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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 3
    Quote from "Ashtefere" »
    Just a quick bit of info... on the index2 (main blizzard page after splash) of the blizzard webpage there was a job listed for 3d artist to work for blizzard "the developer of diablo and diablo2" ... why would they not mention starcraft/warcraft in that statement?
    Now, that job has been retracted from the jobs page, and clicking it got a 404.
    It seems it was only on the page for half hour or so.
    This seems to point that YES, d3 will be announced.
    No, they havent started working on it :_(

    Team 3 has been developing something quietly from a while. New job openings happen all the time when people quit or get fired. If it's announced there may be a good chance at getting a gameplay demo at either WWI or Blizzcon.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 3
    Quote from "SithDiablo" »
    Number theory maybe bunk, but the way I look at the clues, it doesn't make Warcraft any better!

    All I am saying is, Why you people come here feel it's more about Warcraft?

    Look at my "Points Tally" post, please argue with that if you like, but like I said, these clues points to Diablo more than Warcraft, period.

    I'm sorry, your points tally post is an abomination that gave Warcraft .5 points for its rune. That's not logic, thats bias.

    Of course it's not more Warcraft, neither is it more Diablo, or Starcraft. Right now, we are at square 1.

    Yes, there is red (Diablo's color pallete) in the ice a bit. But guess what, there is also SPACE (starcraft) and Ice (wrath of the lich king.) All games are pretty even in my book. Right now, it's a general advertisement. Tomorrow things could change.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 3
    Quit it with the stupid speculation. The fact is, we are at square 1 with the ice, we have no idea what game will be announced, and the field is wide open.

    It could be a new franchise entirely. The only thing that wouldn't make sense is a new WoW expansion. In any case, it's not certain to be anything.

    Tomorrow IF WE GET A RUNE EVEN, we can start from there.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 3
    Quote from "SithDiablo" »
    :mad: Like I said thousands times, it DOESN'T make sense on So many levels that just a Launch date would deserve such HUGE Hype/Teaser, logically it makes VERY VERY little sense!

    Launch Date/New Feature/Patchs DOESN'T deserve this type of Hype!!! Only a Major Announcement does!!!

    BTW, yes Diablo.com Always redirect to Blizzard.com, so technically it DOES display this SAME splash. Why worldofwarcraft.com doesn't redirect? Maybe, just cuz it Never redirected?

    Some of you are really freaking ignorant... I hate to be so rude, but I DON'T understand what makes you think Warcraft's chances is Better than Diablo 3's?

    From these images, it's MORE Diablo than Warcraft from many angles. Don't just focus on 1st days' rune image or Blue-ish scene, those mean Shit!

    Pentagram/Runes (Like I said this morning, I think Diablo 2 started it all) all are part of Diablo, than it's of Warcraft!!!

    ALL these signs points MORE to Diablo than Warcraft!!!

    Blizzard is NOT stupid, they are being Evil! They are CLEARLY F#%King with our heads right now, and enjoy our Torture, I bet!

    They are leaving signs that it could be either one of Warcraft, Diablo, or Starcraft obviously, but I STILL have to say it hints MORE to Diablo than Warcraft or Starcraft!

    So, STOP Damn saying it's gotta be Warcraft, cuz I can List MORE reasonable reasons it's MORE toward Diablo than Warcraft!!!


    Last time I checked, the number theory was bunk, each sign came from a different game, and the hidden art is definitely a purple sea mammal of some sort.

    ...How exactly is it more Diablo than anything else, again? Fanboismmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 3
    It doesn't mean anything. It's just Blizzard advertising for WWI.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 3
    Third ruin is a protoss ruin. Looks like a generic advertisement guys.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 2
    I love how so many posters limit their posts to

    "Spam spam spam spam spam! STOP SPAMMING"

    Which in itself seems to be threadcrap and spam. The fact is there are how many pages in this thread? I read about 15 and skipped to the end. Stuff is going to be brought up. And again, and again. DEAL WITH IT.

    The hype is huge right now and I fail to see what the bad thing is about having a HUGE influx of new accounts is. Bring some more life to the boards!

