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    posted a message on D4 Release Date Game; Wisdom of the Crowd Experiment

    @OP: There has to be a time span entry - something like: Q3 2020 to Q4 2023. This would render predictions like yours of 2025 or someone trolling with 3035 not statistically important. But if you want to allow for any time span, you can later draw conclusions based on different end of spans.


    My prediction is 13th of July 2021.

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    posted a message on Diablo IV Interviews

    have parts constantly change

    Yes, this is achieved through superb procedural randomization of tiles/zones/areas, not by static bounties.


    Static bounties are good for new players to the game - say, those below level 20, because they force them to go to a predefined path, namely where the bounty objective is. And for the new player is good to be forced to do things, because he himself doesn't know WTH he is doing at all. But the rest of the players DO know.


    Why force experienced players into bounties? We know D3 lacks depth and was full of wrongly designed stuff thus it had a bounty system, but why force such system on us in so enormous and unique world like this of Diablo 4? Why force the player to go to a place X and not let the player find place X himself and do the event happening there NATURALLY (if he chooses to), not FORCED?


    Absolutely no reason for such type of game to be forced on experienced players. This is a bad and lazy design.


    Diablo is about randomized content, not static content. That is one of the major driving forces for the Diablo player base - the RANDOMIZATION of maps, battles and items dropping. If the developers want to do bounties properly they have to develop an AI to learn from each player preference and offer him bounties he enjoys, not to force on us static missions!

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    posted a message on ‘Diablo 2 Remaster and Diablo 4 will be announced at Blizzcon’
    Quote from Aerisot»

    I expect no less than 5 game reveals.



    If we count WoW and HS, these will be 5 at minimum.


    If we count new games only, then 3 at minimum - D4 (+ gameplay), D2 HD (+ demo) and OW2 (game engine footage/cinematic only).


    So, if OW2 is indeed like Borderlands, this will be another win for us since such game can serve for new D4 ideas.


    It seems to me the aRPG scene will BOOM in 2020 with PoE 4.0 and games from Minecraft & LOL makers, and in 2021 with D4.


    The dream may finally happen - an aRPG game to be the new Twitch KING.

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    posted a message on ‘Diablo 2 Remaster and Diablo 4 will be announced at Blizzcon’

    This is going to be an INSANE BLIZZCON, best ever!

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - What we know (or assume to know) so far

    I prefer cartoon 3D than any 2D. Reason is gameplay suffers a lot due to 2D. UI can NOT ever be worse than D3 so from my pov I am not worried about these.


    But botting may very well kill D4 for me quickly. Seriously, if they allow botting to interfere with the competition I am done with this IP as long as those don't you use bots, guys folks own it. It will be hard for me to leave the series I played most, but if they allow botting to ruin a third Diablo game, I am OUT.

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - What we know (or assume to know) so far

    D4 biggest threat is botting.


    D4 devs have to understand that botting needs to be killed by design when competition is involved.

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - What we know (or assume to know) so far

    Not only all content should be solo doable, but they have to keep the interest of all groups of players in the game be it casual, regular, dedicated or competitive; as well as hardcore and SSF. We would derive the thread if we go more in depth into what D4 needs, but maybe a mod could split it if there is interest in such topic.

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - What we know (or assume to know) so far

    Right now I really hope they don't mess up D4 and we receive a proper cARPG, the announcement date is not so big of a deal, although I enjoy the building up of the hype train, which for good or for bad started very early this year.

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - What we know (or assume to know) so far

    November 7, 2018: A Quick Word from Blizzard


    We want to start by saying we hear you.


    Since the moment we stepped into the office on Monday, we have been discussing everything Diablo non-stop. We’re fully committed to listening and engaging—so please keep the constructive feedback coming. Our primary focus right now is poring over that feedback to inform internal discussions, and we’ll follow up with further thoughts as soon as we can.


    August 8, 2018: Multiple Diablo projects in the works


    Greetings heroes, I am community manager Brandy Camel, also known as Nevalistis.


    On behalf of the Diablo team, welcome back to Sanctuary for our newest season. For those of you still rocking your heroes in Reaper of Souls, you might have noticed we did something a little bit different for Season 14: Themed Seasons. The Season of Greed is our first Themed Season and we plan to explore additional themes in the future.


    We’d also like to let you know that the forges here at Blizzard are burning hot. And we have multiple Diablo projects in the works. Some of them are going to take longer than others. But we may have some things to show you later this year. We hope you stay tuned, while we work to bring these Diablo experiences to life. None of this would be possible without the support that you have shown us for over 20 years.


    So whether you first joined us in Diablo 3 or you are a seasoned veteran, thank you. Diablo is, and always will be, part of Blizzard’s identity, and we can’t wait for the future.


    October 12, 1985: Rorschach's Journal


    Tonight, a comedian died in New York.

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    posted a message on Diablofans is back! ? !!!

    Hey Bagstone,


    DFans alive again is great news. Even better however is DFans and HPwn are now owned by a small independent French team who are these games fans too! We couldn't have asked for a better start! Check this thread and the comments by jleclanche for more info.


    "What is dead may never die"

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