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Dhruin September 21st, 2011 01:23

Diablo 3 - Closed Beta Begins
 
Gamasutra has news the Closed Beta for Diablo III has started:
Quote:

Blizzard Entertainment on Tuesday announced that closed beta testing for its highly-anticipated Diablo III action RPG has begun, as the title enters the "final stages of development."

Not only will the closed beta plant the seed for future marketing buzz among the series' most loyal fan base, but it will also give Blizzard important player feedback on the game's development, including stability and hardware input.

The English-only closed beta will allow players to play through Act I of the game in single-player or cooperatively as any of the five hero classes, which include barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk and demon hunter. The Act leads to an encounter with the Skeleton King.
…and IGN has an article on a "new easier raid mode".
More information.

fastica September 21st, 2011 01:23

Diablo 3? Is that the commercial simulator that looks like Torchlight and doesn't have offline mode?

rich ruffo September 21st, 2011 02:18

Thats the one fastca. Im playing the beta for Paths of Exile , its GREAT already . So much darker than D3.

Yeesh September 21st, 2011 02:55

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Originally Posted by rich ruffo (Post 1061093476)
Thats the one fastca. Im playing the beta for Paths of Exile , its GREAT already . So much darker than D3.

Ha, darker is exactly right. Based on the screenshots, you can barely see 15 feet from your character. Is there an impressions thread? I hadn't heard of it.

Tanno September 21st, 2011 03:00

fastica, yep, BUT it's the opposite when regarding the looks. Torchlight has been released AFTER Diablo II, so it's obvious that Torchlight is a Diablo Clone, not the opposite. :) And no, it's not the commercial ones, but the quality ones. The commercial is the battle.net online gameplay, not the single player stuff. :)

fastica September 21st, 2011 03:08

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Originally Posted by Tanno (Post 1061093483)
fastica, yep, BUT it's the opposite when regarding the looks. Torchlight has been released AFTER Diablo II, so it's obvious that Torchlight is a Diablo Clone, not the opposite. :) And no, it's not the commercial ones, but the quality ones. The commercial is the battle.net online gameplay, not the single player stuff. :)

I know. I finished Diablo II and LoD 10 years ago. I was being sarcastic. BTW I'm really more hyped towards Torchlight II. Runic games seems really interested in pleasing their players and not in getting as much money as they can.

rich ruffo September 21st, 2011 04:14

Yeesh,they are working on the camera, there are 6 characters to choose each with 100 skills . Yes one hundred, Awsome unique potion drops . It feels like a snigle player game . Ridiculous veriety of weapons , crazy monsters dead babies washed up on the beach. Did i mention its free.

badmofo September 21st, 2011 07:11

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Originally Posted by rich ruffo (Post 1061093496)
… crazy monsters dead babies washed up on the beach.

There's some missing punctuation in there, and it's the difference b/w OK and not OK.

zz September 21st, 2011 10:44

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Originally Posted by rich ruffo (Post 1061093476)
Thats the one fastca. Im playing the beta for Paths of Exile , its GREAT already . So much darker than D3.

Thanks for the heads up on POE. I never heard of it before.

DArtagnan September 21st, 2011 10:48

I'll be checking this out if I get in, for sure.

Curious about how it looks and performs.

EvilManagedCare September 21st, 2011 14:37

It appears POE requires play online. O! The horror! And what's more: optional perks that can be bought with *gasp* real world money. Divert the angry Diablo 3 mob to POE!

rich ruffo September 21st, 2011 15:08

DArtagan, PoE conrtols are a liitle stiff but ok, and it looks great abilities are very satisifying and find myself waisting mana , watching ice shards bounce on the ground and particle physics are nice. The shadow details are amazing they look real. When lightning strikes the shadow flashes to the other side in wich the lightning is coming from. when weapons fall its realistic. Very close attention to detail.

rich ruffo September 21st, 2011 15:18

They say no perks just cosmetics. In other word you dont have to spend a dime to enjoy the game. I dont know how Grinding Gear Games will stay on board when its free to play ,but the game feels like a single player with the option to team up with someone in Argintina.


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