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Diablo 3: Open Beta Stress Test This Weekend

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  • DarkPonyDarkPony RotterdamPosts: 5,566Member

    Three bad things:

    - Linear, automatic, dumbed down character progression: Where are the trees? Where are the builds? Where are the stats "you should never put a point in as class x"?

    - Where are the random, more open maps? In D2 you had to wade through monsters to find the connection to the next area and sometimes you really had to map out a whole area to find it. D3 map design is more like a one way alley with twists and turns.

    - Needing an active internet connection to play as a single player: I guess they want to be able to monitor everything to prevent a shitload of possible exploits and hacking because of the cash shop, but yeah. It kind of sucks. They should have offered non-multiplayer, non-cash shop characters that you can also use offline.

    Three good things:

    - Music, art and atmosphere: Pretty Diabloish to me.

    - Monsters and animations: Some creative ideas here and I expect the harder modes and later normal mode to have even more spectacular stuff.

    - It's Blizzard and it's Diablo = Polish & vibe. But I have yet to see how this is a worthy successor in both gameplay and mechanics ...

     

  • AoriAori Carbondale, ILPosts: 1,886Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by DarkPony

    Three bad things:

    - Linear, automatic, dumbed down character progression: Where are the trees? Where are the builds? Where are the stats "you should never put a point in as class x"?

    Eh the possibilities are much higher with D3 than D2. Only difference being is you don't have to reroll if you make a mistake. However in combat, events or arena or similar features you are locked to the build you pick at that time. Also you're locked to it if you want to keep any pve bonus you accumilate. I was upset with the change aswell but after thinking about it and looking at endgame.. i feel it'll be better. 

    - Where are the random, more open maps? In D2 you had to wade through monsters to find the connection to the next area and sometimes you really had to map out a whole area to find it. D3 map design is more like a one way alley with twists and turns.

    Yanno, this never really occured to me until now, no one has actually said why this was a complaint normally they just say D3 is predictable and D2 was D2. As soon as i read this Act2 popped in mind, always got lost there. Ya i hope they have large maps similar to this.. as of right now i do think we may not get the same feeling in later acts. You kinda bummed right there, small jab to the chest. I'm advocate of D3.. damn you.

    - Needing an active internet connection to play as a single player: I guess they want to be able to monitor everything to prevent a shitload of possible exploits and hacking because of the cash shop, but yeah. It kind of sucks. They should have offered non-multiplayer, non-cash shop characters that you can also use offline.

    I'm indifferent with this, i rarely have net problems and i usually view net problems as a reason to play with my child... kidding(sorta). 

    Three good things:

    - Music, art and atmosphere: Pretty Diabloish to me.

    - Monsters and animations: Some creative ideas here and I expect the harder modes and later normal mode to have even more spectacular stuff.

    - It's Blizzard and it's Diablo = Polish & vibe. But I have yet to see how this is a worthy successor in both gameplay and mechanics ...

     

    The good i agree with.. damn your 2nd negative. I may never recover.. :p

  • GrinnzGrinnz Utica, NYPosts: 310Member Uncommon

    Still can't get the launcher to start on Vista, if I run in compatibility mode it starts the launcher, but then the launcher says my OS is underspecc'd so it won't download the game....

    Quite ridiculous, sucks for me I guess.....

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Alphamojo
    Still can't get the launcher to start on Vista, if I run in compatibility mode it starts the launcher, but then the launcher says my OS is underspecc'd so it won't download the game....
    Quite ridiculous, sucks for me I guess.....

    Can you quote the error?

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  • GrinnzGrinnz Utica, NYPosts: 310Member Uncommon

    Originally posted by Mellkor

     




    Originally posted by Alphamojo

    Still can't get the launcher to start on Vista, if I run in compatibility mode it starts the launcher, but then the launcher says my OS is underspecc'd so it won't download the game....

    Quite ridiculous, sucks for me I guess.....




     

    Can you quote the error?

    I don't get an error popup, just the launcher fails....

    I've rebooted, and run under administrator as well....nothing...appears.

    It goes through the progression of

    Checking for updates,

    starting Diablo 3 launcher....

    then nothing happens.......

     

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  • KroxMalonKroxMalon swindonPosts: 409Member

    Just really enjoyed the barbarian to lvl 10 amd killed the king :) Had a good time.

  • TorvacTorvac KarlsruhePosts: 124Member Uncommon

    hate it (click), canceled my preorder (click). single play (click) with forced online login (click). tho technically its probably a great game (click,click,click) with brilliant looks but the "click everything" is just brainless.

  • BizkitNLBizkitNL NetherlandsPosts: 2,280Member Common

    Originally posted by Torvac

    hate it (click), canceled my preorder (click). single play (click) with forced online login (click). tho technically its probably a great game (click,click,click) with brilliant looks but the "click everything" is just brainless.

    It''s sort of a signature for the action-rpg genre. Makes me think you had no idea what you were getting into.

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  • IllyssiaIllyssia LondonPosts: 1,524Member

    Originally posted by BizkitNL

    Originally posted by Torvac

    hate it (click), canceled my preorder (click). single play (click) with forced online login (click). tho technically its probably a great game (click,click,click) with brilliant looks but the "click everything" is just brainless.

    It''s sort of a signature for the action-rpg genre. Makes me think you had no idea what you were getting into.

    Maybe they will make a Kinect console version for you.

  • TheocritusTheocritus Gary, INPosts: 3,734Member Uncommon

        Don't know why but I really have little to no itnerest for this game....I bought D2 and had fun with it for a few months but once it wore off I never wanted to play it again.....Also tried the beta for Path of Exile, which is pretty much a D2 clone, and it just isn't my cup of tea anymore.....

  • OzmodanOzmodan Hilliard, OHPosts: 7,181Member Uncommon

    Got about 10 minutes of playtime for the entire weekend.  Got a wizard to level 7 and then was booted, could never get back in again, kept timing out.  Not much time to even comment on the game.  Had fun for that brief period though 

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