Activision Blizzard Q4 Conference Call

  • #183
    Quote from ScyberDragon


    DiabloFans Quote:


    They also mentioned that they will be releasing more information on the release date within the next few weeks.

    given that Jay Wilson is suppose to give us another article update soon™, hopefully we will hear a more specific date/range for release then.


    All I going to hope for there is a full explanation of the rune and skill system changes.
  • #184
    I'm thinking... 30th of June at the earliest. Blizzard has a bad habit of always hitting the very end of their projected windows (if, of course, they hit it at all)
    "What is dead, should stay dead"
  • #185
    Quote from Cuer

    Quote from xShibumi
    If you don't believe me just look at Starcraft II. Blizzards official announcement of the release date for July 27th on May 3rd. Do the math and you get about 85 days...

    Along those lines, the World of Warcraft: Cataclysm expansion was given a release date on October 4, 2010; the release date was December 4.

    If the release date is given by the end of February, we're looking at a likely May release.


    Very well could be. My main point is that the time to get actually angry at Blizzard for a "delay" or "missing the goal" is if they officially and publicly announce we're going to release the game on 'X day Y month' and then they whiff. There's no reason to expect the game to come out any sooner than when they give you a real, exact, press release, officially announced date. Projections are just that, hopes and goals.
  • #186
    Quote from Teve

    For god's sake all you idiots whining about "delay".... There is NO delay! Q1 was never the goal. I have no idea how people still bring this up, are you bots or something?


    actually Q4 2011 was their goal as they have mentioned. so, technically it has been delayed but not because they never said that was the actual release date. But Blizzard did say they were shooting for late 2011 originally.

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  • #187
    Guess i will be playing Torchlight 2 before Diablo 3.
  • #188
    Apparently the official D3 forum is getting rather heated too. *sigh* :facepalm:
  • #189
    The good news is i won a bet on "they cant do an official pushback more then once" and thus my friend has to do something nasty.
    The bad news is.. well. Q2.
  • #190
    Quote from ScyberDragon

    Quote from Teve

    For god's sake all you idiots whining about "delay".... There is NO delay! Q1 was never the goal. I have no idea how people still bring this up, are you bots or something?


    actually Q4 2011 was their goal as they have mentioned. so, technically it has been delayed but not because they never said that was the actual release date. But Blizzard did say they were shooting for late 2011 originally.


    Edit: sorry, didn't read your post right. I agree that they "aimed" and it was their "goal" but they didn't give a release date for 2011. But since they consistently said they "aim for late 2011" and "2011 is looking good", they apologized for it and pushed it back.
  • #191
    This is so stupid they are targeting its not even a very solid proof ffs
    Quote from Burzghash

    Regardless, there's no good reason for forcing permanence on people..
  • #192
    The game release in Q2 sounds right, since (it was discussed) Blizzard usually gives a two-month-ish gap between when they announce the release date and actual release date. If they give us a release date by the end of this month, we're looking at an April release, unless they really internalize their fans' rage and release with less than a two-month gap.

    At any rate, it's good to know they've narrowed it down some more, but nothing is more appropriate than an actual release date after this. They should have known better to announce Diablo 3 to its fans so early. Diablo fans are intense.
  • #193
    Quote from Teve

    For god's sake all you idiots whining about "delay".... There is NO delay! Q1 was never the goal. I have no idea how people still bring this up, are you bots or something?


    You should chill out mate... First of all, this is what happens when a dumb fck head (sry but i had to) like bashiok can't post properly and gets confused by their own vocabulary... Please, do yourself a favor and read again what he said. I can't be bothered to look for the links now but it was smth like
    1 - "we aim for early 2012"
    2 - "our target is Q1 2012" = ppl got crazy howling about the release in March or even Feb which made him come back and say
    3 - and this is quote word by word : "Sorry I wasn't intending to imply anything by writing first quarter, just an honest mistake. Our official target is still "early 2012". Not sure if it makes too much difference one way or the other, but I don't want people to nitpick a mistake. :)"
    And just as a bonus : "Just a mistake on my part. Q1 is definitely more literal, so I suppose I should correct it."

    Now ... check the actual facts before you randomly rage at ppl... you and everyone who is saying that they never said Q1

    Don't get me wrong... I am not pushing this in their face now that they said Q2 ... talking about Blizz is rly nothing special when they keep delaying a game... rly! I just felt that some1 should remind these ppl about what Blizz rly said.

