Diablo III Catch-All

emyln wrote:

The manuals are where a lot of the storytelling happened.

That looks more accurate now. The cutscenes were mostly about the Wanderer + Marius and really didn't setup most of what was going on in the game.

However, Blizzard crammed a ton of lore into their manuals back in the day. I think that's less the case now (SC2 barely had a manual) with most of the lore for their games explored through tie-in merch and in-game (infamously brought up at a GDC panel in '09 according to Idle Thumbs).

INTERNET CLAIM TO (PATHETIC) FAME!

I actually have a top rated comment on a D2 cutscene someone threw up on youtube.

shoptroll wrote:
emyln wrote:

The manuals are where a lot of the storytelling happened.

That looks more accurate now. The cutscenes were mostly about the Wanderer + Marius and really didn't setup most of what was going on in the game.

I thought the movies did a wonderful job of explaining why you were where you were, and why the forces of Hell were arrayed against you every step if the way. Assuming of course you caught on to the fact that you were following after the people in the cutscenes. It may have been accidental (I read somewhere that the people who were making the movies thought you were playing as the Dark Wanderer) but it was still a brilliant storytelling device.

Spoiler:

The east. Always, to the east.

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The yeast, always with the yeast.

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The beast. Always eaten by the beast.

Well now that the beta has officially ended, nothing like having mouths water and foam in anticipation You can count me in as one of the player who will be methodically exploring the world and soaking in the story as I go through the first playthrough. My battle net is Goldensly#1540

Goldensly wrote:

Well now that the beta has officially ended, nothing like having mouths water and foam in anticipation You can count me in as one of the player who will be methodically exploring the world and soaking in the story as I go through the first playthrough. My battle net is Goldensly#1540

Might be the opposite of my approach, I choose to get drunk and click click click.

Show of hands...

Who else tried to log on to the Beta this afternoon, hoping that they just went ahead and left the servers on?

That they wouldn't leave us out in the cold for 2 weeks.

*raises hand*

What's weird, is my client patched.

Not sure that is weird, it will probably keep patching up til release, so day 1 you'll be able to log in and attach a gamekey to the account.

Dunno, Blizzard likes to keep their beta clients and their retail clients separate.

Computer upgrade for this has been ordered. I am pumped.

BadKen wrote:

Dunno, Blizzard likes to keep their beta clients and their retail clients separate.

You can nab the launch client already. It's definitely different than the beta client.

I'll be on as Krev#1833 as summer responsibilities permit.

Spoiler:

Please let me find responsible group members who won't leave me with the entire workload while they vanish for weeks to play Diablo 3.

I tend to (on 1st playthrough) scour the entire map of every area. On later plays, I may or may not be so OCD.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

I tend to (on 1st playthrough) scour the entire map of every area. On later plays, I may or may not be so OCD.

I'd say that I fall into that category as well. haha

BadKen wrote:

Dunno, Blizzard likes to keep their beta clients and their retail clients separate.

If you're a WoW annual passer, or have already purchased the game digitally, please note that the Retail client is different than the Beta client.

Full instructions for downloading the retail client are on the official Blizz website.

The Beta client won't help you anymore. It was only ever intended to include the Beta content.

Wink_and_the_Gun wrote:

I tend to (on 1st playthrough) scour the entire map of every area. On later plays, I may or may not be so OCD.

I might be rolling a single-player character just for exploring and taking the time to "stay awhile and listen". I got into D2 a year or two after all my friends and passed up playing with them so I could savor the game at my own pace. Probably not doing that this time around.

Michael Zenke wrote:

Full instructions for downloading the retail client are on the official Blizz website.

I really wish there was a way to get my key from Amazon so I could pre-load the game ahead of time :\

I plan on rocking the single player, then riding on all of your coatails for item searching.

Grenn wrote:

I plan on rocking the single player, then riding on all of your coatails for item searching. ;)

So, healing-specced Monk then?

Michael Zenke wrote:
BadKen wrote:

Dunno, Blizzard likes to keep their beta clients and their retail clients separate.

If you're a WoW annual passer, or have already purchased the game digitally, please note that the Retail client is different than the Beta client.

Full instructions for downloading the retail client are on the official Blizz website.

The Beta client won't help you anymore. It was only ever intended to include the Beta content.

funnily enough I think I did that a few weeks ago thinking it was the beta version

So, roughly how many bottles of nyQuil would I have to drink to go to sleep tonight and wake up on the 15th...?

I think you'll need to cut in some Benadryl between bottles just to make sure you get the full sleepytime effect

So... uh... what's everybody playing while waiting for the 15th? I need more ideas.

Must watch Netflix..must not think about Diablo. Time can't pass quick enough.

Reroll your Skyrim characters, you'll be fine. Should I uninstall the beta?

Hypatian wrote:

So... uh... what's everybody playing while waiting for the 15th? I need more ideas.

Preparing myself for hardcore D3 with a beatdown from Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup.

Mostly Firefall for me.

LiquidMantis wrote:

Mostly Firefall for me.

Yeah, me too. Except I play Firefall by sitting alone in a dark room, wishing I had access to the Firefall beta.

Waiting for Diablo III makes me feel lonely and sad. :C