With the Twitter Q&A earlier this week, we found that the Hall of the Dead might not make it in by release. However today the same user tried to get some clarification on what happens to your hardcore characters when they die now.
It seems that the feature may be in, in some form or another as Bashiok posted saying they would be transferred to the "Hall of Fallen Heroes".
Official Blizzard Quote:
Why, they're transferred to The Hall of Fallen Heroes, of course.
With the news of a Q2 target release, some people commented about the one million people who have purchased their annual subscription to WoW and have not received their free copy of Diablo III yet.
Originally Posted by Blue Tracker / Official Forums)(
It's a year-long World of Warcraft contract for people who would be playing World of Warcraft for the next year, but who also want to play Diablo III. In those cases we say Ok, agree to pay through for that year, and you don't have to make the choice, we'll give you Diablo III for free, plus a bunch of other goodies just in case you're not totally sold.
I'm not sure how a Diablo III release date impacts your intent to continue playing and paying for World of Warcraft for a year. Or maybe a better question is, how does a free copy of Diablo III being released at any different point in time affect your intent to pay for World of Warcraft for a year?
Even if Diablo III was to release after your 1 year contract was up and paid off, you're saving the cost of a copy of Diablo III, and keeping all the extras. I don't see how that's a trick, or a scam, or otherwise a bad deal. Unless you were buying it, not intending to play WoW, believing it would get you Diablo III sooner than other people?
I sympathize with people excited about the game, and disappointed it’s not out, I want it to be finished as much as anyone, but I just have trouble understanding this point as I see it consistently made.
I know there was some wording on a website page somewhere saying 'early next year', but I'm not aware of the actual Annual Pass agreement having any release date schedule ever mentioned for Diablo III or the Mists beta.
In any case, assumptions that a contract was in any way changed aside, it doesn't change the value of the Annual Pass and the fact that you're getting Diablo III for free.
Frustration with Release
Since the conference call and the news that Diablo III is being targeted for release in Q2, many users on the forums are venting their frustration of the game's development time line.
A lot of strong emotion has turned this thread into a flamefest as well, so I will lock this one too.
Please guys, try an remain calm... patience is a virtue, remember?!? We are perfectly aware that many of you really, really want to play the game, preferably sooner rather than later, but that is not an excuse to let your frustrations run amok. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizz is just one big let down. they dont care at all about their customers. I getting so tired of blizz...
We are trying to make the game as good as it can possibly be, how is that not caring? (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Dear blizzard if u delayed no problem . Send us (fast) as many beta keys u can you will calm the players down trust me .
I'm afraid it is not possible to give keys to everyone, so please remember: Serenity Now!
That being said, more keys are coming:
https://eu.battle.ne...775?page=14#280 (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
But when they throw a video that dated back at Blizzcon 2011 instead of getting more crew members to finally develop the game, that what disturbs me.
Am I the only one who can see the logical fallacy with this argument?
Anyways, this is why that video was posted btw. (Just FYI: It took absolutely 0(zero) development resources away from the development of Diablo III to post that video):
Serenity now! ;-) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Quite a few people are angry that the game isn't out yet. We don't want people to be angry, but it's not an inherently bad situation to be in.
A bad situation would be if no one really cared that it's not out yet.
with the delays and lack of information, that is exactly where people are headed.
If they need to stop visiting the forums every day, and absorbing every little scrap of info, and getting their hopes up just to be let down, I heartily encourage them to do so. There's no reason to get so close to the details if it's just going to cause you aggravation. Life is too short, and this is a game, for Belial out loud. Take a step back if that's what'll help. Come play the game when it's out.
Community manager's solution to a community in turmoil? Go outside lol.
Context of the turmoil is important! :)
It is a beautiful day today, though. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Blizzard Cinematics Wins Award for “Black Soulstone”
Blizzard has won an award for 'Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer’ for their "Black Soulstone" video.
Originally Posted by Blue Tracker / Official Forums)(
The Blizzard Cinematics team won the ‘Outstanding Visual Effects in an Animated Commercial or Video Game Trailer’ award for theDiablo III: Black Soulstone video, which was presented to Nick Carpenter, VP of art & cinematic development; Jon Lanz, VFX supervisor; Chris Thunig, 2D art director; and Taka Yasuda, producer.
If you’ve yet to see the video, or want another look, here it is:
Calavera666 jumped on the news and has put a nice comedic spin on the frustration many of us are feeling.