Category: Diablo

Diablo III Open Beta

Diablo III Open Beta

So if you’re not excited enough about the possibility of playing the Guild Wars 2 Beta next weekend, get ready to reserve this weekend as well. Anyone with a valid Battle.net ID is eligible to play the Diablo III Open Beta this weekend. It starts at noon Pacific time so that gives you approximately 4 hours to stock up on energy drinks, pizza and bugles chips.

All you need to do is:

You won’t have access to the Blizzard beta forums but we’ll be setting up a new Diablo III section in our forums today for discussion about the beta and upcoming D3 news. If you have any issues, post them in our forums or check the known issues list.

Here are some more tips:

Some tips for the beta:

  • Turn on Elective Mode in the Gameplay options. This lets you personalize your equipped skills more
  • Turn on Advanced tooltips for your skills under Gameplay options.
  • Rings only drop from the skeletons before you fight the beta-boss. There’s a vendor in the second area of New Tristram that has a tab for rings.
  • There are no amulets in the beta
  • Crafting is good but make sure you pay attention to the level requirements of the item. You are able to craft gear in the beta that you can never equip due to the level cap.

We’re about a month away from the actual release so if you don’t feel like downloading and installing the beta and would rather save your time for the full game release, check out MrCarrier’s Twitch.tv channel as he’s likely to be streaming it.

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Diablo III Not Coming This Quarter

Diablo III Not This Quarter

In a statement issued by Blizzard, Diablo III will not be released this quarter but will likely be the second or third quarter. “The company’s first quarter 2012 outlook does not incorporate a new release from Blizzard Entertainment, but its calendar year 2012 outlook anticipates two releases from Blizzard Entertainment”. Source

 

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New Diablo III Cinematic

Awesome new cinematic. The CG makes me really feel like Blizzard should start doing animated movies… the dialogue is your typical “tremble, puny mortal!!” so maybe they should stick with games… or get some fresh script writers… anyway it sticks to the Diablo lore and looks great! Check it out!

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