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Blizzard Closing Down Diablo 3 Beta Servers on May 1

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The closing of Blizzard's beta servers means that Diablo 3 is almost here!

Blizzard said on Tuesday that servers for the Diablo 3 beta will be shut down on May 1. Those who participated in the beta testing will see their beta accounts and character information reset. That said, the full-blown PC game is still on schedule to launch on Windows PC and Mac on Tuesday, May 15.

"Leading up to Diablo's May 15 launch date, players will only be able to create comments and forum posts on the official Diablo III community site if they have pre-purchased Diablo III or have a StarCraft II or an active World of Warcraft game license attached to their Battle.net account," the company said on a blog.

"We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Diablo III beta," the company added. "You've done an admirable job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development."

We covered the beta back in October before the Diablo 3 team made changes to the core systems, reporting our experience playing each class and hacking through the first Act in both single-player and multiplayer scenarios. The Demon Hunter is probably one of the coolest classes in the batch although the Monk isn't your typical robed healer, packing quite a holy punch.

For more hands-on information, here's all five parts of our beta coverage:

Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 1
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 2
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 3
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 4
Diablo 3 Closed Beta Part 5

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    buckcm , April 19, 2012 1:11 AM
    Silly Torchlight clones...
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    thrillhaus , April 19, 2012 1:15 AM
    buckcmSilly Torchlight clones...

    Not sure if you're trying to be ironic or not... but the devs who made Torchlight previously worked on the Diablo franchise.
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    dalethepcman , April 19, 2012 1:24 AM
    and uhh torchlight came out like 10 years after diablo....
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    buckcm , April 19, 2012 1:25 AM
    thrillhausNot sure if you're trying to be ironic or not... but the devs who made Torchlight previously worked on the Diablo franchise.


    As long as Counterstrike is a clone of Combat Arms.
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    confish21 , April 19, 2012 1:33 AM
    buckcmAs long as Counterstrike is a clone of Combat Arms.


    Lool!
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    maxinexus , April 19, 2012 2:09 AM
    Got my D3 pre-ordered hope to get it before 05-15...and then wait for servers to open whooo hooo that is going to be a sick day at work for me lol
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    iknowhowtofixit , April 19, 2012 2:17 AM
    Thumbs up if you are calling in sick to work on 5/15/2012.
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    Darkerson , April 19, 2012 4:01 AM
    Ive had a good time in the beta. Other then the AH issue, Im looking forward to the game.
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    southernshark , April 19, 2012 12:20 PM
    It seems kind of boring to me, like 1999 all over again.
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    thebigt42 , April 19, 2012 12:48 PM
    southernsharkIt seems kind of boring to me, like 1999 all over again.

    I have been playing the beta...and for the life of me I cant see what the HELL is taking so damn long...It looks like the same game with updated graphics (good graphics)
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    halls , April 19, 2012 1:12 PM
    The beta really convinced me that this game is going to be a blast, it is polished to near-perfection. The only, and I do mean only gripe I had with it is the difficulty. The section available to you in the beta is only playable on the lowest (or at least one of the lowest) difficulty settings that will be available, and I don't think I saw anyone die online or off among my friends even once. The game is fun as it is, but it will be much more fun when we actually have to think about how to approach each type of enemy.
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    MrSmitty81 , April 19, 2012 1:32 PM
    Thats what Nightmare and Hell difficulties are for ;)