Gaming Steve

February 03, 2006

Rumor: Diablo III On the Way? You Better Believe It!

Diablo Foxtrot Style!

It looks like the Diablo III rumor mill has started up once again with a seemingly innocent post on the jobs section of the Blizzard web site. A few days ago they posted a job for an art director and various leads to join "the team behind Diablo I and II" for "an unannounced PC project." I have been getting some inquires since then if Blizzard is indeed working on Diablo III and when is it going to come out?

Well, before I answer let me mention a few things. First, I don't want to get any of my friends at Blizzard in trouble, so from instead of mentioning "Diablo III" let's call this theoretical game "Beelzebub 3" and instead of "Blizzard" let's call them "Snowstorm". Second, my information is quality stuff, but it is a little old, so take that with a gain of salt. Third, err, well, there is no third, so let's get into what I know!

Let's the obvious out of way, "Snowstorm" is indeed working on "Beelzebub 3". Not only are they working on it, but they have been working on this game for no less than the past four years. In fact, "Snowstorm North" nearly completed the game several years ago, but what they developed just "wasn't fun" and been quietly reworked. This was actually one of the key reasons why Snowstorm North was closed and everyone was relocated to Irvine-based Snowstorm, so that the bigwigs in Irvine could better track and follow the development of Beelzebub 3.

As for what to expect in to see in Beelzebub 3, believe it or not but those rumors that were floating around a few months ago about the game were fairly accurate (by the way, I have no idea who started these rumors or where they came from). According to the rumors:

"Diablo 3 takes place in heaven. Hell is trying to take it over and it is AWESOME looking … Imagine the brightness of heaven being taken over by the darkness of hell … Imagine WoW but in a Diablo world in amount of size and playability … Also, guild housing is available in this game for those of you who know about it."
This information was pretty dead-on. It is true that Beelzebub 3 will be done in true 3D and it did indeed look freaking awesome. It is also true that Beelzebub 3 features a story between the conflicts of Heaven and Hell and contains a very cool feature where every single item in the game can change between a "light" version and a "dark" version. However this was also one of the problems with the original version of the game. Other than the ability for any item to visually change from light to dark it didn't affect the actual stats of the item or change the gameplay in any way. So the game has gone through a total rework to inject some "fun" into the gameplay and to make it feel like the Beelzebubs of old.

The core gameplay Beelzebub 3 will play pretty much like Beelzebub 1 and 2, but the game world will be much larger and provide a much deeper experience -- many more items, more levels when you go through the game for first time, more skills, more of everything. In addition, the multiplayer aspect will be greatly enhanced from the past installments and don't be surprised to see more than a couple of WoW-based concepts to leak over into the Beelzebub 3 universe ... such as two opposing factions (Alliance and Horde = Heaven and Hell), enhanced guild functionality, and maybe even mounts?!

As for when Beelzebub 3 will released, that one is easy to answer ... when it's done. Snowstorm is in no rush to finish this game and will release it only after they feel it's perfect. And after the fiasco of StarCraft: Ghost -- which has been announced for years and is currently going through its second round of redesign and reprogramming -- Snowstorm is in no rush to announce Beelzebub 3. Don't except an announcement until the game is near completion.

But there is some good news; that "leak" on the Snowstorm jobs page was no accident. If they are starting to leak information about Beelzebub 3 then they are starting to get closer to a final release. Of course for Snowstorm something "getting close" can mean two years from now.

Hopefully that will hold everyone over for the short term. Hopefully Beelzebub 3 will be announced at the next E3, I'll try to find out more before then and give everyone the dirt as I get it.

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i hope it isnt as boring as 2 was, number 1 was the best in my opinion. 2 is just stale and boring and i dont see why people still play it

Posted by aaron at February 3, 2006 04:36 PM

Y'know, it really sounds like you really, really wanted to tell us this without taking responsibility for validating all of this.

Tut tut, Steve.

Posted by Stangmar at February 3, 2006 04:37 PM

"Y'know, it really sounds like you really, really wanted to tell us this without taking responsibility for validating all of this."

Actually, I wanted to tell you all this without everyone simply copying and pasting this information into their own site. I take 100% full responsibility for this information.

Posted by Gaming Steve at February 3, 2006 04:45 PM

I just copy and paste your URL Steve, it saves a lot of time. =P

Posted by Jecrell at February 3, 2006 04:58 PM

OoooOoo! Sounds awesome, Steve.

Posted by Jomdom at February 3, 2006 05:12 PM

Sweet. I never got into the first two games, but all my friends loved them, and from what i played they were pretty cool (sadly that was relatively recently so it didn't hold my interest huge amounts). Let's hope the third instalment can live up to this excellent information!

Posted by Janos at February 3, 2006 06:39 PM

sounds sweet, now if they can still generate random levels, that would rule.

Posted by ilikesanta at February 3, 2006 09:09 PM

GIVE US SC2 YOU LAZY BAFFOONS!

Posted by Xvash2 at February 4, 2006 01:56 AM

This sounds like it could be really, really incredibly totally GAY.

It sounds to me like some christians got in on the committee at Blizzard.

We'll have to see, and I'm sure I'll play it, but I'm crestfallen to read this. Diablo I had an incredibly dark feel to it-- the creeeepy atmospherics in the cathedral, et cetera. Diablo II lost some of that and was just kind of generic most of the time, even in places like the flayer dungeon.

And now, Diablo III is taking place partly in heaven.

Lovely.

Posted by solidcube at February 4, 2006 02:14 AM

"GIVE US SC2 YOU LAZY BAFFOONS!"

I think this is what people are really waiting for.... It would be interesting to see "Snowstorm" annouce SC2 at E3 rather than DIII

Posted by Jay at February 4, 2006 02:29 AM

Well, it may not be "gay", as you say. I could very easily heaven in ruins, with dead angels strewn about. It's really quite possible for Blizzard to manipulate the setting into anything they want.

Posted by Jomdom at February 4, 2006 02:30 AM

When I said "I could very easily...", I meant, "I could very easily see..."

Posted by Jomdom at February 4, 2006 02:31 AM

Wow, very exciting. Thanks Gaming Steve!

Now about the information...Personally, I doubt very very much that "Christian influences" were an impact on the gameplay taking place in heaven...according to scripture, that is totally impossible, for heaven is completely incorruptable by darkness and pure. Now, what I'm hoping for is a fantastic "snowstorm" plot ala Starcraft, where Heaven has been corrupted and became not what it once was, allowing for Evil to attack and gain a foothold in heaven.

Speculation aside, I truly can't wait, Diablo 2 was and is a fantastic game, with a terrific feel and a brilliant story. I only have one, humble, humble request...I want a good ending, preferably one where I a) become a demigod, or b) Rule the earth. Thankyou.

Posted by Sander Scamper at February 4, 2006 02:49 AM

Now I get to laugh at all my friends who doubted me.

"Your series is over Hunter, it's Warcraft from now on." they would say.

Then I would go home and I would cry. Oh god how I would cry.

Posted by Darkel at February 4, 2006 02:59 AM

Diablo 3 a mmo? Are they going to say the Diablo universe is connected to the Warcraft universe and a new battle begins?

Posted by Ellessedil at February 4, 2006 03:18 AM

The description sounds a bit too similar to WOW. Won't they be letting their own games compete against one another if they release D3 like this?

Posted by clee at February 4, 2006 04:07 AM

A development house will hire an Art Director as one of it's first steps even before pre-production has started. With a game generally taking 2-3 years to make, this would put the release date around Xmas 2007 (if work has started already on it).

Unfortunately though, I know one person who just took a job there as Concept Artist on Diablo 3. This would mean they haven't even gone into pre-production yet, meaning the released date might even be 2008 :-(

Posted by IndustryInsider at February 4, 2006 04:28 AM

There are still tons of people that play diablo2 online now
Many people think its the best game ever
There is only one bad thing about D2 Lod online, the items have been buffed so many times that now it would be harder if you had an I win button.

I hope not too many things from wow will seep into diablo3 coz that would be teh suck
Theres one thing i didnt understand well, will you be able to fight with a faction of youre choice or do you just get to be with one faction?

Posted by Marc van Erp at February 4, 2006 05:36 AM

YAY! I want D3! :D

Posted by P4p3Rc1iP at February 4, 2006 06:20 AM

This is a fake post. After the WoW issues, they can take Diablo 3 and throw it in the bin for all I care.

Posted by afsijpasjfi at February 4, 2006 06:37 AM

Why would a company hire "leads" for a game that is almost complete? that just doesn't make any sense.

Posted by Metlhead05 at February 4, 2006 09:11 AM

Heres why WOW and D3 would not compete if they were both MMOs: They have entirely different feels. WoW is more of a social interaction, "do whatever you want", type of game. There is really no plot. There is no object. You could say the object is to beat the opposing faction, but you would never be able to. However, Diablo has always had an epic feeling. The whole "save the world" type of thing. There is always a pretty straight forward idea of what is going on. There is always a way to beat the bad guy and save all creation. Now you are saying: "How do you put an object in an MMO? Wouldn't it ruin the game for everyone else if you beat the game and it was over?" This is how: Have everyone who beats the bad guy (whoever it ends up being) "graduate" to a different "epilouge" world. Similar to what Sander Scamper said maybe. In this after story world, emphasis would be on things like leveling, items, money making, social interaction, etc. Which would only be accessible by those who have beaten the game. (Cow level anyone?)

Posted by No One at February 4, 2006 09:53 AM

I want to see a company announce a game the day it's gone gold. None of this stupid "when's it coming out" crud. Just BAM! Here's DIII. A company like Blizzard could do that.

Posted by kb at February 4, 2006 11:06 AM

You guys are taking this info too far. He never said it would be an MMO. If you stop to think about it they could simply be making a game similar to what Oblivion is going to be, but with a twist of being pure hack an slash. Blizzard could simply want an extremely expansive map for D3 to drastically enhance the experience.

The reason Blizzard would have to hire new team leads is really really simple, the original people behind Blizzard North quit. In fact, 1 or 2 new companies were created out of the people who quit instead of relocated. Blizz hiring a new concept artist means absolutely nothing. It would simply mean they needed more of them since they want a lot more content to be put into the game. Who do you think comes up with all the artwork for future content? Obviously a concept artist is needed when they release more content for a game.

Posted by Akkuma at February 4, 2006 11:26 AM

I never said it was an MMO. I also talked to my friends at Blizzard last night and got a few more details, but I think I will save those for the next podcast...

Posted by Gaming Steve at February 4, 2006 11:53 AM

I believe it could be incredibly awesome if done correctly and with as much time as is being spent on it...well it should at least be enjoyable for a year or so!...a battle between good and evil doesn't necessarily mean "christians" took over *cough cough*...as long as evil prevails =)

Posted by virgosmerlot at February 4, 2006 06:05 PM

if for some reson diablo is back it would be sweet to see him in 3d
and all the new godly wepons too

Posted by sean aka Ross_Co at February 4, 2006 06:39 PM

THERE IS NO COW LEVEL
i didnt know that is was a msg for diablo 1 that there was no cow level in the game so they made a cheat out of it for star craft but like any one new what it ment
so to stop ppl asking about it bizzard made one in diablo 2 :)

Posted by sean aka Ross_Co at February 4, 2006 07:14 PM

Heaven's gonna be awesome. I mean, remember Tyrael or whoever from Diablo II? He was kickass with those wings.

Posted by RealmRPGer at February 4, 2006 08:44 PM

Diablo 3, as it was in development by Blizzard North was NOT being done in true 3D, but instead in 2.5D.

Posted by no one at February 4, 2006 09:10 PM

The Burning Crusade's trademark was visable for a few months before it was announced at BlizzCon, and a brand new Diablo trademark (in additon to two other Diablo trademark and a LOD trademark) is now visable. Do not be suprised if development is announced by Snowstorm.

Posted by cyks at February 4, 2006 09:47 PM

"I believe it could be incredibly awesome if done correctly..."

wow really? ya think?

Posted by jdubbs at February 4, 2006 10:35 PM

"I believe it could be incredibly awesome if done correctly..."

wow really? ya think?

Posted by jdubbs at February 4, 2006 10:36 PM

As a long time player of Diablo game's. I personally hope this information is fraudelant. Blizzard has lost it's touch, WoW was a huge let down to all die hard blizzard fans, It is full of silly bnet kids and poor gameplay, I am not a byest gamer, I suffered a 12 month addiction to WoW and have taken part in Mc and Bwl dozens and dozens of times and have experienced all the game has to offer as far as PvP and PvM has to offer and have been majorly dissapointed.

Diablo II lod has been a on and off addiction of mine for the last half a dozen years, and In my opinion is one of the greatest games of all time, from a average gamers point of view it may be outdated and boring, but to those die hard fans out there, it has kept us addicted for years and years, the sheer perfection of the game is unbeleivable, PvP is awsome especially when taking part in group PvP, PvM was one of the biggest causes of my addiction, the hack and slash style PvM the game has would be lost in a mmo because it simple isint possible to recreate in a mmo universe. The original DII story line was amazing, and the first time I watched those movies I fell in love, the twist to the movies just added to the story line.

If blizzard is to adapt anything from WoW then god help them. I hope the diablo universe can rest in power, never to be dug up from the grave again. As there is absolutely no way blizzard could outdo it. Any addition to the diablo II universe would be a letdown. Yours sincerely Taboo

Posted by taboo at February 5, 2006 01:56 AM

OMFG w00t :D it might come out before i die :p

Posted by Soloman at February 5, 2006 01:56 AM

Diablo 3 = The Pwnage.

Posted by fiasfaoghshflkaj at February 5, 2006 03:20 AM

I sure hope it won't be like WoW just pushing buttons to attack. HACK, SLASH AND DODGE is just something i can't live without!

And i sure hope they're not gonna charge you to play per month.
If they do, PLEASE let it be teleports so you doesn't have to waste lot's of playtime running to all the places.

Posted by Mushroomhead at February 5, 2006 03:44 AM

It will take blizzard another 7 years to release this title.
Then it comes to deadlines those guys are worse than MS.

Posted by Cyber at February 5, 2006 04:57 AM

Old and large gaming corps end up being overun
by marketing zombies and coke heads that wants to play executives.

