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WTF are the Diablo 3 Beta Keys?


A good question I think you’ll agree and Bashiok has responded to a few Beta key queries today including the mystery 1000 BlizzCon 2010 Beta keys that just sort of slipped under the radar. If you thought you still had a chance with these then think again, apparently these were added to accounts automatically ages ago but Blizzard forgot to tell everyone they went out (good job!). Bashiok added:

Seems like no one ever commented on the 1,000 keys… urgh. I apologize.

The 1,000 Diablo III keys promised to attendees of BlizzCon 2010 were indeed distributed some weeks ago during one of the waves, and it was through the normal ‘license added to account’ process (no actual keys were distributed).

Yes, they have gone out already.

So where is everyone on the servers and are opt-ins actually going out?

We have invited more “general public” people from opt-ins than all other sources combined.

In the same thread the question of “where are all the Beta keys?” is raised again and in a way it’s a sad response from Blizzard that would probably make most real Diablo 3 gamers hearts sink a bit. Baskiok says:

I don’t have any data to share, but the vast majority of players in any beta test tend toward playing by themselves for a short while to “check out the game”, and then never play again.

In our case that’s kind of not horrible considering the kinds of testing we’re looking for.

What is seemingly a positive testing scenario for Blizzard is out of step with what the most eager of the Diablo community wants to see happen. The Beta is short but with all the classes there is a lot to mess around with when playing solo and co-op so it’s disappointing to see testers pick it up for an hour or so then stop. Here lies the problem, and in a way I think Blizzard is not looking at who would really help test and benefit the development of the game. I know they are just wanting to stress test the server etc etc etc, but would it not be more beneficial to have people testing the beta and enjoying it as well as stressing the servers. Puzzling.

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  1. ” playing by themselves for a short while to “check out the game”, and then never play again.”

    THOSE F**KS!!!!

    • Ugh really? You that when those people never play again, they will send out more invites to keep the servers full right?

    • “playing by themselves for a short while to “check out the game”, and then never play again”. That was me. I’ve been looking forward to this game for damn near a decade. I played and loved d1 and d2, but d3 was…something different. After playing the beta I’ve become quite uninterested in the game. I’ll keep reviewing diablo.incgamers, and stay posted, but from my experience, it’s not going in the right direction.

      • You do realize that it’s been 11 years right?   If you expected the exact same thing as D2, you should be disappointed.

        • Haha, and who are you to say that? I disagree with you, but I’m not going to decribe why given your so friendly tone to the above poster. But heck, what do I know. There’s so many new fans who’ve never played the original games that tell old fans what to expect that I’ve grown tired of replying to those anyway..

  2. I’m sure Blizzard keeps their “active” beta numbers around the same, or the number they deem good…. but I sadly doubt I’ll get any beta keys since I’m but one of millions open mouths in a pool of hungry diablo fans.

    Where are the beta keys? No where I’m looking that’s for sure.

  3. A lot of their testing goals are likely also aimed at the launcher and installer, so that does work out well for Blizzard, even if it sucks for those of us not in the beta.

  4. wont post comment for legal reasons

  5. I am really getting tired of this.  People need to just relax.  They will get the beta sooner or later.  Whining about it all the time is not going to make it better.

    • Uh no… By far most people will not get into Beta sooner or later >_>

      • Again someone on this webpage that has absolutely no idea what they’re talking about and posting mis information.
        “The diablo 3 beta test will likely be pretty short and include A LOT of keys”

        • @ Raxus
          Do you think 4+ months is short?  Cause I don’t.  That quote was before they pushed it to 2012.
          @NDIII
          Don’t be so shocked when Blizzard just gives anyone that pre-orders the game beta access just like they did with SC2’s beta after it was delayed. I can also bet you that anyone going to Blizzcon will get into the beta as well.
           

          • “I can also bet you that anyone going to Blizzcon will get into the beta as well.”

            I’ll take that bet… They will probably just do the 1000 random keys for the next Blizzard game’s beta and do nothing for the Diablo 3 beta… So, in other words, you might get a key to the next WoW or Starcraft 2 expansion but that’s it…

          • If you think the beta is going to go up until release,  I’d say you’re very mistaken.
             

          • They haven’t handed out beta keys to every Blizzcon attendee since Blizzcon 08. It’s been 3 years since the last time they’ve done it, and I don’t think they’ll make an exception now.

          • @Scorch Hellfire
            Ok here is the bet, if I am right you can’t use … anymore in anything you post here for a year. If you are right, I will end all my post with “As my lord Scorch wishes” for a year. (or if you want to decide what I have to do then send me a PM)

            @Raxus
            The SC2 beta was open up to the month before the game came out. The Test realms for WoW are pretty much going all the time. So its a safe bet D3 will most likely go to Jan

            @Vadoff
            Just cause they haven’t given out beta keys in 3 years doesn’t mean they will not this year.

  6. “Here lies the problem, and in a way I think Blizzard is not looking at who would really help test and benefit the development of the game. I know they are just wanting to stress test the server etc etc etc, but would it not be more beneficial to have people testing the beta and enjoying it as well as stressing the servers. Puzzling.”

    How do you plan to choose a “good” beta tester out of the vast pool of possible “bad” beta testers? You cant. Period. Seems to me like an elitist argument. Just because you (= not the person responsible for the news but directed to the person who feels like it meant him/her) are a moderator of a Diablo III Forum, update a Diablo Wiki or are just an active Diablo III Forum member doesnt entitle you to anything.

    Let Blizz do their work and choose whoever they want to choose. The game will be out out soon enough. In the meantime: DARK SOULS BABY!

  7. ”wtf are the D3 beta keys” It’s a code that you put in to your battle.net account to give access to the beta.

  8. This has to be the most failed beta ever. Look for the miracle patch that fixes all the bugs in one shot because they already have the fix in place. They never really needed beta testers except for the hardware part which requires you just to log in and play.

    • If you think that you obviously didn’t participate in the recent Heroes of Might and Magic VI “beta test”.

    • It’s more the most SUCCESSFUL beta ever for the company, if there’s not much for fix then they did a good job before getting beta up. For you it failed, because you didn’t get it, and for you the content sucks, so fu.

      • lol 

        what a joke

        have you even visited the D3 forums and read all the bugs with the AH ?

        stop being a fanboy

        most successful beta ever, ha ha 

        • I don’t visit D3 Forums because I’m not a fanboy like you. It’s full of whiners anyway who would want to read those pieces of crap.

  9. this post made me immediately text a friend who went to blizzcon last year and i know probably hasn’t logged into his blizzard account in forever.

  10. this what happen when u give keys to who don’t give a damn about diablo, i am playing diablo since 16 years now i got 5 account with both diablo 2 classic and expansion keys, and i did’t not get even one beta key. ❗

  11. Let the noobs quit… more beta keys for the people who will actually appreciate it… 😈

  12. A lot of people see the word “beta” and expect a lot more. They really should have avoided calling it that and called it a “server stress test” or something alike.

  13. If they invited real Diablo fans this wouldn’t happen. How about they look at what Diablo 2 keys have been used and reused over the years and invite them, instead of the band-wagoners.

    • Maybe the “real” Diablo fans did get invited, but those people didn’t like it that much as they thought it would be, yeah didn’t thought about that did you?

      Besides mostly every comment here says: I’m a real fan I shuold be in beta. In other context. Seriously…

      • Don’t try be smart and talk down to me you band-wagoner. I never asked to be included in the beta, nor did i say Boo-Woo I missed out, invite me instead. I said if they invited real Diablo fans that wouldn’t happen. There is no need for your blunt and biter response. Seriously…

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