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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 621232 7-May-2012 20:10 Send private message

From everything I've read, just go for the cheaper key, the US one. That's what I'll be getting (will pre-order it in a few days).

Your Diablo III regional settings are tied to your residing country in your Battle.net profile, so if your address is in New Zealand, you'll be tied to "The Americas" by default, for both play sessions and the real money auction house:

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/5203654/Introducing_Global_Play_for_Diablo%C2%AE_III-5_1_2012

http://us.battle.net/d3/en/services/auction-house/how-to

Yes, the 7.6 GB retail client is the full retail game, online single player and all. If you were to pre-order the game from Battle.net directly, the download links I posted previously are what Blizzard would offer to you. They are publicly available to download.

Retailers, OffGamers included, probably aren't allowed to sell you the game until 15 May, so it'd be a pre-order at this stage, but regardless you'd have to wait until 15 May @ 7pm NZST for Blizzard to launch the Diablo III servers to the public. You can't even install the game until then, the installer won't let you (the installer's files are encrypted, and will only decrypt the files once the launch date has been reached).

Couple of screenshots for you:
Installer files
Installer window

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 621375 8-May-2012 06:40 Send private message

Blizzard's just posted a Diablo III Launch Day Preparation Guide.

Looks like you'll be allowed to install the game a few hours before the servers go live :)

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Master Geek


Reply # 621569 8-May-2012 12:25 Send private message

wohooo, i have Wed, Thurs, Friday off work to play diablo 3.
i think its both the lamest and most awesome thing i have done.

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  Reply # 621571 8-May-2012 12:27 Send private message

I can't believe how lame it is that the release of this game is a Fecking Tuesday!

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  Reply # 622107 9-May-2012 10:24 Send private message

bear in mind the blizzard store is $80 australian, which is like over $100 NZ. i got mine from www.g2play.net and redeemed some points to get my copy for $70




gz ftw

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  Reply # 622109 9-May-2012 10:26 Send private message

Well I bought the US version $60 from offgamers, and already downloaded the install client, so I am ready to go.

WTF with the 15th release date..

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Master Geek


  Reply # 622121 9-May-2012 11:00 Send private message

i want a physical copy, and must have it on release day  so am buying from local PB tech for $92

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 622799 10-May-2012 11:56 Send private message

Key ordered!

I asked OffGamers when they would be supplying the key, and they replied:

Please be informed that the code will be delivered on the 15thMay during the official launch of the game, and as of the delivery time, it is yet to be confirmed at the moment. It will usually be delivered during mid-noon GMT +8.


So OffGamers should hopefully supply their keys around 4pm NZST on 15 May. (timezone conversion)



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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 622801 10-May-2012 11:59 Send private message

Do you know when Blizzard unlock the game (our time) my mind has gone blank.




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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 622805 10-May-2012 12:05 Send private message

You can install the game after 3am on 15 May, but to log in and play you'll have to wait until 7pm.

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  Reply # 622815 10-May-2012 12:19 Send private message

ChrisNZL: You can install the game after 3am on 15 May, but to log in and play you'll have to wait until 7pm.




Excellent! Cheers.




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Master Geek


  Reply # 624488 13-May-2012 18:37 Send private message

created a new blizzard account set my location as usa
used my nz visa debit and purchased diablo 3 for 59.00usd-$76nzd
downloaded the client and awating the 15th

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  Reply # 625219 15-May-2012 07:31 Send private message

@draculahowsby - thanks, worked a charm! And the terms appear to allow this; they seem to explicitly say you can purchase the us version if u live outside the us but are responsible for any sales tax etc. Only annoying thing was that it allowed me to then select nz for billing address... but each time i did it would change my payment method from visa to mastercard and changing it back would clear the address. In the end i just put my nz address but said it was in California and it worked.

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  Reply # 625221 15-May-2012 07:41 Send private message

Woohoo!!! Today is the day!




"The Atlantis base, brings greetings from the pegasus galaxy, you may cut power to the gate!."- Dr Weir (Rising) New Zealand · TechRemedy

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  Reply # 625225 15-May-2012 07:46 Send private message

YAYY!!!

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