Heh... couldn't resist correcting Sixen on Blizzard's product release habits...
Plus I already had a Curse account, so figured I might as well...
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"I have walked the roads that lead to Hell, I have challenged all but Fate. I have fought and bled and carried on just to reach this final gate. And now the task before me looms, this dire deed undone; I shall make my stand against the Three until the battle's won." - C. Vincent Metzen
First, What tells you it's gonna be released before the game? It can be really well a supposed release date, that will be postponed if the game is not ready. And the game could also be released before that date.
Secondly, even if it is released after Diablo 3, this books tells the story of Cain, from his younger age to present. It will be used to give a more in-depth look at the lore, from a different point of view. It would really _not_ be useless for the same reason playing as the different classes will give you more informations about the world. Even after the release of Diablo 3, it could be a nice complement.
PlugY for Diablo II allows you to reset skills and stats, transfer items between characters in singleplayer, obtain all ladder runewords and do all Uberquests while offline. It is the only way to do all of the above. Please use it.
Supporting big shoulderpads and flashy armor since 2004.