Blizzard has just recently made an announcement of the Diablo III beta and has decided to answer a few questions people might have. This article was published around noon yesterday in an effort to bring awareness to the community and its chance at being invited.
After hearing all that good news I'm sure most of us are going to be pretty eager to get our hands on one of those lucky few that are going to be chosen to try this beauty of a game. People were curious as to what Blizzard's goals were for the Diablo III beta testing and they replied,
As you all probably already expect it, this beta will ensure that we all get to have a great experience with the opening night of Diablo III. I had a chance to test out the game during Blizzards convention, Blizzcon, in 2010. That was one of the main problems they had wanted to tackle, and thats the class balancing. From my experience of what I've played so far, they are going to need a lot of testing on the current class situation.
I'm sure you're all wondering, how do I sign up for this wonderful opportunity?! As most people already know, you enter mainly through Battle.net and attending Blizzcon. Here is a more in-depth answer that was a part of the FAQ.
Of course not everyone will get in, but I can tell you this. Blizzard needs testers from all different perspectives. That's why the opt-in copies your computer specs. They need to test the game for people that have really low end computers, as well as those that have good or great computers. They understand that not everyone can stay up to date, so I am sure those with lower computer specs will be able to get a chance at this beta. As I was saying before, Blizzcon also increases your chances of association with the Diablo III beta. Here is a question someone asked and they replied with,
A common question a lot asked was when they planned to end the Diablo III beta, here is there reply even though it's very generic.
Blizzard is allowing the beta test in all regions where Blizzard games are available. That's good news for those not in the U.S. or more common areas they choose to test at. The only catch is that North America will be the first to receive the chance to play the beta, as they widen their horizon. Here is a question that was asked concerning what regions they plan to allow the beta test.
We are all really curious as to what we should expect to see in game when they open the doors for those who receive keys. Players were wondering what content they are going to see in the opening of the beta, Blizzard replied,
As I'm sure we have all read the article by Unholyshaman, Diablo 3 using in-game gold and real life money. The players asked a question about the Diablo III Auction House system, and they replied,
Here is another direct dialect from their "overview" of the Auction House, CONFIRMING that there will be a real life money auction house system! Here is the confirmation.
As time goes on and we all begin to check our battle.net emails and hope to be greeted with an invite, not all shall be stoked. Those that receive chances at the beta, let us know in the comment section below! What's your opinion on all of this? Do you think the beta will be a successor towards Diablo III being fair and balanced? Speak your mind!
UPDATE: Diablo III Beta Profile Update
Just recently, about 35 minutes ago, Zarhym, a Blizzard Community Manager made an announcement for everyone that's interested in any future beta testing, they should probably update their Beta Profile through BNET. Here is the link for the announcement:http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2957126089
Credit for the link: Shadowsx