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Diablo III |OT3| Turn On Elective Mode, Get an Authenticator

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Contest from goldensun: (Not me, CarbonatedFalcon! - Please stop sending me PMs!)

goldensun said:
What is it? ||| I've decided that instead of selling my good drops I get from farming, I will choose (at random) one member that has opted in my giveaway to select any one item of their choosing from my current stash to have for free!
When is it? ||| Whenver I post it! I'll randomly post in any D3 OT that's currently running and say that the giveaway has begun. After that, all you need to do to enter is send (goldensun) a private message and say you're in for the drawing!
WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?! ||| Because I love yah GAF!
DAYS REMAINING TO PM ME: 3
P.S. I have various items for all classes, so don't worry about not having something for your class. And if there's absolutely nothing you need, just take something that'll sell on the AH for a million or more.







  • 6/6/12
* Patch 1.0.2b went live today. Mostly minor bugfixes, though commodity auctions seem to be up again. Yay!

* Be sure to check out the /r/Diablo AMAA (Q&A) with the developers later today from 3-5 PM PDT. You can ask questions directly yourself - don't miss it!

* Patch 1.03 Changes coming later this month. Too much here to list, but they're all very welcome fixes.

  • 6/3/12
* Also - Unmarked Spoilers are/have been allowed now. Use spoiler tags at your own discretion. If you're not through the story on Normal yet, I would would consider staying out of this thread until you are. At most, a full run through of Normal your first time will clock in around the 20-25 hour mark, though it can easily be lower.

* AH Down again? Or just want to cut out the middle-man? Then check out the Official NeoGAF Diablo III Buy/Sell/Trade Thread. Please take your price checks there. It's still fine to post stuff here if you just want to show off how awesome it is though.

* Bashiok responds to a lot of concerns. Worth a read.

* There have been a couple mostly bugfix patches. See the official site (or have read your launcher) for details.

  • 5/29/12 (Retroactive)
* In regards to weekly maintenance, Blizzard had this to say a couple days ago:

We won't necessarily have one every week or even every other week. It is similar to StarCraft II when we want to do updates (which during the first few weeks to months we will most likely have rather regularly to make sure we address issues) we will schedule these to coincide with the weekly maintenance as much as possible.

* This "State of the Game" Update went live yesterday. Lots of info there about Inferno, Itemization, Future Patches, etc.


  • 5/24/12
* RMAH delayed indefinitely while general fixes/server stability/etc. are still being worked out. Security concerns also addressed. Read here.

  • 5/23/12
* Full list of nerfs hotfixes to date is now located here. Barbarians and Witch Doctors emerge unscathed.

* Diablo III is the fastest selling PC game ever - more than 3.5 million copies sold in the first 24 hours, not including the more than 1.2 million WoW annual passes. 6.3 million copies sold within the first week, in addition to becoming the top played gamed in Korean Internet game rooms with a record user share of more than 39%. NeoGAF thread here.

  • 5/22/12
* Also, stop with the one-liners about server downtime. Legitimate complaints/disappointment is fine, but the "lololol can't play mah single player game" is old, repetitive, and not clever. We get it already - you're not helping your case at this point. Take it to the Blizzard forums if you're going to stoop to that level.

* The official Game Guide has received a hefty update. If you have any questions about the game, please check under the basics section on the left there before posting about it here.

* The saga (of stupidity?) continues. Sort of.

  • 5/21/12
* And...apparently the official word is that it just turns out to be a spike of account compromise reports typical with the release of a new game. People who were hacked recently probably just took poor security measures. Once again, I urge you to get an authenticator if you don't already have one.

* It's been alleged (not confirmed in any way, however!) that at least some of the breaches may have been a result of a possible vulnerability with public games, allowing hackers to bypass the Authentication system entirely. For the time being, I'd recommend staying away from public games and stick to playing with GAF (Battletag List!) or other trusted friends.

* With "hacking" reports coming out, I'd like to take this space to once again tell people to GET AN AUTHENTICATOR! FAQ is here. Note that the mobile and dial-in authenticators are free.

  • 5/19/12
* To be added to the Battletag list, please check the rules now posted along with it below.

