So seeing how were getting amazing leaked content daily and the end of the "sometime between August and the end of September" Blizzard released deadline is coming to a close the sweet taste of BETA is in the air and all of us netziens rush to our PC's the moment we wake every morning to see if the most anticipated of games has been bestowed upon us! We here at www.Diablo3pvp.com are just besides ourselves with joy and those feelings of anticipation which have matured over years and years of waiting may finally be coming to an end signaling the start of a new chapter in all of our gamer lives. So i just wanted to make a post about what the goals of this blog and my gaming team @ www.teamhive.org are currently and what help/services i am going to make my best attempt at sharing with everyone!
As some of my subscribers know iv been working at Major League Gaming for about 4 months now as a journalist/information gather/producer. Its been an amazing opportunity and basically a dream come true for me! With the coming release of Diablo 3 im getting another responsibility added to my plate its going to involve streaming all of my time playing Diablo 3, making how to guides for everything that you could ever think of in the game, and hopefully cultivating some kind of a competitive ladder and/or league for the Player vs Player aspect of the game. These things are all going to be done through MLG and i really would love for all of you readers and one time stoppers to check it out the moment the beta drops! Il do a quik break down of the goals and thought process behind all of these hopes and goals:
Streaming is going to be done from my dorm room at college and at the MLG offices in NYC, il have all of the resources a streamer could ever ask for and you can count on me playing basically 24/7 :D. The goal of the stream will be for people who dont get initial acess to the beta to experience and see the game, to help players get through trickier parts of the game from making sure you have awesome gear to being able to slay all of the bosses you run in to, general character playstyles and game mechanic use, inform viewers of patch details and various news from Blizzard, fans and other outlets!
VOD's or Videos will be made from the material i get from streaming and other outlets. They will be strictly informative and hopefully help viewers figure things out better or at the very least offer another prospective on gameplay.
Player vs Player aspect of what i am doing is going to eventually (once a good chunk of players reach level 60) going to be the main thing featured in VOD's and the Stream. Diablo 2 had some amazing dueling channels and even though the game was largely plagued by hackers and "broken" in many regards PvP was in my opinion some of the best competitive gaming you could ever have experienced if you were playing in private games with and against a group of players who followed the Good Mannered dueling rules and had no desire to cheat or use the various other lame things you could do. Diablo 3 has huge potential to become a pro-circuit game with the various new features Blizzard has added such as the ranked arena games, ladders, clans etc.. What ideally is going to happen is the stream will switch over to viewing and setting up competitve matches between the very best duelers whether its 1v1 or team oriented and i will comentate just like the Starcraft 2 scene. For this to work its is going to need many more hands then just myself and hopfully a community of dedicated players, commentators and personalities will emerge and work as a group of make something every Diablo fan always dreamed of happening possible! If anyone has a desire to help please contact me and we can chat about your strengths and time youd be able to put in. Like all things it takes many minds, dedication and time to create a solid and working system but i know we got this lads!!
Lastly is HiveGaming, my Gaming Team that has a number of squads for various games from DOTA, LoL, Starcraft 2, COD, and Counter Strike. Were always working to become better as a group and have been becoming much more organized of late. Were by no means "Pros" but weve got loads of very talented players who can quite possibly begin placing well in online tournies and events if the time is put in and practices run correctly. Anyways Diablo 3 is going to be a huge tittle for the team especially since Diablo 2 is where my initial love and dedication to High Tier Competitive Gaming came from and where i created my first clan known as Demi who was quite good and well known among GM duelers on ESCNL in Diablo 2. Anyways the Diablo 3 squad is going to work as two units, one will consist of the very best PvP players whose main focus playing Diablo 3 is for the dueling, the second unit will be the players who simply put love playing the game to the point that they have to find all the very best items, know everything about leveling the fastest possible way etc.. members will undoubtedly overlap between these two units and as we all know you cant be a godly PvP'er without having godly ass gear. My philosophy behind this idea is that some clans only allow PvP or PvM players but i want Hive to consist of the most talented Diablo 3 players from every facet of the game this way Hive wont only be some PvP squad of arrogant "im better then you nub" players make everyone in the Diablo 3 community feel like were dicks :P. Hive is going to have a 60+ slot Ventrilo or Mumble voice chat server and were going to hold weekly King of the Hill matches, possibly tournies and definatly do some kind of weekly or biweekly community help from item giveaways to helping people with quests the communities we'd mostly do these things through and for would be Reddit.com. Look for Hive in the emerging PvP scene and expect us to be working at the very center of the PvP scene in Diablo 3! As always if your interested or have questions about this or for me please dont hestitate to ask! We already have a squad of nearly 20 Diablo 2 veterans but were always looking to add fun and dedicated players
These projects are only going to be fun and loaded with rewards so if you feel like joining up for the ride hit us up and fall in line! Were all about getting better, having fun and of course dominating all that stand in our way <3!