The Final Diablo 3 is Coming argument

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    **Text Added By Umaro - original thread posted by Darkjay!**
    The main argument people have against Diablo 3 being made by blizzard is that a lot of the creators have left the company. If anyone knows anything about Computer game companies they know this has happened many times in the past and the original company continues to make games for a franchise.

    Another argument is that blizzard is busy with World of warcraft, well, blizzard has more then one team working on games in the company and they have even announced they are working on 2 un-named projects.

    Step back for a second and consider this, Diablo 2 sold 1 million copies in 2 weeks and went on to sell a total of 7 million copies. They essentially have a license to print money by releasing a Diablo 3.

    Honestly, if Blizzard has the man power, the rights to a franchise that broke all kind of game selling records and a loyal fan base of a couple million that WANT them to make a Diablo 3, and will buy the game why wouldn't they? I believe the onus is on the non-believers at this point to make a solid argument why Blizzard would be silly enough not to make a Diablo 3.






    Darkjays original post*********************
    Latly blizard has bough up several diablo related websites... some linking back to blizzard europe.
    www.diablo3.es
    www.diablo3.com.au
    www.diablo3.fr
    www.diablo3.de

    Blizzard has posted several new job openings for the diablo franchise.

    http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/ - the total list

    http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/designer-game-systems.shtml

    Game Systems Designer

    Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced game designer to work with the developers of Diablo and Diablo II. Duties will include working on general game design, rules systems, play balance, interface design and multiplayer features. The ideal candidate will have proven experience in game design, outstanding "people" skills, and a longstanding passion for playing games.

    Blizzard offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

    Requirements

    3+ years game design experience including experience on a shipped product Excellent written and verbal communication skills Absolute passion for playing and making computer games Ability to work well in a team environment Experience playing online multiplayer games Organized; works well under deadlines Talent for writing fiction and/or excellent math skills Pluses

    Extensive knowledge of Blizzard games Experience in designing competitive online games Familiar with a wide variety of Role Playing and Strategy games
    http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/art-3d-animator.shtml3D Animator

    Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a well-rounded 3D modeler and animator to work on an unannounced PC project. The ideal candidate has experience rigging and animating both human and non-humanoid characters and is also able to contribute to a project with excellent modeling skills. Blizzard Entertainment offers a fun, creative, and technically challenging environment with excellent compensation and a full range of benefits.

    Requirements

    2+ years experience in game development using 3DS Max Exceptional skill in rigging and animating low polygon 3D characters Experience working with an art director in developing a unique and cohesive animation style Self-driven, good communicator and a great team-player Skill in modeling low and high polygon 3D art assets A passion for gamesPluses
    Skill in illustration and/or texturing in Photoshop Experience working with assets for next-generation games, including generating normal maps from high polygon models Has shipped AAA PC or console titles as an Animator Experience in FX and particle animation Understanding of Blizzard's visual style and a passion to push it to the next levelhttp://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/ot-associate-producer.shtml

    Associate Producer - Online Technologies

    Blizzard's Online Technologies group is looking for a highly organized individual with outstanding communication and project management skills. The ideal candidate has experience managing resources and seeing projects from inception to completion. The successful candidate has exceptional inter-personal skills and the capacity to handle tasks for all of the development teams in Online Technologies. Self-direction and follow-up skills are a must, and international experience is a plus.

    Job Duties

    Liaises with different departments to facilitate communication. Works with the Battle.net, Web and Billing leads to determine resources necessary to see projects through to completion. Coordinates, tracks and manages the activities of taskable personnel to ensure that project tasks are completed on time.Provides motivation and direction to ensure that project goals, objectives, milestones, and deliverables are achieved. Assists the department leads with creative and organizational tasks as necessary. Contributes to a positive work environment. Interfaces with the international counterparts of Online Technologies to facilitate global initiatives. Other duties as may be assigned.Requirements Ability to communicate effectively with programming, art and business personnel. Experience managing schedules and delivering projects on time. Knowledge of software development process, project management and performance management. Exceptional oral and written communication skills. Unrelenting self-motivation and initiative. A passion for games.
    http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/battlenet-programmer.shtml good news, this one isnt for WoW :)

    Battle.net Programmer

    Blizzard is looking for a talented and enthusiastic network programmer to join our Battle.net team in Irvine. The successful candidate will develop and improve technologies that service millions of gamers who enjoy Blizzard games on Battle.net. The ideal applicant is someone who enjoys technical challenges and the satisfaction of overcoming them.

    Requirements:

    Strong C/C++ programming skills Debugging/Optimization skills Attention to detail Knowledge of TCP/UDP networking Familiarity with client/server and peer to peer network development Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, equivalent work experience, or related fieldPlusses: Experience working with and developing for multiple platforms Windows/Linux/*BSD Familiarity with networking protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, SNMP, SSL Multi-threaded programming experience Scripting language experience (Perl, Python, Ruby, Lua) Relation database programming experience (SQL, TSQL, PL/SQL) Web development experience (XHTML, XML, XSLT, XSD, CSS) Passion for games and online gaming experience http://www.gamespot.com/e3/e3story.html?sid=6150919
    E3 06: Blizzard confirms multiple games in the works
    Console release for new titles being considered, PS3 and Xbox 360 being examined as possible platforms.
    By Curt Feldman, Brendan Sinclair,

    GameSpot Posted May 11, 2006 6:37 pm PT

    LOS ANGELES--Despite the overwhelming worldwide success of the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft, Blizzard Entertainment is still looking beyond the franchise to other opportunities.

