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Timinator

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D2R Launch Party!
« on: September 06, 2021, 01:00:42 AM »
September 23 for most of you.  September 24 (Friday for Aus and NZ).   I know quite a few of you have preordered, and it might be fun to see who will be online at the same time. 

I'm sure some of  you will be in the same game on battlenet.  If you haven't seen, sharing your screen is easy in discord (and only for those in discord to have the option to see). 

Dust, Supermatt and I had a discord voice chat the other night too.  I'm hoping we can do a similar thing depending on timezones.  Sadly as you know I won't be in D2R .. but I'll be doing something in D2 and feeding off your excitement!

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2021, 08:33:58 AM »
It will be fun that a lot of us will be playing the same game, regardless if it is D2:LoD or D2R.

I will certainly be playing on the 23rd.  I will be playing around 8pm PST.  I will work on getting it preinstalled during the day.  I might get a bit of playing time in during the day.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2021, 02:32:39 PM »
I bought my laptop last year, so I'm pretty sure it will play the game. I'm not buying until that day, and depending on what's going on around the household, I may not get it that day. If nothing going on and my laptop can play it, then I will most likely be in the game around 9 pm EST that night. I'll log into discord to make sure I'm linked up with whoever is out there.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2021, 04:03:54 PM »
They haven't yet mentioned what time its opening, so thats a big unknown.      I could potentially get it on Nintendo Switch, but I can't see myself wanting to do that as more than a casual thing .. and its probably too expensive for a casual thing.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2021, 07:46:40 AM »
I haven't joined an online D2 game in a long ass time. Any tips for connecting with you fine people in-game?

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #5 on: September 07, 2021, 08:01:15 AM »
I haven't joined an online D2 game in a long ass time. Any tips for connecting with you fine people in-game?

I don't believe they'll be supporting TCP/IP games with D2R so people will have to play on B.Net for multiplayer.

But we should start a B.Net tag thread

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2021, 10:17:55 AM »
As I say elsewhere.  Javazon for offline play.  Windy Druid for online.

I will have to figure out how to switch between the two modes, but that shouldn't be too difficult.

@Dave -- only way to MP is B.net as Matt said. 

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2021, 06:55:09 PM »
I'm keen for D2R but will be playing SP I imagine

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2021, 01:38:32 PM »
Had an hour before I had to work, so I logged in.  Took half an hour to download and install D2R.  Oops, I forgot about that.  Finally started up the client.  Had to remember how to skip all the logo credits.  Watched the opening cinematic for a little, but time was running out, so I skipped out of it.

Question: How do you turn off the "closed captions" on the cinematics?  I can't find that setting anywhere.  I don't need "Ominous piano music" and other CC stuff.

Finally got to start a character.  Javazon (for now).  Had to remember key bindings, since most are different from D3.  My fingers kept hitting the D3 key controls.

Stopped by Akara, got the Den of Evil quest, headed out.  Killed a few Quill Rats.  Lost connection.  Stared at a blank screen (with the D2R logo in the bottom corner) for a while, finally realized I had to hit Escape to get back to the main menu.

Tried to start a new game with the character, but it couldn't find the character on the server.  Maybe I hadn't played her long enough for an autosave.  It was maybe a couple of minutes.  Tried again, got the same error.  By this point, I had about five minutes left before I had to log in for work.  I guess I'll try again tonight.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2021, 02:26:22 PM »
I got an hour or two on SP.  Staying away from B.net for now.

Save Cain.  Got a Pelta Lunata from blood raven.  Making ok progress so far.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2021, 03:50:28 PM »
So was the launch stable on SP? I didn't have the chance to fire it up yet, but it sounds like the bnet portion was a little...sketchy.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2021, 05:01:40 PM »
I had an issue where the B.net client did realize it was past 8am and it wouldn't let me launch the game.

I had to log out and in task manager kill the bnet client.

Then everything was super smooth.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #12 on: September 24, 2021, 12:00:58 AM »
Made it to the Outer Cloister waypoint.  Pretty fun.  Mostly nostalgia, but still pretty fun.

I thought the Countess always dropped two runes.  She dropped a Ral, and I looked all over but couldn't find another one.  Into the Stash it goes.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #13 on: September 24, 2021, 08:49:04 AM »
I'm up to the maggot lair.  Ran the countess a few times and got the runes for Stealth, that helps.  I'd like to finish Act 3 today, but we'll see.  One thing I don't like about the game is the slower loading times as compared to the original.  That will get annoying later on doing Mephisto runs.

Just for the heck of it I brought forward a copy of one of my old characters to try out in Hell difficulty (main hammerdin magic finder).  It was definitely a different feel than the original had.  It will take some getting used to.

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Re: D2R Launch Party!
« Reply #14 on: September 24, 2021, 11:04:08 AM »
In Act 3 with my Amazon named Ssstample. (Stample - to go where one does not belong).  :)

Still in the Exploding Arrow phase of my build.  Looking forward to speccing the Javazon build.
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