Testing Diablo III On a Macbook Air

Edit: I’ve gotten several requests for my macbook air spex so they are. Please note that i turned off all the graphic options because it is too laggy if they were left on:

Processor 1.8 GHz Intel Core i7

Memory 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

Graphics Intel HD Graphics 3000 384 MB

Software Mac OS X Lion 10.7.2 (11C74)

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As all of you might have known, Diablo III released an open beta version of the game for this weekend only (until Monday, April 23 at 10:00 a.m. PDT – US time), which means peeps in Asia have until Tuesday to meddle with the game.

Diablo III open beta testing

Before we start, here’s where you can download the Diablo III client!

You’d also need to create a battlenet account and a battle tag at Battlenet

diablo 3 login screen

So let’s talk about the game! I first played it on the boy’s iMac, in all it’s wonderful graphics glory, and then we decided that my Macbook Air should be given a chance to shine too. At first, with all the graphics options on, the game was lagged quite a bit. So we turned off all the graphics options, and had quite a decent gameplay.

diablo 3 characters

I chose to play a female wizard as I normally do when I play RPG games. It makes everything more whimsical in my opinion (now I’m missing my World of Warcraft warlock!)

So you start the game at Overlook Road..

Overlook road diablo 3

And if you walk further down, you’d come to New Tristram, where you discover that zombies are rising from the dead and have to be killed!

zombie attack diablo 3

Well I’m not going to do a walkthrough for the entire game because I’d hate spoilers (also because I’m still at level 8), but here are some screengrabs from the game:

Skills

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