Diablo III Launches to Long Lines at Midnight

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wal789

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someuid

You can remove an assigned skill by going into options and check boxing "Elective Mode". This will allow you to drag an assigned skill from a button. Removing it from mouse1 results in a melee attack being activated.

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RUSENSITIVESWEETNESS

That picture makes me weep for humanity.

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p47riot

crybaby

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Deltymcnelty

For all of you saying it is uninteresting, or to easy. You realize you are only at the first mission, the Beta mission. There is still a lot more to this game. I bet it's gonna get just as tough as the old ones. In DiabloII I never felt that Oh SH*T moment until like 3-4 hours or more in.

Aside from that statement. I love this game. Great graphic feel, I love the music and the hud and UI. The gameplay is smooth and kept me wanting to explore more and more. Can't wait to actually get far into this once it starts to heat up.

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bling581

Well that's good to hear because that's exactly how I feel, it's waaay too easy! I'm about lvl 11 and just retrieved the first sword piece. There's basically no skill involved, just running around spamming left/right mouse buttons and an occasional number key. The graphics are decent, but they could've done a better job on the story. I also don't like having to run through on Normal before getting harder difficulties.

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compguytracy

btw my comments were from a smartphone, so stfu. i am still playing in 10 minute increments, then i get removed, and sent back to last checkpoint, and yes, have tried all the level one bs, and level 50 tricks i know.

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HammerfistClan.com

Not only was I not in this line in Las Vegas, but I think they must have staged some kind of party at Frys because no lines anywhere else in Vegas from what I heard.

That said... from what I have seen so far I am glad I saved my pennies. Now back to SWTOR where the patches are reckless, but the game is still fun and has alot more promise to only get better by the end of the year.

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bling581

I never understood this. Every major game release day I can just walk into a store after work and buy it. The only time I had to search for something was when I bought a collector's edition, and even then there were several at Best Buy.

Maybe they think it's fun to line up in the middle of the night just for a game? I thought I was addicted to gaming but even I can wait until the evening to play it on release day.

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blacksand

I digitally pre-ordered as well. The game was downloaded, installed, activated, battle-tag was created, video drivers updated. I get home from work ready to play and servers are down...ARRRRRRRRR!!!

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Gezzer

I pre bought a digital version. After an hour and a half of trying to log in I finally got to play. Proving again that always online DRM sucks balls.

Haven't really gotten too far into it yet, still haven't gone up against the Skeleton King. It's okay, not great, but good enough I guess. I just don't feel the tension like I did in the first 2. It feels more laid back. I never feel that Oh sh@t moment where I'm thinking that there must be a 100 mobs swarming me and I'm going to die, real quick like. So far even the named mobs haven't made me sweat. It's funny I picked up DS 3 on steam when it was on special just recently, and it felt like more of a challenge then this game does.

Over all I guess I'd agree that it feels like a "dumbed down" version of it's former self. Even the skill tree's have been pared down to next to nothing. Well I guess I'll see it to the end anyway, but it's still a meh vote from me.

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Jono

It feels like dungeon siege and the music isnt nearly as interesting. I couldnt understand why the hyped up Diablo 3 game was given away free for WoW subscriptions, but now it just makes complete sense. I've only played to the skeleton king so far and i feel so unimpressed by the graphics and the quest system felt like I was on a rail. But honestly, the only thing I ever look forward to in Blizzard games are the cinematics. Thats what makes these games stand out for me. So I will probably play the game all the way through. But for as much hype, and for as much time as it's taken so far, I expected so much more. For christ's sake I think dungeon siege's menu is still better-looking than Diablo 3

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Valor958

I ended up buying it, digital download, and only got maybe an hour to play before it went offline for 'maintenance' again. So far, I'm liking it overall, but like you said, I don't feel even 25% of the variety in skills as I did with D2/LOD. True, each primary skill has 5 runes to modify it, but still, they just add flair to a single skill, not adding a new skill.
There was a ton of hating on min/max players from D2, but isn't that part of the point in a hack-and-slash game like this? Be the best hacker you can be? Min/Maxing seems only natural, why go partial? The new type also eliminated hybrid skill characters too. Everything in this game so far, does feel very on rails and only mildly/lightly challenging on Normal.
Like someone else said, even the named mobs aren't worry-inducing like they used to be. Perhaps in later acts, things change a bit, but so far... not impressed, just satisfied. For 12 years and $60, it's not unreasonable to expect more from Blizzard with their immense revenue and experience with always online games. For them to be able to run and maintain WoW for this long, but not be able to maintain D3 servers for even a whole day, seems a bit like misappropriation of IT skill. I don't recall EVER having this issue in the 7-8 years I played D2.
Don't get me wrong though, these issues aren't enough for me to stop playing, just irritating that this feels like another game released in late beta that an actual RC version.
Running a Monk for now, will start a new char each time I beat it with an old one to try the full gambit of new meat.

