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    News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Open beta begins at 8pm today.
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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    When you say 7 PM you mean 8 PM (BST) right?

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    I really hope that they get the connection issues sorted before release. I was in the previous beta and love the game but every ten minutes or so kept getting disconnected from the server even though I was playing single player. After bearing with it for an hour or two I finally got sick and uninstalled it.

    I enjoyed what I seen but REALLY hope that they give you the option to play offline. Nothing worse than getting kicked out of a game due to poor connection or issue server side, its bad on multiplayer but unforgivable on single player games.

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Great!Demon hunting stars shortly.

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Well it says "19:01 GMT April 20 " so since we are GMT +1 at the moment its safe to say its 8:01pm for us, shame really i was looking forward to it earlier . Cant wait for this!.
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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Whoops, major time zone malfunction. It is 8pm, article has been updated.

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    What a suprise, cant log in. Now waits for the press release where they say they didn't anticipate demand.

    /Edit - You and me and my missus can't. Bought M&M's and Lucozade Cola for tonight too!!! What a waste.

    /Edit2 - I hope the GW2 beta goes better next weekend

    /Edit3 - Nice work, made it to Server Authentication screen but its been sat there for 10 mins but i daren't press the cancel button as my missus hasn't made it that far yet.
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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    From Bashiok on Twitter

    #D3 open beta is not live yet. We're working on some last minute config issues but expect it to be ready very soon. Hold tight!

    /Edit - The #D3 open beta is now LIVE! #gogogo

    /Edit 2 - However, I can't login myself yet...

    /Edit 3 - If you are connecting from a non-US #D3 client, be sure to change your region to "The Americas" in your game options for the open beta.

    /Edit 4 - Finally got in!
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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Servers are getting hammered big style lol, get busy messages, no licence messages and all sorts, will try again a bit later on..

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Yeah I can't get in. No license message and Account management on battle.net is getting errors too!

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Yup, can create a character but 'Start Game' is getting nowhere, off to play something else for an hour

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Been playing for the last hour. Me and the missus managed to create characters and we have been playing coop. Her brothers haven't made it past login yet though which is a little disappointing as we were going to 4p it.

    Have to say so far its a Ronseal, does exactly what it says on the tin. This is diablo nothing more, nothing less.

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    "You have completed the Diablo III Beta"

    Time for bed then

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Please tell me that demo was somehow feature limited from the start, I felt less rushed than in DII and the lighter graphics and story telling style reminded me of NeverWinterNights, which made me want to play that instead because of the boat load of customisation options, spells etc. So far the closest thing to my idea of the next Diablo is the Path of Exile beta.

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    bliz said from moment 1 its a stress test , and well - as a stress test it works

    its the same stuff as on beta - chapter 1.

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    Re: News - Play Diablo III for free this weekend

    Quote Originally Posted by Kanoe View Post
    "You have completed the Diablo III Beta"

    Time for bed then
    Haha this my exactly my thoughts. I actually really enjoyed it - playing with some guys I played WoW with previously. But I'm not sure there is replayability / longevity is there. Then again people have certainly kept playing D2 so maybe its just me.

    Meh anyway did an amazon order of GW2 prepurchase and D3 this morning anyway. I'm easily swayed.

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