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Offline JeramiahhTopic starter

And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« on: June 28, 2008, 12:14:23 PM »
For those of you who've been following the big build up on the Blizzard websites over the past week, featuring something mysterious breaking through the ice... they announced early this morning (Or this afternoone, for you folks in other parts of the world) what their brand new game is.

Diablo 3.

http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/

*fanboy squeal*

Offline Brandon

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2008, 12:32:12 PM »
For a game thats got technology thats lightyears ahead of its predecessors it sure doesnt look much different graphically. However keeping the same theme might help the game out, especially with the old fans.

Offline RubySlippers

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2008, 12:49:18 PM »
I can only afford basic dialup internet if it was past the level of Diablo 1 and 2 I couldn't play it and I love Diablo.

Offline Brandon

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2008, 01:19:48 PM »
When it comes out drop a hint to your friends/boyfriends about getting it as a Christmas or birhtday present ;)

Offline JeramiahhTopic starter

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2008, 02:05:16 PM »
Yeah, that's always been Blizzard's philosophy; don't push the bleeding edge, let everyone have a chance to play. Take World of Warcraft, for instance; if you look at early alpha screenshots, they're near top-of-the-line graphics, for that day, anyway. They intentionally scaled them back, to allow more people to play. Hell, it runs on Macs, that's saying something. =P

Besides, what more does Diablo need? They perfected the formula in the first game, now they're just polishing it and adding more shinies that weren't possible the first two times around. Hell, I'd play it if it were still using D1 graphics. =P

Offline RubySlippers

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2008, 02:30:48 PM »
I like Diablo but I wish they had a gender choice for some of the classes such as the Sorceress why not a Sorceror for the guys. And for the girls a female Necromancer. So that would be a nice change. But why mess with what works its easy to play, hard to master and I'm looking forward to the new classes they come up with.

Offline Sabby

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2008, 04:39:33 PM »
YAYS!!!

Offline kongming

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2008, 11:45:44 PM »
Besides, what more does Diablo need? They perfected the formula in the first game

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In all seriousness, I loved the first Diablo. Diablo 2... I loved starting it, but I grew to hate it. That being said, Blizzard are good at making games, and they make good games. Diablo 3 will be good, even if it isn't my thing, and it might very well end up being my thing.

My ex was getting very annoyed: the cracked ice had a winking smiley face added at some point, so she thought Blizzard was mocking her. Also, someone posted a link to what the mystery game was. A youtube video. I think we all know what it is.

To all those who were hoping it would be World of Starcraft:
You have my sympathies. I was also hoping to see naked female Protoss dancing through the cities.

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My PC probably won't be able to run it, but still, looking forward to seeing D3 in action.

Offline JeramiahhTopic starter

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2008, 01:52:15 AM »
Yeah, Diablo's fairly simple-minded... but, then again, one could say the same thing about most FPSs. "Boy, I sure do love running around, clicking the left mouse button."

In all seriousness, though, given the screens we saw of the game today, it easily looks like any computer able to run WoW could run D3; the graphics in no way push any modern computer to any edge.

Mmm... naked Protoss babes... >_>

Offline Gathering Wilderness

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2008, 02:07:42 AM »
Yes, yes. I had such a massive loregasm earlier this afternoon listening to Deckard Cain read from his journal. -Wipes a tear from his eye.- So much of my younger years wasted on that game, and now they give it another installment. Pure joy, I tell ya.

Offline Xillen

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2008, 03:36:41 AM »
Hmm, mixed feelings.

For one thing, I would never even start playing WoSC. I've had it with MMO's by now. D3, I dunno. The more lighthearted setting and play whenever you want is interesting... But if it's like D1 and D2, than it does become repetitive kinda fast. Making it really depend on who you play with...

I'll most likely buy and play it. Dunno how long I'll play it.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #11 on: June 30, 2008, 07:30:44 PM »
...Really fricken COOL!

I so want this game!

GO BARBARIAN!

Offline kongming

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2008, 03:18:47 AM »
If I get it and play it, my choice will be largely similar to the choice I made with D1 and D2: I need to stare at an arse all day. Better make it a nice one (Rogue in 1, Sorceress in 2, even though every goddamn enemy in the entire second half of the fucking game is immune to magic and every boss makes you want to nail the Blizzard designers to the floor, slice open their stomach, urinate into the internal organs and wait for septic shock to kill them, yes I'm fucking bitter).

