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Old 05-10-2013, 03:58 AM
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It will be Act1 and it looks like play-time tends to be around 8-15 hours from the start to killing the end-boss. I think the shortest and longest times for first-time play-through were 6hrs and 21hrs. Then there is additional side content after that, which people have put additional hours into.

I think we may have over-shot our mark a bit on length as we originally said alpha would be 3-4 hours but I'm guessing no one will be upset about that. Alpha got delayed a bit but you're getting 2-3x the content we originally promised.
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Once again the level of communication is much appreciated and never mandatory.

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I think the shortest and longest times for first-time play-through were 6hrs and 21hrs.
Challenge accepted!

I will take that 21 hrs and show it whose boss... i will NEVER FINISH!
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It will be Act1 and it looks like play-time tends to be around 8-15 hours from the start to killing the end-boss. I think the shortest and longest times for first-time play-through were 6hrs and 21hrs. Then there is additional side content after that, which people have put additional hours into.

I think we may have over-shot our mark a bit on length as we originally said alpha would be 3-4 hours but I'm guessing no one will be upset about that. Alpha got delayed a bit but you're getting 2-3x the content we originally promised.
Hopefully you can overshoot the future contents with Beta and Full Release that way GD can be a big game. Of course, if you fall short of it, there is the expansion versions to make it up. In the end, I do hope you do not encounter the same game-breaking bugs you guys are tackling, in the future (not guaranteed since it can still go wrong later on).
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Well, the good news is that, while I'm sure new issues will arise as we add / change things, we've had to do a ton of work to prepare for alpha that we'd normally not get to until the final release. So, I think once we get there, it should come a little easier (probably cursed for saying that).
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Awesome thread! Kudos to the maker!

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So, I think once we get there, it should come a little easier (probably cursed for saying that).
You probably shouldn't say those things, or else before final release we will have another round of impatience.
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I know, I'm totally fucked now...
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I know, I'm totally fucked now...
Hehe... probably.. but you know better than me, that either way (saying or not saying anything), its gonna come back and bite you in the ars!
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Well, the good news is that, while I'm sure new issues will arise as we add / change things, we've had to do a ton of work to prepare for alpha that we'd normally not get to until the final release. So, I think once we get there, it should come a little easier (probably cursed for saying that).
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It will be Act1 and it looks like play-time tends to be around 8-15 hours from the start to killing the end-boss. I think the shortest and longest times for first-time play-through were 6hrs and 21hrs. Then there is additional side content after that, which people have put additional hours into.

I think we may have over-shot our mark a bit on length as we originally said alpha would be 3-4 hours but I'm guessing no one will be upset about that. Alpha got delayed a bit but you're getting 2-3x the content we originally promised.
OH MY GOD!!! 21 hours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For just act 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am soooooooooooooo hyped right now! I know that if one of the testers took 21 hours to play act 1, it will take me 25 hours as I really like to take things slow with a game I am really excited about! ACT 1 is longer than the entire normal difficulty of D3 and TL2! Please let this be true, please!!!
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