Odds of such scum ever comming up with a creative thought in a life time is zero.

Always look for new companies with new and fresh stuff. A good chance for solid original quality there.

Posted by Rutefly at February 5, 2006 08:14 AM

It would be a good dream.

D2 is awesome enough for me right now. :)

Posted by Masterkilla at February 5, 2006 08:29 AM

I have been waiting for D3 since ever! , I hope this is for real, I am Going to buy for sure!

Posted by Nick at February 5, 2006 10:03 AM

Well - it sounds great and all - and i'm very in for D3 - i Loved the first and the second - big time favs - but if they make something like World Of Warcraft - they are going to throw away Diablo......WoW just s@x - bad - worse - it looks childish and its l@m3 - what more should i say - i'm really in for seeing it - by the way when its the next E3?!?!?!?!

Posted by DaZ at February 5, 2006 12:25 PM

"Third, err, well, there is no third"

Funny thing to say... ;-)

Posted by Jason at February 5, 2006 12:51 PM

No Angel,nor Deamon will be unscathed!

Posted by Dekloren at February 5, 2006 12:54 PM

im going to have to say that i can wait for diablo 3 because diablo 2 aleady has so much to offer and there is "usually" new things to do such as building new characters with different builds, killing bosses for hours trying to get that one item that is so good and is to expensive to trade for because people want it so bad!!!....ehh

Posted by I Can Wait at February 5, 2006 01:13 PM

Well its about time they come out with a new one diablo 2 is getting really old and boring.I just hope "sandstorm" doesn't make us pay like they did with WoW.I say keep it on a free server.I also hope they get all new characters and do away with the ones in D2.
They also need to make different monsters for each normal.nightmare.hell.So it keeps the game refreshed.

Posted by Dustin at February 5, 2006 01:45 PM

I hope diablo 3 won't be in the 3D format of WoW. I have been a hardcore fan of D1 and D2 and I have loved the birds eye view concept of the game.

As for spending so much effort into recreating the game.....i cant help but think that blizzard is going to milk every penny off us to play the game online like WoW

Posted by Blue-monk at February 5, 2006 01:48 PM

Sigh... The Diablo franchise is... frankly, its boring. Hack, slash, hack, slash, chop, stomp, pwn, j00, crack, swing... Just a bunch of demon-bashing.

Posted by Lashmush at February 5, 2006 01:54 PM

I hear alot about these games competing against each other. This seems like a better marketing ploy to me if it were true. I mean, if a different company other than Blizzard made the next WOW and Blizzard themselves made DIII then they wouldn't make as much money. Even if there are two game that are competing, both of the profits go to the same company, so Blizzard wins either way.

Posted by Zach at February 5, 2006 02:51 PM

i dont think that you have to pay to play d3 like WoW cuz they get so much money any way and when d3 comes out they will have to make 3 times then they usely make cuz THEY WILL SELL OUT real quick but i hope you dont have to pay to play then it will suck

Posted by sean aka Ross_Co at February 5, 2006 03:21 PM

"As a long time player of Diablo game's. I personally hope this information is fraudelant. Blizzard has lost it's touch, WoW was a huge let down to all die hard blizzard fans,"

True, but a lot of long time Diablo players would disagree with you.

"It is full of silly bnet kids and poor gameplay"
They're not all silly, and the gameplay isn't too bad. And that's coming from someone who hates MMOs.

"I am not a byest gamer, I suffered a 12 month addiction to WoW and have taken part in Mc and Bwl dozens and dozens of times and have experienced all the game has to offer as far as PvP and PvM has to offer and have been majorly dissapointed."

For the record, do you have any REAL MMO experience? Up to this point, you've only mentioned D2, which isn't an MMO. Have you stacked this up to any other games? Also, Blizzard's always learned from their mistakes. What's stopping them from making Diablo 3 as an MMO not good?

"Diablo II lod has been a on and off addiction of mine for the last half a dozen years, and In my opinion is one of the greatest games of all time, from a average gamers point of view it may be outdated and boring, but to those die hard fans out there, it has kept us addicted for years and years, the sheer perfection of the game is unbeleivable,"

I've been playing it long, and the only reason I continue to, is because my friends continue to. Otherwise, it's a shallow game, at best. The game itself is good, but then Act 2 retrieval and Act 2 retrieval of items becomes inane, and tedious. The graphics and gameplay itself stay good, because it is simple. It's a neat engine.

"PvP is awsome especially when taking part in group PvP"
VERY true. Dueling is good. This carries over in MMOs, and would be excellent in D3.

"PvM was one of the biggest causes of my addiction, the hack and slash style PvM the game has would be lost in a mmo because it simple isint possible to recreate in a mmo universe."

See, here's where you're wrong. They could use the D2 engine, spruce it up, and hand out an amazing PvM system, that has an innovative way of going about things. Hack and slash games are hard to screw up.

"The original DII story line was amazing, and the first time I watched those movies I fell in love, the twist to the movies just added to the story line."

If you say this, then the battle of Heaven and Hell should appeal to you like no other. You're left after killing Baal in a shaking world. If you are truly hardcore, you wouldn't be turned off by this. You would know what to expect. The majority of Warcraft fans love WoW, because it continues the story in a proper way.

"If blizzard is to adapt anything from WoW then god help them. I hope the diablo universe can rest in power, never to be dug up from the grave again. As there is absolutely no way blizzard could outdo it. Any addition to the diablo II universe would be a letdown"

I have to requote something: "As there is absolutely no way blizzard could outdo it"

We have for you a D2 fanboy.

Posted by Joe Caron at February 5, 2006 03:36 PM

hope i see it complete before i die cause if i see it taking a comercial route (like "CAUGH CAUGH") im gona die .D1&2 are flawless and if they ar gone ruin it ,you will all se the downfall of "SnowStorm".AND HEAVEN please this game was intended 2 have a gothik/medieval caind of macabr feeling I say try 2 go back 2 d1 hellfire 2 get that feeling back .

Posted by EMPEROR OF FILTH at February 5, 2006 03:47 PM

i love d2, i have bought the game 3 times because i keep losing it and i have been playing it on and off since it came out

the thing that makes WoW seem sucky to us D2 fanboys is that its all 1v2 or 1v3 nmes at once for 99% oft he gameplay, unlike D2 where it is 1v993939393939 guys at once. this is a major part of the appeal of D2.

if blizzard keeps this and just upgrades all the skills/graphics/storyline then it would be an amazing game, very different from WoW, even with a 3d view

as for the story, the worldstone was destroyed, leading to a destruction of the boundaries between heaven,hell,and earth. maybe you will fight D's ghost or something.

Posted by Tony Furano at February 5, 2006 04:04 PM

I hope the game play and layout is exactly the same as 1 and 2
None of the 3d garbage, like most rpg/adventure games these days,
and most of all lets hope its free to play online,
As good as a game is i simply refuse to buy the product, then pay to play it, this is the reason i have not converted to WOW.

Posted by -el_Diablo- at February 5, 2006 05:20 PM

I have gathered the most powerfull items in d2, scraped together 9 pnbs, rushed men through hell... in hell. Shattered Diablo and brought down fake gods. I recently quit so because I have played it for to many years, and I can't wait for my next sweet, sweet addiction. Oh please finish fast!

Posted by Gizmo Mogwai at February 5, 2006 05:33 PM

"It sounds to me like some christians got in on the committee at Blizzard."

Except you forgot to read the part where there will most likely be factions for Good and Evil. As in, you're killing angels, rather than demons.

Posted by Arsonide at February 5, 2006 07:39 PM

I've heard no promises of the item randomization which made D2 so uniquely good in this d3 description. Who wants a limited character anyway? Check out Flagship Studios' Hellgate: London if you want to get hyped. It's made by the guys who made the diablos. No skill limits.

Posted by ritchey at February 5, 2006 08:38 PM

diablo must not be pay2play, or blizzard will end in the hand of rich kids, i hope they make the game with the ambience of diablo1, and with the item/skill variaty of diablo2.

i dont usually buy games except from battlefield series and diablo, if d3 is pay2play then i wont buy it.

Posted by BIFF at February 5, 2006 08:42 PM

i would like to see guilds in D3 fight against guilds in WOW. i'm not saying it'll be good or bad. .i just want to see the outcome. .wouldn't you?

Posted by shawnbrady at February 5, 2006 09:39 PM

I think that all they should have done is made a new storyline, graphics and some minor changes to diablo 2 and LOD for diablo 3 because diablo 2 was a very well based game but there were very time consuming and irritating things in it such as running around finding the place u have to go. you should just be able to find a map to the place or something. Just base it off diablo 2 and LOD is all i want and for it to come out freaking soon. 6 years has been long enough.

Posted by fartneven at February 5, 2006 10:27 PM

BOO YAH! Better warm up the clicking finger and re-install LoD to get psyched for it :P
Knowing Snowstorm it will be awesome =) but a long time coming =( , anyways awesome or not it can't be any worse then nothing at all :P
Hurry Snowstorm PLZ HURRY!! LOLz :P

Posted by Sebo at February 5, 2006 11:41 PM

I was banned from D2 in August b/c of stupid maphack, I would love a D3 to come out and continue my D2 experience. To me Diablo is one of the games that I've ever really got hooked on. GO MAKE US D3!!

Posted by GordY at February 6, 2006 12:51 AM

No D3 just D2 Expansion#2. new characters, acts, runewords Man i would love that.Forgot ITEMS!
More godly items!

Posted by DiabloII Fan at February 6, 2006 01:27 AM

Yeah, I read somewhere that this would be like a "World of Diablo" kind of thing. Looking forward to it and I hope this info is correct ^^

Posted by khoais at February 6, 2006 02:28 AM

Hey Blizzard! You remember this little thing called "Starcraft?" You know ... the BEST THING Y'ALL EVER DID??? As if the game world doesn't have enough magic and fantasy....

But I have to admit that every previous Diablo title has been awesome, so let me just reiterate what BIFF said:

"diablo must not be pay2play, or blizzard will end in the hand of rich kids, i hope they make the game with the ambience of diablo1, and with the item/skill variaty of diablo2.

"... if d3 is pay2play then i wont buy it."

If the game manages to have both the ambiance of Classic Diablo AND the addictive gameplay of D2: LoD, then it may rival Starcraft in its sheer awesomeness.

But of course I won't touch it if I have to pay for a subscription.

Posted by theButterfly at February 6, 2006 03:07 AM

Ive always liked the Diablo Games. My only let down was in D2 When they took leaching life and mana away in PVP....That made zons pwn terribly and now that it has been changed....Zons blow unless your completely rich....and still you get owned sometimes by smiters ^^

Posted by 2Legit2Quit)aS( at February 6, 2006 06:00 AM

World of Diablo = None of Arsonide's money for Snowstorm. Diablo is a cooperative multiplayer RPG, not a massively multiplayer RPG.

Posted by Arsonide at February 6, 2006 08:26 AM

Okay - here's my take on the news here.

If the information is true, I am looking forward to it just because the first two Diablo games were a blast. It is the only game I know of that doesn't really require you to team up all too much (And if you do, it's only with a few other people) Unlike WoW, you don't need 40 people to get together and go raid a place for 7 hours and get aboslutely nothing, unless you are one of the lucky ones (Or you go to this place every week, making it seem like a job)

Diablo games were never a job to me, however, more like something I could sit back and mess around on. The MF runs were tedious, but, the "MF" deal is unique and challenging.

Also, I liked the idea of "Hardcore" setting. It really seperates the good from the bad players and I enjoyed it immensely. I hope, if this info is true, there is a setting as like that in this new game to come.

I also liked the "Selling SOJ's bit" and everyone on that particular 'server' gets a Diablo Spawn and a unique item off him (if you can find him), that, was a very, very good idea and brought a lot of fun for me for a while.

Now, I must say, I made quite a bit of cash on Diablo II; yes, I was one of the ones whom sold their accounts (to be a little more clearer, I was Daca, the #1 dueler on the USEast Hardcore Realm ) I'm looking forward to getting addicted, then selling those items/characters to rich kids.

Posted by Rrruff at February 6, 2006 10:30 AM

Dude thats sound sick but is it goin to be as complicated as WOW cuz i dont liike the lvl of that. But dud i am stoked obout D3i cant wait to get it!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by squrill at February 6, 2006 11:02 AM

Diablo 3 is a must.Diablo 2 was awesome.I am sure Diablo 3 will be outstanding.Blizzard go make this game,because you will make a fortune and the players will be verry glad to play it.D'ont forget to make a barbarian character .

Posted by skull nails at February 6, 2006 12:27 PM

OMFG WTF WTF ROFL

Posted by lolmao at February 6, 2006 12:34 PM

i think this game has more potential than anything else. i've known someone working on this game for the past four years with blizzard. he's stayed with the project and has yet to tell me any of these juicy details, but has always reassured me of the continuing development. i'm just really excited to see the glory that diablo 1 and 2 was meant to give. while the gameplay could and should remain almost entirely unchanged, the prospect of 3D environments on a massive scale, even if it is MMO, gives the developers so much more room to illustrate the glory and epic scope of heaven and hell far better than the 2.5D birds-eye view of the first two. i couldn't imagine that any changes could ever alter the game concept or franchise for the worst.

Posted by lackluster at February 6, 2006 01:20 PM

Well, if it's not pay-to-play, it is guaranteed to get hacked to death...

so while if it is pay-to-play it will become a rich kids' game, if it isn't it will become an ebayer's game (basically the same thing... everyone can play but you have to put up with the rich kids being able to own the crap out of everyone).

Posted by John_Connor at February 6, 2006 01:37 PM

more bugs more dupes this will be fun :D

Posted by samm at February 6, 2006 02:46 PM

Wow ! I hope this is not just a rumor

Posted by www.necromanc.blogspot.com at February 6, 2006 03:01 PM

Wouaouh! The return of the best game I've ever played!Wait is soon finished....
Thanks for these informations

Posted by Rémi at February 6, 2006 03:01 PM

D3 in 3d and looking like an MMO? That sounds sweet and all, but with the next installment it sounds like there will be an online fee for sure. B. Net was so nice in that you didn't have to deal with that crap. Maybe in the new generation of online games, fees are to be expected though...

