Didn't count the time I was idle, but around 30 minutes should be right. Last time it happened to me was for the duration of a LoL game that lasted around 45 minutes.
When paused, you're considered idle anyway.
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Apr 16, 2012Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion- Pausing. Can you pause D3? I read you cant and the closest thing to it is finding somewhere safe (town I presume) and... just standing there, which leads me to my next point.
Yes. When playing alone, pressing "escape" gets you to the options and pauses the game for you. Going to town is pretty good too, since you get Town Portal quite early too.
- Autokick. Will you get kicked from inactivity?
Yes you are. Pretty much like in WoW, or even in Diablo II. When you stand idle too much time you get kicked. The quest progress is saved, though, so you can resume from the closest checkpoint when you get back.
- Saving. Can you save at any point, or do you need to find a checkpoint?
Character data is saved whenever there's a change, so it's like... all the time. "Save and Exit" doesn't even exist anymore, it's just "Exit". Save happens all the time.
- Checkpoint Availability. I also read that sometimes checkpoints can be VERY far between... like 2 hours in some cases. More time than I usually even spend playing on a week night.
In the beta they're pretty close to one another. Consider that the beta is about 3 hours if you explore every corner and kill every barrel (in addition to the monsters etc) and there's lots of checkpoints in it. I'd say there's a checkpoint every 10-15 minutes, but I could be a little off. Certainly not over 20 minutes, though.
With all that said... good luck getting a beta key, but the topic won't be discussed in our forums.
Aug 28, 2011Posted in: News & Announcements
Thanks! And... my mod powers allowed me not only to edit my own post to ensure you remain sneaky, but edit yours too to change the quote!
Yes, we mods are that awesome!
Aug 22, 20111. the listings are anonymous. So if there's multiple at around the same price, you may bid on the wrong one and pay for something you don't need.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
2. People don't know which limit others have set for a certain item, which may also make them win the auction and pay the deposit fees without actually having profit.
I don't think that's going to be an issue tbh.
Aug 12, 2011We expected a beta announcement August 1stPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Blizzard: Nothing new to announce
We were disappointed.
We expected a beta announcement August 3rd.
Blizzard: Nothing new to announce
We were disappointed.
Now at Gamescom, Blizzard anticipates we expect a beta announcement.
We actually do expect it.
Blizzard doesn't want us disappointed again, so they say they won't have anything new to avoid it.
I don't think it can get any clearer.
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Mar 4, 2016Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Yeah and when you grind those passives, what are those for? new builds? you use those new builds for what?
Diablo has always been grinding, gearing up to be more efficient in handling the hardest content.
Jun 19, 2012Funny. Those who had given up on Inferno before are still whining, while my friends who thought it just needed a little tweak are happily farming Act 3 or 4 in the gear they used to do Act 2 in.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Good players adapt. Bad players whine. Figure out which one you are.
May 30, 2012I know this has been posted 100x, but this is my first thread and I wanted to create something special, and I've just recently found this really obvious farming spot in act 2, but its just so convenient, and easy, for me at least, that I needed to post it. I make youtube videos for diablo 3 to try any help people out, more specifically people in inferno, I hope this will help some people get that edge they need to make some real progress, thanks everyone that checks this out, if you like it spread the word, and please, enjoy it ! If this helps you out, please bump for more exposure.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Apr 23, 2012Brunn11 posted a message on Why did Blizz ruin Diablo by limiting it to 4 players per game?So because in the event that a storm might prevent you from one night of gaming, you are not going to play at all. Seems reasonable.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
Apr 23, 2012Keiser posted a message on Why did Blizz ruin Diablo by limiting it to 4 players per game?Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)Quote from Aulderon
No, the dumbest freakin' thing they could possibly do is require a constant internet connection!! My god, seriously??? It's not an online game unless you want it to be one AND THEN you should (obviously) have an internet connection. Eight years! I've been waiting for this game for eight years -- the waiting, the hype, the waiting.... and it SUCKS!!! (awesome graphics, though) But seriously... no character customization, no zooming in or out, and... click to move? I understand that the original Diablo was click to move, I understand sentiment, tradition, what have you, but PC gaming has advanced. The game is VERY dissappointing in my opinion, especially the constant internet connection requirement. Diablo 3 plays like a game that was developed 10 years ago with modern day graphics. Where's the advancement, the evolution of PC gaming? Didn't Blizz make WoW? What... is their Diablo 3 department where they put the newbie programmers before they graduate to the WoW department?
