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    posted a message on Blue Tracker not working anymore ?

    Good point, I'll highlight this to the developers. Not sure though this will do anything, I see a lot of bluetrackers messed up; I think Blizzard just changed something which makes it difficult.


    To be fair, most relevant news isn't coming through trackers anyways, as they frequently drop the real news in other channels (Reddit, Twitter, Twitch chat, ...)

    Posted in: Technical Support
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Awesome, thanks! S16 tracker prepared to go online as soon as S15 ends ;)

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Rhykker´s new video from blizzcon
    Quote from Skelos_bg»

    While many think D2 HD will be a revolution, I am on the opposite opinion - D2 time has passed and HD or not it's still the same game with a retarded end-game and awfully designed trading system. PvP was fun 18 years ago, now it is retarded too. So, I am not hyped about D2 HD at all.


    Entirely agree. I mentioned this elsewhere: I was super hyped about Starcraft Remastered, until it came out. Played it for 1-2 hours, since then never again; but countless hours of SC2. SC:R made me realize how old, outdated, cumbersome, and straight up annoying a 20-year old game is. Old graphics are part of the nostalgia, but with an update all of the sudden it will become comparable.

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    posted a message on Rhykker´s new video from blizzcon

    Yeah, until I see it I'm sorry but I remain cautious about what that is. We joke about triple goblins the same way we joked about a mobile MMO before Blizzcon.


    That being said, another really really good reaction video (also a bit shorter) is Leviathan's:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yOjm3JD6ek

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Video Game "Chat" systems in the news media

    That is interesting, especially since they base it on so many scientific studies.


    Oh wait, there is none. There is not a single scientific study that proves that video games are in any way more exposed to right-wing propaganda than others. In fact, there is plenty of research on the power of social connectedness in video games. Just look at all the esports events happening at Blizzcon, or Blizzcon itself in general, where people met - despite their background, ethnicity, or whatever. Are there "toxic corners" in video games? Of couse. There's BS everywhere. But this article reminds me of the "killer games debate" that went on in Germany about 10-15 years ago, which was basically one single guy spouting out his nonsense, being invited to every talk show, and not countered by any scientific evidence (of which there is an overwhelming amount, but it just doesn't sell as good).


    Disappointed to see this in NPR, of all places. But well, media...

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    posted a message on Rumor: Diablo 4 Announcement Pulled From Blizzcon 2018
    Quote from Skelos_bg»

    Ok, this rumor is confirmed to be fake:

    A representative for Blizzard responded to IGN's request for comment, saying, contrary to today's earlier Kotaku report, that the company "didn't pull any announcements from BlizzCon this year or have plans for other announcements."


    Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who broke the original story, has subsequently said that while a Diablo 4 tease featuring Blizzard co-founder Allen Adham does exist, his original report that it was going to drop at this year's BlizzCon may have been off.

    Is it though? I wouldn't call the rumor "fake", just not getting everything 100% right in an attempt to shed some light into the darkness that is Blizzard's PR machinery. Let's look at Blizzard's exact statement in response to the Kotaku article:


    "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."


    "We didn't pull any announcements" is correct if it was never meant for Blizzcon. Also, what does the second part of that sentence mean ([no] "plans for other announcements" - in the last sentence they confirm that they *are* planning on announcing something regarding their multiple unannounced Diablo projects. They do not directly deny that the video was being made. They do not deny any development of Diablo 4. But their cop-out statement also gives them a carte blanche to do whatever they want.


    "[W]e definitely hear our community." That's interesting, since when? At Blizzcon? Will there be action based on what you have heard? When? And since when did you hear the community? Because you clearly did not hear the community over the past half year, which unanimously stated (on your own forums!) that we don't want a cheap mobile game or a quick fix to D3 - we want to us to *show* that you care about the Diablo franchise. Selling out the franchise to a Chinese P2W mobile app developer is the opposite of that.


    Also, the "multiple unannounced Diablo projects" could be a D2 Remastered (which is definitely in the works, as they officially confirmed that they want to remake all classic games), some D3 low-effort changes like quadruple bounties and goblins or just switching up some numbers to change the meta (Nevalistis: "we're not done with D3 yet"), and some Diablo videos (as they really focus on lots of videos for all the other franchises, and apparently HotS, HS, OW fans are loving it). Also, we haven't even talked about non-gaming stuff (comics, books, the Netflix show, a board game, a movie, ...)


    All of this sounds terrible and absolutely ridiculous and cheap and not what we want. But then, as someone who expected *nothing* at Blizzcon, didn't buy a virtual ticket, and focused fully on SC2 while trying to ignore Diablo - even as someone who really expected absolutely nothing I was still super super disappointed, as if they drove a dagger into my guts. Yeah, at this current point we have to assume the worst and I'm absolutely done with "in dubio pro reo" for Blizzard. "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me." Well, we've been fooled with Diablo way more than just once or twice, so at this point, unless they show tangible evidence that they *hear* us, I'm done believing any of their "we have multiple projects in the works" "it's the best time to be a Diablo fan" (yeah this last weekend was the worst time in 22 years to be a Diablo fan).

