Posts Tagged ‘Diablo’

Diablo III Mindnight Launch!

This morning at 12:01 AM Blizzard Entertainment opened the floodgates for Diablo III! I don’t know about all of you but I’ve been looking forward to this since 2009 before I went to Blizzcon, which at, I got to play it. At 11:45 PM Monday night I got myself prepped and ready. I had my drink, some snacks, and a fully patched and installed client. I was ready to go! At 12:00 AM Tuesday I started hitting the servers. I had several friends that were doing the same thing so I kept in contact with them on how their night was going. At 12:12 AM I got in!! I got to the character selection screen where I kept fighting the server errors of client creation timing out. Eventually at 12:40 PM I got booted out of character creation! I asked my friends if the same had happened to them but it had not, and at 12:49 my friends made their characters and logged in. I ended up spending the next 41 minutes hammering the server continually getting the frustration from the picture shown below.

This brought so much pain to gamers!

Every gamer that experienced this early this morning knows my pain! Finally at 1:30 AM I was able to log in, secure my character name and play Diablo III long into the early morning hours! As I was with my review of the open beta I am thoroughly impressed with how they handled the functionality of this game. I have yet to play it completely through, real life does call, but from what I’ve seen it’s going to as as captivating of a game as the original Diablo was, and with the data being hosted on their servers, we “should” be able to count on the game keeping its purity without the illicit duping.

That was my experience, how was yours?

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Diablo III Open Beta

Diablo III Open Beta was this past weekend and oh what a glorious weekend it was!

Everything fun that you loved from Diablo and Diablo 2 are part of this game and everything that was a nuisance has been removed. No more scrolls for identifying objects or opening portals. No more loot problems with players stealing all your hard earned items while you fight the enemy, instead loot is done individually by the server. What you see on your screen is for you and they will see what is for them! Remember when you would level up something only to find out that’s not the route you wanted to go or that you accidentally clicked the wrong skill? No problem! You can go back in and change how your class functions with no penalty! Instead as you level up you unlock runes that allow you to do different things at different times. Want to have serious damage against one target? We’ve got a build for you! Want to be able to crowd control a bunch of mobs? There’s a build for you! Everything is reversible, save for salvaging an item at the blacksmith. Each class is enjoyable to play, the only thing you need to do is decide what type of play-style fits you. Magic users will want to use the Wizard or Witch Doctor with Wizards being heavy damage and Witch Doctors summoning companions to fight for them. Demon Hunters use bows and have some magic-like abilities to slow enemies with crowd control. Monks and Barbarians are more front line fighters with monks having spiritual power where Barbarians have carnage outbursts of fury!

All in all it was an amazing weekend of gaming, one that makes me completely excited for the release of the game on May 15th. If you’ve ever been a fan of the Diablo series make sure you pick this one up! It’s going to be golden!

For more information check out these pages:

  1. Diablo
  2. Diablo Wiki
  3. Diablo III on Wikia
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