* Inferno Act IV Final Boss downed! Although I wouldn't necessarily say Inferno has been cleared - people mostly just corpse ran to get to the Act bosses. Hardcore Inferno is where the real challenge is at! (I haven't heard word on whether anyone has even beaten Hardcore Hell yet.)

  • 5/18/12
* The Real-Money Auction House is now expected to go live on May 29.

  • 5/17/12
* Tomorrow is the last day to claim class banner sigils on the launch site! Be sure to get that done! Check the 5/10 update below for more detailed info.

* The RMAH onlining has been delayed due to well, unprecedented popularity of the game.
  • 5/16/12
* The crash problem with giving a shield to the Templar was hotfixed at some point in the past day. Nothing to worry about now.

* Servers seem to be stable, with possible intermittent issues (I myself have had some trouble with the AH.)
  • 5/15/12
* If you have the option, the game runs much better on Windows/Bootcamp than OS X. There are some really bad Mac issues where you can't get performance at all. This may be specific to some Macbook Pro models. Check the Mac Tech Support Forum for more info.

* OT2 is here! Updates Later.

* Reviews won't be up until later today at the earliest, but will most likely trickle in over the next week or two, as there were no review copies. Reviewers got access the same time as everyone else.

* And Yoshichan gets his own Eurogamer article. (Don't bother reading the comments.) GAF > Internet > GAF

* GAME IS LAUNCHED EVERYWHERE! Enjoy slaying demons!
  • 5/14/12
* Be sure to enable Enhanced Tooltips and Elective Mode in the gameplay options menu. Elective Mode allows you to assign your skills in any manner, rather than being forced to choose from a specific category for each slot - allowing many more possible builds. Both are disabled by default.

* Error 37 is likely to happen if logging in as soon as the servers go up in your region. If you receive this error, just try again later. Read the last paragraph of the launch day guide for details.

* Spoiler thread is up here.http://bit.ly/KhzqbS

* If you pre-downloaded the game, it can now (finally) be installed. If you have issues (such as Error 108) please check the official tech support forums here for PC or here for Mac.
  • 5/12/12
* If you previously download the English or German EU clients, you'll need to download a new installer (links in the OP have been updated). If you install to the same directory, it'll only be a ~50MB patch, otherwise it will download the full 7.6GB again. More info here.
  • 5/10/12
* OT Updated - Please check this post for a full list of changes.

* Closed beta players rejoice! For you are now "One of the Chosen".

* Please be sure to visit the launch site to claim your exclusive class sigils. The last day to do so is May 18, after which they will become unavailable forever. Note that you do not actually have to submit anything to Facebook. If you fill out all the other information on the last page, a regular "Finish" prompt will light up, and you should receive a confirmation email after clicking that.

* If you haven't already, I recommend setting up your Battletag so you're ready to go when Diablo III launches (this is different from your SC2 identifier). I also suggest you acquire an Authenticator, as it will greatly increase your account security. The Dial-In and Mobile App Authenticators are free, or you can get a keychain one for $6.50 at the Blizzard Store.

  • 5/8/12
Please discretely tag all major story spoilers until May 29 or |OT3|, whichever comes last, which should be ample time for most people to at least complete normal. Feel free to post sans tags in the dedicated spoiler thread.

Appropriate: The Act 3 boss is
a rainbow-striped pony!?
I never would have guessed.

Not Appropriate:
The Diablo dance-off with Deckard Cain in Act 4 was certainly unexpected.

Any minor random events (e.g. Jar of Souls or The Matriarch’s Bones) or other gameplay-centric elements do not need to be tagged.​




  • Release Date | May 15, 2012 - WORLDWIDE
  • Server Unlocks | US: 12:01 AM PDT / EU: 00:01 CEST / AU: 5:00 PM AEST / ASIA: 12:01 a.m. Taiwan Time
  • Platform | PC + Mac
  • Price | $59.99 US ($99.99 Collector’s Edition)
  • Genre | Action Role-Playing Game
  • Players | 1-4 Online Co-Op
    PvP Coming Soon™
  • Developer | Blizzard Entertainment (Game Director - Jay Wilson)
  • Rating(s) | ESRB: M / PEGI: 16 / BBFC: 15 / AU: MA15+ / GRB: 18