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zac.smith

So much bitching haha, I preordered online the morning before release (it went live at 5pm in Australia), started the download / installation before work, finished work at 7pm, went straight home, logged in straight away with no delay, didn't get booted once and played all night.

I am loving everything about it, I think you guys need to stop building things up to an impossible standard before release and just enjoy things for what they are, it is a great game and does what it is meant to, all of the things people are complaining about have been done for a reason.

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goodtime

Long lines? I just walked into walmart and bought it this afternoon without a problem....

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Rift2

I knew Max Payne 3 would do better then this game.

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acidic

i haven't ever played any diablo game and this one isn't changing my mind anytime soon. alot of people still can't even login to play. there has been multiple groups that have completed it in less than 5 hours too. it's ashamed that multiplayer is the only thing that sales games these days. gone are the good old days of 30+ hours of single player

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Neufeldt2002

Can't agree more acidic.

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iron1mike

who stands in lines anymore? Pre-downloaded on my couch and I never have to worry about a damn disc!

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Hilarity

Pffft, I'll wait for RELOADED or SKIDROW or FLT. Especially as this is Diablo 2 with poor quality DX 9 graphics.

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tsamhammer

I pre-ordered the Collectors edition before the open Beta, and even though Best Buy shipped it out on the 10th it still isnt supposed to arrive until the 17th. WTF??? I thought they were supposed to ship games so they arrived on the release date?

I played the open beta and wasnt too impressed but held out hope the rest of the game would be more immersive and compelling; after checking out the meta-critic reviews what hope I had left has been dashed. Oh well. Anyone want to buy a sealed collectors edition set?

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Obsidian

Although I agree you have every right to be annoyed, don't worry too much. The servers have been up and down and up and down, downtime usually lasts an hour or more. I'm sure I agreed that all I paid for was the right to play the game only on Blizzard's time schedule (if I would have read the EULA). It's a shame because I spent $60, and now I can't play it, no one on the "Americas" servers can.

With millions of people playing WoW at any given minute I thought this launch would go more smoothly for Blizzard in the remote-server area. I'm sure they will figure it out, but it's a colossal disappointment on a game that's really only so/so. There is test software for load balancing that they could have made use of. It's not like they can't afford the best; they take in the most money out of any gaming company on a daily basis.

Truthfully it looks like Torchlight 2 is the better game, but it won't be as popular nor around AS long as Diablo 3 will be. I'll give that a try when it's released.

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bensen408

Blizzard ran a promo that if you sign up for a 1 year contract on World of Warcraft, you get Diablo III for free. If I wasn't in a networking class right now I would be playing.

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azuza001

Got mine and I am disappointed. Not because it isn't fun (it is) but because my 1 complaint about the game from the open beta weekend is still there. NO BASIC ATTACK. WHY? If I am a wizard and I want to equip a sword and go melee then let me! They even said that they were looking at putting it back in a month ago. I don't understand why they would take that out in the first place.

Deamon Hunters ALWAYS have to be ranged, so do Wizards and to a good degree Witch Doctors. That leaves Monks and Barbarians as the only melee choices, and then even if you equip a Monk with a sword they still don't use it, they punch instead. Yea.... now I'm playing as Xena? If I have a sword and you let me equip it then let me swing it! And the only character that does this is the Barbarian.... yea.

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someuid

In case you happen to check back to this thread, you can enable basic attacks by going into Options and check boxing "Elective Mode"

Blizzard - who the f*&k decided this was a good idea? Diablo 3 feels like a rails game.

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someuid

There is a way to do it. I did it during the beta and found that the basic sorc skills were doing less damage than a club.

I think you have to unequip the spell from the slot, leaving you with attack.

It is different from D2 where you could select 'attack'. On D3, you get to it by removing the special attack. Lame, yes.

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azuza001

I see. And how do you unequip a power? I didn't realize it was able to be done.

I will double check when the emergency server fix is done in an hour (ANOTHER reason why net always on is just stupid in my book, let us play SP on our own...)

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someuid

I think you drag the selected spell from the button on the screen and drop anywhere to discard it. It was either that or drag it from mouse1 to mouse2, which will move the spell to mouse2 and free up mouse1, turning it into a melee attack.

