Patch 13 Video, Beta Contests, Login Issues, AH, Blue Posts, Poll Recap

  • #1
    Diablo 3 Beta Patch 13
    Today we have a quick video of many showing off some of patch 13!





    Beta Key Contests Still Going
    Our beta keys contests are still going strong and we've already given away over 200 Beta Keys to forum users and people answering questions on Facebook and Twitter! The character build contest hasn't started yet and is likely to happen at the end of this week or at the beginning of the next one when the official calculator gets updated. Good luck to everyone!

    For more details on each contest, check out Diablofans Diablo 3 Beta Key Contests! 450 Keys to win!




    Login Issues
    Some people have been haven issues attempting to login during patch 13. Fear not though, blizzard has "top men" on the case.



    Official Blizzard Quote:



    any more news about the login bug?
    We're still trying to figure it out, unfortunately. No news yet, but we have top men on it. (source)




    AH Stress Test
    Blizzard is continuing their stress testing of their Auction Houses to get them up to par for release.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    We’ll be placing extra strain on the beta auction house every day this week from 10:00 a.m. PST until approximately 2:00 p.m.PST, to put the system through its paces. This testing begins today and will continue through Friday, February 24. During this time there may be interruptions or loss in an ability to use the auction house. We’ll provide updates if there’s any extended downtime experienced or expected.

    If you experience any issues when using the auction house during the stress test period please reply to this thread and report the issue including the date, time, and descriptive explanation of the issue encountered.




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Pricing Outside the US
    Well first of all we haven't announced a price for the game, so any costs being posted are guesses. I think you can probably look at the cost of a boxed copy of StarCraft II at your local brick and mortar and be pretty close to the cost for Diablo III, though. Looking at the link you posted they appear to be about the same.
    I don't know much about retail pricing, but I do know that for some countries there are heavy import tariffs and taxes that can raise the cost of imported goods. Whether that's the case for New Zealand I honestly have no idea. The story of the PS3 retailing for $1,200 in Brazil comes to mind. http://kotaku.com/56...xpensive-brazil
    Of course we'll have information on our digital download version, including price, availability and pre-loading as we move closer to release, which may be an option to consider. (Tracker/Forums)

    Soulstone in the Forehead
    It seemed to me like the original hero/wanderer was incredibly tormented by the stone, and was trying to kill himself with it when he did that. (Tracker/Forums)

    BattleTag Required
    Hey guys, We confirmed that this is a bug. You are getting this error message instead of a "Server is busy" or other, more relevant error message. In this case, it means that the log in servers are overloaded or lagging. Keep trying to log in and you should be able to get in soon. (Tracker/Forums)

    Missing Chat Gem
    Thanks for the feedback. I've been missing the chat gem lately, too. /me clicks on the chat gem below a few times. Yeah... that feels good. (Tracker/Forums)

    How Will they Announce the Release?
    I think each of my fellow CMs and I should announce it simultaneously in different venues. I choose Twitter! I will announce the release date on my Twitter feed, in 140 characters or fewer. I think that's enough room. (Tracker/Forums)

    Achievements Don't Carry Over
    Correct. The Diablo III beta is a completely different game in Battle.net from the retail game that is Diablo III. (Tracker/Forums)





    Play Diablo III and Win Beta Keys with Blizzard at CeBIT 2012!


    Official Blizzard Quote:



    CeBIT is a unique exhibition of digital technology, games and much more which takes place every year in Hannover, Germany. At the 2012 show, which starts on March 6, Blizzard Entertainment will be showcasing the Diablo III beta in the free gaming area, in partnership with ESL.

    Members of our Community and eSports teams are looking forward to meeting you there! So if you’re going to CeBIT make sure you drop by to see us, especially as you’ll have the chance to win some nice prizes — including Diablo III beta keys — in the various contests and activities we’ll be organizing.

    CeBIT is also hosting the final of the Intel Extreme Masters Season VI, where 24 of the best StarCraft II players will fight for the title of IEM World Champion and an impressive prize pool of $75,000! The roster so far contains famous names like Greg “IdrA” Fields, Giacomo “Socke” Thüs, Moon “MMA” Sung Won and Kim “viOLet” Dong Hwan – so make sure to follow the matches live or tune in on ESL TV.

    We’re looking forward to seeing you there!

    Event: CeBIT 2012 / Intel Extreme Masters Season VI World Championship
    Location: Messe Hannover / Exhibition Grounds 30521 Hannover Germany
    When: March 6 to 10, 2012
    Stream: ESL TV

    More details: ESL news / CeBIT website




    Poll Recap - Hardcore Character
    We pulled together the polls that were floating around DiabloFans to get your opinion. One particular poll asked what your first class through Hardcore was going to be. First place went to the DiabloWiki.com - Monk Monk, primarily for his healing skills. Only one vote behind him was the DiabloWiki.com - Witch Doctor Witch Doctor who has a few healing abilities of his own as well as a summonable meat shield and pets. Two of the more popular classes, the DiabloWiki.com - Wizard Wizard and DiabloWiki.com - Barbarian Barbarian came in 'dead' last. If you would like to voice your own opinion, check out the original thread.

