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... because servers unlock midnight PST (California), which is 5pm EST (+/- 2 hrs for NZ/WestAust).
It will be a fruitless effort to attend one, unless you enjoy disappointment and a loss of sleep.
Simply pick up the game during the day of the 15th and install it at your own leisure.
There is a timer here that you can use to calibrate yourself http://www.diablo3launch.com/
And to clarify: There is no SEA/ANZ server for Diablo 3 like there is for SC2, with which we were able to have midnight launches and such for Wings Of Liberty's release (but wont be able to for D3).
Edited by ArtVandelay on 4/15/2012 4:29 AM PDT
Man that is going to be a very long day indeed. Need something to fill the time. I got golf lessons for my birthday so Im going to make a appointment for the 15th that should help, then get stocked up on food and booze for the long night of epicness ahead
Don't forget the fact that there is no SEA server for Diablo 3 (hence we have a sub forum here instead of on a sea.battle.net)
Edited by ArtVandelay on 4/10/2012 12:48 AM PDT
Yes! This has to be correct. Thanks for that extra peace of mind ArtVandelay
Similar thing happened with CATA.
I remember my local EB games store sent me a TXT (as I pre-ordered the game with them) and said I could pick it up early and be ready before the servers went live. Initially, their intent was to host a sale that night after the servers were live - just like most other retailers.
We are 18hrs ahead of NA, which means we can Install and be ready before the servers are live!
Perhaps this would change if Blizz decided to give the green light to the servers before midnight 15th May PDT.
I'm really hoping things don't change, a sleep in, a day at work and a pre-install of the game works better for me than a midnight sale (especially when there no point in a midnight sale).
That post confirms that SEA players will "Default" to the Americas server.
This doesn't explain whether the game will be playable on the SEA server.
I just got off the phone to EB Brisbane Myer Centre.
I ordered online to be picked up in that store as I was expecting a midnight launch.
Since we don't appear to be getting a midnight launch, I was going to transfer it to Mt Gravatt which is way more convenient for me.
I called Myer Centre and they said I could transfer it, but I wouldn't be getting a Collector's Edition at the other end as the Collector's Editions are allocated by store and couldn't be swapped around.
Good to know, don't want anyone stuffing up their CE entitlement.
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