    In any case, I have a feeling that the next hour will make or break most of our predictions. Will the number theory hold up? Will the purple wallrus be revealed? WILL DIABLO 3 BE RELEASED?

    Stayed tuned.

    edit: I wouldn't trust any gaming news source saying D3 will be released. Just wait and see. Gaming Steve sounds like he is talking out of his ass, to be frank. Although I hope he's right.
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    posted a message on WWI Teaser - Day 2
    Awesome. :)
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    posted a message on Diablo II Digital Downloads Soon
    Quote from "waddlez" »

    Like green energy, or democrats, its cool to be a certain type of thing in a certain time, and it is certainly cool to be a mmo right now

    Oh my gosh! It's a REPUBLICAN troll! how cuuuuuuuuute.
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    posted a message on XFire Slips WWI Game Announcement?
    Quote from "Spaz." »
    Lol you can't honestly belive that anything you said there is true, or at all "likely"?

    1) No more people won't buy it for "the singleplayer mode", Multiplayer is where the big games are at. and diablo III will be biggest or atleast top3 biggest existing I bet.

    Sorry. Diablo 3 will never pass 10 million people logged on at once. I believe as of 2004, the max Battlenet had as a WHOLE was 12 million players. The Diablo franchise and battlenet will be popular, but believing that it is going to beat the juggernaut MMO of online gaming is silly.

    Edit: For clarification, the key word here is AT ONCE. Certainly millions will log on, but the majority will probably play very casually before moving on. It will be a big multiplayer game for a while, but expecting it to topple top name MMOs is a bit optimistic. Certainly Diablo 3 could sell that many copies, but how many of those will transition to online accounts? Even half is generous number.

    2) NO - people will pick one of them, as both will require alot of playtime no-one will have time enough to be good at both games at the same time
    Diablo 3 will most likely not require a subscription and can be played casually. While I am sure that a player will be able to invest hundreds of hours playing the content over and over, if the game follows in the tradition of its predeccesors, it will be able to be completely beaten in 10-20 hours. You have to remember that not everyone is a hardcore gamer. Most who log on WoW are casual gamers.

    Aside from that, many WoW players are not even Diablo 3 fans. Blizzard has done a great thing with WoW by bringing literally MILLIONS of new people who have never gamed before into the market with that game.

    3) How can u be so sure its gonna have a beginning/middle/end, I'm kinda leaning toward it gonna be a MMO...
    We'll see, but following the precedent the franchise has set, this is unlikely. As many other Diablo fans have pointed out, another fantasy (m rated, no less) MMO would not capitalize on profit for Blizzard, so it is unlikely.

    4) NO - Diablo won't compete with wow, or okay ofcourse it will to some limit, but that is valid for Super Mario BROS aswell, all games are "competing" with eachother...
    bethink this:
    I am glad we agree.

    a) Diablo III won't be hear for atleast 3 years IF it's announced @ june 29 in france/WWI B) Diablo has partially another fanbase
    I believe, that with the release of all the recent Warcraft titles that the Warcraft fanbase, is in all probability, bigger than the Diablo fanbase.
    c) World of warcraft is old. Super old. It is starting to losecompetition, not that much today but it have already started... Look at what games are being released: Age of Conan - 1 million subscribers the first days - will growth enormously within time since its major problem today is the requirements of the PC you need to play the game (huge requirements). Soon pc's will be better/cheaper = more players. and the game is new = increasing population ofcourse.
    I actually own AoC, so don't spoonfeed me that load of garbage. The game will run fine on most desktops made within that past two years (that don't have a PoS factory graphics card.) And it did not have 1 million subscribers. It SHIPPED 1 million copies. They would be lucky to sell half of that. Furthermore, within the first 3 weeks it has lost 30% of its fanbase.

    Warhammer online - Do I need to say more???
    Yea. Have you seen the vidoes/screenshots? The game looks as outdated as WoW. People coming back from playing open beta specials are saying the graphics look "about as good as WoW." Due to this, as long as WoW can keep coming up with bright ideas (and blizzard is more than capable of that) then the age of WoW will not factor into the competition with WAR.

