DiabloFans Interview With the Diablo 3 Team, Blue Posts, BlizzCon 2013 Talent Contest

DiabloFans Interview With the Diablo 3 Team
DiabloFans will be hosting an interview with game developers Josh Mosqueira, Travis Day and Wyatt Cheng tomorrow, Thursday morning. We've prepared with a very good number of questions, but you're free to share your own, which might get answered as well! Stick around!





Blue Posts

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Preferences Are the Same on Console
Damage Numbers on Console. Are they shown?
We kept a lot of the options in the console version of Diablo III that you currently have, including damage numbers, advanced tooltips, health bars, and elective mode. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

The Nephalem Valor Icon
For anyone who never noticed, the Nephalem Valor icon is actually a picture of a dead dinosaur with a sword going through his neck. A closer look reveals that some of his scales are morphing into gold. You can actually find the larger icon at the bottom of the link below.
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As a connoisseur of all things dinosaur, I can assure you that the Nephalem Valor icon you mentioned is actually a very dead Treasure Goblin with loot spilling out of his bag.

To be entirely fair, I hadn't actually stopped to consider the Nephalem Valor icon very carefully until you mentioned it, so it seems like a fun little Diablo III fact to me. Thanks for bringing it up! :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Some Services Are Slowed Down Due to Maintenance
Hi Polarbear, currently our maintenance on the authentication servers is preventing us from seeing some of the account details. In a bit, when this has been resolved please submit a ticket with the request for us to look into this for you through our support portal.

You may not be able to access the portal or submit the ticket until the maintenance has been concluded. Thanks for your patience in the meanwhile, we'll be happy to help you get this sorted out. (Blue Tracker/ Official Forums)




Enter the BlizzCon 2013 Talent Contest!

Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

An exciting new contest is coming to this year’s show: the BlizzCon2013 Talent Contest! Blizzard gamers are an incredibly talented bunch, and this is your opportunity to shine a spotlight on your skills and celebrate Blizzard gaming culture along with BlizzCon attendees and viewers from around the world.

Can you play the Diablo theme on a 12-string guitar? Can you sing Lament of the Highborn? Are you the living embodiment of Sarah Kerrigan? Does your band play a Blizzard-themed song you can’t wait for everyone to hear? Well, we can’t wait to watch you act, sing, dance, and strut your stuff live on stage at BlizzCon 2013!

To be considered, you’ll need to create a 2-minute video of you (or your band, troupe, or what have you) performing your Blizzard-themed talent, post it on YouTube, and submit a link (or if you’re part of a troupe, have your troupe’s spokesperson upload it). Below are some examples of the kind of acts we have in mind.

Remember, what follows are just some ideas and guidelines. We know you have skills we haven’t even dreamed of, so surprise us! We’re eagerly looking forward to seeing you in action.
  • Drama! Re-enact a scene or monologue from a Blizzard game
  • Comedy! Make us laugh Blizzard-inspired stand-up or sketch comedy
  • Music! Perform an instrumental or vocal cover of a Blizzard song, or write and perform your own original composition
  • Dance! Come up with an original dance routines set to Blizzard music or original Blizzard-themed compositions
Please don’t limit yourself, and don’t be afraid to show us your best, because we aren’t selecting finalists based on any pre-existing categories. Instead finalists will be selected based on talent, live performance (remember, you could be performing on stage!), humor, entertainment, originality, creativity, and strong Blizzard theming.

Submissions are now open, so check out the rules, then head over to the contest page (scroll down) to sign up.

Please feel free to email any questions you might have to [email protected]!

See you in the limelight!

Comments

  • #21 Zmorry
    Let's be more specific. Are you planning to repair and fix the DH mechanics to be more viable in cases of overall dmg, mobilty and resource generation/regeneration in high MPs?
  • #22 Bagstone
    Guys, it says at the beginning of the post that the interview will be "Thursday morning". You can stop asking questions now, even if they're sitting on Hawaii and "morning" isn't over yet, the interview protocol is probably pretty much finished (and hopefully in a few days/hours we'll get answers) :-)
  • #23 Vulmio
    Do you discuss an alternate (non loot) path of progression, maybe a mix of parangon leveling (nice because it gives us something to "work" for when we reach lvl 60, but the rewards for parangon leveling are irrelevant compared to the power we gain from items) and 1-60 leveling (nice because we get new skills, runes, new followers, new follower skills, new artisans and crafting recipes as well as stats increase, but all that fun stops way too early) ?

