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« Reply #1360 on: May 15, 2012, 04:35:38 AM »

Should have downloaded it earlier this week.  Link was in this thread  ninja
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« Reply #1361 on: May 15, 2012, 05:02:06 AM »

Just got up and played for a bit. Had no trouble logging in now. Since I never tried the beta, this is actually my first time playing the game in any form.
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« Reply #1362 on: May 15, 2012, 06:11:07 AM »

Success at Fry's! We've got a big Diablo III announcement tomorrow, too slywink
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« Reply #1363 on: May 15, 2012, 06:20:09 AM »

Anyone want a CE sans art book?

I've realized that I really just want the art book, they don't get reprinted, trying to buy it separately costs more than a CE itself.
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« Reply #1364 on: May 15, 2012, 07:04:42 AM »

*sigh* Someone remind me why I'm having to sign in to an online service to play an offline-capable game?
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« Reply #1365 on: May 15, 2012, 07:08:15 AM »

Quote from: Dreamshadow on May 15, 2012, 07:04:42 AM

*sigh* Someone remind me why I'm having to sign in to an online service to play an offline-capable game?


because it's not an offline-capable game  icon_twisted
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« Reply #1366 on: May 15, 2012, 07:10:05 AM »

Actually logged in. Now I'm stuck at "Retrieving Hero List".
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« Reply #1367 on: May 15, 2012, 07:13:12 AM »

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 07:10:05 AM

Actually logged in. Now I'm stuck at "Retrieving Hero List".

I keep getting timed out while trying to create a hero.
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« Reply #1368 on: May 15, 2012, 07:21:12 AM »

Same here, just keep on trying is my motto.
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« Reply #1369 on: May 15, 2012, 07:26:04 AM »

And now I'm stuck on the character creation screen, waiting for the game to actually create it.
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« Reply #1370 on: May 15, 2012, 07:26:33 AM »

since I seem to be stuck at the same screen I just have to ask:

anyone else find the female barbarian to be strangely bewitching?
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« Reply #1371 on: May 15, 2012, 07:29:19 AM »

She does have a kind of Frazetta/Brienne of Tarth vibe.
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« Reply #1372 on: May 15, 2012, 07:38:23 AM »

While we're waiting...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZI0gM3PN-F4
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« Reply #1373 on: May 15, 2012, 07:45:04 AM »

For you smarter technical folk, is there just some sort of inherent physical bandwidth limit in these types of situations, or is it just a matter of having enough physical servers to handle excess load?  I just find it odd after all these years and all the technological improvements, pretty much every launch with something of a significant size is still a failure.  This is yet another of those cases where they have most of the key variables already known: how many downloads, how many copies out in North America.  There's only so many people in NA that could possibly be trying to logon; just freaking prepare for all of them lol!

Of course I understand the load will decrease over time, but it's still just incredibly annoying when things like this happen, particularly with a big company that's supposed to know how to handle it.
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« Reply #1374 on: May 15, 2012, 07:45:37 AM »

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Nice.  +1
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« Reply #1375 on: May 15, 2012, 07:48:57 AM »

Quote from: rittchard on May 15, 2012, 07:45:04 AM

For you smarter technical folk, is there just some sort of inherent physical bandwidth limit in these types of situations, or is it just a matter of having enough physical servers to handle excess load?  I just find it odd after all these years and all the technological improvements, pretty much every launch with something of a significant size is still a failure.  This is yet another of those cases where they have most of the key variables already known: how many downloads, how many copies out in North America.  There's only so many people in NA that could possibly be trying to logon; just freaking prepare for all of them lol!

Of course I understand the load will decrease over time, but it's still just incredibly annoying when things like this happen, particularly with a big company that's supposed to know how to handle it.

I can think of several things, though I'm going to speak in generalities. 

Bandwidth:  Right now, I don't think this is an issue.  Blizz has four major data centers in the US and all of them are in great places for networking (one is here in Dallas I believe on top of a huge fiber ring. smile )  Downloading the client doesn't seem to be an issue.

Processing power: I suspect this is more the issue, not the processor on the hardware, but just the sheer number of database accesses for password, character creates, sessions for play, etc.  I suspect this is current their bottleneck.  Everyone is trying to log in, create a character, and get a session going for play.  That's probably more than even the best of databases could handle (and they aren't all the same physical database either, if they're smart)
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« Reply #1376 on: May 15, 2012, 07:58:13 AM »

Managed to get all the way to the character creation screen but many time outs later I seem to be locked up, nothing happening and no buttons available to select any actions.
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« Reply #1377 on: May 15, 2012, 08:07:22 AM »

Quote from: Zinfan on May 15, 2012, 07:58:13 AM

Managed to get all the way to the character creation screen but many time outs later I seem to be locked up, nothing happening and no buttons available to select any actions.

I was here....  Game eventually locked up ...causing a reboot and now I just can't get in


Fuck it... try when I get off.  Probably will just create a private game when I get home.  Like to have a fresh experience without leveled characters jumping in and rushing ahead
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« Reply #1378 on: May 15, 2012, 08:16:26 AM »

Dead in the water. Error 37. Error 37. Error 37. Error 37.

