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I highly doubt that it is the entire first act. There are unaccessable areas (locked gates which have already been shown to be unlockable by NPCs) even after the Skeleton King is dead. I highly doubt Blizzard would make such a short act, I'd love to see a direct link to Blizzard stating that it is the entire first act. (sorry for the double post, school computers acting wonky)
    
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Blizzard said it's the entire first Act.

Sorry, they did not. I tried searching for a Blizzard quote on beta length but to no avail. I did find this though: http://www.diablowiki.net/Diablo_3_Beta

"The Diablo 3 beta test consists of the first half of Act One, with some story elements and game features removed."

If you could enlighten me with a source stating it's the full Act 1 please let me know.

Edit: And I don't think Blizzard ever actually said how long it was (maybe in a video somewhere?), fansites say 1/3 to 1/2 of act 1 based on data mined information.
Edited by Bobotheklown - 2/3/12 at 10:40am
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Its a great teaser, but not even close to an entire act. Maybe part 1, 2 and 3. Skeleton King is minor, not a game changing, act ending kinda boss .
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I got my key! I played through to the skeleton king. And i must say, not that tough at all. But it was enjoyable. Did have some issues i didn't like, like the NPC's stop talking when you click another one.
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I got my key! I played through to the skeleton king. And i must say, not that tough at all. But it was enjoyable. Did have some issues i didn't like, like the NPC's stop talking when you click another one.

Yeah, it will get tougher. After all, there are 3.5 more acts and 3 more difficulties after normal. thumb.gif
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Added swag? Everything gets wiped. Achievements don't earn you anything, anyways.

Actually doing achievements gives you XP ingame. But nothing outside of it, and nothing of course from beta will transfer over.
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Got mine beta key two days ago. Beat beta last night, now just doing Skeleton King runs to get better gear. I didn't like the game so much in the beginning but it hit me with such a huge wave of nostalgia once I got into the cathedral. It was like going through a 3D version of the Catacombs in D2 right before Andy.
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Actually doing achievements gives you XP ingame. But nothing outside of it, and nothing of course from beta will transfer over.

so the achievements that you earn in the beta will disappear when the game launches?
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so the achievements that you earn in the beta will disappear when the game launches?

Correct. Nothing from the beta stays with launch.
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so the achievements that you earn in the beta will disappear when the game launches?

And likely several times before that. I believe you're missing the point of "beta test."

My characters on my D3 beta account have been wiped 8 or 9 times. Every time that happens, I rolled another few characters and start looking for more bugs. The point isn't get a head start (and certainly not "more swag") before retail.
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