Real of Fake? D3 "interview"

  • #1
    http://us.battle.net...opic/3881923355

    "Even though us in the Art team do not get a ton of information regarding delays, new game changes, tweaks or programming changes, I do know that the other departments are actually done. The art team has been done for some time now, but they have had us working on tweaking game graphics and artwork for future patches as part of the delay. As Jay Wilson mentioned, the game is actually done for the most part. But all I know is that we got an email stating the project was being delayed. There was no date specified or why it was delayed however. But we were given new assignments to work on since the project is already complete and has been since November.

    What I do know is that the only thing that was being worked on was the rune system and class tweaks during the delay. They were also trying to make some changes to pvp. But the game was not delayed because of those changes. They came after when we got the emails it was being delayed. However, as I stated before, these changes were supposed to be for a patch after the game was released."

    Q: Have you heard anything yet about the Korea GRB assisting with the delay?
    A: "No. As before, I never got an email or document stating what was holding the release date up. I do know that some of us brought it up during work, but I still do not know since only a select few get that kind of information."

    Q: Any information on the release date?
    A: "We have not as of yet gotten any email at work about the release date, but we did get an email on Thursday which let us know that the project will be going Gold within the following weeks. Jay Wilson should be mentioning something about the release date this week. "

    Q: Do you know how long it may take for the game to hit shelves once announced?
    A: "I did talk to my supervisor at work who mentioned that the retailers are on standby for instant delivery. Because of the pressure and delay, I think we should be forcing it out the door within weeks after the announcement. It should have already been out. Retailers and Investors are getting annoyed."

    Q: What are you working on now?
    A: "They have us working on icons and artwork glitches for the game. But this is for a future patch once the other departments gather more bug fixes."

    Q: Have you played Diablo 3?
    A: "I have played it up to Act 3 on Normal difficulty. Some of my coworkers have played through Hell difficulty. "

    Q: What do you think of the game?
    A: "Well, it feels weird playing through it and always seeing the artwork that you have created for the game. For example, I would be flying through Act 2 and see the Pillar Artwork I designed and be completely unfocused because I feel it never looks right. So it does take a lot of fun out of the game for me and others who work on it. But from an outside view, I would say this game is going to be addictive and fun."


    "but we did get an email on Thursday which let us know that the project will be going Gold within the following weeks. Jay Wilson should be mentioning something about the release date this week."


    OP calls him a "Whistle Blower" though, which I think is kinda funny. Not much misconduct going on here.

    There has been a lot of smoke recently though which would normally lead you to a fire (release announcement), so I would think we're in for something big fairly soon.

    But any thoughts?
  • #2
    Well, I lost most of my release date hype over D3, seems kinda legit, but it doesn`t really matter now, If they are being pressured by the investitors and so on, then it means that we should see a release in the next 5-6.
    I really hope that I am wrong.
  • #3
    I call bs on stuff like this tbh.

    But we will find out.. if what he says is true, we will find out next week with the article... wouldnt that be grand? haha
  • #4
    It feels fake.
  • #5
    Quote from Molster

    I call bs on stuff like this tbh.

    But we will find out.. if what he says is true, we will find out next week with the article... wouldnt that be grand? haha



    Quote from aldora

    It feels fake.


    this^

    as much as id love to believe this, it just isnt true. it wasnt delayed for korea and this bogus "interview" smells like one of those psycho conspiracy theorist over korea made this up to make it seem like it was korea, which is pathetic. the game is being delayed because its not done, plain and simple. it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.

    as jay wilson said, korea is over and your STILL not going to get a release date, not next week or the week after. hell i hope more than anything that im wrong, but its just not going to happen.
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #6
    Quote from WishedHeHadBeta

    Quote from Molster

    I call bs on stuff like this tbh.

    But we will find out.. if what he says is true, we will find out next week with the article... wouldnt that be grand? haha



    Quote from aldora

    It feels fake.


    this^

    as much as id love to believe this, it just isnt true. it wasnt delayed for korea and this bogus "interview" smells like one of those psycho conspiracy theorist over korea made this up to make it seem like it was korea, which is pathetic. the game is being delayed because its not done, plain and simple. it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.

    as jay wilson said, korea is over and your STILL not going to get a release date, not next week or the week after. hell i hope more than anything that im wrong, but its just not going to happen.

    well dude if you wanna go consipracy, here is a little one for you, if they had announce it right after the SK decision, then it would have been obvious that SK was the delay.
  • #7
    Quote from mekanykl

    well dude if you wanna go consipracy, here is a little one for you, if they had announce it right after the SK decision, then it would have been obvious that SK was the delay.


    how would they know it would get snagged at korea? lol.... just stop dude. your either one of the nuts or just trolling, either way stop
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #8
    Hmm I don't know about this, the wording seems... rather weird.

