im in the beta and in all honesty its not that great.
you can only get to lvl 13, and do the first half of act 1.
a few classes are OP(mage) while others are lackluster(DH), but its hard to tell because at lvl 13 you dont have many skills and hardly any good gear.
prior to playing the beta i was just kind of like "o hey diablo 3 that will be cool", and now im like " WTF BLIZZ RELEASE OMG RELEASE!!!!".
OT; its semi-random. meaning that they take computer specs into account. they want a wide range of computers to test on so they know what can and cant handle the game. so if you are in the middle with an average comp(1-2 years old that still runs games perfectly fine) your odds are low. however if you have a extreme rig(either really old or really new) the pool of applicants for your comp specs is lower and your odds of getting an invite go up.
Originally Posted by tkjnz
You've already "purchased" Diablo 3 through the annual pass, why would they waste a potential opportunity at gaining other customers of the game when you already effectively own it? Imo, no one with an annual pass should get an invite until the very last set of them and even then it would still be odd. It's like a company saying, "Hey, we could use this opportunity to try to get more people to play the game and potentially buy it while also testing it OR we could let people who are already going to own the game when it comes out test it and make no profit whatsoever in any way". I'd choose the former every time.
Been playing blizzard games for donkeys years, i got an invite too first D3 beta wave, played it only once.
I'm gonna let 'em know that Dolemite is back on the scene! I'm gonna let 'em know that Dolemite is my name, and fuckin' up motherfuckers is my game!
They test the game with massive different computers, graphic cards etc.
that is why you have to set up a profile in your battle net account that you are able to get any beta invites
Beta invites are based off their current need (mainly for system specs)
Make sure you've updated your computer profile on the beta site too.
they alrdy said beta invites are RANDOM(they need xxx amount of diffrent specs) doesn't matter how much you got on your b.net account. its random.
Last edited by loki504; 2012-02-10 at 09:39 AM.
What does you playing WoW have to do with Diablo 3? All you had to do is opt in they dont care about how long you have played WoW or if its even on your account.
It's kinda funny, every time I've unsubbed from WoW I got a beta invite for whatever game they were putting out.
I was unsubbed when I got into the Cata beta.
SC2 was the same, got in like 2 or 3 months before it came out.
I unsubbed from WoW back in June or July then I got D3.
Great advertising heh.
i get what you mean but remember the only beta you get with the annual pass is the MoP beta not the diablo 3 beta
The divide the player base between computer speccs, hardcore, good, normal, mediocre and bad and then just random invites those categories to get a decent amount of players with all computer speccs, you can always try to befriend a GM like a did and get a f&f invite like I did
"It’s not the job of the artist to give the audience what the audience wants. If the audience knew what they needed, then they wouldn’t be the audience. They would be the artists. It is the job of artists to give the audience what they need."
— Alan Moore
I've played wow since release, starcraft 1 & 2. Diablo 1, Hellfire, Diablo 2 LoD. Warcraft 1,2,3.
My friend started playing wow 3 years ago thats the only thing he has ever played from Blizz. He got the invite to beta.
It's much to random
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Have annual pass, got d3 beta.
Randomness is random?
This explains a lot.Originally Posted by Henry Ford