So... if there's a storm in my neck of the woods (pretty common) and my internet goes down (also common) I can't play Diablo like I'm used to playing Diablo? I'm subject to server down time for a game that's not an online game unless I want it to be an online game? I have to put up with lag for a game that's not an online game unless I want it to be an online game? I have to wait in a queue because the server's full for a game that's not an online game unless I want it to be an online game? When I played Diablo 2 I played on Battlenet exactly once; I usually played it by myself or with a friend on a private network -- it's not an online game! Unless, of course, I want it to be an online game.
Am I ever gonna use Diablo 3's online auction house? No, I like finding my own stuff and I don't really care about putting the crap I find on the AH. Am I ever gonna play on Diablo 3's public servers? No, I can't imagine sharing that small of an environment with a bunch of rude and careless newb's, especially when I think about how rude players were and how cut-throat WoW became after just a couple of years (who can forget the dicks that went AFK while sitting on a mailbox in Org. on their mammoth war mounts?)
Diablo has always been a game that I played while unwinding after a busy (or even not-so-busy) day, before going to bed and usually ended up playing too long (and not getting enough sleep) because I enjoyed exploring a zone and kept logging out and resetting the zone so I could explore it again -- alone, and occasionally with a friend.
Am I gonna buy Diablo 3? No. After all the waiting and all the hype, I expected too much and am too dissappointed with it -- if it didn't require a constant internet connection, I'd buy it just to relive the good ol' days and, out of curiousity, see what's new in the game, but I'm too bummed out with the way it came out and the constant online thing is just too much for me.
Good, leave. The rest of us would like the OPTION to use the AH, or the OPTION to play with others. In this day almost every internet connection is always-on. Sure there are a few exceptions, but those are rare.
Your internet connection's crappy connectivity isn't Blizzard's fault, it's your ISP's. Maybe you should be complaining to them?
Even during open beta there wasn't very much lag caused by the server, and I didn't experience a single queue playing every day.
Apr 17, 2012Jay Wilson said it's a change that will be permanent:Posted in: Hardcore Discussion
Apr 15, 2012I thought this would be an interesting place to post my...venting. This is going to be long so if you are not interested in me, art or an intertwined history of the two, leave now. I won't blame you.Posted in: General Discussion (non-Diablo)
This is mostly for me. And I'll secretly blame you...
As many of you know I'm an "artist" in training. Although, these days I'm more comfortable with the word illustrator or draftsman(person who draws).
Back in highschool, I wasn't as knowledgeable or passionate about what direction I wanted to head in for art. All I knew is that I wanted to draw and paint so I ended up in a "Fine Arts" program(with a capital F).
In my first few years I encountered an extremely odd culture of individuals who had a very elitist view on what art was. The Fine art world of today!I didn't mind though because I was taking courses like Figure drawing and painting so I was focused on honing my craft. I got to ignore the culture, essentially.
But now, as a senior, I have to face it.
I'll get right to the point. In the aforementioned culture, there is a very clear line between what is art and what is not.
Anything related to the entertainment industry right now is not considered art. So the work of most illustrators is considered illustration, and not art. To say to some artists "oh this is just illustration, I'm not putting this in my gallery" is practically profanity and an ultimate insult.
There's this common idea that the stuff you see that gets attention from the art scene in magazines, galleries, e.t.c. is the modern art of our time. And whenever you mention "video game" you get laughed at. I think there's this quintessential image in my brain of a professor making fun of a previous student who refused to draw anything other than dragons and dudes with swords. It's as if, video games are for children. They are not actually important. The new animated movies are just movies. They don't matter in the art world. Man...They're so fucking snooty.