    All the "no e-mail about this" makes no sense to me.
  • #9
    The answers aren't very "Blizzard-like". They are always excited about their games, and they never say that it isn't fun to them, but probably is to the outsiders.

    Plus I doubt the art team would know anymore about the release date and share it than the CM's.
  • #10
    i'd like to believe its real, but i highly doubt it. they wouldnt be so open about a release date in my opinion.... they would just announce it
  • #11
    smelly smelly troll!
  • #12
    Feels mostly fake to me. But I suppose only time will tell.
  • #13
    I'd say it's fake, because the so-called 'guy who works at Blizzard' does not want to be known, yet let his friend post this:

    For example, I would be flying through Act 2 and see the Pillar Artwork I designed and be completely unfocused because I feel it never looks right


    That would make it easy to identify him, right? So either it's fake, or some art guy at Blizzard is banging his head against the wall. :)
  • #14
    Quote from WishedHeHadBeta

    Quote from Molster

    I call bs on stuff like this tbh.

    But we will find out.. if what he says is true, we will find out next week with the article... wouldnt that be grand? haha



    Quote from aldora

    It feels fake.


    this^

    as much as id love to believe this, it just isnt true. it wasnt delayed for korea and this bogus "interview" smells like one of those psycho conspiracy theorist over korea made this up to make it seem like it was korea, which is pathetic. the game is being delayed because its not done, plain and simple. it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.

    as jay wilson said, korea is over and your STILL not going to get a release date, not next week or the week after. hell i hope more than anything that im wrong, but its just not going to happen.
    its states that hes dosnt kn rather the korea incodent delayed the game he just dosnt kno he never said once that "it was because of korea" so in since you are the one trolling IMHO...rather its a true or fake interview we dont kno time will only tell...
  • #15
    I'ma have to say fake. Now if it ends up true, a few weeks after announcement could still mean Febraury release. Or should I say, Febarury release.
    I don't always burn. But when I do, I use hellfire.
  • #16
    Mmm, I don't believe such interviews, unless there's a vid of this guy walking into Blizz HQ, go to his desk and open D3 and starts playing Act 4 Inferno...in one continuous video stream of course!

    Well we'll just have to sit back and wait for that Jay article, since the interviewed guy said Jay will say something about the release this week [probably meant the coming week]. So if Jay don't say anything about that, I will call BS after that.

    Edit: Why haven't a Blue responded yet? I know it's Sunday, but don't tell me not one haven't skimmed the forums in the last 7 hours...
  • #17
    Looks fake.

    Quote from wishedhehadbeta:
    it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.


    Like Morhaime makes his letter just after his trip to Korea right ?

    Not saying SK was 100% the problem but it was not delayed before the korean issues.
  • #18
    Quote from Ayr_Izaelle

    Looks fake.

    Quote from wishedhehadbeta:
    it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.


    Like Morhaime makes his letter just after his trip to Korea right ?

    Not saying SK was 100% the problem but it was not delayed before the korean issues.


    Quoted for truth.

    As for this interview, I dont know really. Probably fake.
  • #19
    Quote from Ayr_Izaelle

    Looks fake.

    Quote from wishedhehadbeta:
    it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.


    Like Morhaime makes his letter just after his trip to Korea right ?

    Not saying SK was 100% the problem but it was not delayed before the korean issues.


    Yeah and Bashiok deleted this post when he said:


    Official Blizzard Quote:



    I don't know what translation you're reading but no where has it been stated the release of the game on a whole is delayed because of a GRB rating. Might it delay the game in Korea? I suppose no one knows, but we still have some time since the game is not finished. We're playing internal builds, the entire game, we'd know if it was. I'd know.

    Meaning it had an effect on the delay...
  • #20
    Quote from JaundiceBunny

    Quote from Ayr_Izaelle

    Looks fake.

    Quote from wishedhehadbeta:
    it was delayed BEFORE it even went to korea folks, so get over it.


    Like Morhaime makes his letter just after his trip to Korea right ?

    Not saying SK was 100% the problem but it was not delayed before the korean issues.


    Yeah and Bashiok deleted this post when he said:


    Official Blizzard Quote:



    I don't know what translation you're reading but no where has it been stated the release of the game on a whole is delayed because of a GRB rating. Might it delay the game in Korea? I suppose no one knows, but we still have some time since the game is not finished. We're playing internal builds, the entire game, we'd know if it was. I'd know.

    Meaning it had an effect on the delay...


    it meanas he deleted the post -__-
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