Diablo III Catch-All

Yay for hypocracy! I'm as giddy as a school girl =)

Luggage wrote:

I've been toying with the idea in recent months of ActiBlizzard preferring non-customers over fans for beta access in recent years. Up until and including WOW:TBC, I always got a beta account (and actually beta tested with bug reports, feedback and stuff like that taken seriously). But ever since then, not a single one. I have payed years of WOW subscriptions of up to 3 accounts, clocked thousands of hours in WoW and hundreds in the RTS games. Most people I know that have similar user stats when it comes to Blizzard games have not received beta access since WOW:TBC as well. Of the people I do know that received beta accounts, all of them were casual, "on and off" WoW subscribers with next to no involvement in older Blizzard titles. I have the feeling they are too sure of their long-time fans and using beta access to lure in new blood, on the fence players and "swing voters". Having a fully loaded BNet account means bottom of the list for beta testing.

I am even considering registering a new BNet account with just a Diablo 2 key attached to it just to test my hypothesis.

I think the process is entirely random. It is a good conspiracy theory though. To add to it, maybe Blizzard doesn't want WoW players spending time playing Diablo III beta, in fears that they might stop playing WoW and cancel their accounts.

Oh, it's painful when someone you know gets the nod and you don't.

Curses! I keep checking my battle.net account, but it's NEVER THERE!

I received my beta invite late last night, found it this morning when I got to work. Now it's the all day waiting game until I can get home and start downloading. I'm trying not to be too excited since I hear this is pretty small content wise.

mrwynd wrote:

I received my beta invite late last night, found it this morning when I got to work. Now it's the all day waiting game until I can get home and start downloading. I'm trying not to be too excited since I hear this is pretty small content wise.

This is one of the reasons I have logmein on my gaming rig. When i find out patches, or other large things are available, sign in, start the DL from my phone, and bam, all nice and shiny when i get home.

I'm in! Rallick#1762 for fun and friendship!

I hate all of you people.

I didn't even want a beta invite anyway.

How I feel right now:

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kazar wrote:

I think the process is entirely random. It is a good conspiracy theory though. To add to it, maybe Blizzard doesn't want WoW players spending time playing Diablo III beta, in fears that they might stop playing WoW and cancel their accounts.

Except that Blizzard is rewarding our WoW addiction by giving us Diablo 3 for free at launch...

Is there a thread that already exists for Goodjer B.Net Battle Tags?

If not, should one exist?

If so, would someone less lazy than me go make one?

This goes to my theory that one of life's basic stats is a Luck rating. I'm not sure what the scale is, I only know mine is just above the "piano falls from the window onto your head" threshold. Other than meeting my wife, I don't think there's anything I've come across in my life that I could point to and say, "that was a stroke of luck!" By contrast, I have a friend who is at the top of the scale, just above the, "I lost my wallet in a major airport and got it back in the mail 4 days later. With all the cash and credit cards still in it. From another country." threshold.

No beta invite, despite D2 being the only game I have registered on Bnet (for some reason my ancient WoW subscription isn't on there) and my computer falling squarely in the middle of current specs.

It's not random. It's luck.

So my battletag is:

redfang #1780

I sent out a bunch of friend invites. Oddly, I could not send a friend request to Grenn#1337.

My Battletag is Nimcosi#1174

I too received one of the coveted invites and desire for you to friend me up; AnimeJ#1801 is meh battletag.

Not sure if it works for D3 but shoptroll#190 is my bnet 2.0 id on Starcraft II

The fates were with me. Crinkle 1234.

So, question.. anyone else getting really bad lag, or is this something on my end for me to work out?

Ugh, so I'm getting the Error_300008 thing that isn't letting me connect. So much for playing around with this tonight. Haven't seen any official Blizzard comment on it yet in the support forums, so I'll wait for a server reset.

I did find this particular gem while I was in the forums. It seems that this user didn't bother to read the part that said "enter your date of birth" and just entered the current date. Accordingly, the beta blocked him due to age restrictions. How does our little Rhodes Scholar react?

