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    posted a message on 2018 in Review: The year that changed everything?

    It's not just Blizzard that's changing. The entire AAA video game industry is imploding, with a few exceptions of course. I believe there is gonna be another crash like the one we had in '83. The signs are all there; lack of innovation, predatory monetization tactics, releasing incredibly buggy and unfinished products, Ivory tower syndrome, graphics and wow factor while game play takes a backseat, single serving gaming mentality (mobile gaming), alienation of core fan base and damaged reputations.


    Companies that actually care to craft products of superb quality will come out of this ok, others are gonna fall far from grace (already happening). Indie and AA games will get the lions share of the "gamer" market in coming years. Indies are already on a massive upswing while AAA games are having increasingly poor numbers (there are a few that continue to grow and are exceptions).


    This is just my honest opinion about things and in no way to be taken as facts. Research this on your own to come to your own conclusions.

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    posted a message on Diablo Immortal
    Quote from BigAinCA»

    Quote from Aerisot»

    Honestly, I would rather have a mobile Diablo card game, instead of another generic hack and slash.




    Maybe you will get your wish ... lol


    "We have many of our best developers now working on new mobile titles across all our IPs".


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOVfw5O5c1g


    Have not seen this interview posted here yet...


    above quote is around the 02:09

    Everyone gets a turn....

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    posted a message on Leaker Was Legit, Correct About Diablo Mobile/China

    That's a pretty damn good guess, especially the China team part. It's so unlike Blizzard to outsource development on a new game like that, let alone a Chinese company.


    In all honesty I don't believe Diablo 4 is even a thing, just read Wyatt Cheng's Gamespot response: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/blizzard-responds-to-diablo-immortal-criticisms-ex/1100-6463005/


    Just this little part makes me weary that they have no PC response for us at all.


    "You can expect Blizzard to spend a lot of time and attention on Diablo Immortal. Cheng said Diablo for mobile will be the next big core pillar for the Diablo franchise going forward."



    Edit: also he has no tweets because everyone can tweet on that account, so you didn't really see "his" tweets as they were jumbled with a bunch of randoms.

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    posted a message on Leaker Was Legit, Correct About Diablo Mobile/China

    Also I guess back in June 20th 2018 the leaker wrote this:


    @Asmogold How do I know this is all true? I work for Blizzard. To prove this, It is a few months off, one of the BlizzCon things is a mobile Diablo game made by Blizzard’s 3rd party team in China. 15b2b1b31c88d7

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    posted a message on Leaker Was Legit, Correct About Diablo Mobile/China

    The leak was to Rhykker on Oct. 17th. Goes on to say a bit more about the Diablo franchise; Diablo 4 is open word, etc.


    Since the Original Reddit came out (little over 3 hours since this post) there has been a litany of troll posts now that everyone knows about it. At least the Mobile leak was legit.


    Again folks as far as I can tell anyone can use this twitter to post as it is through a website. So take what you see with a grain of salt.


    Here is the Reddit link https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/9upnti/rhykker_received_a_precise_leak_back_in_october_i/


    It also has the original tweets.

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    posted a message on Rumor: Diablo 4 Announcement Pulled From Blizzcon 2018

    This is an unconfirmed rumor so don't put too much stock in this. Just spreading the news.


    https://www.ign.com/articles/2018/11/05/diablo-4-announcement-reportedly-pulled-from-blizzcon-2018


    https://kotaku.com/sources-blizzard-pulled-diablo-4-announcement-from-bli-1830232246


    From Kotaku for those that don't want to get link aids:


    When Blizzard’s sole Diablo announcement at this year’s BlizzCon turned out to be a game for phones, it set off a firestorm of angry reactions from fans who had hoped for a new Diablo on PC. As it turns out, Kotaku has learned, Blizzard had originally planned to tease Diablo 4, but pulled those plans at the last minute.


    The original plan for BlizzCon 2018, according to two people familiar with Blizzard’s plans, was for Blizzard to announce the mobile game Diablo Immortal and then end on a video in which company co-founder Allen Adham told the audience that a proper Diablo 4 was in development but not ready to show just yet. Instead, at last Friday’s keynote, Blizzard revealed Diablo Immortal to a quiet, uncomfortable crowd and then ended the show. For most of the weekend, Diablo fans raged online as a result, expressing their anger on YouTube and various forums. There were a few reasons for the controversy, but the driving factor was that the company’s sole Diablo announcement was a game that appeared to be made for a very different audience than hardcore Diablo fans.


