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  1. AsRock

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    Don't really care about farming i just want to play the game already. Like shit Blizz will make you pay dearly to have enough chars for farming so what i am interested in will blizz allow you to buy more chars for a account or will they make you buy another copy as most like collecting items for other chars.
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    well if they are limiting characters they better give some alternative storage. one d2 lod sized chest is not enough if there are no mules imo.
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    Diablo III Beta Testing Announced!
    http://us.blizzard.com/en-us/company/events/diablo3-announcement/index.html#summary

    Beta Info:
    Actual Gameplay Info
    -All 5 Classes Playable
    -Meet with Deckard Cain at New Tristram
    -Diablo seems to be returning as the new baddie
    -Randomized maps and monsters once again, but mixed with Scripted Events.

    Technical Info:
    -Testing is to see how well their Client/Server hardware holds up as well as feedback on gameplay
    -Beta test has no set end date yet
    -Beta testers are chosen according to their system specs and other factors, including luck. Our goal is to have a good variety of system types to best test compatibility.
    -All regions will be able to participate in the Diablo III beta test; however, to keep the process as efficient as possible, and ultimately to release the game as soon as possible, we plan to roll out the beta hardware in waves, starting with North America.
    -You’ll be able to try out all 5 character classes and experience the early stages of Diablo III from the start of the game through the Skeleton King encounter.
    -Auction Hall will be available for testing
    -Mac users can play Beta

    -------------------------------------------------

    So from the sounds of it, it sounds like a D1 rehash, I see Diablo as the bad guy, and then I see mention a Skeleton King (King Leoric anyone?) as the final boss in the beta (he's the level 3 boss in D1 for anyone who hasn't played). At first that seems a bit disappointing, but then I realized, I love D1 (still playing it on my PSP, actually fighting Leoric here in a bit), I love the art style, I love the music, I love the darkness. And if I can see a return of that I would be extremely happy, and I do love the storyline as well, so some tweaking on their return, probably some bosses changing names (probably won't be Leoric, but concept will be the same, bunch of skeleton archers and crap), I'm honestly pretty happy with that. I wasn't a huge D2 fan, I enjoyed it some, but D1's atmosphere, bosses, random bosses, music, it all was just a much better play experience in my mind.

    Because, the way most games sit right now (just selling currency) the only other competition is professional farmers. Now that items will be able to be sold, everyone that is playing the game can enter this market. Trying to sell items on ebay is pointless, and yes farmers will undercut. But the fact that there is going to be so much more competition means farmers will drive that market so low they might consider just stopping farming all together. It's going to take time, but an ingame AH that converts to real world money isn't a bad idea.
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    Just to let everyone know, Blizzard has updated their System Specifications checker to check more things now, and it sounds like you need to use the new one to even be considered for the Beta. So go to Battle.net and update your Beta Profile Settings.
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    Agreed, this became clear to me when I first played D2 and thought it was closer to an arcade game as when I reminisced of the butcher quest in Diablo and the mutilated and defiled naked bodies in the room I remembered how it kept me up at night as a kid, I didn't get the same vibe from the second game although both games are still classics to me.
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    Wow, D3 is going to have a real money shop for in game items? Pay to win sounds like a bad idea.
    Looks like I'll have to try it at a friends house before I decide to buy or not.
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    You can expect the top items to be expensive, or maybe even not able to be sold. I see Diablo as different than MMO's, I most likely will play in matches with only friends or people from here, what others blow their bank accounts on is their choice.
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    I like the idea of the auction house and the real money side. Gives me something to shoot for while farming ... it would be nice to actually make money off one of these time sinks for once haha :)
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    i don't think the auction house is bad. a lot of people have more money than time - but if you are
    the opposite there's a place for you too! I think it could actually work out well.

    @kurgan - D1 didn't have skills but it did have stats, and it had some enhancements you could choose instead of skills, didn't it? will d3 have stats you level? and i take it there are skills, just
    no leveling? you just choose based on items, etc?

    i haven't been paying enough attention. my only worry is that it isn't addictive enough for me :)
    I am not a pvper, never have been. pve all the way, but that makes addiction and replay-ability
    harder to attain.... i just hope it's not a short game for pve-ers.
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    I think the auction house is the best idea they've come up with considering the amount of gold farmers etc. out there currently in WoW, I can only imagine how much worse it'd be in an environment where the items are not bind on pickup or equip etc. And lets face it, I would rather not have a Diablo game where all the unique equipment becomes bound to a single character, Blizzard have thought ahead I'm sure people against the Auction House system will be thanking Blizz later on for sure.
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    Opposite. D1 had stats, Strength, Intelligence, Dexterity, and Vitality. Each level you got 5 points to invest in them as you like, I believe 255 was the max you could invest for your respective class (Strength - Warrior, Intelligence - Sorc, Dexterity - Rogue), the other stats I think were capped pretty low (except Vitality I think was 255 as well). It kind of had skills, if you were a Sorc you got spells, the other 2 though no real spell use.

