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    posted a message on Changes to the Diablo Lore
    Wow, respect to Solomir. Yeah, I didn't see that thread either, I pretty much only ever read the headline threads.
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    posted a message on Φ Diablo Wiki Sites
    Hey, just order them from Amazon. I live in Australia - which is similar to NZ - but I never even bothered to look for it in stores. I don't normally buy things online either, but was definitely a good opportunity. I bought nearly every Diablo book at once, to save money on shipping lol. Its soo easy to buy online.

    Also, I will contribute to the Diablo wiki! As much as I can. Mostly about the lore though, not the game (not like stats or skills or fighting tips or stuff), I'm not that much of a hardcore player - but I am a hardcore reader! (Diablo reader only though lol, not other books, just books regarding Sanctuary)
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    posted a message on Changes to the Diablo Lore
    Quote from "Siaynoq" »
    Unfortunately, I've yet to finish the last Sin War book. But I would imagine most changes would be things from the first Diablo manual where it discusses a lot about the Sin War and Inarius.

    It doesn't mention Inarius at all in Librarius Ex Horadrim. Maybe thats the change? But I don't see it as a change, more of an addition.


    Also, for those who didn't know, Moon of the Spider is set just after the Worldstone is destroyed, and nothing major changed, more like something just doesn't feel right. They suspect that it would be much easier for angels and demons to enter Sanctuary now, but then it isn't mentioned again, so the return of Astrogha doesn't seem to actually be related to the Worldstone's destruction.

    I am soo gonna help to update that Diablo Wiki.
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    posted a message on Update on the unannounced MMO!
    I have faith in Blizzard that they will make the right choice concerning Diablo. We all know they aren't stupid.
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    posted a message on Update on the unannounced MMO!
    I hate how its always about money.

    And yes, I HATE that heathkid's comment. He has no idea on how big the 'darker' community in the world is. I'm not too excited if Diablo is a MMO, mainly because it would cost alot more for me (again, things always revolve around money). However, being Diablo, I would still pay for it. I love everything Diablo.
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    posted a message on Changes to the Diablo Lore
    So really, what exactly has changed?
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    posted a message on Changes to the Diablo Lore
    I just finished reading The Sin War, and then I went back over the manuals to see the difference, and I really can't find any. Could someone point them out? All I know is that the manuals generally say that 'The Sin War' is the war of Angels and Demons fighting over humanity, but then the books go into actual detail of how it all started and seem like an accurate account of what happened. The manuals just seem to be put-together peices of small bits of information that some scholars have gathered together. The Sin War makes it so much cooler.

    By the way, I've now started reading Moon of the Spider, but I don't like it anywhere near as much as I love The Sin War. I love TSW cause it introduces everything and how Sanctuary came to be, while MotS is already in an established world. I have a thing for introductions, you see.

    Edit: Oh, and please don't go into the whole 'does D3 exist?' debate again. I'm so sick of it, and I'm sure everyone else is. This is about the lore of Diablo (and how freaking awesome it is). And come one, this is Blizzard we are talking about. Every game of theirs is good, don't doubt a new D game wouldn't be.
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    posted a message on Blizzard Establishes "Team 3"
    Quote from "Roland" »
    The most likely choice is WoW 2, despite the comment in another article saying new game will not be about WoW. I can gaurentee it won't be World of Starcraft or Diablo. Blizzard isn't an idiot.


    You can't gaurentee anything.

    Why would they be doing WoW 2 now? WoW practically only just came out. Its either Diablo or a completely new thing. And if that guy says its awesome, and considering its coming from Blizzard we know it will be awesome, so don't worry. Whatever it is, it will be a great new thing to look forward to.
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    Wow I saw the DVD cover for Dungeons and Dragons movie, and it actually looks like it would be a good movie. I haven't followed D&D at all though, so I have no clue. Though I hope Diablo or Warcraft don't fail like D&D apparently did.
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    Yeah, its such a complicated issue to work through. And lol, our say in it doesn't even count, hah, so yeah, we'll just wait and see. So many possibilities.

    Lol at Eragon. I haven't read any of it, but yeah, the movie definitely could have been better. Aparently they are making two more Eragon movies, though thats just what someone said to me. I'm sure google would have the answer though.

    And also, have you seen the Diablo TV Ad? Its pretty good, and has the original five classes in it as real people dressed up. Its old, you've probably seen it, but some people may not have yet.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyNvoOAofIM
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    You obviously haven't read anything. Not even the game manual. Do you even know what The Dark Exile is? Do you know why Diablo even went to Tristram in the first place? No, it wasn't so a hero could come and kill him, it was because there is this whole other story and world out there in the Diablo universe that is so much greater than the games. They are making a movie about Warcraft because it has such a great story and background to it, not because its a good game.

    Turning a game straight into a movie is crap. You watch a movie to see a great story being told, and you play a game to get involved in a part of that story. You don't play movies, and you don't watch games. Even the cutscenes in the game aren't just detailed battle scenes that are just like what happens in the game. The cutscenes are about what happens outside the battles and not what the player does.

    There are many books about Diablo and Warcraft and Starcraft, each of them telling a different story in the same world, but none of them are simply the game converted into a book.
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    Andariel is similar to Lillith and I love Lillith, and also the landscape and everything in Act 1 is really great. The trees and everything. Act 1 seems to be basic but in the best way. Act 2 is a desert which reminds everyone of Egypt, and Act 3 is a jungle - which by the way is where all the mage clans are, and where Necro's come from and all the magic users. Then theres Hell itself, or some Snowy Mountain.

