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Diablo III All-In-One Thread
Eorl
Brisbane, Queensland
6575 posts
Similar to my previous SWTOR and Battlefield 3 threads, this will be the thread that compiles all relevant information on Diablo 3, the next sequel in Blizzards Action-RPG franchise. This thread will also serve as a cornerstone for discussion (read: getting angry at RNG) without duplicate/numerous threads that are surely going to spring up.

Currently Khel is managing a Battle.net thread where you can find a majority of QGL/AusGamer users, which can be found here. Please don't post anything but your Battle.net tag, keeping discussion in this thread.

AusGamers is currently running a Diablo 3 competition which you can find over here. There are a number of prizes to be won, with a grand prize consisting of the country-wide sold-out Collector's Edition.

Csirac has pointed out that anyone currently with the English UK downloadable version before 10:00 AM CEST (9:00 AM GMT) on Saturday May 12 will need to download a new version which they can find here.
We became aware of an issue affecting the previously available German and EU English versions of the digital install downloader for Diablo III, which would not download all the necessary files. If you've pre-downloaded the digital version of the game in these languages before 10:00 AM CEST (9:00 AM GMT) on Saturday May 12, you must obtain the new downloaders to be able to install properly once the game is released on May 15. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask that you please let friends and acquaintances know so they can begin downloading the working installer that's now available.
The best and most up-to-date information of Diablo 3 can be found on the official website, however an unofficial Diablo 3 wiki has been set up which includes large amounts of information on items, monsters, FAQ and more.

Hogfather has a Teamspeak server running for all AusGamer/QGL players wanting to show off their voices in multiplayer.
The AUS-1 teamspeak3 server will be available for AusGamers peeps to get some MP going on.

starcraft.org.au:9987
pw: starcraftauchat
Blizzard released a "What is Diablo 3?" which is a great video for those not to sure what to expect -



Blizzard have a skill calculator available which a great way to crunch those numbers before making any hasty decisions, which you can find over here.

Currently the two cheapest places to grab a boxed copy of Diablo 3 is Big W or JB HiFi, both at $58 and $59 respectively.

All available download clients can be found in this Reddit thread.

Another trailer, this one gives a bit of insight into the battle between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells -



Current launch times are;
Australian Eastern Time 5.00pm
Australian Central Standard Time 4.30pm
Australian Western Standard Time 3.00pm
The ability to install the game will be allowed around 1am AEST.

Blizzard have stated that the Real Money Auction House will not be available upon launch, but will be activated one(1) week after release. The Gold Currency Auction House will be available on launch day however.

A character profile system similar to WoW will be available after launch as well, giving the ability to show others your progress and heroes.
  • A career tab that displays all of your heroes, how far you’ve progressed in the Diablo III campaign, how many foes you’ve slain, the names and playtimes of your fallen Hardcore heroes, and more.

  • A heroes tab that shows off your equipment (including dyes, socketed gems, all equipment bonuses, etc.), your attributes and skills, the skills and equipment of your Followers, and more.
  • You can check out more information on that over here.

    Jay Wilson, lead director of Diablo 3 has also stated any mods similar to DarkD3 are not considered a cheat yet, and if they do deem it as a cheat they will announce.

    And that is it. If any more news/info is released I'll update this post, otherwise say goodbye to your family, wives/husbands/girlfriends/boyfriends and enjoy the mouse clicking!
    07:07pm 14/05/12 Permalink
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    07:07pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4880 posts
    Nice my question is what character are ppl going?
    I'm thinking monk

    Edit sorry i mean wizard. I played the wizard on the beta and like it
    07:10pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4617 posts
    Yeah I want to use that darkd3 mod but he said a ban isn't likely. Still possible and I'm guessing if you get caught using it it'll depend on the GMs mood at the time what your punishment will be. I don't think i'm gonna risk it unless the game gets seriously cheery.

    Witch Doc here first then will flip a coin as to wizard or demon hunter for second.
    07:14pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Lynx
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1938 posts
    Wizard or Demon Hunter, tough choice. Barbarian later down the track.
    The monk didn't excite me much during the beta, and the witch doctor even less so.
    07:19pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6645 posts
    barb
    easy style of play to learn the game
    07:33pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1329 posts
    Starting off with Demon Hunter but will probably also run a Barbarian later on.
    07:35pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7963 posts
    Should we have gotten the GB version and not the US?
    07:37pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Mosfx
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    1113 posts
    Catch of the Day has D3 up for $20 tomorrow, good luck trying to visit the site!
    07:42pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5528 posts
    Barb because leap made the whole game better. Next would be demon hunter, because roll and sprint is second to leap.
    Should we have gotten the GB version and not the US?
    By default blizzard downloads the GB for aussies, but i manually changed mine to US after seeing that i might have to do something more than just let the downloader run.
    07:45pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12692 posts
    I think maybe a Wizard or Monk.

    07:46pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6576 posts
    Should we have gotten the GB version and not the US?

    US version is perfectly fine, the region we play in is America so it's all good.
    08:03pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Fade2Black
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5030 posts
    Barbarian, aaawe yeah
    08:14pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6863 posts
    Arrrgh, don't do the stupid Whirlpool thing and put everything in single threads.
    08:15pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    fpot
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    20649 posts
    I am really getting caught up in this Diablo 3 hype and wouldn't mind jumping on the bandwagon. A day 1 purchase is not really essential to me so I'd really like to play some of the previous games to get familiarised with the controls/lore etc. Should I just start with Diablo 2 or is Diablo worth playing? Word around the campfire is that it is pretty dated and annoying to play.
    08:17pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4298 posts
    diablo is really dated and annoying to play. plus game mechanics have evolved so much i found it a little repedative. i don't know what it would be like for a first timer tho. you would probably enjoy D2 more.
    08:22pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9099 posts
    Diablo has very repetitive gameplay but the atmosphere (especially for its time) is fantastic. It's not a very long game either so I would give it a go if I were you.
    08:29pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16712 posts
    Atmosphere from d1 still unmatched IMO

    But yes it is tough to play these days

    D2 is still playable, I was playing for a while late last year with a casting Druid before bf3 came out. Just get a $55 cdkey if you are unsure. At least you can't get caught up in the hype and get the game like I did with sc2 and find out it is basically pointless playing unless you are korean

    I will be playing witch doc first up tomorrow night

    last edited by paveway at 20:36:04 14/May/12
    08:29pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Vash
    3509 posts
    d1 & d2 are only annoying to play now because of the low resolution. I think theres mods to remedy this.
    Main reason D1 is unmatched atmosphere wise is the eeri music, and dark art style. Thats what really is missing from D3 IMO. Wish they kept to the roots of diablo.
    Still remember that original trailer for diablo before it even came out. Knew it was gonna be awesome.
    08:32pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    icewyrm
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2488 posts
    Want to add this to the op?

    last edited by icewyrm at 20:47:39 14/May/12
    08:45pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4618 posts
    is Diablo worth playing

    For the story? No. Everything you need to know can be read on the wikipedia page. or just below in my spoilers. D2 has much more going on so worth a shot , even more so if you can find the D2-high res patch which lets you play at like 1920x1080.

    Spoiler:
    D1 has the warrior, rogue and wizard go into hell and kill diablo. After killing him, the warrior slams Diablo's soul shard into his head in an attempt to contain his evil so he won't get out again. Turns out this is what diablo wanted all along and this guy, whose name is Aiden by the way, turns into the dark wanderer you see in D2. While not shown, the rogue and wizard fall to corruption on their trip into hell and become mini bosses in D2 quests


    D2 has much more story to it but again you could just read up on the wiki page, but if you havn't ever played it youtube the 5 (or is it 6?) cutscenes as they are awesome as hell and will tell you pretty much all the major points you need to know.
    08:48pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6577 posts
    Arrrgh, don't do the stupid Whirlpool thing and put everything in single threads.

    It's a lot better then having a forum cluttered with "hey lets play D3 now" x3 and "hey why doesn't X work in D3". I've only done it so far with two other AAA titles, being Battlefield 3 and SWTOR. BF3 worked well in that it nearly has 1000 posts so that's 1000 less posts in other threads.

    Want to add this to the op? last edited by icewyrm at 20:47:39 14/May/12

    Bit too spoiler sadly, don't want to ruin the entire first act. Thanks though!
    09:10pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9100 posts
    Don't you think the angels must be getting a bit fed up with Diablo being constantly released in to Sanctuary by now? Next game they will just be like "fuck this" and let him do his thing.
    09:22pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4619 posts
    Here is someone doing a speed run of D1, abusing the living fuck out of the game. Total time just over 3 minutes.

    09:57pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4881 posts
    Lol that's crazy i have no idea what happen lol!
    10:23pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6578 posts
    Yeah that was pretty odd. I presume he bugged out a staff or something that lets him teleport everywhere, though what was weird is he had 1 health when defeating Diablo while using the Mana Shield.
    10:30pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4620 posts
    Tons of bugs and tricks abused to get that time because speed demos archive is pretty damn strict about their runs being cheat free. Bugs and glitches sure. Watching a torchlight run from there done in 40 min right now
    10:36pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15125 posts
    morrowind in 4 mins is pretty damn impressive
    10:42pm 14/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2638 posts
    If anyone is up, you should be able to install the game now.

    Took about 30 mins to install on my shitty 7200rpm HDD.
    Requires 15.1gig of free hd space to being install but only uses 8gig.
    Also it has kept my video and sound settings from beta, most likely it will have also kept my gameplay settings too.

    You can also watch the intro class cinematic for every class (and each gender) before login
    01:02am 15/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2863 posts
    Installing....Woot.
    05:59am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Zapo
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2765 posts
    Yep, I just finished installing, took about 15-20 minutes. There's an unlock/decrypt of the files which takes a long time I suspect so the speed is probably CPU dependent.
    06:13am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dan
    Special Text
    Brisbane, Queensland
    13163 posts
    Here's the client downloaders for those wanting on a retail copy wanting to get a head start: http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/qxyxm/diablo_3_windows_and_mac_download_links_all/

    Shit slow speeds for me like always from Blizzard downloaders though, so might be pointless but YMMV.
    07:14am 15/05/12 Permalink
    dranged
    Melbourne, Victoria
    2006 posts
    Ok I just installed it but it wants a license. I can't see it on my account management details, presumably this magically appears at 5pm?
    08:00am 15/05/12 Permalink
    boba
    Cainer
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3722 posts
    they have a new streaming downloader up now. I had to download the game again as tome3 was corrupt

    http://us.media.battle.net.edgesuite.net/downloads/d3-installers/b74d8527-9d46-cb5c-c232-125a62c76658/Diablo-III-Setup-enUS.exe
    08:02am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6580 posts
    Ok I just installed it but it wants a license. I can't see it on my account management details, presumably this magically appears at 5pm?

    License is your CD Key activated in Battle.net. Once that is activated and it's 5:01pm then you are good to go!

    Also, a Korean player has already killed Diablo in Normal mode. Hopefully the day goes by quickly!
    08:17am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Twisted
    Brisbane, Queensland
    11653 posts

    w00t installing. I guess to backup the installer you just copy the Diablo-III-8370-enUS-Installer directory somewhere and keep that updated in case you even need to reinstall.
    08:48am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Damo
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6074 posts
    Man this blows.. I can't play till may 25th when I get back from Hawaii.. FML!!

    Least i'll have a brand new pc to play it on.
    08:52am 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2495 posts
    So whats the quickest / least effort way to get this ready for running at 5pm today?

    "Pre-purcahse" from battle.net diablo 3 and then they send you a installer download?
    09:19am 15/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2864 posts
    "Pre-purcahse" from battle.net diablo 3 and then they send you a installer download?
    Basically yep.
    09:21am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6581 posts
    Pretty much gamer, you can download the client now from Dan's link which allows you to have it installed and ready to go for 5:01pm.
    09:26am 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2496 posts
    Cheers guys. Done.

    When it started installing it said ‘do you want to activate’, I clicked yes. Takes me to battle.net "activate Diablo 3" page.

    It needs the game key to be entered. Does that come via email or do I pluck it from battle.net account mngmt somewhere?

    Edit: Are we going to get all the battle.net tags put into the OP?
    09:33am 15/05/12 Permalink
    glynd
    Melbourne, Victoria
    664 posts
    so i moved into my new place just under 2 weeks ago and i'm still waiting on internet. got a call yesterday and it's not coming until friday :(
    09:34am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Creepy
    USA
    1919 posts
    09:34am 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2497 posts
    When it started installing it said ‘do you want to activate’, I clicked yes. Takes me to battle.net "activate Diablo 3" page.

    It needs the game key to be entered. Does that come via email or do I pluck it from battle.net account mngmt somewhere?


    Whoops, might have posted too soon.

    Just got an email from Battle.net store confirming my pre-purchase and stating "The digital game(s) you purchased are now attached to your Battle.net account."

    I wonder if that means I don't need to activate it?
    09:44am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6582 posts
    Nah going to keep the battle.net tags separate from OP, just less clutter and names can get lost in the discussion.
    09:45am 15/05/12 Permalink
    casa
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4633 posts

    Man this blows.. I can't play till may 25th when I get back from Hawaii.. FML!!

    Rolly, do you ever get tired of saying really dumb shit? :P
    09:48am 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2639 posts
    Whoops, might have posted too soon.

    Just got an email from Battle.net store confirming my pre-purchase and stating "The digital game(s) you purchased are now attached to your Battle.net account."

    I wonder if that means I don't need to activate it?


    That's right. You are right to go. Activating is for everyone else who didn't get a digital copy as they need to enter in a cd key as proof they bought the game.
    09:49am 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    944 posts
    Am I right in thinking I can use that reddit install link to preload the game BEFORE I get my copy / key?

    Edit: Damn work...
    09:58am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Mephz
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1041 posts
    Bought from Eb this morning @ Westfield, two copies.

    Price matched DickSmith of $59. All I did was take my mobile phone in with the catalogue up and showed them the price on my phone.

    Also got a 4 pack of V cans for free + a DvD free O.o
    09:59am 15/05/12 Permalink
    IVY_MiKe
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    1011 posts
    Brace yourselves for...fun...


    I'm not gonna lie to you Creepy, whilst that was bound to happen at some stage (and probably on multiple occasions) today; find me a private organisation better equipped to deal with such an influx of traffic...

    On the plus side, now the 'create your own sigils' website works.

    Head on in and claim a 'unique' (to everyone who's done this in the past week) Sigil per class
    10:00am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6865 posts
    Step 1: Grab Blizzard downloader on Ultrabook.
    Step 2: Connect Ultrabook to University's uberfast network.
    Step 3: Diablo 3.

    Edit: 500MB in about 3 minutes. Can't complain.

    last edited by Raven at 10:10:04 15/May/12
    10:04am 15/05/12 Permalink
    thermite
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9627 posts
    just watched the OP video wondering what this is

    fuck I hate games like this

    looking down on it, with swords and wizards and shit

    gay!
    10:05am 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6647 posts
    lol thermite
    10:12am 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    945 posts
    just watched the OP video wondering what this is

    fuck I hate games like this

    looking down on it, with swords and wizards and shit

    gay!


    LOL here come the flame wars.
    10:13am 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2640 posts
    Am I right in thinking I can use that reddit install link to preload the game BEFORE I get my copy / key?

    Edit: Damn work...


    Yep
    10:13am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12405 posts
    The AUS-1 teamspeak3 server will be available for AusGamers peeps to get some MP going on.

    starcraft.org.au:9987
    pw: starcraftauchat

    cyas in Tristram
    10:19am 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    946 posts
    Yep


    Even though it's a CE?
    10:27am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Creepy
    USA
    1920 posts
    Yes, you can install the software even if you've bought a CE. The key in your CE box is what will determine what goodies your account is entitled to. Not the client.exe/install media
    10:40am 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    947 posts
    Great thanks Creepy.
    10:48am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6866 posts
    So what you're saying is the DLC is on the disk and we're paying extra to unlock it? :D
    10:50am 15/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4882 posts
    this might sound silly but how long did it take to install?
    10:58am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6867 posts
    Well, I started it at about 10:10am and it's saying I've got about another 3GB to go, claiming another hour. Even though it downloaded 4.5GB in 50 minutes.
    10:59am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Nathan
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4004 posts
    So what you're saying is the DLC is on the disk and we're paying extra to unlock it? :D
    I realise your comment was in jest, but as a multiplayer game it has to be on the disk for us peons to be able to play against CE purchasers.
    11:00am 15/05/12 Permalink
    dranged
    Melbourne, Victoria
    2007 posts
    Whoops, might have posted too soon.

    Just got an email from Battle.net store confirming my pre-purchase and stating "The digital game(s) you purchased are now attached to your Battle.net account."

    I wonder if that means I don't need to activate it?


    The level of communication around this is non-existent. I read a couple of posts from today saying "just redownload it". Not really.

    I said 'Activate Now' during the install, and if I look in Battle.Net account management, there's no such CD key or license, but it does say that Diablo is 'ACTIVATED'.
    Therefore I'm hopeful that something as amateur as this won't stop the game from firing up come 5pm.
    11:08am 15/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4883 posts
    Raven dont mean the download just the install part :) ive already downloaded it... Just want to go home and start playing it :)
    11:12am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Kharak
    Brisbane, Queensland
    467 posts
    Wouldnt have taken longer than 15 minutes to install for me.

    I did notice though when i was checking it, it was on around 77%, i walked away for like a minute and a half and came back and it was done.
    11:14am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6583 posts
    Took about 15 minutes TiT, has a little story while waiting as well which is cool.

    Dranged, if you've bought a digital edition from Blizzard, your account is already activated and ready to go upon launch at 5:01pm AEST. As long as you have the client installed and ready you should be sweet :)
    11:15am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Creepy
    USA
    1921 posts
    I would suggest that if you're installing from a box (or virtual box) tonight, you log into bnet as early as possible. The site will be getting hammered pretty hard with people activating their keys.
    11:24am 15/05/12 Permalink
    dranged
    Melbourne, Victoria
    2008 posts
    Eorl: w00hoo! :)
    11:24am 15/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4622 posts
    Oh man even just the install music for this is awesome with shades of the original tristram theme. Kick fucking arse.
    11:35am 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6586 posts
    Dick Smith are also selling D3 for $59 if anyone is still trying to find a copy. Comes with a notepad for your Sanctuary love letters.
    12:10pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1488 posts
    For those that are interested, there are streams out on the net

    http://www.twitch.tv/thegdstudio
    12:12pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6649 posts

    yurrrp got mine from dick this morning.
    what a fantastic time to be unemployed
    12:16pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    D-Sub
    Brisbane, Queensland
    186 posts
    Amen reload.

    Been stuck flicking over "Updating setup files" for the past 10mins. Anybody else have this?

    12:19pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6650 posts
    nope, that took about 30 seconds for me before the install started. prompted me to activate before it started installing though.
    12:20pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4623 posts
    Now we play the waiting game. 4 1/2 hours to go.
    12:21pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6869 posts
    Bah.
    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    12:23pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6651 posts
    is that from a game store?
    12:27pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    220 posts
    Looks like Blizzard are going to sort out the people that pre-ordered at GAME

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5007290816#1
    12:27pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6652 posts
    that's pretty nice of blizzard. so long as it doesn't take me too long to connect to the server tonight I'll maintain that warm fuzzy feeling. Else, FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUuuuu
    12:29pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6870 posts
    Anyone who thinks that slamming a sharp rock in to their forehead will solve the worlds problems clearly has more mental issues than the devil possessing their body :p
    12:36pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    950 posts
    I don't understand how streams are already up.
    12:40pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    D-Sub
    Brisbane, Queensland
    187 posts
    Got it working. Info for anybody else who encounters the stuck at updating problem HERE

    This one worked for me:

    Fix #1

    Go to Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services

    Scroll down and find “Secondary Logon”

    Right Click > Properties

    Change it from ‘Disabled’ to ‘Automatic’

    Run your Diablo 3 setup as administrator and it should quickly go through Updating Setup Files and bring you to an install screen. Congratulations, your game now (hopefully) works! If this solved your issue, spread it around.
    12:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12693 posts
    He was a warrior Raven, not exactly known for his high intellect.

    I wont get home until around 6ish. I'm totally going to be 20+ levels behind, nooooeeesssss. Stupid work.
    12:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2642 posts
    Asia (that is countries like Taiwan and south korea) and EU have already unlocked. US is the last region to open up.
    12:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    casa
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4634 posts

    Is it possible we're going to see the likes of: "The server is full, you have been placed in a queue"?

    last edited by casa at 12:48:08 15/May/12
    12:44pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2866 posts
    Is it possible we're going to see the likes of: "The server is full, you have been placed in a queue"?
    Dont think that will be possible.
    01:01pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1489 posts
    I'm ready

    link
    01:03pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1490 posts
    01:05pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16713 posts


    I PLAN TO MAKE A LIVING FROM HIS GAME - HOW AM I GOING TO MAKE A LIVING IF YOU TAKE IT ALL TAKE IT ALL?!?!?!

    last edited by paveway at 13:07:17 15/May/12
    01:05pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    andrewus
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2738 posts
    jb hifi just tried to stooge me $69 and wouldn't price match big w.
    so much for lowest price gaurantee ?

    just walked into big w bam done.

    PUMPED
    01:05pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    951 posts
    I'm ready

    link


    HAHAHAHA this is gold.
    01:13pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6587 posts
    Is it possible we're going to see the likes of: "The server is full, you have been placed in a queue"?last edited by casa at 12:48:08 15/May/12

    EU forums are up in flames over the error 37 or something. A Blizzard rep did state earlier when EU just launched that servers were getting hit hard and that there was a queue.
    01:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6871 posts
    Line at JB went all the way through five backs and forth, and then all the way to the back of the store. Maybe 3 in every 5 people were carrying Diablo 3 boxes so purchase.
    Decided "I can wait a few days", fuck waiting in line that long on lunchbreak.

    last edited by Raven at 13:21:02 15/May/12
    01:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Midda
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7852 posts
    I've entered my key into my Battle.net account, and everything is showing up in there fine, but when I try to log in, it says "Error 12 - There is no Diablo III license attached to this account."

