Work on Diablo II Not to Affect Diablo III Release

Recently, in view of the imminent release of patch 1.13, and for some months, many users have been concerned about the legitimacy of a Diablo II patch since many are wanting only Diablo III, thinking that any work on Diablo II would push off the release of Diablo III. In a recent reply in our Dev Tracker (http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18554), Bashiok noted that the legacy team behind patching and working on Diablo II is separate from Diablo III and will not affect the latter's release:

Quote from "Bashiok »
[quote]because after 1.13 hopefully they will get more done on d3.[/quote']We have teams for developing and releasing patches for our 'legacy' games, and those teams aren't working on Diablo III.


So, may our forum body, and all other Diablo fans, rest in peace. The patch will be coming up soon, and, in addition, it will not be affecting the release of Diablo III ^_^

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  • #1 Ftero
    Thank goodness!
  • #2 Lydeck
    I've been trying to tell people that forever. But do they listen? Noooo, they know it all. :rolleyes:
  • #3 DSquared82
    Well, can't say I'm surprised. Blizzard is smart, of course they aren't going to take one production team and have them jump from one Diablo to the other. It only makes sense to have two. Maybe this will also quell peoples worries about the patch update possibly being "insignificant", since who knows how long the legacy team has been working on the patch.
  • #4 Pryda
    Cant say im surprised. The team working on D3 hasnt got much to do with D2 anyway.
  • #5 Felthuzad_The_Unclean
    This worry is pretty absurd, seeing as how only one out of the fifteen Blizzard North programmers from Diablo II still work there.
  • #6 gamma11
    lol they have nothing to do with each other and ones development is completely different from the other...coding, team and all
  • #7 Dauroth
    Quote from "Felthuzad_The_Unclean" »
    This worry is pretty absurd, seeing as how only one out of the fifteen Blizzard North programmers from Diablo II still work there.


    Maybe that's the sign we will get revolutionary changes this time! I don't think that the lack of Blizzard North programmers is bad! Don't forget that the recent 'legacy' team, as they call it, gave us the 1.12 patch! And hey, I can play without my CD! They're not that bad, we just need to get used to them!
  • #8 DiabloFanUser38304
    1/3 of the d3 team is from d2 team (blizz north)..btw this news is very very good, and its a real info update to me! havent had that in 4 months
  • #9 Dauroth
    Quote from "minsc&boo" »
    1/3 of the d3 team is from d2 team (blizz north)..btw this news is very very good, and its a real info update to me! havent had that in 4 months


    Welcome back, country mate! :P

    That is indeed very good news! I hope I'll see you on Battle.net! ;)
  • #10 Felthuzad_The_Unclean
    Quote from "minsc&boo" »
    1/3 of the d3 team is from d2 team (blizz north).


    If by 'd2 team (blizz north)' you mean 'credited on Diablo II and working at Blizzard North at the time', you're very far off. The real # is more like 3... out of 51.


    These are the people on the core team (full-time at the Blizzard North offices in the Bay Area as of the release in 2000) that worked on Diablo II:

    http://www.mobygames.com/game/macint...blo-ii/credits

    David Brevik, Erich Schaefer, Max Schaefer, Matthew Householder, Kenneth Williams, Michael Huang, Stieg Hedlund, Rick Seis, Theodore Bisson, Peter Brevik, Doron Gartner, Peter Hu,
    Peter Kemmer, Doug McCreary, Jesse McReynolds, Jon Morin, Divo Palinkas, Jason Regier,
    Michael Scandizzo, Jonathan Stone, Tyler Thompson, Steven Woo, Phil Shenk, John Kubasco,
    Cheeming Boey, Evan Carroll, Michael Dashow, Ben Haas, Kelly Johnson, Michio Okamura,
    Kris Renkewitz, Anthony Rivero, Christopher Root, Eric Sexton, Robert Steele, Patrick Tougas
    Alan Ackerman, Ben Boos, David Glenn, Alex Munn, Mark Sutherland, Marc Tattersall,
    Fredrick Vaught, Matt Uelmen, Scott Peterson, Jonathan Stone, Stefan Scandizzo, Grant Wilson,
    Karin Colenzo, Joe Morrissey, Charlotte Grant.

    These are the people NOT currently working in Irvine:

    David Brevik, Erich Schaefer, Max Schaefer, Matthew Householder, Kenneth Williams, Michael Huang, Stieg Hedlund, Rick Seis, Theodore Bisson, Peter Brevik, Doron Gartner, Peter Hu,
    Peter Kemmer, Doug McCreary, Jesse McReynolds, Jon Morin, Divo Palinkas, Michael Scandizzo,
    Jonathan Stone, Tyler Thompson, Steven Woo, Phil Shenk, John Kubasco, Evan Carroll,
    Michael Dashow, Ben Haas, Kelly Johnson, Michio Okamura, Kris Renkewitz, Christopher Root,
    Eric Sexton, Robert Steele, Patrick Tougas, Alan Ackerman, Ben Boos, David Glenn,
    Alex Munn, Mark Sutherland, Marc Tattersall, Fredrick Vaught, Matt Uelmen, Scott Peterson,
    Jonathan Stone, Stefan Scandizzo, Grant Wilson, Karin Colenzo, Joe Morrissey, Charlotte Grant.
  • #11 DiabloFanUser38304
    yeah we both come from "abyss" :))
    i hope too, very very soon..
  • #12 kefka666333abc123
    Well thats kinda obvious....there not going to have there devs for a upcoming project slow there progress with it to patch a 10 year old game lol
  • #13 tkrow21
    It wouldn't make any sense for the Diablo III team to work on Diablo II, as the only thing that's the same between them is concept, but the engine is completely different.
  • #14 Siima
    I just dont get people bitching about this release. Its obvious that they wont risk any D3 developement over such thing..
  • #15 Rumina
    Now people are going to complain that the Diablo III team isn't working on the Diablo II patch >.>
  • #16 Dauroth
    Quote from "minsc&boo" »
    yeah we both come from "abyss" :))


    Yeah, i guess you could call it that!

    Quote from "Rumina" »
    Now people are going to complain that the Diablo III team isn't working on the Diablo II patch >.>


    :thumbsup:
  • #17 Siima
    And for the record, the new patch is gonna kick some serious bottocks!
  • #18 Dauroth
    Quote from "Siima" »
    And for the record, the new patch is gonna kick some serious bottocks!


    Is that a presumption or delivering of facts?
  • #19 Siima
    Quote from "Dauroth" »
    Is that a presumption or delivering of facts?

    Well I guess a presumption, but you should trust my gut feeling on this one. :)
  • #20 Dauroth
    And why is that? Do you have some information you'd like to share with us?
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