Posted by Mod5 at February 6, 2006 03:25 PM

I hope to see D3 release as an MMO... I missed the boat on WOW. When it comes to epic games like that I feel like I need to experiance them from the get go. I don't like coming into a world 1 year after kids everywhere have turned it into a science.

I'd like to see D3 as a MMO that takes into consideration all of WOW's critics and makes something with game ending PVP

Posted by Willy at February 6, 2006 03:27 PM

steve this is some GREAT NEWS! But.....i heard it 2 months ago and since then i've been trying to find a picture or a screenshot of diablo3
and didnt found even a pixel, so plz can you tell me a URL where i can find one ( or more ) d3 pics or if you have some send it to me PLZ!!!!!! I MUST SEE THIS FABOLOUS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


ps goodwork!

Posted by Darian at February 6, 2006 04:56 PM

They will be making a terrible mistake if they take it from 2D to 3D and make it like WoW. WoW sucks, it costs you money every month beyond the game, the better hardware and ur isp. It also is too hmmmm a word GAY as the best Blizzard games have always been Diablo, D2, D2LOD, WC3, WCTFT, etc. If they have any sense in their company, oh nevermind "WoW" was made, they would make Diablo 3 in 2D like its two predecessors and create another story line and keep it as D2LOD is, no extra beyond the game price, isp and the need for better hardware.

Posted by Darren at February 6, 2006 05:05 PM

Diablo 2 was the best game ever made period. At its release, no game came close to this one for quite some time.

Glad to hear some news/rumors but I still think its gonna be years ahead. Blizzard has always been slow and of course what they say and what happens is 2 totally different things.

I don't play DII online, but I play on the SPF (single Player Forums). I don't care about online because my internet isn't great and online isn't fun and hasn't been fun for years.

3D would be cool, pretty amazing diff. from 2D and that would be cool, they need to make DIII like the Diablo series and stop going to warcraft/wow and change the game like those.

Don't expect DIII anytime in the next 2 years, but some rumors/news/information, etc. I would still rather have a DIII than a SC2 anyway, but SC2 could be an EXTREME upgrade from the first one from so so so long ago.

Posted by Dave at February 6, 2006 05:36 PM

Why do so many people criticize WoW so harshly... have you ever played the game????? i doubt it because all you do is cry about the cost .... p.s. not a rich kid... work 2 jobs and i still play WoW... Would love to see the diablo universe in 3d like WoW.. paying every month is not so bad as long as the game is fun for you. And it keeps hacks and crap out.. Online games are alot better when noone has an unfair advantage. WoW> D2 In my opinion, but a D3 like WoW would definately pwn WoW.

Posted by Scott at February 6, 2006 06:19 PM

Well i hope that they make DIII "darker", that i would feel my flesh creep before going past every corner, like it was in D1. There should be no chance to go back 4 one's body, it is just too easy.
I just can't w8, Diablo was and it will ever be the best game ever made!!
I hope they will not f@ck up the game like they did with WoW, paying a monthly fee is the worst thing that would happen.

Posted by Rayden at February 6, 2006 06:52 PM

Sunteti niste prosti.Diablo rullz you.

Posted by haha at February 6, 2006 06:56 PM

Blizzard should read these comments just to see how ppl feel about the paying system, everyone in here agrees that it should not be pay2play.

one of the best things about diablo was that u paid the game once and nothing more.

that gives the game a huge variaty of ppl and loads of money from sales that can sustain the game patches for years, just like in d1 and d2.

Posted by BIFF at February 6, 2006 08:14 PM

Whats with this assumption of D3 being a mmorpg? I can quote:

"In addition, the multiplayer aspect will be greatly enhanced from the past installments" - Gaming Steve

In addition, aspect. key words to make me not think it would be a MMORPG. They both seem to reflect the idea that the mplayer will just be different from D1 D2, not that it will ONLY be online.

And if it is, why would it compete with WoW? You guys have all said this game has a few years ahead of it...by then blizzard would be smart to put out a new MMORPG. WoW would be getting stale by then. Believe it or not MMORPGS do have a lifespan, and yes they may go on for years but after the first 4-5 it really starts to go downhill.

But it doesnt really matter yet because there is no evidence to even SUGGEST D3 will be a MMORPG, though i suppose people are bound to jump to conclusions on such an anticipated game with no developer news. Companies take ideas from other games all the time, it does NOT mean they will make it the same game!

However would be logical for their company, although I wouldnt like to see it myself. WoW was fun but i couldnt push myself to get past lvl 45 because i just didnt care if I could pvp with a bunch of lvl 60 kids.

Well sorry for the long post and sorry if i am repeating someone, just throwing my 2 cents. Ill be content to wait for blizzard to release hard facts while im playing Oblivion...mmmm Oblivion.

Posted by Devilin at February 6, 2006 10:26 PM

I really want to know how they managed to let diablo be in this game. At the end of Diablo II he is kind of "dead" ^^

Posted by Seth at February 7, 2006 03:17 AM

About that you know that baal is not dead . His soulstone was never destroyed , and i think that someone will resurect baal , probably Tal Rasha . And after that Diablo will be resurected again in flesh . Anyway the true evil never dies . Bla bla bla here we go again . Kill kill kill time to die ,all that s@it again and again .Good s@it!!!!!!!!!

Posted by haha at February 7, 2006 03:57 AM

Or Diablo III plays in the past, when the 3 evils came to the earth the first time and the big fight between the humans (with help from heaven) against them.

Posted by Seth at February 7, 2006 05:57 AM

First... D3, awesome!

Attn: Solidcube and JomDom!

Solidcube said:
"It sounds to me like some christians got in on the committee at Blizzard."

They were always on the committee

How is the entire game not Christian? The whole game's story borrow from Judeo/Christian mythologies or scripture.

Baal, Beelzebub, fallen angels strewn about ... these are all inherently Christian concepts. In fact in this game you're serving God by fighting Demonds from hell.

How is this not Christian?

Posted by Wayde at February 7, 2006 09:11 AM

instead of making diablo 3, i think it would rock if they came out with a new expansion every 6 months :p each would add a new act >_< maybe im being retarded but if D3 comes out im going to miss my chars :( anyone feel the same way?

Posted by Helion-Prime at February 7, 2006 10:56 AM

"instead of making diablo 3, i think it would rock if they came out with a new expansion every 6 months :p each would add a new act >_"

-I agree totally.

Posted by XSlayerXpac at February 7, 2006 12:36 PM

I like diablo because its free and fun :-) i went WoW for a few months and had a great time but couldnt keep up with the fees so i went back to d2.Diablo3 sounds great and im ready blizzard so lets go.

Posted by RushD at February 7, 2006 01:57 PM

I'll admit that I loved the first 2 Diablos, but after the "oh wait, you guys built our company with your fanbase, but we'll just ignore the fact that your game hasn't been patched in a year (1.09 to 1.10) and work on Starcraft instead" fiasco, I swore I'd never buy another Blizzard product. As much as I hate to do it, I may have to break my ban on Blizzard and get this game (although I WILL wait a month or 2 so I get the lowered price-point =P). So much for my EverCrackII addiction....

Posted by Baron Funke at February 7, 2006 02:15 PM

"instead of making diablo 3, i think it would rock if they came out with a new expansion every 6 months :p each would add a new act >_"

Like Guildwars.. sounds good to me

Posted by Myle at February 7, 2006 02:43 PM

What ever the info is true or not, the fact that a lot of us are responding to this message means Snowstorm is on the right path if they do work on D3... So many comments proves that we are all waiting for this game, positive or negative...

Posted by barbiduc at February 7, 2006 03:31 PM

"Snowstorm" should make "Beelzebub 3" ( i like this "names" :D) and then let they came out with a new expansion every 6 months or let they add new acts, items or whatever in patches (like WoW).

btw. It would be nice to choose side (diffirent characters in each side would be great) - imagine help Diablo or other Evil Guy in assault against heaven ]:->.

Posted by cdn at February 7, 2006 04:01 PM

I'm french and i'm totally mad of this game, my friends tooo yeaaah i hope i'll fight you on b3 soon yep yep!

Posted by adrien at February 7, 2006 05:27 PM

I'l believe it when the game is in my computer,and died once.

Posted by m. fieweger at February 7, 2006 05:41 PM

OK, i keep trying to find out whats up. i went on blizz.com and i saw they kept quoting about diablo1 and diablo 2, they need new art directers and new 3d directors ive read alot of forums some of the rumors are true but i cant say for sure. they wouldnt quote diablo 1 & 2 for no reason they need someone taht knows the game's graphics etc.

1st i read a website that says its coming in 2006 FOR SURE...... but i also heard it will be around september ..... VERY SAD
i heard if u call the blizz company or as you call it {snow storm} they will talk about it. never did it never felt like it.
but my friend did. {Probably lying}

just look closly to blizzards website the news

Posted by CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE at February 7, 2006 06:03 PM

O and also boo hoo i LOVED diablo 2 and lod too/ but i got bored to death and also when i got hacked 5 times with my perfect gear i lost hope and stopped playing for year/ i looked for other online games

I AM ONLINE GAME FREAK.... althought i wouldnt pay monthly but i figured all the new games in 2006 they will make u pay online and there is bright side...... IF U PAY THE YPAY ATTENSION TO U IF U GOT PROBLEM THEY HELP TEHY HAVE ATLEAST 1 GUY SURVEYLING each game that is created.

WELL LISTEN I HAVE WAR CRAFT 3.... ITS GREAT GAME
but DO U KNOW HOW MANY GLITCHES ARE IN IT

NYONE WITH ROUTER CANT CREATE GAME

KICKS MANY PEOLE FROM SERVER AUTOMATICALLY

ETC

what im trying to say is THEY ARE WORKING ON IT .... THEY WILL PROBABLY CHARGE US 97.9% u can bet on that
AND HALF THE FORUMS U READ OUR LIES, the guy that made the first comment / novel makes sence just WE NEED PROOF i found a forum that speaks truth about this I CANT FIND IT, SORRY. but i know something truth

as u know diablo 2 was released liek at 2000-2001 and lod was at 2003 ever since diablo was released they started diablo 3
they finished pretty much whole game in 2004. took em 4 years to make it. straight forward {IT SUCKED/ playing tetris was better. the storyline was flawed, the game's graphic where horrible {exagerating} about d1 graphics, remember it was still like 2001/ how many games have u seen with good graphics in 2001
they started mmorpg's in 2000
i think, diablo was their first project
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NOT SURE OF THIS PART
= = = = = = = = = = = =
{Well back to story they fixed story line and everything. and graphics etc still glitches. and new kinds of methods to making games came out they added.

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ok all that crap probably. this is my first post ever basically/ just i had to say what i know


as u probably heard blizz is in no possible way rushing. tehy are trying to make game perfect etc
as i said i found this forum i cant find nymore, it talked about how blizz pays no attension to diablo fans. and their mission is to get money once we buy, mission accomplished. there are few people working on the updates in d2 and lod probably like 5 people.


WELL TO FINISH..................... D3 WILL BE COMING OUT AROUND SEPTEMBER or as GUY ALLLLLLLL THE WAY UP THERE....
said "after starcraft: ghost comes out

IT WILL BE GAME OF CENTURY blah blah blah IT WEIL LBE MIXED SH*t from all other games blizz made etc etc etc Ba bye


MAKE POSTS NOW TO TELL ME stuff ill be look ing at post for 2 days and im leaving


Posted by CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE at February 7, 2006 06:35 PM

OK guys.... first of all.... calm down. Not to be down on anyone, but this is all just speculation. HOW many times in the past couple of years have you heard this rumor? I want to see a new Diablo chapter as much as anyone, but it has been 6 YEARS since D2 wsa released. It is my fav game, always will be.... but if you are expecting D3 anytime soon.... well, don't hold your breath or you will become a cobalt shade of blue. Second of all.... if they were really interested in Diablo, they would have released an expansion by now. I think LOD was an excellent add-on, so why couldn't they have released another expansion by now? I believe that would be the better way to go. Let's face it... people loved D2 for its architecture and gameplay. If you make D3 a "3d" kind of thing, I think it will lose its uniqueness. But add a new "Act" of some sort, and you would least keep the D2 fanbase alive. I don't even know if it would be possible, but it would be nice. It seems to me that Bliz..oops... "Snowstorm" -.- would be wise to listen to fans this time around instead of wasting valuable time, money and programming on another SC:Ghost-type of thing. Anyways... keep up hope.

Posted by LocalDirtball at February 7, 2006 07:26 PM

well the 2.5d birds eye view i think is the best but thats my opinion and i think that if they kept the original chars added 3 more and added a skill tree to the originals and 4 skill trees to the newer chars it would be a more complex almost stratedy game which would also attract mature game players.... Blizz already has an ubelievable game they just need to add to it and call it a different name... also if they were to make dIII then they would have to incorporate Diablo himself assaulting the heavens because it wouldn't be called diablo without diablo..... and if hte incorporated azmodan (forgot spellin) and beliel they it would be cooler.... they game wouldn't take long if they just added depth if they used D2's engine....if blizz does the right thing and makes 1-2 million copies after 1 month into release they will be makin so much money and even 1-2 million copies (worldwide) wouldn't be able to satisfy the demand for the game.. come on it's sold millions of copies dIII would imo blow away all expectations money wise and maybe become the highest revenue generating game of all time now that sound a big far fetched but it definately has the fan base

Posted by NewMessiah at February 7, 2006 09:42 PM

Look at this from Snowstorm financial perspective. They have about 5.5 mil customers who pay to play WoW every month and presuming every customer has purchased a six-month billing plan (€10.99 / month - Europe) , wich is the lowest price to play then Snowstorm makes €60 445 000 every month.
The first question you should ask yourselves is " Why on earth would Snowstorm make Beelzebub 3 something else other then an MMORPG?? " becuse even if they sold 5 million copies (A LOT) at a price a high as .. let's say €75 (again A LOT) they would "only" make €370 000 000 wich equals about six and a half months of WoW payment.
Now Snowstorm's payday will soon be over (soon = 3-4 years --> look what happened to AO and the other MMOs) and they need to have something ready by then , or sooner and I doubt is will be StarcraftOnline or WoW 2.
Now the next rethorical question " What will you think would happen if they launched Beelzebub 3 as a normal RPG without a monthly fee?? " . I'll tell you what for those 6 and a half months Snowstorm will loose a great deal of WoW paying customers (i'd say about 3 quarters) and 6.5 months is the lowest period of time I could think of. A quarter of them might be even leaving WoW for good.
Another thing .. I think Snowstorm is smart enough to make Beelzebub 3 as much different from WoW as they can so they can cover all bases and DOMINATE the MMO market (maybe many of you think they already do). There will be some similarties but I parsonally think Beelzebub 3 will be PvP based ( -> guilds fighting eachother) , but I hope I'm wrong since I love PvE.
As for all the hirings .. I can say this .. maybe Snowstorm decided that now is the time to expand , and if that's true we may expect some brand new titles and perhaps the sequels of their beloved games.
Sorry for my English , not my first language since I'm from Romania.

