released ill be playing the Witcher II EE

the game is fine but its a click fest just like the last two versions. some people like that and some don't but it's hardly an action RPG. game engine seems to be designed for laptops though, similar to torchlight
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April 25, 2012 11:57:02 AM

I only got the server error the first time I tried to login. Each of my subsequent attempts gave me no issues. I played four different sessions over the weekend with no issue. It still didn't tear me completely away from BF3.

It seems like the same fun ol' game I remember in D1 and D2, but I think I've grown in my gaming tastes and it hasn't? I'll most likely buy it, but I'm not so sure I'll be hell-bent on finishing it for each class like the previous editions.
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April 25, 2012 12:12:47 PM

=== They wanted people to copy/paste their passwords every four seconds and try to log in. That’s exactly the sort of 'stress' they need to test. ===

That's exactly the sort of stress I don't need in my life. Blizzard, please make a version I can play at home without an Internet connection.

Also, removing skill points was a HORRIBLE idea IMO. In D2 I had a ton of fun creating specialized characters, for example Amazons with extreme javelin skills (but almost no bow skills) and so on. Put them back.
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April 25, 2012 12:37:53 PM

Before logging in : Click click click click click click
After logging in : Click click click click click click.....
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April 25, 2012 1:02:03 PM

I also played in the open beta and lets just say, saturday I got on one, lagged for awile, and then they shut the servers down and then Error37'nd everytime till much later on when "looking at the D3 forums" people were saying they were getting in.

I had a chance to play every character all the way through even got a monk to full level (13). I started with D2 in college in 2002 and found skill trees to be sometimes confusing, but reading a guide helps (I was still really new to the whole online game world). The lack of them was a little depressing, only because particular character classes had a move that was way better on second tier, and going back to the origional with a rune in it, didn't seem like an option when killing mobs. So it basically felt like "oooo a lvl what did i get.........oh...nvm" but as in most MMO styled games (even D2) you have to sink a point to unlock the next tier which i understand.

The only issue that would/will keep me from aquiring the game is the constent need for an internet connection, even just to play single player. Just the fact that, if they take the servers down for mantanance, you can't even play the single player campain while you wait. This thought in its self is mind bottling, I can understand the need to take out chances of Piracy but that just seems like to much that i would pay $60 for ownership of a digital copy of a game provided by a company, that said company can inhibit that person, simply by doing something to the server is just bad markiting (i also see "the cloud" like this as well)

Also I would like to see an ability to, after making a game open to the public, being able to close it to the public again w/o having to reload the character. Although i can see how this would be used as a means of "screwing" other players (possabily) out of "fat loots"
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April 25, 2012 1:06:58 PM

It's always been a click game. WTF exactly were you expecting?!

The open beta was fun... short, but fun. Looking forward to the retail release!
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April 25, 2012 1:25:16 PM

And just so everyone knows, there's a gameplay option (I think it was called advanced tool tips) that gives you more details on the ability tool tips. Doesn't give exact damage numbers, but it gives you the 'xxx% weapon damage'.

There's also some randomly named option that lets you put abilities in different slots than they are designed for.
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April 25, 2012 1:29:47 PM

I dont know why but the game just felt very console like to me. I hate to say it but I did cancel my preorder. I can honestly say that I am alot more keen on torchlight 2 now. I hope it will be able to give me my diablo 2 fix I so crave.
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April 25, 2012 1:31:01 PM

2 friends were among the 300,000.
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April 25, 2012 1:45:08 PM

Now if they could just fix the BORING problem. I've had more fun sleeping.
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April 25, 2012 1:51:34 PM

awood28211 said:
Now if they could just fix the BORING problem. I've had more fun sleeping.


That would be called 'the full game'. Where there's more items, more story, more bad buys, more items, higher difficulty, and more items. Although if a clickfest isn't what you're looking for, then yes, it will be boring.
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April 25, 2012 1:52:54 PM

kategra84Diablo 3 - the RPG for teenages. Way too easy, just click click. I didn't even use a healing potion, i got bored by the time i reached lvl 6. Great music, but way to much colour and glitter! No story, no credible characters, kids will love it.