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker
    Quote from david3x3x3»

    Quote from Bagstone»

    Edit: Got the info from Reddit. Tracker is complete for S15 now.


    S15 looks good on the edit screen, but it's still showing S13 on the "share progress" screen.

    Sorry, just saw this now. As mentioned in another thread, for some reason the thread notification stopped working and I didn't see new messages in here.


    Anyways... it's a lot of work to keep the sharing feature functional each season, and I'll see if I cancel it or what I'm doing in the future, if I find time to update it. Obviously this weekend shifted my priorities as it seems like Diablo is taking a strange turn. The share feature was unfortunately only ever used by a handful of people anyways.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on "MY BUILD DISAPPEARED" - report in here please!
    Quote from Entun»

    My build disappeared after i edited it. Can you possibly restore it?


    Here is the link;


    https://www.diablofans.com/builds/100668-witch-doctor-support-build-for-gr-speed-runs


    Edit: I created the build again by using Google Web Cache. Let me know if you restore the deleted one by responding here

    I'm so sorry for the super late reply. Restored it. I have this thread on subscription, i.e., should get an email notification, but for some reason I never got it :( So I never saw your post until now. Anyways. let me know if you want me to delete it since probably it's too late now.


    Also @Pindles build restored as well.

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    posted a message on Wise words from a Wise Man - Blizzard training video...

    Unfortunately everything he says is true. But also, unfortunately, in Silicon Valley the marketing people have taken over again. This includes, and maybe even started with, ironically, Apple. Especially since he talks about XEROX it really hurts. To anyone interested in the history of computing and so on - Apple never invented anything. NOT A THING. XEROX PARC has been the true invention force in Silicon Valley since the 70s; it was just people like Steve Jobs who were 100% marketing-oriented sharks who took their ideas and turned them into products.


    So what does that mean? The video is supposed to fool you into thinking "it's a great product" and you as consumer are in control. When in reality, it's just good marketing, and despite a shit product people are still going to buy it. That's for example exactly the case with the iPad. No one needs it. It serves absolutely no purpose, there is literally zero product design going into it (it's all just technical advancements that made XEROX's visions, like Mark Weiser's UbiComp scenario possible). And then with proper marketing people think they need it, and buy more Apple devices.


    Blizzard has been doing the same thing. Just look at this Blizzcon in its entirety. There is ZERO development going on. It's video shorts for many franchises (Hearthstone, Overwatch, WoW) that they sold as new content and big stories on the opening stage. It's some quickly developed random add-ons that just follow a template of the previous ~30ish add-ons for their existing products (new heroes in HotS, new cards in HS, new hero in OW, new co-op commander in SC2). They even sell a simple "remake" as a new product for a fully fledged price (WC:R). There is absolutely no creative, innovative work visible to me; it's all just "use this template to add a new skin and sell another DLC".


    That's just the industry these days. What's sad is that Blizzard is following it. They used to be different. But now they're like Steve Jobs... fooling you into buy mediocre, overpriced products that you don't need. Gutted.

    Posted in: News & Announcements
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    posted a message on NetEase - Immortal is in good hands

    You can express your disagreement with the OP, but please respect the rules and watch your language. Thanks.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Can't Open Dashboard for Diablo 3 Android App
    Quote from LTR»

    Does anyone even give a shit about these forums anymore?


    It honestly feels like 90% bot posts and advertisements most of the time.

    What happens is that there's a ton of "legit looking posts" by sleeper bots, and a few days or weeks or sometimes even a month later they're "activated" and edit their posts to have ads in them. Occasionally I try to go through the post history to recognize those but it's a tedious task.


    I will not deny though that there's too much spam and it's oftentimes not handled fast enough. But we're short on staff since for quite a while there were no new promising mod applications - again, a symptom of a dwindling community. And what happened today doesn't help...

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker
    Quote from Elusion»

    Guardian is Zoltun Kulle 10 sec


    Thanks! Can you also share the Champion and Destroyer bosses? Then we're done ;)


    Edit: Got the info from Reddit. Tracker is complete for S15 now.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Thanks a lot RealGsuss and Prisnagka! Updated now.

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Yeah, I updated the data for S15 a few days ago already - but I don't swap the Journey Tracker before the season has ended, since there's always some people who do it last minute. Now that season has ended, I've switched to the S15 view. As usual we won't know the boss names except for the ones you pointed out. Apparently the data is too difficult to access for Nevalistis, so we'll have to fill in the blanks ourselves. I definitely will miss the season start, just not sure by how much - maybe I'll be just 5 hours late, maybe a few weeks. Last season it took me 8 hours solo (after a power level) to finish Guardian, so maybe I can complete all the info by Saturday evening. We'll see. If anyone is faster post it here and I'll update the tracker.


    Have fun everyone in S15!

    Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
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    posted a message on Hey, why has my thread been marked as spam?

    Sorry for the late response. No idea why exactly. The spam system is proof that robots won't take over the world any time soon. They're way too stupid, can't even distinguish humans from bots. I've unmarked it since and it's back now.

    Posted in: Diablo I & Hellfire
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