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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #75: May 14, 2012, 05:37:24 PM »
:rofl: good old Deckard Cain.

Shut up and identify my things!!!

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So if I buy now, I can start downloading/installing?

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #76: May 14, 2012, 05:42:48 PM »
I would think so.  Installer unlocked at 11.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #77: May 14, 2012, 05:44:24 PM »
By the way, the installer scrolls through some nice lore tidbits as you wait, and the music is insane.  Very well done, I might have to get the soundtrack at some point.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #78: May 14, 2012, 06:00:00 PM »
How many people can play together?

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #79: May 14, 2012, 06:49:14 PM »
How many people can play together?

Only 4 now, not 8 like D2.  I can see where 8 would be too crowded based on things I saw in the beta.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #80: May 14, 2012, 07:20:00 PM »

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #81: May 14, 2012, 07:33:55 PM »
I kinda wish they would have said "Banish them from the mortal relm..." until Diablo 4 instead of forever but I guess it makes the game more dramatic with the little white lie.

For people who are playing and bought the demo, is it more of the same or does it stand out from the Demo?

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #82: May 14, 2012, 07:45:38 PM »
Servers don't open until 3 am eastern.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #83: May 15, 2012, 02:39:30 AM »
Reading some stuff as I wait for servers to go live in about 20 minutes, I see a blue post on the forums about the recent GAME fiasco.  Apparently there is a game store in Australia called GAME that went bankrupt recently.  They have already announced that anyone that had pre-ordered Diablo III from them won't get the game since they won't be stocking it and they won't be able to refund the amount the person has put toward the pre-order.  Boooooo!

But Blizzard has now come out with a program for the people freaked by GAME, you can pre-order and download and install the game from Blizzard at full price, play it right away, and submit your GAME pre-order receipt to Blizzard.  Blizz will refund the amount you paid to GAME to pre-order.  That's some awesome CS right there.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #84: May 15, 2012, 03:04:39 AM »
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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #85: May 15, 2012, 03:28:44 AM »
And now the entire Blizzard family of websites are down, D3, SC2, and WoW :lmao:

A blue posted this:

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #86: May 15, 2012, 08:14:44 AM »
I remember error 37 from the beta. I suprised they kept that one. It doesn't seem like it would be the most popular of "features". ;)

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #87: May 15, 2012, 10:12:53 AM »
I'm getting 11.6 MB/s on the client DL :shock:

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #88: May 15, 2012, 02:48:54 PM »
I'm getting 11.6 MB/s on the client DL :shock:

Interesting. Not sure if I should go out and buy it later or just let it download while I do my take home test.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #89: May 15, 2012, 02:54:13 PM »
It downloaded in no time for me, not that it matters since I haven't been able to succcessfully get a game going all day and now Nathan tells me the servers are down for emergency maintenance.

I honestly don't understand how hard it is to prepare for this.  The math for # of boxed copies shipped + # of digital copies pre-ordered x (server resources needed per player) shouldn't be that insanely difficult.  Obviously everyone in the universe isn't going to sign on at the same time but if you assume that they do you should be more than prepared, and can then scale the hardware back as appropriate to save on costs.

This kind of stuff is becoming increasingly intolerable in the connection-required DRM age.

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Re: Diablo III
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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #91: May 15, 2012, 03:04:57 PM »
Emergency maintenance until 1:30 PDT (4:30 here) now.  WTF BLIZZARD BRING UP THE SERVERS BRING UP THE SERVERS BRING UP THE SERVERS!  PUSH THE BUTTON PUSH THE BUTTON PUSH TEH GOD DAMNED AVAILABILITY BUTTON!

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #92: May 15, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »
What the hell is this Error 12 bullcrap?

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #93: May 15, 2012, 04:52:14 PM »
Ended up buying it and I'm dling @ 5.35 MB/S.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #94: May 15, 2012, 05:35:46 PM »
Was finally able to get in, was playing a wizard in a party, and a message came up that servers were going down AGAIN in 15 minutes.  We had SK down to 50% when we were booted. :'(

ETA 6:30 for them to be up again.  Epic fail, Blizzard.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #95: May 15, 2012, 05:51:17 PM »
I had just finished finding deckard cain until i was booted from the game as well.

I am a level 5 barbarian so far.

First time Diablo player. All my friends convinced me to get it so I went out today and got it.

After an hour, im totally hooked. Im like a meth addict who got a taste and theres not anymore until 6:30.

AHHH THE HORROR!

Also what are yal's gamertags so we can form some WNFF diablo parties!

Mine is ulfrichanz or gregl90@live.com

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #96: May 15, 2012, 05:59:47 PM »
You need to provide a number with your battle tag.

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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #97: May 15, 2012, 06:00:36 PM »
You need to provide a number with your battle tag.

Ahh true I forget what it is now.

my email should suffice though. gregl90@live.com

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Re: Diablo III
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Re: Diablo III
« Reply #99: May 15, 2012, 06:50:04 PM »
I'm in, if anyone wants to play.