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  • Yes, released with game.

    1 3.03%
  • Yes, released shortly after game (3-5 months)

    9 27.27%
  • Yes, released long after game (more than 5 months)

    12 36.36%
  • No, there won't be Starter Edition for D3

    11 33.33%
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  1. #1
    IncGamers Member MrMegaProphet's Avatar
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    Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    I don't see any thread talking about this, so here i go.

    Fact: A Diablo 3 demo would help a lot of young people play the game for first time, since most of this young audience that may play SC2 and especially WoW won't have played D2 being over 10 years old.

    Fact: It would help us lure friends into the game. >)

    WoW and SC2 got their starter editions not long ago. Essentially they are free license versions of the games but very limited in functionality. This means you download the actual game, but when you log in with an starter edition you get a demo kind of treatment. Very few maps and online options in SC2, and level cap of 20 and some other limitations in WoW.

    I'm quite sure there will be a starter edition of Diablo, but at the moment i don't know or remember if blizzard has said anything on the matter.

    This are my assumptions regarding a starter edition:

    Will be made available 3 to 5 months after release.
    Will let you play only the first act or half of it similar in content to the beta.
    Level cap acording to available areas (lvl 15 or so?).
    No RMAH, possibly gold AH to buy/sell items wthin lvl cap.
    No PVP arenas?
    Some other limitations regarding UI, friends or online play?

    What do you guys think?



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    IncGamers Member Raesene's Avatar
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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    I think a starter edition would be irrelevant to 99+% of the people on a fan forum. I suppose we could speculate about the existence or content of a hypothetical starter edition but... why?

    I suppose you could ask why I bothered to come into a thread just to say the topic was not very interesting. I have no response to that. It happened; get over it.



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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    I think starter edition will popup 3-5 months after game release if it doesnt sell as much as bliz hopped for. Else I think they will release starter edition when the game doesnt sell good(which could be any amount of time) but probably a year after.

    I kinda agree with your assumptions for a starter edition, but I dont think they will be able to use gold ah(more than just looking at whats selling).



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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    Quote Originally Posted by Raesene View Post
    I think a starter edition would be irrelevant to 99+% of the people on a fan forum. I suppose we could speculate about the existence or content of a hypothetical starter edition but... why?
    You're entitled to your opinion as everyone else but you can't speak for 99+% of the people on a forum.

    On the other hand, a starter edition has also the potential of letting current players get some of their friends to try the game, and i'm sure blizzard has considered that. So it's not necessarily irrelevant to anyone already planing to buy the game.



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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    There won't be a starter edition just plenty of 60$ expansions.



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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    Nowadays' demos are called open betas, pretty much.

    I remember D2 had a demo where you could do the Den of Evil and kill Blood Raven, not sure if this will happen, game demos lost their purpose over the second half of the past decade.



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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    there will be no demo



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    I would expect it in a similar way to what they do/have done for WoW in the past. And I agree it likely won't happen for 3-6 months after release.



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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    Allows you to try one class up to level 10? I don't see why they wouldn't do it, anyway




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    Re: Diablo 3 Starter Edition? When? Limitations?

    well, i didnt vote coz my choice of answer is not on it: starter edition, or whatever u wanna call it, before the game release. Or pretty much make beta more available i guess..... Most of the ppl has no connection problems, and im sure some of u are tired of seeing my name since the only topic i really involved in always is around the online-only fiasco. But a way to somehow let us, the less fortunate guys who are stuck with no better internet options, such as the australians, have a try to see how the connection to the server is like (US & SEA) before we spend 100-150 dollars on a copy of the real game would be a big help. (And yeh new normal edition games cost 90-100 dollars in Australia. )



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