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« Reply #1379 on: May 15, 2012, 08:21:56 AM »

heh, the Diablo 3 splash screen does funny things to my GIR wallpaper:
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« Reply #1380 on: May 15, 2012, 08:43:24 AM »

finally able to log on and of course I have to head for work.


Btw, looks like the Friends list from Beta transferred over
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« Reply #1381 on: May 15, 2012, 10:33:21 AM »











random images from G+ where Diablo 3 is trending


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« Reply #1382 on: May 15, 2012, 10:39:22 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on May 15, 2012, 07:13:12 AM

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 07:10:05 AM

Actually logged in. Now I'm stuck at "Retrieving Hero List".

I keep getting timed out while trying to create a hero.

Same here.  If it's this busy at 4:30am, that's probably not a good indicator that I'll be able to play tonight.  Rather annoyed, since I'll only ever be playing single player and don't plan on ever using the RMAH.   icon_evil
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« Reply #1383 on: May 15, 2012, 10:46:24 AM »

I got in at 0230 or so.  Running well so far.  I now have a friend in Purge, added the current battle.net list and now on with the show.
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« Reply #1384 on: May 15, 2012, 10:58:05 AM »

It's very Diablo-y.  This is a good thing.
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« Reply #1385 on: May 15, 2012, 11:29:57 AM »

I love the music. It strikes a chord (or two).
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« Reply #1386 on: May 15, 2012, 11:36:16 AM »

I'm in game! Early in the AM. I downloaded the game late last night. It downloaded in a jiffy and I'm now in-game for a bit before heading to work. Laying the smackdown with my Monk.  nod
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« Reply #1387 on: May 15, 2012, 12:27:22 PM »

Got a Demon Hunter started (Bullzeye), now I'm off to ready for work myself.  crybaby
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« Reply #1388 on: May 15, 2012, 12:49:14 PM »

Gonna be hanging out in GT (Kato's) Vent and playing this mutha
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« Reply #1389 on: May 15, 2012, 01:14:45 PM »

Quote from: Turtle on May 15, 2012, 06:20:09 AM

Anyone want a CE sans art book?

I've realized that I really just want the art book, they don't get reprinted, trying to buy it separately costs more than a CE itself.

I might take you up on this offer if my trip to Best Buy falls through.  I'm heading there for 10am opening.

As a grown man, I do feel a little silly waiting for the doors to open, possibly with a group of kids.  So I might get there for 10:05....
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« Reply #1390 on: May 15, 2012, 01:22:53 PM »

Stuck at "Retrieving Hero List".
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« Reply #1391 on: May 15, 2012, 01:53:24 PM »

Anyone know if there is a day one patch for the boxed version and if so how big is it?
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« Reply #1392 on: May 15, 2012, 01:55:53 PM »

I think they said there's a 100MB patch?  And not to beat a dead horse, but you do know you can fully install the game, patch and all, before you get your box, right?
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« Reply #1393 on: May 15, 2012, 02:32:48 PM »

Quote from: Harkonis on May 15, 2012, 12:49:14 PM

Gonna be hanging out in GT (Kato's) Vent and playing this mutha

Finally. Home early from work and ready to play (mua hahahaha)
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« Reply #1394 on: May 15, 2012, 02:40:36 PM »

My friend bought the game from newegg and wants to know how to install it early.  Is there a link for the installer or would he had to have been on the beta?
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« Reply #1395 on: May 15, 2012, 02:41:22 PM »

Got it!  There were a few people waiting for the store to open, but no one who looked like they would know "Diablo" was a game.  I wound up waiting with two other people for the guy to bring the boxes out.  We all happily grabbed the CE box and also the CE guide.  Now I just have to wait until 5:00pm to even open the boxes!

So there might be hope for you if you want to grab the CE!  Beautiful, heavy box!  And the CE strat guide looks very nice, especially the metal bookmark.
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« Reply #1396 on: May 15, 2012, 02:55:05 PM »

Quote from: Travis on May 15, 2012, 02:40:36 PM

My friend bought the game from newegg and wants to know how to install it early.  Is there a link for the installer or would he had to have been on the beta?

I posted a link a few pages back, but I think I also just saw someone say that the old installer isn't working properly anymore.  Not sure if if there's an updated non-Blizzard link out in the wild yet.
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« Reply #1397 on: May 15, 2012, 03:07:29 PM »

Quote from: Dreamshadow on May 15, 2012, 07:48:57 AM

That's probably more than even the best of databases could handle (and they aren't all the same physical database either, if they're smart)

I picture poorly-paid interns running back and forth to a card catalog, looking up login credentials. 
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« Reply #1398 on: May 15, 2012, 03:11:10 PM »

I can get in and play no problem but I keep getting a "Disconnected" message every 10 minutes or so and having to log back in. Annoying.
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« Reply #1399 on: May 15, 2012, 03:17:18 PM »

Error 3007.
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