Diablo Incgamers news item title: Wave 4 of Beta Keys issued
First comment on that item: Wave of 4 Beta Keys issued, rather.
And that seems accurate. I'm still waiting for a beta key, as are many many many others! But I'm a big boy, I won't fall for the elitism trap that claimed so many so-called "longtime fans". "I've been playing Diablo for 15 years, I should get in before some random WoW twit!" If I had a penny for every time I saw something like that, I'd be set for life.
Speaking of which, the much-anticipated game system update from Jay Wilson will happen tomorrow. Between this and the Nobunaga press conference, this is going to be a hectic day for me. Fingers crossed that the word "delay" won't appear anywhere in that report. Best thing that can happen is that they've settled on a final iteration of the runestone system, and are heading towards a release date announcement in the upcoming weeks.
As a side note, I'm so glad the idiots who were so convinced that the Korea RMAH rating fiasco was the only thing holding the game back were shut up so hard. For anyone actually paying attention instead of succumbing to wishful thinking, just listening to any sentence from the developers gave you a very good idea that the game just wasn't done yet, despite their initial resolve to get the game out by the end of 2011. Major props to them for NOT rushing an unfinished project out the door.