275,000 Diablo III Beta Invites

UPDATE: Added today's blue posts.
UPDATE: People from EU are reporting that they HAVE got invited!

275,000 Diablo III Beta Invites
How about that for a 20% unlock :P (Ps: if you missed the real 20% unlock, check here)
If you do not have an invite yet, don't worry! It will take a good few hours for all this to go out

Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

We’re in the process of sending out 275,000 Diablo III beta invites to our opt-in testers. As it’ll take us a while to notify all the lucky invitees, we recommend heading to your Battle.net Account Management and seeing if you’ve received a Diablo III beta license. If you have, you’re good to go! Download the beta client and use your Battle.net account and password to log in once it’s installed. While you’re logged into your Account Management page though, don’t forget to create your BattleTag. You can choose this permanent account-wide nickname by clicking on the BattleTag “Create one now” link on the left side of your main Battle.net Account page. Choose wisely as there’s no current ability to change it. A BattleTag is required to play Diablo III, and so whether you get into beta or not you should pick one while you’re there.

Keep in mind that with such a large amount of invites for our test hardware we fully expect a strong possibility of stress test issues, such as an inability to log in, disconnections, and potential lag/latency. We’ll also be testing our queuing system ,which you may see when attempting to enter a game.

Thank you for your continued help, feedback, and patience as we approach the May 15 release.

Score Free Gear and Discounts During the Diablo III Countdown

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

While our developers have been hard at work getting Diablo III ready for May 15, our partners have been toiling at their respective forges, crafting some amazing Diablo gear for the community. SteelSeries, J!NX, Insight Editions, and Brady Games are giving you the opportunity to score free gear and exclusive discounts as we count down to our forthcoming war with the Burning Hells.

Week 1 – Sponsored by SteelSeries: Diablo III Beta Keys
We kick off the Diablo III Countdown in style with a chance for you to win Diablo III Beta keys from SteelSeries! Winners will be selected to participate in the Diablo III beta starting on April 17. Contest runs from April 9 to April 16 11:59 p.m. EST.

Enter the contest at the SteelSeries Countdown to Diablo homepage.

Upcoming prizes: J!NX Diablo apparel, limited-edition giclees from The Book of Cain signed by Brom, SteelSeries Diablo IIII Headsets and mice, Diablo III Limited Edition Strategy Guide signed by the Blizzard team.

Exclusive offers and discounts: Limited time discounts on J!NX Diablo apparel, all SteelSeries Diablo peripherals and mousepads, signed editions of the Book of Cain, and more.

Unlocking Items on the Mini Site

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Unlocks are in no way automated, and community participation is a driving force behind them. We only have a vague idea of when each unlock may occur, including the final dark secret contained within that curiously large and ornamented rectangle on the main site. Whether it’s sooner or later is still left in your hands. The only date that is certain is the release date for the game’s launch, which is fast-approaching. :)

Diablo III has been an absolute labor of love, and we are incredibly excited to share it with you. The promotional site is there so that you have the opportunity to join in on something truly special, and contribute to the legacy of the Diablo franchise. Sure, you can sit back and do nothing as other players out there slowly unlock the secrets ahead. No one is forcing anyone to contribute.

But I tell you this, from one longtime Diablo enthusiast to another (a franchise that has been near and dear to my heart since long-before I had the pleasure of being a “Blue”): when you see each and every unlock, especially the final one, you will want to have been involved and a part of the excitement, rather than just a casual observer to it. If you have been actively sharing your passion and contributing to the final approach of Diablo III, you will also have a sense of pride in knowing that your actions mattered, and that you and other passionate members of the community helped to reveal some truly awesome content.

So, will you rise to the challenge?

Symphony of Legends - Diablo III
Zingi gave us a tip early today about the "Symphony of Legends", and was lucky enough to find a video! In this we get a few seconds of what MIGHT be some pictures from the class opening movies (at around 6:35).


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