Diablo III Beta... Oh, Really?

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eire1274
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Considering my bnet account is set up for betas... considering that I beta tested the original Diablo, Diablo II, Starcraft and Starcraft II, and heck, I even beta tested Warcraft and Warcraft II, why am I still on the waiting list?

I imagine it is because I'm not currently running a TOP END SYSTEM, with a dual-core X2 and an HD4670 being bottom of the barrel anymore for gaming rigs.

Maybe I should re-apply when I build my upcoming Bulldozer X8 and HD6990. Think I'll meet the specs then?

Blizzard is so not like Valve, who builds for systems two to three years out of date. :'-(

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I'm pretty sure system specs has little to do with their selection process. As they'd want many types of hardware ranges tested on their game, they wouldn't specifically be picking people with 1000+ system because they're already internally testing on those and basically, it would be a bit ridiculous to only test on nothing but ideal/overkill systems.

It's luck of the draw, that's about it.

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I know. I'm venting. You'd just expect that with a history with the company FROM A PROGRAMMING DETAILER who has tested 90% of the games you have ever made... there'd be a little loyalty.

Turns out I am still well over the system requirements:

Athlon X2 4100+ (I'm on a 6000+, if I'm not OC'd)
Radeon X1950 (HD4670 OC'd)

I ought to still be able to make this game SCREAM!

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Allen86
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Well, when you're dealing with a company that has millions of of loyal fans, can't always expect to have your name sitting around in a Rolodex in their offices haha

Personally I like playing final releases anyways, that way atleast I know majority of bugs are worked out and the game is fully supported. Beta's are just hype spoilers :P

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i think people confuse the word "beta" with "demo" nowdays


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good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

qusien
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you know ,its a really news

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The Beta is seriously a Demo, I love how it turned out but being limited to the first 20mins of gameplay and just playing other chars, then just farming for no reason, Didnt like it. Trust me youd be glad that you didnt get the "beta" demo and you will love the in game play when its released.

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Pretty sad how even my low end computer will need a serious upgrade to even touch this game though. Rough news for me. Time to drop $1200+ weee

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It wouldn't hurt to reapply after the build. Though the game is scheduled the launch soon so maybe just wait for the game. I know that in the CS:GO Beta they took into account system specs, probably to test the ranges of computers out there from the low to the high.

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Well, good news. My Athlon X2 6000+ and the HD 4670 is absolutely sufficient to run Diablo III. Even my wife's socket A8 with it's integrated HD 6250 is potent enough to meet game requirements and play at a high framerate.

The down side... with the beta open to all this weekend, this is the time the servers go down. All of them. And you can't even play a single player without first signing into the server. Thanks, Blizzard.

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I played for 5 minutes yesterday and the servers had went crashed/restarted...I didn't bother playing again, can't be troubled trying to play a game if the server is going to crash, it would just frustrate me lol.

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Allen86 wrote: I played for 5 minutes yesterday and the servers had went crashed/restarted...I didn't bother playing again, can't be troubled trying to play a game if the server is going to crash, it would just frustrate me lol.

The servers were taken down manually. Expected as this was the first big rollout with heavy traffic. Blizzard has sworn that this won't be the case when the game launches!

Now I need to come up with enough cash for a couple copies. I guess I won't need to eat... there we go!

Nick McDermott

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Anyone please post a review here, especially on how much time you need leveling up. I am curious as I can only play one day a week (for half a day) due to work.

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Well, in the demo, I hit level 13 in around 6 hours of play, but it gets progressively slower as time goes on. Then again, I was repeating the same level over and over so by the time I got to 13 I was spanking most of the enemies. Record was 28 defeated in one strike during one of the zombie swarms.

Nick McDermott