    I know the servers aren't running yet, but from what I've read, that's not the error I should be seeing. Anybody else have this problem?
    01:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4624 posts
    Well done on blizzard for honoring the people's tickets from Game. This is why they are an awesome company.
    01:18pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2031 posts

    max payne
    01:26pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6654 posts
    ahaha pave that video is gold.
    YOU FUCKING MOUNTIES.. YOU MAPLE SWILLING COMMUNISTS!!
    01:29pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4625 posts
    No one cares Max. Shut up and go back to brazil or where ever you live now. Not NY city, don't care.
    01:32pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16714 posts
    missus just picked it up for me from chermside

    YEAH DOGG



    01:44pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2032 posts
    thats such a turn on
    01:45pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2082 posts
    Not sure if anyone has said yet but Carindale BigW are sold out so don't go there.
    01:52pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6658 posts
    toombul dick smith seemed to have a shitload. probably on account of toombul being an awful hole that any normal person would avoid at all costs.
    01:56pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    deeper
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4049 posts
    My installer from the dvd "Updating Setup Files" hung at 65% for 40minutes, I started downloading from the website using blizzard downloader and the "Updating Setup Files Screen" jumped straight to 95%. Now it's been sitting at 95% for about 30 minutes.

    Just going back to just downloading it online at 4MB/s, seems like it's going to be faster - go figure :x
    02:01pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    953 posts
    Have to wait until 6-7pm tonight to play, noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.
    02:02pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Nathan
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4006 posts
    Just going back to just downloading it online at 4MB/s, seems like it's going to be faster - go figure :x
    If you're getting the official download, its the same as whats on the DVD - you download the installer and then run it like normal.
    02:05pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6872 posts
    I don't understand the point of the collectors edition for this one.
    02:11pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2645 posts
    The dye is pretty cool. It's a unique colour that no one else besides other CE'ers will have.
    02:16pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19039 posts
    Same as the point of any other Blizzard collector's edition. Behind the scenes stuff, art book, random novelty bits and pieces, and ingame bonuses.
    02:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4886 posts
    yeah might have been faster to copy the DVD to ya computer then run it
    02:19pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    990 posts
    I was gonna buy this the other day but have been broke because work is being cunty and my pay is a few weeks late so I still don't have it :(

    On the plus side, at least when I finally do get it (hopefully end of week) the servers will be working.

    Edit: Oh and Hoggy, if you're TS server maxes out let me know, I've got a 15 slot TS3 server we could probs use.
    02:21pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Phooks
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2295 posts
    exams coming up and swamped in assigns :( not to mention broke!

    ah well i'll join up later on hopefully.
    02:54pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Midda
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7855 posts
    If anyone cares, the "Error 12" issue I mentioned earlier in the thread turned out to be because my installation defaulted to the Europe region, while my account is obviously Australia. Due to the staggered release, I was seeing the error because the game hasn't yet launched globally. In the game options, I changed my region to "The Americas" which is the default region for AU/NZ, and I'm now seeing the correct message when trying to log in.
    02:59pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    890 posts
    any groups out there looking for another body?
    03:25pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6588 posts
    Just received my CD Key from OzSave, fist pump!
    03:34pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Lynx
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1939 posts
    Went to the Dicksmiths at Woolloongabba, but they have shut down. Sigh, now all the way to Carindale.

    Big W at Carindale were sold out with in mins of opening earlier that morning, so headed around to JB. JB still had a fair amount of stock and I asked them to price match Big W.

    The games department manager was called out but refused to price match Big W as they knew they were sold out. I asked if they would price match Dicksmiths and he made a few phone calls and hey presto, got my copy for $59.


    EDIT: Thanks, found it. Hard to see.

    last edited by Lynx at 15:47:24 15/May/12
    03:45pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6589 posts
    Should be on your account management page, in the summary section.
    03:46pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12406 posts
    Edit: Oh and Hoggy, if you're TS server maxes out let me know, I've got a 15 slot TS3 server we could probs use.

    512 slots; if we max out then yeh I'll look you up ;)
    04:10pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    991 posts
    512 slots; if we max out then yeh I'll look you up ;)

    Hahahaha ok cool don't think you'll be needing my baby server haha
    04:14pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    BoDGie
    Brisbane, Queensland
    580 posts
    EB on Albert Street will price match DSE even though they're out of stock.

    Walked in there around 12 - only 2 people in queue. Was in and out in 5mins
    04:14pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9102 posts
    Just received my CD Key from OzSave, fist pump!


    I bought the hard copy. It better arrive today or I will be pissed. Not looking good :[
    04:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Taipan
    USA
    3763 posts
    Played a little bit of the beta but coukdnt stand all the clicking and the incredibly shit field of view so as far as i am concerned the game can burn. I really did feel like i had been taken baxk in time 15 years. I understand that this isnt an issue for you guys so i hope you all enjoy it a whole lot.
    04:26pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6661 posts

    HALF AN HOUR ZOMFG
    04:28pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Beldin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5 posts
    For those of you having issues with: "Error 12 - There is no Diablo III license attached to this account."

    There is a sticky on the Diablo3 forum stating that you need to adjust your server location from the options menu in the Launcher. Make sure you set this to North America.
    04:32pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Ivonin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1060 posts
    link

    Hells YEAH
    04:36pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4299 posts
    "Updating Setup Files Screen" jumped straight to 95%. Now it's been sitting at 95% for about 30 minutes.


    same here, is this normal?
    04:43pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6663 posts
    mine fucked out the first time too. had to cancel it and manually delete the incomplete file from the game folder. tried updating again and it worked fine.
    04:51pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20457 posts
    Woot. Got it all ready to go. Just have to wait until the servers pop.
    04:54pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Pirroh
    Melbourne, Victoria
    681 posts
    inb4loginservercrash
    04:54pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Boxhead
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12339 posts
    First one in wins a RBJ! :)
    04:57pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2646 posts
    tick motherfucking tock!
    04:57pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6664 posts

    ERGTEDHBFDVSADGVFERTHTEG
    04:59pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4300 posts
    fark, where are the local files i can find them anyway - Reload!?
    04:59pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2647 posts
    ITS UPPPPPPPP
    05:00pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Boxhead
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12340 posts
    SERVERS BUSY!@#!@#!@#!@#!#@
    05:00pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6592 posts
    Whoa server crashed instantly.
    05:00pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6665 posts
    wooooo instant error 37
    05:01pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Boxhead
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12341 posts
    IM IN

    Edit.. apparantly i have to hit alot of accepts on terms of service.. like 5 so far!!@#!@#!@#

    And error 37!@#!@#@

    GAHHH
    05:01pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6666 posts
    C:\Program Files (x86)\Diablo III\Updates
    05:02pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2501 posts
    Anyone got past this error 37?

    WOW GOT SERVER CRASH? - http://us.battle.net/d3/en/status

    last edited by gamer at 17:06:52 15/May/12
    05:02pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20458 posts
    Ah LOL

    Can't get on either. Might play WoW for a bit then try later.
    05:03pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12407 posts
    Haha bnet is melting
    05:03pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6593 posts
    Yeah don't think it will be working for a few minutes or more. Gotta love day 1 queues.
    05:04pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6667 posts
    more annoying than trying to buy splendour tickets
    05:04pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Pirroh
    Melbourne, Victoria
    682 posts
    inb4loginservercrash

    Called it.

    This is what happens when you buy games with always online DRM.
    05:05pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Lynx
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1941 posts
    Can't create characters....so close
    05:06pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Kharak
    Brisbane, Queensland
    468 posts
    im stuck in the character creation screen....getting a error 300008 when trying to create my char
    05:06pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4301 posts
    found them in C:\ProgramData\Battle.net\

    worked this time

    thanks dude!
    05:06pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6668 posts
    IM IN
    eat it suckers
    05:07pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6669 posts
    ..and thrown back out again.
    I'M THE SUCKER :(
    05:10pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dazhel
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4835 posts
    hahaha
    05:12pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2083 posts
    Retrieving hero list......
    05:12pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    33 posts
    nooooo time out error!!!! D: D: D:
    05:12pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Boxhead
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12342 posts
    Hehe, still no love here! THATS IT IM GOING TO RAISE A SUPPORT TICKET. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE!@#!@#@! :p
    05:12pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19041 posts
    I got up to "Retrieving character list" when logging in, and then it timed out, now I'm back to getting the error 37 :(
    05:15pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2503 posts
    Even if you manage to log in and retrieve a hero list, you wont be able to make one without timing out. gg.
    05:16pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    blokey
    Perth, Western Australia
    12 posts
    Same this is crap, timing out trying to receive a hero list, what the point of skiving off work early to go home and play diablo 3 when I cant bloody log in.
    05:19pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Crakaveli
    USA
    6107 posts
    This is what happens when you buy games with always online DRM.
    No shit, why are people so shocked when this happens? lol
    05:19pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6594 posts
    Wish you could at least do something instead of have to wait for a connection, even if it was just create a character and run around in a simple dungeon.
    05:20pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9103 posts
    They should have anticipated this much server load. It's not like they can't afford to buy enough servers. Very poor form.
    05:20pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5533 posts
    What happened to good guy blizzard :(
    05:21pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dazhel
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4836 posts
    Very few server farms on the entire planet would be able to contain nearly a dozen years of pent up Diablo sequel anticipation.
    05:22pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Vash
    3510 posts
    anyone here purchased from gamelane? Fuckers havent sent the keys yet!
    05:22pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Ivonin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1061 posts
    They should have anticipated this much server load. It's not like they can't afford to buy enough servers. Very poor form.


    Yeah 'retrieving hero list...' fark
    05:22pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    blokey
    Perth, Western Australia
    13 posts
    anyone here purchased from gamelane? Fuckers havent sent the keys yet!


    Wouldnt worry about it mate, I havent come close to logging in as yet.
    05:23pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1491 posts
    link
    05:24pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2084 posts
    I am finally in but can't create a hero
    05:24pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    blokey
    Perth, Western Australia
    14 posts
    link


    lol classic
    05:25pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    891 posts
    Its probably the only time they're going to have this kind of load on their authentication servers, so it doesnt make sense to actually try and meet this kind of capacity, except perhaps for launch days.
    05:25pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Boxhead
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12343 posts
    Yeah stuck on creation here.. On a mates TS listening to the 1 guy who's playing it while we all cry :)
    05:26pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    blokey
    Perth, Western Australia
    15 posts
    Its probably the only time they're going to have this kind of load on their authentication servers, so it doesnt make sense to actually try and meet this kind of capacity, except perhaps for launch days.


    dont defend them, they had to know this would happen and surely they should have had measures in place to deal with it.
    05:26pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Karmadelik
    Brisbane, Queensland
    166 posts
    Its probably the only time they're going to have this kind of load on their authentication servers, so it doesnt make sense to actually try and meet this kind of capacity, except perhaps for launch days.


    funny how game companies get angry about retailers selling games pre-release, but its OK if a game company can't get the game 'live' by said date
    05:29pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Creepy
    USA
    1922 posts
    Rad. Just back home from waiting in line at a midnight release (to get a CE). Looks like everyone else had the same idea. Sold out mere metres from the stall. Better luck in the morning. (looks like you can't get in anyway, so time for sleep)
    05:30pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dazhel
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4837 posts
    dont defend them, they had to know this would happen and surely they should have had measures in place to deal with it.


    They do:


    if (throttle_limit_reached()) {
    return 37; // Launch day is gonna suck
    }
    05:30pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    955 posts
    Are we EN-GB or EN-US?
    05:30pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1492 posts
    https://twitter.com/#!/BlizzardCS

    Lastest post

    BlizzardCS ‏ @BlizzardCS

    We are aware the http://Battle.net sites are in maintenance. No ETA when they will be available Updates to follow.
    05:31pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1753 posts
    All the sites have dropped for maintenance so they're probably sorting it as we speak.
    for you whingers, they said in numerous forum posts that they expected this..
    05:33pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5534 posts
    Are we EN-GB or EN-US?

    Either, depends how you spell colour.

    When you launch the game though, go to options, account management and chose your region there.
    All the sites have dropped for maintenance so they're probably sorting it as we speak.
    for you whingers, they said in numerous forum posts that they expected this..

    How does this make it better...
    05:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6595 posts
    EN-US d^. And sad news about maintenance :( At least we aren't in America where it's 12am over there.
    05:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6670 posts
    oh, they expected it, fantastic.
    then why the fuck didn't they do something about it?
    05:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Ivonin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1062 posts
    This is a serious pain in the dick.

    "Oh yeah, let's make a single player game that can on be played online." This is fucked.
    05:36pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6671 posts
    at least they can go to bed and hopefully be able to play when they get up.
    meanwhile we're sitting around being tortured like fuckwits until midnight and then give up.
    05:37pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6672 posts
    imo they took down the site and forums to avoid the endless FUCKYOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU posts
    05:39pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    892 posts
    cmon, you know none of them are going to bed, theyre sitting there raging 10 times harder than we are
    05:39pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5535 posts
    Right now i'm at


    Don't let that fool you, i've been at 54.6mb @ 2.96kb/s for the last 40 minutes of being home. This is why you don't preload and come home to install :(
    05:40pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Rhys84au
    Brisbane, Queensland
    17 posts
    Right now i'm at


    Don't let that fool you, i've been at 54.6mb @ 2.96kb/s for the last 40 minutes of being home. This is why you don't preload and come home to install :(




    if it helps i just installed and it took about 5 minutes
    05:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    D-Sub
    Brisbane, Queensland
    188 posts
    You're not missing out on anything except more frustration.
    05:42pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    trog
    AGN Admin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    36158 posts
    oh hai local servers
    05:42pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Ivonin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1063 posts
    I'm sitting at the character creation screen. So close .... but yet so farrrrrr.
    05:43pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5536 posts
    Must have got a different preload - my preload was 7.6gb and i installed when i got home, then after the 'install' it asked to download another 54.6mb..
    05:43pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Rhys84au
    Brisbane, Queensland
    18 posts
    Must have got a different preload - my preload was 7.6gb and i installed when i got home, then after the 'install' it asked to download another 54.6mb..


    iam guessing mine was the same, i downloaded a ~8gb installer preload and then it downloaded/installed files tonight.
    05:45pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6673 posts
    everyone had to install an update.
    05:45pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Keato
    Melbourne, Victoria
    524 posts
    oh hai Error 3006 my old friend.
    05:46pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    1904 posts

    So what server region are you guys using as default ????
    05:47pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    blokey
    Perth, Western Australia
    16 posts
    Welcome to Diablo III! The fight for Sanctuary has begun.

    Please note that due to a high volume of traffic, login and character creation may be slower than normal. If you're unable to login to the game or create characters, please wait and try again. We've temporarily taken our Battle.net websites offline and launched more servers to accomodate for the traffic. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.

    Taken from the Diablo facebook page, looks like battle.net servers have gone down to assist D3 logins.
    05:48pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    893 posts
    estonia
    05:48pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6596 posts
    05:48pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4302 posts
    fuck, mines sitting at 100% saying launching with the play button greyed out.

    what a piece of shit blizzard
    05:49pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2085 posts
    Got to the hero creation screen but kept timing out then eventually froze so I had to logon again now back to error 37.
    05:50pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12695 posts
    Well I got home and instal0ring.

    Seems I wont be 50,000 levels behind all of you. Instead I'll start installing and make dinner.
    05:50pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Vash
    3511 posts
    good gif but it would be more accurate if the door got stuck and only a few hamsters got through
    05:50pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Rhys84au
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19 posts
    @blizzardcs just posted that they have added servers and the websites are offline
    05:51pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12696 posts
    Taken from the Diablo facebook page, looks like battle.net servers have gone down to assist D3 logins.


    It's pretty cool they can do that. Now just shutdown WoW for a couple of hours.
    05:52pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    trog
    AGN Admin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    36159 posts
    Welcome to Diablo III! The fight for Sanctuary has begun.

    Please note that due to a high volume of traffic, login and character creation may be slower than normal. If you're unable to login to the game or create characters, please wait and try again. We've temporarily taken our Battle.net websites offline and launched more servers to accomodate for the traffic. We hope to resolve these issues as soon as possible and appreciate your patience.
    Luckily Facebook know how to build scalable stuff so they can keep people updated there :)
    05:53pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6674 posts
    yeah fuck wow off. they're used to sitting in lines like dickheads anyway
    05:53pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Viper119
    UK
    1524 posts

    Haha, so glad I didn't try to download this on launch.
    05:53pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    qmass
    Queensland
    10403 posts
    the least they could do is put me in a queue so i dont wear out my ctrl, c and enter keys...
    05:54pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Seven
    Wollongong, New South Wales
    1483 posts
    the least they could do is put me in a queue so i dont wear out my ctrl, c and enter keys...
    06:00pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2086 posts
    after an hour and serveral hundred login attempts I'm done. Can someone page me when it's working?
    06:00pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6597 posts
    the least they could do is put me in a queue so i dont wear out my ctrl, c and enter keys...

    Luckily I've set up a macro on my Blackwidow to just keep entering my password in and hit enter.
    06:01pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20459 posts
    Can't even log in because the server is too busy. This is bullshit. I'm never playing another Blizzard game again except for WoW, Diablo 3 and whatever that Titan one is. They've lost me as a customer.
    06:02pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Vash
    3512 posts
    haha i love watching all the complaining on FB and twitter, "NEVER BUYING ANOTHER BLIZZARD PRODUCT AGAIN"
    which is total bullshit, course they will
    06:04pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4303 posts
    haha my game wont even launch, it updates to 100% then i click play and it just sits on launching

    fml
    06:06pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Vash
    3513 posts
    FIRST WORLD PROBLEMS
    06:07pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9104 posts
    haha Rev
    06:07pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12698 posts
    I just updated my graphics drivers, apparently it makes my Diablo experience better. I'll lol if it logs in after reading that.
    06:08pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Seven
    Wollongong, New South Wales
    1484 posts
    I'm frustrated, but I still love Blizzard and will play D3 for AGES! I once got food poisoning but I still buy food.
    06:08pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6675 posts
    oh good the battle.net forums are back up. time to redirect some rage :)
    06:08pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5537 posts
    haha my game wont even launch, it updates to 100% then i click play and it just sits on launching

    fml

    Friend of mine got to there and it said corrupted so it downloaded the whole thing again. That was this morning though.
    06:08pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12699 posts
    Annnnnnd I'm in.
    06:09pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Boxhead
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12344 posts
    According to facebook some koreans have killed diablo!!!!
    06:09pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    bigboned
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2 posts
    i'm getting "server busy" error from US servers, "authenticating" error from Asia servers..

    Is that the case for everyone?
    06:10pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Twisted
    Brisbane, Queensland
    11654 posts

    A bit random they didn't make their setup scalable for the launch day...oh well I suppose...
    06:14pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Lynx
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1942 posts
    According to facebook some koreans have killed diablo!!!!

    Word is, they had him killed in under 2 hours of the Asian launch.
    Also, last I heard (even less reliable), they were predicting to have all difficulties of the game beat within 8h44m of launch.
    There was proof of the normal difficulty kill (screenshot), no idea if they have beaten the game on inferno yet.
    06:17pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5538 posts
    is there a live stream of someone playing it?
    06:21pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9105 posts
    06:22pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6598 posts
    According to facebook some koreans have killed diablo!!!!

    Yeah 2 hours gameplay but they skipped a heap of stuff. Also they are apparently in Inferno Act 4 or something.
    06:25pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6676 posts
    woooooooooooooooooo im in. fucking finally!
    06:26pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6599 posts
    Yay, can create a character!
    06:30pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    existence
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7388 posts
    lvl 9 suckas
    06:30pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    shad
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3719 posts
    In. go to create character.

    Unable to create character due to party state. Everything is now greyed out so can't do anything.
    06:32pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2087 posts
    yay finally in.
    06:32pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    956 posts
    06:34pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4304 posts
    so i deleted everything and attempting install again, getting stuck at updating setup files 95%

    aiishhh
    06:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6600 posts
    In. go to create character.

    Unable to create character due to party state. Everything is now greyed out so can't do anything.

    Had that, have to force close and restart client.
    06:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2867 posts
    ME AND EXI KILLING IT
    06:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Nukleuz
    Perth, Western Australia
    171 posts
    Finally got in. iiNet cycles my connection. Trying to connect again... FU iiNet.
    06:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12700 posts
    Anyone wanna join me?
    06:36pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6601 posts
    I like how you can randomly join parties, was going to join you defi and grief :P
    06:39pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4305 posts
    fyi my vagina resembles the sahara atm
    06:40pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12408 posts
    Still can't log in.
    06:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    d^
    Melbourne, Victoria
    957 posts
    Mine keeps timing out?
    06:43pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    deeper
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4052 posts
    Sounds like everyone is doing better than me

    My launcher gets to 100%, I click play and it says "launching..." and nothing happens ><

    So I haven't had the opportunity to few the opening cutscene, nor can I even get the chance to login.

    Uninstalled now and reinstalling for the third time :| Had to download it earlier as my DVD wouldn't install either.

    Fun times ~

    06:46pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4306 posts
    same problem i had deeper, now mines getting stuck on updating setup files. really frustrating
    06:48pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6974 posts
    How are developers "caught by surprise" at the high volume of activations/traffic on launch day in this day and age?

    Is it just incompetence or do they seriously not care? Surely the negative publicity may affect sales to an extent.
    06:49pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2506 posts
    Goto love people that say the following two directly conflicting statements

    - Not enough people in Australia for AU server for game XYZ

    - Omg cant beleive we cant log in because servers are down on game launch
    06:50pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Sip
    Brisbane, Queensland
    535 posts
    My installer is all fine, my problem is ozsave haven't sent me my key yet...lol
    06:51pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16715 posts
    just got in

    collectors edition was worth it alone for the angel wing effect
    06:53pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6602 posts
    Seems to be more random dungeons in the starting area then there was in the beta...
    06:54pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9109 posts
    My installer is all fine, my problem is ozsave haven't sent me my key yet...lol


    Yeah and my hard copy didn't arrive in the mail today. Hope they get their arses in to gear.
    06:57pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15134 posts
    lol is that error 37 for real?

    06:57pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4887 posts
    my installer is getting unexpected error fuck now i have re download it :(
    07:00pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Dazhel
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4838 posts
    oh hai local servers


    Error 37 in ~20ms instead of 600ms?
    07:05pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20460 posts
    Hmm. Got to the character screen, picked the wizard. Then got some error saying I couldn't join a party, whatever that means. Then the game just sat on the character screen and I couldn't do anything. Had to ctrl-alt-del out.

