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Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« on: April 20, 2012, 10:28:58 AM »
And that caveat is that you must have an Blizzard account.  But other than that, you have access to the beta (and ALL the characters) for the entire weekend starting TODAY at noon PST.

So those of you who are interested and didn't get a Beta chance, are you going to play today?

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2012, 12:02:39 PM »
I'll be playing, actually installing it right now.

Offline Rhapsody

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2012, 01:17:48 PM »
I got my beta invite a few weeks ago. It's a lot of fun. I highly, highly recommend it for those who are fans but haven't gotten a chance to check it out yet.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2012, 02:07:27 PM »
Well I would be playing if I wasn't getting error 3005 and cannot log in... Fucking figures.

Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2012, 02:12:16 PM »
3005 is server overload code that Blizz uses.  That'll teach them to make it on-line only.

Sadly I have to wait because I'm visiting the parents.  And getting stuffed like a holiday turkey.

Offline Hemingway

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2012, 02:26:32 PM »
I wish I could try it ( not because I have very high expectations but because I have very low expectations ), but sadly I'm going away and wouldn't have time to play after downloading.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2012, 02:44:32 PM »
3005 is server overload code that Blizz uses.  That'll teach them to make it on-line only.

Sadly I have to wait because I'm visiting the parents.  And getting stuffed like a holiday turkey.

Yeah, well now even though I have an annual pass and the actual game client on my computer... The beta is saying I can't access it cuz I don't have a key.

Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 02:47:18 PM »
Seriously?  Fish on a pogo, can't they do anything right?

Online TheGlyphstone

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 04:02:02 PM »
Sweeeet.

Offline Shjade

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2012, 05:59:51 PM »
Sadly I have to wait because I'm visiting the parents.  And getting stuffed like a holiday turkey.

I didn't know your relationship with your parents was so close. ._.

Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2012, 06:48:03 PM »
I didn't know your relationship with your parents was so close. ._.

Yes, they feed me quite well.  *Burps*

Ok, time for me to wrassle with da beta!

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2012, 09:08:37 PM »
Well I got in finally and completed the beta for the demon hunter.... Max level is 13.

Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2012, 12:21:18 AM »
Got to 10 on Barby.

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Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 01:42:43 AM »
I'm 10 on witch doctor.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2012, 02:52:30 AM »
Yeah, so I'm not sure what they were trying to test out with the beta... is there any interaction with other players they wanted to see or is it just run through the one thing you can play and pray it don't crash?


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Offline Shjade

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2012, 05:02:03 AM »
It's just a stress test, Sin. At least that's what this weekend is about.

So over the course of this afternoon/evening, I ran a monk up to 12, a DH to 8 (9?), Barb to 7, killed the skelly king with all of them. Monk felt the most fun, but DH was the easiest to play because lol homing arrows. Seriously, I don't know if it's just been too long since I played D2 for me to remember, but it feels like it's harder to aim at things in this game than the last one, so those homing arrows really smooth things out. With the monk/barb I had to rely on their AE skills to get the job done.

Seriously though, monk + crippling strike + lifesteal weapons = nigh-unstoppable force. I just sat there and face-tanked the skeleton king in a full group game, barely even scratched me with his big ol' club swinging so slow while I ate up his minions as fast as he summoned them omnomnom.

Feels smoother than D2 did (I would hope so!), looks fairly nice. Sucks that there's still nil for character customization in terms of aesthetics, and the whole Russian accent thing on the monk is kinda "whut?" Also felt relatively stable once I got past the login blockade, though still noticeable lagginess in single-player games is a discouraging sign.

Don't think I'll be picking this one up, in the end. :|

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2012, 02:22:48 PM »
The log in issues was all I had, had no lag what so ever... I want to get all the achieves done so I need to do multiplayer.

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Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #17 on: April 21, 2012, 02:34:36 PM »
The login issue is bugging me.  I still can't get on since last night. :-(

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Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2012, 03:36:11 PM »
I'm still getting Error 37.

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Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2012, 03:51:38 PM »
That's the same one I'm getting.

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Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2012, 04:07:48 PM »
And now it's #3003.

Offline Shjade

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2012, 08:27:27 PM »
Unfortunately those errors are pretty much the purpose of this weekend open beta thing: they want it to flood so they can work on solutions.

...but that means less playtime than you'd want, probably. :|

@Sin: I'd volunteer to team up for co-op achievements, but I dunno anything about how to join specific games. Maybe you invite a friend or something? I dunno. I just jumped into random pubs.

Offline Chris BradyTopic starter

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #22 on: April 22, 2012, 12:37:16 PM »
I can't stand the Monk.  Nor the Witch Doctor.

Bleagh.

The DH is decent and I have yet to start the Wiz.

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Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #23 on: April 22, 2012, 12:55:30 PM »
Barbarian kicked ass.

Offline SinXAzgard21

Re: Diablo 3 Open Beta Weekend with a caveat
« Reply #24 on: April 22, 2012, 01:18:05 PM »
DH is cool, Wizard's first spell you learn from leveling looks like Ironman's photon hand blasts but it is cool.  I need to play a witch doctor.