Skills and Guns

  • #1
    @Diablo and Bashiok broke a period of silence to give us some useful and interesting information today.

    In regards to skills, @Diablo had this to say in response to a question about the available number of active skills per character.

    Official Blizzard Quote:



    Diablo: @crafty_deluxe Wizard has the most with 25, the rest have either 21 or 22. Currently. Abilities will likely change before release.
    Whether or not this will mean different skills, a different number of skills, or only different rune effects is unknown. Chances are that no skills will be removed, and seeing as this comment is in response to a question about the number of active skills, chances are that not all skills have been revealed or there are skills still in development. As soon as there is any elaboration on the subject we'll be sure to let you know.

    Yesterday, when the class pages went up on the Diablo III official site, some people noticed that the DiabloWiki.com - Demon Hunter Demon Hunter's page seemed to suggest that they were able to use guns. Although skills such as DiabloWiki.com - Evasive Fire Evasive Fire's crimson rune effect mention the use of bullets, Bashiok cleared up the issue completely and let us know that guns will not appear in Diablo III.

    Official Blizzard Quote:



    Demon hunters are able to pepper the battlefield with scores of arrows and projectiles, or snipe distant enemies with a precision undreamt of by other heroes. Their arsenal includes longbows, guns, grenades, hand-thrown weapons, and even dual-wielded crossbows.
    Today, Bashiok cleared up the confusion that resulted, breaking a stretch of silence from the blues other than replies to technical issues.

    Official Blizzard Quote:



    There are no guns in Diablo. Shame on anyone who wants otherwise! SHAME.

    It's an error in the text, and will be corrected.
    So fortunately for some (hopefully most) and unfortunately for others, the Diablo III team has reaffirmed its view that guns don't fit in Diablo. Are you disappointed or happy that whole scare is over? Let us know in the thread below.


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  • #2
    I wouldn't really see the issue with guns aslong as they were muskets or something, nothing like Tactic00l M4A1's.
  • #3
    IMO pistol xbows are guns. Just skinned and made to fit in the lore of D3. Not that I have a problem with that.

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  • #4
    i disagree with that, just becuz the xbow has the butt of a pistol doesn't make it a gun in my dictionary. either way like the poster above u said, as long as the weapons fit the time i d be fine with it. but i m probably happier without them in the game.
    Went outside today, the graphics were ok. But the gameplay sucked
  • #5
    im happy, guns dont belong.

    even and automated machine crossbow would make MORE sense

    but i want more info on "massive" types of weapons, barbarian only weapon that is.
    Game Designer - Micro Design
  • #6
    good. we dont need no guns :pirate:
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  • #7
    Jackzor noooooooooooooo, I've been trying to avoid to see the weapon icons :(
    I love all loot fest kind of game! I will be playing all of them for the next few years. Loot fest games I'm looking forward to: LotR: War in the North, Torchlight 2, Borderlands 2 and of course Diablo 3.
  • #8
    Dual-wielded crossbows, sound fking epic!
  • #9
    So how did I miss the shot of all the Cross Bows (looks like all 18 tiers?)? Are there more of these some where? Awesome stuff!
  • #10
    Pistols don't belong in the Diablo Universe... At least in my opinion. =)

    (Formerly known as Chemedeiros)
  • #11
    Guns? What for one of the main things i like about diablo is historical environment nothing that has anything with our current days like in this situation "Guns", so talking about Deamon Hunter bows, crossbows, me personally love it.
  • #12
    Agreed.
  • #13
    Hell, some of the DH skills sound like a shotgun. Wouldn't really change much if they added guns.
    "All generalizations are false, including this one." -Mark Twain
  • #14
    lol multishot looks like a shotgun
    Went outside today, the graphics were ok. But the gameplay sucked
  • #15
    I prefer bows over crossbows but number 11 LOOKS LIKE EPIC DEMON IMPALING MACHINE.
  • #16
    More passive skills PlZ
    Blizzard used to care about releasing Diablo III, then they all took an arrow in the knee...
  • #17
    What's wrong with guns? They steal the concept for the DH (deamon hunter) from LC (Lara Croft) and then say it's a blasphemy to use double pistols!
  • #18
    How did they steal the idea for the DH from Laura Croft?


    Anyhow, I think the double crossbow is pretty tight. Nice article Jack!



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  • #19
    Quote from ScyberDragon

    IMO pistol xbows are guns. Just skinned and made to fit in the lore of D3. Not that I have a problem with that.

    Pretty much my thoughts.


    I don't quite understand the attitude of no-guns anyway. Quite hypocritical to say that guns will ruin or negatively affect the diablo universe when you are getting an item that functions exactly the same as one.
    Bleh. Some people are happier calling a fork a spoon. So be it.
  • #20
    Quote from Nekrodrac

    Quote from ScyberDragon

    IMO pistol xbows are guns. Just skinned and made to fit in the lore of D3. Not that I have a problem with that.

    Pretty much my thoughts.


    I don't quite understand the attitude of no-guns anyway. Quite hypocritical to say that guns will ruin or negatively affect the diablo universe when you are getting an item that functions exactly the same as one.
    Bleh. Some people are happier calling a fork a spoon. So be it.

    This can also be said about the crossbow's in D2. A stripped down rifle? Did it negatively effect the diablo universe of D2? I don't think so.



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