For some reason I was selected as one of the lucky ones who getsot to play the Diablo III beta first. This is probably causing much consternation to Mr. John Yan as this franchise is near and dear to his heart. More invites will be going out in waves as Blizzard ensures that their system can handle the load. This is a good thing as my first attempt to sign on and download the beta resulted in waiting on the Battle.net website load. One hockey game later and everything was up and running smoothly.