    And so on... This means Blizzard will lose customers to other MMO's, what do they do to win them back? fight, as in releasing new games/sequels... (see: diablo 3/diablo MMO).
    This has been my point, or did you never catch on to that? Blizzard only has to fear competition from other MMOs. Age of Conan and WAR look like failures, which is sad because I followed both for quite some time. Bioware looks like the next up to bat.

    If Diablo 3 is not an MMO, then the majority of players will buy it without cancelling their WoW subscriptions (except the fanbois) because simply put - Diablo 3 can be played casually, WoW costs money and usually can not.
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    posted a message on XFire Slips WWI Game Announcement?
    Quote from "Naeblish" »
    A lot of WoW players are also Diablo fans, part of why they love WoW so much is because it lends a lot of Diablo's gameplay. If Diablo 3 will be announced, it will be HUGE and almost every Blizzard fan will be thrilled. How can you not see that for huge amounts of people who are bored with WoW, Diablo 3 will be THE game to make the transition?
    A diablo 3 MMO would not be competition for WoW cause they would retain their paying userbase, a subscriber free Diablo 3 however would, because they would lose subscribers. Business wise it just wouldn't be the smartest thing to do for Blizzard. The only good counter argument i have seen so far is the fact that if diablo's development is so far ahead, they could have never figured this out since WoW wasn't that big yet back then.

    Diablo 2 and WoW have similar RPG elements, sure, but I think you are overthinking it.

    Diablo 3 is still going to be a point and click hack and slash. It's still going to have a beginning, middle and end. More people will buy it for the single player than the multiplayer, I am wililng to bet. Diablo 3 won't see many content patches if its not suscribed either.

    Essentially, what I am saying, is the majority of Blizzard fans aren't going to pick one or the other. They are going to probably play both. I am sure Blizzard is NOT worried about it

    And technically, if Diablo 3 was an mmo it WOULD compete with WoW because it would take subscriptions from that game. It might not make a difference in profit for Blizzard, but on the game level they would be competing.

    What Blizzard is looking for is a MMO that sets a different route from WoW, that way they can capture a new portion of the market and keep loyal fans playing both games.
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    posted a message on XFire Slips WWI Game Announcement?

    I fail to see how any non MMO is going to "steal subscriptions" from WoW.

    Plenty of amazing non subscription games have come out over the years. TF2, Mass Effect, GTA4, Unreal 3, ect ect.

    Blizzard's subscriptions have no where to go but up. The only other game that provides real competition is another MMO. This is because people do not want to pay 2 subscription fees a month, and those that don't mind usually don't have the time to invest in two seperate MMOs.

    However, non subscription games can be played very casually and can be bought at a one time price of 50-60$. They generally don't "steal" players from an MMO.

    That being said, Blizzard would not release another MMO of the same genre right now because their goal is to capture a new portion of the market. As we all know, the sci fi market is quite untapped right now.

    Also: Age of Conan is not any real threat. They have lost 30% of their subscription base within the first month.

    Either Bioware or Blizzard will kill WoW.

    TL;DR version

    You're completely and utterly wrong and in no way shape or form will a non subscription game make an MMO subscriber stop paying.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3 Confirmed?
    I wouldn't call it a confirmation.

    But I definitly agree, we are going to be seeing Diablo 3 within the next few years. I would guess after SC2.

    Wotlk this year, SC2 next year, D3 2 years from now, then maybe a look at their new MMO?
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    posted a message on Blizzcon 2008 Announced
    Quote from "anakyn" »
    Case in point, mainly for those who think Wikipedia is the be-all, end-all for reliable information:

    There was a day a couple of months ago (March 4th, to be exact, now that I've found the thread), on the entry for Richard Gere... some smartass had gone in and edited the info for Spouse(s); changing the 1991-1995 Cindy Crawford to 1991-1995 Gerbil.

    Any clown can go in and fuck around with the info. It is NOT "the most amazing thing ever", for that fact alone.

    That may be true, but Wikipedia is constantly updated, and vandalism is pretty easily caught.

    Everyone who doesn't trust Wikipedia needs to read this study: http://arstechnica.com/news.ars/post/20061127-8296.html

    Another 2005 study also showed Britannica and Wikipedia to be relative accurate to one another.
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