Posted by c@lin at February 8, 2006 12:33 AM

This game is going to sell like a million copies!!

Posted by law office of barry zuckercorn at February 8, 2006 12:39 AM

I hope diablo III comes. If they want to do it a MMO, then they could make 2 different games; one where you are "a hero whose destiny is to save the world", and other where you are "a warrior who lives in the world where this takes part". Of course, the same classes and stuff. For example: a Barbarian is not the only one left. There are many. So there would be a Barbarian Tribe, an Amazon Guild, a Druid's Forest, an Assassin's Hideout, a Sorcerer's Something (ran out of creativity :P) etc etc. Or more then 1 for each. And then it would be possible to make a "WoD" (World of Diablo :P).

I'd prefer the first one, but it would be probably cool to play both

Posted by Apersonwholovesd2andreallywantsd3andhasareallylongnamexD at February 8, 2006 01:36 AM

Diablo 3 will come out i know it for a fact guys. All the game makers know poeple are going to want something (New). D3 is going to blow WoW out of the water Dont get me wrong i love WoW i still pay it but im gettin tired of it already:( i mean i know there are Still TONS of hard core die hard fans from D1 and D2...(Diablo 3 Heaven VS Hell) (online) People would go NUTS!! i know i would

Diablo 3 Would be soooooo much fun (im a huge fan from 1 and 2 i dont Know...... I just think people will like it becuzz it will be more scary, dark wery and wierd poeple like that stuff

Posted by The Kid at February 8, 2006 02:43 AM

Diii ....

Posted by diablo addiction at February 8, 2006 03:32 AM

diablo 2, is one of the top games that will ever be made by humankind, i am a fan of all genres of game and it ranks in with the bigboys of gaming history, streets of rage/mario allstars/ goldenaxe /sensible soccer / doom/ final fantasy to halo/ halflife, the list goes on. i have been playing d1 since its release and d2 since 2001 jan first, also its release date.

however i am sure that, as everyone knows, "snowstorm" have the tendancy to be a bunch of lazy fags :P they probably think that the hit the target spot on with WoW and now will commence in a 5 yr game of tiddlywinks in which they will accomplish nothing...

saying this i am still confident that one day, one beutiful day, the "possible greatest game of all time" will return. and when it does it will be in the form of pure glory, with the addictive properties of crack cocain/ heroin . i cant imagine the amount of lives it will destroy, taking hours, weeks, months, years out of ppls lives which, ultimately, is what hardcore diablo fanatics want.

as for anyone posting that d1/d2 was a bad game, then i think its time you stopped being a "Náp" and go boil an egg. Diablo1/2 according to all gaming conventions is to put it mildly "absolute genius"

Posted by diablo addiction at February 8, 2006 03:48 AM

When Diablo III is released, my life as an IRL person will officially be over. :)

Posted by The Fan at February 8, 2006 04:57 AM

Is it true that in the new game is possible to bang "Malah" the old lady of act 5 ?

Posted by maz at February 8, 2006 12:03 PM

My God, listen to the stupid irrational, immature asswad teens posting their mental dribble on this site.

Steve, delete half of these comments..Including mine.

B

Posted by Belenus at February 8, 2006 12:07 PM

I must admit I'm excited. I never played D1, but D2 was definitely colossal.
I will take sides with those who do not want to pay for this game monthly. True, it works economically for Blizzard, but the bottom line is, I'm a student and I need money. Most of my friends feel the same way.
Of course if it turns out to be a pay to play scenario, I'll simply revert back to DII :)
And Steve, thanks for... well, the hope, I guess. If you have actual pictures or anything authentic, it'd be nice to see :)

Posted by Adam at February 8, 2006 05:20 PM

me again, like i said before it will be made/ IF THEY WERE DUMB they wouldnt. look i wouldnt mind paying $15 a month. listen for all u people who think they will never pay a monthly fee/ think again. i''m one of those people. IF U HAVNT NOTICED EVERY NEW GAME SINCE 2004 ARE MAKING U PAY

and its worth it, they will add more and more to games

now im looking to buy a game even fro fee. not to advertise but theres afew games i would like to point out that are pretty good

1. city of heroes / city of villians im thinking of buying
2. World of Warcraft
3. Dungeons & dragons/ by the willl be released on the 28th
4. gunz - which is gonig through *teqnicle* {no idea to spell it}
difficulties IT FREE shooting/RPG go to - gunz-online.com -

etc

I personally love diablo 2, but im moved on. I GOT SO SICK of playing over and over. i have done every kind of character every type i have 15-18 mule acounts filled with high runes and shit i started over without using my perfect gear BORING it leads to same thing lvl 80-99 then new gear i quit in 2004 and forgot how it felt to play so i played from 2005 till afew months ago so now im thinking of getting CITY OF HEROES AND VILLIANS-expansion

THE POINT
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OK IM still diablo fan and blizzard fan. IF i hear bout diablo 3 i will be there before comes out tenting infront of store this is 1 of 20 posts im in

DONT GET TOO EXCITED/ AND DONT BE A DUMBASS
its old its crap and i hate d2 and lod now ^6 years dammit ive been playing for 5 years

read my posts above and tahts the info i have
i have more info but i keeping to myself
WHEN STARCRAFT GOHST IS OUT EXCPECT d3 NOT FOR SURE
ive read taht in about 15 posts bye put co,mments ill be online replying at like 9:00

Posted by CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE at February 8, 2006 09:43 PM

I liked how diabilio 1 was dark and horrific, very classic. The music was pretty awsome too. They need to get some of that action going on along with the complexity and in-depth play of diabilio 2. I would highly approve.

Heaven and hell sounds like a fancy idea. And mounts! how bout some weird beasts and jargon along with regular horses.

Surprise me...

Posted by Jeff Spinoza at February 8, 2006 10:36 PM

i see alot of people want just a chodeload of additions to d2 but that would make things really caotic and stressfull. There are alot of things in d2 that can just be purged out and replaced with some "virgin" ideas. You know, ones that havent been raped to death- like going to cows and mooching to get unethicly good weapons.

Also, snowstorm should make all skill options somewhat equally potent. There are to many skills in d2 that are really cool but snowstorm just made them too hard to use practicly.

Posted by Jeff Spinoza at February 8, 2006 10:49 PM

@ CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE

hmmmm i see someone is a real moron and is trying hard to be known as one, ur kinda frustrated arent ya?

stop acting like an idiot...

Posted by afnhe at February 9, 2006 05:13 AM

Have your friends at blizzard said anything about the possible announcement at E3 this year?

Posted by Jauhis at February 9, 2006 07:35 AM

Hopefully it's written in XNA and kicks @$$ on my Xbox 360.

Posted by Bob Loblaw at February 9, 2006 10:12 AM

d2 rules for the classes people. dont for get it

Posted by robin at February 9, 2006 11:26 AM

@ CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE

"me again, like i said before it will be made/ IF THEY WERE DUMB they wouldnt. look i wouldnt mind paying $15 a month. listen for all u people who think they will never pay a monthly fee/ think again. i''m one of those people. IF U HAVNT NOTICED EVERY NEW GAME SINCE 2004 ARE MAKING U PAY"

Umm.... GuildWars?

Posted by Twister at February 9, 2006 12:31 PM

The real D3 is Hellgate:London. XD

Posted by I at February 9, 2006 03:12 PM

"IF U HAVNT NOTICED EVERY NEW GAME SINCE 2004 ARE MAKING U PAY"

Have you played Guild Wars? Is free and was out in 2005.

Posted by Taxi Squad at February 9, 2006 04:58 PM

well i bought guild wars and its basically a copy of diablo/ WoW/ and abit of its own.

Going off topic - can anyone help me in guild wars i made acount and stopped playing cause i went out of town for afew months and i couldnt find sheet where i wrote pass, i LOOKED everywhere and i cant find out how to reset my pass

Posted by CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE at February 9, 2006 07:02 PM

"Umm.... GuildWars?"

just mentioning they are making guild wars 2 / coming out this year or next.

"hmmmm i see someone is a real moron and is trying hard to be known as one, ur kinda frustrated arent ya?"

stop acting like an idiot...

And DUDE IM not pissed that d3 isnt out IM PISSED AT U
go BACK TO HELL

Posted by CRACKING the Diablo 111 CASE at February 9, 2006 08:44 PM

Personally, D3 would be a let down, espeically if it turns out like WoW, if anyone hasn't noticed, When WoW was released, alot of people ran out in their Pajamas and bought it, payed the fee, and most still play, but yet, So many people STILL play Diablo 2 and LOD, even after WcFT and WoW, Diablo 2 Is still one of "SnowStorm's" Strong line games.

Also, I don't see a reason to Pay to play, if you bought the disc and what not, why should you have to pay to play, thats one reason WoW was a huge blow up, that fee is just crap.

I am a D2 LOD Die hard fan, there is always something new, new charms, new ubers, New PvP'ers who you just despise, if one thing I'd love in D2 to change, NAKED KILLING is probably the main thing, and maybe have more people allowed in games at once, and fix them friggin bugs, like Charge Glitch, And the INFAMOUS full bug.

Posted by BOOTAHCALLZ at February 9, 2006 10:27 PM

yeh gotta give it to you there buddy ... you hit the nail on the head .. LOD still rules ... dug it out the closet after two years in the box and i'm two levels of the barb ladder, i don't know anyone who didnt like D2 and i know all types of ppl and age ranges play it ... anyone who has the cheek to insult it has obviously neva played it. And gotta say to all you SC and WoW players ... i don't doubt that theyre quality games but i can't see how they can live up to D2 LOD ....

so for anyone who wants to go on about .... baldurs game, starcraft, warcraft, morrowind, FF11 - i'm sure theyre all good games but i found my perfect partner .... if i have to buy a new computer just to play D3 i will

goddammit :D

Posted by Froggy at February 10, 2006 12:27 AM

I must be crazy : I just read all the posts till the end... my mind is all messed up.
I just wanna testify, so you know people like me also exist :
I' ve played diablo 2 for so much years, like a lot of you too, but in monoplayer. I only played on LAN with friends, mainly because I can' t stand the slightest LAG ( wanna see my character move when I click ), and that's all for my multiplayer experience...
Still I go on and play the game, sometimes pesting against the aspects I don't like (act1-2-3 REALLY not in a "dark" diablo style in my opinion for exemple).
I really look forward playing an hypothetic Diablo 3, but like you all : still waiting, hey!

Have fun ! ( weird english = sorry,I'm french )

Posted by Mat' bending rodriguez at February 10, 2006 12:43 AM

It is possible that if they are near finishing (within a year) the game and they are hiring an art director, this art director could be used to make the animated movies that intro the game and each section. Plus, they also make movie trailers for their games.

Of course, the other possibility is what everyone is thinking... that they are just getting started now.

Posted by D at February 10, 2006 12:45 AM

I think this sounds sweet. All those "christians got to them" posts are made by some really, like really, stupid people. You'd think they don't know demons to have religious origins or something.

Posted by Beegor Bucleor at February 10, 2006 02:35 AM

it's wonderful~~~!

Posted by greendays at February 10, 2006 07:59 AM

I have an idea. . .they could put Diablo on a surfboard and have him jump over a pit full of sharks. . .lol

Posted by ShotgunDivorce at February 10, 2006 07:31 PM

Regardless if D3 is being made or not, after seeing all the posts and messages about the rumours of D3 and the excitement it seems to generate, then Blizzard would be foolish to ignore what their fans want. If they dont make games that we want to play like D3 and SC2 then they are fools and shouldnt be in the gaming industry, and wont be for much longer if all they do is make all their new and sequel games in to mmo. Bring on D3 and SC2 ASAP, or lose out to things like BF2, D&D and other exciting battle games.

Posted by Kmtok at February 11, 2006 01:55 AM

D3 will be made.

It will have bot single and multiplayer.

Players will have to pay a monthly fee.

Release date: sooner date -> late 2007
"most probable" date -> mid 2008

It will be awesome.

This assumptions have no flaws and are based on digested info already spread.

Posted by ASDFGHJKL at February 11, 2006 02:03 PM

would you happen to know if " beelzebub 3 " will be pay to play?
or, will blizzard continue diablo's long line of free battle.net

Posted by jonathan at February 11, 2006 09:36 PM

''D3 will be made.

It will have bot single and multiplayer.

Players will have to pay a monthly fee.

Release date: sooner date -> late 2007 "most probable" date -> mid 2008

It will be awesome.

This assumptions have no flaws and are based on digested info already spread. ''

Dont pretend like you know anything.

Posted by appleman at February 12, 2006 02:43 AM

I wrote them an e-mail, and all they said was there was a possiblility of them revisiting the Realm of Diablo sometime in the future.
(paraphrase)
Anyhow, I wont care if the online play costs money because I already wasted an actual year of real time playing this game againts the machine over the last few years. If there is good PvM then I am hooked!
Hope you are right... What are the system requirements I need to go buy a new Apple computer? ! ! !
Oh, and Peter Cohen said this...

No news explicitly to the contrary, but given that D3 was never announced as a project, I wouldn't take it to mean anything.
(for whatever that is worth!)

Posted by Bo Snerdly at February 12, 2006 11:35 AM

ppl ppl, plz, dont say u dont mind to pay a monthly fee to pay the game..... thats the first step to make the company add a monthly fee to the game....

exemple of Battlefield 2, ppl kept saying they would not mind paying for 1000 expansion packs, well, suddenly we have no more extra maps and extra content for free like we used to, now we have to pay for any extra content...

