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D2R-BETA
« on: August 16, 2021, 12:36:10 PM »
It's time.  Today the minions of hell will tremble because SSSITH will be back playing Diablo 2!


That is right I am downloading the game once more.  The Beta has started.

Did you notice that my name is in burlywood...well did you?

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 03:18:53 PM »
BOO - PLEASE NOTE: Your progression from the Early Access or Open Beta will not carry over to the LIVE release.

Though I am not too surprised.  What this means is I will probably only play a bit.  No point if the character is going to get wipe.  Took a minute during lunch to check it out.  Looks good so far.  Obviously slower moving than new games but still pretty excited about this game.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2021, 03:50:30 PM »
Was afraid that would happen.... just going to skip until live!

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2021, 04:11:14 PM »
Maybe I will get my Raider to Sirus before D2R go live.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2021, 07:40:32 PM »
Based on the reviews so far with all the bugs, I'm going to wait until Sept 23rd. I don't have the time to invest in the beta, and I'm fine playing the original version while I wait.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2021, 08:18:55 PM »
Curious how many of the bugs were related to Battlenet/online things vs display issues vs actual gameplay that will affect all.  Here is a video I watched that summed up some things https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y89B2zyDrBo.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2021, 11:49:56 PM »
I just killed the Countess with a Druid.

Overall it is pretty awesome.  Complaints...not many.  Not being able to see myself or enemies behind trees is the main one.  Stamina bar is a horrible game mechanic, but that is work as it always has.  I think they should make improvements to the game like remove that.

Aside from that it is pretty cool to be playing D2 again.

BTW - Countess dropped Tir & Ith.  I no longer remember what the good Runewords are for Normal difficulty.  Really any difficulty.

I will probably continue until I kill Andy.  Not much point beyond that given they are going to wipe the characters.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2021, 08:23:30 AM »
I was gone all weekend, so I only played a tiny bit yesterday.  Rescued Cain and then quit.  I couldn't get the minimap to work, and the game crashed on me once.  Other than that it went fine.  I do like the updated graphics.  The monsters look more scary.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2021, 12:55:35 PM »
Closing in on Andy, I'm in the rogue monastery.

I can already feel the addiction settling in. 

Things that I am relearning:
  • The game is dark in the dungeons, in a delightful way. Indoor dungeons are sprawling
  • Which areas have waypoints.  I am entering an area and at times I have no clue if I should find a way point
  • When you die you reappear without your gear in camp.  EVIL.  I can't believe I forgot about this one
  • Don't forget to pop a portal when you get to a new area or about to head into a difficult fight.  It is a long walk to your body
  • Doorways are your friend.  Use it to funnel the monsters
  • The game will punish you if you are not careful.
  • Belts control how many potions you can equip.
  • You have to manually hot key your skills.  Another one that I forgot about
I am sure there are more.  Speaking of hot keying skills.  Does anyone have a good way to map all the key bindings?  The default one kind of sucks.  Using function keys is less than great.

The Amazon no longer looks like TrumpAzon.  They have tweaked her appearance.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2021, 03:45:15 PM »
The Amazon no longer looks like TrumpAzon.  They have tweaked her appearance.

That makes sense... I've heard that a woman's appearance is very important to Blizzard.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #10 on: August 18, 2021, 07:06:10 AM »
I don't know that it's any better, but last go-around I ended up binding my skills to my 1-9 keys. It wasn't perfect, but was better for me than using the function keys.

I was gone all weekend as well, so only got my pally up to level 5.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #11 on: August 18, 2021, 11:42:32 AM »
Binding skills to the number keys makes sense but then I need remap the potions. And then I need to remap the .... I guess I will google around to see how I want to do this.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2021, 04:23:35 PM »
I use the function keys and the mouse wheel to scroll through them.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2021, 04:30:18 PM »
Y'all need more buttons on your meese.

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Re: D2R-BETA
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2021, 06:23:22 PM »
i was debating getting D2R for nintendo switch but keybinding is one of the things i'm worried about if i tried that. i anticipate hating the controllers. f***ing blizzard.