    When asked by GameSpot if the Warcraft universe was all that's left for the company to mine, chief operating officer Paul Sams said, "No. Absolutely not. We have multiple games in development, currently, they are just not announced...to the outside world--and the reality of it is--we are laser focused on what is the thing right then, but there's a ton of additional focus being put toward these other [games] that are in development."

    Reflecting on the existing franchises, Sams emphasized, "World of Warcraft and the Warcraft franchise is not the last and the only franchise we are going to operate within. We have two other very, very key franchises to our company's history and to our company's future success. The Diablo and Starcraft franchises are of the utmost importance to us as well. I wouldn't be surprised to see a new franchise from us at some time in the future; there's certainly a desire to do so.
    "
    A PR rep later expanded on Sams' statement, clarifying that not only were there "multiple games" in development, but that Blizzard was considering "multiple platforms" for those titles. The spokesperson confirmed that the company was looking at both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but that a decision as to which platform might get the nod had not been made.

    In fact, email blizzard asking about diablo3, they sen
    t you a reply basically saying that they plan on revisiting the diablo franchise, although they havent made any announcment.

    http://www.dailytech.com/article.aspx?newsid=576
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    Umaro's 2 Cents
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    Though I hate to say it, I don't think they would buy that many servers for Diablo 3, yet... that seems a bit overkill for a game that won't see open beta for probably a long peroid of time.

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    DeMiNe0's 2 Cents
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    1,500 opteron servers is overkill for ANYTHING. As a network admin and server admin, I know how well opterons work, and how they are suppost to be deployed. It's really hard knowing what blizzard wants to really use them for... I could only imagine... 100 MAX being used for WoW.. Unless they are replacing all of their servers, in which case I guess 400 could be used... 1,500 is just way too many for any company to buy.

    Although, they could also just be getting a very good bulk deal on them... but buying servers then waiting to use them is just plan stupid, as you're better off buying somthing current.

    wow had 298 servers, they planned on doubling that amound leaving 900 servers lying around.


    http://www.diablo3.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=1&d=1137532003
    cyks; who is one of our forum members, has found that Blizzard on the 9th of December 2005 filed a trademark for Diablo.

    A screen shot of the trademark page, and directions on how to get to that trademark page are posted below:


    Quote:
    Originally Posted by cyks
    The US patent office allocates search sessions per visit, so no direct links will function. Below are some directions on how to see what Sage and I see

    1st: click the link, --> http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/indexebc.html

    2nd: You will see three columns: Patents, Trademarks, other. Click search(TESS) under the Trademarks column and Trademark EBusiness

    3rd: Click 'New User Form Search (basic)'

    4th: Fill in 'Blizzard,' for the 'Search Term.'

    Note: Be sure to assign 'Owner name and address' for the 'Field' parameter!!

    5th: Look for 'Diablo.' It should be the first one (There is one for Diablo I, II, and one for LOD, but LOD says LOD, LOL).

    5th(cont.):Click 'Diablo'

    6th: Enjoy!


    http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1127055/000095012306007628/y22210exv99w1.htm
    Image removed due to its file extension: http://www.diablo3.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=79&d=1151023234

    Image removed due to its file extension: http://www.diablo3.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=80&d=1151023234

    if the pictures dont work scroll down and dl the attachments

    http://www.gamingsteve.com/archives/..._diablo_ii.php - Beelzebub thing
    http://news.softpedia.com/news/Diabl...led-1545.shtml - Music guy


    while this isnt much of evidence it does look good lol


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    Best Roleplaying and Adventure Game of the Year (Gold Medal) - Wargamer Editor's Choice (5 out of 5 rating) - Computer Games Editor's Choice (4.5 out of 5 rating) - Computer Gaming World Editor's Choice (4.5 out of 5 rating) - Game Pen Editor's Choice (90 percent rating) - Gamesmania Editor's Choice (8.8 out of 10 rating) - IGN Best PC Expansion of 2001 - GamePen Gamers' Choice Expansion Pack Game of the Year - Gamespy Role Playing and Adventure Game of the Year 2001 - Wargamer 90 percent rating - PC Games (Germany) 89 percent rating - PC Gamer (UK) 89 percent rating - Gamestar Runner Up PC Expansion Pack Game of the Year - Gamespy Gamers Choice Award (92 percent rating) - Game Over Online Pure Gold - Gone Gold Golden Heart Award - Gamers Pulse Whoop Ass - Voodoo Extreme Games de Gold - Games.de Freakin' Awesome! - MacAddict Best Expansion Pack of 2001 - January 2002 issue of Macworld
    Blizzards reply to my emails.