Collector's Edition Contents



PC Requirements

Minimum:
  • Windows® XP/Vista/7 (latest service packs) with DX 9.0c
  • Intel Pentium® 2.8 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 4400+
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 7800GT or ATI Radeon™ X1950 Pro or better
  • 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB (Vista/7)
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • 1024x768 minimum resolution

Recommended:
  • Windows® Vista/7 (latest service packs)
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 5600+ 2.8 GHz
  • 2 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 260 or ATI Radeon™ HD 4870 or better

Mac Requirements

Minimum:
  • Mac® OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.x or newer
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600M GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 or better
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 12 GB available HD space
  • DVD-ROM (required for retail disc versions only)
  • Broadband Internet Connection
  • 1024x768 minimum resolution
Recommended:
  • Mac® OS X 10.7.x or newer
  • Intel® Core 2 Duo
  • 2 GB RAM
  • NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 330M or ATI Radeon™ HD 4670 or better
The latest system requirements can be found here.​




You mean there's a reason for all that clicking besides loot?!

Evil
Is.
Back.


Twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now, you must return to where it all began – the town of Tristram – and investigate rumors of a fallen star, for this is the first sign of evil’s rebirth, and an omen that the End Times have begun.

For a refresher on Diablo 1 and 2, see this video series by NeoGAF’s ZealousD that covers all the cutscenes and other major in-game events of the first two entries in the series.

The narrated lore series by Force Strategy Gaming is worth a look as well: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3

If you don't have much time to spare, but still want to slay demons with a purpose, IGN's Diablo In 5 Minutes might be the primer for you. Though I highly recommend both both ZealousD's and Force's if you have the time to watch them.

Still not enough lore for you? Then you can check out the Book of Cain, the Sin War Trilogy, and Diablo 3: The Order, releasing May 15th.​



Click the class crest to view the respective “Heroes Rise” video. Click anywhere else in each banner to go to the official class page.














As heroes make their way across Sanctuary in Diablo 3, they’ll encounter several individuals who may accompany them on their quest. These companions will assist players in combat with powerful skills of their own as well as flesh out the story on the run with banter between themselves and the player character. In addition to regular equipment the player finds, each follower can be equipped with special items unique to them, such as Templar Relics, to increase their power.

*Note that in multiplayer games, where the might of multiple heroes bears upon the forces of Hell, followers will have to stay in town.*​

As with the character class banners, click on each follower to go to the respective official page.





Crafting in Diablo 3 is not done directly by the player, but carried out by skilled artisans who agree to assist the hero on his/her journey.

  • The Blacksmith salvages unwanted magic (blue) or better items into crafting materials which he then uses to craft weapons and armor. While they often have some fixed properties or pre-defined ranges, like most items in Diablo, the arms created by the Blacksmith have randomly generated properties.

  • The Jeweler can combine lower quality gems into better ones as well as extract gems from equipment - for a price. Gems give powerful stat enhancements when socketed and have different, special properties if inserted into a helm or weapon. You’ll need to invest in these precious stones for your heroes to be at the peak of their capabilities.

Initially upgraded with only gold, eventually artisans will require pages, books, or tomes of knowledge (which generally start dropping on Nightmare and above) to advance their craft to the highest level (10). Even then, the absolute best craftable items must be learned from rare recipes found in the world.​




In addition to an in-game player-to-player trade interface (which should be familiar to anyone who’s played WoW), as well as the ability to simply drop items on the ground as a means of trading items, Diablo 3 features a full-fledged auction house. Unlike other games, you don’t access the auction house from a physical location in the game, but through a menu interface accessed from the character selection screen. From there you can view your shared stash as well as the inventory of all your characters. Due to the randomized nature of most items in Diablo 3, weapons and armor can be found primarily by using a series of filters (e.g has the intelligence stat, with a minimum of value of 7) as search parameters.

Besides the gold auction house, which relies solely on the currency generated in-game, Blizzard has introduced the optional Real Money Auction House (RMAH) where players can buy and sell items for real-world currency. The proceeds from auctions in the RMAH can be added to either your Battle.net balance or cashed out via PayPal (for an additional fee) in certain regions. The RMAH will go online approximately one week after the launch of Diablo 3.