    Basic
    Desert
    Jungle
    Hell
    Snow Mountain

    It just depends on person preference, obviously.
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    If they made a Diablo movie, it wouldn't be a group of people in a Rogue Emcampment killing Fallen and finding Andariel, along with Blood Raven and The Countess. Nor would it be anything from any of the other acts, because that would be boring. And we don't know what Diablo III is gonna be about yet. Although, it probably would be about a village or small town, with the main characters in that town, and then they would somehow go off and fight some big demon or angel. And it will probably involve the Worldstone, thats a major part in all the stories of Sanctuary. But whatever it is, its definitely not going to be an exact repeat of the game. The Warcraft movie isn't gonna be a repeat of the events in the game either. Well not exactly. It'll either be a continuation (future events), or a historical thing (past events), or maybe the same sort of events but from a different land, or something.

    The Diablo movie could even be about the Horadrum, and how they had to capture the brothers. It could also involve Belial and Azmodan, and how they sought out to take over Hell. These events have only been told, but not played in the game. It might even involve the darkening of Tristram, which again, has only been told but not played by any Diablo game. The first Diablo was after Tristram was corrupted, not during.
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    If they did a Diablo movie they wouldn't repeat the same story in the game anyway. It would be a new story in the Diablo universe.

    The Sin War is set something like 5000 years before Tristram or something like that. Maybe 500 years, I'm not sure. But its ages before the events in tristram.

    Only two out of three books of The Sin War trilogy have been released so far, so I don't know how it ends.

    Its got a few main characters, Uldyssian, Mendeln, Serenthia, Archilios and Lillia. Uldyssian and Mendeln are brothers and are both farmers from a very small village, and Serry and Arch are friends with the brothers. Then one day Lillia comes along and everything changes. Uld starts gaining these strange powers that allow him to do anything he wills to be done. Well, with alot of practice and concentration of course. With the help of Lillia, he awakens the same power within other people, including his friends. The characters aren't a specific class that can be found in the game, they just sometimes resemble different classes, depending on how they use their power. Uld is the most powerful and is above all classes - quoted from the author, Archilios is a hunter by nature, before he got powers, and he just used the powers to make his hunting better. although this is actually uncertain, because its not yet clear how he is such a good hunter. and I mean unbelievably good. Serry has dark hair, so I thought she would be more like a Sorceress, but then the powers she uses resemble theh Amazon much more. For starters, she has somehow got attached to using a spear as a weapon, and she throws it and uses her powers to charge it up and bring it back to her. Also, when her powers are at their peak in battle, she gets this golden aura around her. And Mendeln.. well, he's very different to the rest...

    *spoilerish* (though its obvious within the first few chapters anyway)


    Mendeln was chosen by Rathma and the dragon Trang'oul to be a powerful Necromancer. Throughout the book, certain words of power and symbols are shown to him by Rathma (subtly, I might add. He doesn't just appear infront of him and show him symbols. He subtly leads him to graveyards and stuff). Mendeln trys to read these symbols and eventually teaches himself how to read them. And he also changes in appearance and nature slowly throughout the story. He becomes very morbid, and weird, and talks very plain, without much emotion. He's my favourite character. He doesn't use the same powers that Uldyssian does, instead he uses words of power, saying certain things and drawing symbols in the air or on the ground for a summoning spell or to cast an area spell.

    Noone actually really so far uses very many spells, and the ones they do use, not many are the same as in game. Mendeln does eventually raise corpses though. And Serry has her spear/javelon. Archilios's uses guided arrows and they seem to create a flash of light when they hit their target. Its also said that Uldyssian's followers (who he awakened the power within them) use many different types of bolts to attack the enemy with. I assume the book means like maybe lightning bolts, fire bolts, and stuff like that. I imagine a scene like this with many people firing all sorts of things at the enemy as being like a party of 8 people on battlenet lol. Though its more like an army of hundreds versus and army of thousands.

    Uldyssian's goal in the story is to take out the two different religion parties that are at war with each other, constantly fighting to convince people to join them. Aka one religion for Heaven, and one religion for Hell, fighting for the souls of man to join their army and fight in The Sin War. Only the Hell part is confirmed so far, the Heaven is just assuming.

    *end spoilers*



    Basically in The Sin War book, their powers are based on their will, similar to us having arms and wanting them to reach over and grab the glass. The more we use our muscles in our arm, the better at it we become. If Uldyssian wants a lightning bolt to strike someone, his powers allow it. And they each discover for themselves different ways to use their powers, and each have a personal preference. I think in an interview I read with the author of the Sin War, is that these people later on divide up and become different classes. Though some classes from the game already exist, including 'mages' that they keep talking about but haven't actually been seen. Aparently there are huge mage wars out somewhere away from Uldyssian and his crew.

    Thats probably as much as I can tell you without spoiling too much and simply telling you the whole story, which you may as well read it for yourself, its very cheap. Its a great story and I would love to see it as a movie.
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    posted a message on Diablo Movie
    Quote from a secondary source:

    Blizzard plans to eventually create a series of Diablo films.

    http://www.geek.com/blizzard-sues-over-diablo-name/

    You've probably seen that before though. But its obvious anyway that they would eventually create a series of Diablo films, because eventually could mean 100 years down the line. I just hope its made while I'm in my youth.

    And I don't like how these guys think the film will turn out:

    http://www.joystiq.com/2007/06/18/legendary-pictures-producing-diablo-film/

    They clearly haven't read The Sin War.
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