VideoGamer Talks To Blizzard

A new interview has cropped up over at VideoGamer, which asked Jay Wilson a few questions about the ongoing development of Diablo III. The interview has a few nice bits that touch upon the developers' personal tastes, like the following:
VideoGamer.com: If you could single out one feature of D3 to convince someone to by the game, what would it be? What's the coolest feature?

JW: The coolest announced feature? (laughter) There are a few we've not revealed yet! For me it would have to be the character classes. I know that's kind of an odd feature to pick, but one of the things that was a hallmark of D2, one of the thigns that made it a favourite game of mine, was that the character classes were extremely archetypal. They were the kind of characters that people inherently wanted to play - they were very visceral, very powerful, very satisfying. Running through the world and hitting stuff with an axe felt really good. So when we started on D3 one of our main objectives was not to match the game on that front, but to surpass it. And that's something I feel we've really accomplished when you look at the character classes, the skillset we've put on them is really imaginative, very over the top and original. We've really tried to go for classes that are not your standard warrior, rogue, mage. We're not trying to provide something that's unknown to the players, but rather classes that are not what you'd typically see.

Comments

  • #1 biff_exploder
    he says some pretty cool stuff if you read carefully :P
  • #2 lights_warrior
    car jacking missions in Diablo III? sounds fun!
  • #3 milanv
    Quote from "lights_warrior" »
    car jacking missions in Diablo III? sounds fun!


    was just wondering about that. what does it mean exactly?
  • #4 biff_exploder
    this one is pretty interesting

    VideoGamer.com: Have you copped a lot of flack over this?
    JW: Yeah and we will! All the barbarian players are delighted and all the necromancers hate us. I understand, I don't begrudge them that. I would hate me too! But what I would say is that when we announce the next class, which is quite similar to a previous class, then all those players will hate us too. You can't make everybody happy, but I think when the game finally come out players will find there's a good class for them, one they will love as much as the ones that came before. And if they don't, I absolutely promise that in the expansions we'll consider bringing back old classes. We just don't want to do it with the first release. We want to establish our identity.
  • #5 tkrow21
    "Orignal and over the top skills."

    Well, we know he's not lying about that. Zombie Wall :D
  • #6 lights_warrior
    Quote from "milanv" »
    was just wondering about that. what does it mean exactly?

    Read the interview >.<.


    Quote from »

    VideoGamer.com: So on the basis of those comments... Will we see car jacking missions in Diablo III?
    JW: Oh absolutely! We just put them in last week!
    VideoGamer.com: Thanks for your time Jay.
    Diablo III is due out for PC when it's ready.
  • #7 Makenshi
    Dude it may be obvious for you, but surely not for me I'm not north-american/european, some jokes make no sense until explained (I'm guessing it's some joke, dunno...)
  • #8 biff_exploder
    they were speaking that JW liked GTA 4, and they said that as a joke as "if he likes gta 4 so much he could put car jacking in D3 hahaha hehehe jejeje jajaja lololol roflmao" and so on and so on.

    hope that helped to make the situation clear to you :P
  • #9 tkrow21
    Quote from name="biff exploder" »
    they were speaking that JW liked GTA 4, and they said that as a joke as "if he likes gta 4 so much he could put car jacking in D3 hahaha hehehe jejeje jajaja lololol roflmao" and so on and so on.

    hope that helped to make the situation clear to you :P


    You forgot kekeke. :(

    Haha, anyway, that's really awesome.
  • #10 Macros
    Quote from "milanv" »
    was just wondering about that. what does it mean exactly?

    It was a joke in response to Jay saying he liked GTA IV. Car jacking = stealing cars.

    Nice interview! Not much new stuff, but nice to see how confident they are about the game.
  • #11 lights_warrior
    Quote from "Makenshi" »
    Dude it may be obvious for you, but surely not for me I'm not north-american/european, some jokes make no sense until explained (I'm guessing it's some joke, dunno...)


    Oh, I didn't take his question that way. I thought he asked why I had said what I said, not what the interviewer meant by that question.

    In that note, it was just an ironic remark, a joke based on JW's comments of him really liking GTA IV( grand auto theft IV).

    And you don't need to be north American or European in order to understand the joke. I'm Hispanic and have been living in US for a little over 7 years now. You just need to understand the language.
  • #12 permaximum
    In previous D3 interview jay said that he's favourite game is World of Warcraft.In this interview he says he's favourite game is Diablo II.

    How the hell can we trust this guy?He's proven lier now.
  • #13 Yngvar
    Car(avan) jacking? :P

    I look forward to seeing which class is announced next. Not so much to the following whining from fanboys of the class it replaces. I'm gonna go ahead and guess paladin.
  • #14 Macros
    Quote from "permaximum" »
    In previous D3 interview jay said that he's favourite game is World of Warcraft.In this interview he says he's favourite game is Diablo II.

    How the hell can we trust this guy?He's proven lier now.

    He only says he´s playing Diablo II alot now. And that makes sence, it´s been 8 years since LoD came out, they need to play it again to get back in the feeling in order for D3 to be a good sequel.
  • #15 permaximum
    I know that's kind of an odd feature to pick, but one of the things that was a hallmark of D2, one of the thigns that made it a favourite game of mine, was that the character classes were extremely archetypal


    This is what he said in this interview.
  • #16 Digital-Storm
    And where does playing a barbarian become one of the most played characters? I think personally, it was one of the least played characters. Barbarians suck.
  • #17 Dimebog
    Quote from "permaximum" »
    In previous D3 interview jay said that he's favourite game is World of Warcraft.In this interview he says he's favourite game is Diablo II.

    How the hell can we trust this guy?He's proven lier now.

    I'd say you didn't read it. He said in THIS interview that his favorite game is WoW. He just said he is playing a lot of D2 right now.

    Learn to read and stop being an asshole please.

    P.S. You can have favorite games. Not ONE favorite game. Diablo might be a favorite.
  • #18 LarryNC
    very awesome interview
  • #19 permaximum
    Quote from "Dimebog" »
    I'd say you didn't read it. He said in THIS interview that his favorite game is WoW. He just said he is playing a lot of D2 right now.

    Learn to read and stop being an asshole please.

    P.S. You can have favorite games. Not ONE favorite game. Diablo might be a favorite.


    Yeah yeah you're right.In same interview he said world of warcraft was his favourite and then D2 had become his favourite.


    There must be ONE favourite.If he said "wow is one of my favourite games or d2 is one of my favourite games" then it could be true...

    OK.If you're right how the hell does same person love both wow and d2 equally.I smell bullshit.
  • #20 Daemaro
    Can we stay on topic now? Clearly people are allowed to have as many favorite games as they want.




    Nice interview I hadn't gotten around to reading it yet until a few minutes ago. :)
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