Ten Ton Hammer - Jay Willson Video Interview

Jay Wilson talks more in-depth about the Witch Doctor, Loot, Gameplay, and more... watch the video interview.

UPDATE: Garret from Ten Ton Hammer informs the transcript to the interview is now available for those with slow internet connection or without plugins to watch the video. You can read the full transcript here
The Diablo series is among those touchstone gaming experiences that many of us RPG types grew up relishing. If to this day your MP3 collection isn't complete without "Tristram" and other tracks from Matt Uelman's masterful Diablo 2 score, we understand each other.So, when the opportunity to interview Diablo 3 Lead Designer Jay Wilson came up, we fell over ourselves rearranging our Leipzig GC schedule even though this isn't Ten Ton Hammer's standard MMORPG fare.

Learn how Blizzard hopes to capture the essence of Diablo & Diablo 2 and even take Diablo 3 beyond its predecessors in a variety of ways, not the least of which is an updated control scheme and an fast-paced approach to combat that can only be described as epic, even by Diablo terms. Get the skinny on the boss fights you saw in the D3 trailer, gather some hints on the changes in store for Blizzard's multiplayer portal, Battle.net, and see much more in this ten minute video!

Comments

  • #1 waddlez
    any transcripts?
  • #2 XXLaw
    Nice ,can't wait for October :)
  • #3 Daemaro
    Wow, Thousand Pounder is just a random event and Siege Breaker is just a miniboss. :D

    Awesome.
  • #4 Robiwan
    are there any transcripts available for those of us having to suffer the rues of diulup?
  • #5 SonOfSeptim
    Why do they have to mention the old lame "music" anyways?

    If this guy was a real jurnalist, he wuld now the new stuff was a 1000x upgrade. People suport the whiners wen they wright stuf like this.
  • #6 Dimebog
    This thing hurts my ears and I can barely understand anything. Any transcripts?
  • #7 Kwic
    Quote from "Daemaro" »
    "... Siege Breaker is just a miniboss. :D"

    Awesome.


    It was said already in some interview :) I'm afraid you haven't seen all maybe? Maybe it was said in grytv.pl interview, i'm not sure. Anyway, browse the news and get sure you saw everything, it would be bad if you haven't :)

    That's goooood that items are totally randomly generated ;] It was one of the best stuff in D2.

    Thanks for inverview. Each one with Jay is interesting. Anyway, the sound quality in it, is terrible.

    I have a question to native speakers of english. Do you understand 100% of what Jay said? Or there are some words which you couldn't catch?

    cheerio
  • #8 Rykker
    His comments at the end about character involvement sound really interesting.
  • #9 Dimebog
    One of the things I hated about D2 was the fact that it took you tons of time and resources to find some unique item, and then it turns out that it's stats are too low. I mean, aren't unique weapons supposed to be... unique? This was especially lame with +skill modifier randomization.

    I'm glad to hear that boss battles will actually be battles rather than boring clickfests that require no skill. Just wonder how well they will be able to pull it off.
  • #10 SonOfSeptim
    Quote from "Dimebog" »

    I'm glad to hear that boss battles will actually be battles rather than boring clickfests .


    Ya and with real epic music to instead of the same old boring drums and sound efects!

    Can u imagin a big tomy talarico guitar solo on top of masive orcestra coming in just as a bos monster gets week? :O;):thumbsup::thumbsup:
  • #11 Kwic
    Quote from "Dimebog" »
    One of the things I hated about D2 was the fact that it took you tons of time and resources to find some unique item, and then it turns out that it's stats are too low. I mean, aren't unique weapons supposed to be... unique? This was especially lame with +skill modifier randomization. ...."


    Well, it depended :) When you were on some higher lvl's, then it was pretty easy to find some unique item (from some lower lvl's). But til lvl 30, it was very hard to find any unique item, and when you did, it was worse than your current one lol. SO yes, i agree with with you about that part. BUT there were moments when you were for example 40 lvl, and you found a unique item for 70 lvl char. That was thing i liked about D2 ;) That you couldn't wait when you are 70 lvl for wearing this unique item ;] Maybe it's good, sometimes you found sux unique, sometimes a great one.
    But generally, the system of finding unique items was good. You didn't find it too often. When you found it, you were so happy to see just the colour of it :D No matter if it was good or not ;]
    I hope that the colour of unique item will be 101% the same as from D2. It was my favourite colour lol. And flashy green as well ;)

    cheerio
  • #12 GFulls
    HI All,

    My name is Garrett Fuller and I work for TenTonHammer.com.

    That is me in the video chatting with Jay Wilson, I am happy to see it linked on Diablofans.com.

    Sorry for some of the sound, our sound system is very good, but for some reason with this interview we were having issues.

    I will try to work on a transcript of the interview, however it takes a long time to do.

    When we post it on TenTon I will make sure to link it for you all.

    I hope you enjoyed the interview, I'll be at BlizzCon as well and hoping to get the chance to chat with Jay again.

    Maybe I'll see some of you there in Oct.

    Cheers,

    Garrett
  • #13 Rykker
    Thanks very much, Garrett.
  • #14 Romak
    Thank you for the interview, Garrett! It pretty much highlights alot for me.
  • #15 Kwic
    Yes, thank you :) If you are at Blizzcon, talk with Jay as long as you can :D Ask him everything ^^

    cheerio
  • #16 naksucow
    I'm excited that more items are going to be shown on the characters like boots, gloves, shoulder pads, etc. In the beginning of the gameplay video, the cold and lightning axes that they equip to the barb. actually look different in gameplay as well.
  • #17 Sargeant_Warden
    Quote from "Kwic" »

    I have a question to native speakers of english. Do you understand 100% of what Jay said? Or there are some words which you couldn't catch?



    Yeah, I understood him, but Jay Wilson has that annoying voice pattern that makes him end every sentence sounding like he's asking a question. He does slur some words some times, too.

    I get a feeling Jay doesn't really like interviews. You could see how much more comfortable he was talking about what he liked about the game. Still, it's good that he's doing so many interviews. He puts a lot of time into it.
  • #18 Steph2406
    Is there anyway to read what is beeing said in that video plz?, it's pretty hard to hear what they're saying with all that noise, audio ain't good quality at all.

    Thank you
  • #19 oren88
    Nothing new, as usuall.. but it's still cool to see Jay everytime he speaks on diablo 3, he's jsut awesome! we all need to wait for Blizzcon 08' to come..
    Oh and btw, the interviewer is so freakin' annoying.. lol, he get's a little better at the end bu I think they should have choose someone else.. =\
    And the quality of sound is terrible.. they at least could give Jay a mic.. jesus.. that's so not professional..
  • #20 Magistrate
    Nothing new, as usuall..


    Hm... You must have clicked on a wrong link or something. Not everything "new" has to be a new character class or a new act.
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