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« Reply #1120 on: May 04, 2012, 06:03:48 PM »

Last look at a few skills (including the returning Strafe for DH):

Diablo III In-Development: Class Skills, Concluded         
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/5321965
*Strafe has a strong self-movement debuff now, so clearly they don't want us liking it as much as D2's Strafe.
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« Reply #1121 on: May 04, 2012, 06:06:12 PM »

... plus it increases the rare item drop chances farmers are looking for.
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« Reply #1122 on: May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM »

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...
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« Reply #1123 on: May 04, 2012, 08:51:03 PM »

I never realized how truly complicated and deep Diablo 2 could be until I started reading about how other people approached the game.  For me it was a very straightforward experience.  The Diablo 3 beta felt the same.  I think that's the beauty in the design of these games, they can be no nonsense straightforward for me, and very accessible.  Or you can delve into the nuts and bolts and really get into the inner workings of the game and classes, optimizing playstyles, trying weird builds, etc.  

Is it the 15th yet?  If you had told me 12 years ago that Diablo 3 would come out in 2012, I would have laughed out loud at the insanity.  It's cruel to make people wait this long.  Of course, a small distraction popped up during those years...with 10 million players (allegedly).    
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« Reply #1124 on: May 04, 2012, 08:56:02 PM »

Quote from: Qantaga on May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...

and now?
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« Reply #1125 on: May 04, 2012, 08:59:15 PM »

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Quote from: Qantaga on May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...

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« Reply #1126 on: May 05, 2012, 02:21:44 AM »

Quote from: Crabbs on May 04, 2012, 08:59:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2012, 08:56:02 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...

and now?

10:10:1:45

or whatever time it is now smile


How is it that nobody bought "Isdiablo3outyet.com" or something?   
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« Reply #1127 on: May 05, 2012, 05:41:13 PM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 05, 2012, 02:21:44 AM

Quote from: Crabbs on May 04, 2012, 08:59:15 PM

Quote from: CeeKay on May 04, 2012, 08:56:02 PM

Quote from: Qantaga on May 04, 2012, 08:50:30 PM

10 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes...

and now?

10:10:1:45

or whatever time it is now smile


How is it that nobody bought "Isdiablo3outyet.com" or something?   

Someone went for SorryForMay15.com
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« Reply #1128 on: May 05, 2012, 07:53:43 PM »

Here's a youtube playlist of all the Diablo 1 & 2 cinematics, key battles, dialogue, tomes, etc.
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« Reply #1129 on: May 06, 2012, 06:25:22 AM »

There's an interview linked at diablofans.com of Jay Wilson and he said that he can't get past half of Act I on Inferno difficulty in less than 10 deaths!  eek  I'm excited to see just how tough it will be.  Although I hope it won't be impossibly tough like the multishot, extra strength, lightning enchanted champions that one shot me and my brother in Diablo 2.  I remember zoning into a cave and loading dead. frown

Here's the link to the interview in case people want to see it: http://www.diablofans.com/news/1192-cyclone-strike-runed-two-jay-wilson-interviews-blue-posts/
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« Reply #1130 on: May 06, 2012, 06:24:16 PM »

So how's this run on macs? I have a 2.7ghz, 512 mb card and 4gb of memory. Any comments are welcomed..
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« Reply #1131 on: May 06, 2012, 08:25:00 PM »

You'd probably be better off asking in the multiplayer gaming forum.
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« Reply #1132 on: May 06, 2012, 09:48:33 PM »

The beta ran just fine for me with a 3 yr old iMac (27", if that matters).  3.06ghz, 4GB.  I ran it at a lower res but full screen, not for performance, but so I could see everything a bit better (larger).  In multiplayer, I only played with 1 other, so not sure what a full team would be like. 
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« Reply #1133 on: May 07, 2012, 05:08:38 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on May 06, 2012, 08:25:00 PM

You'd probably be better off asking in the multiplayer gaming forum.

Lol, I tried there! Was instructed to try here icon_lol.
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« Reply #1134 on: May 07, 2012, 05:09:22 AM »

Quote from: DonD on May 06, 2012, 09:48:33 PM

The beta ran just fine for me with a 3 yr old iMac (27", if that matters).  3.06ghz, 4GB.  I ran it at a lower res but full screen, not for performance, but so I could see everything a bit better (larger).  In multiplayer, I only played with 1 other, so not sure what a full team would be like. 

Good to know.
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« Reply #1135 on: May 07, 2012, 09:35:38 AM »

Quote from: Harpua3 on May 07, 2012, 05:08:38 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 06, 2012, 08:25:00 PM

You'd probably be better off asking in the multiplayer gaming forum.

Lol, I tried there! Was instructed to try here icon_lol.

