• posted a message on Patch 2.4.2 Datamine, Scrapped systems :(

    Well, those 'runes' you found were old school beta runes that they took out.

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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    Quote from Rotterdam


    You also have "Lost Eternal" coming out.
    A D2 remake woudnt sell big. It only attracts the old school players who played Diablo before.
    Honestly even a remake would look like crap. The game is freaking old. Making a new game or an expansion of D3 would be so much better in general.
    Better for the company and gamers.

    A D2 HD can be cranked out pretty quick, and there was an ad out in late 2015 advertising for developers for "legacy games" so something may be in the works. The advantage of doing D2 HD is mostly very little development effort.

    D4 might be a possibility, but it is pretty far away timewise is my guess. D3 expansion seems pretty unlikely to me, given Blizzard's experience with D3 sales falling off a cliff from Vanilla to Reaper of Souls, and also their history with SC2 with each expansion selling less than the previous one.
    Pretty sure all the 'legacy games' talk was to bring the legacy games to modern OS's so they can run without an emulator.
    Blizzard's smart enough to realize a D2 remake would not help. It would cause a lot of community whining because obviously development time was not spent on a new game but instead of quick HD remake. And honestly it would only be a novelty - if it was truly just an HD remake, I'd play through once for fun, but that's it. And I spent years with D2. I think the majority of us would want to see something new.
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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    I don't even see the point of D2 HD. I don't want to play a game where I have a crapload of potions in my inventory. I don't want a game without a shared stash. I don't want to gear up by doing endless Baal runs. D2 is a dinosaur by modern gaming standards. If they update the graphics without updating the game play, it will be a novelty. If they update the gameplay, then it's a whole new game. (And if they were successful with such a gameplay update, they'd just be cannibalizing the Diablo 3 player base, which is currently their marque Diablo game.)


    The longer D3 goes without another expansion pack, the more I believe they are working on D4. But I can't figure what they'd do in D4, that they could just do in a D3 expansion. Moving to D4 would allow them to a) eliminate all the legacy of people with thousands of non-season paragon levels, b) allow them to reintroduce characters like necromancer without stepping on the novelty of existing characters, and c) ???. I'm drawing a blank here.

    I'm just not certain what would be "different" enough to warrant a whole new game. Sure, new classes and new story and new items. But those could be done in an expansion, right? Would the gameplay be different? Could they make it truly open world rather than 4-man (or 8-man) instances?

    Well see here's my theory on why a D4 is probable, and a smart move by Blizzard.
    Many of the complaints about D3 stem from the systems they've introduced. And these systems were themselves bandaids for other complaints, and it just piled on. I'm talking about the Paragon system, leaderboards and the Greater Rift system mostly. For example, the Grift system as well as leaderboards completely breaks a large part of the game - builds and playstyles. Balance of all 24 sets + LoN builds is nearly impossible when you've got an infinitely harder system that works against it. No matter how you balance the game, Grifts will ALWAYS shave away any build that isn't in the top percent. And that's just one system.
    The problem however is completely reworking these systems, or getting rid of them would be far too much a shock to your average player. Most of the players don't spend time here or on other forums, console players included. I think Blizzard is scared (and maybe rightfully so) that changing too much in the form of another expansion for D3 would cause too much chaos. Changing things such as removing the power gained from Paragon points would be too much change.
    A smarter move would be a whole new game. It's the perfect excuse. Starting fresh means they can add the classes people ACTUALLY wanted to play, they can move the game BACK to a loot - focused game instead of Greater rifts and away from an XP grind, ect.
    So while I'd welcome anything new, I'm *really* hoping for a D4.
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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    Out of all the toys and merch Blizzard sells, it was in the Blizzcon goody bag.

    Out of all the franchises represented there, it was, and was only, the Diablo toy.

    Out of all the toys that could have been picked, it was DnD dice.

    Out of all the types of dice, it was the four sided one commonly called a D4.

    Out of all the mistakes that could have happened, it was numbers on the die.

    And those numbers matched 11 / 4. Blizzcon. The event that these dice were found in.


    If this was an actual mistake by Blizzard, this proves there IS a higher power and they love fucking with us. That's the thread of hope I'm hanging on to; No groundbreaking news for SC. Legion will have just launched, maybe a sneak peak at the next HS expansion, maybe some OW news, and Hots would be just getting it's newest big patch.


    Save the D4 for Blizzcon?


    /tinfoilhatoff

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  • posted a message on gamescom diablo dark wanderer art reveal
    Quote from Thornagolgo-next

    It definitely sounds like the announcer was interrupted there. That must be the new Overwatch Reaper transmog for D3 (season 8).

    Personally it looks the other way around; a skin for Reaper in OW.
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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    Womp womp.

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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    Quote from Bleu42go-next


    He said those things AFTER he told us he will be joking around.

    The first one is obviously a joke.

    The second one definetely sounds like something someone could say to troll people.


    Also, he said stuff like "D4 will have Auction House" and other crap. You believe that as well? :)


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    And no, I refuse to believe. I don't want to get my hopes crushed, especially given that there's really no solid signs pointing towards a Diablo announcement.




    You're nice and all, but can you go hang out in another thread for like the next day? Your negative Nancy'ing is ruining all the fun of my Hyping Henry'ing.


    Well, ok. If you folks don't want me here then I'm not going to say anything more in this thread until Gamescom is over. Enjoy your Hype Henry'ing :)

    Thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaank!
    lol jk of course you can hang out here and smack down all the happiness!
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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    He said those things AFTER he told us he will be joking around.

    The first one is obviously a joke.

    The second one definetely sounds like something someone could say to troll people.


    Also, he said stuff like "D4 will have Auction House" and other crap. You believe that as well? :)


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    And no, I refuse to believe. I don't want to get my hopes crushed, especially given that there's really no solid signs pointing towards a Diablo announcement.

    You're nice and all, but can you go hang out in another thread for like the next day? Your negative Nancy'ing is ruining all the fun of my Hyping Henry'ing.
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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?
    Quote from Filth ...go-next





    so much doomsaying.

    there will be a diablo announcement at BLIZZCON, not at some gamescom.. this is big deal, and big deal is for blizzcon. nough said. be patient and hold your horses.





    You do realize that Reaper of Souls was NOT announced at Blizzcon but at Gamescom...there is no rule as to when news is announced...



    1st expension to D3 was a certain thing to come. it wasnt a surprise and it wasnt a big deal. it was obvious. apples and oranges man, apples and oranges.


    Most, if not all, of Blizzard's game have two expansions...apples and apples my good man, oranges and oranges.

    Bull.
    When making bold statements, please verify that they are atleast somewhat true.
    Besides SC2, name 1 blizz game that got two expansions.
    Apples and bracco italianos man. Apples and bracco italianos.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blizzard_Entertainment
    Hearthstone and WoW also come to mind
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  • posted a message on Diablo IV: Who is going to GamesCom?

    We were told by Blizzard that this would be the 'year of Diablo'. So whether that STARTS at gamescon or at Blizzcon is up for debate, but we're absolutely hearing about something this year.

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