Beta - dissapointed. Very raw

  • #1
    Okay, I received my beta key yesterday. Played through with a Wizard, Monk, and Witch Doctor.
    Some thoughts:
    Mostly plays well on my tiny laptop: Intel HD graphics 3000, i7, 4gb ram. Probably graphics card is the bottleneck - but on low graphics settings it is smooth. Unless you have a lot of people on the screen, in which case I have enormous lag. I think it is server-side.
    Besides that, the beta feels very unfinished and unpolished. Little things like clicking on a book (in Cain's house) and it dissapears and does nothing, clicking on ashes urns when standing next to them without any effect. AH and achievements not working, game not remembering my username. And a lot of tiny rough details which interrupt the flow of the game.
    I would be extremely dissapointed if they release the game anytime soon, because it is not playable the way it is now.
    Also, the templar is a dumbass. Stupid. I hate him. But the Wizard girl has the best personality ^_^
  • #2
    It is Beta for a reason and those VERY MINOR will be easily fixed. They aren't anything huge and plus we might have a earlier build than the developers do so keep that in mind also. I feel the beta is very polished for a beta in fact, I barely run into any hiccups and that is not server side lag when there's a lot of people that is screen lag cause your GPU is studderring I have none of those problems, I run a 6950 at max graphics quality. Achievements have been disabled BTW and AH i dunno but the AH worked fine for me on my last playthrough.
    Not even Death will save you from Diablo Bunny's Cuteness!


  • #3
    Actually, I played beta yesterday and I was very surprised how polished it is.
  • #4
    Quote from undecided

    Okay, I received my beta key yesterday. Played through with a Wizard, Monk, and Witch Doctor.
    Some thoughts:
    Mostly plays well on my tiny laptop: Intel HD graphics 3000, i7, 4gb ram. Probably graphics card is the bottleneck - but on low graphics settings it is smooth. Unless you have a lot of people on the screen, in which case I have enormous lag. I think it is server-side.
    Besides that, the beta feels very unfinished and unpolished. Little things like clicking on a book (in Cain's house) and it dissapears and does nothing, clicking on ashes urns when standing next to them without any effect. AH and achievements not working, game not remembering my username. And a lot of tiny rough details which interrupt the flow of the game.
    I would be extremely dissapointed if they release the game anytime soon, because it is not playable the way it is now.
    Also, the templar is a dumbass. Stupid. I hate him. But the Wizard girl has the best personality ^_^


    I'm not really sure what to say, it's a beta ... So ....

    But more importantly, the nothing happening and stuff vanishing? That's your comp, no issues at all on that.

    Achs ... They do work, they are turned off

    And the not saving username... That's just due to the client not being signed and being able to save data to the comp the way it needs to, that's not a bug, it's a beta =p
  • #5
    i am actually very jealous of 3 people so far....so yeah....heres to playing path of exile -__-
  • #6
    So you tried beta and you got that disappointed because of several bugs? What about the game itself? I doubt you are a diablo fan lol..
    You should never underestimate the predictability of stupidity.
  • #7
    I did not play the beta and with the beast computer i have, i doubt i will have any issues regarding gameplay unless it is related to connection (Core i7, radeon 5450, TTR3 HD). One thing which decieved me a lot is seeing how this game is being noob-oriented. They took out one of the best feature that was in D2, weapon swapping. Blizzard justified taking out this feature by saying that newbs would be too confused with it. This totally pissed me off even to a point where i am reconsidering buying the game... If this game is newb oriented, i will look for another game and won't even bother buying D3. I don'T wan't 13 years old and under game... Since this game is full of blood, it should not be focused around 13 years old kid, really. Make the game for people 18+.
  • #8
    Quote from 1up_Mush

    I did not play the beta and with the beast computer i have, i doubt i will have any issues regarding gameplay unless it is related to connection (Core i7, radeon 5450, TTR3 HD). One thing which decieved me a lot is seeing how this game is being noob-oriented. They took out one of the best feature that was in D2, weapon swapping. Blizzard justified taking out this feature by saying that newbs would be too confused with it. This totally pissed me off even to a point where i am reconsidering buying the game... If this game is newb oriented, i will look for another game and won't even bother buying D3. I don'T wan't 13 years old and under game... Since this game is full of blood, it should not be focused around 13 years old kid, really. Make the game for people 18+.

