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Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« on: May 15, 2012, 09:30:53 PM »
This is half inquiry, half rant.

I've been searching for info on how much bandwidth D3 requires, both down and up. I'm on satellite and I'm capped at 17,000 meg down and 5,000 meg. There is no better plan to purchase. There are no other services to choose. Once I exceed the limit, either down or up, my internet is forcibly cut-off via regulatory diktat.

No, I'm not moving.

Yet, every time I search for an answer all I find are stupid answers posing as intelligent ones, i.e. "maybe you should get a better plan."

I know one of you has gotten/will get D3. Please make a reasonable effort to track hourly usage and please report back.

Stupid advice need not apply.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2012, 09:44:09 PM »
Well, at the risk of posting stupid shit, it looks like D3 has some really cool shit going on, and I might have to get it.  I doubt I will have the same problem you do, but I will do my best to report what I can whilst playing. 
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2012, 10:03:58 PM »


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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2012, 10:59:00 PM »
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2012, 08:30:08 PM »
I'll pass on Diablo 3. I made a vow never to give Blizzard any more of my money after that debacle known as Cataclysm.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2012, 09:36:17 PM »
i have to play it. I've been with the Diablo series almost since Wirt had legs.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2012, 07:47:54 AM »
i have to play it. I've been with the Diablo series almost since Wirt had legs.

It was the first game I ever gave my weekends to.   Ah......memories.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2012, 07:54:50 AM »
Snugs, I'm not all that bandwith-savvy, but it works fine on the cable modem for me as long as the servers are up.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #9 on: May 17, 2012, 09:57:58 AM »
I'll pass on Diablo 3. I made a vow never to give Blizzard any more of my money after that debacle known as Cataclysm.

Made me quit.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #10 on: May 17, 2012, 09:58:38 AM »
i have to play it. I've been with the Diablo series almost since Wirt had three legs.


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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2012, 04:17:14 PM »
Dammit all to a ptarmigan's tail feathers!!!

Everything I read said the game didn't run real-time if playing single-player. It just periodically verifies itself to make sure haxxorz code is not running in the background. Ergo, latency should NOT be an issue.

I have no reason to dispute this.

I bought the damn thing last night and installed. It looks beautful. It's meant to look like your playing a piece of painted fantasy artwork.

Anyhoo...

...the sumbij is warping and lagging. When i say warping I mean running the same stretch of ground 3 or 4 times and when I say lag I mean I can click the mouse and count one-thousand one, one-thousand two, one-thousand three before seeing the action resolve on screen. It's unplayable. I don't know if this is a latency issue but my hardware is well within specs.

More research I s'pose.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #12 on: May 17, 2012, 04:49:13 PM »
Dammit all to a ptarmigan's tail feathers!!!

Everything I read said the game didn't run real-time if playing single-player. It just periodically verifies itself to make sure haxxorz code is not running in the background. Ergo, latency should NOT be an issue.

I have no reason to dispute this.

I bought the damn thing last night and installed. It looks beautful. It's meant to look like your playing a piece of painted fantasy artwork.

Anyhoo...

...the sumbij is warping and lagging. When i say warping I mean running the same stretch of ground 3 or 4 times and when I say lag I mean I can click the mouse and count one-thousand one, one-thousand two, one-thousand three before seeing the action resolve on screen. It's unplayable. I don't know if this is a latency issue but my hardware is well within specs.

More research I s'pose.

I bought it via download. THAT took forever. I'm playing on a laptop. I don't see much lag at all. It does get slow at times, but not bad. And the graphics are stunning.
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012, 05:25:18 PM »
I bought the pre-order digital version when it was first available.

Activated it and am playing it at the moment.

So I have some opinions.

The actual game play, graphics and interface is nice. They've done a pretty good job of keeping the good and ditching the bad. My two favourite combat exploits have been negated but not entirely removed. Those being the ability to instantly portal back to town when some mean ass bugthing is stomping a mudhole in your ass and you've run out of potions (the second exploit I used overmuch). Town portal still exists but takes a short while to cast and you don't need to carry the scrolls for it.