    LOL
    07:07pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Mosfx
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    1115 posts
    Had a couple of issues at first;

    1) Region was set to Europe by default, had to change this to 'The Americas'
    2) Had to flush out my DNS at the character creation screen due to an error code 30006.

    Probs to Blizzard I solved all my issues via their Tech Support Forum with blue posts working hard

    As I stated in a previous post I haven't seen any trailers or screen shots for this game and I am overwhelmed bloody beautiful and they really have done a really good job making Diablo III fun and enjoyable
    07:11pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1331 posts
    Tried for a little bit. After the third attempt I got to character creation but then it times out and I am dumped back the the sign in screen. Yay!
    07:13pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5540 posts
    I've been sitting here assuming diablo3 had trouble download due to the volume of server load shit.

    I got tired of that so i googled it..
    In order to resolve this issue, I had to do the following:

    Go to Control Panel > Network Connections > Internet Options > Connections Tab > Lan Settings > Uncheck the "Automatically Detect Settings"

    This changed my download speed from 56kbps to over 3mbps.

    Fucking 3mb/s download after following that..

    So angry at myself for waiting now.

    Edit: Logged in, created a character, now loading...
    07:15pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6677 posts
    game is pretty fkn laggy. I thought it was just for authentication purposes.. everything is online?
    may as well play in a party.

    also, the game is way more zoomed in than the impression I got from videos, even the beta.. I swear.

    kinda underwhelmed at this point.
    07:22pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2648 posts
    have had no issues once i got in
    07:35pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4888 posts
    getting error 12 :(
    07:38pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Fade2Black
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5032 posts
    So I go to install Diablo 3 and get told that I don't meet the minimum requirements.

    Supposedly I need to have the latest service pack for Windows Vista.

    Now I know I have service pack 2 installed but I haven't done a windows update in aaages. Doing that now, I fucken hope it fixes things.
    08:04pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    IVY_MiKe
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    1012 posts
    kinda underwhelmed at this point.


    Stick with it reload!, I got this way about the beta cruising about on my own, but as I didn't play much of D2 co-op (only dribs and drabs) hooking into the beta with a few mates really perked it up a bit (got the 'itch' cruisin around collecting lewt) it's good fun if you can arrange a group of mates (even if only 1-2) with some complimenting classes for a better run at the game.

    Fade WTH man... VISTA!? this ISN'T Blizz's problem; they're just left to be 'social justice' to tell you to upgrade to Win 7 yo!
    08:13pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Fade2Black
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5033 posts
    Haha yeah I know my windows is well out of date, but it works for me (until right now).

    Turns out there was a service pack that I hadn't installed....

    Looks like I won't touch Diablo 3 until tomorrow at earliest now.
    08:23pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6678 posts
    yeah playing in a group of 3 now. more fun with bigger groups of mobs.. shit exploding everywhere. barb is almost laughable how far he knocks bodies around.
    lots of exploding corpses are good for a laugh. also now salvaging magics and smithing.. definitely gives the urge to to farm moar lewts.
    act 1 is meant to be boringish I guess..
    08:24pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Sip
    Brisbane, Queensland
    536 posts
    Yeah and my hard copy didn't arrive in the mail today. Hope they get their arses in to gear.


    Lots of people are complaining about hard copies on facebook, hopefully you'll get it by tomorrow. I have digital and have no idea when my key will be sent, they say they get batches every 2 hours, so I hope by tomorrow morning or when I get home from work it will be sitting in my email box.
    08:27pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Jimbo
    Brisbane, Queensland
    883 posts
    FUCKING TERRORISTS!

    MULIMS HAVE TAKEN THE SERVERS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    09:31pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    gamer
    2508 posts
    kinda underwhelmed at this point


    level 18 here and I HEAR YOU.

    /yawn

    sleep is better then this.
    09:38pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    arkter
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    770 posts
    FUCKING TERRORISTS!

    MULIMS HAVE TAKEN THE SERVERS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    lol'd
    09:42pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Hemerage
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15511 posts
    Having never played, forgive my ignorance... but is there any skill to the game, or is it pure brute force, spam everything and win?
    09:47pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6878 posts
    lol, I had no problems logging in whatsoever, and got in first time, no drops, etc etc.
    What you talkin' about Willis?
    10:01pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5541 posts
    Having never played, forgive my ignorance... but is there any skill to the game, or is it pure brute force, spam everything and win?

    Ever heard of people mentioning all those jokes about clicking? It's click to win.
    10:02pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Frag
    Queensland
    1932 posts
    Having fucking great fun on my Monk, only lvl 9 atm but enjoying the abilities.

    The runes are pretty sweet with what i've done so far, cant wait to unlock them all to change my shit up.
    10:14pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1754 posts
    Game is tits, love it, can't wait to give it a go on a higher difficulty though ><
    10:19pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Hemerage
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15512 posts
    I realise its click to win... but thought MAY there was some tactical side to the spam Im viewing in this stream.

    Faceroll!
    10:34pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5542 posts
    Yeah don't die, or you lose your character. That's pretty important. Once you get beyond the basic mode of easyplay - open up hardcore (death = gameover) or a harder mode and you'll realise there's a bit more to it. But from levels 1-15 don't expect any more than the same in WoW levels. :P
    10:39pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Karmadelik
    Brisbane, Queensland
    167 posts
    wait till you start pvping
    10:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6976 posts
    Once I went Hardcore in D2, there was no going back.

    It just seemed lame and easy playing the game normally, without the constant rush, risk, micro-management and actually caring about your character.
    11:14pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7964 posts
    Love how the post spam in this thread died off after about 7pm :)

    I got in about 7pm and have had no problems since. Have been doing co-op all night with groups of different people and my monk is now level 13. Very different to beta so I'm happy I bought it and decided to give it a crack - lots and lots of fun!
    11:41pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2868 posts
    Level 18 and signing off for the night.....Epic so far, WD is HARD
    11:44pm 15/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6603 posts
    Saw your level Defi, bloody powering through. Just spent 4 and a half hours playing with 2 other mates, was great fun and some of the bosses had wicked mechanics. Going to complete normal mode first then go through hardcore with another guy making it a full group. Overall this is an excellent game and I can see myself spending many hours playing.
    12:05am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Morax
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2247 posts
    wtf.. just googled a couple of live streams and people are already level 50+!
    12:13am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Creepy
    USA
    1923 posts
    Winning. Finally got my CE!

    But here's a weird one - I haven't even opened the box, nor attached a key to my bnet, and I can log in and create Characters??

    EDIT: Nvm, it seems a starter edition was added to my account in the last 24 hours. Weird.
    01:50am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    34 posts
    still going strong! woo hoo
    02:21am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1332 posts
    About to start a timed dungeon and .. kicked out of the game because the game has an error and then can't even start playing again.
    03:45am 16/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2649 posts
    It's 4:39 and it's time to sleep.

    I made it to act 4 at level 28. The game gets sooo much better after the beta area. Also the game gets a lot harder from about act 3. I had to actually use defensive abilities and with some lucky rates got over 2k hp. Before this I was floating 900 and I would drop so fast I wasnt able to pot or use my invul. Good times.

    The item hunt is def there and the story line is pretty cool.

    I can't wai for nightmare onwards. I could imagine it getting really difficult in inferno.

    Also the amount of abilities you unlock at each level just gets overwhelming. It got to a stage where I sighed that I dinged because it would require me looking at another 3 abilities to add to my other 50. Good and bad I guess.
    04:40am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Superform
    Netherlands
    7409 posts
    made it to lvl 15 before i had to go for tv and dinner, then went to get back on and getting error 37 and error 75.. then if i get past that my toons dont load :(
    05:30am 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6679 posts
    lvl 24.. just at the end of act 3.
    someone in our party got booted from the server and cant rejoin :/

    I like the way you salvage blues now and roll on crafting rather than selling off junk.
    06:09am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    35 posts
    lvl 25... start of act 3, still going strong! woo hoo
    06:45am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    36 posts
    aw, servers going down for maintenence, sleep till 1, back onto it!
    07:13am 16/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2869 posts
    Cant get on as of 7am this morning
    07:19am 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6680 posts
    server shutdown! what a rort.
    how is old mate meant to do his 109hour record
    07:21am 16/05/12 Permalink
    qmass
    Queensland
    10404 posts
    he has to take his accumulated 5mins and spend them all during the maintenance.

    got to watch the end of act2/start of act 3 cinematics before the shutdown, waiting with baited breathe to get back in.
    07:35am 16/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2870 posts
    They reckon 8.30am back up hmmmm

    I knew I should have just kept playing last night while I could get on.
    08:11am 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6681 posts
    w00t
    hopefully they've actually corrected some of the connection issues
    08:25am 16/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15135 posts
    lol servers down for a single player game. how lame.
    08:28am 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6682 posts
    was an 'emergency update' according to the site. and at any rate WE'RE BACK ON, BABY
    08:31am 16/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7965 posts
    Does anyone have any info of how co-op behaves if you join a friend who is further ahead than you in the quest line? Do you both stay at your own progress level but just share the world?
    08:35am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3175 posts
    I joined a game last night TicMan that was a few quests ahead of me and it just plonked me in.

    I was getting a fair bit of server lag last night in big battles so I'm hoping its just battle.net playing up.
    08:56am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6604 posts
    Does anyone have any info of how co-op behaves if you join a friend who is further ahead than you in the quest line? Do you both stay at your own progress level but just share the world?

    If you join someone who is say in Act 2 on the first quest it will start you off there. Not sure if it increases your levels to match what is to be expected in the act/quest line, but you can also choose which act and quest you want to start at when you create a party.
    09:15am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12701 posts
    lol servers down for a single player game. how lame.


    Diablo 3 isn't a single player game. It is primarily multi-player. When you are playing alone you are doing just that, playing alone in a multi-player game.

    On a side note, I'm expecting Ausgamers to give Diablo 3 a 10/10.
    09:16am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6879 posts
    Uhm, no seriously, what does happen when you character is killed? I thought it was only in Hardcore mode that there were no respawns. Doesn't it do the same old respawn in town, get to your corpse to grab your gear thing when you're playing in standard mode?
    09:16am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12702 posts
    When you die, you can be resurrected by a party memeber or you go back to your local portal stone thing and come back with a durability hit on your items. Not sure about XP and Gold.

    edit: O you also get riducled by your party members for being made of weaksauce.

    In Hardcore mode, you die gameover styles.

    There is a section in your Diablo 3 profile that shows your highest level Hardcore character.

    last edited by Tollaz0r! at 09:28:32 16/May/12
    09:26am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6605 posts
    Normal mode is similar to MMO's, you die with the ability to be resurrected or failing that get sent to the closest town. Once there you get a durability hit which can be healed by the healer.

    Hardcore mode = dead. You die that is it, character ends and it's all over.
    10:06am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19043 posts
    Sorry to anyone I may have inadvertently ignored last night, the chat window is so tiny and stuff scrolls in it so quick, I'm sure I missed a few whispers =\
    10:27am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3176 posts
    Also, loving the monk do far. Awesome mobility and some nice CC.
    11:01am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12703 posts
    I'm finding the wizard to be great. Doing some big AOE damage already. I've also been equipping all +x% chance to find magic items. So imagine my delight this morning when I had a brief 10 min game of Diablo 3 before work and hit up my artisan to make a rare helmet and pumped out a nice little helmet for a wizard that has +5% chance to find magic stuff and has a socket hole. Yay.

    last edited by Tollaz0r! at 11:11:40 16/May/12
    11:07am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3177 posts
    10 min game of Diablo 3 before work


    junkie!
    11:18am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12704 posts
    O I wanted it to be more!
    11:39am 16/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    894 posts
    Its gonna be a long day of staring at the clock.
    11:46am 16/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6980 posts
    As a Wizard I'm not entirely sure how much damage my spells, etc are doing. For the weapons it's a case of looking at the damage bracket + bonuses and doing the math - can't see any specifics on the spells. Though I haven't played the game for very long. Any ideas?
    11:57am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2035 posts
    Its gonna be a long day of staring at the cock.


    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2012-05-15-error-3006-players-discover-game-breaking-bug-in-diablo-3

    OMG, GAME BREAKING!!!
    11:58am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19045 posts
    parabol: You can turn on advanced tooltips that give more info about the damage spells do, I didn't realise this either till Math told me this morning.

    Also, I think you can turn on damage numbers that come off your target so you can see exactly how much damage you're doing.
    11:59am 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12705 posts
    Lol sucks to be a demon hunter templar loving noob.
    12:03pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6606 posts
    Yes you can turn on damage numbers for indication, check out the options there is a range of things to tweak and tick.
    12:07pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3178 posts
    Yeah I recommend turning on:

    enemy health bars
    damage numbers
    healing numbers
    elective mode (lets you assign any skill to any slot)
    12:08pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16716 posts
    yesterday was prob the best day of my life

    fucking loving the new skill system with all the runes and shit, only just got up to next bit after killing leoric - so keen to get back into it, stupid sleep needed for work

    witch doctor is a lot more work than in the beta
    12:22pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19046 posts
    I haven't needed to use elective mode, the way its setup seems to work pretty good. Maybe on the higher difficulties it'll be necessary
    12:38pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    funky
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1645 posts
    I really wish i'd been able to take part in the beta to check it out, i am keen to play this, however i only have a couple of year old macbook. while it is apparently just above the minimum specifications, i'm a bit wary of purchasing Diablo 3 only for it to not run smoothly enough to actually play. i don't care about high res or anything, i just mean smoothish on a low setting. my macbook runs starcraft II reasonably, would that be a close enough guide or not really? (cue jokes about macs etc, and realistically, if i wasn't leaving the country later in the year and need to save the cash i would buy a new computer)
    12:43pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6607 posts
    I haven't needed to use elective mode, the way its setup seems to work pretty good. Maybe on the higher difficulties it'll be necessary

    It's more so there being an option, and I've also switched around a few abilities on my Witch Doctor to fit my play style. Also I don't enjoy the Wizard, spells are awesome and explode things, but just feels clunky.
    12:44pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16718 posts
    anyone else with the collectors edition

    i am assuming the armour dye + amour smoke effect is a 1 time deal yeah? pretty much have to save it up until you get a hold of some top tier gear?

    how badass do the angel wings look


    last edited by paveway at 12:56:56 16/May/12
    12:52pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6981 posts
    parabol: You can turn on advanced tooltips | I think you can turn on damage numbers that come off your target so you can see exactly how much damage you're doing.

    Excellent, thanks for that.
    12:58pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    dranged
    Melbourne, Victoria
    2009 posts
    however i only have a couple of year old macbook.

    funky I have the 2010 Macbook (pro) in the 13" i5 line, which is the entry level Macbook (pro) and it handles Diablo very well. I have shadows off but at native res it plays very well and without lagging.
    01:08pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    221 posts
    The CE dyes and wings and unlimited uses :)


    My demonhunter is constantly wearing cloud white armour and the wings
    01:10pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    funky
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1646 posts
    Thanks dranged, but pretty sure mine is lower specced than that, it's not a Pro, and is a Core 2 Duo with the 9400M video card (iirc late 2009 model). from my investigations online it does not appear that buying it is worth it (i.e it can physically open/run the game, then gives like 10-15fps when playing).

    oh well!
    01:15pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16720 posts
    The CE dyes and wings and unlimited uses :)


    My demonhunter is constantly wearing cloud white armour and the wings


    oh so i just add the dye effect to any armour and i will keep the dye items, i wasn't sure if it was a one time deal the wording in game almost seems like it was a one use item

    fuck yeah

    last edited by paveway at 13:22:51 16/May/12
    01:17pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    223 posts
    I think all the other dyes in the game are 1 use items, just the CE dyes are unlimited use
    01:26pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6683 posts
    the damage your spells do are still a function of what weapons you have equipped so you wanna be carrying the highest dps poo poo you can that's not carrying your wand/voodoo doll/whatever. even if it's a 1h sword with +int, if it's high dps you want that shit
    01:27pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2871 posts
    Everyone got outage as of about 1.40?
    01:49pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4627 posts
    I got a 29 WD and had never used Soul Feast, or whatever that spell is because I thought it was crap. Holy fuck balls it's amazing though. Hit 5 people with it and it gives me 300 int and with my rune heals me for 260 per mob. Puts my damage up to 600% damage done. Got lucky with the last 3 yellows which all had mass int on them.
    01:49pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12706 posts
    I've been dyeing all my stuff White. Keep an eye out for the White Wizzard Toll.
    01:51pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5544 posts
    Sorry to anyone I may have inadvertently ignored last night, the chat window is so tiny and stuff scrolls in it so quick, I'm sure I missed a few whispers =\

    I've been complaining in quiet to friends about that since beta. The fact is; in wow you could separate the useless crap out and have a seocnd window for chats or whatever you wanted, just keep adding either tabs or chat windows for your purposes.

    Diablo3 loses everything if you play the game at all because every little NPC has giant dialogue text which scrolls your friends right out before you notice.
    01:55pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19049 posts
    Oh nice, I didn't know the dyes were unlimited use, I had been saving them up figuring I'd use them on some epic piece of gear I got later.

    Also, with regards to the damage on your weapon affecting the damage of your spells, what happens if you have a weapon that has like bonus fire damage or poison damage, does that get factored into your spells at all? Or is it just the base damage of the weapon.
    01:55pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12707 posts
    I believe the extra magic damage gets added into the spell, the spell however dictates if it is cold/fire/whatever.

    The possible exception is Spectral Blades, that may carry over the weapons attributes.

    Other classes may have an exception or two.

    Also Whilst DPS may affect the speed of your signature spell, I'm not sure how much effect it has on your big spells.
    So as a Wizard it may be more beneficial to have a buff hard hitting slow weapon to get that bit extra out of the 250%+ damages from spells. Anyone know the details?


    EDIT: O wait, it might be that all effects are carried over to all skills. So a Life stealing weapon gives your AOE blizzard lifestealing.. That would make for some interesting choices...


    EDIT 2: OOO crap, it seems the consensus is that it simply adds to the base damage before calculating skill damage, with the skill setting the type of elemental damage if it has one.

    last edited by Tollaz0r! at 14:18:56 16/May/12
    02:09pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6608 posts
    The Americas region is the one being constantly affected by disconnects, just tried Asia and connected perfectly.
    02:15pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    224 posts
    I think the answer is: test it in game with a basic magic with +elemental and basic white with roughly the same dps stat/speed :)
    02:16pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12708 posts
    The problem with that is I can't play Diablo 3 until later tonight.
    02:23pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4889 posts
    pretty sure there is enough ppl in Australia that purchased Diablo 3 to warrant our own Australian Blizzard Server!
    02:27pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    qmass
    Queensland
    10405 posts
    Witch Doctor talk:

    Absolutely love the wd so far but its a bit of a pain trying to keep up with two other people when I can't stop rejigging my spells. Spirit Walk & Soul harvest I cant remove because its so good to be able to safely charge in to a big pack to get your 5 stacks and maybe a mass confuse/horrify. That leaves 4 slots.

    Zombie dogs are totally useless as a full time pet, act2 on they die to the first big pack you run into after spawning them. The only viable use for them is with sacrifice but you have to basically dedicate your whole build to make sacrifice worth using. Gargantuan is the other 'full time' pet and its ok, at least it rarely dies. But you won't really miss it unless you are playing solo and need something to tank. Even trying to fill out just three slots is almost an impossible choice because everything is so damn good so no pets it is!

    I guess you can't REALLY complain about having too many choices though...
    02:34pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6685 posts
    Yeah down since 1.30ish. People dropped from my game and I could keep doing things for a while but then eventually shit the bed and ended up stuck on the character screen, had to abandon ship. Had been working beautifully since the server restart at 8.30 this morning apart from the occasional bit of lag. Act 3 is definitely a huge step up on the first two. Still very easy on normal mode but the sheer number of mobs and abilities they use dramatically increases. Should be epic on the harder difficulties.
    02:39pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2872 posts
    My update as I guess I have time with the servers are down:

    I have level 19 WD - Liking it but not loving it. I would like to be a full time summoner, but it really doesnt allow for that yet. Some spells are useless (Zombie Dogs) but some are really amazing (Spirit Walk). Elective mode is a must for WD

    Level 21 Barb - Im in love. Running Cleave with exploding Corpse rune, Aoe Stun, Aoe Heal Damage move and WW or Smash as Secondary. Barb just can take on anything with dual life leach weapons, and crit passive. I dont stop for anything.

    If servers weren't being so gay I would 10/10 but Im gunna have to say 9.8/10 so far. Loving the bulk rare spawns that are actually challenging.
    02:43pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Crusher
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1125 posts
    The Americas region is the one being constantly affected by disconnects, just tried Asia and connected perfectly.
    Yep gf has been getting discons all teh time from US, changed to asia and all good except lost all the character settings, so guess they havent replicated to other BN servers.

    She had only just started the character so recreated and started again, all smooth sailing on asia server.
    02:46pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12410 posts
    Heh, I quite like Zombie Dogs (runed).
    02:48pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4628 posts
    On my bars atm

    Zombie dogs with poison attack rune - They die easy but keeps mobs busy and off my butt
    Gargantuan with Enrage rune - Turns him into a huge angry man. Might go back to cleave but he is only hitting like 30 damage anyway.
    Soul Harvest with Siphon (heal per mob hit) rune - This thing is what makes WD a killer. 60 int per stack, and stacks 5 times. 30 sec on buff and only 15 sec cooldown.
    Firebomb with 6-mob-bounce rune - That thing destroys mobs in groups even with the reduction. Just throw them randomly around and it does it's job
    Locust Swarm with 2 mob jump rune - this thing is 2nd hardest hitting ability. It can clear an entire room before i've even discovered it on the map because the bounce range is fairly large.
    Acid Cloud with 24 yard range rune - This is my big nuke spell. Hits mobs about 250ish and then the actual acid burn happens over 3 seconds for another 150ish.

    I love my setup. Total AoE ability and pets to keep shit off me.


    02:52pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7967 posts

    If you join someone who is say in Act 2 on the first quest it will start you off there. Not sure if it increases your levels to match what is to be expected in the act/quest line, but you can also choose which act and quest you want to start at when you create a party.


