Diablo 3 - Gambling, Death Penalty, Mercenaries

Jay doesn't exclude Item Gambling from Diablo 3, but it is not yet determined. He also talks about death mechanic. Mercenaries are back renamed as Followers. Read the transcript here.
in Diablo.de: Will Diablo 3 still have a gambling-feature to gamble good rare Items?[indent]Jay Wilson: We have not actually made a decision on gambling. We have talked about it and we might do it! It kind of depends on some of the other decisions we will make. We do not have anything against it, it is more like that: Once we make some of the other decisions on how we are going to handle items, we will decide whether or not that warrants an inclusion. But, for the most part, i think we are generally for it!

in Diablo.de: When a character dies, will it lose gold and experience like in Diablo 2?
Jay Wilson: We have not actually decided on the final death mechanic. I can guarantee that you will not lose experience. We are not urging to big penaltys for death. But we want enough of a penalty to be there, so that death has meaning! Like to lose a little bit time, some kind of decrement... We do not currently have a durability, but some kind of ... a gold cost is actually not so bad. And having the player to waste some time, that is certainly an element. Generally we kind of rely on the effect that players do not want to die. You know, you just do not want to. So there is no real reason to add a further "ding" to them for something happening that was already unfavorable to them. But we have not got our final mechanics on that, yet.

Comments

  • #1 Zkid
    nice have to return merc their the best and followers is good name i guess mercs betting imo also first post :D

    also you spelt gambling gambing :p
  • #2 Dimebog
    This is old. The interview and the transcript have been posted several news entries below.
  • #3 b-rabbit
    It would be sweet if the followers were previous classes from D2.
  • #4 hcjr1
    Mercs are really cool things, and if blizzard intent to improve this like they improved the barbarian we'll have another awesome thing in Diablo 3.
    But did you notice that Jay Wilson often say: "we don't know this yet!"?:confused: If this game is under development for so many years, it shouldn't have these lot of things indeterminated... or the game must be really big, something about 30Gb:O,hehehe!
  • #5 Vadoff
    Definitely an old repost.
  • #6 Kwic
    Or he wants to announce it, so he says "we don't know this yet" to cut off further questions about this ;)

    cheerio
  • #7 oren88
    Old new's.. it's a quote from the video interview.. nothing new here, thx anyway.
  • #8 hcjr1
    Quote from "Kwic" »
    Or he wants to announce it, so he says "we don't know this yet" to cut off further questions about this ;)

    cheerio

    yeah, i hope this the cause!
  • #9 DesmondTiny
    Lol I can see blizzard...laughing evily behind there safe little desks....planning there world of domination laughing at how clueless we are........They know more than they know they know but they want us to suffer in pure agony in waiting for this game they are EVIL
  • #10 silver_wings
    error ---

    no new info :(
  • #11 Decay
    I'm pretty sure this interview has already been posted from a different site ...
  • #12 Thizziest
    sick of that dude jay wilson wasting time on interviews giving us the same lack of knowledge we heard last time and the time before. Just work on the f'ing game or actually share something useful in these damn interviews.

    "we havent announced this yet"
    "im not going to answer that"
    "mercenaries are now called followers, that is all for now."
  • #13 Nooblet
    People want diablo so why not just give them that i mean why gamble on a whole new system people loved the old system although some bits were unfair but that can be tweaked and isnt this old news? *shrugs*:)
  • #14 SlappytheClown
    Quote from "Nooblet" »
    People want diablo so why not just give them that i mean why gamble on a whole new system people loved the old system although some bits were unfair but that can be tweaked and isnt this old news? *shrugs*:)


    If they keep the same system as before, it's nothing more than just having the same game practically, with just a different name. Sequels have to change, notice the big change from Diablo I to Diablo II? I didn't hear anybody whine about that change. Having a new system means more fun trying to figure everything out.
  • #15 Elfen_Lied
    I didn't hear anybody whine about that change. Having a new system means more fun trying to figure everything out.


    Probably because forums didn't exist back then, or at least not is such large numbers, I mean people back then pretty much only had 56k connections or only played LAN games.

    D1 and D2 use almost identical colour palets D3 has a few more colours, and they are more varied.
  • #16 nomaddjs
    I don't like this "time penalty" bullshit when you die... softcore is for noobs - take some gold off them and that will do...
    the only real penalty is if you die and lose everything - hardcore-style

    anyway good thing the mercs will be making a comeback as "followers" hope they are not as mighty powerful as chars (because they look already waaaaaaaaay over the top) good thing would be not allow mercs use UNIQUE items - that would be quite interesting
  • #17 SlappytheClown
    Quote from "nomaddjs" »
    I don't like this "time penalty" bullshit when you die... softcore is for noobs - take some gold off them and that will do...
    the only real penalty is if you die and lose everything - hardcore-style

    anyway good thing the mercs will be making a comeback as "followers" hope they are not as mighty powerful as chars (because they look already waaaaaaaaay over the top) good thing would be not allow mercs use UNIQUE items - that would be quite interesting



    It's not a time penalty... they said that it's penalty enough to run back to where you were at. Softcore is for people that enjoy dueling with the same character. Hardcore is just for people that love the challenge of trying not to die, I'd have to say Hardcore is full of little babies because whenever I was about to win against someone in a duel, they'd run and hide in town. Whenever I play in softcore, people duke it out until the end.

    As for the Mercenaries, they never are as powerful as characters unless they're extremely geared. Uniques should be able to be equipped on anything as they could in real life.
  • #18 diacriticals
    Indeed, a mercenary should be able to equip unique items, that would "upgrade" the level of danger in a battle. I love when i am able to stand back and watch my mercenary take on a mob.
  • #19 SlappytheClown
    The whole point of having mercenaries is to help you out during your journey. If your mercenary can't use certain gear, it will most likely die in a few weak hits.
  • #20 Vadoff
    I hope there's gambling, and possibly betting too.
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