Diablo III Beta Client Leaks


I'm sure most of you are already aware, a lot of Diablo III Beta information has been leaked over the long weekend. As crazy as this may sound, no, the Friends & Family Beta has not started yet. Unfortunately, while Blizzard has stripped the actual data out of the client, it seems as if the Stringlist files (text) for everything past Act I still remain in the client. That in mind, it's very simple to datamine some information that spoils the story progression, for example, the secret level and the end of the game. When I first stumbled upon this information myself a week or two ago, I knew it was bound to come out sometime, I just assumed that we'd have a little bit more time before it did actually come out. Regardless, being in the official fansite program, I would prefer not to leak information that isn't already out on the net (yes, there is still information that has yet to be found), however it is our job on DiabloFans to keep the player base informed of all the happenings with the game. Here are some recent topics about the leaks:

And there are a ton more threads within our forums. All I ask is that you please be courteous when talking about lore and what not, use spoilers and spoiler warnings to forewarn people. As far as our news goes, as I stated previously, we will be keeping you informed of the current buzz within the community.

Comments

  • #1 evilenginen9
    You actually dared to post :o Bashiok is probably all frowny right now :D
  • #2 Runner55
    I don't mean to be an ass, but... Even without clicking any links I noticed two spoilers in your post, Sixen. Both being locations. One's in the middle of the text above the links, the other being in the 9th link. Granted that the first one was expected by pretty much everyone, it was still unconfirmed.
  • #3 DemonicGoblin
    So is that just a speculated official release date or is that straight from the Devs?

    Hard to believe they would tell you guys when they claim they don't even have a beta date yet.
  • #4 Enty
    Good job sixen at least we have some confirmation of some things.
  • #5 Feabreg
    Thanks for sharing anyway! You always do a great job on the news! =)

    I will not read the leaks, tho... Don't want to ruin the game!
    I've waited 10 years for this game, and i want it to be as fantastic as it was the d2 experience. A total and fantastic surprise! =D
  • #6 Swiftee
    Hope Blizzard is ok with this!
  • #7 ohliufff
    Quote from Sixen

    As crazy as this may sound, no, the Friends & Family Beta has not started yet.


    Are you sure of that or is it just a guess, becouse the deleted topic from Blizzard beta page that was posted from Baalrok sure looked like the Beta F&F has started.
  • #8 Runner55
    Quote from DemonicGoblin

    So is that just a speculated official release date or is that straight from the Devs?

    Hard to believe they would tell you guys when they claim they don't even have a beta date yet.

    Speculated. Devs didn't officially state anything, it's just a bit of meta info attached to the .exe
  • #9 NaDannMaGoGo
    Oh woah. I know it's not what one is supposed to do. But I actually just registered to say that it's pretty damn shitty of´Sixen to actually spoil information in his text, not giving a shit if we actually want to read any of them.
    Providing links to something is one thing and totally fine, outright spoiling stuff within the text (as Runner55 already mentioned) is another thing. Just so stupid.
  • #10 Peace
    I respect that you mention these leaks considering how tight Bizzard PR is with their "soft fansites" like this one.

    To my mortal eyes, there were soem things that were leaked which are perfectly fine, and some that I will never read.

    Things that I think should have been officially announced/recognized or are good to know:
    - General information, like the runestone effects and item affixes. These are spoilers because you're bound to google them anyway when deciding endgame builds.
    - Release date hints
    - Screenshots
    - Music

    Things that I won't read too much or at all:
    - Storyline
    - Endgame encounters

    Good show though boys, this game should be spectacular!
  • #11 Peace
    I respect that you mention these leaks considering how tight Bizzard PR is with their "soft fansites" like this one.

    To my mortal eyes, there were soem things that were leaked which are perfectly fine, and some that I will never read.

    Things that I think should have been officially announced/recognized or are good to know:
    - General information, like the runestone effects and item affixes. These are not spoilers because you're bound to google them anyway when deciding midgame/endgame builds.
    - Release date hints
    - Screenshots
    - Music

    Things that I won't read too much or at all:
    - Storyline
    - Endgame encounters

    Good show though boys, this game should be spectacular!
  • #12 Feabreg
    Where are the Blues when we need them?? so much stuff going on and no signs of life from Blizzard!
  • #13 gyrextt
    If and when giving away beta keys, account creation seniority should apply. =)
  • #14 Verity
    Lots and lots of info here. I'm with Peace though, won't read anything related to boss encounters, quests or anything regarding the story. Everything else, sure thing :)!
  • #15 Sixen
    Quote from ohliufff

    Quote from Sixen

    As crazy as this may sound, no, the Friends & Family Beta has not started yet.


    Are you sure of that or is it just a guess, becouse the deleted topic from Blizzard beta page that was posted from Baalrok sure looked like the Beta F&F has started.

    I'm sure.

    Quote from NaDannMaGoGo

    Oh woah. I know it's not what one is supposed to do. But I actually just registered to say that it's pretty damn shitty of´Sixen to actually spoil information in his text, not giving a shit if we actually want to read any of them.
    Providing links to something is one thing and totally fine, outright spoiling stuff within the text (as Runner55 already mentioned) is another thing. Just so stupid.

    I'm sorry that you weren't aware that the story would be ending at some point and there would be a secret level. I thought that the story would come to an end was obvious. And easter eggs are also a given.
  • #16 naksucow
    Wow, i can't wait to hear what Blizzard has to say about all of this.
  • #17 M167
    Not touching the spoiler-ish links, this game is too awesome to be found out without playing it through. Good job though!
  • #18 AcidReign
    Bring on the Beta.
  • #19 Runner55
    Quote from Sixen
    /snip

    I'm sorry that you weren't aware that the story would be ending at some point and there would be a secret level. I thought that the story would come to an end was obvious. And easter eggs are also a given.

    Feeling a bit guilty here. :/ Of course we all know the story will end, but I for one had no idea that
    playing in heaven was part of it.
    I guess we agree on easter eggs
    (ie secret level)
    though.
  • #20 kudersmack
    Quote from Feabreg

    Thanks for sharing anyway! You always do a great job on the news! =)

    I will not read the leaks, tho... Don't want to ruin the game!
    I've waited 10 years for this game, and i want it to be as fantastic as it was the d2 experience. A total and fantastic surprise! =D


    + 1

    Heard enough speculation about what is to come, enough to wet my appetite, but thats it... cant wait for the beta! (optimistic that i will actually get in it.. :S )
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