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Don't get me wrong, how 'cutting edge' it looks is not that important to me, if the gameplay is awesome, that's what matters to me the most.
But when the last game you played of this nature was PoE, a game made by a developer w/way less $ than Blizzard, you tend to expect this title to at least match up with it's visuals. And it really does not. Not EVEN.
And I just fired up Dungeon Siege 3, another game that disappointed me with it's graphics nearly 1.5 years ago, and even this graphics clunker looks very noticeably better than D3 ... and it does so with about 1/2 the gpu usage, and a camera that can circle the player 360 degrees.
My biggest annoyance here is seeing a gpu usage level that really absurd for how mediocre the game looks. When you turn on TRSSAA and AO in D3, it's actually comparable to the usage I get from Crysis 2, almost entirely maxed out in DX11. And I don't think I have to really explain how the graphics compare to C2, do I? Not to mention it's a fixed camera, and it's still using this kind of resources? It just doesn't seem right at all.

I understand what you're saying. I am having a hard time fathoming why gpu usage even remotely is relevant if you're enjoying the game and getting good frames. Also if you're super concerned about the graphics, I encourage using this:
It's a filter that sharpens and darkens the game. You may find you like the game better with it on.
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i personally couldnt care less about GPU usage.. and i see nothing wrong with the graphics. I am happy that the game hasnt veered too far from Diablo II. They have just made Diablo II with better graphics and better gameplay. It runs perfectly smooth and i have had no issues (when i can connect, that is)

I saw someone mention that people may just be minimizing and leaving it connected, you cant. if you leave it for a bit, it disconnects. I have tried a few times. the last hour plus though i cannot connect... keep trying and trying.... sigh.

as long as the server issues are fixed for release, i will be purchasing this one. and i dont buy many games. I am happy with this one. smile.gif
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Like, with the usage I'm seeing, I'd guess that a GTX470 or GTX560ti couldn't max out this game with AO and hold a steady 60fps ... It just doesn't seem right at all, based on how it looks. Not huge deal to me, but it may be to some wink.gif

However, more to the point ... and this type of concern over GPU usage may seem strange to many people ... but I'll tell ya, when you live in the desert and run a $350 AC bill every month during the summer ... having a game heat your room up w/o looking totally awesome creates a special kind of frustration tongue.gif

Thanks for the vid, I'll check that out as I do like the darker look, and it definitely removes a good chunk of the blurriness that's bothering me so. However, when it's removed, it appears to me that the reason it's there in the first place is that the textures are just a pathetically low resolution to begin with. But I MUCH prefer the darkness and crisp look it brings so I'll be using that for sure. Hopefully it's just the first in a long line of mods to make it look better thumb.gif

I've watched the video in 1080p for awhile at full screen and it just really still blows me away that this game doesn't look better than it does, I'm sorry if that offends anyone, but I just been looking forward to this for a long time and hoped it'd look it'd look a lot better is all. Holding it to the standard of how Diablo 2 looks is a bit of a joke. Go back and play Half-Life, and then play Half-Life 2 ... and look at the advancement there that happened in only 4 years. Or play Far Cry, and then Crysis, and check out what 2.5 years of advancement brought. Diablo 2 is over 10 years old. You see what I'm saying?
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Like, with the usage I'm seeing, I'd guess that a GTX470 or GTX560ti couldn't max out this game with AO and hold a steady 60fps ... It just doesn't seem right at all, based on how it looks. Not huge deal to me, but it may be to some wink.gif
However, more to the point ... and this type of concern over GPU usage may seem strange to many people ... but I'll tell ya, when you live in the desert and run a $350 AC bill every month during the summer ... having a game heat your room up w/o looking totally awesome creates a special kind of frustration tongue.gif

Ouch D:
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They want it as smooth as possible for release date, just like a beta test should go. Unlike a the bf3 beta test where it was just to generate hype this is to tweak issues and fix them before release. Id rather have beta downtimes apposed to release downtimes.

QFT..

I've been able to play for about 5 hours total between yesterday and today. I've got all of the settings maxed out in the client and my GTX 55 Ti 2048 was sitting at 99% usage. I'm not a big graphics snob, I play StarCraft 2 Multiplayer with it all on Low. However, I do hope the graphics for release are alot better. I like the darker lighting filter, defintely going to d/l that when I get home.

As far as the gameplay aspect, I like what they have done. It took me a while to figure out all the changes from D2 (indentifying stuff mainly). The co-op play is really well thought out (ie. each player sees only their loot plop). They really need to fix the whole connecting issue and getting disconnected randomly.

I'm counting down the days until it goes live.
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Yeah ... we're almost to the part of the year where it never drops below 100F for 3 months straight. I'm talking it's 105-118F from 10am to 10pm, and even at 3am it's still 100F outside ... for 3 FRIGGIN MONTHS IN A ROW. You don't get to see 90C until night-time in like mid-October here.

Sorry to be OT, but I just wanted people to know why I'd whine about a game seeming to use more GPU than it should tongue.gif

BTW, has anyone been able to login in the past couple of hours? I was looking forward to this today as the wife is out all afternoon, and I'm getting no love with the login thing (error 37).
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BTW, has anyone been able to login in the past couple of hours? I was looking forward to this today as the wife is out all afternoon, and I'm getting no love with the login thing (error 37).

I was DC'd right around 1330 central. I'm suprised it's not up yet (at work for another 7 hours frown.gif ). I was getting hammered by Error 37s then I started pasting my password to save time.

Ctrl-V
Enter
(Error 37)
Enter
:repeat.. LOL I usually got back in pretty quick.
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On the login screen it says they're bringing the servers down for a bit.
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Yeah ... we're almost to the part of the year where it never drops below 100F for 3 months straight. I'm talking it's 105-118F from 10am to 10pm, and even at 3am it's still 100F outside ... for 3 FRIGGIN MONTHS IN A ROW. You don't get to see 90C until night-time in like mid-October here.
Sorry to be OT, but I just wanted people to know why I'd whine about a game seeming to use more GPU than it should tongue.gif
BTW, has anyone been able to login in the past couple of hours? I was looking forward to this today as the wife is out all afternoon, and I'm getting no love with the login thing (error 37).
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I was DC'd right around 1330 central. I'm suprised it's not up yet (at work for another 7 hours frown.gif ). I was getting hammered by Error 37s then I started pasting my password to save time.
Ctrl-V
Enter
(Error 37)
Enter
:repeat.. LOL I usually got back in pretty quick.

Pretty much this with error 37. Don't spam it too quickly though, I am assuming it is like Blizzard's other games and you may get tempbanned for like 20-30 minutes.

"We're continuing to work on fixes for a few service issues, and during this time are reducing the number of people allowed to log in."

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Is it me, or does this game look awful?

I know if gameplay is great then that's all that matters, but it is 2012 and the graphics look so dated. After playing some BF3 or Witcher 2 and opening D3, there are no details on anything it seems, even SC2 looks sharper.
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