Posted by biff at February 12, 2006 01:41 PM

Diablo I is good. Diablo II and "Lord of destruction" expansion set is very nice continuacion of Diablo I. I hope D3 will be next great continuacion and will be great for milions fans of Diablo II and I

Posted by Dario at February 13, 2006 05:55 AM

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/diablo-iii/

Seems like either someone is leaking info to places like this or even professional sites are starting rumors on this one.

Notice the release date.

Posted by blabla at February 13, 2006 11:39 AM

I heard thet the diablo 3 was taking place in london because a gate out of hell apeared ...

Posted by Someone at February 13, 2006 12:11 PM

i would hate if you had to pay monthly for D3. i think blizz would lose a lot of players, think of how many little (12-15) year olds play D2 as it is. a pay monthly plan would definitely be bad.

Posted by chris at February 13, 2006 12:58 PM

I think they are close to finishing the game cuz think of it this way...if you build a car you first work on the engine and other parts and the fram of how nice it looks you put on last just as "snowstorm" is now bringing in the an art director so i would think they are almost done but thats only what i think

Posted by Luke at February 13, 2006 04:20 PM

I think they are close to finishing the game cuz think of it this way...if you build a car you first work on the engine and other parts and the fram of how nice it looks you put on last just as "snowstorm" is now bringing in the an art director so i would think they are almost done but thats only what i think

Posted by Luke at February 13, 2006 04:20 PM

I didn't mean I don't mind to pay... I meant that I never played online and was trying to indicate how cool the game was offline. (by myself) :)

Posted by bo snerdly at February 13, 2006 05:03 PM

I hope they don't make diablo III into a multiplayer-only game because:
1.the single-player story(one hero and maybe a merc against hordes of demons) in DII was very cool

2.I don't need jackasses with character names like "screwella0118" messing up my game experience and breaking the believability the first time I play through it.

3.Guild Wars was one of the most stultifying game experiences I've ever had, and it was basically a 3D, multiplayer diablo.

Posted by Staldo at February 14, 2006 01:20 PM

i feel so noobish right now cuz i just got pwnd by a level 6 assain and i was a lvl 66 necro :(_ _ _ _ _ and they had no cheats or hacks i feel so sad

Posted by sean aka Ross_Co at February 14, 2006 03:57 PM

ive been wating for D3 for so long and now after reading all this it puts in in suspense that i cant even help any more...lol

Posted by Droc2100 at February 14, 2006 04:37 PM

I'm all for improving the DIII single player aspect.

I'm not asocial... I just don't play well with others.

What I hope for most is some kind of random quest generator. It got so old killing the same bosses time after time. A random generator could put a toned down Duriel in Act I or a hyped up countess in Act IV. And can we change the character genders. All my friends think I'm whacked because 2 of my 3 favorite character types are fem.

And Blizzard... Please don't go wild on the 3-D animations. I had to buy a new computer for Civ-4 and don't want to do it again anytime soon.

Posted by Mikey at February 14, 2006 05:49 PM

OMg not another diablo....i already didnt want to get sucked into WoW, now this is coming along... One game at a time please! At least work on WoW more... maybe a voice add-in? Hell, i dont fuckin know just slow down on the games

Posted by Alex at February 14, 2006 07:40 PM

D3 in 3D would be cool, but it must be from sky view or it would suck, but if you want to change camera view you should be able too. But the normal camera must act very much like in Diablo and Diablo 2.

Monthly fee sucks, mmorpg sucks.

Posted by Xonium at February 15, 2006 05:09 AM

man if d3 is pay by the month then im out i cant even play WoW cuz i dont have a job:(_ _ _ and wont have the money to buy/play the GOD DAM GAME THAT I WON TO PLAY

Posted by sean aka Ross_Co at February 15, 2006 06:41 AM

or it would be good if the game was free and you had to pay to play then ppl would like it
most likly not

Posted by sean aka Ross_Co at February 15, 2006 06:48 AM

Well honestly, I think if D3 became a MMOPRG like WoW, then it wouldn't have the Diablo game feeling. Then agian I might be wrong. But all I know is, I loved Diablo 2, it was great fun until people started buying runes and all off the net and tumbled the trade values.

Posted by Nick at February 16, 2006 09:45 AM

man if d3 is pay by the month then im out i cant even play WoW cuz i dont have a job:(_ _ _ and wont have the money to buy/play the GOD DAM GAME THAT I WON TO PLAY

learn2work for money newb

Posted by Jimmybeans at February 16, 2006 12:52 PM

posted by someone: "I heard thet the diablo 3 was taking place in london because a gate out of hell apeared ..."

thats a different game from a different company made by some of the members from the diablo developing team, the game is kinda different from diablo i think since it has guns and stuff like that.


Posted by biff exploder at February 16, 2006 02:54 PM

The game you are talking about is "Hellgate : London" and was developed by one or more of the former Blizzard employees that split off from Blizz North.

Another game I cant wait for :D

I hope this is true, becuase if/when it does come out, my loved ones wont see me for weeks.

I have been playing the Diablo franchise since the original, dupeinfested, townkilling, Arch-Angel's staff of Appocilypse filled majesty that was the first game in '97. I hope it can live up to what I expect from a game that has held my intrest for over 8 years.

Havent really played in the last year or so, but this would be just the thing to start me up agian.

Posted by Dracco at February 17, 2006 03:52 AM

Are there any rumours floating around regarding whether there will be new character classes in DIII? If so, what?

IMHO there is room for an alchemist class. It would be interesting to see it use the Horadric cube in ways not available to other classes, or perhaps have a familiar (like a homunculous), whose abilities improved with experience like hirelings.

Posted by D. Rudge at February 18, 2006 02:37 PM

Im a huge fan of the diablo II, i still play it, im sure blizzard will get the job done in the 3rd installment...duh thats why its taking soooo long for them to relase the d@#$% game...they just need to stick to the diablo style of game play..no need to put anything over from WoW...just stick to diablo, then there should be no worries....only worry is..WHEN IS IT COMING OUT!!!!!

Posted by megaman at February 18, 2006 05:13 PM

Look I've read all of your posts and it's been nothing but smack talk for the most part. Firstly let me say Starcraft sux! I don't know why anyone could possibly want a starcraft over diablo. All of you post like you know something but in reality you're all just 2 bit programmers who never made it and take it out on WoW or diablo. WoW is a great game bit repeatative but great none the less. Diablo awesome franchise and excellent gameplay. The concept of hell taking over heaven in some form is the perfect probably ending to the diablo franchise. Let us not forget the game is called Diablo. Not christians take over blizzard. When you get down to it, it has always been about the struggle between good and evil and I commend blizzard for taking it to the spiritual plane. Now I love this idea and even if it does look like WoW it's still gonna rock. True gamers know it's not the graphics, it's all in the gameplay and I'm tired of whining and bitching over graphics. Now it will probably be like D1 and 2 in the fact of offline and online play in the same story. Which means that D2 could end on B.net and start the new D3. Which will be fine, that game is great and all but it has been hacked up so much it's kinda old. Choosing a faction is a nice feature and I hope there is great pvp like always. Aside from that if you don't like it don't post about it. You truly don't get Diablo and you just want to sound all emo and important.

Posted by Ken Atkinson at February 19, 2006 10:07 AM

you kno, i really think diablo 3 is going to be frikkin awesome, i fully support blizzard on this one!!!!! and by tha way tha graphics in diablo 1 were ugly, diablo 2 lod wus tha best outta d2 and d1...

Posted by ray at February 19, 2006 12:11 PM

I just hope that you have the option 2 play single player as well as multiplayer games. I liked the new warcraft game but didn't like how you only could play online!

Posted by Brian at February 19, 2006 06:52 PM

u know, the graphics in diablo one might have been ugly but the game in general was simply amazing, of course d2 has better graphics, and alot more options caracter and weapon wise, but it feels like a kids game compared to diablo 1, the game looked and sounded like it was made out of pure evil, tristram beats the crap out of any of d2 towns, the tristram music its probably the best music i've ever heard in a game, there werent many lvl's to play on, but all of them were awsome with a great feeling of evilnessssss on them.

about ppl who leep saying they want starcraft 2 over diablo 3 i have to say:

go post comments in another place, this place is all about diablo ;)

Posted by Biff at February 20, 2006 08:20 AM

Absolutley the second part was Blizzard's masterpiece. Unfortunatley, I sow somewhere that the third part will not be RPG (even hack'n'slash), but a action and adventure... What we should expect from the Gods - Blizzard now, when the people who worked on the second part ar bussy with Hellgate London?

Posted by DarkWolf at February 20, 2006 07:50 PM

Guys, guys, settle down.

If it's MMO-style, they MAY do it like Guild Wars.

Nodes, and then seperate play areas created when you leave.


That'd make trading and stuff a lot easier, increase socialibility, and generate a more "large war" feeling.

Guild Wars isn't TRUE MMO, but it comes close to, and it isn't pay to play.

=)~~

Posted by Frank at February 20, 2006 08:58 PM

D-2 is and was the best game ever done. Starcraft was ok but after Command & Conquer and Red Alert and a billion other games like that Starcraft was the crowning touch ...well except Dawn of War is the newest of these.

WOW suxs unless you like pixels and 3d crap when you get up close to a tree or bush.......and if you like to pay monthly fees.

D-3 and D-4 ect. are the future for me and if they aren't made then I will quit using computers. I will go back to TV. Well maybe I'll go back to board games like Avalon War games or something like that.

If you don't think D-2 and LOD are the best games ever made then you are probably a muslim.

:)

Posted by Mick Curtis at February 21, 2006 12:48 AM

Dude... Diablo 1 was cool but boring cause you couldnt run... Only could walk... 2 was better in my opinion because you could both run and walk and more spells and different variet of spells and characters... Honestly... I dont think 3 will be much fun if it is 3d... I think they should keep the graphics as... Cause some people computers might not be able to accept the grapic design on the pc...

Posted by AnarchySuprStar (my d2 acct) at February 21, 2006 03:43 AM

I am a mature Diablo fan - got hooked on Diablo 1 when it came out and spent MONTHS of my life playing it over and over again. Granted, in retrospect now, we look at Diablo 1's graphics and we snigger - but when it came out, it was still king of the hill. Diablo 2 was even more superb, and when LoD was released, it just took the game to new levels. Several years on, and it's STILL such a popular game. I play it online, and I will confess, my addiction comes primarily from the ever-possible lure of finding that PERFECT armour/weapon combo. I'm STILL playing LoD, and will doubtless continue to play it up until D3 comes out.

For anyone who doubts that Blizz will make a D3 - it's so patently obvious. The end of LoD is too much a cliff-hanger - like most horror movies - u just KNOW there is going to be a sequel. And I say - BRING IT ON! The destruction of the Wolrdstone and the resultant consequences are obviously the key element to D3's storyline. Personally, I would like to see an appearance by the Horadrim, and their playability as characters in D3.

As for D3 in 3D - well, if they make the graphics similar to the 3d style play of Dungeon Siege 1 & 2 (i love those damned hack & slash games - WOOHOO!), it would be just fine by me. But I cannot imagine playing D3 with the 3D style graphics of Morrowind or Oblivion (altho I love these games too). Certainly not as a pure hack & slash.

If Blizz plan to release D3 in 2006, they have some stiff competition ahead with Dungeon & Dragons Online, and Neverwinter Nights 2, also due for release in early/mid 2006. Although both these two are primarily roleplaying cum hack & slash. I think they'll probably only release in 2007 - and it certainly seems at this stage if that's the way they plan to go. However, it certainly would be nice to see D3 have the versatilty and variability of multiple differing character creatability, such as you can in NWN and most of the RPG's. It would be nice to have a multiclass Sorcerress/Warrior - kinda like the Iron Wolves hirelings in Act III LoD.

Blizz know they have a good thing going with the Diablo franchise, and there's no ways they are NOT going to milk it for everything it's worth. I'm pretty sure they have kept their ears to the ground and are well aware that a D3 would be the most anticipated game EVER.

Sorry for the long post - but as a dedicated D2 LoD fan and player, I just had to add my full opinion.

:-)

Posted by killerBICEPS at February 21, 2006 05:40 AM

I like D2, but the cheats and people buying godly items and just become Godly overnite piss me off! I am legit and am proud of my achivements with the limited time play I get, but all this VR Items and Godly Items website bull shit has got to stop! It's rediculously hard to find good items in the first place, and the cheaters just makes the good charactors you have made useless, it's a waste of time!

Posted by Jonjon at February 21, 2006 05:58 AM

Okay, my views on the game. I'm taking quotes from Steve, and no-one else, so don't even bother looking for errors, because they are all facts that he has provided to all of us.

"It is true that Beelzebub 3 will be done in true 3D and it did indeed look freaking awesome."

I bet it did. Look, I've been playing the BB series for a good portion of my life (seeing as I'm sixteen and I started playing when BB1 came out... Forever ago).As Much as I like the Birds Eye view with the 2.5 Dimensions, if BB3 is going to even stand a chance it's going to have to modernize, I.E., 3D gameplay. Deal with it

"It is also true that Beelzebub 3 features a story between the conflicts of Heaven and Hell."

This has always been the underlying plot people! We all knew in the end it would come to something like this, and I you didn't, then you are either blind, or paid absolutely NO attention to the plot whatsoever. I seem to remember going to this place is the Fourth act of BB2... What was it again? Oh yes. Hell. And you fought this big guy with red skin and horns with a big tail... And his name was? Diablo. Guess where the name Diablo comes from people? It's the Spanish name for Satan. Christianity has always been apart of the BB series. Again, deal with it.

"The core gameplay Beelzebub 3 will play pretty much like Beelzebub 1 and 2, but the game world will be much larger and provide a much deeper experience."

Now, note the mention of CORE GAMEPLAY. This means, still hack and slash guys! No button pressing attacks and spells. Just point, click, and kill.

“In addition, the multiplayer aspect will be greatly enhanced from the past installments and don't be surprised to see more than a couple of WoW-based concepts to leak over into the Beelzebub 3 universe ... such as two opposing factions (Alliance and Horde = Heaven and Hell), enhanced guild functionality, and maybe even mounts?!”

