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JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 12th 2011 at 11:38:08 AM

Blizzard WANTS to release it this year.

But, we know their "it's done when it's done" mentality, so don't hold your breath.

But it would be a nice Xmas present. :p

Jonah Falcon
Signed Always Right
Always Right
Feb 12th 2011 at 11:43:13 AM

So...did Blizzard cave in to the demands of a few Fan Dumb to make the game even more Darker and Edgier and removed the "WOW gayness"? wink

edited 12th Feb '11 11:43:39 AM by Signed

"Every opinion that isn't mine is subjected to Your Mileage May Vary."
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 12th 2011 at 12:08:47 PM

No.

Jonah Falcon
Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Feb 12th 2011 at 12:24:52 PM

I'm afraid Activision will make Blizz push this out too fast and the quality will suffer.

Knowing is growing.
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 12th 2011 at 12:27:05 PM

Activision tells Blizzard nothing. Keep in mind Activision didn't buy Blizzard. It's a partnership, and Blizzard could easily tell Activision, "Fine, bye." if they don't like what Activision is doing.

Jonah Falcon
Feb 12th 2011 at 12:46:30 PM

Can they just "jump the train"?

Feb 12th 2011 at 1:45:55 PM

Once again:

AND where the link went before I moused over it.

Shale Mighty pirate! from Int'l House of Mojo Relationship Status: You cannot grasp the true form
Mighty pirate!
Feb 12th 2011 at 3:23:33 PM

Yes, congratulations, you realized that the guy who starts all the gaming-news threads probably started this gaming-news thread. Do you want a medal?

edited 12th Feb '11 3:23:48 PM by Shale

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 12th 2011 at 5:06:08 PM

Gee, how come you don't say that when I link to Ripten, Kotaku, Game Banshee, etc?

By the way, do you assume it's me whenever any video game title is posted?

"Diablo III"? That could only be the work of JONAH FALCON! No one else talks about Diablo III!

edited 12th Feb '11 5:10:52 PM by JAF1970

Jonah Falcon
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Feb 12th 2011 at 6:06:19 PM

No one else starts new threads about it when it's still not particularly close to release.

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Feb 12th 2011 at 8:07:08 PM

(psssst. There was a Diablo III thread that was updating new classes as they were revealed. The old threads were all deleted and I re-started it.)

Double Face Palm.

Jonah Falcon
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Clarste One Winged Egret Relationship Status: Non-Canon
One Winged Egret
Apr 28th 2011 at 2:52:03 PM

Still not sure if I'm looking forward to this or not.

JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Apr 28th 2011 at 2:55:35 PM

I am. Big time. I need some Diablo, and II is long in the tooth.

Jonah Falcon
Apr 28th 2011 at 3:29:58 PM

I'm looking forward to it, mostly because I'm way into its clones (Titan Quest, Sacred, Fate, Torchlight, Dungeon Siege, et al.)

By the time I knew how much I like action RPG's, Diablo 2 already had obsolete graphics, so I never spent much time with it.

"There are two refuges from the miseries of life: music, and cats." Albert Schweitzer
LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
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Apr 28th 2011 at 4:57:12 PM

Wait, Dungeon Siege is a clone of Diablo?

http://steamcommunity.com/id/Xan-Xan/
Signed Always Right
Always Right
Apr 28th 2011 at 6:26:34 PM

So...is the whole game completely dark and devoid of color like a goth kid's room now? Or did they ignore the fan's demands and when on like normal?

"Every opinion that isn't mine is subjected to Your Mileage May Vary."
Neo_Crimson Your army sucks. from behind your lines.
Your army sucks.
Apr 28th 2011 at 6:32:17 PM

From what I can tell, no, they have the appropriate amount of color. Open areas are colorful, while dark and dank dungeons are well...dark and dank.

Sorry, I can't hear you from my FLYING METAL BOX!
LOEADITOOx .... from -???-
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Apr 28th 2011 at 6:44:43 PM

Is.... colorful, but If I remember Diablo 2 act III was colorful too, so I think that the dungeon are gonna be more..... brownish???

http://steamcommunity.com/id/Xan-Xan/
JAF1970 Jonah Falcon from New York
Jonah Falcon
Apr 28th 2011 at 8:54:51 PM

Act II in Lut Golain (however you spell it) was a bright desert level, and had outer space levels.

Jonah Falcon
Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Apr 29th 2011 at 12:41:11 PM

So? Light =/= Colour

That's not to say I have anything against colour, but the whining against D3 was specifically aimed at colour, rather than brightness. Act 2 of D2 was anything but colourful.

And as for anyone who doesn't think D1 was colourful, the picture here will brighten your memory (pun not intended).

Bright blue spell, bright pink skeletons, bright red armour on the heroes, bright yellow other skeletons, realistically stone-coloured walls and floors.

Oh yeah! Let's take away all those colours from D3 and make it black-and-white like this one!

edited 29th Apr '11 12:56:29 PM by Kerrah

Knowing is growing.
Signed Always Right
Always Right
Apr 29th 2011 at 12:53:53 PM

I'm gonna have to disagree with that. Anyone whose played a melee Assasin knows that they'll sooner or later surround themselves with swirling rainbows before letting off an explosion of bright colorful lights.

Not to mention paladins and their fruity looking auras...or how brightly blue and green the status effects are, or most non-physical projectile attacks.

The colorful minibosses and champion level monsters.

As for environment being colorful. Act 4. Many of the enemies in Act 2. Your character when equipped with magical weapons and armors.

"Every opinion that isn't mine is subjected to Your Mileage May Vary."
Kerrah Pure cuteness from Helsinki, Finland
Pure cuteness
Apr 29th 2011 at 1:03:33 PM

So yeah, we can conclude that every game in the series is going to be colourful because they are fantasy games with magic and monsters.

End of argument. Now we can talk about the actual game.

Anyone else going to make a male Barbarian and name them the same as in D2?

Knowing is growing.
Apr 29th 2011 at 4:41:26 PM

@Loeadito, yeah, I see Dungeon Siege as a Diablo clone in every respect except the fact that you can control a "party".

As far as typing, Diablo is the granddaddy of all "fantasy action RPG's", while the opposite in my mind is "story-based, character-based, pure RPG".

Dungeon Siege cannot be classed as story-based, character-based, or anything like that. It is clearly IMO a fantasy action RPG, with the unique hook that the player is controlling a party instead of one character.

For a truly challenging, magnificent, and more "pure" Diablo experience, try playing one of the Dungeon Siege games solo!

"There are two refuges from the miseries of life: music, and cats." Albert Schweitzer
Apr 30th 2011 at 2:30:29 PM

Diablo III and Torchlight 2.

Out, roughly, around the same time.

Good times.


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