With the shedding of the traditional and nostalgic skill tree system of Diablo II (see Could The Skill Tree Be Gone Forever?), game mechanics are slowly re-gearing to fit with the new system, which Blizzard has not yet revealed. Respeccing, a feature confirmed many moons ago, will be facing some changes as a result of this new direction:
Official Blizzard Quote:
With the skill system revision work progresses to integrate the respec system a bit differently.
Not even knowing how the new skill system will function, it could be very well impossible to predict what this could mean for respeccing. Even so, have any thoughts?
Blizzard has finally joined the Facebook craze in an attempt to claim its share of Facebook's 300+ million users as fans. Functioning much as the Diablo Twitter in offering micro-updates and playing on popular web-based communities, it will likely come to host its own exclusive tidbits and growing fanbase.
Like the title says - Curse is looking to hire a new Interactive Graphic Designer. So, if you've got the skills and are looking to work for a company that's all about gaming, check it out.
Curse is hiring a new interactive graphic designer to work as a contractor in our San Francisco office. Applicants should have a love for gaming, experience in interactive development and an excellent work ethic. Curse is a leading company dedicated to providing comprehensive and accessible resources to enhance our users' gaming experiences. Our goal is to give gamers an unmatched suite of tools designed to meet their every need - from addons to online databases. Our lineup of website properties includes www.curse.com, www.aionsource.com, www.arenajunkies.com, and many more. Curse is a 30 employee dynamic start-up company with its headquarters based in the heart of San Francisco's financial district. Here are more details on this position:
Interactive Graphic Designer Details:
We are looking for a talented and experienced interactive graphic designer to work as a contractor alongside our production and development team on a major unannounced website (5-6 month time frame). The designer will take the lead in designing the user interface of the site and its tools, as well as creating custom graphical assets that will be used in the online visual design - including typography, visual concepts, icons and interactive platforms.
Click here for more information on the Interactive Graphic Designer.
What does this mean for us at DiabloFans? It means we will be gaining a Curse employee in the position to create a new website layout, with even better looks. Imagine being able to see the tiny little razor stubble right from the chin of Deckard Cain. But comon', you can't blame the poor old fella', the razors' back then weren't too great and it was hard to shave with a Dagger.
Countless discussions, our very own interview with Jay Wilson, and some interesting blue posts to boot, it's been a hell of a month ya'll, and to serve as a torch for those who need to get caught up, we have.. Community Spotlight, Chapter II
As I said, we've had an interesting month so far, and just like last time, we're starting with the forums.
This half of the month blew the first out of the water, we've had some incredible discussion on the forums, and to get us started...
We've got Scyberdragon, and his thread about the damage type of the fifth class. He outlined the damage types used, brought in old ideas from Diablo II, and laid the foundation for eight pages of discussion. So far, most think that we'll be getting another physical damage class, be it ranged or melee, is up to another thread to discuss.
Next up is Clew, who noticed one of the twitter posts and made a thread about it. The twitter post stated that we've got more fatalities on the way, which is basically fancy ways to kill our characters. The thread has had extensive discussion on hardcore fatalities (since you'd only see one killing blow). Several have asked the question if this would warrant exclusive hardcore fatalities.
Finally is a forum game. Started by Nacho_ijp, the answer a question with a question game has spanned twelve pages in only several days. While there is no actual game discussion going on in there, thought it would be nice to point out one of the more light hearted threads out there, get in and participate in the madness.
Sub section time!
We've had two new forum sections added to the website, those being PvP, and PvM sections. So if you've had an urge to set up duels or runs, now you've got a place to do it.
Take a glance up at the navigation bar, at the top of the page.
See that "Twitter Tracker" icon?
Also, we've got a new bi-weekly questionnaire, check it out to ask some questions, which will be answered by the staff here.
Well, our fan fiction and fan art forums are still relatively inactive, with very infrequent posting within them. Thus, this section will only be included when there are actual updates to show for.
What this means for you, is that if you've got an interesting story to write, or an incredible piece of artwork to show, there is a decent chance that it could make it to the front page. BUT ANYWHO, we've got some art.
Squishie joined us, posted his art, and left us in a flash. However, his drawing of a younger witch doctor still deserves merit. Many thought it looked older, I however, did agree that it looked younger. He looks as if he's sacrificing his own blood to fuel his spells, great work Squish.
Stressful times ahead and we've got turmoil in our beloved wiki.
With Lt. Venom briefly absent, we've got one less wiki sysop to contribute to the goal they're working on, which is outlined here. The wiki team is working on getting item pages, rune, and crafting pages done right now, so if you've got some time to spare, or some time to waste, get yourself over to the wiki and help out.
If you're unsure of how to work on the wiki, or unsure of what to do on the wiki, contact Phrozendragon, or one of the sysops, and they'll point you in the right direction.
Now, a while back, I posted a thread asking for spotlight suggestions. You obliged and threw tons of ideas my way, so make sure to vote on your favorite, the top one (possibly two) will be included in articles to come.
It's possible to vote on multiple choices, so choose all the ones that you want to see make it.
I'd like to point out that all users are welcome to PM me about any threads, fan art, fan fiction, or users that deserve to be in the spotlight. It's about the community, so it would be best if you got a say in how this thing turns out.