Here is where I can elaborate the point that there WILL be a single player mode in this game. IT WILL NOT BE AN ONLINE ONLY GAME. Read the first five words of the paragraph above. What does it say? “In addiction, THE MULTIPLAYER ASPECT-” wait, rewind, what was that word? ASPECT. You know what aspect means? In LAMENS TERMS It’s the Multiplayer Mode.

“As for when Beelzebub 3 will released, that one is easy to answer ... when it's done. Snowstorm is in no rush to finish this game and will release it only after they feel it's perfect. Snowstorm is in no rush to announce Beelzebub 3. Don't except an announcement until the game is near completion.”

This should as no surprise to anyone. Snowstorm has always been this way. News flash people, it’s probably not going to change anytime soon.

“But there is some good news; that "leak" on the Snowstorm jobs page was no accident. If they are starting to leak information about Beelzebub 3 then they are starting to get closer to a final release. Of course for Snowstorm something "getting close" can mean two years from now.”

Again, not surprising. Snowstorm has always made small hint’s at what they were planning next, be it in a series, with job opening relating to a person knowing something about [insert game title here].

A lot of this is just common sense. Pay attention to what is actually being said and you MIGHT be able to pick up what people are trying to say.

Sorry if this DP’s, but the site cut out on me.

Posted by Big K at February 21, 2006 02:34 PM

Hey umm do u think that diablo 3 will b ebeter than two because me and my friends loved i mean loved diablo 2 and we have our lil clans and stuff like that... hopefully the dueling and trade ing will be just as good..... and hopefully they dont allow and major cheating....i accept of map hack and pickup hack but sum of the other stuff was out of control.....and when they made 290's illigal wat was that!!! cause sum1 was duping (wat a big faagot!)........butttttttttttttt then they were worth less and at the time thats all i had and i was saving up fr other trades and then over night bo0o0o000o0o0om no more 290's


WELL tell me what u think and email me back attttttt ............Beatty130@yahoo.com ok

Posted by jared beatty at February 21, 2006 03:22 PM

Personally I think this new information is at least SOMETHING to look forward to. For the past three years Blizzard has only taken a seemingly token interest in D2 by giving us the occasional upgrade via Battlenet. They have made the game almost too difficult to complete for us regular gamers who dont spend countless hours sitting on our duffs. I dont use runes and perhaps that is the reason I cant get past hell mode but I am not fifteen anymore and dont have all the time in the world to sit down and play so I hope that they keep this in mind as they develop D3. I like Diablo because it is a simple Action/RPG that is easy to understand the gameplay. Making it too difficult will turn off alot of gamers. Furthermore, if they make this a pay only game I will simply not buy it. DO YOU HEAR ME BLIZZARD??? I WONT PAY FOR IT TWICE!!!

Posted by JJ Hill at February 21, 2006 03:46 PM

Sounds GREAT!!!!!

Can't wait :)

I really enjoyed D2 (actually just began going through it again after quite a few years away!) I always felt that there was a lot more that could be done/told/explored within the Diablo World, glad to finally see that Blizzard feels the same!

Thanks for the info Steve!

Very Best Regards,

Roland

Posted by Roland at February 21, 2006 04:42 PM

ok.. blizzard..... just dont make the new d3 complicated and plz i beg of u !!!!!! dont make it a pay only gamee........because if u do no1 my age wich is 15 and younger will buy it!!! and i wont be able to buy it or pay for it...... so0o0o hear me!!!!

Posted by jared at February 21, 2006 05:39 PM

hey guys sorry to bust bubble but i dont think they will be annoucning anything at E3. I did some reseacr and here...

http://www.e3expo.com/media/exhibitor-list.aspx?Section=2&OrderDir=asc

................Blizzard is not listed as having abooth at all for the E3....

Posted by Alex at February 21, 2006 06:52 PM

Basically, D3 is gona be the same thing as 1 and 2, just upgraded a little more(from what i read above). And from the looks of things, it's kinda obvious they wont make you pay2play since theres a singleplayer (paying to play single player just doesn't make sense!!) As for the story (if anyone knows some of it) isn't it about Azmodan and Belial, the two last lesser-evils? I doubt Baal could be brought back because his soulstone was in the Worldstone chamber which can't be reached without some portal, and it blew up so the stone is lost forever or something...but hey, anything is possible, right?

Posted by JC at February 22, 2006 12:34 PM

I thinks "Beelzebub 3" is gonna be an AWESOME game espeically after"Snowstorm's" sucess with the first 2. the only thing i have to complain about is the possible monthly fee. i would play WoW if not for that monthly fee so another game like that and im not gonna even bother with "Beelzebub 3"

And if they could make sc 2 and wc 4 that would be very nice:)

Posted by brandon at February 23, 2006 12:51 AM

Hope they keep the game as replayable as D2 with so many items to collect and different character classes to create.

D2 is the only game i've ever been bothered to complete more than 10 times.

I also hope they keep up the fast paced hack and slash combat, with one click and the attack's done instead of that slow combat in wow, guild wars and other mmorpgs.

one last thing i hope is that they keep the top down view or whatever, it just makes it more fun.

has anyone seen screenshots for a game called Titans Quest? the graphics and view look exactly how i would have expected d3 to look, but not set in aincent greece or whatever obviously. Screenshots below;

http://www.ixbt.com/news/games/titan_quest/l/4.jpg

http://www.ixbt.com/news/games/titan_quest/l/3.jpg

Posted by D2Addikt at February 23, 2006 07:51 AM

i think it sounds good, but i think they shouldnt make it into 3d. i like the way the other 2 look. but it would look better if they would put more detail into it.

as for the classes im not sure what theyl be

lets just hope its as gd as the others

Posted by Benja at February 23, 2006 08:37 AM

All i will say is if DIII comes out i will cream my pants and resign from my day to day job

Posted by Brad at February 23, 2006 09:52 AM

Listen "if any 1 really read this far" D2 was the best game ever and i really want D3...... but i dont want an mmo i dont want a shity future thing and i dont want the system requirements to be a nasa super computer! i am not a ritch kid and i dont wana pay to play either. i have beaten D2 so many times it aint even funny............. but its still fun. I have a lv 94 druid lv 85 sorc and lv 54 assasin wana look me up im always ready for a duel


"i will pwn your ass" Masterd2_own

Posted by D2 Master!!!!! at February 23, 2006 02:17 PM

Diablo 3 is definetly comming out in 2006!!!! WOOOO!

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/diablo-iii/

under release date it says TBA 2006- that means TO BE ANNOUNCED!!!!

and i know someones gona post something after this saying things like "oh they'll push it back" or "its not true" or some sh!t like that but come on! its gamespy.com for crying out loud!!!!

Posted by JC at February 23, 2006 04:31 PM

http://www.gamestats.com/objects/714/714955/

Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Platform: PC · Genre: Third-Person Action Adventure
Release Date: 12/31/06 · Origin: U.S.

Posted by Eric at February 23, 2006 04:41 PM

were those two definately added recently? cos the one on ign has been there ages and it meant nothing

if they've been added recently though that's just adding more fuel to the d3 fire which is awesome

Posted by D2Addikt at February 23, 2006 05:28 PM

ok might as well ignore the gamespy one i guess, unless you believe sc2 is coming 2007

http://pc.gamespy.com/pc/starcraft-2/

Posted by D2Addikt at February 23, 2006 05:33 PM

well thank you steve 4 telling us about diablo 3 and it sounds realy swsome i loved diablo 2 but never played d1 but i hope D3 lives up to its expectatoins :)

Posted by alex at February 24, 2006 07:37 AM

i think that d111 is going to be kick ass no matter what 1 and 11 where both insane so that means that d111 will be awesome as well
as to the concept of it bieng an mmo. i think that it would ruin the game but woukdnt stop me from buying it

Posted by lod at February 24, 2006 08:49 AM

This game is coming out this summer.

Posted by George at February 24, 2006 09:43 AM

You know i never really got into diablo 1 but when i played diablo 2 it was the best game ever. My mom had to litterally ground me from the computer just to keep me off it. I like the concept of D3 being like WOW. It would be cool to see diablo or tyreal in the huge form. I just started playing D2 again and im already geting bored "again" and i really hope D3 is good so i can get addicted once more!! YAY!!!

Posted by Fat man Joe at February 24, 2006 11:00 AM

yo0o0o0o0o i hope its as good or even better than d2...i started playing d2 again cause i read this so0o0o i will def play d3


Make it so0o0n blizzard!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by jared at February 24, 2006 04:24 PM

Even with 3d it is still possible to have a bird's eye view. I'm hoping it will have close to the same point-click feeling as GuildWars.

Posted by Gposse at February 24, 2006 05:07 PM

im 10 and iv played diablo 1 and 2 IV ALWAYYSSSSSS wanted to play diabloIIlord of destruction.......=.= ummmm well i think diabloII is better then the first one lets c witch ones better know diabloII lord of destruction(hoping to get SOON!)or diabloIII?

Posted by Blazican at February 24, 2006 07:15 PM

im 10 and iv played diablo 1 and 2 IV ALWAYYSSSSSS wanted to play diabloIIlord of destruction.......=.= ummmm well i think diabloII is better then the first one lets c witch ones better know diabloII lord of destruction(hoping to get SOON!)or diabloIII?

Posted by Blazican at February 24, 2006 07:16 PM

wow...hopefully it wont be anywhere near as borring as WoW... that would be a no-no :(

Posted by aaron at February 24, 2006 09:47 PM

are you saying you can play as a demon with the different faction thing

Posted by guy at February 24, 2006 11:07 PM

just reading an old article and they do make a convincing point about blizzard's next game being an rts

and that Gfraizer quote about d3 being scrapped is kinda scary :/

"Here is the bold words from GFraizer concerning the game that was cancelled: It was Blizzard North so it was a Blizzard North type game. Blizzard North has made Diablo I, Diablo II, and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.."

http://www.blizzplanet.com/modules.php?act=News&id=240

Posted by D2Addikt at February 25, 2006 03:15 PM

Diablo III
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Publisher: Blizzard
Developer: Blizzard
Platform: PC · Genre: Third-Person Action Adventure
Release Date: 12/31/06 · Origin: U.S.


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Posted by C J Desjardin- or- SonofPrometheus at February 25, 2006 06:34 PM

I don't Freakin' care about any of this! Im just Excited!(even if i had to wait to 2 years or more...) ;-)

Posted by RoyalMist at February 27, 2006 03:39 AM

WOOT!

Posted by joe at February 27, 2006 05:41 PM

That RTS thing doesnt worth the read because not only it is old but after that "theory" was made blizzard hired ppl for working on the team that developed Diablo series.

Posted by biff at February 27, 2006 07:18 PM

I think some of you guys and gals are over reacting a little here when Steve talks about using parts from wow in Diablo 3. Your taking bad ideas from wow and thinking about how bad D3 would be with them.
Imagine a D3 world that expands like the wow world does.
Imagine building characters in a way like D3 but with more skills, talents and diversity.
Perhaps you should imagine how amazing D2 would have been with the looks of wow/gw. Fantastic.
Now stop being pesemistic. We all liked one of the original Diablo's.
One of the best parts to The whole Diablo world was the storyline.
An immense story, Which weaved you through the game. Now imagine d&d:online looks/the classic Diablo storyline/ hack and slash gameplay/pvp from Diablo 2( group pvp etc.) Stop me when you can see where I'm going.

We have been told that D3 takes place in hell and heaven. Which means nothing. That just tells us there is a war going on between heaven and hell. and players will perhaps be caught between the waring factions and as such may choose between the factions.

I also think people should stop bitching about a monthly fee. There will be. There will be because I for one want a secure game to play. I pay for wow and because i enjoy it, i dont mind playing. I pay for D&D, i do this. Because simply i can see that they use my money to good use.
Look at what has happened to diablo 2 and LOD because it is free. Its slow, and bugged, items a bugged, duped, everything.
In wow we pay to stop that happening, to fund them to create new things inside and outside the game. To make new servers for more players to keep gaming possible and fun.
They will charge and they will charge what the game is worth. If you dont like it, just dont get it. But you will probably be missing out.

D3 is going to be a game some people will like, and some will hate. However, is will not stop it being a damned good game.

Tell me that D3 is not going to live up to expectations.
Lets just sit back and wait and see what E3 show us......if it really is going to be at E3.

Dracul

Posted by Dracul at February 27, 2006 07:50 PM

You guys are taking this way out of purportion... At this point D3 is merely speculation. Information will be released when the time is right. Wether you are a fan of the game or not, you should just trust that Blizz will live up to what they've achieved and that the new installment will fit in with the rest of the series seamlessly.

-me-

Posted by DarthKarnage at February 28, 2006 11:52 AM

You guys are taking this way out of purportion... At this point D3 is merely speculation. Information will be released when the time is right. Wether you are a fan of the game or not, you should just trust that Blizz will live up to what they've achieved and that the new installment will fit in with the rest of the series seamlessly.

-me-

Posted by DarthKarnage at February 28, 2006 11:53 AM

"Personally, D3 would be a let down, espeically if it turns out like WoW, if anyone hasn't noticed, When WoW was released, alot of people ran out in their Pajamas and bought it, payed the fee, and most still play, but yet, So many people STILL play Diablo 2 and LOD, even after WcFT and WoW, Diablo 2 Is still one of "SnowStorm's" Strong line games.

Also, I don't see a reason to Pay to play, if you bought the disc and what not, why should you have to pay to play, thats one reason WoW was a huge blow up, that fee is just crap.

I am a D2 LOD Die hard fan, there is always something new, new charms, new ubers, New PvP'ers who you just despise, if one thing I'd love in D2 to change, NAKED KILLING is probably the main thing, and maybe have more people allowed in games at once, and fix them friggin bugs, like Charge Glitch, And the INFAMOUS full bug."

Dude, wtf... do you think paying $49 for that game really covers the costs of keeping massive servers up for years? No, it doesn't. D2 can work that way because they have ads in the lobby and the game is done mainly on your PC. Add more players to the game and it would most likely lag out. If you want a real MMO you will pay because it costs a LOT of money to keep those servers up. And don't say GuildWars because GuildWars is not an MMO in any way. You go into an instance every time you try to do something. Its basically Diablo where they made the lobby in 3d.