Transaction Fees:

There is no listing price - these fees will be charged only if an auction successfully sells.

EQUIPMENT

Transaction Fee: 15% of Final Sale Price (Gold Auction House) $1.00 USD/$1.00 AUD per item (RMAH)
Transfer Fee (to PayPal): 15% of Amount Being Transferred

COMMODITIES

Transaction Fee: 15% of Final Sale Price (Gold Auction House) 15% of Final Sale Price (RMAH)
Transfer Fee (to PayPal): 15% of Amount Being Transferred

Adding an authenticator to your account increases the maximum Battle.net balance from $100 to $250. Also note that Battle.net SMS Mobile Alerts are REQUIRED to be able to cash out auctions to PayPal.

The above is hardly a comprehensive resource. For more information, please read this guide and be sure to check the FAQ.

PayPal Cashout Profit Table



Difficulties - It’s Not Over Till Inferno

Diablo doesn’t end when the story is over. A significant amount of new content to be explored awaits brave adventurers after completing an initial run through the story. The more advanced Nightmare and Hell difficulties return from Diablo 2, as well as the brand new Inferno difficulty, available only after the Hell difficulty is defeated, and is balanced around players at the level cap (60). Inferno is intended to be an intense challenge that requires both potent equipment and skillfulness to overcome, though it can be completed solo, as well as in a party. As players advance through each difficulty, they will encounter:

  • More vicious monsters with a greater number of affixes, some of which can’t be found in Normal
  • Progressively more powerful weapons and armor, including legendary and unique items and sets
  • Rare recipes for crafting
  • And More…

Think it will be easy? Think Again.

Nephalem Valor - The Item Hunt Evolved

Designed to prevent endgame magic-find runs from becoming stale, Nephalem Valor is a buff that kicks in at level 60. Players will receive a stacking buff to magic and gold find for every rare or champion pack they kill. Killing a boss while the buff is active will result in extra loot drops from the boss. However if you change a skill, rune, passive, or leave the game, the effect wears off - encouraging endgame players to pick a solid build and stick with it for the most efficient farming. Thus doing full run-throughs of areas, sweeping for champions and rares, rather than simply rushing to the boss will be the most effective way to find the best items at level cap.

Hardcore - One Life To Live

Hardcore makes a comeback in Diablo 3, and is as unforgiving as ever. Unlocked after leveling at least one character to level 10 in “softcore”, you have just one life to live in this mode. If When you are slain, your character is dead for good and becomes inaccessible, including weapons and armor equipped, along with anything else that may have bee in their inventory. Dead champions level 10 and up can be viewed in a “Hall of Fallen Heroes” which displays a model of the character at time of death, along with their gameplay statistics. Hardcore characters have a separate shared stash and pool of gold (as well as artisans) from softcore characters, and at least at launch will not be able to access the real-money auction house - only a hardcore exclusive gold auction house.

If you think you can endure the challenges posed by Hardcore, there are sure to be special achievements in store, as well as unique banner customization options.​





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/!\ ATTENTION ABOUT THE BATTLETAG LIST FOR NEW AND EXISTING ENTRIES /!\​

For your Battletag to be added to the list, you must post with your GAF Name, Battletag, Server Region, Class, and whether you will be mainly Hardcore or Softcore. It helps a lot if you quote the Battletag List Image or use bold text or else it's easy to miss you! Otherwise send a PM to CarbonatedFalcon, ZealousD, HenryHSH, Nacire, or MrMister for probably quicker updating. If you simply want to change details (such as class), it's easier if you send a PM.












Official Community Site
Game Guide
DiabloFans - News, Community (Curse Network)
IncGamers - News, Community
/r/Diablo - News, Community
Diablowiki.net - Wiki
Diablowiki.com - Wiki
DiabloProgress - Rankings (Though not yet functional.)
Diablo 3 Database - Database, like Wowhead - has some neat tools



Special Thanks to ZealousD for his series of D1 and D2 videos as well as the avatars, MrMister for the creating the Battletag List and Graphic, and the indomitable Yoshichan (along with the other two) for advice and helping edit the OT.​

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New thread bump, new title incoming soon...
 