Yes yes. smile Just making with the funnies. I didn't try the beta on my Air and I was also curious to hear an answer to your Q.
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« Reply #1136 on: May 07, 2012, 05:15:17 PM »

Quote from: wonderpug on May 07, 2012, 09:35:38 AM

Quote from: Harpua3 on May 07, 2012, 05:08:38 AM

Quote from: wonderpug on May 06, 2012, 08:25:00 PM

You'd probably be better off asking in the multiplayer gaming forum.

Lol, I tried there! Was instructed to try here icon_lol.

Yes yes. smile Just making with the funnies. I didn't try the beta on my Air and I was also curious to hear an answer to your Q.

Lol. So which one of us is going to patent a sarcastic font and make millions? Anyways, my brother in law has a comparable Mac to yours Harpua, and from what he told me it ran pretty smooth. One of Blizzard's strengths is having a nice, polished, optimized game.
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« Reply #1137 on: May 07, 2012, 08:15:16 PM »

Not every game gets its own "Launch Day Preparation Guide"  icon_smile
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« Reply #1138 on: May 07, 2012, 08:18:53 PM »

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Early Install

We will be unlocking the game's installer at 8:01 a.m. PDT on May 14. This will allow you to begin installing the game, troubleshoot any issues you run into, download and install the launch day 1.0.1 patch, and be ready to play as soon as the servers come online.

woohoo!

my preparedness list is:

1 - buy a bunch of beer.
2 - be ready to wait at 3am EST.
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« Reply #1139 on: May 07, 2012, 08:33:41 PM »

Quote from: EddieA on May 07, 2012, 08:15:16 PM

Not every game gets its own "Launch Day Preparation Guide"  icon_smile

Cool they're unlocking the installer the day before release:

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We will be unlocking the game's installer at 8:01 a.m. PDT on May 14. This will allow you to begin installing the game, troubleshoot any issues you run into, download and install the launch day 1.0.1 patch, and be ready to play as soon as the servers come online.
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« Reply #1140 on: May 07, 2012, 08:35:56 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 07, 2012, 08:33:41 PM

Quote from: EddieA on May 07, 2012, 08:15:16 PM

Not every game gets its own "Launch Day Preparation Guide"  icon_smile

Cool they're unlocking the installer the day before release:

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We will be unlocking the game's installer at 8:01 a.m. PDT on May 14. This will allow you to begin installing the game, troubleshoot any issues you run into, download and install the launch day 1.0.1 patch, and be ready to play as soon as the servers come online.

that's kinda what CK posted about 15 minutes before you... oh look! it's right above yours!  icon_twisted
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« Reply #1141 on: May 07, 2012, 09:30:13 PM »

I just hope Amazon gets the CEs out the day before (like they did with Star Wars)
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« Reply #1142 on: May 07, 2012, 10:01:31 PM »

Hey! I heard they're gonna unlock the installer the evening before release! Isn't that cool?  Beat that horse!

Seriously though, there was a battle.tag update, in particular about cross-game communciations (WoW, SC2, but for the time being, you'll need to exchange tags within Diablo III first).

BattleTag Update and Diablo III Reminder
http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/4877377880#1
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« Reply #1143 on: May 07, 2012, 11:36:46 PM »

What? Three am est? Frick.
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« Reply #1144 on: May 08, 2012, 12:15:46 AM »

Quote from: Nonnahob on May 07, 2012, 11:36:46 PM

What? Three am est? Frick.

in all fairness they do say 12am PST, so you  could ,theoretically, not have to stay up as late biggrin
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« Reply #1145 on: May 08, 2012, 12:44:26 AM »

I may revise my day off. I was hoping to play midnight est. Oh well!
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« Reply #1146 on: May 08, 2012, 02:57:13 AM »

While it wouldn't get me any closer to actually playing, I sure wish they would let me run the installer now. It's just sitting there mocking me. smile
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« Reply #1147 on: May 08, 2012, 03:12:23 AM »

Quote from: Qantaga on May 08, 2012, 02:57:13 AM

While it wouldn't get me any closer to actually playing, I sure wish they would let me run the installer now. It's just sitting there mocking me. smile

Hopefully they'll let us run the installer a little bit earlier than the actual release time.
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« Reply #1148 on: May 08, 2012, 03:15:53 AM »

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Hopefully they'll let us run the installer a little bit earlier than the actual release time.
   
Well, I hear:
   
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« Reply #1149 on: May 08, 2012, 04:12:12 AM »

The fire from the sky still falls.   icon_mad icon_mad icon_mad icon_mad
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« Reply #1150 on: May 08, 2012, 12:14:49 PM »

Blizz had some warnings on how to avoid spoilers, which may crop up the day before launch:

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If you’re to be the lucky owner of a Collector’s Edition, we highly recommend you wait until after you have completed the game on Normal before opening the art book or watching the behind-the-scenes DVD/Blu-ray. Both of these items contain big spoilers, and should probably be avoided until later.