    I wouldnt say noob-oriented, but friendly to casuals.
    And swapping weapons is really just little detail. I mean, its such small feature and I rarely used it in D2 anyways.
  • #9
    Quote from 1up_Mush

    I did not play the beta and with the beast computer i have, i doubt i will have any issues regarding gameplay unless it is related to connection (Core i7, radeon 5450, TTR3 HD). One thing which decieved me a lot is seeing how this game is being noob-oriented. They took out one of the best feature that was in D2, weapon swapping. Blizzard justified taking out this feature by saying that newbs would be too confused with it. This totally pissed me off even to a point where i am reconsidering buying the game... If this game is newb oriented, i will look for another game and won't even bother buying D3. I don'T wan't 13 years old and under game... Since this game is full of blood, it should not be focused around 13 years old kid, really. Make the game for people 18+.


    If the weapon swapping was the killer feature that made D2 awesome for you, you're doing it wrong.
  • #10
    Another reason weapon swapping is taken out would be the fact you could have GODLY gear on one set then you're MF gear on the second and when Diablo is 1 hit left you switch to MF gear to get even better loots.
    Not even Death will save you from Diablo Bunny's Cuteness!


  • #11
    Quote from Ent1ty

    Another reason weapon swapping is taken out would be the fact you could have GODLY gear on one set then you're MF gear on the second and when Diablo is 1 hit left you switch to MF gear to get even better loots.

    That depends if loot is calculated when monster spawns, or when monster dies. And, nothing stops you from doing it in D3. It would just be little bit more difficult.
  • #12
    Quote from Ent1ty

    Another reason weapon swapping is taken out would be the fact you could have GODLY gear on one set then you're MF gear on the second and when Diablo is 1 hit left you switch to MF gear to get even better loots.


    Or they could calculate it based on how much MF you had when the monster hit an arbitrary percentage of health. Meaning you dont know if the MF would be calculated at 95% health or 32% and it differs for each monster kill and is kept from the player. That would mean that there is not real way of telling when you should switch gear sets, and the MF factor would still only have to be calculated once.
  • #13
    I've been super happy with the beta. In fact, I don't see any more outstanding bugs in-game (auction house excluded).

    Furthermore, the bottleneck on your laptop is absolutely the gpu (Intel HD 3000 graphics is totally a stock graphics chipset).
    "All generalizations are false, including this one." -Mark Twain
  • #14
    Disregard everything OP says, has no idea what he is talking about. The achievements are currenly disabled, not broken.
    Ne frustra vixisse videar.
  • #15
    Quote from NUUUUUHHH

    Disregard everything OP says, has no idea what he is talking about. The achievements are currenly disabled, not broken.
    THIS! I was actually just about to add that bit to my post. Thanks!
    "All generalizations are false, including this one." -Mark Twain
  • #16
    There are some small bugs, yes. However, they are fixed or working on to be fixed. Like achievements, the work in the game but not in the beta. In a beta patch (i thought it was 4 or 5) we had achievements for a while to test them out and guess what...it worked!

    I also have a little problem with some graphics, but i guess it's because it's beta. I'm playing everything high high on a quad core 3,1 ghz and i must say, between some little lag problems it plays VERY smooth.

    And like Blizzard said, it's not ready yet so we won't release it. True dat!
  • #17
    Be thankful you get to play the beta

    as for the easy play system if you cant deal with it gtfo and go play wow you baby
    If at first you dont succeed
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  • #18
    Quote from tonelife

    Be thankful you get to play the beta


    Seriously. There are thousands of people less fortunate/lucky than you are.
    MONKSPUNK
  • #19
    First off, grats for getting a key.

    Beta is Beta for a reason... sigh...

    Achievements have been tested, they are currently disabled, you would know this if you actually bothered to read the patch notes or check the general / beta forums...

    That lag is caused by having a shitty GPU, the one you listed is listed as LOW performance from Blizzard



    Random is random, once you have all the books you either get nothing or potions / scrolls...

    Not remembering account name has been broken since Beta Patch 2, that boss sure is difficult to kill, maybe next patch...

    My guess is your not a fan and just a troll, my opinion though :P
  • #20
    I have been trying beta since Patch 4, and I have to say game seemed polished even then. There are minor issues here and there, bigger ones would be incomplete AH and servers werent updated to handle thousands of players. However internal build is far ahead of what we see in beta, and I dont see anything not-fixable in a few months, so game shouldnt be delayed much longer.
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