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« Reply #1320 on: May 14, 2012, 09:51:21 PM »

Quote from: Blackjack on May 14, 2012, 09:47:50 PM

I think an image of piranha devouring a giant cow would be more appropriate.  smirk

ah, the old Piranha Bytes splash screen.
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« Reply #1321 on: May 14, 2012, 10:02:12 PM »

I was asking about the existence of a (physical) user manual because I generally think Blizzard's are excellent and full of enough lore that they are entertaining in their own right. I know that I enjoyed reading the Starcraft (1) manual far more than I ever enjoyed playing Starcraft. So if the manual included in a boxed copy is of similar quality to their older games, then having a physical copy has an edge over just buying it digitally.

Odd how after the beta I thought I would wait a while, but I do find myself tempted to get this. I guess in the end - it's freaking Diablo!
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« Reply #1322 on: May 14, 2012, 10:05:56 PM »

Aaand now that it's open it's impossible to log in. Got the error 37 thing we have been warned just means that we should try again, but the latest was a message about an unexpected outage for the server.

The irony is that all I want to do is to play single player. I won't ever play this game MP anyway.
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« Reply #1323 on: May 14, 2012, 10:07:19 PM »

Quote from: JCC on May 14, 2012, 10:02:12 PM

I was asking about the existence of a (physical) user manual because I generally think Blizzard's are excellent and full of enough lore that they are entertaining in their own right. I know that I enjoyed reading the Starcraft (1) manual far more than I ever enjoyed playing Starcraft. So if the manual included in a boxed copy is of similar quality to their older games, then having a physical copy has an edge over just buying it digitally.

Odd how after the beta I thought I would wait a while, but I do find myself tempted to get this. I guess in the end - it's freaking Diablo!

On b.net there's no manual listed for digital purchases.  Just a link to the game guide:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/game/
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« Reply #1324 on: May 14, 2012, 10:16:09 PM »

Tilt, where are you playing from that it's supposed to be available to you already?  Outside the states?
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« Reply #1325 on: May 14, 2012, 10:17:18 PM »

Quote from: TiLT on May 14, 2012, 10:05:56 PM

Aaand now that it's open it's impossible to log in. Got the error 37 thing we have been warned just means that we should try again, but the latest was a message about an unexpected outage for the server.

The irony is that all I want to do is to play single player. I won't ever play this game MP anyway.

http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/222823-login-and-error-37/
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« Reply #1326 on: May 14, 2012, 10:18:41 PM »

Quote from: JCC on May 14, 2012, 10:02:12 PM

I was asking about the existence of a (physical) user manual because I generally think Blizzard's are excellent and full of enough lore that they are entertaining in their own right. I know that I enjoyed reading the Starcraft (1) manual far more than I ever enjoyed playing Starcraft. So if the manual included in a boxed copy is of similar quality to their older games, then having a physical copy has an edge over just buying it digitally.

Odd how after the beta I thought I would wait a while, but I do find myself tempted to get this. I guess in the end - it's freaking Diablo!
I do miss manuals and such, but I guess nowadays they tend to tell stories through million dollar budget cutscenes rather than, you know, having us read.  icon_smile

I remember the day manuals died -- it was the day I bought Microsoft's (remember when they published computer games???) Motocross Madness. I tilted the box open, and out came a jewel case, and a skimpy little slip of paper with a few paragraphs of instructions. I remember exclaiming, "Where the hell's the manual???" But hey, we're saving trees, right?
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« Reply #1327 on: May 14, 2012, 10:18:57 PM »

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:16:09 PM

Tilt, where are you playing from that it's supposed to be available to you already?  Outside the states?

I would say so. I don't have much choice in the matter considering that I'm a Norwegian living in Norway. slywink
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« Reply #1328 on: May 14, 2012, 10:19:05 PM »

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:16:09 PM

Tilt, where are you playing from that it's supposed to be available to you already?  Outside the states?

Tilt is in Europe, maybe Norway?  Can't recall the country. It's over there ---->>  somewhere, that much I know.  icon_twisted
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« Reply #1329 on: May 14, 2012, 10:22:22 PM »

Lucky bastard  icon_biggrin I'm too old to be staying up all night so no play until the morning for me
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« Reply #1330 on: May 14, 2012, 10:23:58 PM »

Quote from: Covenant on May 14, 2012, 10:22:22 PM

Lucky bastard 

I wouldn't say that just yet. Over 20 minutes since launch and I've yet to go past the login window. At this rate I would have been better off just getting up early instead of staying up late.
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« Reply #1331 on: May 14, 2012, 10:26:09 PM »

I'm happy I'll have Max Payne 3 to play while I wait to log in on D3
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« Reply #1332 on: May 14, 2012, 10:30:02 PM »

watching a stream of a guy in EU trying to login, and he just accidentally typed his password in the username field  O_o

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« Reply #1333 on: May 14, 2012, 10:32:03 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 10:30:02 PM

watching a stream of a guy in EU trying to login, and he just accidentally typed his password in the username field  O_o