The character classes seem to be better balanced and the skill advancement has been reworked in a way that thus far appears to be pretty good.

Items and equipment are also well done - far more so than the previous editions.

I haven't gotten to crafting items yet - so more on that later in the day.

Identifying items has been simplified and you no longer need to cart around a satchel full of identify scrolls.

Now to the bad.... and if you're offended by bad language this is probably where you'll want to stop reading.

**** Battlenet and the lame ass shit pile servers that it runs on.

Bunch of low life ASSHOLES at blizzard won't even let you play a ****ing game you paid good money for without being constantly connected to their busted ass piece of shit servers.

Half way through a boss battle. "Time for a server shut down bro. U MAD ?" <click>.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

They've taken what could be a great game and ****ed it in their desperately greedy attempt to stop piracy - and in the process ensured more piracy because of people that don't want to rely on some busted ass ****ing C64 based pile of shit server that restarts seemingly at random.

Assholes.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #14 on: May 17, 2012, 09:17:46 PM »
And that is why I prefer to play in an in-house network, as opposed to online.   
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2012, 10:21:11 PM »
And that is why I prefer to play in an in-house network, as opposed to online.   

Can't do that with this one - which is another major irritation.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2012, 09:22:13 AM »
Can't do that with this one - which is another major irritation.


Oh crap!  That so sucks!!! :mad:
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2012, 09:23:30 AM »
Once the thing calms down a little and the Battle.net stuff gets straigntened out, we'll put together a group, right? RIGHT?  :hyper:
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 09:47:49 AM »
I bought the pre-order digital version when it was first available.

Activated it and am playing it at the moment.

So I have some opinions.

The actual game play, graphics and interface is nice. They've done a pretty good job of keeping the good and ditching the bad. My two favourite combat exploits have been negated but not entirely removed. Those being the ability to instantly portal back to town when some mean ass bugthing is stomping a mudhole in your ass and you've run out of potions (the second exploit I used overmuch). Town portal still exists but takes a short while to cast and you don't need to carry the scrolls for it.

The character classes seem to be better balanced and the skill advancement has been reworked in a way that thus far appears to be pretty good.

Items and equipment are also well done - far more so than the previous editions.

I haven't gotten to crafting items yet - so more on that later in the day.

Identifying items has been simplified and you no longer need to cart around a satchel full of identify scrolls.

Now to the bad.... and if you're offended by bad language this is probably where you'll want to stop reading.

**** Battlenet and the lame ass shit pile servers that it runs on.

Bunch of low life ASSHOLES at blizzard won't even let you play a ****ing game you paid good money for without being constantly connected to their busted ass piece of shit servers.

Half way through a boss battle. "Time for a server shut down bro. U MAD ?" <click>.

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!

They've taken what could be a great game and ****ed it in their desperately greedy attempt to stop piracy - and in the process ensured more piracy because of people that don't want to rely on some busted ass ****ing C64 based pile of shit server that restarts seemingly at random.

Assholes.

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I'm done now.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 02:48:35 PM »
Once the thing calms down a little and the Battle.net stuff gets straigntened out, we'll put together a group, right? RIGHT?  :hyper:

Well -- DUH!
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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #21 on: June 02, 2012, 12:02:42 AM »
I just killed the bitch on normal with my OP Witch Doctor.  Looking forward to doing it again on nightmare.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2012, 04:30:07 AM »
I just killed the bitch on normal with my OP Witch Doctor.  Looking forward to doing it again on nightmare.

I've just started on Hell difficulty.

Elite units are nasty.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2012, 08:53:59 PM »
Too much hit lag to play beyond lvl 10.

Doing some research it was widely reported during the beta. Apparently internet latency or system specs are not the cause.

Blizzard seems impervious to widespread complaints.

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Re: Diablo 3 bandwidth usage, both down and up loads
« Reply #24 on: June 03, 2012, 11:40:16 AM »
Made me quit.

Glad I did too. If you think Cataclysm was bad, just wait till the next expansion, Mists of Pokemon.
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