    It would be great if loot was only 50% of our character and the 50 other % came from "just playing the game".
  • #24 Vulmio
    Quote from Bagstone

    Guys, it says at the beginning of the post that the interview will be "Thursday morning". You can stop asking questions now, even if they're sitting on Hawaii and "morning" isn't over yet, the interview protocol is probably pretty much finished (and hopefully in a few days/hours we'll get answers) :-)


    You are right, but it was tricky since this was posted "Thursday morning" :)
  • #25 Kamisei2400
    Question: why can't you introduce a debuff that applies in a brawling area where you do 1% of your damage, so pvp can be enjoyable?
    Edit for clarity: a debuff that you automatically get upon entering, that's indefinite.
  • #26 Elendiro
    When will the interview be posted?
  • #27 dpw2atox
    Here are a few of my top questions

    1 - Considering it has been over 7 months since the last PvP blog......Are there any updates on when the PvP Patch will be released? What features it will contain? What PvP modes are being tested? What rewards will be offered?

    2 - Are there plans to add a real endgame to D3? Things like a PvE Arena where you fight waves of monsters either solo or with a group? What about an Endless Dungeon? What about a maps system like Path of Exile/Torchlight?

    3 - Can we get any additional detail on upcoming character customization features? I know the Paragon System is being modified but we don't have any added information yet.
  • #28 Det0x
    I fear this Interview will end up pretty much like this..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49gzMvjgdME

    A one hour long hype about how great diablo 3 gonna be on the console, with no new information at all, coupled with "wait till Blizzcon. Blizzcon will be great for anyone who loves the Diablo franchise"..

    Basically all the diablo 3 team is doing nowadays is PR for the Xbox and Playstation version.

    I will gladly eat my own words if iam wrong, but i think alot of you guys will get disappointed with this "Interview"
  • #29 popje
    Sigh...

    Whats up with PVP ?
  • #30 Elendiro
    Guys, don't get your hopes up. We won't get any mindblowing information.
  • #31 helpme123
    No wonder this game is garbage. Just look at the size of these people. I am bias. If someone who cannot take care of his own health, I don't believe they can create a good product.
  • #32 MetabolicFrolic
    Not only are you biased, you're kind of an asshat for thinking someone's physical traits reflect their creativity/professionalism. So... yeah.
  • #33 Zero(pS)
    Quote from ErlendOlsen

    I fear this Interview will end up pretty much like this..


    A one hour long hype about how great diablo 3 gonna be on the console, with no new information at all, coupled with "wait till Blizzcon. Blizzcon will be great for anyone who loves the Diablo franchise"..

    Basically all the diablo 3 team is doing nowadays is PR for the Xbox and Playstation version.

    I will gladly eat my own words if iam wrong, but i think alot of you guys will get disappointed with this "Interview"

    I'm more inclined to agree with you than disagree nowadays. And that's just sad :fret:
  • #34 Uldyssian
    We need to stop getting frustrated that we aren't learning all the juicy tidbits that are most likely being worked on for the expansion and being saved as Blizzcon reveals.

    Lets try and give them more insight into what we like and dislike about all the things in the Diablo series. That's what they are interested in right now. Let's put our money where our mouths are and eloquently lay out some focused opinions on what we actually mean when we say that something is less than stellar in Diablo 3.

    And of course they are going to be promoting the Console version. I don't care about it myself. I Don't own a console. However, why would they not take at least some of the time to express interest in another Diablo product they are shipping soon?

    Cynicism has it's place, but it's too trendy and too easy to fall into a cycle of "Oh they don't care. It;s all PR fluff."

    Well fine, that's what it is. But we can make use of the air time given to us to have some real talks about what we want rather than wasting time trying to get them to reveal features we can see as being for the expansion.

    /two cents
  • #35 TheLordOfTerror
    It's so naive to believe that they will reveal any concrete info on the expansion in a fansite interview before they had a chance to properly reveal the expansion itself. Most of the questions about major future additions to the game will probably get answered at Blizzcon as they give us info about the x-pac.

    If you want some good answers, try to take up a mindset like "there will not be an expansion" (though we can almost be 100% certain there will be one) and think about the stuff we know now. There's no point in bashing Blizzard for not telling us stuff they don't want to reveal at this time - they have every right on the planet to do so. I believe there are some things they are willing to talk about and getting a great interview is a matter of being smart and lucky in figuring out what to ask :)
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