That's right, folks. Get ready for what might be the female Monk!
(Click to enlarge.)
Complete with the promised pixie haircut (see Diablo III, the Female Monk), could this really be the character we've been waiting for, or is this just part of the Jace Hall act? It certainly looks authentic. What do you think?
If anyone missed it, enkeria spotted this early this morning; see the old thread here!
Official Blizzard Quote:
Yes, that is indeed the female monk.
We'll have an official site update and a couple high-res goodies soon.
Shoulder pads are a more "modern" RPG addition, I've noticed. Most fantasy MMORPGs, Torchlight, Diablo III, etc. have them now. They did say early on that new types of equipment would be added that were not in Diablo II, I believe. Hair is kinda weird, though.
*shrugs* We constantly tell people to PM us when new information is available. If they wanted credit for the find, they should have PMed us- I can't be held responsible for reading every single thread on the board every second of every day. Scyber had a thread about it up in the news staff forum right when the information became available, but he had to work, and so I only made an article out of it upon waking up at 12:00 today. Today's my day off of school and work
If you find a duplicate thread, you should be reporting it to moderators.
Now that you've pointed it out, though, I'll add a link.
Some other things to note from the video are the iconic jokes from the Jace Hall show. There was a joke about adding a cod piece as an equipable armor slot. (In case you don't know what a codpiece is click here.) Chris Metzen, also jumped in to steal the Diablo team's decision making gun and Jay's pirate hat. He also joked how WoW was better and Blizzard's cash cow and that the Diablo team has been working for over six years on the same game.
Another thing interesting worth mentioning is the armor progression of the Female Monk. Many have speculated on how such a cloth based character would look when upgrading their armor. From looking at this picture (right, sorry for the poor quality) it is clear to see how the armor upgrades. While the chest does get some more detail and it fills out some more, the most noticeable difference is the apparatus that appear on the Monk's arm.
Here are a few more low quality pics of the Female Monk to hold you over until the official ones are released.
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Why can't I see the image? I see 'click to enlarge' but there's no image anywhere. It's not there whether I'm logged in or not.
Meh. This always seems to happen for select people. For some reason, unless I upload the pictures on to my own album, they don't show up. I used these images from Don's album. The main issue is that I never know if people can't see them or not until someone says so, since I can for some reason. I'll fix it in a moment. Sorry for the inconvenience.