I got my hands on the Diablo 3 beta today. And of cause I got really excited about finally getting the chance to play this game. I have been playing Diablo 2 and World of Warcraft and I love this type of games. So I really had high expectations on the game when I installed it.
There has been much talk about that Diablo 3 will require a really good computer, But I’m on my MacBook Pro with 4kb ram and a 256 mb graphic card and it worked out good. Some spikes from time to time but nothing that was destroying my experience.
I decided to roll a Demon Hunter as my first character. And I can say that I don’t get the real feeling of the character by just playing the beta. When I killed the first boss; The Skeleton King I was level 8. And that is basically the end of the beta. There is not that much good experience farming abilities in the beta. As Act 1 is very similar to Act 1 in Diablo 2.
But some things that I really like with the game is that you can sell your items when you are on the field playing. So you will never have your inventory full. This mainly effect the start of the game when you save up on every item you get to have money for repairs and items.
And it also seems that your gold will be shared by all your characters. This will make it easier to start a new character.
I’ll keep on updating this blog when I found out more cool things to tell you all!
My blog over at GosuGamers: http://www.gosugamers.net/diablo/blogs/3344
Blizzard talks about Diablo 3, StarCraft 2 and World of Warcraft at GamesCom, check out this 50 minute video from the event
Watch it at own3d.tv http://www.own3d.tv/watch/183126
You will be able to sell your items for real money in Diablo 3. There will also be a in-game gold auction house as in World of WarCraft
“Ultimately, players want it,” – ”In the past we’ve really taken this hardline stance of, we will just try to stamp it down in every place that we can. And we could take that approach. But I actually think that with Diablo, it actually will end up being a good thing, at least something that players will be excited about. It really is something that a lot of players are already looking to do.” – Blizzard
Blizzard announced that you will need an Internet connection to be able to play Diablo 3, this means both single player and multiplayer.
There will be a requirement to have an internet connection to be able to play Diablo 3, multiplayer and singleplayer. This is exactly like they did with StarCraft 2. Rob Pardo, executive producer at Blizzard explains why they made this decision:
“And then once I have this powerful character, I’ll jump online.’ But the problem with that concept is we can’t really detect if they’re cheating. They might have the capability to hack their character, things like that, so at that point we can’t really allow that character to be in the battle net environment. Then they’re going to have to restart their character, which is exactly what happened in Diablo II, which was really unfortunate.”
Force Strategy Gaming just brought us a sneak peek of the Monk Skills. But remember this game is still in development and some of this might change, we will have to see in the upcoming beta.
The German Blizzard fans will be able to play Diablo 3, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm at Gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany.
“We have prepared for you, not just exhibition matches, live raids, competitions and other attractions, but also three great games, in which every visitor will be able to play,”
A “inside source” at Blizzard said that the Blizzard are planing to release Diablo 3 in November this year. The source also say that they are working long shifts to get Diablo 3 ready for the release. This also mean that the beta should be out soon since Blizzard usually have their betas online for a 2-4 month period. GotGame also write: “Activision-Blizzard has inexplicitly denied this by excluding Diablo 3 from this years listed releases“. So with some luck we might see the game just before Christmas this year.