Website Database Compromise, Champions and Bosses linked, +Skill Affixes, French and German Clients

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    Important - Website Database Compromise
    It has just been brought to our attention by our development team that a hacker had gained access to one of our sister sites in the Curse network. The intrusion was stopped before any real damage could be done.

    However, the hacker was definitely able to access the database of at least one Curse website and could have accessed other websites of the network running the IPB software, including this one. Sensitive information such as passwords were fully encrypted and should be safe, however they did gain access to the emails used to register forum accounts.

    These can be used immediately in order to send phishing emails that mimic official Blizzard emails. As always please check all links in emails. Remember blizzard will never ask for your password, offer you free games or free items, and that any login to Battle.net should be done by typing the URL yourself in your browser instead of clicking links.

    Though forum passwords were fully encrypted and more than likely safe, it never hurts to change your passwords and change them every now and then.

    We greatly apologize for the inconvenience, measures are already in place to make sure it doesn't happen again.



    Rare and Champion Pack Kills Tied to Boss Kills
    With bashiok posting awhile back about Champions and Rares dropping the loot we will be looking for, some were worried about the fate of bosses. It looks like the designers are on the issue, and we might have more information on it at some point. (Edit: he has added "...SOON")

    Originally Posted by Bashiok (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    The designers have been working on and testing a system that actually ties the rare/champion pack kills to boss kills quite nicely. It seems like it's solid enough for us to talk about the intent and goals even though it's still in testing, we can look into sharing more about it .... SOON.





    +Skill Affixes Confirmed

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Level by level the choices are only limited by your skill and runes; my monk will be identical to yours.
    In the final version of the game you will have ample choices of personalization; there will be affixes and legendary items that will modify the effects and abilities of your character. Obviously those items can be found towards the end of the game, so they are not available in the current beta.

    Items that modify spell effects? So are they really "rune skills" or do they just increase the damage, like Cleave can be modified to do 150% WD instead of 120%?
    Yes, let's say that they are the new runes. The developers wanted to implement an alternative to the removal of quality levels of runes to customize the abilities of your character.

    [...] I think you can wear those items, but I'm not sure and I have no further information at the moment; since the game is in beta, anything can change before the final release




    Diablo 3 Beta Now Available in French and German

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    The call for heroes goes out once more! The French and German Diablo III beta clients are now available, and battle-hardy warriors are needed to rigorously test them. Do you have the mettle to accept the challenge?

    Players who already have access to the beta can download the new clients from the Battle.net account management page. Once you have installed your chosen game, let the demon slaughter begin. But be aware – we want your feedback! Any comments you have on these clients should be made on the Beta Feedback forums and would be very much appreciated.

    If you would like to test Diablo III in French or German but do not yet have beta access, be sure to visit the opt-in FAQ. There you will find full instructions on how to sign up for the chance to be selected as a beta tester.

    The denizens of Diablo III’s Burning Hells await you. Go forth and cleanse Sanctuary of this blight, then return to report your findings.
  • #3
    dang, when the heck is the Korean beta starting :(
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  • #4
    Well I just changed my language settings :P
  • #5
    Quote from Handzy

    Well I just changed my language settings :P
    To what?
  • #6
    In the account configuration on Battle.net I changed it to french, wish me luck :Thumbs Up:
  • #7
    downloader don't work, error message when accept the eula
  • #8
    Is english EU not new also? Or I am just blind here?
  • #9
    It might be better to stick with english, though. I guess everybody and their mom thinks that they just have to change their accounts language to german/french to increase their chance of winning a key now. And if they get it, back to english
  • #10
    Oh cool... now to get a damn beta key...
    "You don't need a reason to help people"
    ~Zidane, FFIX
  • #11
    Let's hope they have finished all the translations, that would be a good sign of release :)
  • #12
    the french client probably only comes with defensive abilities like sprint
  • #13
    Quote from Benegesserit

    the french client probably only comes with defensive abilities like sprint


    free racist comment... you should be banned for this
  • #14
    This is looking good. IMO now they will finish giving the lot of keys they've been giving out and prepare a new patch with a char wipe to simulate the release.

    After that they may have a very good idea to give a release date.
  • #15
    same error for english eu

    ERROR: Could not initialize streaming. Please check your internet connection. If this error persists, please call technical support. (CreateStreamingManifest::Execute)
  • #16
    Quote from Ericos

    Quote from Benegesserit

    the french client probably only comes with defensive abilities like sprint


    free racist comment... you should be banned for this

    Grow up. That's not Racist, that's hilarious. ;)
  • #17
    Quote from Pandrax

    Quote from Ericos

    Quote from Benegesserit

    the french client probably only comes with defensive abilities like sprint


    free racist comment... you should be banned for this

    Grow up. That's not Racist, that's hilarious. ;)

    ... and it has nothing to do with a race, so it can't ever be racism. French is a nationality, not a race (right? not french myself. ;) ) Oh, and it IS hilarious!
  • #18
    Quote from chuanhsing

    same error for english eu

    ERROR: Could not initialize streaming. Please check your internet connection. If this error persists, please call technical support. (CreateStreamingManifest::Execute)


    Delete the folder "C:\ProgramData\Battle.net", there are still files in it from the en-US setup launcher. Unfortunately, there's still another error message after that:

    Blizzard Launcher: Could not resolve installation data URL http://deDE.patch.battle.net:1119/patch. Please check your internet connection.
    Don't believe the hype!
  • #19
    Odd that you get more direct answers from other languages, than from our english speaking counterparts.



    free racist comment... you should be banned for this

    French is a race?
  • #20
    yeah... if I had a beta key... -_-;

    edit: hey, let's do fat american jokes too! :D

  • #21
    An alternative to the removal of quality levels of runes to customize the abilities of your character.
    Now if that ain't flippin' awesome I dunno what is! Not that that's a new concept or anything, I was just really bummed about that part being lost and forgotten (so I thought). Hopefully this alternative is implemented well, like in NOT tying a boost to skill X on item Y. Sounds weird, eh?

    Well, if you want a particular modifier that deals with Seven Sided Strike for an example, and it's available only on daibos and swords but you like fist weapons then you're shit out of luck. If, instead, the modifier is a possibility on all weapons, I feel that the loot table would become diluted with way too much stuff. Also, it'd be great if endgame items had a certain feel to them. What I mean is 'Overpowered Sword of Doom' should be just that, a sword. Otherwise there'd be people with 'OP Dagger of Doom' and it's essentially the same weapon, only a bit shorter.
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