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« Reply #360 on: September 07, 2011, 12:21:36 PM »

Quote from: Crabbs on September 07, 2011, 11:50:04 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 07, 2011, 08:47:22 AM

Quote from: EddieA on September 07, 2011, 07:35:07 AM

Blizzard has started sending out beta invites.  There's no NDA, so people are doing video streams.  Anyone here get in the beta yet?

it's friends and family

Yep here's Bashiok's quote

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FYI, we’re getting very close to starting the closed public beta test for Diablo III. You might start seeing some new reports about the beta client as we’ve begun limited external testing with employees and their families, and there is no non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for that. We look forward to sharing more info about the beta test in the near future. Stay tuned.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

Wow that's a big departure from when we had to fax blizz our drivers license. Although what's the saying "no such thing as bad press" ?
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« Reply #361 on: September 07, 2011, 01:22:14 PM »

Quote from: ibdoomed on September 07, 2011, 12:21:36 PM

Quote from: Crabbs on September 07, 2011, 11:50:04 AM

Quote from: jersoc on September 07, 2011, 08:47:22 AM

Quote from: EddieA on September 07, 2011, 07:35:07 AM

Blizzard has started sending out beta invites.  There's no NDA, so people are doing video streams.  Anyone here get in the beta yet?

it's friends and family

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FYI, we’re getting very close to starting the closed public beta test for Diablo III. You might start seeing some new reports about the beta client as we’ve begun limited external testing with employees and their families, and there is no non-disclosure agreement (NDA) for that. We look forward to sharing more info about the beta test in the near future. Stay tuned.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

Wow that's a big departure from when we had to fax blizz our drivers license. Although what's the saying "no such thing as bad press" ?

I remember doing that for the WoW F&F Alpha. Good time... Good times smile
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« Reply #362 on: September 07, 2011, 07:52:40 PM »

I had forgotten about that.  Yeah that was a fun time.  So excited about D3
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« Reply #363 on: September 08, 2011, 06:50:39 AM »

I remember that to.  Did you need to register your IP on the website before you logged in as well?
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« Reply #364 on: September 08, 2011, 01:26:04 PM »

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I remember that to.  Did you need to register your IP on the website before you logged in as well?

It's hard to remember, that was our christmas present for... 2003?

I remember the faxing because I had to go to the library to do it and I NEVER go to the library (ok, I do now only because I work in one).
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« Reply #365 on: September 08, 2011, 01:30:01 PM »

All I can say is BETA = RELEASE!!!

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« Reply #366 on: September 08, 2011, 01:34:20 PM »

Quote from: Purge on September 08, 2011, 01:30:01 PM

All I can say is BETA = RELEASE!!!

 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3

and we don't expect the 8 month + Beta that WoW had... lol
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« Reply #367 on: September 08, 2011, 06:08:59 PM »

Quote from: Crabbs on September 08, 2011, 01:34:20 PM

Quote from: Purge on September 08, 2011, 01:30:01 PM

All I can say is BETA = RELEASE!!!

 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3 headbang3

and we don't expect the 8 month + Beta that WoW had... lol

I would expect something similar to Starcraft2 beta. They had a ~15 week closed beta (Feb 17 - June 7), which D3 is starting now, and then a two week open beta (July7-19 IIRC) to test load on servers.

The game came out on July 23, 2010, five days after beta closed.

There was an extension on the closed beta as it blew past its 3 month target. If they have a tighter testing schedule, we could see it this year.
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« Reply #368 on: September 08, 2011, 07:58:51 PM »

I don't think it's going to release this year, but I hope I'm wrong. Unless they do a really short beta to get a late nov release. They are going to have to press a lot of dvds.
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« Reply #369 on: September 08, 2011, 08:14:11 PM »

Quote from: jersoc on September 08, 2011, 07:58:51 PM

I don't think it's going to release this year, but I hope I'm wrong. Unless they do a really short beta to get a late nov release. They are going to have to press a lot of dvds.

