Diablo III Catch-All 2.0

So I've run into an issue (other than the queuing). It looks like since I installed before I had a key it installed as a "starter edition". I've since upgraded to standard and it shows as such on battle.net. In game however it still has the "upgrade now!" button and all that does is take me to a page where it shows me I have the standard edition. Anyone else run into this/have a fix?

StaggerLee wrote:
Farscry wrote:

I pity the fools who thought it was worth using a vacation day to try to play this today. ;)

Yay for unemployment!

Well, I certainly hope you've been one of the lucky ones who's gotten to actually play it today instead of playing the Login Screen subgame then!

I can imagine how Blizzard is between a rock and a hard place right now.

Imagine, if you will...

So you plan for release with an estimate of peak demand during that most important first day/week. You size, configure and stage enough servers to meet that demand. Maybe even add in extra for unbridled optimism. Then demand outstrips available resource. It's not like you have spare servers ready to go. If you did, you might as well have put them online to begin with. So now you scramble.

Having said that, the fact that servers are being taken down implies software changes are being applied. Wonder what limit the true stress test found...

Not sure I'll be getting to this before Wednesday evening.

stevenmack wrote:

Is there a problem with achievements unlocking? I'm pretty sure I should at least have the "kill the skeleton king on normal" one
...on account of killing the skeleton king. on normal. 0_o

That's likely just a huge lag monster, related to the tinkering they're doing on the servers...I got 3 achievements at one time related to combat while I was in town earlier.

Nomad wrote:

I almost named my barbarian Bain Capital.

DO THAT!!!

I decided to get the game and got it installed. Of course I can't play yet because there seems to be maintenance. Anyway my tag is Cragmyre#1609 and my steam id is in my signature.

Don't know if it's an issue or not but I noticed that on the EU digital download version, the server still defaults to "The Americas" (or it did for me anyway - maybe it remembered it from the beta?).

I wonder if the US servers are getting hit extra hard because people over here aren't noticing right away?

Servers down and I just got home to play... ARRRRGGGG!!!!

SodaGremlin wrote:

Servers down and I just got home to play... ARRRRGGGG!!!!

Welcome to the rest of the week.

Farscry wrote:
StaggerLee wrote:
Farscry wrote:

I pity the fools who thought it was worth using a vacation day to try to play this today. ;)

Yay for unemployment!

Well, I certainly hope you've been one of the lucky ones who's gotten to actually play it today instead of playing the Login Screen subgame then!

Thankfully I got up at 5:30 am so I could play. I had figured the servers would be f'ed up after midnight, but clear up by early morning, so I went to bed early, did my best it's-christmas-eve-and-i'm-5-years-old impression and got up to play. Got some good time in before hte morning downtime, hitting lvl 11. Got a 3-man GWJer party going when servers scame back around 1 and played for another hour and change before they went down again. Not too shabby, but less than I'd expected.

stevenmack wrote:

Don't know if it's an issue or not but I noticed that on the EU digital download version, the server still defaults to "The Americas" (or it did for me anyway - maybe it remembered it from the beta?).

I wonder if the US servers are getting hit extra hard because people over here aren't noticing right away?

that's curious. and odd. and possibly causing more hell (hehe) than blizzard expected.

Added myself to the doc. LupusUmbrus#1806

Doing the single player run before co-op thing, but looking forward to smashing demons with fellow goodjers.

On top of the server issues, my internet keeps sh*tting itself. I wonder if it has anything to do with Diablo constantly trying to connect to the server.

stevenmack wrote:

Is there a problem with achievements unlocking? I'm pretty sure I should at least have the "kill the skeleton king on normal" one
...on account of killing the skeleton king. on normal. 0_o

Not that I'm overly concerned about achievements, but would be nice.

Other than that and a little hiccup trying to login at 6pm (took a few attempts - well, more than a few) it's been suspiciously painless.

Achievement earning is/was borked. My monk is now part way into Act II. I played through Act I before leaving for work this morning and earned a grand total of 1 achievement (the feat of strength for participating in beta).