The cursor stays in the password field most of the time after a failed login, but it will randomly jump to the username field instead, making what you just said very likely to happen eventually.
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« Reply #1334 on: May 14, 2012, 10:40:20 PM »

I ordered a digital copy direct from Blizzard, and it's asking me for an activation key.  Where would I find this?
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« Reply #1335 on: May 14, 2012, 10:41:58 PM »

Bah, fuck it! I'm going to bed and getting up early instead. The login situation is just getting worse.
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« Reply #1336 on: May 14, 2012, 10:43:36 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on May 14, 2012, 10:40:20 PM

I ordered a digital copy direct from Blizzard, and it's asking me for an activation key.  Where would I find this?

You shouldn't have to enter a key, it's already tied to your account.  Did the installer provide you with 2 options to click?  I saw one to enter key and one for something like "I already registered".
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« Reply #1337 on: May 14, 2012, 10:44:12 PM »

Quote from: Gratch on May 14, 2012, 10:40:20 PM

I ordered a digital copy direct from Blizzard, and it's asking me for an activation key.  Where would I find this?

I haven't been able to find one yet, either; that said, the game installed fine and loaded to the login screen and let me watch the cinematics without actually asking for it (and my Bnet account page says Diablo 3 is "active" on my account), so I'm wondering/hoping the message about a key was just for people that might have grabbed the installer from somewhere without pre-ordering first.

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« Reply #1338 on: May 14, 2012, 10:46:03 PM »

Quote from: Asharak on May 14, 2012, 10:44:12 PM

Quote from: Gratch on May 14, 2012, 10:40:20 PM

I ordered a digital copy direct from Blizzard, and it's asking me for an activation key.  Where would I find this?

I haven't been able to find one yet, either; that said, the game installed fine and loaded to the login screen and let me watch the cinematics without actually asking for it (and my Bnet account page says Diablo 3 is "active" on my account), so I'm wondering/hoping the message about a key was just for people that might have grabbed the installer from somewhere without pre-ordering first.

- Ash

Everything is tied to your bnet account now, so when you login to your account at battle.net, diablo 3 should show as "Active".  As far as I can tell, only the boxes will come with a key to activate.
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« Reply #1339 on: May 14, 2012, 10:59:19 PM »

Someone posted a link to a Korean player already beating D3 ... 
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« Reply #1340 on: May 14, 2012, 11:05:21 PM »

I'm passing the time watching a group get ready to start

http://www.twitch.tv/ganadorie

edit: nothing odd about someone beating normal mode in 8 hours imo
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« Reply #1341 on: May 14, 2012, 11:53:31 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 11:05:21 PM

I'm passing the time watching a group get ready to start

http://www.twitch.tv/ganadorie

edit: nothing odd about someone beating normal mode in 8 hours imo

That guy sounds like the dude that freaked in WoW on the Onyxia raid.   NO DKP!!!!!!!!!   WHO PULLED THE F**KING WELPS????????
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« Reply #1342 on: May 15, 2012, 12:00:41 AM »

Quote from: msduncan on May 14, 2012, 11:53:31 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 11:05:21 PM

I'm passing the time watching a group get ready to start

http://www.twitch.tv/ganadorie

edit: nothing odd about someone beating normal mode in 8 hours imo

That guy sounds like the dude that freaked in WoW on the Onyxia raid.   NO DKP!!!!!!!!!   WHO PULLED THE F**KING WELPS????????

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« Reply #1343 on: May 15, 2012, 12:10:27 AM »

Quote from: msduncan on May 14, 2012, 11:53:31 PM

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 11:05:21 PM

I'm passing the time watching a group get ready to start

http://www.twitch.tv/ganadorie

edit: nothing odd about someone beating normal mode in 8 hours imo

That guy sounds like the dude that freaked in WoW on the Onyxia raid.   NO DKP!!!!!!!!!   WHO PULLED THE F**KING WELPS????????

At one point he said 'dots' and I just about lost it.  Moar dots moar dots moar dots, ok, stop dots
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« Reply #1345 on: May 15, 2012, 12:45:24 AM »

I AM READY!!!!

(My CE arrives tomorrow - thank you Amazon)

Expect reviews of the mouse, mousepad, and headset in addition to Purge's review of the game!   I need to find a copy of the Sierra-published Diablo 1 expansion to finish off my collection....

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« Reply #1346 on: May 15, 2012, 12:59:57 AM »

What do you guys think are the chances that I'll be able to land the CE at best buy tomorrow?
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« Reply #1347 on: May 15, 2012, 01:03:10 AM »

I think very slim, but still worth trying.
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« Reply #1348 on: May 15, 2012, 01:10:38 AM »

Sounds like the Asia launch was a bit of a disaster - digital copies of the game basically didn't get activated right, and GMs are having to activate accounts one by one. Retail game is fine, apparently. And the servers, as expected, are yo-yoing up and down.

