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D3 official release date announced

Postby gtechman » Thu Mar 15, 2012 7:44 am

May 15th, 2012
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:45 am

Neat. About a dozen people from my guild are coming out that weekend. Guess I know what we'll be doing during downtime.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Nikachelle » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:55 am

fuzzygeek wrote:Neat. About a dozen people from my guild are coming out that weekend. Guess I know what we'll be doing during downtime.

I read that as "a dozen people from my guild are coming out of the closet that weekend".
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby mavfin » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:10 am

gtechman wrote:May 15th, 2012


Now I have only two months more to wait. But that's ok. What's 2 months after 10 years? :D

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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Shoju » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:12 am

Ok, I'm glad I wasn't the only one who was thinking

"Why would a group of people decide to come out together, and have.... downtime, while doing so?"
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Worldie » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:15 am

You can already download the client if you want to *be prepared*

I'm already halfway through the 7.6 Gb.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby mavfin » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:24 am

Worldie wrote:You can already download the client if you want to *be prepared*

I'm already halfway through the 7.6 Gb.


That was going to be the first thing I checked when I got home. :D
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:03 am

Oddly, I didn't realize today was the first day to be able to download it, but randomly checked bnet for it... hooray for insight?
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Postby Aubade » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:25 am

2 more months to build a beast computer to run it at max settings.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby fuzzygeek » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:02 pm

Nikachelle wrote:
fuzzygeek wrote:Neat. About a dozen people from my guild are coming out that weekend. Guess I know what we'll be doing during downtime.

I read that as "a dozen people from my guild are coming out of the closet that weekend".


Haha, we already make enough jokes about lining the rape rooms with plastic tarp, and various people getting buried in the desert (namely the guy who got our first staff and retired two weeks into DS).
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Mozen » Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:42 pm

Waiting for the all-language version. Looks like I'll be away from WOW for a little longer!
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:03 pm

Has anyone played beta for this? I don't know what to expect this game to be like.. is it going to be like the old D2 with the overhead playstyle meets new age game design or has it been turned into a RPG style game like Skyrim?
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Kelaan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:41 pm

It still looks VERY much like Diablo II. It reminds me (from what I've watched) of the similarity between Warcraft III and Warcraft II: Similar, prettier, some changes bigger than others.

There's lots of gameplay footage, both on the site, on the http://www.diablofans.com/ site. There's also a bunch up on Youtube.

There's also some great Dev interviews up too which help explain what they're going to.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Skye1013 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:25 pm

As I said in the success thread, I got a beta invite! Huzzah!
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Andurin » Fri Mar 30, 2012 3:16 am

What i`ve seen in the beta pretty much gets summed up nicely by CAD comics:

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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Skye1013 » Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:27 pm

Andurin wrote:What i`ve seen in the beta pretty much gets summed up nicely by CAD comics:

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Pretty much... though with Rapid Fire on my Demon Hunter... I just have to hold down the right mouse button instead of spam clicking it :P.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Treck » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:43 am

You could hold your mouse down and do most things in D2 aswell.
When playing D3 beta i find myself clicking a lot less than in D2, not sure why, might pick up the clicking a bit further into the game :P
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby econ21 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:39 am

I'm getting D3 "free" from the annual pass deal, but was disappointed to learn that there is no "paladin" type archetype you can play - i.e. a plate wearing melee fighter with sword and shield. What class would you recommend checking out? At first glance, none of them grab me. (I've never played Diablo - preferred the Baldur's Gate type RPGs.)
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Postby Passionario » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:20 am

econ21 wrote:I'm getting D3 "free" from the annual pass deal, but was disappointed to learn that there is no "paladin" type archetype you can play - i.e. a plate wearing melee fighter with sword and shield. What class would you recommend checking out?


Barbarian? I suppose they can fight in melee with a sword and shield while wearing plate, and their "Fury" resource could be interpreted as "Righteous Fury".
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:18 am

I'm trying not to get my hopes too high for this.

I've always been a big fan of Diablo but I realize that in the past decade my tastes for gaming has evolved far past mouse RPG's to keyboard / controller rpg's.. I think this will end up falling into what I classify as my "classics" gaming folder.. old games that I can't help but replay every few years just to reminisce (The primary games being SC, WC, Diablo, NWN, Half-Life, Stronghold).

I'm already seeing people trying to make plans on subsidizing their income with D3 item sales, I don't think people are realizing that since item sales are allowed the sheer volume is going to probably make items cost quarters... but it's all for nothing until the game is live.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby rodos » Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:01 pm

Shyrtandros wrote:I'm trying not to get my hopes too high for this.

I've always been a big fan of Diablo but I realize that in the past decade my tastes for gaming has evolved far past mouse RPG's to keyboard / controller rpg's.. I think this will end up falling into what I classify as my "classics" gaming folder.. old games that I can't help but replay every few years just to reminisce (The primary games being SC, WC, Diablo, NWN, Half-Life, Stronghold).

I had a lot of fun with the Torchlight demo recently. The "rain of loot" style is fun, but I'm not sure how long that novelty would last. The existence of "non-combat" stats like Magic Find and Gold Find do make for some more interesting choices than WoW gearing, so that might keep the replay value up.

Shyrtandros wrote:I'm already seeing people trying to make plans on subsidizing their income with D3 item sales, I don't think people are realizing that since item sales are allowed the sheer volume is going to probably make items cost quarters... but it's all for nothing until the game is live.

The high cost of listings will prevent prices on the RMAH crashing to this extent. The limit of 10 listings per auction house (RM and gold) is also going to keep volumes more sensible. Here's some interesting speculation on dollar-making potential in D3 by Markco and his site's commenters. (Of course, Markco has a vested interest in convincing people they can make money in D3, so read with that in mind.)
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Shyrtandros » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:08 am

rodos wrote:The high cost of listings will prevent prices on the RMAH crashing to this extent. The limit of 10 listings per auction house (RM and gold) is also going to keep volumes more sensible. Here's some interesting speculation on dollar-making potential in D3 by Markco and his site's commenters. (Of course, Markco has a vested interest in convincing people they can make money in D3, so read with that in mind.)


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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Arnock » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:31 am

Hmm, should one play D2 before trying D3 when it's released?
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby lythac » Thu Apr 12, 2012 10:42 am

Arnock wrote:Hmm, should one play D2 before trying D3 when it's released?

Yeah, for the story and something that doesn't require to much attention.

One word of warning the max resolution for D2 is... 800*600. If you are playing it for nostalgic reasons you can probably overcome that, but if not it is unlikely. It will look terrible.

Thankfully there are mods for it - http://gamerlimit.com/2009/08/diablo-2- ... ced-bread/ not sure if the link in that article still works, shouldn't be hard to find a working one. The mods seem to only be for offline use, which shouldn't affect you if you just want to play it for the story line.

Edit - I may have overreacted slightly, I think my issue was when I last went to play it stretched from 4:3 to 16:9, which was terrible.
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Re: D3 official release date announced

Postby Shyrtandros » Fri Apr 13, 2012 8:36 am

lythac wrote:
Arnock wrote:Hmm, should one play D2 before trying D3 when it's released?

Yeah, for the story and something that doesn't require to much attention.

One word of warning the max resolution for D2 is... 800*600. If you are playing it for nostalgic reasons you can probably overcome that, but if not it is unlikely. It will look terrible.


There's an option in video options like most games and you can change the scale to a 1024*something that looks MUCH better.
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