Beta Contests, Portrait of a Champion Art Contest, Blue Posts, Wiki Tooltips, Curse Weekly Update

  • #1
    Regional Beta Contests
    Blizzard has now sent keys out to other regional fansites around the world. Make sure to check the list posted in the EU forums to take a look at all the contests. However don't forget we have three contests running right now!





    Diablo III Portrait of a Champion Art Contest
    Blizzard has just announced a new contest for all you artists out there!

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    They say that a picture is worth a thousand words. If so, then a brush stroke may portend the beginning of a saga; the merest scratch of a pen on parchment can be the seed of a legend. Hone your craft, for the time has come for you to take up your tools… and bring a hero to life.

    If you are up to the challenge, then we invite you to join the Diablo III Portrait of a Champion Art Contest. We ask that you use your skills to immortalize a mighty champion of Sanctuary. Perhaps your original artwork will capture a monk, deep in meditation, calmly preparing to face the slavering minions of hell. You could create a thrilling piece capturing the moment a mighty wizard blasts demonic fiends into dust. Whichever of Diablo III’s mighty heroes you choose to depict, and whatever tale your art tells, let the power of your creativity guide you. We will feature the most impressive pieces on the Diablo III community site, and the very best pieces could win some equally impressive prizes.

    There is no time like the present to begin forging an image that is sure to sway our hearts, but remember that any images you submit must wholly be comprised of your own, original imagery, cannot exceed a resolution of 1600 x 1200, and may be no larger in size than 5 MB. We will begin accepting contest entries soon so do not delay, for Sanctuary’s darkest hour approaches.




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Known Issues
    • There is currently a known issue affecting public games in which players are either not able to enter a public game or will not be able to successfully have others join their own public game.
    • When attempting to sell an item in the Gold Auction House when you have zero gold, you will get an error. Please get at least 1 gold and try again.
    • Currently the Diablo III client can be very conservative about how much a commodity is going to cost you. The price displayed when clicking “Buy Out” can be higher than the price quoted during search. If the system is able to find a better deal for you, you will be refunded the difference after you make the purchase. Additional tuning will be performed in the near future.
    • Sometimes when making a commodity purchase using Beta Bucks, a Gold entry will be viewable in your “Completed Auctions” tab. Attempting to send this Gold to your stash will do nothing. You may need to close the Auction House interface or log out to be able to send items to the stash after attempting this.
    • Sometimes clicking on the “Send to Stash” button for commodities will gray out the button but not deliver it right away. Please give it some time. You may need to log out and log back in and try again. ( Blue Tracker / Official Forums )
    Twitter
    Can you tell us what you are focused on after the recent patch?
    Jay Wilson: Game tuning, game tuning, and more game tuning. (source)
    Bashiok: Finishing the game! (source)

    What are you guys up to over there anyway? Super secret stuff? Co-ordinating a ww D3 release date announcement?
    Meetings and discussions on community management/social media stuff. Nothing too exciting. (source)




    Wiki ToolTips
    As you know, we have been able to link to our wiki site (http://diablowiki.com) using the wiki tag. With a recent update to our site, these links now also have working tooltips on some items and spells! Don't forget anyone can sign up and help with the wiki.
    <input type='button' class='bbc_spoiler_show' value='Show Examples' />

    [wiki]Frost Nova[/wiki]

    [wiki]Bash[/wiki]

    [wiki]Bardiche[/wiki]






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  • #2
    I'm gonna put that contest in a submission(so punny)!
    "I want to say something but I'll keep it to myself I guess and leave this useless post behind to make you aware that there WAS something... "
    -Equinox

    "We're like the downtown of the Diablo related internet lol"
    -Winged
  • #3
    Are these contests the EU version of the 100k keys US was given?
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  • #4
    Quote from Umpa

    I'm gonna put that contest in a submission(so punny)!


    do it buddy!

    we believe in you

  • #5
    Quote from Mayne

    Are these contests the EU version of the 100k keys US was given?


    no they are the EU version of the 450 keys we got as a fansite, the EU fansites now get keys
  • #6
    Right, I nerd raged too quickly. Sorry :facepalm:
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  • #7
    So where is the Netherlands? .. lol
  • #8
    Quote from FreddyBenson

    Quote from Umpa

    I'm gonna put that contest in a submission(so punny)!


    do it buddy!

    we believe in you



    Thanks dude! I appreciate the support sincerely. The positiveness I get from you guys is all I got!


