Diablo III Cinematic Screenshots, Results Conference Call, "One of the Chosen", Blue Posts

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    Leaked Diablo III Cinematic Screenshots
    We had a user posting on our forums today. He was able to provide some amazing pictures of the cinematics. These are a massive spoiler. The first couple or not so bad, but the last two in this list are indeed some of the biggest spoilers released to date. Please only view if you do not care about spoilers.






    Activision Blizzard First Quarter Results Conference Call
    Today Activision Blizzard held their Q1 results call. There was not to much talk about Diablo III this time around but we did pick up two interesting facts.
    • About 8000 Retailers will be holding midnight release events
    • There were about 2 million people in the beta
    • Diablo III has broken Blizzard pre-order sales, they are including the Annual Pass numbers in that.



    "One of the Chosen" Explained
    With the recent news that Closed Beta participants will be obtaining a special Feat of Strength and sigil, Bashiok headed to the forums to reply with some information.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    The distinction between a Feat of Strength and an Achievement is that an Achievement is something you can work to achieve, and a Feat of Strength is either limited due to an outside factor, or is just simply impossible to get any longer.

    Things like attending BlizzCon, where only a few thousand people can attend, is a Feat of Strength.

    Of course there are plenty of people who want each of the Feats of Strength, but the reason why they aren't Achievements, and don't provide Achievement points, is due to the limited-time, invite only, or simply impossible nature of obtaining them.

    Favoritism and fairness doesn't factor into a random selection of opted-in people with appropriate system specifications. There were giveaways as well, to be sure, and if any of those were run unfairly where people did not have an equal shot at winning a key I'd be very interested in that information.

    I understand if it's disappointing that you weren't in the closed beta and therefore won't get a Feat of Strength, and I fully sympathize, but that's different than a great injustice having been done.

    You clearly stated that there wasn't going to be an achievement or feat of strength for beta awhile back.
    Being absolutely honest I stated very clearly that achievements and characters from the beta would not carry through to the final game (which is still true). If I had been aware at all that when I said that there was a Feat of Strength being developed for closed beta participants, I would have provided that info as well. I was not, so I didn't. We learned of the Feat of Strength two days ago, and worked to inform all of you because the beta achievement text is a bit unclear as to who should be receiving it.




    ATI Hotfix for 12.4 Catalyst Issue
    The issue that was reported a few days ago has been hotfixed by ATI

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    If you were affected by the 12.4 Cataclyst issue, heads up that ATI has released a hotfix: http://us.battle.net...967911?page=1#0 (Source)




    The Diablo III Voice Actors
    Playerscut has compiled a list of some of the voice actors for Diablo III, including examples, pictures, and other work they have done. You can check out the full article here.


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    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Annual Pass
    Yup! And, as other players have stated, the game license should already be on your Battle.net account. Just head to Battle.net Account Management , find the Account &--#62; Summary page, and under "Your Game Accounts" you should see a digital Diablo III license.

    If it's not there, make sure you're logging into the Battle.net account on which you purchased the Annual Pass. If you do that and it's still not there, you'll want to contact Customer Support to get everything worked out.

    Thank you once again to all of our beta participants. We look forward to seeing you in Sanctuary! (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    BattleTags
    Certainly not silly. :)

    We've currently no plans to modify the BattleTag system before release, but we are keeping an eye on all related feedback. We know some players are apprehensive of the new system and understand those concerns, but we also know a lot players are happy with it (or simply neutral). It's something we'll be watching closely once the game ships.

    Let's not get this off-topic thread off-topic, though. If you want to discuss the BattleTag system, the best place to do so right now is here. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Class Sigils
    Because it was fun, and because each submission helped pushed the unlock bar closer to 100%.

    Beyond that, we stated both in the FAQ and site details post that we would be opening up all sigils for a period of time up until May 18. This grace period is just to ensure that players have the opportunity to earn sigils that they may have missed.

    Is it supposed to be the battletag one, or it is irrelevant after all?
    The nickname you're asked to enter isn't important, and it certainly doesn't have to be your BattleTag. It's just the searchable identifier we use if your submission makes it into the Hero of the Day gallery.

    I tried both FireFox and IE ... the page doesn't load and I'm getting 404 half the time?
    We're aware of the issues and working to address them the right now. Thank you for the report, though!

    Does the picture have to include you to get the sigil?
    Nope! In fact, you're welcome to use the default image. It's up to you. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Arcane Orb Looks Bad?
    That's the first time I've heard that. That skill is awesome looking. Weirdo. (Source)

    Diablo III Music
    The best part about the Diablo music is that it's pretty sparse. It makes for a much more dynamic play experience, also giving the music more impact when it builds and crescendos.

