We all know by now that Blizzard will not only have a playable demo of Diablo III at gamescom, but they also have promised to release information on a new feature.
Official Blizzard Quote:
Diablo: Gamescom is tomorrow, and a new feature reveal for Diablo III is a mere hours away.
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A quick note on what was revealed and talked about at gamesom. I will continue adding to this list if and when more information is learned.
New crafting system
Specializing Artisans at top level. However, going down one specialization path will not eliminate any other specialization path.
New inventory layout
Hardcore mode officially confirmed
Town Portals officially gone
No more instability for the wizard. Her resource system is now called "Arcane Power". Set amount (can't increase max) but regens very quickly.
Monk's energy source is called "Spirit". Combo moves generate spirit which is used for non-combo moves.
Gems will be very similar to the gems in D2
Six different equipment slots can be socketed and it does not matter the quality of the item.
Talisman is still in the game and will be revealed "soon"
Armor dyes are officially in the game. There are about 15 different colors.
Automatching system to find similar players at the same level doing the same quests.
There will be no grinding achievements like kill 1,000,000 of this monster
Jay Wilson thinks that one expansion will probably not be enough and they will make more content as long as they still have something to tell.
Leah is Deckard Cain's adopted daughter who will act on Cain's behalf on a lot of occasions.
Tyreal is a very big focus for Diablo III
Would not comment about fighting Heaven...
There are 4 acts in the game.
Scroll of wealth allows players to sell items without going to town.
Waypoints are a mximum of 10mins of gameplay away from each other.
Sweet. Finally some hard information as well as the time we're getting it too!
Hell, Its about time!
Dah dun dun tch!
I'm excited about most of the Gamescom line-up, actually, not just Diablo III; however, that we're finally getting a good announcement, content, what-have-you is getting me back in the Diablo mood. This is just a taste of what's to come, however. Blizzcon is coming up. This is Diablo's year. Prepare for the hype