    Hello Jay,

    Thank you for contacting us regarding the possibility of a sequel to
    the world of Diablo. Although we have not made an announcement, there is
    always the possibility that we will revisit the world of Diablo at some
    point in the future. For further information regarding future releases,
    please check our web site - ("http://www.blizzard.com") as this is the
    best place to receive the latest information about our games as it
    becomes available.

    Best Regards,
    Kenneth
    Blizzard Entertainment
    Technical Support
    David Sontag - Community Master of
    Starcraft 2 - Blizzard News
  • #2
    yes as you can see, making a diablo III or an sequel to the series would produce a huge amount of mola for blizzard, they know this, we the fans know this. now im a pro D3 kinda guy but at the risk of going off topic i have to say i am very anti mmorpg, well diablo as a mmorpg GW and WOW are ok


    also

    Thank you for contacting us regarding the possibility of a sequel to
    the world of Diablo. Although we have not made an announcement, there is
    always the possibility that we will revisit the world of Diablo at some
    point in the future. For further information regarding future releases,
    please check our web site - ("http://www.blizzard.com") as this is the
    best place to receive the latest information about our games as it
    becomes available.

    is the standard answer one gets from blizzard if you ask about d3
    -Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return. To obtain, something of equal value must be lost. That is alchemy's First Law of Equivalent Exchange. In those days, we really believed that to be the world's one, and only, truth.
  • #3
    I know it's sad, but if Blizzard just confirmed Diablo III, I would cry tears of joy for days.
  • #4
    of course theres going to be a diablo 3. we just dont know when yet.
    adios syd
  • #5
    really really gr8 news post, diablo3 will obveously happen, but there is no hard evidence to say its gonna be anytime soon, although with all the internet hype poeple are giving it, no doubt they are busy working on it now :)
  • #6
    we'll have to wait, as usual to get info about it. My guess is that we'll get news on the new Blizzard projects right after the expansion of WoW comes out.

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #7
    The Final Diablo 3 is Coming argument

    I am wait for complete 'Diablo III', I am worked these software but i am not expert for these software & i am a lerner but i am a good player and gamming is my passion and i am a long time Experience for playing online game and multiplayer games.
  • #8
    Quote from "AcidReign" »
    I know it's sad, but if Blizzard just confirmed Diablo III, I would cry tears of joy for days.


    Its not sad at all, not only would i cry, but i would shit my pants as well.
  • #9
    http://www.wowguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9257
  • #10
    that guy was wrong about most things he said :P
    he didnt even get the new alliance race right - as he should as a Blizzard employee. Player housing is confirmed to be in development and planned for the WoW expansion, so here goes another mistake, i think.

    Blizzard usually stays true to the series till they finish it (as it happened with Warcraft series - trilogy first, MMO afterwards). If they make Diablo 3 a MMO it wont be called Diablo 3, cause it wont be part of the series ;)

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #11
    im gonna sya by next blizzcon we might know
  • #12
    or after all WoW: Burning Crusade copies are pre-ordered :P
    it would be a huge hit to this expansions publicity to announce Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2 before its out ;)

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #13
    ya... they are totaly makin a d3, there is no good proof but their is some intersting rumours and other shiz that says there will be a d3

    ...SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY
  • #14
    ah yes the great thing about rpgs is you can be a complete idiot and have fun and still do well. Unlike fps games where if you dont have a good head on ya, more than likely gonna be your downfall :P
  • #15
    give me one good reason why they wouldnt make d3???
    If you ever meet a hafling and a hungry dragon you dont have to outrun the dragon, you only have to outrun the hafling.
  • #16
    http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/artist-ui.shtml ahem cough cough... a new background artist hmm
    User Interface Artist
    The team behind Diablo I and II is looking for an artist specializing in the creation of user interface art. This artist will create such things as in-game background screens, UI containers/borders, item icons, character portraits, etc. The ideal candidate has strong painting skills, the ability to adapt their style, and feels comfortable working in a team environment.
    Requirements
    • 2+ years in the game industry.
    • Excellent painting skills.
    • Strong knowledge of form, light and color.
    • Must work well in a team environment, receiving and giving peer reviews.
    • Experience with Photoshop or equivalent program.
    • Passion for games.
    Pluses
    • Design/UI layout experience
    • Experience modeling or texturing environments for games.
    No follow-up calls or e-mails, please. This is a full-time position in Irvine, CA; internships and part-time positions are not available at this time. Send your cover letter and resume along with a non-returnable portfolio and demo reel (VHS NTSC or CD ROM) to the address below: Online portfolio/demo equivalent with resume accepted and preferred at [email protected]. Please reference this job in the subject heading.
    If you ever meet a hafling and a hungry dragon you dont have to outrun the dragon, you only have to outrun the hafling.
  • #17
    if they're at a point to create the User Interface its not too far from publishing. The WoW interface (the one they're using now) was created after the beta.

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #18
    i think we will hear official news this year and possibly announced 2007
    If you ever meet a hafling and a hungry dragon you dont have to outrun the dragon, you only have to outrun the hafling.
  • #19
    i think it will be announced right after the expansion of WoW is out and sells well. Might even be this year.

    Many thanks to Caniroth for the awesome sig!
  • #20
    hope so i'm tired of hearing about wow
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