Just wanted to put up a quick post here, I’ll fill in more as I have time, but….
*** Update ***
12-8-2012 – really early in the morning
So I only got to play for about 45 minutes, and made three characters and got one to level 4. A couple of notes, yes you can start playing before downloading is finished, BUT it does not download in the background while you play. When you get to a point that has not finished downloading it takes you to a screen with no details, just says “Downloading Update” and sits there. It took my system 30-50 minutes to finish downloading the next part. So I highly recommend waiting till it finishes before starting the game. Granted I have been having internet connection issues for the last 20 hours or so and even lost my internet a couple of times. I don’t think the initial download, even using peer to peer ever got over 400KB/s and I’ve hit 2MB/s on good days (sustained).
I love what I have seen, the game is exactly what one would expect after waiting this long to see it! I wish the beta had come out earlier so I would have had more time to play it, but I’ll do my best to play it a lot anyway! The cash based auction house has just gone live in the Beta system, but I have nothing to put in there, so I won’t be partaking anytime soon. I have been unsuccessful in taking screenshots even though the invite recommends it. Windows screenshots are coming out as blank grey screens. I am looking into another way to capture more screens.