According to Blizzard, Diablo 3 have been in development for 6.5 years, and we all know it is soon to be released. Now, turn time back to automn 2005. Diablo 2 were allready quite old, and Blizzard had released World of Warcraft the year before.
I remember visiting diablo3.com (old diablofans domain) during that time. There were all these wishful thinkings, not even rumours, only hopes that some day a sequel would arrive. But people were optimistic. Diablo 2 were at that time still highly popular. Of course, WOW was at its prime and one could believe that the next Diablo game would be a world of Diablo.
Were you waiting for Diablo 3 in 2005? What kind of game did you think it would be, and how long did you believe it would eventually take for it to be released? I feel like I am in the future posting this, thinking about all that time I've been waiting for this game....
I have been waiting for it from some point in time, not sure if it was 2005, rather not. I'd say I used to mention old good times spent with Diablo 2 from time to time, which would bring up Diablo 3 topic among me and my friends.
That's true Geschan, but I seem to remember Blizzard have told that they started on D3 right after the release of D2 Expansion, and the version that was announced in 2008 was indeed started on in 2005. Correct me if I am wrong.
Honestly, I guess I wasn't quite sure if it would ever come out. I think I was a bit skeptical. I know I thought about the possibility of a D3 almost every time I played D2. I think deep down I really wanted something more along the lines of an MMO, but I would have, and still am happy with whatever. 2005 was my senior year of HS, and the pinnacle of the computer gaming career, with all the LAN parties and EQ playing I did.
I never thought it would take this long though. I gave up hope somewhere in 2006-2007 or so, after I quit playing D2 for the most part. But... here we are.
In 2005, I wasn't playing much D2. I had graduated to WoW, but spent most of the year sick in hospital. fast forward to today, and I am still in hospital, except now I am working to help those who are sick.
2005 was the year I moved from D2 to WoW and the year after I registered here (was diablo3.com back then) and got really active in this community. It's really nice to see how we grew and with the announcement of the game 2008 it all went straight up in matters of hype etc.
I think a lot of people were probably expecting a D3 to come out after they finished LoD. Blizzard North was apparently working on the game from 2000-2005 (http://diablo.incgam...n-of-diablo-iii) so I think by 2006 I genuinely believed there would never be a Diablo III
Would also like to say that I think expansion 1 will be defending heaven and then attacking hell in expansion 2, based on those screenshots. I don't think they would give up on the idea of us going to heaven when the original game was based on it and none of the acts we've seen in the skill videos look like a heaven act.