As many of you already know, Blizzard announced the end of beta testing (May 1st) (announcement below). + Show Spoiler +
We'd like to thank everyone who has participated in the Diablo III beta. You've done an admirable job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development.
In preparation for the launch of Diablo III on Tuesday, May 15, the beta servers will be brought offline on Tuesday, May 1. At that time, all beta accounts and character information will be reset. Leading up to Diablo's May 15 launch date, players will only be able to create comments and forum posts on the official Diablo III community site if they have pre-purchased Diablo III or have a StarCraft II or an active World of Warcraft game license attached to their Battle.net account. In the meantime, we encourage everyone to stay tuned to this website for exciting news and updates regarding the upcoming release.
Thank you again for your participation, and we'll see you soon on Battle.net!
Blizzard is also working on a shareware version of the game: Diablo 3 - Starter Edition. This version is available to everyone for free but has certain limitations.
You can* play this shareware version using the beta launcher. You must first create a battletag (via battle.net account profile). If your account isn't flagged for beta access, you will automatically log in as the starter edition. You can only play with people with starter edition.
i was able to play for like 5 minutes, then i was kicked from the server and everytime i try to log back on i get the error 3005. so if this was just a bug that has now been fixed by blizzard, i hope you havent gotten your hopes too high. for as it seems right now, the open access for everyone lasted only 3 hours.
On April 18 2012 21:24 remodemo wrote: i was able to play for like 5 minutes, then i was kicked from the server and everytime i try to log back on i get the error 3005. so if this was just a bug that has now been fixed by blizzard, i hope you havent gotten your hopes too high. for as it seems right now, the open access for everyone lasted only 3 hours.
Yep, same disconnect error 3005 on the Starter Edition Account. The account flagged for beta doesn't work anymore either. Maybe servers crashed or Blizzard temporarily removed access. Waiting for bluepost
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Klapdout United States. April 18 2012 21:28. Posts 282
Nethaera (Blue Poster) on 2012/04/18 12:36:00 PM(Source)
The Diablo III beta is currently unavailable while we work to resolve an issue. We do not have a current ETA for when the beta will be available, but will provide further updates in approximately 2 hours.