    D3 will be moving to auto stats, which sounds like a big deal, but anyone who read a guide for their class built them all the same stats anyways. And yeah, skills/talents in D3 will not have levels, you just get 6 "ability slots" that you can drop things into. Which I'm assuming would be like Fireball, Whirlwind, Frenzy, etc. So I'm betting each class will have maybe 20+ things to chose to slot, they chose 6 (basically make your own spec) and theres your setup. It actually if done right has the potential to offer a lot more possibilities than D2 did.
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    Well, time for some updates.

    New class videos out showing their abilities and listing them. And the most interesting thing, seems Males and Females have some different abilities?
    Barbarian:


    Male Barbarian:
    Hammer of the Ancients
    Ancient Spear (Runed)
    Wrath of the Berzerker
    Leap Attack (Runed)
    Cleave

    Female Barbarian:
    Ground Stomp (Runed)
    Weapon Throw
    Seismic Slam (Runed?)
    Cleave (Runed)
    Whirlwind (Runed)


    Demon Hunter:


    Male DH:
    Fan of Knives (Runed)
    Multishot (Runed)
    Elemental Arrow?
    Strafe?
    Shadow Power + Rapid Fire?


    Female DH:
    Bola Shot (Runed)
    Impale
    Chakram (Runed)
    Rain of Arrows (Runed?)
    Vault (Runed)


    Monk:


    Male Monk:
    Fists of Thunder (Runed)
    Crippling Wave (Runed)
    Dashing Strike
    7-sided Strike (Runed)
    Blinding Flash

    Female Monk:
    Deadly Reach
    Way of the Hundred Fists? (Runed)
    Wave of Light (Runed)
    Exploding Palm
    Tempest Rush


    Witch Doctor:


    Male WD:
    Grasp of the Dead (??? Runed)
    Locust Swarm
    Wall of Zombies (runed) or Horrify (runed)
    Plague of Toads
    Unknown

    Female WD:
    Summon Zombie Dog (Runed)
    Sacrafice
    Fire Bats (Runed?)
    Unknown
    Fire Bomb (Runed)
    Haunt (Runed?)


    Wizard:


    Male Wizard:Hydra
    Shock Pulse or Electro Cut (Runed) or Arcane Orb (Runed)
    Arcane Orb
    Archon
    Unknown
    Disintegrate


    Female Wizard:Arcane Missle (??? Runed)
    Shock Pulse (Runed) or Electro Cut (Runed)
    Energy Twister
    Arcane Torrent? (Runed)


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    Also there is a 4th difficulty beyond Normal, Nightmare, and Hell now. There will be Inferno at the end, and 60 being the player level cap, the absolute lowest level you will find for anything in Inferno will be level 61. And they are working hard to make it so you want to clear all of Inferno, rather than just farming 1 or 2 bosses for the best loot. This will be the mode to uber gear yourself though, and I assume it will be extremely hard.

    And also, Set gear isn't like it was before. I'm sure there will still be low level sets, but now every set in the game gets new looks and stats for each difficulty you move up. Here's a picture to show.
    [​IMG]
    Notice there is only 3 sets, will Inferno have the new tiers? If it does that will be interesting, since the lower level sets would now be at the same level as the rest, so maybe some of the set you would toss aside end game would end up being the best? It's all guess work rightn ow though.
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    I like this different skills for male and female stuff ... gives you a lot more options
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    I think they just showed half for each sex, they're probably not going to look much different for each.
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    I like it, but problem is, if one ends up being superior to the other it pigeon holes you a bit.
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    Now they released the resource system for each class, beta is getting close!

    Here's the health orb for each class
    [​IMG]

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    oh that looks pretty. it's amazing how a little colored ball can bring back so many memories :)
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    Yes it is, and after years of gaming, I have realized that stat tracking with orbs is not very good, with the circular shape it's hard to tell about what percent you are at vs using just a bar. But Orbs are Diablo, and I would be sad to see them go, especially when they look this good now.
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    thanks for the updates :)

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    Investor conference confirmed that beta in September is still on track. Inb4 September 30th.
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    Woot I got the beta invitation today!

    EDIT: wait I think its a scam email


    Greetings from Blizzard Entertainment!

    We’re gearing up for the forthcoming launch of Diablo III and would like to extend you an invitation to

    participate in the beta test. If you are interested in participating, you need to have a Battle.net

    account, which you can create on our Battle.net website.

    We will flag you for access to the Diablo III beta test when we begin admitting press. You do not need to

    go through the opt-in process.

    To secure your place among the first of Sanctuary’s heroes,Please use the following template below to

    verify your account and information via email.

    * Name:
    * Battle.account name:
    * Password:
    * Country:
    * E-mail Address:

    Thanks and see you all in the Burning Hells!
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    What's the senders adress? Totally looks like a scam. :p
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    Yep positive that it is a scam as the grammar is actually quite awful

    Email is: diablo3@d3-blizzard.com

    They did a good job hyping me up though :banghead:

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