Posted by Matt at February 28, 2006 02:32 PM

Im a die-hard fan of the Beelzebub franchise and I still play online atleast 4 or 5 times a week. This info sounds great to me and I have no complaints. Snowstorm knows exactly what to do in order to make the game fun for us.

Although the aspect of Christian theological figures being integrated into the game have disinterested some fans, there is no point in griping about it. They've always been there. Heck, just look at the City of the Damned or Abaddon. They are the developers' depiction of Hell. I have no idea what their depiction of Heaven will look like. To me (agnostic) it seems unfathomable to even try imagine what Heaven will look like in B3... other than what Steve has provided...

So in other words...w0000o000Tt!111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! B3! B#! B#!!!!

Posted by Umbra Militis at February 28, 2006 08:11 PM

Face it everyone diablo is great diablo 2 is great and diablo 3 will be great dont kid yourself!

Posted by Rhett at February 28, 2006 08:30 PM

oh and there has always been the hell/heaven facter in this game just because you dont or do belive in god dose not make diablo and diablo 2 not fun
i played diablo for 2 years diablo 2 for 5 years and currently playing World of warcraft!
yes im addicted i know
Blizzard rules
p.s. too bad about the peeps who left and started NCSOFT they should have stayed with blizz

Posted by Rhett at February 28, 2006 08:36 PM

we need more NUDlTY in this game.... i dont now how many times i thouched myself lookin to Andariel... or diablo`s chest... or baal tentacles hmm....god.... im goin to the bathroom...

Posted by steve at February 28, 2006 10:24 PM

ooooooooooooooooooookeyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

now i'm really confused

Posted by biff at February 28, 2006 10:39 PM

Well, I have probably spent more time on diablo 1 and 2 than socializing in real life :P i remember me and my cousin used to play it till 4AM every weekend. :) oh the memories :).......

Posted by Steve-o at March 1, 2006 04:25 PM

Personally I dont believe it. I think it would raise far too much of a upcry in the Anti-Blood/Gore/Dark/Etc people like those in Congress and all the Religious Right. I have several friends personally who used to play Quake, Diablo, etc with me all the time but they slowly and totally went away from it. I cant even mention it without them thinking I am somehow a bad person anymore. Its sad to see people so judgemental.

Now dont get me wrong, its not that I am saying its a bad or good idea, I just dont think Snowclash wants to get that many relgious Zealots going nuts on them for litereally making a game about corrupting heaven.

Also it would not be a believable concept, if we failed in one and two sure Hell may have that kind of foothold, but last time I played we win and Hell loses so they would not be nearly strong enough to do this. So it would be hard to make a story where Hell is losing by a hundred in the game and turns around in the last two mins and is winning by a million. Just dont make any sense and Snowclash usually makes stories that at least make sense.

Now it may be done exactly as claimed, but if it is the backlash is going to be bad. Its one thing to make a game about fighting demons and to those Zealots out there its a HUGELY different thing to make it seem like they are corrupting Heaven. If thats the case whos going to be our guide? Jesus? If so your going to piss off alot of Jewish people. So again more backlash.

Now I have no doubt its in the works, Beelzebub 3 will be one of the best selling games of all time. That game kept a higher price tag for longer than any game I have ever seen. Two years after release it was still selling for $49.95 at Wally World. And thats not even beginning to mention how many still play it this long after release.

Oh and as far as good or bad things go that they can do, the worst they can do is not release this game without some kind of Editor. Beelzebub 2 would be even a hundred times more popular even now if it had a Editor. The main reason people got bored was no new content and although Snowstorm has added some its nothing like what a dedicated community of modders could accomplish. They could even be like Epic and take some of the best content and include it in official MAP PACKS so they could be played on official servers. This would extend the life of the game beyond belief. If they dont do that the least they need to do is guranteee five huge expansion packs. With tons of new content as this is what this game screams for, its a super game, super combat, super items, and so much more but fighting the same levels, the same bosses, and the same so on over and over does get old. A editor allows new STORIES, new MOBS, new ITEMS, new CONTENT. And I dont mean a cheat Editor like some people make for Beelzebub now, I mean a map editor where new quests, stories, and bosses can be created and added. That would just be AMAZING and gurantee this as the best selling game of all time.

Posted by Dravun at March 2, 2006 08:24 PM

i have one thing to say about religious ppl who think that this is offensive...


WHO CARES???? WE ARE IN THE YEAR OF FRIGGIN 2006!!!! THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY KIND OF RELIGION AT ALL!!!

WE LIVE IN A TIME OF SCIENCE AND INTELLIGENCE! GOD DOES NOT EXIST!!! GET IT???

damn religions, if it wasnt for them there would be no wars at all (maybe without oil aswell)

Posted by biff at March 2, 2006 09:37 PM

I agree!

Posted by oil purifier at March 3, 2006 02:06 AM

"GOD DOES NOT EXIST!!!"

Tell that to him when you die, kthx

Posted by pfff at March 3, 2006 08:26 AM

I hope DIII is like Ragnarok, where its a 3d world but in 3rd person. This concept works great. I personally dislike how only 8 people can join a game, it would be much better if DIII became a MMO. Also, Ragnarok has this concept called WoE (War of Emperium) where every Wed (6-8pm) and Sat (10-12pm) there is a war between all the guilds and they fight over castles. There are 16 castles total. The guilds that control a castle are granted acess to the Castle dungeon which goves good exp, and the treasure room which gives rare items.

Posted by TJ at March 3, 2006 08:35 AM

"Tell that to him when you die, kthx"

get out of your pc please, if it was for your dear religion we would still be burning witches and we wouldnt even know yet that the earth was flat, so if u value your religion so much just lock yourself in a dark room, cause if u dont u are a siner.

poor stupid little fool, i feel pitty for weak minded ppl like you.

start warshiping me, at least u would believe in something you know that exists.

Posted by biff at March 3, 2006 10:16 AM

D3 IS COMING OUT ON X MAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by RICHARD at March 4, 2006 01:29 AM

D3 IS COMING OUT ON X MAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by RICHARD at March 4, 2006 01:30 AM

"get out of your pc please, if it was for your dear religion we would still be burning witches and we wouldnt even know yet that the earth was flat, so if u value your religion so much just lock yourself in a dark room, cause if u dont u are a siner."


the thought that you write that makes me think that your a very ignorant person, don't you read, see the tv..... damn, it's hard to believe that in this century some people thinks that science saved the world... neither did the religion do that.......damn! witches and stuff....jerk.

Posted by Anonym at March 4, 2006 07:18 AM

Why all the bitching about pay per month? If its a gosu game, then pay those 8$ pr month, get a 1 hour job pr. month, enjoy a great game - come on..

rich kids? give me a break.. jesus.

Posted by jolly polly at March 4, 2006 07:45 AM

Cant wait to stop playing world of yawncraft and start dreaming of D3..come on blizz give us die hard's a clue

i only ever wanted to be a womble

Posted by waynerunecloth at March 4, 2006 09:24 AM

yes rich kids allways want to pay for things even when they are not supposed to be payd remember bf? everything was free, suddenly rich kids buy bf2 and say "uuuuhh i would pay 600$ for this and that" suddenly only the patches are free now.

rich kids suck and anyone that likes paying a game that could be free is a rich kid.

and about that post above saying:

"the thought that you write that makes me think that your a very ignorant person, don't you read, see the tv..... damn, it's hard to believe that in this century some people thinks that science saved the world... neither did the religion do that.......damn! witches and stuff....jerk."

i guess u are kinda stupid and if u dont now why just read your own post.

Posted by dfsfgsfg at March 4, 2006 02:07 PM

Lol, usually GOOD pay by month games like EverQuest, World of WarCraft, Ragnarok, ect cost about 12.00 a month. I dont know about you, but if you work for 2 hours at minimum wage, youd pay for a month of play time. You dont have to be rich >.> AND maybe if you still believe you have to be rich, maybe... just maybe... you can stop bitching about those who earned thier money and get off your lazy, government leeching, ass and acually do something and become rich yourself.

Posted by qwerty at March 4, 2006 02:30 PM

Also, I'd like to add that I play Ragnarok, a pay by month game. Wanna know something? I dont even have a job. Thats right! I'm unemployed and yet I'm still able to pay for ragnarok. So again, I proved your little (gotta be rich) theory wrong.

Posted by qwerty at March 4, 2006 02:39 PM

"i guess u are kinda stupid and if u dont now why just read your own post."

First of all, you must be kinda stupid yourself you piece of crap double poster noob. And please... learn some basic grammer. It was very hard for me to read your little insignificant comment.

Secondly, Mr Biff, you wrote: "so if u value your religion so much just lock yourself in a dark room, cause if u dont u are a siner." I laughed when I read this. Unfortunatly, I was laughing at you, not your comment. You dont have to be a religious nut to believe in God. I believe in God. Do I go to church every sunday? No (infact I havn't been to church in years) Do I burn witches? No. Do I lock myself in a dark room? No. The majority of relious people are not total 'everything for god' kinda people. Science has proved alot of things about how our world works, and has benefited our ways of life greatly, but there are many things science can not determin. Do not rely on science only, it HAS been wrong many times before.

Posted by qwerty at March 4, 2006 03:01 PM

Now then, before this becomes a religious chat board, pehaps we can get back to the real reason why we all came to this thread, Diablo III. I personally love the PvP style of DII, I just wish it was more of an MMO. Just imagin, teams of 20 people each going at it... sweetness.

Posted by qwerty at March 4, 2006 03:08 PM

I just want to know if it is going to be "Pay-to-Play" or not.

I don't mind paying for a game initially, but if I have to subscribe in order to play it online as well, (as I doubt there will be a single player version), then I don't really care if it's made by god himself; I won't play it.

Just MHO, and I have seen Everquest and WOW and thought why would anyone pay to play something that they already paid for up front?

Yeah, I'm a miser and I do not like wasting money on gaming, especially if there is the smallest chance that it may become susceptible to hacking and then have the gameplay ruined.

Then where would I be? Out how many bucks with what to show for it? My time wasted? yep... O_o

Posted by R3D at March 5, 2006 12:28 AM

This sounds great cant wait for it to come out diablo 2 was great this sound terifec =>

Posted by Adam Nyhof at March 5, 2006 12:56 AM

re: pay per month- it keeps me from buying WoW. I dont want to pay over and over for a game. i have enough bills, computer games to me should be entertainment for cheap and thats all they will be.

I think you should be able to run through the game and complete it. I also think you should have the option to create your own levels/items and share that with your buddies but not in the 'official' free version of the game, just in LAN type games. So hacker-type people can do all the shit legally in their own little world and perhaps spawn some extra markets for people to work on their own development skills.... and thus create new game developers and fresh talent...

Then pay to get extra 'official' blizz supported bonus levels/items/upgrades/be all hardcore if you feel like it after you finish the normal version of the game, but then you go to a different forum/version of the game and compete with all the other rich kids/fanboys, and you can't dominate all the other people using the original version and fuck up their games (well ideally). And then if you dont pay per month, and go back a year or so down the road to try it again, you start back up on the non pay version, and work your way back up to the point of dominating the game and then you can choose to pay for some extras after that, but I think you should have a CHOICE to pay extra if you wish AFTER completing a difficult, challenging quest that takes 2-6 months for an average player who isnt obsessing day and night on it say 2-3 hours a day of play. (no offense meant to anyone) I dont like the concept of I pay for a game and then am forced to keep paying even if I have a life and dont choose to play it every night- then I feel like its another unnecessary bill that quite frankly I dont need.

I dunno, the if on the non pay you complete the whole game a few thousand times like D2 and its still cool... you should be able to choose to keep the original version. and if you looove showing your $ and your kill skill and your hardcoreness, pay for the upgraded pay per month version and go nuts. I could see doing that just to make a familiar game like D2 more interesting, and to ensure there is an incentive for game developers to keep working on updates to older games... and every year or so throw in a few freebie updates/new wicked items/gamestyle changes for the original version to keep the masses hooked.

I am looking forward to D3, I still am a die hard D2 fan and love it. It does get a bit repetitive MF-ing. But it still kicks ass and every once in a while I still keep figuring out new shit.

Posted by jadolf at March 5, 2006 09:34 AM

I only hope they make it so U can pick up ALL items in a set (if they have them) fairly quickly instead of taking the entire game all the way through HELL to get some of them for single player, The online multicrap doesn't appeal to me so I only use single player, and there is nothing more frustrating than to find only part of a set that I REALLY wanted.

Posted by TJourd at March 5, 2006 10:00 AM

If D3 is pay-to-play then it would only be for multiplayer. I don't see why they would make you pay for single player. And for those who think it's only going to be just multiplayer, well... it just wouldn't be the same since 1 and 2 let you beat the game alone.

And I agree with T Jourd. It was hard to find really good items. Blizz added a lot of new uniques and stuff in D2 but those new items weren't very strong (usually for players that are level 5-25 or something). I think in D3 they should make super items easy to find, you just have to work hard to get them, such as a quest: you have to kill a really hard boss or do some dificult (but not tedious) task in order to get a [random?] powerful item.

Last thing: I read a long time ago in another board about an idea for D3 to let you name your items at the town's blacksmith for a fee of gold. That would be kinda cool to name your own items.

Posted by JC at March 5, 2006 11:24 AM

Qwerty, if you want to bust someone's chops about their grammar, at least spell GRAMMAR correctly.

I was a D2 addict for close to 3 years before I had my wife sell my two copies of D2 and LOD on ebay. I just installed it again the other day though... I probably shouldn't have done that but I think I can handle it now. D3.... it sure would be nice if D3 is not first person and nothing like WoW. I played WoW for about a month before I just deleted it, never looked back. That game sucks compared to D2/LOD. I played D1 as well when that first came out, so I really don't understand the people who liked D1 better. It was amazing at that time, but D2 outshines it in every area for me. I loved figuring out the internals of the game too and spent a lot of time computing magic finding odds, break points for weapon speed, etc. Hopefully the D3 will be just as intricate.