    Ah cool, so out of curiosity how does it work with the completion of quests or do you get an easy way to finish an Act if you join at the end?
    02:59pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16722 posts
    yes didn't take me too long to realise soul harvest kicks some ass
    03:10pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    qmass
    Queensland
    10406 posts

    Locust Swarm with 2 mob jump rune - this thing is 2nd hardest hitting ability. It can clear an entire room before i've even discovered it on the map because the bounce range is fairly large.
    The cast range on this is so damn frustrating, im never really sure if I've gotten it out or not... I love haunt so I want to like locust swarm. Are there any runes that increase the initial cast range?

    edit: I think it would be better if soul harvest didn't exist. Right now you have no choice but to take it where id rather everything was balanced around not having it and getting the slot back.
    03:13pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6686 posts
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5149005198

    allegedly US servers will be back up at 11.45pdt which is 4.45pm here.

    pretty lousy it is only affecting the americas region servers.. surely there are just as many players in the asia + europe region.
    03:17pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20461 posts
    So there's crafting in this? LOL, I didn't even know it would be that involved. So far all I've been picking up are weapons and armor so what do you use to craft stuff?

    Also, god damn the wizard kicks some serious ass. I'm guessing they all do but I'm really having fun with my wizard atm. Also love how I can equip stuff like shields and bows.
    03:41pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6687 posts
    Don't pick up anything except blues and up. The rest is junk and worth nothing. If you don't want to use it take it to the blacksmith (the anvil in town) and salvage for essence. Train your crafting with gold at the smith for higher level recipes and spend essence plus gold to roll on the attributes for that item. Also later you can craft higher level gems at jewellers in town. The same process is used for training to make higher level gems.
    03:57pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    37 posts
    has anyone found a legendary or set item yet??
    03:58pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12899 posts
    yeh I have a monk legendary on the AH, or would have if the service was working
    04:00pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6609 posts
    Witch Doctor talk:

    Absolutely love the wd so far but its a bit of a pain trying to keep up with two other people when I can't stop rejigging my spells. Spirit Walk & Soul harvest I cant remove because its so good to be able to safely charge in to a big pack to get your 5 stacks and maybe a mass confuse/horrify. That leaves 4 slots.

    Zombie dogs are totally useless as a full time pet, act2 on they die to the first big pack you run into after spawning them. The only viable use for them is with sacrifice but you have to basically dedicate your whole build to make sacrifice worth using. Gargantuan is the other 'full time' pet and its ok, at least it rarely dies. But you won't really miss it unless you are playing solo and need something to tank. Even trying to fill out just three slots is almost an impossible choice because everything is so damn good so no pets it is!

    I guess you can't REALLY complain about having too many choices though...

    I've noticed even in Act 1 in the end dogs are dying instantly, though the DOT rune for them works well. Currently I'm level 13 and have slot 1 as my dogs, 2 is soul harvest, left is poison dart because it just works well and right click is undead grasp with rune.

    I can't really afford to get rid of undead grasp as it just works so well for large groups which is what I'm fighting most of the time. Frogs are hilarious but don't serve a good purpose due to small range, so unless I'm right in the midst of them which sometimes I am, it just isn't viable to have.

    Edit - Crusher, when you switch server regions your characters won't come over at all. No gold, items, characters or auctions will be transferred.
    04:02pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    38 posts
    yeh I have a monk legendary on the AH, or would have if the service was working

    dam lucky! lvl 27 and still no sign of any legendarys or set items, iv had a gander at the ah and jesus, so many nice items
    04:07pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4629 posts
    Eel rune Grasp was what I used until about 27, when I changed it out. The slowing is nice but I found I was using it more to do damage than slow so switched it out for a real dps skill.
    04:10pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19050 posts
    Its in the higher difficulties that snares and escapes and other such defensive abilities will really come into their own, not quite as necessary in normal.

    Though I still use frost nova and the force wave thing on my wizard atm cos they just rock. The time slowing bubble I don't find to be as good, but it'll probably get better once I have some runes for it.
    04:28pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6688 posts
    US servers are back up.
    04:41pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12900 posts
    dam lucky! lvl 27 and still no sign of any legendarys or set items, iv had a gander at the ah and jesus, so many nice items

    sweet, it sold

    http://imgur.com/ngMdq
    04:50pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16723 posts
    ^hax
    05:18pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1333 posts
    Load up the game today and ... I have pretty much no achievements unlocked. Down to 1% from about 6 or 7%.

    According to the achievements I haven't even completed act 1 yet I am part way through act 2.

    No achievement for Killing the Skeleton King, No finishing act 1, or several others.
    05:25pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Timmeh
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2271 posts
    whats a diablo 3
    05:26pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    996 posts
    05:30pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    icewyrm
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2490 posts
    I wonder if blizzard would say anything if they had been the target of a denial of service attack? I get the feeling they'd probably post it somewhere if that was the case, would be a good way to redirect any anger in the community.

    Hell, maybe they should just post it somewhere even if it isn't true. Though by the sounds of it things have eased up now anyways.
    05:37pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Hemerage
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15513 posts
    Where can I buy this online for a decent price?
    I've never bought a game on the webz :D
    05:38pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6610 posts
    Hemerage, Ozsave is the best for a good online deal, $58.99 digital copy, they send the key out to you.
    06:23pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1755 posts
    So did the game get any kind of update today? I come home go to launch and it just sits on launching ><
    what the fuck maen.
    06:55pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19052 posts
    Load up the game today and ... I have pretty much no achievements unlocked. Down to 1% from about 6 or 7%.


    Fuck, I just checked and mines the same :( Heaps of achievements that I unlocked have reverted.
    06:57pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Hemerage
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15514 posts
    they send the key out to you.

    Email or ghetto-mail?
    06:57pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6689 posts
    So just killed diablo. Act 4 was pretty shit tbh, really short and repetitive. and no town area with new vendors, you just go back to act 3.
    Did end up with this though
    07:15pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20462 posts
    Stupid skeleton king keeps fucking killing me. Is there any secret to killing him? I've even got that templar guy with me but he's no help.
    07:21pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9122 posts
    Yes

    07:24pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20463 posts
    Ah, I see. I was doing it wrong by trying to fight him. So the trick is to just stand there hey.
    07:27pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6611 posts
    Email or ghetto-mail?

    Email, they send you a confirmation email that has your CD Key hyper-linked to a jpeg.

    Also that's pretty crazy Reload, were you skipping anything?

    Rev, try dodging around and if you can slow/stun him.
    08:17pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20464 posts
    Yeah, I made it past him. Ended up sorta kiting him around and popped a few potions and I was fine.

    08:33pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Dazhel
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4843 posts
    Haha I hope Ryan's smart enough to step away from Diablo 3 (just a little) this week and devote some attention to that girl, she's a keeper!
    08:51pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9125 posts
    so hawt
    08:52pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6691 posts
    Nope in fact we were making a point to clear all the floors properly.
    Pretty much 19 hours played. I'm sure you could do it much much quicker, spent a lot of time fucking around.
    08:56pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6612 posts
    Nope in fact we were making a point to clear all the floors properly.
    Pretty much 19 hours played. I'm sure you could do it much much quicker, spent a lot of time fucking around.

    That is good then, in that it gives you roughly 19 hours of playtime, which probably translates to more for me as I dawdle and enjoy the scenery.
    10:06pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6985 posts
    11:13pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Twisted
    Brisbane, Queensland
    11655 posts

    Is it possible to trade items without using the auction house?
    11:45pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5548 posts
    Is it possible to trade items without using the auction house?

    Go into game, drop item on floor press G and click the item to let other person know you put it on floor.

    But is there a formal way that is more secure than hoping they'll drop some gold back? I don't think so no.

    Stupid skeleton king keeps fucking killing me. Is there any secret to killing him? I've even got that templar guy with me but he's no help.

    When he starts spinning around, just walk away so he doesn't hit you? If you get low on HP kill the skeletons and pick up the health orbs? Attack him when he isn't spinning around? TBH i have killed him level 8 every time. You ding level 9 for completing the quest.
    11:52pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2037 posts
    Somehow by fate I have obtained an i3 laptop with intel HD graphics 3000 (supported). I'm downloading the client now. Any other cd key sites besides ozsave.com?

    11:59pm 16/05/12 Permalink
    Viper119
    UK
    1527 posts

    So is it cool to play solo, or really a multiplayer must experience?
    12:29am 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4630 posts
    You can play solo just fine yes. Actually if you play in a party you miss out on some of your followers chatter. They have some really funny things to say at times, like when you have Leah and the Scoundrel out and he constantly hits on her.
    01:14am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19053 posts
    But is there a formal way that is more secure than hoping they'll drop some gold back? I don't think so no.


    Right click on tthe player's portrait in the top left that you want to trade with and choose "Trade" from the menu for a proper secure trade interface.

    I seem to be averaging about 6 hours per act so far, so it'll probably take me a bit more than 19 hours unless Act 3 and 4 are shorter than 1 and 2.
    02:07am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12901 posts
    Stupid skeleton king keeps fucking killing me. Is there any secret to killing him? I've even got that templar guy with me but he's no help.

    not setting out to be a prick even though I know this probably sounds like I am, but how on earth do you manage to play wow if you can't kill this boss lol
    04:23am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6884 posts
    It's okay, I still haven't figured out how to put potions on my belt :p
    06:28am 17/05/12 Permalink
    3dee
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7026 posts
    I just started playing with a guest pass. Somehow, after playing Skyrim, 20 hours of game play seems like nothing at all. /diablo-newb
    08:15am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6613 posts
    It's okay, I still haven't figured out how to put potions on my belt :p

    They should be there automatically, that or you just drag it over to the slot near your 1234 key slots.
    08:18am 17/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9127 posts
    08:42am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12411 posts
    I just started playing with a guest pass. Somehow, after playing Skyrim, 20 hours of game play seems like nothing at all. /diablo-newb

    This is Diablo, for 'real' gamers the actual game starts after you finish it, 19 hours on normal is a warmup.

    I know, its whack, but there it is.
    09:02am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3179 posts
    The AH is already chock full of items. Kind of overwhelming how much shit is there.
    09:09am 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6692 posts
    Act 3 is a little bit shorter than 2 I think and Act 4 is very very very short. Almost like it was an afterthought by blizzard.
    09:45am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19054 posts
    I just started playing with a guest pass. Somehow, after playing Skyrim, 20 hours of game play seems like nothing at all.


    Thats just to complete Normal. Then theres Nightmare, Hell, and Inferno. And thats just with 1 characters, theres five different classes that all play really differently. And then theres Hardcore mode too if you're that way inclined!

    The AH is already chock full of items. Kind of overwhelming how much shit is there.


    Yeah, I was thinking that when looking through it last night. Its like when WoW launched all over again and people couldn't understand the basics of using the AH. There was like 50+ pages of rares for my level when I looked last night (probably a lot more but 50 is where I stopped checking) that didn't have buyout prices listed. And then the ones that do have buyout prices are usually set ludicrously high. Theres only like a small handful of reasonable, non-shit listings in amongst pages and pages and pages of crap.

    Wish there was a way to filter the AH and just ignore listings that didn't have a buyout price.
    10:12am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12709 posts
    You would think Blizzard would have the AH action streamlined to perfection by now. Surely they saw this coming, maybe they did and they also expect it to normalize over the next month.
    10:16am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Deviouz
    Melbourne, Victoria
    232 posts
    10:24am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19055 posts
    Haha brilliant. How do you get there? I noticed one of the vendors in Act 2 sold an item that was called "Wirt's bell" or something like that for 100k gold, and the tooltip said if you ring it it takes you to a better place, was wondering if that was related.
    10:26am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Deviouz
    Melbourne, Victoria
    233 posts
    You must create a Staff to find Whimsyshire.[2]

    Spoiler:
    Black Mushroom - This spawns in Cathedral Level 1, Act 1
    Shinbone - Spawns randomly in the fireplace in Leoric's Manor, Act 1
    Liquid Rainbow - Spawns in the Mysterious Cave in the Mysterious Chest in the Oasis, Act 2. Save the old man and he will open the chest.
    Wirts Bell is sold by a merchants in the city, Act 2.
    Gibbering Gemstone - A random drop from Chiltara in the Caverns of Frost, Act 3. It's in the Ballistae fight area. If you get Ice Caverns exit out try again. The mob is random.
    The Plans drops randomly from Izual, Act 4.



    I haven't got there yet, but this is how apparently

    last edited by Eorl at 10:40:06 17/May/12
    10:30am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12711 posts
    Right, my number 1 priority for Diablo 3 is now to get to that level.
    10:33am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12712 posts
    This is what you need:

    Spoiler:


    You must create a Staff to find Whimsyshire.[2]

    Black Mushroom - This spawns in Cathedral Level 1, Act 1
    Shinbone - Spawns randomly in the fireplace in Leoric's Manor, Act 1
    Liquid Rainbow - Spawns in the Mysterious Cave in the Mysterious Chest in the Oasis, Act 2. Save the old man and he will open the chest.
    Wirts Bell is sold by a merchants in the city, Act 2.
    Gibbering Gemstone - A random drop from Chiltara in the Caverns of Frost, Act 3. It's in the Ballistae fight area. If you get Ice Caverns exit out try again. The mob is random.
    The Plans drops randomly from Izual, Act 4.




    A fair bit of effort. Apparently once you go there you can go anytime, I wonder if 1 person makes the portal for a group, the entire group can go back without the items? I hope that is the case.
    10:36am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2039 posts
    Anyone got a spare guest pass?
    11:33am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6887 posts
    At home I have a few...
    11:35am 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6693 posts
    arrrgghh
    kicked from my game and now getting constant error 37 again.
    fucking ridiculous the issues they are having with this.
    11:39am 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6694 posts
    also I have a guest pass a regular here can have if they wanna pm me
    it only let's you play up to the skeleton king though, not for a limited amount of time.

    last edited by reload! at 11:41:37 17/May/12
    11:40am 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4631 posts
    I love the game but god damn blizzard... just like wow you can't keep your servers stable for shit. They can't go 24 hours without needing to be brought down.
    11:43am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2040 posts
    reload<3
    11:44am 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6695 posts
    ahh so it has gone down for maintenance again. Annoying that it doesn't give you that message straight away. One time it gave you 15minutes warning in game that it was going down, but other times it just shits the bed and then doesn't come back. Gives you random 37 and other error messages for a while and THEN says it's down for maintenance, after you've wasted time trying to rejoin.
    11:50am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12713 posts
    I'm going to try a hardcore hero this weekend.
    11:53am 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4633 posts
    I'm going to try a hardcore hero this weekend

    You start running into bosses that 1 shot you. Some are slow moving attacks but others just getting hit by their normal attack flat out kills you. This... would be hard as hardcore.
    11:55am 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6697 posts
    Yeah if I had a hardcore character I would approach new areas very very slowly and only after running the last multiple times. Really too much time spent farming lower level areas to make it seem fun for me. Or maybe the risk of death is what makes it exciting but then if you do, maxrage.
    11:59am 17/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20466 posts
    It only a gave a 4 minute warning before the shutdown too. Hehe

    Oh well. Eventually they'll have all the kinks sorted out and I'm in no hurry to finish the game.
    12:00pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6699 posts
    but the point is there is no finish.. it's all about the endgame loots.
    as a lifetime wow player I thought you'd be all aboard the concept?
    12:04pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2041 posts
    Its down? What is this? how long is the downtime usually? I'm just installing now
    12:04pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4634 posts
    It'll be up soon. Was only supposed to be a restart which turned into "emergency maint" though. I'd say within the hour at most.
    12:06pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20467 posts
    but the point is there is no finish.. it's all about the endgame loots

    Yeah, but I don't care about that stuff. I'm gonna kill the end boss then I'll prolly never play this again. This isn't something that I'd keep playing. I prefer something like WoW where you have more stuff to do. I'm more than happy to just quietly play thru and move on.

    8-)
    12:10pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    cJay
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1277 posts
    I'm more than happy to just quietly play thru and move on.


    If you want to sell it when you are done PM me Rev :D
    12:12pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19056 posts
    I doubt you could sell it since the key is tied to your Battlenet account
    12:15pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20468 posts
    Send me $50 and I'll give you the Diablo folder and you can go from there.
    12:17pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    icewyrm
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2491 posts
    IIRC rev got the game with the wow subscription deal anyway, I don't imagine he's interested in resale.

    What was that deal again? 18 months subscription and you get D3 for free or such?
    12:18pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19057 posts
    12 month subscription and you get free D3, entry into the beta test for the next WoW expansion, and an ingame mount (for WoW). For anyone who plays WoW and would have had an active subscription for those 12 months anyway its essentially free D3, cos you're not paying any more than you otherwise would have.
    12:24pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4890 posts
    but you are probably paying a month subscription to wow when u are actually playing Diablo and not wow :)
    12:46pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15141 posts
    anyone got a guest pass they're willing to part with? i can gift you a cs:go beta key in return.
    12:54pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12715 posts
    ravan0s, sold. When I get home .. around 9pm.... You'll probably find someone else then. I'll take a CS:Go key though.
    12:59pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6987 posts
    I've still got 3x guest passes lying around.

    If anyone wants one PM me and I'll get around to it later tonight (~7pm)
    01:11pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2043 posts
    gg, install error gave me a small heart attack
    01:17pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16728 posts
    yeh i have i think 3 x guest passes that came with my collectors edtion if anyone wants them

    i'm in the same boat as parabol, won't be able to give them out until later tonight
    01:25pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12716 posts
    Khel, I did a quick bit of reading and was comforted about the Belial fight, apparently plenty of people had trouble with that one. We did well to get on our second attempt.
    01:31pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19060 posts
    Yeah, we aced it on the second attempt, only time I died on that second attempt was on the bit beforehand where all the serpent guards were chasing us around, cos I was trying to slot in diamond armor while fighting :(
    01:36pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2873 posts
    Being at work has killed me today, can wait to get home and play.

    Killed Act 2 boss last night, 3 out of my party died at 60% and i solo'd him down.......Yes im a barb and am OP due to life leech.
    01:38pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12717 posts
    Yer Khel, I saw you standing there with mobs attacking you and thought, 'Hehe he is specing Diamond armour'

    I died a fair few times during the fight, I have NO vitality gear at all. Something I'm going to change. Dropping all my +magic find stuff and buffing up. I think I have about 45% extra chance of magic items or something silly like that.

    I wish I could have Diamond Skin and Teleport at the same time. I'm loving teleport though.
    01:41pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    shrapse
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3775 posts
    None of the bosses have been a challenge at all, only played through normal so far though.
    01:45pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6614 posts
    None of the bosses have been a challenge at all, only played through normal so far though.

    Try hardcore, you'll start seeing a challenge.
    01:49pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12718 posts
    Just found out that weapon effect such as lifesteal and whatnot do pass through a wizzzzzards spell.

    Also an interesting note for you aspiring wizards. Whilst a fast hitting dagger allows quick use of your spells, for half the damage of a slow hitting staff which results in an even DPS. The AP costs are the same.

    So your Big hitter uses the same amount of mana as a little hitting dagger. So for nukes a big slow weapon is more efficient use of mana. Something to think about anyway.
    02:22pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6615 posts
    Blizzard really need to add in UI size slide bar or something, it's a nice UI but way too massive.
    04:00pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2650 posts
    Just found out that weapon effect such as lifesteal and whatnot do pass through a wizzzzzards spell.

    Also an interesting note for you aspiring wizards. Whilst a fast hitting dagger allows quick use of your spells, for half the damage of a slow hitting staff which results in an even DPS. The AP costs are the same.

    So your Big hitter uses the same amount of mana as a little hitting dagger. So for nukes a big slow weapon is more efficient use of mana. Something to think about anyway.


    The effects do pass through...if you actually wand lol but there is no point in using your wands attack since your primary costs no mana
    04:16pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2044 posts
    Got owned by the blizzard downloader. Have to redownload one of the tome game files (4gb) gg

    King of Sweden in Whimsyshire
    04:31pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Deviouz
    Melbourne, Victoria
    234 posts
    05:48pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15146 posts
    that's a pretty cool easter egg.
    05:48pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1756 posts
    geez you guys got far, fuck my work ><
    well, if anyones on act 1with a new toon or still on it like my slow ass I'll be on after tea if your keen for a game :P
    06:04pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Kiminoth
    Perth, Western Australia
    74 posts
    Just finished the game. Now to do it allllll again in nightmare difficulty. I find that concept to be fairly moronic and lazy tbh.

    I found co-op to be fairly fun. And I actually employ more tactics in that than I do single-player.
    Single players pretty much the same over and over. Either run in shooting elemental arrows through everything. Or lay a trap to keep them away and elemental arrow through everything. Vault with speed increase makes the game so much better, that or passive 15% movement speed.

    The final boss was actually the only challenge in normal for me, I had to change some of my skills to be more target based but apart from that I never had to change my spells apart from when I got new ones.
    06:08pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    DoCZero
    Melbourne, Victoria
    115 posts
    Darn you D3 - stayed up late each night since release... No release for the Doctor, missus fast asleep each time!
    07:20pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    BassMan
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1534 posts

    rofl Deviouz... :D
    08:11pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    cJay
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1279 posts
    Hey Bass! Yeah that Diablo clip is gold!
    08:23pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4635 posts
    Yet another server maint. Bugger
    09:53pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6616 posts
    Would really like an option to at least play offline. Even if it is just a dungeon that lets you try out all the class abilities, something like a training room.
    09:57pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6700 posts
    also theyve now implemented queues. only it doesnt tell you what order you're in and you can't do anything else while you're in the queue.. no options, auction house etc. failtown
    10:02pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2046 posts
    Yeah. I'm in a queue. Didn't think starter edition would have a queue wtf
    10:04pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6701 posts
    well it told me i was in a queue, only then i logout and try to get back in and says it's down for maintenance. were they going to just let me sit there forever!?! oh the humanity
    10:04pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19063 posts
    you can't do anything else while you're in the queue.. no options, auction house etc. failtown


    Thats nothing new, any game ever thats had queues works that way. I mean, if you're in a queue to log into the game, theres not much else you could really be doing, can't use the AH or look at your characters or whatever because you aren't logged in yet.

    Not telling you what place you are in the queue is a bit lame though :(
    10:04pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6990 posts
    Yep .. got booted from SINGLE PLAYER because the server was going down.



    Queued for a few minutes and then Error 3007. gg Blizzard.

    10:06pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    groganus
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2315 posts
    I still don't understand why I can't play this SP offline.
    10:07pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4636 posts
    Login queue? Awesome about time.
    10:07pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5549 posts
    Thats nothing new, any game ever thats had queues works that way. I mean, if you're in a queue to log into the game, theres not much else you could really be doing, can't use the AH or look at your characters or whatever because you aren't logged in yet.

