Bashiok would like to remind you all about Blizzard's official Twitter feed for Diablo along with some of the recent updates that have popped up on it:
Official Blizzard Quote:
"Thought I'd remind everyone that we have an official Diablo twitter feed, we've already run some cool contests, we have daily questions and interactions, and we're also making mini-updates that talk about current work as it progresses on the game. The best way to get involved in everything we're doing is to sign up and 'follow' the Diablo feed.
"Female monk concepts are complete, work continues on her different armor set looks."
"New 'bloated corpse' clickable object almost complete. Decomposing with treasury-goodness."
"Dual-wield attack animations for the male monk are in progress. Check out some fist weapon concepts.http://bit.ly/bGV8r"
"Wizard resource system first pass concepted by Mike Nicholson, and it's looking... volatile."
Sign up for a twitter account and then just visit the Diablo feed and choose to follow it and you'll get updates the second they go out. Most cell phones have programs/apps you can get for twitter so you can follow the latest Diablo updates even while you wait for your turn to yell at your local town hall meeting.
We of course also have Warcraft and Starcraft feeds, but aside from Blizzard there are also a lot of different people and companies to follow. Personally I also like following my favorite comedians, some of them are really active and I get to to read a ton of funny throughout the day."
He also went on to address some of the people who aren't big fans of Twitter and/or wary of signing up for an account:
Official Blizzard Quote:
"I wasn't too hot on it either. I mean all I heard about it in my daily life was from over-enunciating news casters that half giggle every time they pause before saying twitter, tweet, etc. because... IT'S SO WHIMSICAL! Or just general over saturation.
And if you hear enough about celebrities or athletes you despise using twitter to update their fans on what conditioner they use or the size of their bowel movements, yeah, it sort of makes you hate even the concept of it.
But ... the community team here came up with a big overarching twitter project because just about every major game developer was already on board, and once I got into it I have to say there's a lot of pretty cool stuff to see. You only have to see what is being said by people or companies that you want to see. Sometimes the companies you can follow hold daily contests or giveaways or give limited time coupon codes - and free stuff/savings is cool. In our case you may also get some exclusive info on the development of our games.
There's that hurdle of not worrying what other people are doing and just using a product/service because it's something you want. And it's an opt-in experience! Just jump on and ONLY follow Diablo if that's all you want to do.
I will admit though, I wear kind of tight fitting jeans."
Hmmm, come to think of it I do want to know what kind of conditioner Bashiok uses, but I can do without the info on his bowel movements. In all seriousness though, they really are posting some interesting stuff to the Twitter account, so even if you're not a fan of most Twitter feeds, I'd say this is one that's definitely worth keeping an eye on.
I will admit, I am not a fan of twitter. I think a lot of my animosity towards it is the idea of every person voicing their opinion; or people (movie stars, musicians, etc) who think everyone gives a damn about every little thing they do.
I did sign up for this reason only though. It's actually very unintrusive and if you have firefox you can get an add-on called twitterfox and it will display the updated twitter icon in the lower right of your browser. You don't see anything unless you click on it and you also only see the updates; not every persons comment. Anyways, I figure it's not so bad and lots of new info might be released through there.
We should make a Twitter feed in the forums. Something like Blizz Tracker. Maybe incorporate Twitter posts into the Blizz Tracker? Because lots of ppl dont really use Twitter and theres some cool exclusive info on there.
That's not a bad idea, I wonder if it's possible...
Actually, I have never used Twitter and If I do start an account there it would absolutley be over something I love like diablo, airbrush and linkin park.
I choose not to follow anything on twitter, especially Diablo! I'm very afraid to get to aggressive since I don't even seen Diablo 3 more then on youtube, I live in an another country then US and I feel that. The more I see it, the more I want it. I have followed everything on Diablofans (or as must as I possible can before my eyes needs mana) and I think THIS "community" is the best thing ever!
I choose to use Diablofans.com now, and when the game is released so I can play it and share my thoughts.
I Love You Diablofans.com and I don't need twitter to see Diablo 3 news more then what you share!
It should, if I am not mistaken, be possible to setup an RSS feed straight from the Diablo section of twitter direct to this site. I mean there is some free space on the lower right hand side of the homepage maybe something to fill it with?
Well, if you want most people to never see it, I guess its the right spot The page is so huge and fat, I never noticed Latest Posts.
My issue is why use multiple sites for resources and information? Why make a Twitter account to follow up on Diablo when this site alone brings me all the information in 1 website anyhow? I just received the Twitter news here so why check multiple places? If Blizzard only reward Twitter people that's just plain dumb and I feel a little disrespectful to their fan bases who just don't like Twitter.