This is turning out to be much longer than I anticipated lol
Right now I'm procrastinating from writing this artist presentation thing where I give a talk on a contemporary artist. The goal is to find a modern artist who deals with important issues and is pushing the boundaries. "Deals with issues" is a very common term around there. The first reference to artists and issues will sound like "find an artist who is dealing with social or political issues in our time".
So essentially, those are the parameters of what gets into the fine art world right now. Stuff that "deals with social and or political issues". Oh, and lots of naked chicks shoving their vaginas in your face. That's fine art too apparently.
Seriously, after Egon Schiele, it seems like everyone started painting hot pink muffs.
I'm here to tell you ITS ALL BULLSHIT!!Word? This stuff matters to a completely misguided small percent of the world that isn't being honest with itself. Word. Now, that's important to say. I'll touch on that later. First, I'm going to give you a very brief art history lesson.
The Grecian golden age of art: A bunch of people from a REALLY long time ago really MASTERED the human figure and created mostly these badass sculptures.
Then the Romans conquered them and art was dead for a long time.
Then the Gothic era of art came with Gothic architecture: This was really the new beginning of art.
Renaissance: DaVinci, Michelangelo, e.t.c.The new age of painting and sculpture had begun. And it was great. All of the work you would associate from this age was not displayed in a gallery. Rather, it was all commission work for churches.
Then, give or take about 500 years and you have contemporary art. Art for art's sake. This is an important distinction. For thousands of years, art was made out of it's convention to society. It served specific purposes. But by around the 1800's it changed.
Contemporary art, mid 1800's to today has been more conscious. Artists were actively exploring the meaning of ar
To put it simply, pissing on a toilet became art. Literally.
I'm not kidding.
This lead to the idea that art has to really MEAN something in order to be art!
In result, artists are trying to "innovate" and "push social and political artistic boundaries" and "expand what art is" while still paying the bills and getting collectors to give them lots and lots of money.
This has led to a false sense of importance. They have this incorrect thinking that because they are TRYING to be important, they are. But the problem is, they aren't important at all. Not relatively speaking, of course. Ya people fill up galleries and sell paintings for big time money. But they're still relatively unknown. Artists today are trying WAY too hard to be important.
I wonder how many people I've lost by this point...I'm really interested to see the response from the community. I'd imagine the only reason anyone would read this is because they know me.
So, what IS important in art right now? Well, what is captivating the entire world? Hhhmm.....There's this industry I know of....it has millions of followers around the world.
Video games + Movies +comics will be the most important part of visual art history for our time period. They won't acknowledge it right now, but once they gain some perspective it will be glaringly obvious that the place art has come to genuinely grow in our time period is in the entertainment industry. I could build a very lengthy and even more convincing thesis for this but I think you get the point.
So, it's just REALLY frustrating to have to essentially pretend that this shit is important that I'm studying in terms of "modern art". I've had this boiling under the surface for a really long time.
The good news is: You're part of the most important aspect of art for this era. And I bet you didn't even know you were all complete art snobs!
Aside from the commercial stuff, the only thing I consider to really be art is Graffiti and Street Art. that is another, truly global movement that has really shaped art on just about every front imaginable.
So that's the end of this unorganized, convoluted rant about how narrow in perspective people are perceiving art. Had to get it out.
OH! And for making it all the way to the end( or at least scrolling), I'll share some of my stuff.
I love to draw and paint shit that is awesome I.E. Badass characters, demons, and stretchy Jake. So screw you art world! You can follow my stuff on facebook if you want. <3
Apr 14, 2012I think it's fun to look back on Blizzard's amazing work on atmosphere and environments, as I'm sure many of us have spent years in their worldsPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Below are some images I gathered of similarly themed zones and how they've changed. Enjoy! The palette is fairly brief and limited obviously since D3 isn't released, but there's enough for a few fun comparisons here...
Feb 14, 2012King DNA posted a message on Release date announcement tomorrow? predicted 6months ago!It'd be hilarious if they announced the release date (or beta date) for Mists of Pandaria instead.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
In a cosmic kind of way.
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