    The AH runs on a different server to the play server and the login server. If you're not trying to start a game, you can AH, but if you want to start a game, you lose access while 'queued'. So you just stop queueing and you can access AH.

    It's clearly something they could change.

    PS: That queue isn't to login, that queue is after login and trying to continue game.
    10:08pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6702 posts
    because all your gear and stats are stored online. which is good because it means you can't hack it but annoying if your net is fucking out or blizzard are being shit as is the case lately.
    10:08pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6991 posts
    For those who played WoW or other Blizzard server-based games - are there specific times that they most often bring down the servers? e.g.. should I be accepting that I can't play through any night due to highly likely maintenance that time?
    which is good because it means you can't hack

    Hacking is irrelevant for true single player - since by nature no-one can see you in-game to care about your stats ...

    last edited by parabol at 22:10:57 17/May/12
    10:09pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    BoDGie
    Brisbane, Queensland
    581 posts
    We will be performing maintenance on Thursday, May 17th. Maintenance will begin at 5:00 AM PDT and conclude at approximately 7:00 AM PDT. During this time, servers and many web services will be unavailable.

    Thank you for your patience.


    Looks like servers will be down until 12

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/topic/5152406691
    10:09pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6703 posts
    no, khel.
    what skythra said.
    10:10pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5550 posts
    I believe so parabol - i thought it was Wednesday but maybe that's changed? I forget, i haven't noticed it with SC2 so much anymore it's not often i'll play all night through the week, just between 5pm-10pm at most.
    10:10pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    groganus
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2316 posts
    because all your gear and stats are stored online. which is good because it means you can't hack it but annoying if your net is fucking out or blizzard are being shit as is the case lately


    That's not good enough....

    TBH had i known it was online only I wouldn't of purchased it.

    Whilst I love playing it co-op, I don't enjoy being told when I can play a game..

    In saying all of that... I didn't research it or look into it, just figured.. DIABLO III FUCK YEAH.
    10:11pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    TiT
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4891 posts
    servers are down :(
    10:11pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19065 posts
    PS: That queue isn't to login, that queue is after login and trying to continue game.


    Ohhhh ok, I thought it was a queue to login, my bad
    10:11pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6704 posts
    yeah obviously if you never ever have any intention of playing with other people then it's irrelevant but you can play single player through the game but then decide oh I want to play with a friend and you can use the same character.
    10:12pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6705 posts
    I'm not defending the decision, blizzard can suck me. I think they definitely should have included an offline mode. Or had open and closed battlenet like in previous diablo games.
    10:14pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Cheez
    Brisbane, Queensland
    630 posts
    how long they down for?
    10:19pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2090 posts
    For an hour so should be back up at 11.
    10:24pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6617 posts
    Thats nothing new, any game ever thats had queues works that way. I mean, if you're in a queue to log into the game, theres not much else you could really be doing, can't use the AH or look at your characters or whatever because you aren't logged in yet.

    Not telling you what place you are in the queue is a bit lame though :(

    Except Guild Wars 2. Actually being revolutionary and giving us overflow servers so you can play the game while waiting to get into the actual server.
    10:27pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19066 posts
    That doesn't make sense, if they have the resources to run overflow servers, why not just run more normal servers so people don't have to queue in the first place
    10:30pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5551 posts
    That doesn't make sense, if they have the resources to run overflow servers, why not just run more normal servers so people don't have to queue in the first place

    Let's say you're WoW and you have 50 different servers, but each person's main is only on one. THey only want to play on their one server with their group of friends, or guild.

    Their specific server they like is full, and they have to queue for an hour, but there's plenty of other servers, not full, they're not as popular due to various social reasons (bad guilds etc, maybe they're new and so on, good servers having many good raiding guilds etc and therefore more opportunity)

    Would you want to be stuck on an empty server with bad guilds who can't raid just to avoid queues, or even just sitting around on an empty server, but with no chance until you queue up again of going back to your home server? Or would you like an overflow server just to help you pass the time until you got onto your main server with your position in line tracked so you can automatically join in with the people you like?
    10:38pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12721 posts
    I think there is a major problem happening, no way would Blizzard allow their name to be tarnished because they failed to plan the massive launch they knew they would be getting, maybe for the first day, however 2 days later and stuff like this still happening.

    Something went wrong. I just wish companies would be transparent about it, instead of wrapping stuff up as 'maintenance'
    10:40pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12722 posts
    If anything, this is proving to be an excellent example of why the game should have an offline mode for pure SP.
    10:44pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    kr0wb4r
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1186 posts
    This is a 5am 2hr maintenance - hardly some sort of big bad cover up of a larger problem.


    If you've ever played wow this is run of the mill and you wouldn't be surprised or upset - just accept it for what it is. Have a wank in the meantime or something. I'm going to catch up on game of thrones.

    I was half way through act IV and super keen to finish it tonight.. guess tomorrow morning will be painful getting out of bed.
    10:47pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    qmass
    Queensland
    10407 posts
    I still don't understand why I can't play this SP offline.
    Because its better with other people online.
    10:51pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4309 posts
    Rhey are doing maintenance multiple times a day. I'd say there's a problem.
    10:52pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4637 posts
    Uh...

    link

    link
    10:55pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6618 posts
    That doesn't make sense, if they have the resources to run overflow servers, why not just run more normal servers so people don't have to queue in the first place

    Basically it means you don't have to start all over again fresh as a daisy, and still enjoy the game with your current character. As well as guilds being multi-server and the ability to swap servers for a small gold fee, Guild Wars 2 is definitely doing server management well. But anyway, too off-topic.

    Servers are down for 2 hours now it seems, and sadly can't login to Asian or Europe ones.
    10:59pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12723 posts
    Bollocks, Now I have to grind through another full day of work before playing. O well.
    11:03pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5553 posts
    Hehe poor toll, i get to play at work. My boss is lanning at his mates place, playing D3 and all i have to do is answer calls and solve problems, which i am fine to do (at his OK) while playing D3. :3

    Not to make you feel bad. :D
    11:13pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Viper119
    UK
    1528 posts
    That easter egg level looks awesome! Also the Diablo as a girl vid is lolcats.

    Why don't they have some massive replicated server farm so the session level is unaffected, e.g. never full?

    11:18pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12724 posts
    O speaking of grinding. Servers are back up.
    11:22pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6619 posts
    11:26pm 17/05/12 Permalink
    Lithium
    Rockhampton, Queensland
    263 posts
    Can't play single player because they are doing server maintinance? What sort of dumb game is that
    12:25am 18/05/12 Permalink
    andrewus
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2739 posts
    Can't play single player because they are doing server maintinance? What sort of dumb game is that


    Although you have to admit it must work wonders for controlling piracy?
    12:45am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Mosfx
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    1117 posts
    Seriously QQ I've got 200 other games I could play while Diablo is offline, I'm loving the fact it's all online I accidently powered off my computer last night while playing good thing it's online and put me back where I was.

    On a more calmer note I'm loving the Barbarian smashing corpses allthe way to act 4
    07:59am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Zapo
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2767 posts
    A group of us just finished normal mode last night. I must say I can't remember the last time I enjoyed a game so much with a group of people.

    This just reminds me of how awesomely fun coop is. Gone is the frustration of crazy skills and cheese in Starcraft 2. Gone is the pain of painful characters and nooby randoms of DOTA. Instead it's replaced with arcane galaxy throwing, body bashing and giant frogs.

    Joy. Fun. Win.

    last edited by Zapo at 08:22:42 18/May/12
    08:21am 18/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    997 posts
    Finally got my copy of Diablo 3 (retail) last night, went to install - and my dvd drive is dead. Ffffffff!

    Downloaded and ready to play all weekend :D
    08:23am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20469 posts
    Last night I started using the wizzards lightning attack and fuck me dead it's powerful. I can stand on one side of the screen and attack creatures on the other side and they have no chance of getting me. I bit cheaty but god damn it's fun. Also, I only realized if you hold down the shift key you can stand still and shoot off spells without accidently walking into the mobs. I'm such a noob.
    08:43am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12413 posts
    Despite the server issues, in the couple days since launch to 10pm last night I managed to log 23 hours game time and wrap up normal. That's enough time in the game cave for the kids to scream DADDYYYyyy and clutch my legs when I stumble out for refreshments.

    If there was an offline single player mode I doubt I'd use it, even during server downtime. And that's no bullshit - during Americas maintenance we noticed that Asia was up and nobody started playing there (starting fresh with no blacksmith or gold or anything just wasn't very appealing). I'm kind of glad my DIablo III wasn't delayed for a single day to implement offline mode given that "Realms" play is solid this time, when available anyway.

    Easily GOTY for me.
    09:19am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12727 posts
    It gets harder later rev with groups of Teleporting Elites, they screw your ranged up quite nicely.

    I found out last night that at Level 24 I have only 900 HP's, I do about 180Damage for a normal hit with 1.5 hits per second. I'm thinking I may need 2 sets of items, one for group mode for mass AOE damage and a solo set for survivability.

    09:22am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    225 posts
    The group I'm playing with has started up hardcore characters on the Asia servers for use during the downtime. Works well as they dont share blacksmith/gold with your normal mode characters.


    Loving the demonhunter the twin chakram spam is just like playing a hammerdin again, hatred regen is high enough that I can just constantly cast without pause :)

    09:25am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19068 posts
    Yeah, maybe its just cos I've been playing MMOs so I'm used to the concept, but I don't mind it being online at all, in fact I think I prefer it. It has its downsides, but it has some big advantages too and (imo) the advantages outweight the downsides.
    10:14am 18/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    896 posts
    Just started messing with the auction house, that thing is awesome for cheap gear!
    10:37am 18/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7969 posts
    WHY ARE YOU TAUNTING ME SO ON MY "WORK AT HOME" DAY!@
    10:49am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Sip
    Brisbane, Queensland
    538 posts
    resist it tic...ah who am I kidding if I wasn't at work I'd be playing as well.
    10:59am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12414 posts
    Yeah, maybe its just cos I've been playing MMOs so I'm used to the concept, but I don't mind it being online at all, in fact I think I prefer it. It has its downsides, but it has some big advantages too and (imo) the advantages outweight the downsides.

    Absolutely.
    WHY ARE YOU TAUNTING ME SO ON MY "WORK AT HOME" DAY!@

    Haha this is why I came to work, was going to 'work from home' but it soon became apparent that this was going to be diablo3 on monitor 1, outlook on monitor 2 :p
    11:06am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Dazhel
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4852 posts
    diablo3 on monitor 1, outlook on monitor 2

    Auction house notifications, right? :D
    11:38am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12416 posts
    Can you get AH notifications via email for D3?

    Also, they need to move the AH interface in game.
    11:43am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6621 posts
    Can you get AH notifications via email for D3?

    Also, they need to move the AH interface in game.

    They just need to do re-do the entire interface to either be smaller, or less chunky.
    11:44am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6893 posts
    bah. So far I've had time to play a collective total of one hour of Diablo 3 last night. Evidently I've had to give up computer games for sex - who'd have thought? :/
    11:47am 18/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12417 posts
    They just need to do re-do the entire interface to either be smaller, or less chunky.

    The AH isn't 100% but it does the job. I just hate having to exit the game to use it.

    I get that they don't want you AHing shit from a dungeon, but surely it could be done from town?
    12:02pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20470 posts
    Yay, finally hit lvl 20. I feel like I could take on Diablo right now.
    12:31pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6896 posts
    That I gotta see, Rev.
    It would surely make its way in to the May fail compilation video.
    12:39pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1335 posts
    Last night I started using the wizzards lightning attack and fuck me dead it's powerful. I can stand on one side of the screen and attack creatures on the other side and they have no chance of getting me. I bit cheaty but god damn it's fun. Also, I only realized if you hold down the shift key you can stand still and shoot off spells without accidently walking into the mobs. I'm such a noob.

    After reading a post on reddit I changed up my stand still key from shift to the space bar. Feels better as my thumb rests on the space bar and I just press down to stand still.
    12:46pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Twisted
    Brisbane, Queensland
    11656 posts

    Right click on tthe player's portrait in the top left that you want to trade with and choose "Trade" from the menu for a proper secure trade interface.
    But obviously you can only do this in a game you're playing together like coop or something?
    12:47pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    casa
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4635 posts

    Diablo 3
    12:50pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Superform
    Netherlands
    7411 posts
    keep your eye on the auction house for bargains..

    i finally realised in nightmare how to do more damage on my WD.. so i look up a vit/int/dps 2 hander and snapped up a ripper for 2500.. most of the similar ones were going for 100k.. the thing is how much of a change it was.. i could solo again even in groups of 2-3

    went from a 30dps 1 hander to a 100 dps 2 hander.. sexy

    also as a tip while your learning the classes and skills

    choose options>gameplay> show advanced tooltips - which then shows the damage modifiers for your skill
    also
    options>gameplay>elective mode - to be able to customise your button loadout
    03:33pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Mephz
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1048 posts
    AH needs a filter to get rid of gumby dropkicks who don't use buyout at all, or appropriately.
    03:37pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    dangles
    Queensland
    3121 posts
    Waller, mortar phasing champions, they really arnt fun as a wizard.
    05:27pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Viper119
    UK
    1529 posts
    Finally fixed my home PC (Raid failure), So hopefully going to get some Diablo 3 action this weekend!
    05:58pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Morax
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2249 posts
    ffs... Belial in nightmare SUCKS!!
    06:38pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2651 posts
    Ok finished the game on hell

    Most elites will take multiple deaths (5-10) and require splitting them up (did in mostly in 3-4 man groups) its ridiculous some of the combos..

    on to inferno!
    11:18pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6706 posts
    yay server restart
    11:29pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Morax
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2250 posts
    csirac what's your gamer tag? i have a 47 wiz
    11:41pm 18/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19073 posts
    Wtf, how are people so far through? Do you not sleep?
    01:30am 19/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6707 posts
    Seems like it's going to be pretty easy mode until inferno. While it's nowhere near as fun the game is way too easy if you're soloing yet it seems like the drops are just as good. And the ah is now flooded with really good gear you can pickup for like 20k a piece. Smithing becomes completely pointless after normal, especially given how much it costs to train.

    Halfway through act 3 on nightmare and doing 2.5k dps and 17k health on my barb is way op even with very cheap and available gear. Run into the occasional champ with freezing or chains that can hurt you a bit but the average mob has been one or two hit since starting pretty much. His earthquake ability is hilarious, 2000% of damage = instarape.
    02:16am 19/05/12 Permalink
    Morax
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2251 posts
    reload what's your gamer tag? i'm almost up to diablo in nightmare. could use a tank :)
    02:35am 19/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2652 posts
    Seems like it's going to be pretty easy mode until inferno. While it's nowhere near as fun the game is way too easy if you're soloing yet it seems like the drops are just as good. And the ah is now flooded with really good gear you can pickup for like 20k a piece. Smithing becomes completely pointless after normal, especially given how much it costs to train.

    Halfway through act 3 on nightmare and doing 2.5k dps and 17k health on my barb is way op even with very cheap and available gear. Run into the occasional champ with freezing or chains that can hurt you a bit but the average mob has been one or two hit since starting pretty much. His earthquake ability is hilarious, 2000% of damage = instarape.


    Don't say something is easy until you've played the hardest difficulty. Even though hell isn't the hardest you will wipe 10 times every elite pack you find.

    I guess you can argue hell is less hard more time consuming if you have a little bit of skill as the only reason you die is coz the mobs out gear you if you progress at a fastish rate.

    Also inferno is pretty funny.
    Wtf, how are people so far through? Do you not sleep?


    Abut 6 hours every night with s full day of uni on Wednesday. Played 38 hours according to the profile.
    04:28am 19/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3180 posts
    My site has been dormant for a while but I have recently updated it with mostly latest skill info and I have fixed up a bunch of the forum software to allow people to post links to items and specs with fancy tooltips and whatnot.

    http://d3scrolls.com

    I'm also looking at a way for members to add their battle tag to their account.
    08:20am 19/05/12 Permalink
    shad
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3720 posts
    Anyone know how to stop the inventory blinking every time I pick up an item?
    08:21am 19/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19075 posts
    I wish there was a way to make myself appear offline on battlenet or something. Not for anti-social reasons, but like last night for example I wanted to play solo for a bit, and when people asked to join my game and I had to tell them no I felt like an asshole =\
    10:02am 19/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6627 posts
    Same Khel, would be nice, though I've turned off quick joining for friends because Blah just comes in and shows off his notepad and sword...
    10:05am 19/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7977 posts
    This weekend's mission - join Khel's games as much as possible.
    10:15am 19/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2053 posts
    Maxed out my starter edition character to level 13 and put about 40,000 into blacksmithing so I could craft shoulder pads which don't seem to drop in starter edition. KEK

    Going to try torchlight2 beta now
    10:34am 19/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16735 posts
    if anyone wants a guest pass i have 3 here
    10:58am 19/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9132 posts
    The server situation is a bit of a catch-22. I can usually connect to The Americas but at times the lag is horrendous. Whereas I have had a lot of trouble getting on to Asia.
    11:58am 19/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6708 posts
    reload#1155

    agreed on the americas situation. the lag makes really makes it not fun and unplayable at times.
    12:18pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Outlaw
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    2055 posts
    agreed on the americas situation. the lag makes really makes it not fun and unplayable at times.


    lag?
    12:25pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4311 posts
    the gods really dont want me to play d3


    Service Disruption Start: Wednesday, 16 May 2012 10:00:00 AM EST
    Service Disruption End(estimated): Tuesday, 22 May 2012 3:00:00 PM EST
    Last Updated: Tuesday, 1 May 2012 5:41:22 PM EST
    Scheduled Disruption: Yes
    Customer Impact: Due to scheduled network upgrade BigPond Cable customers in some areas of Aspley QLD will experience difficulties connecting to the internet for a single instance of less than 5 hours, between the hours of 10am and 3pm, during the service disruption period. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your patience.
    12:35pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1003 posts
    Finally got a chance to start :D

    Played about an hour and a half or so and its looking pretty promising, although the lag is a serious killer for me. Sometimes, although rarely, it warps and/or doesn't attack. Very frustrating, but not frequent enough to be a serious issue.

    Fuck me some of you guys are on high levels already...
    01:33pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Space Ninja
    Sydney, New South Wales
    3527 posts
    It's completely unplayable for me right now - over 500ms latency response time.

    pretty pathetic blizzard...
    01:55pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19077 posts
    Yeah, its been sucking hard the past few hours since they did some server restarts, I think they fucked something up.
    02:14pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9133 posts
    Having to wait in a queue to play a singleplayer game is fucking ridiculous.
    03:04pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Strik3r
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2067 posts
    I've been getting 500+ms all day today. Not cool =\
    03:14pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6709 posts
    yeah not sure if it's just because it's the weekend so loads more people are online or if they fucked something with the last update/restart but it is pretty unplayable atm. fun game but blizzard have managed to fuck up a hell of a lot with the launch.
    03:25pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6634 posts
    Extremely unplayable at the moment, I venture into a pack of demons and get slaughtered because it turns into a waiting game for the latency to catch up. Still begs the question why EA can afford Oceanic servers yet Blizzard can't and probably won't.
    03:45pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    kappa
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1889 posts
    Shit I just bought it and now read this :S
    04:09pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6710 posts
    the forums are filled with complaints about the latency issues too. there's even a post from blizzard asking people to do traces to try to find the issue. haha gg
    04:24pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15152 posts
    Still begs the question why EA can afford Oceanic servers yet Blizzard can't and probably won't.


    they can afford it, they just don't give a shit.
    04:46pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4312 posts
    not even game to play with my hardcore today.
    04:49pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Lithium
    Rockhampton, Queensland
    265 posts
    05:00pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    groganus
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2317 posts
    I wish there was a way to make myself appear offline on battlenet or something. Not for anti-social reasons, but like last night for example I wanted to play solo for a bit, and when people asked to join my game and I had to tell them no I felt like an asshole =\


    There is a solution to this under the social options, can't remember the exact wording but it basically turns of the ability for people to jump into your games.
    06:01pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7978 posts
    God lag is horrible tonight, even my special proxy thing isn't doing a ms of difference. Finally finished Act 1 at 15hrs 2mins game play - fucks me how people can do that in half the time as I thought I was caining pretty hard through it.
    07:58pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20472 posts
    There is a solution to this under the social options, can't remember the exact wording but it basically turns of the ability for people to jump into your games

    Fuck me that is annoying when that happens. It should be turned off by default and a yes or no option to group. I was playing jut before and suddenly I have someone with me and I'm like what the fuck. I just wanna play by myself.

    Anyway, almost finished it. It's getting pretty hairy towards the end up heaven. If I had not of bought armor off the AH I would have been fucked I think. Even now I don't think I'll be able to finish it without at least having someone else in the party with me. I guess we'll find out.

    Also. How good are the cut scenes?? Fuck me dead they look gorgeous.
    09:05pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9134 posts
    I was playing as a WD on The Americas and got stuck with lag and couldn't move. So I'm thinking ok, I'll just wait for a minute. Three minutes later and I was still fucking stuck, even though my ping was fine. Had to exit :[
    09:13pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7979 posts
    Rev you should be right, I finished it solo. Actually I only died twice during the entire thing on normal and once was because of lag :(

    Just take your time with the big cheese at the end, no need to hack and slash like a mad man when you can run and avoid things.
    09:28pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6635 posts
    Yay, servers are being brought down for "scheduled" maintenance. Least it's only 30 minutes, just annoying that I was enjoying my singleplayer game and get interrupted.
    09:49pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    andrewus
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2751 posts
    i finally just got some time to sit down for a few hours tonight and play - and the servers are shutting down for a patch or something.

    anyone any idea how long they will be down for?
    wait or sleep ?
    09:49pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6716 posts
    only meant to be a restart, so half an hour.
    09:58pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    fpot
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    20680 posts
    Not being able to play single-player because of server restarts and connectivity issues must be fucking infuriating.
    10:00pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19079 posts
    Its maintenance according to the website, down for an hour
    10:01pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Fade2Black
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5037 posts
    Guys, just check this URL when you see the shutdown warning..