This fool wrote:

it asked for a date didnt says what it wanted in the date alteast i didnt know what it wanted so i put the closest to the current date possible withch was yesterday nowwww. what they really wanted was my birth day so now my battle net account is lababled a day old baby user fresh out the woom kinda person trying to log on battle.net and knows all my log info can use a authenticator and wants to join the d3 beta but o wait there a age restriction baby u can play in another xx amounts years or wait a min maybe this guys just !@#$ed up and didnt know that spot was for his birthday w/e %^-* it he had his chane move on invite someone else so i a 1 day old baby wrote this all and is upset u can play d3 beta even hes suscribed to wow for a whole just to get chance to hope he gets invited to the betea and have ur it blow up in vute lil baby cheak face right FML

Yeah buddy, I'm sure Blizzard will miss your input during the beta testing phase.

Agreed on that. It quite clearly stated what the date they were asking was for.

As for the can't connect error, I got it once, retried and managed to long in fine. But given how laggy it seems, I'd wager that their servers are getting slammed right now seeing as there was probably a huge amount of beta invites that went out today, extrapolating from how many folks here got them.

RoughneckGeek wrote:
kazar wrote:

I think the process is entirely random. It is a good conspiracy theory though. To add to it, maybe Blizzard doesn't want WoW players spending time playing Diablo III beta, in fears that they might stop playing WoW and cancel their accounts.

Except that Blizzard is rewarding our WoW addiction by giving us Diablo 3 for free at launch...

But only if you buy the annual pass (another way they are getting people to keep subscribing).

BNice wrote:

How I feel right now:

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QFGT.

mateo wrote:
BNice wrote:

How I feel right now:

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QFGT.

I don't suppose you'd care to expound? Is it at the beta or people in the beta because you are not?

My Battletag is Certis#1816 .

Friend. Me. Up.

Certis wrote:

My Battletag is Certis#1816 .

Friend. Me. Up.

I'm trying. They won't let me play.

Oh, and Nimcosi, I will find a way to slap you through the internet.

AnimeJ wrote:

Agreed on that. It quite clearly stated what the date they were asking was for.

As for the can't connect error, I got it once, retried and managed to long in fine. But given how laggy it seems, I'd wager that their servers are getting slammed right now seeing as there was probably a huge amount of beta invites that went out today, extrapolating from how many folks here got them.

Fixed it. Ran it as administrator and it went right through. Schweet.

Got my invite last night. Haven't been able to login yet. Can't remember my Battle tag right now. I'll post tomorrow.

BadKen #1356

Now I suppose I should update the beta client so I can actually try grouping?

Breander#1284

So having played through what they let you do with one character my only real criticism is the skill and stats system. I really don't like that i have almost no say in these.

Played through all of the content in 2 player co-op as a Barbarian. My partner was a Wizard. I have to say it was fun but ultimately disappointing. I'm probably being too critical since it's a small content beta but beyond co-op I don't see this game doing anything that Torchlight didn't already do. Sure there's a wider range of skills and you're able to switch between them anytime they're not on cool down but a lot of them feel useless. I hope the full version answers "why did this take any longer than 2-3 years?"

It just doesn't feel like a Blizzard game.

The character I've played to max level (13) is a monk. Early on, I didn't see much need for some of the abilities, but later on I noticed some interesting choices there. For example, when I only had two abilities, it really made sense for one of them to be a spirit builder and one to be a spirit spender, which made for only a couple of possible choices. At that point, it really felt like there was no reason not to just use the one you start with because it was better than the alternatives.

But at the end, I had enough abilities I could have equipped at once to reasonably have two different spirit builders for my left and right click, that made things pretty different. At that point, I still liked having the short-range-cone attack as my base attack, but I could see real possibilities in using it alongside most of the other options to get more flexibility.

Of course, it feels at 13 [em]just[/em] like you're hitting the point where things open up, and you don't even have access to the gems or whatever they are that customize the abilities further.

I dunno. I expect I'm going to get both D3 and TL2, and they'll be fun in different ways. I definitely feel like I know better what things will look like as you get to higher and higher levels in TL2 than I know what they'll look like in D3.

One thing I worry about with D3 is that there kind of feels with the blacksmith and stuff that there's a high emphasis on playing multiple characters through and having later characters be twinked up by the earlier ones. And... that's just not how I like to play these sorts of games.