So some people have actually been able to play Diablo III? Blizzard must know my schedule, any attempt I've made at playing the game during my free time hasn't got past the title screen.

I'm starting to think there is no actual gameplay and everyone who says they actually got to play is lying.

Steam invites sent to macbrave and cragmyre.

3:30 pm looks like go time. I guess I'll have to find something to do until then.

I have a level 10 barbarian on Normal from this morning's Goodjer run, and this afternoon I was able to get a Demon Hunter up to level 8 on Hardcore. Killing the Skeleton King was a LOT different when you aren't allowed to die and are squishy.

Anyhow, the middle girl turned 3 today and we're off to Chuck-E-by-god-Cheese for some "pizza" and fun, hopefully things will be up and running later. Cheers!

UGGGH I HATE YOU BLIZZARD!

the boredom/anxiety made me click on spoilers on some forum..

what's been seen in the first 15 sec of the video cannot be unseen.

guhghghhh i hate myself, i m so dumb.

Still havent gotten steam invite. http://steamcommunity.com/id/WayfarerJones/

and as with others, finally got home to play and boom, serverheadshot

tuffalobuffalo wrote:

3:30 pm looks like go time. I guess I'll have to find something to do until then.

I, too, have every confidence that THIS particular "one hour till go time" prediction will be the correct one, and the other 4 identical predictions were just for funsies.

Very glad Warlock released so I have something to do besides hammer the login button on this.

Herp Derp now I am home and I can enjoy the true Diablo experience of trolling the bnet forums to see when the game is up!

Steam invite would be appreciated.

Battletag
ArtOfScience#1422

Steam ID
http://steamcommunity.com/id/thearto...

EDIT: Thanks for the invite tuff

Gah, should have expected it, but disappointing nonetheless.

Had a fun time at lunch today going out with some friends from work to pick up copies. The five of us cleaned the shelf at Walmart out, leaving only one left on the shelf. The best part though is that a game clerk came chasing after us as we were checking out and gave everyone a free poster! Very cool, especially for Walmart.

Gunner#1363 for my Battletag.

Invites sent to Wayfarer and TheArtOfScience.

*stares at cat*

*cat stares back*

Tannhauser wrote:

So some people have actually been able to play Diablo III? Blizzard must know my schedule, any attempt I've made at playing the game during my free time hasn't got past the title screen.

I'm starting to think there is no actual gameplay and everyone who says they actually got to play is lying. :P

It's just a massive bot campaign from Blizzard... All this is a 7 gig download for a login screen... Highest grossing video game heist ever.

One thing that would be nice is if the social interface reminded me who I've invited to my game. b/c I have no brain and hence will likely accidentally spam some of you when you decline. Apologies in advance.

Tannhauser wrote:

So some people have actually been able to play Diablo III? Blizzard must know my schedule, any attempt I've made at playing the game during my free time hasn't got past the title screen.

I'm starting to think there is no actual gameplay and everyone who says they actually got to play is lying. :P

Ah, but wait until you get in and see the majesty of the rainbow waterfalls zone. The unicorns are magnificent.

Moggy wrote:

You size, configure and stage enough servers to meet that demand. Maybe even add in extra for unbridled optimism. Then demand outstrips available resource. It's not like you have spare servers ready to go. If you did, you might as well have put them online to begin with. So now you scramble.

Having said that, the fact that servers are being taken down implies software changes are being applied. Wonder what limit the true stress test found...

They need to fire a few sysadmins and hire some data center consultants. With all the data they've collected on WoW launches and the like, they should have this down. This is pretty much the failest fail that ever failed.

Also, has Blizzard not heard of outsourcing to cloud companies on a pay-as-you-go basis?

mindset.threat wrote:

What do you guys think about a Witch Doctor build based around dots instead of pets? Kinda like an affliction lock. The pets all seem underwhelming to me.

Thats my preferred way to play him. Not a fan of the pets...