    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/forum/5394512/

    Damned annoyed that its two shutdowns on my Saturday...
    10:02pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Space Ninja
    Sydney, New South Wales
    3528 posts
    yeah this is pretty fucking pathetic to require 24/7 internet connection for what can essentially be a single player game

    10:05pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20473 posts
    Not being able to play single-player because of server restarts and connectivity issues must be fucking infuriating

    I'd rather them get it fixed sooner rather than later though so the downtime atm doesn't bother. I've got heaps of stuff to keep me occupied.
    10:05pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6636 posts
    I'd rather them get it fixed sooner rather than later though so the downtime atm doesn't bother. I've got heaps of stuff to keep me occupied.

    Hopefully. Is it so hard to get Oceanic servers though? Telstra, iinet and even Optus have been begging for Blizzard servers, yet they keep saying no.
    10:07pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    deadlyf
    Queensland
    2608 posts
    You'd think at the very least they would have redundancy so they don't have to disconnect their entire customer base for hours at a time.

    It's amazing how when Ubisoft did an always online for single player games they were pretty much attacked from all sides but when Blizzard do an even worse effort of it people come out in droves to defend it. Blizzard are the new Apple, create a polished turd that's overly restrictive, cost more than it's competitors and has less features and people will still defend it until they are blue in the face.
    10:38pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16740 posts
    are you sure you arent this guy deadly? sure sounds like it



    make me lose my shit everytime he says SHOULDNT THIS BE ERROR NUMBER 1? I CANT LOG THE FUCK IN

    last edited by paveway at 22:51:05 19/May/12
    10:46pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6717 posts
    nah, people do defend the shit out of some of the things blizzard do for no reason other than fanboism
    10:49pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    fpot
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    20683 posts
    haha that guy is obviously taking the piss and is a fucking legend. "What's error 5? Someone fucking shot the person running the servers?" lol
    10:50pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16741 posts
    yeah i just found another video of him, the voice is a put on but i think the guy still has rage issues

    right at the end of that video i posted just then he is jamming the soul stone from the collectors edition into his head and in the next video he is like `i cut myself a few times erarlier this week sticking the soul stone into my head` and has marks on his forehead
    10:56pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1758 posts
    Hahaha, fuck that was gold.
    10:59pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9135 posts
    hahaha
    11:17pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20475 posts
    Hahaha

    Francis is fucking awesome
    11:23pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19081 posts
    It's amazing how when Ubisoft did an always online for single player games they were pretty much attacked from all sides but when Blizzard do an even worse effort of it people come out in droves to defend it.


    I think you're oversimplying the situation a bit. Ubisoft's thing was pure DRM that provided no benefits at all to the user, whereas Blizzard is more about offering a service (as is obvious from any interviews with them about Battlenet from the past few years), and piracy prevention is just one of the perks of the service. It does however provide a lot of advantages and benefits to the user, and yeah the D3 launch has been pretty shit so far, but if you can't see the benefits in the long term and can't see the disadvantages in the old way D2 did things, then you're just as blind as the fanboys who will rabidly defend them.
    11:42pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    deadlyf
    Queensland
    2609 posts
    are you sure you arent this guy deadly? sure sounds like it
    Because I care you can't log in? I only care that you are rewarding a terrible company for terrible products and service.

    But hey, mindlessly defend them, maybe they will notice and let you play that game that you paid for.
    11:43pm 19/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6637 posts
    I think you're oversimplying the situation a bit. Ubisoft's thing was pure DRM that provided no benefits at all to the user, whereas Blizzard is more about offering a service (as is obvious from any interviews with them about Battlenet from the past few years), and piracy prevention is just one of the perks of the service. It does however provide a lot of advantages and benefits to the user, and yeah the D3 launch has been pretty shit so far, but if you can't see the benefits in the long term and can't see the disadvantages in the old way D2 did things, then you're just as blind as the fanboys who will rabidly defend them.

    Yay and nay really. I can see the notion of protecting your service, and it was obviously inevitable when you want to ensure no one is duping/hacking like the days of D1 and D2, however what we have is some form of an abomination. I've paid $50 for a product that is being dictated by servers as to when I can and can not play, even if I intend to actually play solo. That isn't right, and should never be defended.

    It strikes me that Blizzard were so comfortable to develop software that essentially stops me from enjoying my singleplayer game, a part that should obviously be offline. Could it be the inclusion of the Real Money Auction House that has caused this? They see such a large profit that they obviously want to protect that over enjoyment for fans?

    Currently, I'm enjoying Diablo 3 a lot. It is a great game, and a joyful sequel to the long running series. However it has some serious flaws for a modern title, and as Gabe Newell said "make the service enjoyable, and the fans will spend their money". Why can I not play offline? Why not make it two separate occasions? Did they expect a backlash if they offered a offline service? Would people be angry if they couldn't transfer their offline characters to the online section? I know Diablo has always been about co-op, but what's the harm in giving a player more options?
    12:18am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12418 posts
    Abomination? lol

    Also yea and nay.
    01:04am 20/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1004 posts
    Ok so I just had an interesting and bloody annoying issue. Wanted to play some coop with a mate and we couldn't add each other... turned out I was in Americas and he was in Europe for whatever reason. Neither of us had changed the server settings.

    So I jumped on Europe server and bang, I lose my characters, gold etc etc. It appears each character is tied to the region rather than the battlenet account which is horrible. Long story short, we are now unable to play together with the characters we've been working on (me about 8 hours - him about 9) unless one of us starts again, which even if we do, the other will still have their gold etc.

    This seems like a bunch of bs to me, why the hell can we not play together with our characters?! I'm concerned that if I try to play with some other mates I've been wanting to we'll run into a similar issue. I've looked around a bit and it appears there is no way to transfer a character from one region to another. This is bullshit, all they needed was a disclosure at the start saying something like "pick your server - you will only be able to add friends and play with characters from the same server" or similar. Just something to make me think about it and discuss it with my mates before sinking 10 hours into it.

    All this other shit about connection issues and sp actually requiring online, while its bullshit I've actually been ok with it, but seriously fuck this shit. I had zero idea that characters would be locked to a region.

    /rant

    edit: I've since read it on various sites that this was the case since the behinning- I didn't followed this game all that much prerelease tbh. Still think its fucking bs to not tell people who aren't on their forums.
    01:25am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Karmadelik
    Brisbane, Queensland
    169 posts
    my main dislikes for this game so far are...

    a) huge hit-box, making it hard to avoid damage
    b) server latency issues (dying from latency is +rage, esp. if in hardcore)
    c) items with non-character specs (i.e. wands with +str... WTF?)
    d) the need to purchase a $50 strategy guide, so you can get the best of the game (initially thought you could only choose the spells they list in the 1,2,3,4 hotkey abilities... WTF blizzard?!)

    I do like the lore in this game though, makes it like a book.
    01:33am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19082 posts
    Why can I not play offline? Why not make it two separate occasions?


    Because its a lot more work for little to no payoff? When the whole game is built from the ground up to be so heavily integrated with Battlenet and be played online, it wouldn't be a trivial task to just rip all that out and have an offline version. They have a huge list of features they could have put in the game, but since they only have limited resources, the priorities at the top of the list are the ones that get addressed (they've even said as much in a few of the D3 interviews). I'm not making any comment on whether this is "right" or "wrong" or "good" or "bad" but thats just how it works.

    Blizzard these days see themselves as a service oriented company rather than a product oriented company. Everything is being integrated with Battlenet and the way they look at it, they're selling you a license to access the service, and a client to access it with, rather than just a standalone game.

    The thing is, alllllllllll this was known 18 months ago, people have had a long time to decide they didn't like it and not buy the game. So I don't get where all the rage and "Fuck you for making me always play online" angst is coming from, you knew what you were getting yourself in for and you still bought it. And if you didn't know what you were getting yourself in for, well maybe you should have read some reviews before blindly going out and purchasing a game based on hype! Lesson learned for next time?

    Personally I don't care, I don't think its great, and I don't think its the death of PC gaming, I just literally don't care. I've been playing MMOs for so long that I don't even think twice about a game that works this way, to me its par for course. Whether thats a good thing or a bad thing, I don't really know, but at least its prepared me to deal with the ups and downs of the online experience and not let it ruin my enjoyment of the game, so I guess thats a plus.
    02:45am 20/05/12 Permalink
    IVY_MiKe
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    1017 posts
    I gotta say, despite the few issues I've encountered (only really affected by the two hour down time earlier in the week) this is one of the smoothest 'first weeks' of a game I've encountered in recent history.

    I wasn't spamming @ 5pm on Tuesday, and haven't racked up dozens of hours, but aside from the odd lag spike, the whole thing has been seamless.
    08:12am 20/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16742 posts
    yeah i am with Ivy_mike, havent had many issues apart from the odd lag spike

    whingers are always doing to whinge


    i think you are naive if you thought this was going to be completely smooth perfect launch, i have no doubt the blizzard guys did all they could before launch to make it smooth but in reality - _shit happens_ and the amount of server down time is a pain in the ass for your francis types but it shows they arent just sitting on their asses before doing anything like dice did with battlefield

    just settle the fuck down in a couple of weeks you wont even remember any of the issues

    last edited by paveway at 09:18:26 20/May/12
    09:09am 20/05/12 Permalink
    IVY_MiKe
    Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
    1018 posts
    ... like dice did with battlefield


    Was one of the better examples of a poor launch that I could thinking of. BF3 was smooth by comparison to BF:BC2's launch on PC (the beta was more stable than the 'retail release' was for a NUMBER of months.)
    09:15am 20/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7981 posts
    The only time I haven't been able to play was Thursday night and last night I had to wait 20 minutes before servers were up (I cbf'd and went to bed). In the grand scheme of launches it's really not that bad, the total time I spent waiting for servers to come up is probably 1/20th of the queue time I had waiting to log in to Swiftsure.

    D3 is not a single player game any more, it's pretty obvious from the "An internet connection is required to play this game" on the box through to numerous interviews and reviews of the game over the past few years mentioning this. Games franchises and companies change direction all the time and this is no different.

    Maybe all the people complaining should band together, start up a Kickstarter project and build their own single player, mouse button destroying RPG!
    09:17am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6638 posts
    I guess that is the nature of today's technology, that everyone is somehow connected. As I said though I am enjoying it immensely, just annoys me every now and then when I die to a pack of wasps while soloing because I lagged so much. Just how the cookie crumbles it seems.
    09:38am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Ozzy
    173 posts
    The only time I haven't been able to play was Thursday night and last night I had to wait 20 minutes before servers were up (I cbf'd and went to bed). In the grand scheme of launches it's really not that bad, the total time I spent waiting for servers to come up is probably 1/20th of the queue time I had waiting to log in to Swiftsure.


    You right it's not a bad launch. Far better than the WoW launch.
    09:40am 20/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16744 posts
    ERROR 37 WHAT THE FUCK ARE THE OTHER 36? SHOULDNT THIS BE ERROR NUMBER 1? I CANT LOG THE FUCK IN
    09:44am 20/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4314 posts
    (initially thought you could only choose the spells they list in the 1,2,3,4 hotkey abilities... WTF blizzard?!)
    can u elaborate please?
    09:56am 20/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15154 posts
    haha that vid was fucking gold


    also khel, it's still DRM no matter what spiel you put on it.


    i'm sure blizzard will eventually iron out the kinks, but atm it just looks like they weren't prepared at all.
    09:58am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Agamemnon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1052 posts
    Hello Karmadelik

    d) the need to purchase a $50 strategy guide, so you can get the best of the game (initially thought you could only choose the spells they list in the 1,2,3,4 hotkey abilities... WTF blizzard?!)

    .


    Mate just curious, do you mean enabling elective mode for this or is there some trick to getting more of the spells to show in your toolbar?

    :)
    10:05am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12729 posts
    cause I care you can't log in? I only care that you are rewarding a terrible company for terrible products and service.


    Blizzard, a terrible company? You fail.

    my main dislikes for this game so far are...
    a) huge hit-box, making it hard to avoid damage
    b) server latency issues (dying from latency is +rage, esp. if in hardcore)
    c) items with non-character specs (i.e. wands with +str... WTF?)
    d) the need to purchase a $50 strategy guide, so you can get the best of the game (initially thought you could only choose the spells they list in the 1,2,3,4 hotkey abilities... WTF blizzard?!)


    A and B, fair enough, I've had no problems with it though.

    c, I personally really like that weapon stats are not class specific. It allows me to run around currently with a kickass sword and shield for my wizzard, I really like that.

    d. If you need the strat guide, your Google Fu is weak.
    10:14am 20/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1005 posts
    I agree with you Khel, you're dead on. The whole needing to be online hasn't bothered me at all and I see why it would be necessary for them to go down this path. It would be nice if the servers were closer to home though.

    The only thing that has genuinely bothered me is the regional character bs (see my rant above). This aside the game is awesome fun, the attention to detail is stunning, the cutscenes are blowing my mind and its just a highly polished game overall and I'm not seeing any serious issues at all.
    10:21am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Ha
    Brisbane, Queensland
    233 posts
    i just got a guest pass off a mate, downloaded the 7gb client, tried to add the key and it told me it couldn't be activated. is there something obvious that i'm not doing?
    10:34am 20/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1008 posts
    i just got a guest pass off a mate, downloaded the 7gb client, tried to add the key and it told me it couldn't be activated. is there something obvious that i'm not doing?

    Every time I've entered a code on battlenet I've done it in the wrong place lol, I'd bet you've done the same.
    10:44am 20/05/12 Permalink
    dranged
    Melbourne, Victoria
    2011 posts
    The whole game is a bit 'meh' as far as I am concerned. I liked this review as it pretty much sums it up.
    10:48am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Ha
    Brisbane, Queensland
    234 posts
    Every time I've entered a code on battlenet I've done it in the wrong place lol, I'd bet you've done the same.


    don't think so. went to diablo3.com/guest and entered it in there under my battlenet account. just like it says on the damn thing
    11:02am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19083 posts
    also khel, it's still DRM no matter what spiel you put on it.


    Yeah, it is still DRM, my point was more that Ubisoft's always-online thing is for no other reason but DRM and it gives absolutely no value to the game or the player, its just nothing but cons on the pros and cons list (well, from the gamers perspective anyway, I'm sure Ubisoft thinks its a pro). Whereas Blizzard is offering a whole service, and DRM is part of that sure, but it offers a lot more to the end user and adds a lot more value to the game from a gamer's perspective than just purely being a DRM solution.

    I dunno, thats just my take on it, admitedly I do like Blizzard so I'm possibly biased but I'm not a rabid fanboy that will blindly praise them for everything they do. I just don't think they've really committed any grevious sins with what they've done with D3, its not like they sprang it on an ususpecting audience, they made it very clear that this is the direction they're going in now with the games.
    11:05am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6640 posts
    Wouldn't Ubisoft's DRM be the exact same as Blizzard's? You are getting a game from both aspects?
    11:09am 20/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4315 posts
    act 3 nightmare is starting to get a little difficult on my barb, particularly when you enter a new area with 0 fury and get a named. earthquake isn't really as OP anymore.
    11:18am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Karmadelik
    Brisbane, Queensland
    170 posts
    Hello Karmadelik



    Mate just curious, do you mean enabling elective mode for this or is there some trick to getting more of the spells to show in your toolbar?

    :)


    yer elective mode.
    Only found this out because my mate bought the strat guide and told me.
    11:20am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12419 posts
    Wouldn't Ubisoft's DRM be the exact same as Blizzard's? You are getting a game from both aspects?

    Huh? Its pretty clear what Khel is saying.
    yer elective mode.
    Only found this out because my mate bought the strat guide and told me.

    Heh, you need to buy a $50 book for that? I have a few tips I can bundle into a Word doc for you ... !
    11:24am 20/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20476 posts
    Woot!

    Just killed Diablo by myself. Died the first go but managed to get him on the second. Blew a shitload of health pots and swore enough to make a sailor blush. I don't care what anyone says but the normal mode for him was pretty challenging. Well for me it was.

    Now back to WoW.

    8-)
    12:01pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4638 posts
    I've found the wonders of the AH. Some insane items there. I set max buyout price of around 10,000 then sort by lowest first. I got a 46 dps, 60 dex 140 vit 1 handed demon hunter crossbow for 2000g. Really loving the game but wish to christ you could play it offline. I thought the always online thing was just to login, not that you could only play it like WoW. Not a fan of that.
    12:08pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1495 posts
    Inferno has been beaten

    Developers really underestimate gamers lol
    :o
    12:12pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16747 posts
    heh

    I died around 100 times to him before succeeding
    12:24pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4316 posts
    i love bashing those baskets full of sacrificial heads, i wish there was a room full of them.
    12:54pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9137 posts
    In spite off all the server problems and lag I still have a lot of good things to say about this game.

    It is really polished, I haven't noticed any bugs. The voice-acting, music and overall atmosphere is great. It runs really well on my six year old machine which is below minimum specs. Even with a room full of skeletons and spells going off it is still playable.

    I only have the starter edition as my copy is still coming in the mail. Playing the same game over and over with all the different classes up until Leoric has still been a ton of fun.
    02:07pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Nathan
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4007 posts
    The only thing that has genuinely bothered me is the regional character bs (see my rant above).
    I think where they have really fucked up in on this because of this combination:

    1. the default region is determined by the version you install (en-GB is Europe, en-US is Americas) instead of defaulting to your IP's location
    2. For a number of people who bought online, battle.net was giving out the en-GB version which for Australians defaults to the wrong region

    So now we have some Australians playing en-GB version, and some playing en-US version. Unless you knew ahead of time about this, Blizzard have divided the Australian player base.

    I emailed everyone I knew would play D3 ahead of time and warned them to check its set to Americas before playing. Its a stupid problem to have; if you let us play on multiple regions how about just asking during initial login which region you want?
    02:20pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1009 posts
    I emailed everyone I knew would play D3 ahead of time and warned them to check its set to Americas before playing. Its a stupid problem to have; if you let us play on multiple regions how about just asking during initial login which region you want?


    Exactly my thoughts, see I had no idea about the regions going into it - i just wanted to play. If I was warned upon initial login all would've been good.
    02:33pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7982 posts

    As I explore Act II, I’m still bewildered as to how they could have taken so long to make a game that adds so little.


    Agree with this part of the review dranged posted. One repetitive thought while playing is "Wow it took them this long to do this.."
    02:33pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5558 posts
    edit; no that's wrong info i wrote :D

    Double checking before posting is better maybe

    edit2; to give a real post, i think the biggest letdown to me is the music. Other than that it's ok, level 30+ starts to add more toughness (my level 46 barb can easily be killed if i lapse attention for a second with casters or blue mobs with lasers etc)
    02:33pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19085 posts
    I watched the Behind the Scenes dvd the other night during maintenance, and I think the reason it took them so long is it sounds like the game went through many different iterations. Like it started att Blizzard North while Blizzard north was still around, then when it got up and running again witth a new team they pretty much started from scratch and went back to the drawing board for it, and then all through development it sounds like they built and rebuilt things they werren't happy with and then iterated over them again and again.

    Jay Wilson even comments on how the way they work at Blizzard ends up making their games take a really long time to make, but they don't care because it means they end up with really high quality stuff. Like originally Leah was going to be a ranger you met in the forest who was killing demons because she had a grudge against them, then she became the daughter of the Dark Wanderer, and it went from there till she is the character she is now. And even once they had the character nailed down they went through heaps of iterations of what she'd actually look like, even to the point where the cinematics team had the intro cinematic made, and then they changed what Leah looked like, so the cinemattics team threw out what they had and built a completely different intro cinematic.
    03:24pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19086 posts
    blue mobs with lasers


    The arcane sentry lasers? They fuck me up nearly every time :( Damn they hurt.
    03:26pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16749 posts
    yeah i was going to say, i reckon most of why it has taken so long is that they keep changing their mind and changing things a lot - until they are happy with it
    03:34pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Zapo
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2768 posts
    I'm enjoying the game immensely. I've played with other people almost exclusively with the exception of probably 15 levels with a Barb when everyone else was sleeping. Multiplayer with friends is the best way to play this game, hands down.

    Does the game have a few issues? Sure, it's not perfect. Do those issues seriously detract from the game - no.

    Game of the Year so far in my opinion.
    03:47pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1337 posts
    I've found the wonders of the AH. Some insane items there. I set max buyout price of around 10,000 then sort by lowest first. I got a 46 dps, 60 dex 140 vit 1 handed demon hunter crossbow for 2000g. Really loving the game but wish to christ you could play it offline. I thought the always online thing was just to login, not that you could only play it like WoW. Not a fan of that.

    I only survived against Diablo himself after picking up a couple of bits of new gear from the AH. Then again I had to hit the AH a few times as I wasn't finding anything weapon wise that would help me. I think I had a level 12 weapon on me when I was level 26 as every other weapon I found was crap or a sword/dagger/hammer which isn't useful for a Demon Hunter.
    04:48pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20477 posts
    Yeah, you don't get very good drops along the way. There's no way in hell (rofl) that I could have finished it without buying stuff off the AH. I was still in low lvl gear in my mid 20's because there's nothing better. Just glad I had an assload of gold and didn't waste it on crafting.
    04:53pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6641 posts
    i love bashing those baskets full of sacrificial heads, i wish there was a room full of them.

    Exploding head baskets should be in the towns.

    Guess I'm lucky in that all my drops have been high magic level or yellow. I'm in Act 2 at the moment and the Oasis is beautiful. Absolutely stunning how good the art is. It seems the lag has died off, that or its dependent on when the Americans are awake. Getting 200ms now and only slightly warping in some very rare cases.

    I see no value in the Gold AH at this moment, it's filled with junk or just every blue that a player hasn't salvaged. I've got 4 legendary items that I'll be auctioning on the RMAH, hopefully some hungry jacks change.
    04:55pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4639 posts
    In general the loot system is a bit fucked. You are in say, act 3, and around Lv 25ish or more but finding drops for lv 15 - 18? I want drops that are actually current, not something that will be of use for another character who is 10 levels below me.
    05:10pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1759 posts
    Fuck these servers man, I haven't been able to have a decent game all weekend due to this shitty lag ><
    05:45pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3181 posts
    Yeah the 400ms ping times are killer when you are playing a monk that likes to teleport around the place and you rubberband back into a bunch of elites and get potatowned.

