A guildy got it. The Sunday night after everything was done, we went out and he felt bad enough to head back a bit early. So far I think I've dodged it to the point that a flight by the same airline, same destination, same day is listed as a confirmed flight, but it wasn't my flight.
" Why are the graphics in The Monk's Cinematic Debut so terrible? It looked like it was rendered using the WOW engine or something similar. Diablo 2 had better looking cutscenes than that. I guess maybe it was the actual game engine which was used during the cutscenes? I still think they could have done way better with real CGI work like in Diablo 2. "
They did the same thing for the Wizard reveal trailer last year. Basically it is much faster for them to just pull D3 engine the camera down to get a quicker turn around using the in game models than the lead time required for a hand done cinimatic. I'm sure the final game will have custom CG cut sequences made for it, just not so much for little pre-release trailers for the various class announcements that include showing off flashy abilities.
Demo should let you play solo, but you'll likely have 3 AI bots there with you given the structure of the game and what they said about it at SDCC. IIRC, you can disable the # of AI for a greater challenge though at least in the full game. They were obviously having the hands-on demo on the floor of SDCC have all 4 slots played by people vs the salamander ackrid.