Diablo® III

Diablo III open beta weekend!


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If you haven’t heard the exciting news, we have open access weekend for all players with a valid Battle.net account . This begins tomorrow, so for Aus/NZ players it will be from this Saturday-Tuesday.

This is a chance for you to stress test our servers and provides us feedback so that launch is as smooth as possible.
Edited by Arcagnion on 4/19/2012 10:13 PM PDT
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72 hour marathon incoming (most of which would be nerd raging over network problems).

Starting 5am Saturday AEST.
Edited by Hypersonic#1142 on 4/19/2012 10:17 PM PDT
Arc please answer me just 1 question though, why is it acceptable for us aussies to deal with 200+ms latency when we had to pay overs for the game itself? digital download so no shipping arguement, and our dollars better than the US so thats gone too???? just an honest blizzard answer would be nice
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The reason that digital games are still more expensive in Australia than the US is because if they were to lower prices, then no one would buy them from the Australian retailers, and thus the Australian retailers wouldn't stock / advertise their item. Then there wouldn't be a physical copy in Australia without individual shipping in. This leads to less sales due a) casual people not knowing about the game because all they do is walk into computer game stores to find something they want to buy, and b) it being kind of awkward to get a physical copy.

So more profitable thing blizzard can do is leave the prices competitive with the local market.

EDIT: Also, they probably have a contract with Australian retailers saying they won't undercut them. But they wouldn't say that publicly.
Edited by Numbynutkins#1345 on 4/19/2012 10:24 PM PDT
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Do we need to redownload the client when the official release it out?
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04/19/2012 10:52 PMPosted by Vëdek
How big is the client?

Installer is 44MB, beta is 4.76GB.
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04/19/2012 10:14 PMPosted by PIEMAN
YES!! Arc we are friends now

I thought we were always friends?
Edited by Arcagnion on 4/20/2012 12:49 AM PDT
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04/20/2012 12:26 AMPosted by Arcagnion
YES!! Arc we are friends now

I thought we were always friends?

That may be so, but us, on the other hand...
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04/20/2012 02:06 AMPosted by Trust
That may be so, but us, on the other hand...

And you too ofc!

Enjoy the beta weekend!
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