    I just hope these are release issues that eventually will be fixed and I'll be playing on 200ms pings in future.
    07:36pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4319 posts
    spiking from 400ms to 2000ms every couple of mins. makes nightmare unplayable because you just fucking die.
    08:02pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6642 posts
    Yeah the 400ms ping times are killer when you are playing a monk that likes to teleport around the place and you rubberband back into a bunch of elites and get potatowned.

    I just hope these are release issues that eventually will be fixed and I'll be playing on 200ms pings in future.

    Let us hope for 30-40ms pings if Blizzard ever gives us local servers. That's what I don't get, if they give us local servers, their games will sell double easily. People will see that they can finally experience their games at the ping level that Americans and Europeans have been able to enjoy for years, and buy the game without hesitation.
    08:05pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6994 posts
    That's what I don't get, if they give us local servers, their games will sell double easily

    I disagree as I'm fairly sure latency never crossed the minds of >99% of people prior to playing the game for the first time, much less before purchase.

    Even for the small number of people who did consider latency before buying, most would likely have bought it anyway.
    08:08pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3182 posts
    I would happy accept consistent 200ms pings.
    08:19pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6724 posts
    yeah gotta agree there.
    everyone knows blizzard is going to rape you but we all bend over anyway.
    08:19pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    897 posts
    Without some serious DRM there is no way they could run a real money auction house. I'm all for it!
    09:04pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Obes
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9651 posts
    Without some serious DRM there is no way they could run a real money auction house. I'm all for it!

    Doesn't need RMT.
    Doesn't need a server on the other side of the planet for lan and single player.
    10:00pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6643 posts
    The perfectionist in me is really making the Act's last longer. I must check every nook and cranny and ensure every body is not left unturned.

    I disagree as I'm fairly sure latency never crossed the minds of >99% of people prior to playing the game for the first time, much less before purchase.

    Even for the small number of people who did consider latency before buying, most would likely have bought it anyway.

    That could be true, but many are now wanting local servers, and really it would only help them and not hinder.
    10:12pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5559 posts
    Forever i'll be promoting that I want blizzard to have local servers. However, im not voting with my wallet so i keep proving them right.

    It makes me sad, in the mornings and early afternoons i'm seeing above 600ms pings but in the evenings i see <200ms. My pings to american websites don't change though. Im thinking that their servers/networks slow down during the high population times which doubles or triples by the time it comes to our shores..

    And yeah the arcane mobs are still mean.

    Edit: Biggest annoyance, just to tack on, is the skill bar isn't locked in elective mode. This is a huge con as if you drag a skill off the bar, apart from it being not able to be selected, it actually totally removes it so putting it back causes the cooldown. It's killed me before and it just did then. Quick google says the best way is to disable elective mode and enable it again to change skill assignments. ohwell a clickable option like in every other blizzard game (starcraft, world of warcraft, etc) would have been expected but that'll do.
    10:25pm 20/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6995 posts
    That could be true, but many are now wanting local servers, and really it would only help them and not hinder.

    Only the people who have already purchased the game are "wanting local servers", as you need to experience the latency first-hand to have an idea whether it affects you and to what extent, as user reports on long-term server stability aren't really available (to help people decide whether to buy or not) in the first few days after launch - when I assume most of the sales occur.

    Not much incentive this late for Blizzard to invest in Australian servers as:

    1. The money has already been handed over from the customer, and
    2. The problem doesn't affect most of their user-base
    3. The problem isn't that crippling
    4. Most users are raving about the game.

    Not defending Blizzard, but just pointing out the reality of the situation from their perspective. Ideally I would like to have local servers too.

    last edited by parabol at 00:45:32 21/May/12
    12:40am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19087 posts
    Bloody Ticman and his monk knockbacks, knocking everyone out from under my meteors right before they land :P

    Was just doing some nightmare co-op and it was pretty fun, definitely more challenging than normal, we had some pretty brutal deaths
    01:39am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12902 posts
    saint's monk does the opposite, pulls them all in so the meteors smash them
    or maybe it was boba's barb, I don't know what abilities the other classes get past level 13
    01:42am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12420 posts
    Yeh, monks have a vortex dealio.

    Just cleared nightmare Act III and got 50. Some of the unlucky combinations for champion packs really fuck you over.
    01:45am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12903 posts
    I kind of lost interest in diablo3 when I finally got my guitars out of storage the other day, haven't had access to them for over 18months
    06:21am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    226 posts
    Invulnerable minions on rare/elite packs makes things pretty intersting in hell mode.

    08:00am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Superform
    Netherlands
    7413 posts
    58 wd on eu but rerolled today onto US the lag doesnt seem so bad
    08:36am 21/05/12 Permalink
    bepatient
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1011 posts
    Parabol, my thoughts exactly.

    Curious however if we do get Aussie servers, will these be considered a new region? Meaning will we have to start our characters again?
    08:40am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1496 posts
    less than a week later and I'm already over Diablo 3 lol
    09:26am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Nathan
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4008 posts
    I see no value in the Gold AH at this moment
    I dont agree, or at least not for level 20 to 30 gear. There are lots of rares with buyouts in the 1000-2000 gold range , its easily the most effective way to get the right gear atm. Its not true of ALL armor slots, but you can easily spend as little as 10000-15000 and get half a dozen rares that are appropriate for you at my current level.

    TL;DR auction house is good value if you're <= 30, perhaps someone who is further in can comment on the higher levels.

    I feel like rares drop so frequently that this is probably expected - and since they aren't soul bound even things that are useful at your level you can pass on when you level up more. With the ten item auction limit I've even started to just vend some of the crappier rares since I have such a big pile of mats already.
    10:19am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12421 posts
    Not sure if Eorl knows how to use the AH filters properly? I'm 50 and check the AH a few times per game session and usually buy at least one thing. I manage to sell a lot of yellows, mostly those with a prime stat + vit.

    Watching Method this morning via a stream (the guys who broke Inferno 4-man) this is pretty common, even at the top echelon of play :)
    10:35am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    227 posts
    The gold AH is still worth using at 55, if you just set a buyout limit of 5000g-10000g your bound to find some bargins.

    After not having a single rare bow drop in nightmare mode I got a 320dps bow for 4000g

    10:37am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6644 posts
    I haven't really checked the AH as extensively as I should be, but from what I saw at my level items were either useless junk or the prices were something like 10,000+ gold.
    10:43am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6902 posts
    Do you get better loot drops in the higher difficulty levels then? Does an item drop picked up in Inferno cut through Normal imps like milk?
    10:53am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    228 posts
    Yes
    10:55am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12422 posts
    I haven't really checked the AH as extensively as I should be, but from what I saw at my level items were either useless junk or the prices were something like 10,000+ gold.

    What level are you? 10k isn't a fortune. At 50 I've picked up over 500k, got the achieve for it.

    Lots of people are using the AH to pimp their lower level chars at the moment, my 17 mage is wearing about 50-60k in AH items, so this sort of twinking will inflate the bottom end a little.
    11:45am 21/05/12 Permalink
    Zapo
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2769 posts
    I found that playing with a group of friends helps heaps. There's more loot being dropped, and generally people are happy to pass stuff around if it's gear that would be great for another class.

    I must say I've hardly used the AH, I'm concentrating more on upgrading my crafters which are the ultimate money sink. I also spent probably a bit too much on using them too which may have been better directed at the AH!
    11:49am 21/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5562 posts
    If only playing 4 player yeah, gearing isn't HARD but still there's times where it's just almost impossible to continue to be happy with your class until you realise weapons you have are like 30-40dps too slow for what you want.

    I went from 4k crits to 8k crits from one AH 10k purchase on my barb.
    12:02pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Nathan
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4011 posts
    Not sure if Eorl knows how to use the AH filters properly?

    Quite possibly this, I start with my Max Buyout at 2000 and item level 25-30 when I'm currently 30, and tweak the max buyout up/down until I only have 1 page of items to look at
    01:46pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4640 posts
    I just found a shield with a chance to inflict bleeding. The fuck?. Complain as we all might about servers and lag, god it's an addictive game.
    01:50pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6728 posts
    mebbe the shield has spikey bits on it
    or you bash the critter in the nose
    02:06pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12904 posts
    bleeding is just a dot
    03:14pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6648 posts
    What level are you? 10k isn't a fortune. At 50 I've picked up over 500k, got the achieve for it.

    Lots of people are using the AH to pimp their lower level chars at the moment, my 17 mage is wearing about 50-60k in AH items, so this sort of twinking will inflate the bottom end a little.

    Level 27 so the items at my level are priced at really stupid amounts. Though I was able to place a lower price of 100,000 on one of my legendaries so win win for me.
    03:45pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    900 posts
    I sell most of my gear on the auction house for a buyout of 1000 or less, same price as I buy most gear. I would rather turn shit over quickly for a small profit rather than wait for ages to make a slightly bigger one. If you set buyout low its the first item people see when they search. I haven't spent more than 3000G on any single item in the AH (except maybe some gems that were expensive when the game first released. 1 week on and prices have fallen dramatically)
    03:55pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12734 posts
    I've had absoultly no reason to use the AH. My lvl 40 Wizzzzard does 1600 DPS, if I went to the AH I might be able to bump that up some more, but mobs die pretty quickly to my antics as it is.
    04:54pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Rhys84au
    Brisbane, Queensland
    21 posts
    don't think so. went to diablo3.com/guest and entered it in there under my battlenet account. just like it says on the damn thing




    might be that guest accounts are currently suspended?

    my cousin managed to activate one within the hour of the game going live, however i was not able to invite my brother because they had suspended it for the moment.

    make sense.. they were having enough trouble with fully fledged customers.
    05:03pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9146 posts
    My guest key was rejected by the battle.net site too, but when I ran the game it worked fine.
    05:12pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9147 posts
    07:03pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16757 posts
    think i need to check out this auction house, i havent even looked at it yet
    07:35pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6653 posts
    Just got disconnected as I was about to zone to a level 2 of a dungeon -_-

    Also, gold sellers are appearing now, just got an invite from one with the message as their website spiel.
    08:18pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16758 posts
    auction house FTW

    finally dealing some proper damage now
    09:22pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5563 posts
    I've had absoultly no reason to use the AH. My lvl 40 Wizzzzard does 1600 DPS, if I went to the AH I might be able to bump that up some more, but mobs die pretty quickly to my antics as it is.

    Between 40-48 my DPS went from 1000 to 2200. Items dropped don't really keep up so well. You usually get rares or blues which are level 20~ with terribly useless stats, and when something drops which is your level it's 6 things are cold resist, magic find, gold and helth globe pickup range, +exp per kill, thorns damage. Just completely useless.

    As you get higher the variations of items gets larger, bleeding effects, resistances, etc spin out of control to mean that the stat you use is a 1/15 chance of being on an item, and when it's on an item it's got a chance of being 1-100 points. And most of the time you need an item with both your primary stat and vitality, making the whole thing a 1/30 chance to have what you want, on the unlikely chance you get a item of near your current level which is of a quality above a white.

    I dye all my gear invisible so that way i know how long it takes me to replace my gear. Every time i town i have a look before selling to see if an item is better or not, i've been clear for 6 hours of gameplay at this point. Thats in 6 hours i haven't changed any gear. I've levelled a bunch of times, but every piece of my gear is the same.

    Just got disconnected as I was about to zone to a level 2 of a dungeon -_-

    Also, gold sellers are appearing now, just got an invite from one with the message as their website spiel.

    Out of curiosity, i earned more than 250k in gold in the last couple of days of playing, even if i AH i have plenty to totally replace my gear on my character with the gold in my stash. They'd have to be insanely low prices to have any meaning at all. Once i realised i had 400 of each of the basic crafting materials and 100 of each of the rare ones, plus 80~ blacksmithing pages, i stopped salvaging and just started selling my blues. Those i speak with in game don't seem to be struggling for cash. In WoW people would beg you for loans and just plain beg you for cash. In this though it seems pretty affluent.

    edit: just as a thought, the other reason the AH kind of works is because of all the stuff that drops that is no good and i sell, i've got plenty of money to buy the stuff that i do want from the AH.
    09:45pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12736 posts
    Yer I gave the AH a go and bought a weapon to bring that DPS from 1600 to 2450, all for 1000g lol


    It started a slippery slope. It is a bit annoying when you look through and you think, 'WOW that item is excellent for that cost, buy' ... that item no longer on the AH.. Someone bought it in the 5 seconds it took for me to evaluate and clock buy. Happened twice :(
    10:04pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16759 posts
    also if you buy a dye, does it last forever? Can you just keep using it for as many items as you want?
    10:05pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6654 posts
    Skythra, it was $9 gets you 100k gold. However I'm just like you, getting so many ingredients from salvaging that I don't even bother any more, and can easily come out of just a dungeon with 10k+ in gold with a inventory full of magical.
    10:10pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1761 posts
    nah pave, dyes are a one use thing.
    10:29pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5567 posts
    Ah yeah i couldn't see anyone going for that kind of price.. although later i suppose it'll all change once the real money AH comes online. I wonder how long it'll be till there are thousands of chinese farming with 500% magic drop sets to find that one specifc item stat combination that everyone wants.
    10:46pm 21/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1500 posts
    09:45am 22/05/12 Permalink
    Agamemnon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1053 posts
    i am level 32 or something... and definitely short of cash at this point

    tell me how i get some of this cash hehe

    does it get easier or something the higher u get?
    10:16am 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6659 posts
    i am level 32 or something... and definitely short of cash at this point

    tell me how i get some of this cash hehe

    does it get easier or something the higher u get?

    Easiest way is to find gear with sockets, and just put +gold find in them, or +magic find, which should increase your gold revenue. Go back to earlier dungeons that you can clear out easily and farm it a few times.
    10:22am 22/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2874 posts
    defi's d3 tip number 1:

    Dont hesitate on AH. If it looks good, or too good to be true buy it. If you hesitate it will sell. If you stuff up and its not what you need, 90% of the time you can resell at the same value.
    10:52am 22/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7986 posts
    I'm 38 and only got ~700 damage according to the character sheet.. time to go shopping.
    10:53am 22/05/12 Permalink
    Python
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1501 posts
    More on the Diablo 3 hacking

    Basically, don't play public games...
    11:28am 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12737 posts
    I'm 42 and have 2500, It is getting harder to bump it up then what it once was.

    Now I'm trying to stack myself with +Crit Damge/chance, damage and intelligence.

    I have a 129 DPS dagger I bought from AH, with a Radiant Ruby attached. Turns out having raw damage +'s is better then the +40% crit damage. So I'm on the hunt for weapons that give a passive + 30%+ crit damage, +3%+ crit chance and a socket for my Radiant Ruby. My offhand also needs +damage on it otherwise I wont bother.

    Protip, items with +Vit, +damage sell extremely quickly on AH for anything under 10,000.
    11:44am 22/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12432 posts
    Protip, items with +Vit, +damage sell extremely quickly on AH for anything under 10,000.

    More generally, items with +Vit and +PrimaryStat sell well. So anything that has high int, str, dex (or awesome damage / crit / whataver the cool kids are stacking) will do well.

    Because those items are awesome.
    11:58am 22/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16760 posts
    does crit %/crit damage do anything when like me as a witch doctor i only use ranged skills that have nothing to do with the damage of my weapin itself ie. firebomb as left click and acid rain as right click?
    12:09pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6660 posts
    Still increases your crit damage on those spells paveway. At least that is what I'm lead to believe.
    12:16pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Jayman
    Brisbane, Queensland
    681 posts
    does crit %/crit damage do anything when like me as a witch doctor, i only use ranged skills that have nothing to do with the damage of my weapon itself ie. firebomb as left click and acid rain as right click?


    Every spell is based off your weapon damage, including those spells.
    12:40pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12433 posts
    Every spell is based off your weapon damage, including those spells.

    Yup, this. Your weapon's DPS is very, very important.
    12:46pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3184 posts
    They need to get the armory going. I want to see how to gear to maximise my pew pew potential.

    I'm playing monk and at level 39 I'm sitting on 1000dps and about 6.6k health.

    I'm trying to stack +dex +vit, all green gems in armour sockets, red gem on weapon, and +damage rings. I think for the helm I'm using +5% life gem.
    01:05pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6661 posts
    I'm level 32 and sitting on 297dps and 1440 health. Getting one shot in Act IV on normal is not cool. Guess that's what I get for stacking dexterity and not strength or vitality as well.
    01:07pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19091 posts
    Aren't you a barbarian? Why would you stack dex? Don't you get your damage from strength?
    01:26pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6662 posts
    Monk, get my damage through Dexterity.
    01:29pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4643 posts
    Got my first legendary today which happened to be plans for an entire set (2 armor parts and 1 weapon) of blacksmithable items for Lv 21. SCORE! Better than a weapon I likely couldn't use imo. Though they do cost me like 150 blue and 50 yellows on top of like 8k to craft each part.

    EDIT - Also eorl go to the auction house and put in you want items that are like lv 28 - 30 and have vit and dex on them. You can find some really high stat filled items there (i found one which had 140 vit and 60 dex for DH). If you are lucky there is a slot too so you can stick in a red gem to boost the damage. Set max buyout price to like 10,000 and sort lowest first. That's what I do when I want an upgrade.

    EDIT 2 - Just incase you are wondering what the items are like, here are the stats. The chest is damn good because of the super high Vit for it's level.

    Born's Carapace
    69 armor
    +[55 - 63] Armor
    +[45 - 53] Vit
    +3 Randoms

    Born's Pauldrons
    59 armor
    +[37 - 42] Armor
    +3 hp per sec
    +2 randoms

    Born's Seething Rage
    32.2 dps
    + 1% crit
    +[1 - 2] - [3 - 5] Lightning damage
    +2 randoms

    last edited by DM at 13:41:11 22/May/12

    last edited by DM at 13:41:57 22/May/12
    01:32pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12434 posts
    What class are the 21 legendaries for?

    Might put in an order :)
    01:36pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4644 posts
    Random stats so any class. Forgot to mention that the set bonus is

    +2% hp
    +20 exp on monster kill

    The items also come out black and funky looking, well at least mine did.
    01:45pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12435 posts
    oh gawd

    pass, fuck the gambler crafter
    01:53pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    eski
    Perth, Western Australia
    901 posts
    None of my items on AH are selling anymore. They were going like hotcakes on the weekend, and now nothing :(
    01:55pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Twisted
    Brisbane, Queensland
    11659 posts

    I've been unable to sell anything in the AH. Even putting items up at ridiculously cheap prices (10% the value of other similar rare weapons or armour).
    01:59pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2875 posts
    I'm 52 on my Barb now with approx:
    - 4600 Damage (Legendary 1 Hand and Rare Shield)
    - 23000 Hp (To Low - WTB MORE)
    - 3200 Armor (I think its about 48% Dmg reduction)
    - 7.5% Dmg to Life Steal (To Low (Note: Using 3% Passive aswell), I need to find some +Life per Hit Gear)
    - +50 Physical Resist

    I'm in Act 1 Hell now, and going pretty easy. Sure there has been Champs and Rares that have fucked me up with their Uber Combos, but still getting through it. Just slows me down.

    We have a group of friends playing all around the same level with a Demon Hunter, 2 Bars, 1 Monk and a Wizard. Most of the time we can get a group of 4 together, and we destroy everything quickly. The Demon hunter has 6000 Dmg.......
    02:13pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19093 posts
    I'm selling stuff pretty consistently on the AH, usually somewhere between 2k and 4k. I'd rather stuff sell quickly so I can list more stuff and make more money, than have all these overpriced auctions taking up my 10 slots.
    02:24pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6663 posts
    Just sold all my legendaries for 15k each hit, so that was a delicious 75,000 gold profit. They went within a minute of putting them up on the AH, so people must be stalking it either for low costs to put up higher or genuinely wanted them. Was able to deck out my monk and jump from 297 dps to 480 dps with an increase of 3k health!
    02:50pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3185 posts
    I'm selling stuff pretty consistently on the AH, usually somewhere between 2k and 4k. I'd rather stuff sell quickly so I can list more stuff and make more money, than have all these overpriced auctions taking up my 10 slots.


    I'm doing the same. Low buyout, get the cash and list more stuff.
    03:37pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4645 posts
    Speaking of legendaries... FUCK YEAH Just picked this beast up. Guess when i'm done with it I can sell it for a fair bit.

    link

    It's green.

    link

    EDIT - Cheapest on the AH is like 50k and they have strenth and shitty stats. I could make a pretty penny from this.

    last edited by DM at 15:48:25 22/May/12
    03:43pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19095 posts
    Just because something is listed for 50k, doesn't mean its selling for 50k.

    I'm yet to even see a single legendary drop :(
    03:52pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    funky
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1653 posts
    lawl at it being called 'chaingmail' - community pun?
    03:55pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4322 posts
    im hearing about big install problems today for anyone in asia pacific region. installer seems to think the game hasn't launched yet.
    03:57pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4647 posts
    I just got this. Best error ever.
    link
    06:10pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6736 posts
    yeah it's in the middle of a server restart
    06:13pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6737 posts
    finally had the mysterious cave spawn for me which is also where I just got my first legendary item. shame it's some shitty pants with mismatched stats and are basically useless. swamp wanderers or something.
    06:15pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16762 posts
    Every spell is based off your weapon damage, including those spells.

    Yup, this. Your weapon's DPS is very, very important.


    mind = blown

    guess i am behind the mmo style curve with this one
    06:18pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2091 posts
    Says the servers are down for 8 hours GG blizzard.
    06:22pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12738 posts
    Sweet, I get home ready to pwn some Diablo 3 because I wont be able to for next few days and BAM! massive maintenance in our prime time :(
    06:24pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6666 posts
    So every Tuesday we are going to get 8 hour maintenance windows similar to WoW? Oh what is that, I can't play my singleplayer game now? Cool.
    06:25pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4648 posts
    Wait D3 is down for 8 hours? The fuck?
    06:25pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Deviouz
    Melbourne, Victoria
    235 posts
    8hours :(
    06:26pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6738 posts
    the fuckkkkkkkkkkk
    06:27pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4649 posts
    Blizzard, I love you and the games you make but go fuck yourself for being shitty cheap cunts and not giving australians our own servers so we don't have to deal with this crap anymore.
    06:29pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5571 posts
    All i can say is;

    This game has been down more than any other single player game in histrory. It's nearly making games for windows live look good.
    06:30pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19096 posts
    Well thats fucking gay, I was getting ready to settle down to a night of Diablo :(
    06:37pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Trin
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2966 posts
    fuck just got the full version yesterday and started getting into it this arvo... fuck yo!!U!!U!U!U!!!1
    06:39pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2876 posts
    So disappointed
    06:39pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12739 posts
    Yer I was OK with the online only thing. I was OK that I had to play on US servers. I was OK with the occasional maintenance that was 1-2 hrs long.