You should be especially cautious on May 14, as with the installer unlocking and worldwide releases taking place, the entire game will be available to be discovered and datamined. We also plan to populate the Diablo3.com game guide with item data that Monday, which may themselves be spoilers. If you care about spoilers, it may just be best to not go on the internet on May 14.
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« Reply #1151 on: May 08, 2012, 12:42:47 PM »

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« Reply #1152 on: May 08, 2012, 01:12:04 PM »

Just preordered this game today, though not from the Battle.net store. The prizes there are insane. It's much cheaper to buy from a regular store over here, so despite my misgivings about using physical media for games any more, that's what I'm going to do.

My biggest problem with Diablo 3 is that none of the classes appeal to me. Or rather, I can see the charm in playing some of them, but none of them sticks out as an obvious first choice for when I start the game next week. In both the previous games there was one class that appealed much more to me than the others.

Oh well, I guess I'll just play a Monk. That class seems the closest to what I'm looking for.
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« Reply #1153 on: May 08, 2012, 01:59:40 PM »

Preordered from Blizzard and all ready to go! Bring on the 15th! smile
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« Reply #1154 on: May 08, 2012, 02:35:47 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on May 08, 2012, 01:12:04 PM

Just preordered this game today, though not from the Battle.net store. The prizes there are insane. It's much cheaper to buy from a regular store over here, so despite my misgivings about using physical media for games any more, that's what I'm going to do.

My biggest problem with Diablo 3 is that none of the classes appeal to me. Or rather, I can see the charm in playing some of them, but none of them sticks out as an obvious first choice for when I start the game next week. In both the previous games there was one class that appealed much more to me than the others.

Oh well, I guess I'll just play a Monk. That class seems the closest to what I'm looking for.
I can tell you from early and beta experience that all the classes eventually are awesome, but you may not fully appreciate it until you can start slotting runes and adjusting things to taste.  icon_smile And with the beta capped at L13, much of the more exciting skills just weren't available to try.

I love the Monk and "Barbarian 2.0", but I worry about my wrist health playing those classes. I enjoyed playing as Wizard in groups, but struggled solo. I just didn't "get" the Witch Doctor, and I don't think pet-heavy classes are generally for me (never got far with the Necromancer in D2), even if I do like teaming with them.

The most basic thing is probably do you want to wade into the middle of the mix and be on the front lines (that's more Monk and Barbarian), prefer to have minions do the heavy lifting (Witch Doctor), be more ranged attacky (DH and Wizard, for the most part) etc. Though it's not an mmorpg. Every class can do crazy damage and tackle large groups, and has some versatility, it's just a difference in how they handle them.  icon_cool

I suspect my play order will be something like:
-Demon Hunter>Monk>Barbarian>Wizard>Witch Doctor

I'm sure there'll be others completely opposite of that. That's the fun of it, imho. Everybody has a different take or favorite.
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« Reply #1155 on: May 08, 2012, 02:37:19 PM »

I need to uninstall the beta client when I get in from work.  They recommend a fresh install


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« Reply #1156 on: May 08, 2012, 02:49:28 PM »

I loved the witch doctor, but only after I stopped using any of the pets.  His aoe buff thingie combined with poison dart was incredible and far better than the spiders.  (though sadly not at scaring Kato)
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« Reply #1157 on: May 08, 2012, 03:36:20 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 08, 2012, 02:49:28 PM

I loved the witch doctor, but only after I stopped using any of the pets.  His aoe buff thingie combined with poison dart was incredible and far better than the spiders.  (though sadly not at scaring Kato)

I'm starting with the WD.  I loved playing in the beta!
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« Reply #1158 on: May 08, 2012, 04:23:47 PM »

Quote from: leo8877 on May 08, 2012, 03:36:20 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 08, 2012, 02:49:28 PM

I loved the witch doctor, but only after I stopped using any of the pets.  His aoe buff thingie combined with poison dart was incredible and far better than the spiders.  (though sadly not at scaring Kato)

I'm starting with the WD.  I loved playing in the beta!
I thought the WD was awesome too.  And yep, I tried spiders in the beta and quickly went back to killing things with the poison blow darts of death.  It looks like you can play the WD as a nuker, a pet handler, a ranged dps'er, or any combination of those 3.  That's a lot of flexibility.
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« Reply #1159 on: May 08, 2012, 05:26:13 PM »

Quote from: Roguetad on May 08, 2012, 04:23:47 PM

Quote from: leo8877 on May 08, 2012, 03:36:20 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 08, 2012, 02:49:28 PM

I loved the witch doctor, but only after I stopped using any of the pets.  His aoe buff thingie combined with poison dart was incredible and far better than the spiders.  (though sadly not at scaring Kato)

I'm starting with the WD.  I loved playing in the beta!
I thought the WD was awesome too.  And yep, I tried spiders in the beta and quickly went back to killing things with the poison blow darts of death.  It looks like you can play the WD as a nuker, a pet handler, a ranged dps'er, or any combination of those 3.  That's a lot of flexibility.

I liked the spiders, but it felt kind of silly breaking barrels with them.
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