    And the last thing... I understand that some ppl are special fans of a certain franchise / company but please: do yourself a favor and don't imagine that if you gone try to induce yourself into something, that something is the reality...
    I too am a fan of Diablo and WoW but I do understand that trolls like Bashiok have nothing to do with the actual games and all the history behind them...
  • #194
    Blizz targets and reality don't mesh. I'm not mad, it's just fact that more often then not they're missing their targets. Ok, so they never stated Q1, but "early" sort of implies that. Not to mention they missed the late 2011 target. I like Blizzard, but their PR department needs to be reiterated as well...
    walk softly, and carry a big gun
  • #195
    Early is january and february. Noone in any business says early 2012 impling an april/may/june date. They delayed it, period.

    But i don't care. As long as the game is good enough for the wait.
    "In time the hissing of her sanity
    Faded out her voice and soiled her name
    And like marked pages in a diary
    Everything seemed clean that is unstained
    The incoherent talk of ordinary days
    Why would we really need to live?
    Decide what is clear and what's within a haze
    What you should take and what to give" - Opeth
  • #196
    I hate to say it, but I called June 29th 2012 a couple years ago. :P
  • #197
    Quote from ScyberDragon


    DiabloFans Quote:


    They also mentioned that they will be releasing more information on the release date within the next few weeks.

    given that Jay Wilson is suppose to give us another article update soon™, hopefully we will hear a more specific date/range for release then.


    Well this is never going to end. November. January 17th. February 1st. February 9th. There is really NO point to hope for this. Seriously. How long does it take for you to get strung along and amped up to be disappointed. This s will never end. Blizz is freaking stupid.

    Did anyone look at their numbers?!? Look at the Development Cost section...it speaks for itself. Pretty freaking lame. The Diablo team is constantly explaining that there is not that many people actually developing the game. CLEARLY. After looking at the Development cost, check out the COGS and Cost of subscription base. Look at the % to the Operating income. Its a joke. That margin on subscriptions makes me want to freaking stab blizzard in the face for all the money i put into WOW.

    Soon my ass. Doorstep my ass. Q2 is just not early 2012, by any means. Blizz will keep the plate of "info" or rather bullshit coming as long as they have people to read and hype up the game. How much hype did they put out originally then cut?

    No more hype from me. I will just sit the next few stupid fanbuilt hypes out. Sorry.

    Edited for rage language.... a lot of it...
  • #198
    new method of pulling an april fools jokes as in release date April 1st?
    But seriously. I do get April and May, if you stretch it, falls in 'early 2012' but June... hmmm

    I just hope that the 'targeting' for Q2 doesn't mean 'it can yet be pushed back'. Otherwise, it might be possible for me to be playing RE6 sooner than D3 :P
    -------------------------------------------------------
  • #199
    Quote from Yume

    Quote from Teve

    For god's sake all you idiots whining about "delay".... There is NO delay! Q1 was never the goal. I have no idea how people still bring this up, are you bots or something?


    You should chill out mate... First of all, this is what happens when a dumb fck head (sry but i had to) like bashiok can't post properly and gets confused by their own vocabulary... Please, do yourself a favor and read again what he said. I can't be bothered to look for the links now but it was smth like
    1 - "we aim for early 2012"
    2 - "our target is Q1 2012" = ppl got crazy howling about the release in March or even Feb which made him come back and say
    3 - and this is quote word by word : "Sorry I wasn't intending to imply anything by writing first quarter, just an honest mistake. Our official target is still "early 2012". Not sure if it makes too much difference one way or the other, but I don't want people to nitpick a mistake. :)"
    And just as a bonus : "Just a mistake on my part. Q1 is definitely more literal, so I suppose I should correct it."

    Now ... check the actual facts before you randomly rage at ppl... you and everyone who is saying that they never said Q1


    They never said Q1. It has been early 2012 since Sept and it hasn't changed. He was simply mistaken, as he so clearly put it.

    I too am a fan of Diablo and WoW but I do understand that trolls like Bashiok have nothing to do with the actual games and all the history behind them...


    You don't know what a troll is.
  • #200
    Please don't be released in the first week of April, ANYTHING BUT THE FIRST WEEK OF APRIL!!!

    I don't want the release to ruin my vacation.
    Just as the Scorpion hunts...
    Silently Lurking...

    "Nothing is True. Everything is Permitted." ~ Ezio Auditore de Firenze
  • #201
    Well, i think it was obvious at this point. I just hope it will be released before the start of June.
  • #202
    Wel il be damned, i gues big things do come at unexpected moments.

    But then again it says nothing, they ''aimd'' befor, and they missed every time so far.
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