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Reaper of Souls Beta and PTR Shutting Down Tonight

Posted 24 Feb 2014 by

Surprise news that the Reaper of Souls Beta and PTR Shutting Down Tonight. As in 5 hours from now!

Reaper of Souls™ Closed Beta and Patch 2.0.1 PTR Draw to a Close

In preparation for the launch of patch 2.0.1, the Reaper of Souls™ Beta and Patch 2.0.1 PTR servers will be brought offline this evening at 5:00 p.m. PT. At that time, players will no longer be able to log in to the Beta or PTR client, all Beta and PTR accounts (including character information) will be reset, and both our Beta forums and PTR forums will be marked as read-only.

We’d like to thank everyone who has participated in the Reaper of Souls Beta and Patch 2.0.1 PTR. You’ve done an amazing job of testing, and we greatly appreciate all of the feedback you provided during this critical phase of development.

We look forward to releasing patch 2.0.1 to public shortly and encourage everyone to stay tuned to this website for exciting news and updates regarding the upcoming launch of Reaper of Souls!

I’m surprised and disappointed. I played a lot this weekend and had a great time, and so did just about everyone on my friend’s list and in the INC guild. That said… I guess that’s testimony that the beta “test” had pretty well run its course, if we were all just playing for fun, liking the reward rate, the exp gain rate, not finding bugs or crashes, etc.

What do you guys think? Was the Reaper of Souls beta test sufficient and effective? Are you surprised they’re shutting it down so far before advance, rather than expanding it to basically let everyone in, the way the WoW expansions ramp up to release? Are you happy since this probably means we’ll see Diablo 3 v2 sooner rather than later, perhaps literally in the “couple of weeks” Josh Mosqueria mentioned in that recent interview from Korea?


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