It won't be a mostly digital release?! They offer everything else as a download don't they? Or maybe not SC2?
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« Reply #370 on: September 08, 2011, 09:08:15 PM »

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Quote from: jersoc on September 08, 2011, 07:58:51 PM

I don't think it's going to release this year, but I hope I'm wrong. Unless they do a really short beta to get a late nov release. They are going to have to press a lot of dvds.

It won't be a mostly digital release?! They offer everything else as a download don't they? Or maybe not SC2?

They do and SC2 was day and date digital release with the retail.
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« Reply #371 on: September 08, 2011, 09:15:00 PM »

Don't forget they need to wait until the console versions are done  icon_twisted
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« Reply #372 on: September 08, 2011, 10:15:49 PM »

Quote from: ibdoomed on September 08, 2011, 08:14:11 PM

Quote from: jersoc on September 08, 2011, 07:58:51 PM

I don't think it's going to release this year, but I hope I'm wrong. Unless they do a really short beta to get a late nov release. They are going to have to press a lot of dvds.

It won't be a mostly digital release?! They offer everything else as a download don't they? Or maybe not SC2?
Blizzard is one of the few remaining PC game-only companies, and presumably they'll still flood the shelves with discs even if you can buy their stuff off their digital store and others. I was pleased with my SC2 digital purchase from them so I'll probably go that route with this. Whatever decade it finally comes out.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #373 on: September 09, 2011, 01:41:23 PM »

Quote from: jersoc on September 08, 2011, 07:58:51 PM

I don't think it's going to release this year, but I hope I'm wrong. Unless they do a really short beta to get a late nov release. They are going to have to press a lot of dvds.

In some earlier interviews about the Beta Rob Pardo insinuated that it would be a 'short beta,' mainly to test Bnet 2.0 functionality with D3 and not a full fledged Beta to test the game. That's why they are only testing a small part of Act 1 in the Beta. They think they've got most of the other functionality testing covered internally rather than through this Beta. If it follows the SC2 beta format, this is still on target for a Dec '11 release.

We know they've got the cover artwork done, all they will have to do is go gold by Nov and then patch any last things in when people log-on to play for the first time.


I'm still pretty confident for Dec release so don't burst my bubble smile

Edit: I'll dig up the quotes later, right now work is too busy  icon_wink
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« Reply #374 on: September 20, 2011, 09:22:22 PM »


IT'S GO TIME!

http://kotaku.com/5842245/the-diablo-iii-beta-is-a-go-says-blizzard


And no, apparently I'm not in the first wave.
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« Reply #375 on: September 20, 2011, 09:25:10 PM »

No joy here.
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« Reply #376 on: September 20, 2011, 09:33:24 PM »

Nothing for me.
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« Reply #377 on: September 20, 2011, 09:55:56 PM »

Damn, I saw a Diablo 3 heading in my inbox... only to realize it was my daily Google News collection on D3.... Boooooo
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« Reply #378 on: September 20, 2011, 10:35:21 PM »

I need my D3 and I will do whatever and whoever it takes to get in. icon_twisted
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« Reply #379 on: September 20, 2011, 11:17:02 PM »

Damn, no Diablo III for me either.   I downloaded the client though, so I'm ready to go.    Tick tock tick tock tick tock.......
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« Reply #380 on: September 20, 2011, 11:18:56 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 20, 2011, 11:17:02 PM

Damn, no Diablo III for me either.   I downloaded the client though, so I'm ready to go.    Tick tock tick tock tick tock.......

How did you get the client?
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« Reply #381 on: September 20, 2011, 11:21:07 PM »

Nada for me so far.
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« Reply #382 on: September 20, 2011, 11:31:43 PM »

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Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 20, 2011, 11:17:02 PM

Damn, no Diablo III for me either.   I downloaded the client though, so I'm ready to go.    Tick tock tick tock tick tock.......

How did you get the client?