Hope this digital purchase 'Error 12' doesn't affect the NA region...
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« Reply #1349 on: May 15, 2012, 01:16:54 AM »

Quote from: Clanwolfer on May 15, 2012, 01:10:38 AM

Sounds like the Asia launch was a bit of a disaster - digital copies of the game basically didn't get activated right, and GMs are having to activate accounts one by one. Retail game is fine, apparently. And the servers, as expected, are yo-yoing up and down.

Hope this digital purchase 'Error 12' doesn't affect the NA region...

Sounds like it's Hell on Earth for Blizzard right now

http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/222814-asia-launch-error-12-current-situation/
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« Reply #1350 on: May 15, 2012, 01:17:33 AM »

Quote from: Knightshade Dragon on May 15, 2012, 12:45:24 AM

I AM READY!!!!

(My CE arrives tomorrow - thank you Amazon)

Expect reviews of the mouse, mousepad, and headset in addition to Purge's review of the game!   I need to find a copy of the Sierra-published Diablo 1 expansion to finish off my collection....



I have a jewel case one somewhere...
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« Reply #1351 on: May 15, 2012, 01:18:28 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 15, 2012, 12:59:57 AM

What do you guys think are the chances that I'll be able to land the CE at best buy tomorrow?

They're doing midnight release events, aren't they?  If so, I think you'll be out of luck if you're not there at midnight.  Maybe some other big box store that doesn't do midnight?  
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« Reply #1352 on: May 15, 2012, 01:38:45 AM »

Quote from: wonderpug on May 15, 2012, 01:18:28 AM

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 15, 2012, 12:59:57 AM

What do you guys think are the chances that I'll be able to land the CE at best buy tomorrow?

They're doing midnight release events, aren't they?  If so, I think you'll be out of luck if you're not there at midnight.  Maybe some other big box store that doesn't do midnight?  

Check the website - only certain locations are doing the midnight thing.  I called my local BB and they said they will be putting 10 - 15 CEs on the shelves at opening time.  So I'm hopefully flying out of work to grab one at 10am!  And the CE strat guide too (for the bookmark and art extras...  paranoid ) .
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« Reply #1353 on: May 15, 2012, 01:54:24 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 15, 2012, 12:59:57 AM

What do you guys think are the chances that I'll be able to land the CE at best buy tomorrow?
Nobody buys PC boxed games at Best Buy anymore (except me, about once a year  icon_smile). It's really just a question of if your local store bothers to stock the CE at all. icon_smile

I have a really miserable production day shaping up at work tomorrow so have fun all you insomniacs.  Torches and Happiness!
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« Reply #1354 on: May 15, 2012, 02:38:19 AM »

Quote from: th'FOOL on May 15, 2012, 12:59:57 AM

What do you guys think are the chances that I'll be able to land the CE at best buy tomorrow?

Best Bet:  Fry's tonight at Midnight.  Or Wal-Mart, same time.
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« Reply #1355 on: May 15, 2012, 03:04:03 AM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 14, 2012, 11:05:21 PM

I'm passing the time watching a group get ready to start

http://www.twitch.tv/ganadorie

edit: nothing odd about someone beating normal mode in 8 hours imo

Watched a guy from Korea play. Talk about multi tasking batman. He was ALT TABing out from the game to IM and outlook and back every 15seconds or so.  Crazy!


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« Reply #1356 on: May 15, 2012, 03:32:33 AM »

Quote from: Roman on May 15, 2012, 03:04:03 AM


Watched a guy from Korea play. Talk about multi tasking batman. He was ALT TABing out from the game to IM and outlook and back every 15seconds or so.  Crazy!


Well then, that guy's an asshole and he should let someone else play who would actually pay attention to the game.

You know, like me.
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« Reply #1357 on: May 15, 2012, 03:56:35 AM »

So apparently there's a little known option called "Elective Mode" hidden in the options.

When turned on, this removes some of the restrictions on which skills can be mapped to which buttons, essentially opening up a larger variety of character builds than with it turned off, where skills can only be put on a specific button.

Make sure to turn this on to get the most from your game.
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« Reply #1358 on: May 15, 2012, 04:02:22 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 03:56:35 AM

So apparently there's a little known option called "Elective Mode" hidden in the options.

When turned on, this removes some of the restrictions on which skills can be mapped to which buttons, essentially opening up a larger variety of character builds than with it turned off, where skills can only be put on a specific button.

Make sure to turn this on to get the most from your game.

Is this a sarcastic post?  Blizzard made it very clear that you can use this option from the moment it was implemented.
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« Reply #1359 on: May 15, 2012, 04:05:30 AM »

Had something go wrong with my digi download. Tried to use downloader to scan/fix whatever was broken and didn't work.

Restarted download four hours ago. 2.9/7.6 gigs. THIS BETTER FINISH AND BE RIGHT BY 8 AM.

Last time I do digital download otherwise.  crybaby
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