Big Fan, played Diablo 1 to death. Diablo 2 was a big disappointment for me, played for like 3 hour and trashed it. not sure why all I remember is it sucked....
1:00 AM May 12-12. downloading Diablo3 pre-release... 7 GB... Stay tuned...
3 AM, halfway through the download, jeesuus... Netflix time
5 AM, Diablo DL manager progress bar has been up to 100% for 30 minutes yet no indication it's done. Not starting a setup. It says it got 7.6 of 7.6 GB.
5:20 Window updated my system and forced a restart while I was not looking. some files in the download folder are at 0 BK... the setup.exe is there. but it fails to install the game. The files in the download folder total 800 MB. not 7.6 GB.
relaunched the downloader. the darn thing restarted from scratch. Another 7 GB another 5 hours... This thing's gonna blow my provider cap.
3:00 PM, Checked the PC, wiggle the mouse to get rid of the screen saver and... There, the install screen. Click install... Doh, I have to wait for the launch date.
Fine! I'll wait
T minus 9 hours.... It'll be 3 AM for me when it all goes to hell. I should go to bed now and wake around 2 AM and prep for the long journey.
T minus 7 hours.... I could not sleep anymore. made a evening breakfast and decided to click that install button. and something is happening. It scare me asking for a product key which I don't have from the electronic download. As I was scurrying trying to figure it out on the Diablo forum. the install changed screen. now it's updating and it looks like it's updating the whole thing. 5% in 30 minutes... Looks like I'll be able to play in 10 hours.... Arrrgh. Looks like my monthly internet cap is going to be blown too. Inconsiderate bunch of....
T minus 6 hours... The Downloading part seem to have concluded. the text related to the progress bar changed to Installing (Unless I never read it right...), 60% complete ATM
I have the strange feeling the game will take more time to install than the amount of time I will play it
30 seconds later... Oh, done and Now I am presented with a play button. I wonder... Click. It complains about my video driver. Ignore. Yes, Intro movie.... Login screen, servers are dow... I'm ready to go... ready to go...
Yep. 3:01 on the button... server too busy... tried for 5 minutes. Sucks. And the forum is down. Probably from the influx of people *****ing about it.
I can say that the way they did it it somewhat mediocre at this point. They should have released the game time zone by time zone. Right now millions of people are probably trying to get in at the same time. A topic on the server busy made 1 minute ago has 600 view. it sort of tells you the influx of people wanting in
We have cameras on the site:
3:21 I almost got in. long enough to accept the user agreement. but then it timed out.
If only the dumb thing would be smart enough to retry for me. I have to retype and retype and retype and retype my password.... Did a 5 year old design the logging system!?
3:40 I wonder if someone looked at the sales and figured out they could not handle the traffic...
Anyway, battle.net crashed.
Well, I guess that's it for tonight. too bad I was planning on a D3 Marathon.
I was able to play for 45 minutes minutes today, alone... and it kicked me out of my own game. now I get error 3003, whatever the heck that means. I dont get how it is possible people can design a game that require 7.6 GB of client data yet cant works offline....
Oh and the graphics are horrible on my PC...
Edited by icuurd12b42, 17 May 2012 - 12:25 AM.