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Id rather wait a few months for any overpowered crap to get balanced and bugs to get fixed, than buy a rushed product.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by thiru View Post
How long was SC2's beta? couple of months IIRC...
Yea you're right it was. With games like these that require a certain balance in the gameplay between classes, it takes a long time for blizzard to sort out and make sure the formulae they employ for abilities are not favouring one class.

The runestone system is what is causing them great concern. Having made quite an elaborate customization system that isn't purely cosmetic means having to test out each kink. And the problem is they don't want to put a broken system of it in the beta which is why we wont be getting access to it. This also means that blizzard will not be able to glean as much information from the beta as they would like, resulting in an inevitable delay in release till next year.

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I've been on the beta list since 2009. I better get an invite. I've only subbed to wow since 2004 and bought all their pet store items. Least they can do is give me a beta invite.
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For the love of God I hope so...
     
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post #15 of 34
I was told by an anonymous person that he had been a alpha tester for diabloIII and after he had done some testing he had some issues with his computer which prevented him from testing any longer - he said he was instructed to basically install vpn software so some employee from bliz could then wipe his computer that had the game on it.

I think to alpha test you are required to install SPY WARE so blizz can watch your computer and if you terminate your contract with them they format your HDD

they probably just kill you if you copy files to another drive/ device. I am sure thats in the contract that you sign with blood, I mean this game is called DIABLO.
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post #16 of 34
Hah, so glad everyone who is testing knows that they are the ones who decide how quickly it will be released.

Starts Diablo III Beta.... BLUE SCREEN....
Beta Report: OMG this game is teh coolest itz rdyyy!
Edited by Ktulu - 8/5/11 at 10:36pm
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post #17 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by ilhe4e12345 View Post
doesnt really make me want the game...i mean yea its awesome they are gonna release the game based off the beta testing so maybe they will listen but im still not liking the auction house thing.....

i wanta n invite to check it out, but i wont get my hopes up
If the AH bothers you, you're playing softcore and you shouldn't be caring either way.
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I hope it is not just WOW players who get invites.. diablo is looking too much like WOW as it is...

I will be buying on release anyway
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post #19 of 34
woooo! .... Wheres my invite?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Razultull View Post
Well in the past blizzard has always strongly followed community inclinations. They have realized that listening to users is possibly the most valuable thing they could do for their game.

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So they took out DRM, Internet online only play and added back skill trees?
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