With Gamescom 2013 getting closer, the events planned for the convention look more and more appealing. Check out the schedule of some of Blizzard's doings there.
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Every year, gamescom is a great opportunity for Blizzard's Community team to connect with players from all over Europe. That's why we'll have a series of round table meetings during the show to catch up with as many of you as possible and discuss our games.
Seats at these meetings will be strictly limited; you'll need to sign up in advance and receive confirmation to be sure of a space. We'll have five round table meetings during gamescom in Cologne, Germany, each with a specific topic. Times and exact locations will be confirmed with those who get a seat.
Thursday August 22 at 16:30 – 17:30
Diablo III: Meet the Community Team Language: English
Meet and greet Diablo-focused members of the Community team, including Community Manager Lylirra, who'll be visiting Europe from the US office and is looking forward to meeting European Diablo III players.
Friday August 23 at 13:00 – 14:00
Content Creators Meeting Language: English
Do you create video content related to Blizzard games? We'd like to meet with you to discuss what you do, including your ideas for the future and your tips for other content creators. (Please also email us your youtube/twitch channel with your registration submission)
Friday August 23 at 14:30 – 15:30
StarCraft II: Learning Workshop Language: German
This meeting is intended for beginner/intermediate players who are looking to share their experiences and challenges with community content creators, special guests and Blizzard Community team members.
Friday August 23 at 16:30 – 17:30
World of Warcraft: Meet the Community Team Language: English
Meet and greet World of Warcraft-focused members of the Community team. We'd like to hear about what you're currently enjoying, as well as things you would like to see addressed in the game or in the wider community.
Saturday August 24 at 15:30 – 16:30
StarCraft II: Meet the Community Team Language: English
Meet and greet StarCraft-focused members of the Community team. We'd like to hear your thoughts on the game, eSports, balance and more.
How To Sign Up
In order to attend one of the round table meetings, you'll first need to sign up by clicking on the appropriate link below. In the email, please add the following information:
- Full name
- Battle.net account
- Brief description of why you would like to join (optional but recommended)
Round table meetings scheduled for gamescom 2013:
Thursday August 22 Diablo III: Meet the Community Team Language: English
Friday August 23 StarCraft II: Learning Workshop Language: German
Friday August 23 World of Warcraft: Meet the Community Team Language: English
Friday August 23 Content Creators Meeting Language: English
Saturday August 24 StarCraft II: Meet the Community Team Language: English
You can find out more about Blizzard's presence at gamescom 2013 on our dedicated site.
[blizzquote author='Blizzard']Still Nothing Concrete on a Self-Found Mode
I can say that we do still like the idea of implementing a self-found mode (or something like it) sometime in the future. Wyatt recently talked a little bit about it in an interview with Flux over at diablo.incgamers.com, and said that it's still something he thinks is very cool, but recognizes it would need to be separated from other game modes.
Like I've said before: none of the solutions will work without the other. Itemization / loot updates won't fix the game in the long run, because within minutes the RMAH will still offer the absolutely best gear again, and everything else will be crap. Nor will just a self-found solution fix the game, because finding viable loot still takes too much time, and there are too few options in terms of gear for your characters.
Together though, they'd make a great game.
I like this train of thought, because it's important to remember that if a feature like self-found mode were implemented it would likely be at a time when other large scale changes (like itemization) are also made, or sometime after. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Transferring Saves Between PS3 and PS4
So I saw that multiplayer will be localized to PC, XBOX360, and PS3. They do not mention anything about the PS4, or if you can cross play between PS3 and PS4, not sure why you wouldn't be able to.
This leads into my main questions:
1. Save games will not transfer between PC and XBOX 360/PS3. What about transferring save games between PS3 and PS4?
2. If I play Diablo 3 on PS3 and then later on PS4, will by trophies transfer over, or will it be like how the PS3 and Vita have different sets of trophies for certain games (Metal Gear Solid HD Collection). They probably won't transfer over, but still an interesting question.
We're still looking at the best way to utilize the features offered on the PS4, and the answers to your questions depend on how we do that. These are some great questions, though, and we plan on answering them as soon as we're able to. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
What Creature of Sanctuary Would You Want As a Pet?
[blizzquote author='Blizzard' blue='http://www.diablofans.com/blizz-tracker/topic/265969-what-creature-of-sanctuary-would-you-want-as-a-pet/' battle='http://us.battle.net/d3/en/blog/10569963/what-creature-of-sanctuary-would-you-want-as-a-pet-8-7-2013']There are a fantastic variety of beasts that roam the vast expanses of Sanctuary! From the towering Demonic Hell Bearers and swift Savage Beasts to the beautiful but deadly Withermoths, there are creatures of all shapes and size. Some are quite stunning, while others are downright menacing.
"Treasure Goblin" by NickDeSpain
But simply because a beast is covered from head-to-toe in razor-sharp spines or has a poisonous sting doesn't mean that it wouldn't make a fine pet - with the right amount of tender loving care, of course.
So for our Community Question this week, we'd like to know: If you could have any creature of Sanctuary as a pet, which would you choose?
Leave a comment below to let us know, or respond on Facebook or Twitter!