    Don't get me wrong. I like several bands that play some pretty hard stuff. But even the most diverse and dynamic of those bands won't be substituted in place of the full Diablo sound experience on my first play through. :)

    This isn't just a "let the bodies hit the floor" game. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)




    Spiral Cats - Amazing Cosplay
    While in South Korea, a couple members of the Spiral Cats team treated Jay to some amazing cosplay of Diablo III femme fatales.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    If you enjoyed Christina Sim's stunning representation of the female monk, then you'll be sure to love the diabolical design efforts of the Spiral Cats.

    Jay Wilson and our Korean community team were joined by three members of this epic cosplay troupe last month in Seoul, South Korea: Tasha, the demon hunter, Myungseon, the witch doctor, and Miyuko, the monk. Check out a group snapshot from that event, as well as studio photos of the monk and demon hunter below!





    Soon
    5 days.....

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    Whyyyy did I clicked on these 2 last images.
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    I stopped looking after I saw the fourth one. MUST... RESIST... SPOILERS...
  • #4
    crazy good cosplay

    i don't see the big spoiler concerning diablo, honestly. that's been known for a long time now.
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    If these are spoilers, then you should be seriously worried about your mental health. Thanks to the uploader for his effort anyways.
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    2nd to last spoiler, "oh my god, wat mind blown"

    last spoiler " OH NO GODDAMN WAY"

    cant wait
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    Quote from anderle

    If these are spoilers, then you should be seriously worried about your mental health. Thanks to the uploader for his effort anyways.


    People like to avoid all that stuff. there are people that still don't know about -that- theory. so. Id rather make sure they know is a spoiler to them, then have the game ruind for them you know?
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    These aren't spoilers. Between the comercials and speculation, we have ALL known this for quite a long time, unless you are dense or just haven't been paying attention.
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    Quote from Senchean

    These aren't spoilers. Between the comercials and speculation, we have ALL known this for quite a long time, unless you are dense or just haven't been paying attention.

    'speculation' does not mean you 'know'

    This pretty much confirmed what we already thought, but by no means was 'confirmed', And as I said above a lot of people dont want to read any of the speculations, they are by no means dense.

    There is nothing wrong with adding a strong spoiler warning to help those that dont want to see.
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    Omg! Omg! Do i open it or not? Muusst...reeesist....
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    DAMN. MUST. RESIST. WATCHING...
  • #12
    I can't do it.

    It's funny, when I played WoW, I was all about the spoilers. I didn't care. I was so interested in the story that I just wanted to see what happened.

    But for Diablo 3, I've largely avoided story spoilers. I actually clicked on the first couple of links, then thought to myself, "When this actually happens in the game, what am I going to think". Either I will think, "Yes, I knew this was going to happen", or I will think, "Holy shit! Mind=blown".

    I will wait until May 15.
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    WARNING! - Please don't read this if you haven't seen the spoiler shots

    You know, the last two spoilers don't really need to be who you think it is... keep in mind, Adria isn't really confirmed dead.. and it is a new game so you might get introduced to other characters too.. but then again, I'm just being optimistic for the people that saw the last 2 shots :P
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    Been trying my hardest to not get into any speculation threads or spoilers up until now. I do have my own theories, but I absolutely MUST RESIST OPENING THESE ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. The temptation is strong in this one...
    Of all things important in Online Gaming, there is one thing no game developer can "fix" - it's community.
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    Quote from Ferret

    Been trying my hardest to not get into any speculation threads or spoilers up until now. I do have my own theories, but I absolutely MUST RESIST OPENING THESE ARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR. The temptation is strong in this one...


    dont log in on may 14 if you barely can resist this one
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    Quote from wizzypopje

    dont log in on may 14 if you barely can resist this one


    I'll be hanging out with friends most of the 14th. We all came to the conclusion that sitting in front of the computer that day would be nothing short of torture :P
    Of all things important in Online Gaming, there is one thing no game developer can "fix" - it's community.
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    dont look Johnny, dont look dont looooooook!!! its only 4 days more 4 days dont loook!!!!! :facepalm: close your eyes DONT look!

    or you will regret it :QQ:

    ok i am resisting!!! thanks for the Warning DiabloFans...

    ok maybe i will just look the 1st image only! :Thumbs Up:
    No More Auction House!
    My faith is restored to them :Thumbs Up:
    Now just give us and a offline mode like sc2 B)
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    MUST NOT CLICK! ABANDON INTERNET! BROWN CODE! BROWN CODE!
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    Quote from Johnnyxp64

    dont look Johnny, dont look dont looooooook!!! its only 4 days more 4 days dont loook!!!!! :facepalm: close your eyes DONT look!

    or you will regret it :QQ:

    ok i am resisting!!! thanks for the Warning DiabloFans...

    ok maybe i will just look the 1st image only! :Thumbs Up:


    first few def take a peaky, they are just like the commercials we saw
  • #20
    This thread contains spoilers.


    On a serious note, I don't really care about being spoiled (unless it's Harry Potter or something) - especially when they look this awesome!
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