MMO-Champion - Diablo 3 Beta ETA, PassLoot and NPCScan, Blizzard Comic-Con Panel
Diablo 3 Beta coming "soon"
Every now and then I have people asking me about a potential ETA for the beta of Diablo 3. This is a pretty hard question to answer but we can guess that it will be available very soon.

1. Activision Earning Call - During the latest conference call, Activision announced that the beta would start during Q3 2011, that's between July 1st and September 30th.

2. Press Tour - A Diablo 3 press tour is scheduled for Diablo fansites on August 1st, this is pretty much what happened with Cataclysm with the Press Tour happening 2 weeks before the start of beta.

3. Box Art - Last but not least, the Diablo 3 beta box art has been uploaded on the european battle.net last week, Blizzard seems to be getting ready for a launch "soon" - https://eu.battle.net/account/local-...-gb/d3-big.png (Thanks to Fisker for finding that one)


I'm not saying that it will happen omg omg omg super soon, because beta get postponed easily but things are definitely moving forward and I wouldn't be surprised to see something happen a few days after the press event.

For more information on Diablo 3 and a coverage of the press tour, your best bet is to keep an eye on Diablofans.com


Addon Review - PassLoot (by chaud)
PassLoot is another great addon for lazy efficient players who don't want to continue to do the mindless loot rolls necessary in groups. It allows very complex or very simple filter settings that will take over looting for you. You can filter by item level, name, quality, type, slot, class, spec, group status, uniqueness, and much more. It even allows for removal of the confirmation popups for BoP and DE actions.



After installing PassLoot, open the menu in game with "/passloot menu". This is where the filter magic happens. First Add a filter, then click on the Temp Description to change the name in the box below. Press enter after you change the name to something useful. Some of the easier filters to setup are for green quality items.

To DE or Greed green quality items in 5 man dungeons, first add the Confirm DE option from the list on the left if you want to skip confirmation. Then add Group / Raid and set it to either Group or Any depending on if you want the filter to be active in raids as well. Next is Item Level filters, generally it is safe to DE anything from 100 to 319 as there are some holiday and other items that have a level less than 100. Finally add a filter for Quality and set it to Uncommon. This means that the addon will only roll on Green items. Other handy filters are Usable, Zone Type, and Equip Slot. Below are two example filters I have used in the past to get you going.


You can set up similar filters for blues or epics depending on your guild's loot rules for raids, as well as filtering by item name, type, slot, or zone. Take care to set your filters correctly to avoid DEing something you really wanted to keep as GMs will not undo your mistakes. This should help to remove most of the mindless looting from your PvE and let you focus on not standing in the fire!

Under the Output menu you can control the notifications of actions taken by the addon. It can output to many different sources, including many SCT addons or raid warnings, so that you don't miss the action it takes.


NPCScan Update
It's also a good occasion to point out that NPCScan has been updated for Patch 4.2 last week and as usual, it will make your rare elite hunting considerably easier.



Comic-Con - Blizzard Panel - WoW, Diablo, StarCraft Swag
Blizzard had a 1 hour long panel at Comic-con focused on WoW/Diablo/Starcraft merchandising, you won't really hear anything new about the game but you will probably learn a few things on what's coming for WoW TCG, comics, and other products.

Check out Gamespot.com for the HD Version
This article was originally published in forum thread: Diablo 3 Beta ETA, PassLoot and NPCScan, Blizzard Comic-Con Panel started by Boubouille View original post
Comments 80 Comments
  1. Adirelle's Avatar
    No way Fisker could provide some reliable information. He is probably trolling again.
  1. Buckwald's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scdogg44 View Post
    Mods don't show up on my phone. But still if mods can do it that's still pretty stupid. Hypocrite.
    We get punched in the face from Bibi. He mails them to us. Real shit.
  1. crackleslap's Avatar
    Is Diablo any good? I've never tried it or seen gameplay of it so I have no idea what its like! But I guess I might try it
  1. Draqson's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Matchu View Post

    e: I should also add that taking loot, regardless of manual or automatic, from a dick just makes you a dick too.
    so be it, in the name of justice...
    to bad that the hugest dickmoves are mostly followed by leaves (and i dont mean the plural of leaf, but leave - there is a small possibility that there is no plural of leave, in that case consider it ironic)

    well to be honest, im kidding... I ninjaed 1 item in my life... by accident...
  1. Jeeper's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by scdogg44 View Post
    About time. Been waiting a while for this. Hopefully I can throw WoW in the trash can soon.
    Not just you and that's probably why they've been delaying it that much.
  1. angael's Avatar
    I want to be parts of the beta. Hopefully it is 'soon'.
  1. jaythekilla's Avatar
    Hopefully I get into D3 beta the game looks amazing.
  1. Sinwee's Avatar
    [QUOTE=kujak;12399360]D3... watch for it 11/15/2011. After "The Book of Cain" was posted for release 11/15 on Amazon and then removed a few days later, that pretty much set it in stone for me.

    My Birthday yes please , Really do hope it hurries up getting bored of waiting, it better not be a total let down
    Beta invite please!
  1. Weep's Avatar
    Mark my words they are just going to sit and wait until SWTOR sets a date and then blizz is going to try to take the wind out of their sails by releasing Diablo 3. I hope it's soon though because I'll be playing both.
  1. Jumpieboi's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weep View Post
    Mark my words they are just going to sit and wait until SWTOR sets a date and then blizz is going to try to take the wind out of their sails by releasing Diablo 3. I hope it's soon though because I'll be playing both.
    I would think they'd wait until about 2 months after SWTOR is released before they release D3.

    I won't play SWTOR, but you bet your ass i'll play D3.
  1. Pandaliciouz's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weep View Post
    Mark my words they are just going to sit and wait until SWTOR sets a date and then blizz is going to try to take the wind out of their sails by releasing Diablo 3. I hope it's soon though because I'll be playing both.
    If the release sheet that has been posted on mmo-champion proves it self again then it should be released late this year wich is likely depending on what kind of beta this will be.
  1. Desaris's Avatar
    does that mean we have an updated # of WoW subscriptions ? later than 11.4m 1
  1. Volitar's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Weep View Post
    Mark my words they are just going to sit and wait until SWTOR sets a date and then blizz is going to try to take the wind out of their sails by releasing Diablo 3. I hope it's soon though because I'll be playing both.
    http://i.imgur.com/4r5ss.jpg

    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    Doesn't work like that for Moderators.
    Why? Everyone should be punished equally I see a lot of mods getting away with stupid shit on these boards (not directing that at FISKER_Q either). A little fairness would be nice.
  1. Bjomolf's Avatar
    Slightly Off-topic, but I am having trouble downloading the Beta sign up program thing (the thing that makes an account of your computer specs) Been having an error saying the files could not be found. Is this a known problem?

    And I can't wait for D3!! :O
  1. TheDocter's Avatar
    D3 needs to come out already so have something to play rather then TF2 bc wow is a no go anymore.
  1. furydeath's Avatar
    So blizzcon is yet another murloc pet yay?
  1. buggerlugs's Avatar
    looking forward to D3, I used to make mods for D2 but I think those days are over though - Blizzard dont seem to like people messing with their files anymore which is sad. Currently playing torchlight and loving it - My only concern with D3 is that blizzard ruin it by making it over-complicated.
  1. Nerraw's Avatar
    Oh yes. About time something starts moving.
  1. Pumps's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Buckwald View Post
    Doesn't work like that for Moderators.
    Shouldn't they set a good example?
  1. Conscious's Avatar
    Where are the subscriber numbers for this Q?

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