The Beta Is Upon Us

Posted by Daeity On Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Looks like I'll be busy for the next little while. :) If I spot anything unusual or interesting, I'll make another update.. but for now there are a lot of D3 videos and streams available for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiCwATxb0a0 (Demonhunter Gameplay)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI4ya75Gig8 (Barbarian Gameplay)
http://www.twitch.tv/day9tv
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/nomsayin
http://www.diablounderground.com/diablo-underground-live-stream
http://www.twitch.tv/wigens/b/294468076
http://www.justin.tv/orbitzun4/#/w/1730301568
http://www.twitch.tv/wigens#/w/1730431056
http://www.twitch.tv/crypto137
http://www.justin.tv/fluddastud#/w/1730241232
http://www.livestream.com/pushbuttan

You'd assume that many of them were D2 fans, but judging by their gameplay it's like they've never played an Action RPG before (some, not all). I also haven't seen any "Beta Feedback" menu systems, confirming previous beliefs about it's true purpose. :)

I've also updated a few items on the previous post (Unofficial Diablo 3 Features).

** Okay, so it looks like I won't be as busy as I thought.

I've seen a full play through of the D3 Beta on 3 classes now and it's become very repetitive.

Funny how everything about the beta is now old news to me. People will still be talking about it for the rest of the day and the week.. but if it's over 30 minutes old, then it's old news. :)

Take the D3 DOTA discovery I had made for example. It took at least 4-6 hours before it was even discussed on forums by anyone else (and was still not posted on any gaming news sites), and when I saw it, I thought to myself; wow, that's really old news. A lot of the other stuff in that same "Unofficial Features" post still hasn't made it to the web surprisingly.

This is what the internet has done to me.. if it's 1 hour old, it's really old news, and might as well be from a couple weeks ago.

Anyways, I really have no interest in watching any more videos or streams. I've seen it all now. The beta was a lot shorter than I had imagined and the bosses a little too easy, but overall it looks pretty awesome (I especially enjoyed the voice acting, lore, and audio) and I'm looking forwards to the live retail.