    8 Hours during would could not be any more of a peak time for Australians, except for maybe Fri/Say is a real kick in the balls. I'll seriously reconsider my standing with Blizzard now, form buying their games sight unseen to possibly not purchasing until they dish out an AU server. It will be sad, because they make great games.
    06:39pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6739 posts
    did wow ever endure bullshit like this?
    06:40pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6668 posts
    did wow ever endure bullshit like this?

    First two weeks were unplayable. First 3 months had a famous loot bug that if you looted a monster, chances are you would get stuck in loot animation which was hilarious. Also people flying in the air due to glitched flight points, skill trees being wiped constantly plus heaps more.

    Though there really is no excuse for this. An 8 hour maintenance for a singleplayer game with co-op as a choice is just absurd no matter how you spin it.
    06:42pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Fade2Black
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5038 posts
    Reload, every Tuesday with WoW.

    Difference was it started around 10pm or so our time, which isn't so bad. They also eventually made it every second Tuesday
    06:44pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Deviouz
    Melbourne, Victoria
    236 posts
    Well every second Tuesday for WoW didn't really happen consistently, its usually always server shout-down, and the odd Tuesday it restarts, but that's like maybe been twice this year and its often way before 10 as well.

    I get that this game needs some downtime, hopefully to improve stability and exploits, well anything really but I can't help but feel this is more to do with WoW needing its usual downtime and battle.net (Diablo) is just caught up in it all.

    I play WoW and SWtor and now Diablo, and its crazy that for the most part they all go down the same time (cept swtor tonight ;p )
    06:55pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    TicMan
    Melbourne, Victoria
    7990 posts
    That is one long maintenance window .. I'm a bit annoyed about that one!
    06:55pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6669 posts
    According to twitter it isn't 8 hours of maintenance, source.
    BlizzardCS
    ‏@BlizzardCS
    Please note tonight's scheduled maintenance is for World of Warcraft only.
    06:57pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16763 posts
    fucking wow faggots
    06:58pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19097 posts
    Well I can't log into D3 because its down, so I would dispute that claim and counter that the Blizzard CS guy doesn't know wtf hes talking about.

    Also, when I startted up D3 it said on the news screen there was 8 hours maintenance.
    07:04pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4323 posts
    well the servers game up again a couple of minutes after they went down but then went down again. maybe they fucked something.
    07:06pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6741 posts
    my launcher news screen never updates :(
    07:06pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19098 posts
    Nah, not in the launcher, in the game itself I have a "Breaking News" screen on the bottom right that gets updated with latestt news about maintenance and stuff.
    07:06pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4650 posts
    I don't get that. I had no warning, not even on the forums that there was any type of maint for D3.
    07:10pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    shad
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3721 posts
    OK will take this opportunity to go to the shops and have an early night. If D3 is back before 9:30 tho, all bets are off.
    07:12pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6743 posts
    oic well I don't get that either. I assume it was on by default for you?
    07:16pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19099 posts
    Yeah, its weird, I didn't do anything to switch it on, its just always been there, but my brother doesn't get it either
    07:19pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12740 posts
    Do you have a US version Khel, apparently US players get the Breaking News but everywhere else doesn't matter in Blizzard Land.
    07:20pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20484 posts
    We just killed Murozond in End Time with about 15 secs to spare. A little pissed off the servers for WoW went down at 6pm. Diablo servers I don't care about.

    8-)
    07:20pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16764 posts
    We get it rev, you're a wow drone
    07:24pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Mordecai
    Victoria
    1339 posts
    Well I can't log into D3 because its down, so I would dispute that claim and counter that the Blizzard CS guy doesn't know wtf hes talking about.

    Also, when I startted up D3 it said on the news screen there was 8 hours maintenance.


    The login servers for WOW and Diablo are the exact same servers so they shut it down for WOW and ... there goes Diablo.

    Diablo login servers need to be separate and this just proves it.
    07:24pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19100 posts
    Do you have a US version Khel, apparently US players get the Breaking News but everywhere else doesn't matter in Blizzard Land.


    Yeah, I installed the US client off the website. Thats pretty stupid if thats the case, but it would explain it, cos my brother installed his copy off the dvd when he bought it (which probably had a UK version on it).
    07:28pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4324 posts
    lol nothing from blizz on the forums or status pages. what a cock up.
    07:28pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6671 posts
    Only US version are getting the login window which is odd, even though European is down as well. Tried logging into Asia servers because a friend could, but I can't seem to with my US client.
    07:32pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19101 posts
    What a clusterfuck. I mean, I've got a lot of patience for this sort of thing generally, but these seem like some real rookie mistakes they're making, after running online games for 7+ years now they really should know better.
    07:34pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12741 posts
    Yer Khel I don't understand it too. They are usually so damn good, this however has shamed them badly.
    07:35pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4651 posts
    So this is going to happen every tuesday because of WoW?
    07:43pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6672 posts
    I'm able to log into Asia servers now, however Americas is still offline.
    07:45pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12742 posts
    O well, I wanted to do a Hardcore hero. O you have to be level 10 first?
    07:58pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12743 posts
    O wow, the Asian servers are horrible to play on.
    08:19pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4653 posts
    Turns out there is a method where people could steal your login session ID, and get into your account without needing a password so they could take your account, pillage it and leave you high and dry. Don't join any public games because of this, only play with friends.
    08:20pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Dodgymon
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2092 posts
    It's not that. People that have been hacked tried to download an offline crack. Instead they downloaded a keylogger and got owned.
    08:33pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6673 posts
    Turns out there is a method where people could steal your login session ID, and get into your account without needing a password so they could take your account, pillage it and leave you high and dry. Don't join any public games because of this, only play with friends.

    Session ID's, basically when you join a public game and everyone can see your session ID, which allows you to log into someone's account without a password or authenticator.
    08:46pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3186 posts
    Has this been confirmed though, or is it just internet rumour?
    08:54pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4654 posts
    08:57pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    paveway
    Brisbane, Queensland
    16766 posts
    Must be trolling
    09:03pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6675 posts
    Has this been confirmed though, or is it just internet rumour?

    Has been confirmed by Blizzard.
    09:05pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3187 posts
    Negatory. That post most certainly doesn't confirm the rumour.

    In fact a post by Bashiok later in the thread states:

    We've been taking the situation extremely seriously from the start, and have done everything possible to verify how and in what circumstances these compromises are occurring. Despite the claims and theories being made, we have yet to find any situations in which a person's account was not compromised through traditional means of someone else logging into their account through the use of their password. While the authenticator isn't a 100% guarantee of account security, we have yet to investigate a compromise report in which an authenticator was attached beforehand.
    09:08pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6676 posts
    Ah my bad, just read the first few sentences and led me to believe they knew about the issue.
    09:10pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12437 posts
    Did you read that post Eorl? :p
    09:13pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    dais
    Brisbane, Queensland
    9153 posts
    Hahaha DM that was epic.
    09:13pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    ravn0s
    Brisbane, Queensland
    15165 posts
    09:13pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6677 posts
    Did you read that post Eorl? :p

    I may or may not be drinking some of the fine Kraken Rum beverage. Guess I'll just go play some Battlefield.
    09:15pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6745 posts
    ahhh so it's back up and going again.. so much for 8 hours :/
    I think the rage was still justified because we all believed it was going to be 8 hours..
    09:26pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5572 posts
    I'll seriously reconsider my standing with Blizzard now, form buying their games sight unseen to possibly not purchasing until they dish out an AU server. It will be sad, because they make great games.

    I alomost didn't buy this because the beta was so boring and it made the game look crap, that plus terrible overseas servers, and i've died from lag plenty of times (rubberbanding back into lava mobs etc after leaping) luckily i just mostly get past it.

    But i can't say i won't buy their next hit game because frankly, i don't have the self control. I love the timesink diablo, i've been trying to save money because in a fortnight i'll be overseas in japan for 20 days, and the 55 dollars for d3 has given me something to do all weekend, and all week meaning that my usual pissup at the pub with mates didn't feel too lonely being at home instead playing with them on d3. The pissup usually costs by the end of the night somewhere around the 100 dollars if you include the cost of drinks, entry (ahem, karaoke booth usually) and a dinner at somewhere reasonable in the city (usually kbbq, or Taro's ramen).

    That plus the lack of leaving the house is saving me fuel and because it'd take too long to get takeaway i've been eating all my leftover foods instead of throwing them out which is saving me there too. I found my usual 250 savings a week jumped a full 100 dollars, and expect that for the next two weekends.

    Then i'll need the break from diablo.

    In conclusion, even with this sad outage, i can't say that this is a bad investment for me..

    PS: it's not exactly up, i got kicked

    PPS: sub 200ms pings..

    PPPS: being disconnected when you see two yellow drops on the ground infront of you makes me sad..
    09:35pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4325 posts
    best ping i've ever had! guess no1 is online heh
    09:36pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6678 posts
    Disconnected while fighting Diablo with only 10% left...no words can describe the anger.
    10:00pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6999 posts
    Disconnected while selling/buying. Will see how much shit is lost ...
    10:02pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Woblzz
    Queensland
    40 posts
    so they make it live again... just to give dc... blizzard...playing with my emotions : (
    10:04pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7000 posts
    On another note, my in-game latency has dropped from 370ms to 210ms average (America Region).
    10:11pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Sip
    Brisbane, Queensland
    540 posts
    these disconnects are getting on my nerves...
    10:12pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6746 posts
    yeah getting disconnects quite frequently
    didn't think it was possible to balls something up so badly
    10:15pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4656 posts
    Good to know they put the 2 - 3 hours to good use
    10:21pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19106 posts
    Breaking my heart Blizzard, breaking my heart
    10:23pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3188 posts
    :(
    10:24pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Deviouz
    Melbourne, Victoria
    237 posts
    600ping, DCs and missing loot, this is ace fun
    10:31pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    dangles
    Queensland
    3122 posts
    Just picked up a nice and cheap 550dps 1 handed axe for my wizard, 13k dps now just smash hell mobs
    10:40pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6747 posts
    this is hilariously bad
    10:42pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20487 posts
    I reckon the majority of you guys will be bored of this game in a month so it's prolly good that there's so much down time. The game will last that little bit longer.
    10:43pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4657 posts
    The second I join I get DCed, then put in a queue to get an error message. yeah D3 is fucked for the night.
    10:44pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2653 posts
    servers are so fucked lolz
    10:45pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5575 posts
    I reckon the majority of you guys will be bored of this game in a month so it's prolly good that there's so much down time. The game will last that little bit longer.

    Why do you come into this thread just to cry rev? Have your WOW buddies left to play diablo3 and your social time is now ruined until d3 dies down?
    10:47pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6748 posts
    don't give rev grief. it takes a lifetime of bulbs to enjoy wow, just let him have it.
    10:53pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4326 posts
    This is retarded. The only thing Blizz could possibly do right, is be open and honest about wtf is going on..

    They have pretty much trolled their entire core fan base and dont givafuk. I think a lot of people have been pretty patient but its starting to get beyond a joke. If things don't improve people should think about asking for a refund as it's entitled within 30 days of purchase.
    10:57pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4658 posts
    I'm sure they put in their EULA somewhere they don't have to have their servers up for you to play the game, and they don't owe you anything... even though you bought their game. Also no refunds.

    EDIT - Also the fuck? I can't post on the official forums. It tells me to log in and when I do it says I can't post because I don't have WoW active.

    last edited by DM at 23:02:16 22/May/12
    10:59pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    eXemplar
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2748 posts
    I've got a level 54 barb on hell act 1 and am loving the game and nostalgia ... but the service is just sub-par. It saddens me to see that Activision Blizzard still taking a giant dump on Australian players after all these years, not to mention the rest of the oceanic region. I don't mind bugs and I have faith that they would fix those eventually, but I can see this latency dependant rubber banding movement will seriously kill or at the very least drive any serious players away from end game content without local servers.

    All things considered, this will be the last Activision Blizzard purchase I make without Australian servers and I'm hoping the more exposed impact latency has brought will make people think twice in future.
    11:01pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4327 posts
    during the 30-days after a purchase certain product quality and availability standards must be a met or that product by federal law is deemed "defective" and a refund is mandated if asked for.
    11:05pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6750 posts
    http://us.battle.net/d3/en/status
    this has at least been accurate with the downtime in the past but claims to be up atm.

    huge debacle is a debacle
    11:06pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Reverend Evil
    Wynnum, Queensland
    20488 posts
    Why do you come into this thread just to cry rev? Have your WOW buddies left to play diablo3 and your social time is now ruined until d3 dies down?

    LOFL

    I'm not crying at all. And you better get used to me because it looks like WoW and Diablo will be down at the same time buddy!!
    11:06pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4659 posts
    They have always said that when it was possible they would give us servers. 7 years pass and no servers for WoW. Also none for SC2 or D3. Then along comes SWTOR which only has like 1.4m players and they can work out a deal to get some servers for us, treating us like customers. For blizzard not to have listened to all the begging and pleading after all this time makes me realise they really just don't give a fuck about anyone outside of the US or Europe so I also think this will be the last game I buy from them without aussie server support. It really upsets me as well to say that since they were part of the reason I became such a hardcore PC gamer.
    11:08pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    reload!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6752 posts
    steve farrelly should have kidnapped jay wilson and held him to ransom for oceanic servers. he even looks criminal(ish) so they would have taken his demands v. seriously.
    11:16pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    cJay
    Brisbane, Queensland
    1280 posts
    Ok I was thinking about getting this tomorrow but might hold off a week or three?

    Sounds very annoying and frustrating...
    11:27pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19109 posts
    Yeah, its a really fun game, but I'd say hold off till the server situation has stabilised a bit
    11:28pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6682 posts
    Ok I was thinking about getting this tomorrow but might hold off a week or three?

    Sounds very annoying and frustrating...

    Buy Torchlight 2 while your at it.
    11:29pm 22/05/12 Permalink
    qmass
    Queensland
    10409 posts


    This is about 4 times as much as the 'average' best rare around this level - best 1H i have been able to find is a gem slot with a bit over 300dps - so 1200 is friggan epic.
    07:02am 23/05/12 Permalink
    Raven
    Melbourne, Victoria
    6913 posts
    Wow, just headed over to the Blizzard D3 forums and read a few pages of the posts on the account hacking. That's a lot of angst.

    Makes me feel rather glad I only have a puny Level 18 Mage with nothing worth stealing just yet. But I think I'll enable the authenticator just to be safe, despite what a pain in the ass it is.
    08:10am 23/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2654 posts
    I call bullshit on that item mainly because of its level requirement

    the only place that drops 1000+ dps weapons is act 4 inferno and as such they have a level 60 requirement.

    But yeah they exist. very lucky to get a rare though. The only people farming that are ppl exploiting a certain mob in act 4 inferno
    08:26am 23/05/12 Permalink
    shrapse
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3777 posts
    Notice the 'Level requirement reduced by 6' part of that item?
    08:55am 23/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3189 posts
    Did the servers eventually stabilise last night?
    09:52am 23/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4328 posts
    yea at about 11:30 or so. asia was fine from about 9:00
    09:54am 23/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12438 posts
    Yeh I played through from 11:30 to fuck only knows this morning without a problem.
    09:58am 23/05/12 Permalink
    Thundercracker
    Brisbane, Queensland
    3190 posts
    from 11:30 to fuck only knows this morning


    sleep is for the weak eh?
    10:02am 23/05/12 Permalink
    MARLINBLADE
    Queensland
    371 posts
    I've been hovering on this thread for a while now contemplating buy / no buy, and although there sounds like there's definately been some connection teething issues and some sort of always online brain fuck requirement, i'm going to give in and buy...

    So, does anyone know where the best place to buy a key from online would be? I could just do it via Blizzard but it would be nice to get it cheaper... Any suggestions? The usual places i buy from are either on par or don't even stock it.
    10:16am 23/05/12 Permalink
    do0b
    Brisbane, Queensland
    4329 posts
    you should make sure the issue with installing from disk is fixed. apparently SEA players trying to install the game from disk were getting an error that the game hadn't launched all yesterday and had to download the game from blizzard to make it work.
    10:24am 23/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6688 posts
    You can purchase it from JB HiFi for $69, though Ozsave.com have it for $69.90 so your choice.
    10:41am 23/05/12 Permalink
    csirac
    Brisbane, Queensland
    2655 posts
    Notice the 'Level requirement reduced by 6' part of that item?


    Oh wow lol totally skipped it. Didn't think D3 be such a modifier. Haven't seen that mod before in 50 hours.
    10:55am 23/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7002 posts
    I just added the Battle net Mobile authenticator to my account and configured it to ask for a login EVERY time.
    So I wait a while, fire up Diablo 3, log in and enter a game without it asking for an auth code.

    gg
    11:44am 23/05/12 Permalink
    Jim
    UK
    12905 posts
    fyi if you don't have it set to ask for the authenticator every time, it'll still prompt for it if you log in from a different ip than last time even if less than the default time period has gone by, which I think is 1 week
    11:55am 23/05/12 Permalink
    MARLINBLADE
    Queensland
    372 posts
    You can purchase it from JB HiFi for $69, though Ozsave.com have it for $69.90 so your choice.


    Live in Weipa mate, closest JB's is Cairns ~ 10 hours drive... not keen ha ha

    Nearly always buys keys for that reason, but doing some googling, looks like it'll be easier to just get it off the bliz website
    11:55am 23/05/12 Permalink
    DM
    Gold Coast, Queensland
    4660 posts
    I'm hovering at 2700 damage as a Lv 47 Demon Hunter in Nightmare act 3. Had a weird encounter with a yellow before. Those huge demons that shield themselves and take next to no damage? Yeah I ran into a yellow pack of Desecrater/Molten ones. Cool no problem, I have 4 man entangling shot this should be easy. They then proceed to run faster than me even when using vault to escape. They ended up killing me 4 times.
    12:13pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5578 posts
    Oh diablo system shutdown, every day without fail.
    09:06pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    parabol
    Brisbane, Queensland
    7004 posts
    I only just started playing for the day, ffs. Single-player too.

    How about they schedule times where they promise not to fuck with the servers so that people can play without disconnects.

    last edited by parabol at 21:14:21 23/May/12
    09:12pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    Enska
    Sydney, New South Wales
    1767 posts
    Its back up.
    09:33pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5579 posts
    Its back up.

    I think you're mistaken, it wasn't down by the time you posted. When i posted, it was shutting down in 34 minutes.
    09:44pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    Khel
    Brisbane, Queensland
    19118 posts
    Its just restarts, and its rolling restarts so now all the servers go down at the same time. The server I was on went down half an hour ago and booted me back to the charracter select, then I just hit "Resume" and it went straight back into the game (I assume using a different server).
    09:57pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    Eorl
    Brisbane, Queensland
    6696 posts
    Finally completed normal difficulty yay! Diablo was a tad easy but overall was quite fun. Not sure if I'll play the other modes, kind of over the story and I don't think I'm interested in loot grinding like the old days.
    11:28pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    Hogfather
    Cairns, Queensland
    12452 posts
    Got Leoric down in Hell tonight with DM.

    I'm having more fun as time goes by, I don't know why but running d3 over and over is less annoying than heroics and shit in MMOs.
    11:47pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    Tollaz0r!
    Brisbane, Queensland
    12753 posts
    Probably because you don't have to fight over loot as it is all yours and it is quicker.
    11:51pm 23/05/12 Permalink
    skythra
    Brisbane, Queensland
    5580 posts
    Just wanted to say that the 15-30minute restart was not nearly as big a deal as i was complaining about. I'd be okay with that if it was normal when stuff is going wrong :P

    Edit: Just as a chraracter check what are people's levels?

    I'm a:
    54 Barbarian
    45 Witchdoctor
    20 Monk
    18 demon hunter (i think)
    15 wizard

    I started playing the witchdoctor more as Hell was getting me angry on my barbarian.. constantly dying crying about mobs with mixes of arcane, molten, that acid ground thing, and any kind of punting ability or running away or flying or natural movespeed as part of their inbuilt mechanic of the mob (like the tunneling dog things in act2, or the flying insects which shoot damaging insect-like projectiles). Running after them instantly kills you, but they're running away, so when they run one direction, you have to be like a sailboat against the wind and zigzag. Then die anyway as you pull so many other mobs while they wander away.
    01:42am 24/05/12 Permalink
    Viper119
    UK
    1535 posts
    Gee willikers.. after watching all this angst unravel. I don't feel so bad that I haven't been able to start playing yet due to my gaming PC dying!

    Paladin was my favourite from D2, who's the closet to that? Barbarian or Monk?




    04:14am 24/05/12 Permalink
    Raisty
    Brisbane, Queensland
    229 posts
    Monk, or Demon Hunter if you played a Hammerdin.


    Also, hotfix patch notes : http://eu.battle.net/d3/en/blog/4662223

    Smoke screen and Force Armour to a blow to the head, as expected.
    06:06am 24/05/12 Permalink
    MARLINBLADE
    Queensland
    374 posts
    Wow Error 3007 is fun, i was getting kicked nearly every 5 minutes. Changed server and now keep public chat open at all times and seem to be going ok.

    Checkpoint save system licks balls tho...
    06:08am 24/05/12 Permalink
    defi
    Wynnum, Queensland
    2879 posts
    I started playing the witchdoctor more as Hell was getting me angry on my barbarian.. constantly dying crying about mobs with mixes of arcane, molten, that acid ground thing, and any kind of punting ability or running away or flying or natural movespeed as part of their inbuilt mechanic of the mob (like the tunneling dog things in act2, or the flying insects which shoot damaging insect-like projectiles). Running after them instantly kills you, but they're running away, so when they run one direction, you have to be like a sailboat against the wind and zigzag. Then die anyway as you pull so many other mobs while they wander away.
    Bro at this stage you really need to change up your play style to suit the different mobs you are fighting against. I My bars are full of defensive skills to keep me alive / chase down mobs like that. If I run into species mobs, I run away and rotate skills until I have the right combo to kill them. Its a fuck around but at least you continue to make progress.
    09:09am 24/05/12 Permalink
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