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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, ...)

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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

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

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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

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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.

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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!

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    posted a message on Season Journey Tracker

    Hm interesting idea, haven't considered that. Didn't make sense so far yet since it would just be "-" for 13 seasons and only one entry. Yeah, maybe I'll add it for the next season!

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    I think they're working on 3 things:


    1) D2 Remastered (this was now basically 100% confirmed I believe in a combination of recent articles and job postings and so on). But if they learned any lesson from SC:R they should know this is not gonna be anything else but calming down the D2 nostalgians.


    2) D3 new class and some new features (like that boss chamber that was promised at Blizzcon 2 years ago, some new items, maybe some new events to give us more interesting "themed seasons"). Basically, similar to the necro pack. Why? Because I think even if they work on an entirely new game, D3 is still too fresh to let it completely run out, especially with the recent presentation of themed seasons. I also don't think any new Diablo game would be ready for release right away (unless Blizzard now jumps into Steam-style official "early access" BS) and it'll also be a different genre (like Diablo Battle Royal or Diablo Racing or Diablo Theme Park or Diablo Go or whatever).


    3) A new Diablo game, which is not Diablo 4 - neither by name nor by spirit. Worst case they'll just try to put it into an existing genre (like MMO or Battle Royal or so), maybe they revive an old genre (like Adventure or Sandbox - I'd love an RPG-heavy Diablo-esque version of Raft, or Terraria, or Rust, or stuff like that - wishful thinking), and best case they try to define a new genre (back to the roots of Blizzard).


    The hype they caused with the video and the disappointment after previous years of toilet-sized Diablo stands would make a presentation of "only" #1+#2 turn this into a big meme of overhyping and underdelivering a franchise, so my hope is that they preview #3 and people get excited enough to waste their time until that is available by coming back to #1+#2.

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

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    posted a message on That satisfactory moment when you complete all season journey chapters at once

    Inspired by /u/briansey's post, I decided to do something similar. Since my PC crashed a day before the season an I couldn't fix it in time (plus preferred to watch the World Cup), I missed the season start. So I saved up 3 Challenge Rift caches (which means I didn't have to run any bounties), got a power level to 70, and wanted to push my luck. As I managed to find a spot in a T13 group as "rift closer", I managed to complete the UE set at around 2-3 hours played. The rest was pretty simple: I used a certain Journey Tracker website to keep track of my season journey process while leaving Kulle out, until the end:


    https://youtu.be/esMCJJBay7A


    All 3 conquests (3 gems to 65, TX rift in under 2 minutes, GR75 solo) were just pickups along the way. In the end, it took me 8:15. After I got UE everything was solo; but I spent about an hour or so chatting with one of the power levelers in-game, so this is by far not the fastest possible (of course if you get carried the entire way this is probably doable in 2-3 hours or so). Learned some interesting things though - for example, make sure you have 200+ DB and some random legendaries to cube the final 40 items; leave the one bounty until the end, so you can join a random T13 bounty group; when being the rift closer, make sure you maximize toughness+speed so you can pick up DBs+items in the rift; and probably more that I forgot now (not sure if anyone's interested).


    Doing this entirely solo would've probably taken about 15 hours: 3-4 hours for getting to 70 (I'm not good at leveling solo, especially DH), then 2-3 hours getting the full 6 piece, and then an hour more because I would've missed out on the ~10-15 rift keys I got as T13 closer.

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    posted a message on Changing Forum Username?

    @Kikaha: I issued you a nickname change credit. Log out and back in and change the name to something else, then the name is free for your other account to claim.


    @user_616753: You now have a nickname change credit as well - same thing, just log out and back in again and you can change your name.

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