  • #2
    Good morning Diablofans. :D

    I had no idea there was a chat gem on the diablo forums.. omg. Revolutionary new knowledge.

    *spams chatgem*

    (It's at the bottom of the body that holds the content of a thread)
  • #3
    FIrst off, the patch is looking sick. Every time I see a video I get more pumped. Second, I wish I could get to CeBit, damn you Germany! =P

    But lastly, I'm glad to see so many monnks going for hardcore. But I honestly can't choose between monk or Demon Hunter.
  • #4
    Molster, just what time zone are you in? Today is Feb. 22... <_
  • #5
    huh?[not sure what you mean] and im in a sleepy timezone... taken care of so muc...zzZZzzzz
  • #6
    "Soulstone in the head" should replace face palm. I mean it. There is great potential here...
  • #7
    Quote from theecheshirekat

    "Soulstone in the head" should replace face palm. I mean it. There is great potential here...

    if only +1 was working atm =(
  • #8
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Sojourna

    Molster, just what time zone are you in? Today is Feb. 22... <_


    huh?[not sure what you mean] and im in a sleepy timezone... taken care of so muc...zzZZzzzz


    I mean, the news info in the corner says it was posted yesterday (2/21), but the first comment wasn't until tonight (2/22). I know this site is nothing compared to MMO-Champion, but there's no way a news topic would go an entire day without a single comment. :P
  • #9
    oh odd, not sure, it JUST got post, and its 2/23 my time (its showing as "today" tho for me.. no idea)
  • #10
    Quote from Molster

    oh odd, not sure, it JUST got post, and its 2/23 my time (its showing as "today" tho for me.. no idea)


    Huh. Maybe this?
  • #11
    So it seems don't expect a release date before 10 march. Maybe they annouce it at Cebit. Why they should not? Anyway how you turn it the release date is getting closer.

    I don't see any big rebuilds happening only polishing. If there is something by remade again then I expect a release date in april.
  • #12
    Quote from xkillerz

    So it seems don't expect a release date before 10 march. Maybe they annouce it at Cebit. Why they should not? Anyway how you turn it the release date is getting closer.

    I don't see any big rebuilds happening only polishing. If there is something by remade again then I expect a release date in april.


    CMS wil be in hannover? If so, i bet they might give a release date there.
  • #13
    Well, it's about a 45 minute drive from my town to Hannover. Maybe I check this out. I have been to the Cebit before though and it's far more technology than gaming sadly ^^
  • #14
    My money is on June for the game, or September... I bet they will do at least 30 patches to the beta before launch. I like how they keep getting better each time. If I go hardcore it will be monk cause of the life gain. More staying power!
  • #15
    You've waited years for Diablo 3, what's a few more months? I would rather they took a little bit more time to make the game great, rather than rushing its release because some pimple-faced kid living in moms basement wants it "NOW!".

    I'd rather have a working, functioning game than a piece of crap.
  • #16
    I'd rather have a working, functioning game than a piece of crap.


    I bet you if they released the game tonight, it would be a completely functioning game and it probably was 2 months ago. No software can ever be perfect, it's just doesn't have the right " feel " of a blizzard game, according to the developers. so they take their time..
  • #17
    I have long thought that the AHs were the issue for the delay. Looking at bug reports it seems like every other bug is AH related. Hoepfully now that the main systems are flushed out, they’ll be able to focus a lot of attention on the AH to get the bugs worked out. The RMAH is the one feature where they absolutely cannot have any issues. I can’t imagine what would happen if thousands of people started losing their real money due to bugs.
  • #18
    im glad they keep talking about release dates, cos it was always "soon" now they keep saying "getting the game out"

    yay

    guys if you think the game will be out after may,then you are silly, they are stressing the AH wooooot, this is good news, they wont give a release date untill all the stuff has been stress tested and ofc everything is done

    but were on the verge of it guys

    its coming, i can see a shadowy man with a beard coming to talk to us next week :P
  • #19
    Quote from TotalTopper299

    I'd rather have a working, functioning game than a piece of crap.


    I bet you if they released the game tonight, it would be a completely functioning game and it probably was 2 months ago. No software can ever be perfect, it's just doesn't have the right " feel " of a blizzard game, according to the developers. so they take their time..


    I've played through the beta on multiple occasions, and I can guarantee it would not be a completely functioning game. Last patch there were issues with achievement tracking and logging in to battle.net. This patch, the achievement tracking is fixed but some log-in issues persist, auto-attack is spotty, "let me choose" option toggle is broken, and the AH still has problems (though fewer than last round).

    By the way, Molster, why is the YouTube video marked unlisted? o.O

    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Post constructively or I'll press some different buttons next time.
  • #20
    I'm glad they've held off on giving an exact release date thus far, especially passing on some big event like spike's game awards where they could've slapped some early summer date in our face. Passing on these events to make big publicity shows their commitment to releasing a game that they themselves will enjoy playing and take pride in. Seeing these releases on patch info shows they really care about our feedback as well which in my opinion is the most vital thing to being a developer. So I've got no worries.
  • To post a comment, please or register a new account.
Posts Quoted:
Reply
Clear All Quotes