I think you are confusing WoW and Diablo 3.
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April 25, 2012 2:16:10 PM

unionoobLearn it once Diablo is not an RPG.


Of course it's an RPG. To be more specific, an ARPG
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April 25, 2012 2:17:30 PM

GggggodlikeAll in all it's no longer an action rpg but a mmo hack and slash click fest.


It's not an MMO. There's nothing massive about playing with three other people.
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Anonymous
April 25, 2012 2:23:02 PM

lame RPG -- they took out the ability to hostile at random. I buy a game to do whatever i want, not to be carebeared into arenas.
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Anonymous
April 25, 2012 2:39:56 PM

Well i am glad you all could play the game. I could not even get it to install. Tried everything the forums had to offer to get it installed but it would just hang trying to update the setup files! :-(
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April 25, 2012 3:03:42 PM

I am still playing closed beta, one thing I noticed that we disperatly need is ignore option in chat channel, also I don't want others to follow me and stalk me where ever I go, I noticed you can add people to your list of friends without making a request.
Over all the game is better than expected, the RMAH is going to a fun way to sell my loots, no more boting meph runs :(  .
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April 25, 2012 3:05:47 PM

I had fun actually. Got my mage to lv12, monk to 10 and barbarian to lv8. I didn't like the pansy a$s witch doctor. The demon hunter (or assassin/archer whatever) is fine.
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April 25, 2012 3:17:02 PM

Not ready for primetime as three installation failures I learned not to waste any further time and not to waste money on it for at least the first year until they work out the bugs.
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April 25, 2012 3:20:31 PM

superfulaOf course it's an RPG. To be more specific, an ARPG



If its RPG then, how character development can impact your gameplay? Where your decisions can make impact to game? In that case Warcraft 3 is an RPG? because hey, you do quests there, you can get gear, get levels then it is an RPG.
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April 25, 2012 3:39:40 PM

I have closed beta so was able to play prior to the open beta. That said, my buddy and I couldn't get in Saturday evening when we were planning on playing. We gave up after 20-30 minutes and said F it to go play something else. It did work again at like 2-3am. The beta has been fun. I am looking forward to the full version and all the extra content. Leveling, Gear farming woooohoooo! I have requested the 15-17th off from work.
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April 25, 2012 3:58:58 PM

Slomo4shOPlaying the tutorial level really isn't much of an indicator of difficulty.


That wasn't just a "tutorial level" That was the actual game. It was actual content from Act I.
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April 25, 2012 4:29:13 PM

never able to login, will probably never play this since i didn't get the chance to try it out and there's too many other games that i know are good to be playing
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April 25, 2012 6:18:11 PM

I couldn't get passed the graphics, everything maxed and it looks like a 5 year old game :( 
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April 25, 2012 7:29:56 PM

This was one of my anticipated games, played the beta, left disappointed. Didn't like they things they took out, and didn't like the things they replaced it with. At first I was going to pre-order or get at launch, now I'm just going to wait and see, than decide later.
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April 25, 2012 7:43:01 PM

kategra84Diablo 3 - the RPG for teenages. Way too easy, just click click. I didn't even use a healing potion, i got bored by the time i reached lvl 6. Great music, but way to much colour and glitter! No story, no credible characters, kids will love it.


Wait, are you talking about MW3 or Diablo 3? I couldn't tell the difference from your vague description.
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April 25, 2012 7:47:56 PM

jacekringSooo...your single....white....and living in your parents basement...right?


don't forget he's also fat and a virgin
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April 25, 2012 9:15:34 PM

I got 20 minutes into the game, and then my session was "terminated." Tried for over an hour to get back on and was greeted with nothing but "300025" (or whatever) errors. Of all the people who tried it, I had not heard of anyone else kicked off once I got on. Hopefully I won't encounter this during single-player play with the retail version, but with my luck, I expect it.
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Anonymous
April 25, 2012 11:16:08 PM

For everyone moaning about the server issues, you do realise that all these people were trying to connect only on the American servers. There are another 2 regions that will open on release day. 300,000 people playing at the same time on one set of servers during a test weekend. You will have issues. They will be raising and lowering caps. They will be forcing us to copy paste passwords to ensure we don't completely crash the servers. I don't quite understand what people are expecting from what Blizzard freely admitted was a stress test.