    The reactions could have been very different. Blizzard changed its BlizzCon plans for Diablo at some point in the last couple of weeks, those people familiar with goings-on at Blizzard said. One of those people told me that the Diablo team wasn’t yet ready to commit to an announcement, as Diablo 4 has changed drastically over the past four years and may continue to change further. (We’ve heard it’s gone through at least two different iterations under different directors.)


    Blizzard said it did not immediately have comment on this story.

    On October 17, two weeks before BlizzCon, Blizzard put out a blog post that essentially told fans Diablo 4 was in the works but would not be at the show. “These are very exciting times—we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can’t wait to tell you all about them . . . when the time is right,” the company said. “We know what many of you are hoping for and we can only say that ‘good things come to those who wait,’ but evil things often take longer.”


    But even after playing down expectations, sources said, Blizzard was still looking to assure fans that Diablo 4 was in development, until those plans changed.


    Diablo III launched in May 2012, and its first and only expansion, Reaper of Souls, followed in March 2014. Since then, new updates have been scarce, with an occasional new content patch arriving sporadically and a Necromancer character pack hitting in 2017. Last Friday, Diablo III also came to the Nintendo Switch.


    Blizzard has assured fans publicly that it has multiple Diablo games in development. One of them is the game that fans are waiting for, and it was nearly announced last week.






    UPDATE (8:32pm): This article originally stated that Blizzard had recorded a video, planned for BlizzCon, in which co-founder Allen Adham talked about a new Diablo game. Although we can confirm that the video was made, Blizzard disputes that it was planned for BlizzCon.


    “First off we want to mention that we definitely hear our community. We generally don’t comment on rumors or speculation, but we can say that we didn’t pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements. We do continue to have different teams working on multiple unannounced Diablo projects, and we look forward to announcing when the time is right.”


    However, two people familiar with Blizzard’s plans confirmed that the company had indeed recorded a video in which co-founder Allen Adham spoke to fans about a new Diablo project. What’s in dispute here is the timing. We had originally reported that it was planned for BlizzCon, but it’s possible that those plans were simply discussed and never solidified. (Either way, the video never came out.)


    We can confirm that Diablo 4 is indeed in development. One of those sources told me that the Diablo team wasn’t yet ready to commit to an announcement, as Diablo 4 has changed drastically over the past four years and may continue to change further. (We’ve heard it’s gone through at least two different iterations under different directors.)

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    After thousands of hours playing D3, all I can keep thinking about is how amazing it would be if they opened up modding for the community. Millions of Diablo fans creating content for the game they love and sharing it.

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    posted a message on Brevik was right, Blizzcon 2018 Proved it

    Especially when talking about the "slow game" Activision is playing. Connect your own dots and see if it seems true to you.


    Brevik on the future of Blizzard

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    posted a message on Diablo Immortal

    Blizzard is actually deleting comments on their Diablo: Immortal videos. They fucked up bad with this one.


    They are out of touch completely.

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    What I don't understand is why make that "multiple projects in the works video" and then elude to them being mentioned at all. Another project mentioned would have at least saved face.

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    posted a message on Diablo Immortal

    This game exists because of ancillary markets for sure. China being a huge one. I bet this will be pay to win over there.


    Let the micro-transactions roll.

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    Lmao, you should see the new Virtual Ticket Video for Diablo. People are sad as fuck, I don't know why? Aren't the in-game items always lame?


    Blizzcon Virtual Ticket - Diablo

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    Blizzcon 2018 Opening Ceremony:


    Sean Murray comes on stage to announce that Blizzard sold the Diablo IP to his company; Hello Games


    Sean then goes on to explain that his vision for the franchise will include procedural dungeons, monsters, loot, and of course planets (he calls them Realms of Hell, but they are basically planets).


    When asked what the difference would be between that and D3? Sean shrugs and says, "Over promise and under deliver boys", then walks off stage.


    Jay Wilson then runs on stage and starts beatboxing the theme to, "The Price is Right!" before jumping into the crowd and hammer fisting everyone in the face.


    All is well in the world.

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - Possibly leaked on Reddit

    False

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    I wonder about the outrage if it were a PVP expansion...


    "Isometric Battle Royal, where you fight fellow Nephalem for supremacy

    Join us 05-X-2019"


    Or a mobile game.

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