LordCanti

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Remember to get an authenticator on your accounts guys. It's free, it's easy, and it will make your account a whole lot more secure.

/PSA
 

Negator

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Just killed
The Butcher
on Inferno. Can't wait to see how hellish Act 2 is from the impressions.
 

LordCanti

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Just killed
The Butcher
on Inferno. Can't wait to see how hellish Act 2 is from the impressions.

I'm probably going to need to double my DPS from Act 1. I only just went outside the walls, but that was obvious from the two seconds I spent.

What I'm not sure about is survivability. Things hit fast, they hit from range, and DH's just aren't equipped to handle that. It's going to be a challenge.

re: http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/u3w0z/diablo_3_potentially_has_an_arg_alternate_reality/

The picture in the river may just be a glitch, but there are a lot of correlations between the poems and the game that are too similar to ignore. Though there do seem to be a lot of people in that thread who are really, really reaching and seeing correlations simply because they want to see them.

Every time people start searching for something in a game based on some super-vague clues, it always turns out to be much ado about nothing. So my expectations are low. I suspect that there are a lot of things in the game based on those poems, and the song in the pony level is just an acknowledgement of that.

I wonder if this magic boat oar I picked up with legendary text has anything to do with it.
 

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re: http://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/u3w0z/diablo_3_potentially_has_an_arg_alternate_reality/

The picture in the river may just be a glitch, but there are a lot of correlations between the poems and the game that are too similar to ignore. Though there do seem to be a lot of people in that thread who are really, really reaching and seeing correlations simply because they want to see them.

Every time people start searching for something in a game based on some super-vague clues, it always turns out to be much ado about nothing. So my expectations are low. I suspect that there are a lot of things in the game based on those poems, and the song in the pony level is just an acknowledgement of that.
 

Negator

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The items I get in act 1 inferno seem to suck.

Does the good stuff start dropping in act 2?
 

Gav47

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Wow, OT3 already. Anyone got any good Monk builds for around lvl 45, random mobs are really working me over.
 

Neki

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The items I get in act 1 inferno seem to suck.

Does the good stuff start dropping in act 2?

Are you getting 5 stacks for skelly king/butcher runs? The shit he drops is usually half decent with 5 stacks.
 

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My Setup: I've got the computer mounted on the recumbent bicycle with my mouse to my right.
Taped to the handle on the left is a USB numpad that has the following bound to it:
4 abilities
Stand Still
Town Portal
Show Items on Ground
Close all windows/Skip text

more in the link



:lol, Marrshu, not mine haha.
 

Sophia

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Oh holy crap Arcane Torrent is awesome. BULLET HELL MODE!!!!!!!!!!!!

@red731: WTF? >_>
 

Protocol7

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Remember to get an authenticator on your accounts guys. It's free, it's easy, and it will make your account a whole lot more secure.

/PSA

I second that, I don't get how and why there are still people not getting an authenticator... it's free, it secures your account... it'll only asks you to enter the key from time to time... just do it guys... really.

On another hand if you're the type of player who shares his accounts like crazy... don't even complain... just take the consequences like a man...
 

Orcastar

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OT3 already and I've only cleared Act 1 on normal with my witch doctor and played around with some other classes... And I won't even be able to play this weekend.

:(
 

Roki6

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would this game work on a laptop (HP Elitebook 6930p) with C2D T9400@2.58, 2GB, ATI 3450M with I think 256MB of dedicated memory.

Is this graphics card good enough?
I am not familiar how fast are mobile GPUs compared to desktop editions.
 

Sophia

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would this game work on a laptop (HP Elitebook 6930p) with C2D T9400@2.58, 2GB, ATI 3450M with I think 256MB of dedicated memory.

Is this graphics card good enough?
I am not familiar how fast are mobile GPUs compared to desktop editions.

It should at the lowest settings, although probably not very well. I'd imagine it'd be playable tho.
 

Dr_Faust

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Can't even find a single movement speed boots in the AH am i doing something wrong? Even with filter lvl 1-60 mouvement speed 1.
 
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Stuff (at least the subtitle) should be changing shortly. Other updates will come later. (Mods put up the new thread while I was watching Star Trek
when I probably should have been sleeping
)
 
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