I was wildly clicking on any permutation I could think of and it just happened, so I'm not entirely sure.

I do remember it is not in the spell selection window. I did it right from the main game screen.

Good luck.

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compguytracy

Got mine at midnight got up before work and tied to play got booted multiple times so i guess the server load issue is not fixed awesome game so farbut lame i had to start from scratch and couldnt play my beta character

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steevonson

People need to see this. You really should post it a 4th time.

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someuid

Hopefully he/she remembers to use some punctuation on posts 6 through 25.

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Valor958

I'm actually very conflicted on whether or not to buy this. I was a HUGE D2 fan and played it for 3 years pretty regularly, and the next 5 years on and off. I'm hearing so much mixed fanfare about D3, dropping $60 on it feels like a gamble. I think i'll wait a week or two and see how the reviews hold up and watch some YouTube clips of later gameplay in action to see how things hold up. If I can get even a year out of D3, it would be worth $60, but so many new releases lately have a hard time being worth more than a week or two of playing. DX:HR is a perfect example, I loved the game (not as much as the 1st one), and it had a lot of flair and options, but I have absolutely NO desire to play it again after beating it on 'Give Me Deux Ex' difficulty. So sad, feels like missed potential.

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TommM

User reviews are slamming it pretty hard on Metacritic:

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/diablo-iii

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bling581

I never played any of the previous games (shame on me!), but I know they were supposed to be good and it is a Blizzard game so I thought I'd give it a try. Perhaps I just didn't give it enough time but after an hour or so I shut it off for more BF3. It just didn't feel real interesting and nothing grabbed my attention. The combat was pretty easy and I don't think I ever had to drink a potion. I just ran around spamming my left and right mouse buttons.

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noobstix

At least these reviews are more sensible than the ones for ME3. I'm glad that after I first heard about the DRM that I never committed to buying it. I've already had trouble with Steam, UPlay, and Origin so I don't really need to add a 4th DRM to my list. However, leading up to the release, I actually flirted with the idea for a bit. My $60 is going towards a better game (I wouldn't even drop triple digits on a cluster-eff of a game). Maybe I'll wait like 5 years down the road and buy it from the "bargain bin".

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TommM

Yeah, I've been burned on pre-ordering high profile games lately. Crysis 2 was lackluster, Dragon Age II was a total dog, and I was one of the many who were disappointed in the ME 3 ending and lastly Silent Hunter V was off-the-charts bad. We're talking over $240 in pre-orders (I usually order the collector editions) that in retrospect, had I known what I know now, I wouldn't have paid more than $50 for all of those combined. So I'm extremely wary now about pre-orders. Also played the Diablo III stress test beta and found it to be relatively engaging, but I didn't see $60 worth of entertainment there.

I think this is one of those I'll also wait for the bargain bin. The only games I'll consider pre-ordering now - and even then I'm going to have to talk myself into it - are Far Cry 3 and Bioshock 3.

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Slurpy

Don't forget RAGE. I will never buy another iD or Bethesda game again.

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Slurpy

After reading all the coverage and being disappointed by pretty much everything, I still gave the beta a try. . . and was disappointed. While it was great being back in the Diablo world, everything else just felt. . . lame. No skill tree. Less interesting classes. Less interesting music. Less interesting, though prettier, visuals.

No, it seems like Torchlight 2 will be the closest successor to D2, not this Activision tripe.

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GuavaSauce

Oh yes, digital pre order here. screw all the lines. and in great timing. i quit playing that graphically beautiful, but garbage play wise, clone BF3. actually, ive been on D2 to burn the last couple months till D3. playing them both on 2 machines.

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compguytracy

Got mine at midnight got up before work and tied to play got booted multiple times so i guess the server load issue is not fixed awesome game so farbut lame i had to start from scratch and couldnt play my beta character

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compguytracy

Got mine at midnight got up before work and tied to play got booted multiple times so i guess the server load issue is not fixed awesome game so farbut lame i had to start from scratch and couldnt play my beta character

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USraging

already got the game! but stuck at work so i can not play it tell around 4pm :(. i also bought tortchlight 2, loved the first game and bought 4 copies of the pre-order so i could hand them to my friends:P. i played the beta of diablo 3 and it was pretty good. don't think they will have a problem with quality of the game at all.

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jnwoll

Not sure I'll get this. Torchlight 2 sure, but that's just for playing when I'm bored. I'm still humping BF3, and Close Quarters DLC comes out next month. So to bide my time, I might finally mow the lawn or something.

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dgrmouse

Haha, that's awesome. If you provide beer, I'll come help.

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