Here's the leaked URL from a couple weeks ago. I DL'd and installed w/o issues & it's updating correctly. But again use at your own risk.

Here's the original source Diablofans.com
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« Reply #383 on: September 20, 2011, 11:39:25 PM »

Oh, strike that.  Key has arrived.  Good luck to the rest of you guys! smile
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« Reply #384 on: September 21, 2011, 01:12:10 AM »

We won't be seeing Ron for a while. biggrin
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« Reply #385 on: September 21, 2011, 01:27:32 AM »

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We won't be seeing Ron for a while. biggrin

Between this and Star Wars TOR, it's a good time to be off from work for a week....
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« Reply #386 on: September 21, 2011, 02:02:43 AM »

I can wait until its done. smile
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« Reply #387 on: September 21, 2011, 07:08:04 AM »

where's my blizzcon invite, blizzard?!
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« Reply #388 on: September 21, 2011, 11:03:49 AM »

sadly another beta that I have missed...   crybaby
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« Reply #389 on: September 21, 2011, 02:49:13 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on September 21, 2011, 01:27:32 AM

Quote from: Zarkon on September 21, 2011, 01:12:10 AM

We won't be seeing Ron for a while. biggrin

Between this and Star Wars TOR, it's a good time to be off from work for a week....
We hate you.  icon_twisted Nah, we love you for GT. We hate you for being in both betas. It's a love-hate relationship.  smirk
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« Reply #390 on: September 21, 2011, 02:51:13 PM »

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sadly another beta that I have missed...   crybaby

It just started soul, you should have plenty of chances to still get in future waves.
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« Reply #391 on: September 21, 2011, 04:06:24 PM »

I wouldn't bet on it. I think this will be a short beta in time for a late November release.
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« Reply #392 on: September 21, 2011, 04:46:54 PM »

man, you guys are behind the times:

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« Reply #393 on: September 21, 2011, 04:51:34 PM »

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man, you guys are behind the times:

Sweet, CK!!!  Did someone bring that back from the future?  Does this mean we don't have to worry about the apocalypse next year?  Because this would imply the world will last at least another.... 20 years to get to D5, right?
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« Reply #394 on: September 21, 2011, 05:00:25 PM »

Rumor has it the invites sent out yesterday were media only. 
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« Reply #395 on: September 21, 2011, 05:05:52 PM »

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Quote from: CeeKay on September 21, 2011, 04:46:54 PM

man, you guys are behind the times:

Sweet, CK!!!  Did someone bring that back from the future?  Does this mean we don't have to worry about the apocalypse next year?  Because this would imply the world will last at least another.... 20 years to get to D5, right?

If you look close it's an expansion pack, so it's more like 23 years.
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« Reply #396 on: September 21, 2011, 05:41:21 PM »

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Quote from: rittchard on September 21, 2011, 04:51:34 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on September 21, 2011, 04:46:54 PM

man, you guys are behind the times:

Sweet, CK!!!  Did someone bring that back from the future?  Does this mean we don't have to worry about the apocalypse next year?  Because this would imply the world will last at least another.... 20 years to get to D5, right?

If you look close it's an expansion pack, so it's more like 23 years.

And it's on DVD-9 ! Wow, what version do we have now?
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« Reply #397 on: September 21, 2011, 09:07:28 PM »

I'll do a cartwheel off a flaming school bus for a beta key.  nod
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« Reply #398 on: September 21, 2011, 10:21:24 PM »

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I'll do a cartwheel off a flaming school bus for a beta key.  nod
I'll set that school bus on fire for a beta key. slywink
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« Reply #399 on: September 21, 2011, 10:32:09 PM »

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Quote from: Sparhawk on September 21, 2011, 09:07:28 PM

I'll do a cartwheel off a flaming school bus for a beta key.  nod
I'll set that school bus on fire for a beta key. slywink

I'd lock the schoolbus doors and windows to steal his beta key and then eBay it icon_twisted
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