So I guess I'll need to wait and see what characters are released for it.

Offline Xillen

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2008, 04:55:33 AM »
Mmh, I went with that as well (though I chose Amazon in D2), but I enjoyed the archery style, so it wasn't that bad for me.

*Goes to check the link, now he's reminded of it back at home*

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Will players be able to choose the gender of their character, regardless of class?

Yes. Players will be able to create male and female characters for all five classes.

Seems you have less to worry about this time, Kongming :)
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 05:01:19 AM by Xillen »

Offline kongming

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2008, 05:18:15 AM »
Excellent. Now to hope magic classes don't get shafted (or alternatively that the female barbarian/whatever looks sexiest).

Trust me, female barbarians can look gorgeous. A nice moderate tan, wild hair, tattoos/warpaint (WOAD WAGE!), the barest minimum of clothing, nice toned muscles and an altogether natural look.

Although the blood of her enemies caked to her naked body can be seen as a downside (for some).

Offline Xillen

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #15 on: July 01, 2008, 05:20:46 AM »
Check the barbarian class page. I ran into some female barbarian artwork. She doesn't seem to be gray and wrinkled like the male barbarian does :P

I guess that leaves amazones out, as that would mean they had to include male amazones, which seems rather odd. :P

I wonder what they're going to do with Hirelings. I doubt they make them genderspecific, but one can hope for amazon hirelings (D2 had hirelings from D1), since melee hirelings die way too quickly.

Now why does this make me wanna play D2?
« Last Edit: July 01, 2008, 05:22:58 AM by Xillen »

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Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2008, 09:44:28 AM »
This makes me want to get D2 running on my Mac..

Now to find a version that works.

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Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #17 on: July 09, 2008, 01:48:06 PM »
...even though every goddamn enemy in the entire second half of the fucking game is immune to magic and every boss makes you want to nail the Blizzard designers to the floor, slice open their stomach, urinate into the internal organs and wait for septic shock to kill them...

...

I adore you.

Now if only I could find a suitable game to run that would provide suitable incentive to play and partake of Epic Bitterness.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #18 on: July 09, 2008, 03:55:57 PM »
I'm a little confused.  How were people stuck looking at the asses of the Diablo characters?

I can't see it.  The view I have (As I've reinstalled my copy of D2 and LoD) is usually isometric and I'm usually looking at the barbarian's front.  (I'll get to the Sorceress and the Paladin, in that order, later.)

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Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #19 on: July 14, 2008, 07:39:41 PM »
From what I saw in a magazine the graphics are really quite good. It looks as good as Fable 2 is supposed to. I found the games quite enjoyable without online anyway.

Offline Chris Brady

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #20 on: July 16, 2008, 01:19:13 AM »
Go get the Gameplay video from the site, it's worth it.

Offline Xillen

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2008, 04:52:34 PM »
I'm a little confused.  How were people stuck looking at the asses of the Diablo characters?

I can't see it.  The view I have (As I've reinstalled my copy of D2 and LoD) is usually isometric and I'm usually looking at the barbarian's front.  (I'll get to the Sorceress and the Paladin, in that order, later.)

Figure of speech. It's still there on the middle of your screen like always. Go go Amazon - Valkyrie - Rogue team :P

Offline Chris Brady

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2008, 07:45:32 PM »
I think the Witch Doctor has replaced the Necromancer.

There's going to be a 'Ranger' type, I'll bet...

I'm pretty sure the Sorceress and her counterpart will be back, as will the Paladin of Zakarum.

Offline Xillen

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2008, 08:12:15 PM »
Mmh, with 5 classes, that sounds like the most logical setup. 2 melee, 1 ranged and 2 casters. The Ranged could also be a combined melee/ranged class like the Amazon was.

Offline Hellfyre

Re: And Blizzard's big announcement is...
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2008, 02:51:00 AM »
I think the Witch Doctor has replaced the Necromancer.

There's going to be a 'Ranger' type, I'll bet...

I'm pretty sure the Sorceress and her counterpart will be back, as will the Paladin of Zakarum.

I heard that Barbarian is the only returning class.

Though they'll prolly pull some strange blizzard magic, label a sorceress an 'elementalist' and be done with it.