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MadMardigan  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 9:12:15 PM
I have been playing it.

It looks pretty good so far. Just wish they would have went to the WSD instead of click walk.

Anyone else have the Beta?
MadMardigan  [Team Member]
2/3/2012 11:48:51 PM
Tried to take a couple screen shots, but for some reason they won't paste for me upload.
They have it blocked out somewhow.

I will try to figure that out.
shiky  [Team Member]
2/4/2012 1:09:15 AM
i'm so jealous...

and traditionally Diablo has been the click walk.
Credge  [Member]
2/4/2012 1:36:11 AM
I don't see Diablo working with WASD. It was hard enough playing Sacred 2 on console even with the game dumbed and boiled down for it. Playing a caster was just too hard.
MadMardigan  [Team Member]
2/4/2012 11:45:54 AM

Originally Posted By shiky:
i'm so jealous...

and traditionally Diablo has been the click walk.

Yeah, I played Diablo and Diablo 2. So I put in for the Beta test when it was first announced you could.

I figured I had a good chance since I am running an Alienware, and my specs at that time was pretty high.
shiky  [Team Member]
2/4/2012 4:16:50 PM
Originally Posted By MadMardigan:

Originally Posted By shiky:
i'm so jealous...

and traditionally Diablo has been the click walk.

Yeah, I played Diablo and Diablo 2. So I put in for the Beta test when it was first announced you could.

I figured I had a good chance since I am running an Alienware, and my specs at that time was pretty high.


they probably want shitty machines more than high end machines, seeing as how most people that will play it will play on a dell or an hp box.
LGK  [Team Member]
2/4/2012 4:36:15 PM

Originally Posted By shiky:
i'm so jealous...

and traditionally Diablo has been the click walk.

It's not good as you think. It feels more like a bad version of WoW than Diablo. Map design suck and the power feels/look weak compare to D2.
Followthehollow  [Team Member]
2/10/2012 9:45:29 PM
Originally Posted By shiky:
Originally Posted By MadMardigan:

Originally Posted By shiky:
i'm so jealous...

and traditionally Diablo has been the click walk.

Yeah, I played Diablo and Diablo 2. So I put in for the Beta test when it was first announced you could.

I figured I had a good chance since I am running an Alienware, and my specs at that time was pretty high.


they probably want shitty machines more than high end machines, seeing as how most people that will play it will play on a dell or an hp box.



I think it's random. I had 3 battle.net accounts opted in with 3 different pcs.

Only one got an invite.

General idea of the 3 pcs.

Box 1:
AMD Athlon 3200 single core, 2.5 gb ram, radeon 3850.

Asus laptop
core i7, 8gb ram, GTX 560m

My actual gaming rig
Core I5-2500k, 16gb ram, 2x Radeon 6970s in crossfire.


Only the I5 with 670$ worth of video cards got a beta invite.
MauserMark  [Moderator]
2/11/2012 12:02:13 AM
Diablo 3 officially pushed to summer '12

Good news for us Torchlight fans. T2 will hopefully be released before and grab a lot of waiting D3 potential fans.

Blizzard would do fine if D3 doesn't do great (of course it will, it's from Blizzard), but I want Runic to be successful and keep making great titles, gotta root for the little guy.
unseenSNIPER  [Team Member]
2/11/2012 7:31:31 AM
Originally Posted By MauserMark:
Diablo 3 officially pushed to summer '12

Good news for us Torchlight fans. T2 will hopefully be released before and grab a lot of waiting D3 potential fans.

Blizzard would do fine if D3 doesn't do great (of course it will, it's from Blizzard), but I want Runic to be successful and keep making great titles, gotta root for the little guy.


Yeah, but when is Torchlight 2 going to be released? Like DIII it was slated for a Q4 2011 release but got delayed.
LGK  [Team Member]
2/11/2012 6:00:49 PM
The Diablo III team is in disarray. A few key people left the project late last year and early this year. The people that made Diablo I and II left Blizzard a long time ago.
VooDoo3dfx  [Life Member]
2/11/2012 10:51:40 PM
Frankly, I am not excited about D3 at all.

I can't wait for Starcraft II : Part 2 though.



I have played the SC2 campaign three times since it came out. Its such a fun game...
Ajek  [Team Member]
2/12/2012 12:02:45 AM
Originally Posted By VooDoo3dfx:
Frankly, I am not excited about D3 at all.

I can't wait for Starcraft II : Part 2 though.



I have played the SC2 campaign three times since it came out. Its such a fun game...


+1

I've played through at least that many times, too!
TxLewis  [Life Member]
2/12/2012 12:27:39 AM
Heck, I can't get diablo 2 to run at all on my new win 7 machine.

Tried the patch, still no go.

So, not sure I care about 3 so much

TXL
Moochin  [Team Member]
2/25/2012 5:01:37 AM
Loving what I am seeing so far in beta myself.

I played the hell out of diablo 1, 2, and I can see alot of my time being sucked away by 3. Things are changing here and there yes, the team is switching around things (looking at you runesystem). However I can see feel that creeping 'oh shit, this is getting bad' feeling as I play that YES I am going to get my face pushed in by some unspeakable horror around the next corner, it was one of the things I loved about d1 and d2 even AFTER many playthroughs. As short as the beta is (the area we are limited to) i STILL replay it with each class, many times. There are a few things that need tweaking, but I have faith in bliz that they will get it all sorted.

One of the things I see ALOT of people complaining about is the 'dumbing down' of diablo, which coming from the rape you in the face diablo 1 playstyle, and lesser extent diablo 2 I can understand a bit where they are coming from. HOWEVER blizzard has become mainstream, and many people will be looking at D3 that wouldnt before because of how big wow has become and the blizzard name. So the team is working to make it more assessable, combine that with a somewhat easy beta and you have people being concerned. But you have to remeber, the beta is such a SMALL part of ONE act, in ONE difficulty. Remeber there are several levels of difficultly, it all gets harder

As far as the classes go, ima barbarian through and through, was in D2, and played the warrior (more or less barb) in d1. The combat abilities are all meaty, brutal and just satisfying to use, each hit tearing and rending away at my enemies, sending bits and pieces flying across the screen while the shockwave from my powerful attacks crush and rend away at surrounding setpieces. Fus-ro-dah in diablo form bitches. I can easily see the barb being my goto on release.

Wizard seems intresting, the few abilities you gain in beta show alot of potential to melt faces and nuke shit from orbit..time will tell but looks promising.

Witchdoctor is a bit iffy to me, seems like one of the classes you really need to have a goodunderstanding of to play well, but I also feel that a well played WD will be DEVESTATING

Monk and DH...I dunno, really different, since they removed the amazon from d3, I am hoping DH will take it's spot, feels like a mix of d2 assassin and amazon, but really need to see the reset of the ability line in action in combonation with runes to really tell. The monk is d3s paladin, just different, really reactionary, and I can tell will be alot like the WD in potential, a well played monk could be brutal compared to one being played by someone who doesnt know what they are doing.