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. Zini's Avatar
    Niiiiiice. Looking forward to finally play that baby!
  1. Rileth's Avatar
    Her name is kat hunter XD!
  1. TheZealot's Avatar
    Wow Diablo 3 Really ?





    I mean seriosly, i loved Diablo 2 with all my heart and i played it god knows how long, but do u guys really think it will become such a big hit in the long run ? Nowadays people want MMORPG's including me , with a big open world.

    Dont get me wrong, Diablo 3 will be nice and prolly be selling like crazy, but i doubt that it will kill WoW and such
  1. ManiaCCC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheZealot View Post
    Wow Diablo 3 Really ?





    I mean seriosly, i loved Diablo 2 with all my heart and i played it god knows how long, but do u guys really think it will become such a big hit in the long run ? Nowadays people want MMORPG's including me , with a big open world.

    Dont get me wrong, Diablo 3 will be nice and prolly be selling like crazy, but i doubt that it will kill WoW and such
    It will be... and I don't think nowadays people want MMORPG...

    BTW..that gif is awesome
  1. Vist's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Saksy2 View Post
    -Have you planned what toys and comics to buy?!?! -(...silence...) - I HAVE TOO!! I quit watching there.
    same, who the hell is that lady?
  1. Peeb's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Vist View Post
    same, who the hell is that lady?
    Someone who is trying to sell their products little bit too hard.
  1. Demoncrash's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheZealot View Post
    Wow Diablo 3 Really ?





    I mean seriosly, i loved Diablo 2 with all my heart and i played it god knows how long, but do u guys really think it will become such a big hit in the long run ? Nowadays people want MMORPG's including me , with a big open world.

    Dont get me wrong, Diablo 3 will be nice and prolly be selling like crazy, but i doubt that it will kill WoW and such
    Diablo has that addictive quality that makes you play for one more hour or go for just one more boss run coz you never know what you may get. Its a grinder's dream come true so yea, there will definitely be a lot of MMO players who would skip it but i'am sure there will be enough people who will pick it up assuming it doesn't stray too far from it's predecessor's formula.

    I have about 8-9 irl friends who avoid WoW and other MMOs like the plague but would easily sell their souls to pick up Diablo 3. Also keep in mind, that it does not have a monthly sub like WoW which is a big deal for a lot of people. I used to laugh when people used to say that Diablo 3 would be THE "Wow-killer" but having seen some of the systems they have revealed, i am beginning to think they might have a point.
  1. Keadin84's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Hoodi View Post
    Starwars Galaxies is WoW reskinned in the starwars universe
    Stopped reading there.
  1. Dietrik's Avatar
    That announcement of the public beta was made in may, given we are in Q3 now i would be interested to see if its slipped to Q4...That being said, my beta profile is up to date on the battle.net site, all i can say is: PICK ME PICK ME...
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    I wonder how many microtransactions blizzard will pump into Diablo 3 for losers to waste money on.WoW has already been spoiled by greed, When they finally switch over to selling "game affecting" items, and don't claim they won't we've seen "promises" go out the window before(dance studio or area spectating anyone?), I hope it puts the final nail in the coffin of WoW. While morons continue to pay $25 for mounts whose equivalent is given away 100 fold in a $13 sub fee I'm glad WoW has lost my subscription. I'm sure some idiot fanboy has already replaced me but there's gladly only a limited amount of people that stupid.I'll follow the lore/info for free but when Blizzard marks up a few pixels to be worth more then half the value of the game (per expansion) and morons actually buy into that shit, no thanks, I'm not gonna line the pockets of some disrespectful money grubbing company. There's a point beyond being a business (making money) when they start spitting in the face of their customers and people actually lap it up, count me out of that pathetic fanboy crowd.
  1. Desaris's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Keadin84 View Post
    Stopped reading there.
    thanks for informing us
  1. Razoth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    I wonder how many microtransactions blizzard will pump into Diablo 3 for losers to waste money on.WoW has already been spoiled by greed, When they finally switch over to selling "game affecting" items, and don't claim they won't we've seen "promises" go out the window before(dance studio or area spectating anyone?), I hope it puts the final nail in the coffin of WoW. While morons continue to pay $25 for mounts whose equivalent is given away 100 fold in a $13 sub fee I'm glad WoW has lost my subscription. I'm sure some idiot fanboy has already replaced me but there's gladly only a limited amount of people that stupid.I'll follow the lore/info for free but when Blizzard marks up a few pixels to be worth more then half the value of the game (per expansion) and morons actually buy into that shit, no thanks, I'm not gonna line the pockets of some disrespectful money grubbing company. There's a point beyond being a business (making money) when they start spitting in the face of their customers and people actually lap it up, count me out of that pathetic fanboy crowd.
    glad to see someone with a brain
  1. Keadin84's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by vertex705 View Post
    thanks for informing us
    Sure, no problem at all ^^
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Razoth View Post
    glad to see someone with a brain
    Not sure if its sarcasm or not but thanks. Usually when I spout cold truth i get flamed to death.

    People would rather stand around ignorantly then hear the sad truth. When they do hear the truth, they throw a fit with a vengeance, defending something that dosn't need defending and defiantly make the system worse. It's a law of the internet, for every sensible person there are 12 loudmouths willing to back up any stupid thing (like paying $25 for one mount or even pet).

    Anyways that's enough ranting, I should stop before I get the attention of the very fools I speak of, cause lord knows they wont listen, they'll just ironically continue to make fools of themselves.
  1. ManiaCCC's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Argroth View Post
    I wonder how many microtransactions blizzard will pump into Diablo 3 for losers to waste money on.WoW has already been spoiled by greed, When they finally switch over to selling "game affecting" items, and don't claim they won't we've seen "promises" go out the window before(dance studio or area spectating anyone?), I hope it puts the final nail in the coffin of WoW. While morons continue to pay $25 for mounts whose equivalent is given away 100 fold in a $13 sub fee I'm glad WoW has lost my subscription. I'm sure some idiot fanboy has already replaced me but there's gladly only a limited amount of people that stupid.I'll follow the lore/info for free but when Blizzard marks up a few pixels to be worth more then half the value of the game (per expansion) and morons actually buy into that shit, no thanks, I'm not gonna line the pockets of some disrespectful money grubbing company. There's a point beyond being a business (making money) when they start spitting in the face of their customers and people actually lap it up, count me out of that pathetic fanboy crowd.
    Too much strong words, too much non-sense
    And keep in mind, I don't play WoW... Didn't buy mounts or pets for real money.. but you are pathetic..not the crowd.
  1. Adonael's Avatar
    Lol! Red shirt guy #2 ?
  1. Argroth's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by ManiaCCC View Post
    Too much strong words, too much non-sense
    And keep in mind, I don't play WoW... Didn't buy mounts or pets for real money.. but you are pathetic..not the crowd.
    no I'm pretty sure it's the crowd. I never bought useless mounts, I don't waste countless nights on raid bosses. Like I said I left the game because the playerbase was far too annoying. Good job flaming me, defending nobody, for no reason though. Enjoy being a mindless fanboy.
  1. mikencarly's Avatar
    diablo3 is going to have 2 expansion packs sick so far if the info is true from the slate
  1. Suikoden's Avatar
    Oh yay Diablo 3 beta news
  1. Bluenose'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.
    It wasn't just the fact that it was a mod, It was Fisker Q that was mentioned in the actual news post.

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