Diablo III open beta weekend starts today

By Shawn Knight
Apr 20, 2012
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  1. Blizzard is opening the Diablo III beta to the public this weekend in an effort to stress test the game's servers before the full title is released next month. All...

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  2. Hope my system just barely gets it to run for this.
    Need a new computer to run the full game, got my Collector's Edition of game + guide pre-purchased, just waiting for the 15th! :D
  3. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 878   +80

    Diablo 3 isn't very demanding thankfully :3
  4. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    how big is the download?
  5. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TechSpot Member Posts: 81

    Installer downloads 7.5GB
  6. psycros

    psycros TechSpot Booster Posts: 616   +185

    "All one needs to play the highly anticipated game is a Battle.net account and plenty of free time."

    You left out, "a fast computer with high-end GPU, a willingness to tolerate non-stop <i>real-world</i> product placement, acceptance of the absurdity of a <i>real money</i> auction house and a constant broadband connection..all for a primarily single-player <i>fantasy</i> game."
  7. lawfer

    lawfer TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,272   +90

    Downloading as we speak. I truly hope this game is good. You know, "developed for 6+ years" good.
  8. NeoFlux

    NeoFlux TechSpot Member Posts: 81

    It is...so far...Got beta key two days ago and already broke left mouse button :)
  9. This may save me spending $60 on a game that sucks. Hopefully playing today I prove myself wrong and the game is actually good. Otherwise I still have Path of Exile, Grim Dawn, and Torchlight 2 to look forward to (maybe even Lineage 3).
  10. I have been eagre to see this title since the official announcement in 2008 or such i think it was, but the recent truths of this game and real money for trading items and i think they wont be releasing an SDK for modders or mappers has left me dry mouthed after salavating for this title for so long.

    I will instead be awaiting Guild Wars 2.
  11. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,119   +51

    Already hating without even trying the actual game in a free beta form they are offering? Biased my ***
  12. m4a4

    m4a4 TechSpot Addict Posts: 477   +117

    This will prob be the only time that I play this game as online-only gameplay is a dealbreaker... Now if only the download would go faster...
  13. The online only aspect is already pissing everyone since most people (everyone?) can't login to play even though the open beta started over an hour ago. :/
     
  14. howzz1854

    howzz1854 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 585   +79

    can't install the game. it gives the infamous "Could not install. Invalid Installation Options. Please try again".

    upon googling, it's a widespread problem.

    FAIL
  15. "You left out, "a fast computer with high-end GPU, a willingness to tolerate non-stop real-world product placement, acceptance of the absurdity of a real money auction house and a constant broadband connection..all for a primarily single-player fantasy game."'

    First of all you dont need a fast computer with high end GPU... if you want to max the graphics perhaps, but D3 is optimized for a wide range of pc power, for example D3 runs fine on my PoS 3 year old laptop. Next the real world product placement is not in this game, but being considered for their "titan" game. They are using real money in the auction house to combat farming (and to get a little cash in the process) and is ENTIRELY OPTIONAL. Lastly they are implementing a constant connection to make sure hacks and dupes and such will not happen, this also allows you to play your character from any computer with no hassle
  16. Yup, still cannot connect. Basically a single player game with co-op and they make it online only... ridiculous.
  17. Same here can't connect to servers..Been trying all day. :'( :oops:.. Maybe better luck tomorrow.:D
  18. Rasta211

    Rasta211 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 191   +24

    Wow, just hear about this at Techspot. Downloading it now
  19. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,889   +609

    haha, and we thought 'stress' testing only applied to stressing the servers.
  20. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,572   +41

    Hu Za! 420 and d3 open beta so happy, I feel sorry for my poor poor school work\gf.
  21. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,572   +41

    If you dont want very slow download speed I recommend you torrent it!
  22. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 206   +38

    I have just played a couple of hours and I deffinitely enjoyed it. But I'm quite sure it won't be a purchase for me.
  23. treetops

    treetops TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 1,572   +41

    Why not?
  24. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 206   +38

    Although the game is even better than I expected, I just realized this is not the type of game I want to play. Maybe if instead of point and click, we could use a gamepad, I would have liked it a little more. I know diablo has always been like this, but that's just how I feel now. I must say that I was so addicted to Diablo II, I had to give away my copy in order to stop playing. And my favorite class, paladin, is not even in the third game. I knew it all along, but I can't deny it was kind of a let down.

    Of course, I'll play a couple more hours today and hope I'll change my mind.
  25. Alpha Gamer

    Alpha Gamer TechSpot Booster Posts: 206   +38

    Damn, why every time I quote someone, it shows as if I had written both the other guy's and my comment in one single messy paragraph? (Like the one above)


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