The Diablo III Beta Draws to a Close & Patch 17

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The Diablo III Beta Draws to a Close
A very sad day for beta players, but what it means for release is great! May 15th is drawing ever closer.

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Diablo III beta. You've done an admirable job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development.

In preparation for the launch of Diablo III on Tuesday, May 15, the beta servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, May 1. At that time, all beta accounts and character information will be reset. Leading up to Diablo's May 15 launch date, players will only be able to create comments and forum posts on the official Diablo III community site if they have pre-purchased Diablo III or have a StarCraft II or an active World of Warcraft game license attached to their Battle.net account. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay tuned to this website for exciting news and updates regarding the upcoming release.

Thank you again for your participation, and we'll see you soon on Battle.net!




Character Wipe & Patch 17

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We're currently in the process of preparing the next beta patch for release. As part of this patch, we'll be wiping all characters. Items, auctions, artisans, followers, and friends lists will also be wiped, and your Beta Buck balance will be reset to 50.

While we do not have a precise ETA for when Beta Patch 17 will go live, we expect downtime to deploy the patch to be minimal. Please stay tuned to this thread for updates.

Comments

  • #1 CherubDown
    I am so pumped!
  • #2 lorien1973
    The beta has become tedious anyways. I'm surprised they are only giving 2 weeks of downtime, actually.
  • #3 Molster
    Quote from lorien1973

    The beta has become tedious anyways. I'm surprised they are only giving 2 weeks of downtime, actually.

    Tedious or not, I will miss it =(

    Its been an epic few months. But I welcome what the close of the beta means
  • #4 ScyberDragon
    Yeah. It's one thing to chose not to play. It's another not being able to do. Now what to do for those last two weeks.
  • #5 BenAlpha
    sign of... meh..
  • #6 lorien1973
    Have they announced what time zone the game will be active yet? Is it local time or PST?
  • #7 eViL_TOX
    i hoped for another wave of beta :QQ:
    still no key for me :QQ:
  • #8 Molster
    Quote from lorien1973

    Have they announced what time zone the game will be active yet? Is it local time or PST?


    Negative =(

    Digital is still 12:01 PDT

    servers are still unkown as of last bluepost/twitter
  • #9 Valkray
    GOOD, bout time they took that down....
  • #10 RedAlkaline
    *Still hoping for a beta key*
  • #11 SiKK
    It's been fun even tho there wasn't that much content. May 15 come faster plz! :D
  • #12 Molster
    and now patch 17, hot dang
  • #13 lorien1973
    So does patch 17 imply 3 updates on 5/15? I'm curious how long that initial patch download is going to be. Anticipating pretty bad server lag for a while too.
  • #14 Molster
    Quote from lorien1973

    So does patch 17 imply 3 updates on 5/15? I'm curious how long that initial patch download is going to be. Anticipating pretty bad server lag for a while too.

    no there will only be a single patch on release
  • #15 Forlornz
    Sign of the end of the beta :)
  • #16 Moar
    I hope they do one last wave before it ends but seems unlikely. Can't wait for release!
  • #17 Benegesserit
    get a path of exile beta if you need a new ARPG fix until the 15th
  • #18 Forlornz
    Quote from Benegesserit

    get a path of exile beta if you need a new ARPG fix until the 15th


    Agreed. That's what I did, it's a really great game to spend time on until may 15 :)
  • #19 ansl
    sweeeet - can't wait, it's gonna be awesome!!! :D
  • #20 Drol
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from lorien1973

    So does patch 17 imply 3 updates on 5/15? I'm curious how long that initial patch download is going to be. Anticipating pretty bad server lag for a while too.

    no there will only be a single patch on release

    Yeah, but the question is what version of the game did go gold. Well, I guess it is mostly code changes, no changes to media files, so the patch shouldn't be that big. Not that I really care about size :-)
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