    If you guys have any unique ideas for the contest, my ears are open. The composition and content need to stand out since it's just a portrait.
    "I want to say something but I'll keep it to myself I guess and leave this useless post behind to make you aware that there WAS something... "
    -Equinox

    "We're like the downtown of the Diablo related internet lol"
    -Winged
  • #9
    Everytime a new challenge for getting new beta keys is created, everytime I will apply for. Wherever the contest is.

    May the luck be with us.
  • #10
    Thanks for WiKi ^_^
  • #11
    Two things to add:

    We (the EU sites) only got half that amount of keys (225)
    and
    No offence meant to anyone, but please don't come another countries forum if you're american and just hunt for keys. I know that everyone wants them, but US sites has gotten double the keys and there's like 10 times as many sites. For instance us danes only has 1 site and honestly it would be nice that if those that came for those keys actually cared at all for the community. So stick to your own giveaways and let us have ours. (good luck navigating the sites if you try though :P)

    Again not meant at anyone, just my 2 cent ;)

    On a more cherrier note:
    Awesome wiki update! :D gonna try right away: DiabloWiki.com - Bash Bash
  • #12
    Quote from Fifikus

    Two things to add:

    We (the EU sites) only got half that amount of keys (225)
    and
    No offence meant to anyone, but please don't come another countries forum if you're american and just hunt for keys. I know that everyone wants them, but US sites has gotten double the keys and there's like 10 times as many sites. For instance us danes only has 1 site and honestly it would be nice that if those that came for those keys actually cared at all for the community. So stick to your own giveaways and let us have ours. (good luck navigating the sites if you try though :P)

    Again not meant at anyone, just my 2 cent ;)

    On a more cherrier note:
    Awesome wiki update! :D gonna try right away: DiabloWiki.com - Bash Bash


    This. I was kind of hoping this wasn't going to make front page news (kind of selfish I guess but whatever). The chances of getting a beta key is close to nothing anyway. Let's just hope release is not too far away.
  • #13
    Quote from Molster

    (...) don't forget we have three contests running right now!


    The third contest has started? Where?
  • #14
    Thank you diablofans, thank you for making my dream come true, after months dying to try the game and seeing all blizzards contests being USA only i was really sad, thank you for being open to the world, i'll keep coming to chat on the forums, i enjoyed the community.

    And for those who havent won yet, good luck, the news today is a good news, means you all have more chance of getting in, try your best and be patient.

    thanks again
  • #15
    Why do you say you have 3 contests running right now when:

    3.What will be your character's build in Diablo 3? - 50 Keys -Not Yet Started-

    isn't live yet, and no one knows when it will be? :)
  • #16
    gonna suicide my life , i think ill jump at tower . if i cant get a key :S
  • #17
    Quote from moniee

    Why do you say you have 3 contests running right now when:

    3.What will be your character's build in Diablo 3? - 50 Keys -Not Yet Started-

    isn't live yet, and no one knows when it will be? :)


    Cause twitter and facebook I count as two
  • #18
    Does it mean the beginning of regional betas?
  • #19
    That's good news for everyone, I hope we see more news about how regions are divided soon®!
  • #20
    I do not think i was more excited about game to come out then diablo3, nor i was spending every morning at any other websites regarding any other game for past half of year but this one. I'm usually one that reads everything, stores information inside my head but don't really participate in discussion.

    I'm happy that you guys keep this site sharp, best source for latest information indeed, just wanted to thank everyone for making it happen.

    P.S. seems like release date is closer then ever, i think by end of the month well get XX-XX-XXXX and then count down starts for diablo and artifacts hunt!!
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