In terms of gameplay, I had mixed feelings. Part of me liked that I couldn't nerf a character by putting my skill points into the wrong place (goddamn skeleton mages), but I did like those crazy builds you could get with full customisation. Although I think in the long run it'll add up to a lot more variety in builds as a lot more combinations should work. I liked the random generator adding more places to explore on each playthrough, keeping me interested when otherwise I'd have been bored a long time ago. The crafting system is like a much better gambling system. It has had no effect on my pre-order status (which I can't wait for).

Overall, I'm not worried about bugs, login issues, server crashes or anything like that when it releases. A game involving 4 different classes and 4 different people should have no problems given their experience with WoW. And if it does, I shall eat the DVD.
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April 26, 2012 4:49:56 AM

No, you took it literally.
He meant that the difficulty level of the Normal mode is for the wider audience. Yet, all games are in their normal or default difficulties.


rdzonaThat wasn't just a "tutorial level" That was the actual game. It was actual content from Act I.

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April 26, 2012 6:42:47 AM

I can't believe some of judge a game so quickly, especially a Diablo game.

How's this for you, what if you had to beta test Diablo 2 and the end of the beta was Blood Raven. Would you be satisfied? I doubt it, the game picks up later in the game. You played like a fifth of an act.
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April 26, 2012 9:56:11 AM

Has anyone got any points to argue about the outcome of the open beta, those that played i mean. Whats good about the game play and whats not? Other than connection issues I want to know about the game play, graphics etc?
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April 27, 2012 6:09:00 PM

diablo has always been a click fest, diablo never had the best graphics, diablo has always been a hack and slash. can't wait for may 15th.
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April 28, 2012 4:29:09 PM

michalmierzwaHas anyone got any points to argue about the outcome of the open beta, those that played i mean. Whats good about the game play and whats not? Other than connection issues I want to know about the game play, graphics etc?


been playing closed beta for a month and so far so good. haven't been disconnected once. common issue with the open beta was being unable to log in. it took me 4 to 6 tries before being able to log in. once connected it was smooth sailing. gameplay is classic diablo. hack and slash and looking forward to loots. random elite/special mobs, random caves and dungeons/cellars. there were also random quests that i found which is a nice touch. graphics is nothing special. it's not crappy nor awesome. one major problem i had is with the skill tree UI. it's clunky for me. i just want to stab jay wilson in the face because of that UI design.

can't wait for the official launch.
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April 30, 2012 4:24:25 PM

Looking forward to the monk class ........
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May 1, 2012 12:53:40 AM

First video game that I'm going to wait outside the doors for the midnight release...
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May 1, 2012 3:46:29 PM

Flying-QI'm no spring chicken and I enjoyed it. having seen pre-view vids I thought the graphics would be too cluttered but was happily proved wrong. Once I had played it through several times I noticed certain musical elements and game content changed as achievements were reached. Subtle reminders of DII appeared after the 4th run through.I found blue magical items too frequently for early game and the mobs were a bit weak, but then so was DII in the earliest levels. The lack of damage numbers on the abilities was annoying so choosing which runes to use was haphazard at best.Overall, allowing for the friday night saturday server disconnections it was a good test.Q


When it came to choosing runes, the skill calculator was a lifesaver. Has everything the actual game is missing in terms of numbers etc.

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/calculator/barbarian
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May 1, 2012 5:17:53 PM

if they had LAN play this wouldn't have been a problem.
what would piss you off the most?
buying a $60 game and not being able to play it when ever you wanted where ever you wanted
that was my first exact thought when i tried to play on saturday & sunday and was getting all the error messages, and that the servers were down, or that they were full.
i have seen so much of that on the free 2 play online games i'm done with online only gaming.
and they wonder why pc sales and pc gaming are declining!
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