Posted by diablofiend at March 5, 2006 10:03 PM

I like Diablo 1 & 2 as much as the next guy, but please stop obsessing about a sequel that may not even exist right now. You're making gamers look like crazed people who have too much time on their hands. Keep rumours in perspective. There isn't enough information about Diablo 3 to fill a page and you've written enough to fill a book on various mundane improbabilities. Let the wild speculation and jubilation flow after some real news on the topic.

Posted by Voice of Reason at March 6, 2006 01:12 AM

DIABLO # I LOVE IT. I LOVE IT IN THE BUTT, i want to make sweet love with the cd it comes from OIII MOTHA LAND

Posted by smoky mic.pot at March 6, 2006 02:03 PM

It seems to me like everyone is being divided into 2 groups: those who absolutly worship the entire Diablo series and those who feel the Diablo 2 was a bit "dry" so to speak. To touch upon the second subject, alot of players of the second Diablo game feel that it was just a bunch of deamon killing, and it was getting repeative. It does get a bit boring, but the multiplyer aspect more than makes up for that. I also agree that the third Diablo game should have a reward for beating the game( I mean, come on, the only reward for beating Diablo 2 was the cow level: pathetic). I think it's great Diablo 3 is in a Heaven setting. After all, you visit Hell in the second Diablo game. All I can say is, to the worshipers, hang in there, and to the critics, I hope Diablo 3 turns out better than Diablo 2.

Posted by joker-maxed at March 6, 2006 02:28 PM

"Qwerty, if you want to bust someone's chops about their grammar, at least spell GRAMMAR correctly."

Spelling and Gammar are two different subjects.


Spelling isn't that important anyway, as shown here:

Aoccdrnig to rscheearch at an Elingsh uinervtisy, it deosn't mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, olny taht the frist and lsat ltteres are at the rghit pcleas. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit a porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae we do not raed ervey lteter by ilstef, but the wrod as a wlohe.

The point is, you knew I said grammar. You just wanted to be a wise-ass.

Grammer is key to writing. If you leave out a mark, or insert a new one in a sentence, the entire sentence takes on a new meaning.

...and for someone who is pointing out my spelling mistakes, your very own comment contains many flaws.

Posted by qwerty at March 6, 2006 04:16 PM

D2 was great for about the first 4 years. I got hacked in the middle of that 4 years, so it was fun starting over. But now, I have everything that you can have, and I have a lot of different types of leveled characters, and it has become boring. I have 14 chars that are level 75 or higher. I don't trade or level anymore, I purely PVP. I really hope they keep the PVP aspect of D2 in the making of D3. I have tried PVP in guildwars, and IMO, it is horrible. I like the birdseye view of D2, so I hope they keep that. But I don't think they can keep that view if they make it 3D.

Posted by lloyd6770 at March 6, 2006 04:32 PM

"it sure would be nice if D3 is not first person"

I agree. The one truely great thing about diablo is the PvP. Computing magic finding odds, break points for weapon speed, etc as you said is fun and all, but it can be found in almost any RPG. The PvP in Diablo is unique and keeps people playing. Blizzard knows this, and I'm sure they wouldn't throw that out when making DIII, cause it would be pretty hard to recreate the DII PvP style in First person. Maybe they will make it optional, so you can go into all angels? I remember back in my EQ days, you were able to change your camera angle from first to third person, and even pan around your character to view all the angles. But a purely First-person DIII would be kinda lame.

Posted by qwerty at March 6, 2006 04:33 PM

D2 was great for about the first 4 years. I got hacked in the middle of that 4 years, so it was fun starting over. But now, I have everything that you can have, and I have a lot of different types of leveled characters, and it has become boring. I have 14 chars that are level 75 or higher. I don't trade or level anymore, I purely PVP. I really hope they keep the PVP aspect of D2 in the making of D3. I have tried PVP in guildwars, and IMO, it is horrible. I like the birdseye view of D2, so I hope they keep that. But I don't think they can keep that view if they make it 3D.

Posted by lloyd6770 at March 6, 2006 04:33 PM

D2 was great for about the first 4 years. I got hacked in the middle of that 4 years, so it was fun starting over. But now, I have everything that you can have, and I have a lot of different types of leveled characters, and it has become boring. I have 14 chars that are level 75 or higher. I don't trade or level anymore, I purely PVP. I really hope they keep the PVP aspect of D2 in the making of D3. I have tried PVP in guildwars, and IMO, it is horrible. I like the birdseye view of D2, so I hope they keep that. But I don't think they can keep that view if they make it 3D.

Posted by lloyd6770 at March 6, 2006 04:34 PM

I hope to god it's announced at next E3....anyone know when that's gonna be?

Posted by SuperFly at March 7, 2006 08:51 AM

Mark your calendar as E3 will be opening its doors May 10-12, 2006
Los Angeles Convention Center
Conference Program: May 9th—11th
Expo: May 10th—12th

Posted by reaper at March 7, 2006 12:13 PM

I heard that in "Beelzebub 3", you will be able to pick your sex. I think that would be pretty cool. I hope you will have to start over from level 1. Im pretty sure there will be 9 different class's. The 7 class's from "Beelzebub 2" expansion, and 2 new class's. Im not sure what the new class's are but they should be fun as hell to play with.There should be a ton of new weapons and armor for all characters and some for only certain kinds of characters. It should be in third person view. There should be some KICK ASS boss's. They should allow more than 8 people in a game, if thats the way the game is. Either a bigger stash area or multiple stash's. Maybe there should be a universal stash so you wont have to x-fer/transfer items with a friend. You should be able to zoom in and out to see farther away from your character. We should be able to put a weapon, shield, helmet, armor, boots, gloves, rings, amulets, and charms on your merc's and when you die your merc opens a town portal and goes to town instead of dieing along with you. There should be new spells. Duribility should either be increased or taken away so nothing breaks. Maybe...you should be able to have more than 1 merc...or maybe thats a bad idea...i dont know... it depends.

Posted by Nate at March 8, 2006 11:16 AM

hey thx for the info d3 is gonna kick ass, i love d2 expansion its all i ever play, it ticks me off when those retards get on there with map hack and that stupid crap, play the game as it should be retards, thx steve

later BObb

Posted by bobb at March 8, 2006 02:35 PM

Ive been hearing about B3 COMING OUT FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS!!!! n im tired of it, i just want SNOWSTORM to say if its true they realising it or not n just let all the Blewsl w/e rest in peace or play B2 to keep their skills sharp for B3 n if B3 its realased ill cut a BALZL off n send it to SNOWSTORM as my appreciation :) OMG I JUST READ THE WHOLE DAMN THING ITS REAL LATE LOL DAMN B2

Posted by Chino at March 9, 2006 04:58 AM

Yeah...Im hoping it will happen but... most of it will not. There will be tons of new maps. Different variations of different maps. It will be very exciting when they finally anounce B3. Everyone will be running around or searching the internet for more information. All they will say is that they have been working on B3 for a few years and it will be done "soon". "Soon" to them is 2 years..so if i were you...dont go around telling everyone you've heard about B3 quite yet. If they want it a suprise then let them suprise everyone. We are the one's that are lucky, because we know it will take a while to get the games mass produced and sent out. If they are coming from England...it will be a long ass time. I've been playing B2 exp. for too long now...I have every set/ rare/ unique/ and regular item known to D2 exp. so i decided to start over with nothing... I gave away everything i sold my accounts "with 3-5 lvl 99's on all 6 of them" for about 90 bucks an account. I had a mule accound which i sould with all my items on that accound for a little under 200" i know.. i ripped the kid off but it was fun:-D". Ive started over plenty of times. Keeping my good friends allways with me. We would lvl up together and gain lvls together. I was wicked pissed off when the Cow Lvl didnt gain as much exp. as a Baal Run. It was gay. You used to be able to gain sometimes 5-10 lvls in 1 Cow Game. Now its 1 lvl per Baal Game and then it turns to 10 Games per lvl. Now i have to get back to English Class:-/ but leave some feedback and ill see what else i can come up with. Maybe we can go lvl up or something.

Nate the Great

Posted by Nate at March 9, 2006 08:29 AM

Your a little cocky...every single item ey..?

Posted by LordLayAlotTK at March 9, 2006 09:26 AM

yea.. I guess i am a little cocky...well:-D a big one lol:-D but yea.. i checked everywhere ... in books, on web pages, with other people on the battlenet.. I took inventory of everything i had.. and i double checked... i had everything people to could of.. so i start wtf.. ill restart.. im starting my new account tonight probably... ill start off making an "all around" Sorc. then ill go on to a barb...or maybe an elemental or summon druid... or!:-D maybe a total summon Nerco with a spell or 2..maybe bone spear.

Nate the Great

Posted by Nate at March 9, 2006 10:57 AM

Sigh...

I really loved Diablo I & II, but I know that my crappy dialup will not handle 3D rendered graphics in an online game.

Whether it gets here or not, the 56k'ers still out there won't get to see Beelzebub 3 online. :(

Posted by Ryan at March 9, 2006 02:27 PM

The game sounds cool as hell, i got addicted to d2 and have been playing it for about 3 years give or take.......i just hope that it doesnt take another 2 years to make it

Posted by Marty at March 9, 2006 03:44 PM

yo can i get a double quarter pounder with extra cheese.....can you put some bacon on that as well

Posted by hungry at March 9, 2006 03:47 PM

it wouldnt be smart for D3 to be the same style of game as WoW.
first, generally; people who buy a game from one company and like it will buy another from the same company, most of the time with out even realizing it.
second, there is nothing wrong with the bird's eye perspective and blizzard has been very succesfull with it. so why screw with something thats just fine the way it is and waste more money.
third, it definiltly cause them to loose money by competition with their own product, WoW. in the real world a company wants its product to compeate with those of other companies; not their own. it would create a maket sautuation of their own goods. if too much of a freekin sweet thing is force apun the consumer, then people stop buying their stuff.
personally, i love D1 and 2. nothing would make me more happy then to see a D3 released before i graduate ('09). i would even go so far as to upgrade the hardware on my computer soley to be able to play a game with as much ass-kickery as a third diablo would have.

i leave you with an idea: Diablo 0
a prequil to D1 where you are a member of the horadrim and you must capture the 3 for the first time.
just an idea.
peace.

Posted by bubba at March 9, 2006 05:48 PM

I started playin runescape in 7th grade and wasted a whole year of my life playing it. In the first half of ninth grade i got addicted to diablo 2, and spent 3 months playing that. I spent the rest of ninth grade playing D2LoD, and realized that playing diablo was just as bad if not worst then becoming a Heroin,crack, crystal meth ... ect. addict. I realize how unhealthy sitting in front of a computer screen for hours on end until your eyes bleed is, but i have to say, i really would enjoy a diablo 3. I don't care if i come and run upstairs to the computor and play until morning every dayfor a year or two, because i'll tell you what; those days of not having any social life or friends outside of school were some of the best days of my life,( except the days when i felt like crap because i realized that i was pathetic) and if the rumour mill is true, then d3 should be cool. btw after playin d2, when i tried playin WoW on my friends computor, it was too slow, and the graphics were not realistic enough:very cartoony, and there were no big goals (killing diablo, baal ect...) well anyways if you are still reading this than you have alot of patience, so thx 4 readin & cya l8r n00b! oh, sry for talkin like that, all this diablo talk jsut brought me back to my old way of speakin, well see you later.

Posted by Diablo Player Deluxe at March 10, 2006 12:04 AM

First off i would like to start off this comment with a big whooping, HELL YES!

I dont know exactly but for about 4 years now me and my friends have been saying, "Man these mmo's are just missing something if only diablo 2 was updated." Well if these resources are true... Then im going to camp outside the stores a year before its released. I am a die hard fan of 1 & 2 and I have been waiting for some serious updated point and click action for awhile.

So Bliz... "SnowFlurries" Get your rear in gear and pump me out a copy of this game!

Posted by Diablo Fan #9283726345621 aka Garrett at March 10, 2006 01:02 PM

D3 will come out when its ready, calm down sit back and do another baal run boys...

Posted by DiabloJuggalo at March 10, 2006 05:19 PM

I hope it have the feeling of the first episode...the dark places, even darker music themes etc., and i hope there will be character creation too. But one thing. I'll go really insane when i saw blizzard staff members playing on unofficial "private" WoW servers.:D

I hope this game had the feeling of singleplayer, rather than the shitty automated MMO fight style.

BLIZZ4EVER

Posted by Lord Samurapi at March 11, 2006 06:44 AM

d3 would be badass if u could have the opition of going to first person...and if there was a more open enviroment kinda like the kotor series but keep the d2 game style....and like be in the presence of a company of angels or somthing like that. i dont know but god i cant wait for d3....o and praying that its not a pay to play game that would suck...

peace

Posted by dan at March 11, 2006 04:59 PM

I have been a D1 & D2 fan for a number of years, constantly going back to play these games time after time. A new addition to this story would be fantastic, and something that I look forward to seeing in the future.

It costs a great deal of money and talent to produce a game today, and a company should see a reasonable profit from their intellectual property and investment. However, to charge a person a user fee to play any game that they have already purchased is unreasonable and excessive. The prices for any type of entertainment today from video games, to music, to movies, etc. have escalated greatly, far faster than my yearly income at least. To those of you who proclaim that they would gladly pay monthly fees to play their games, please consider this. Companies will try anything to legally increase their profit margin. Introducing pay for play is one of these attempts. By you blindly following the line and paying the fee, you give the software companies more reason to continue to drain our wallets unnecessarily with schemes like this. It's not about being able to afford the monthly fee, we shouldn't have to pay it in the first place. The company has made hundreds of millions, and the industry billions, from us already! Stand up for yourself and all of the other game users! Stop buying these types of games, and stop using the pay for play services! By purchasing those games, you only say to them that it is okay to charge user fees, and the sad result will be the rest of the industry will follow suit because of the easy profits.

To the staff at "Snow Storm", you deserve your fortunes and profits. But to the hierachy running the show, how many more Ferraris do I need to finance for you by paying more money to play a computer game?

Posted by Pay no more at March 12, 2006 03:31 PM

polls have shown tht more ppl would like to see sc2 than a d3

Posted by necro at March 12, 2006 05:56 PM

omfg i cant wait that long for d3 to come out i whanna play it so bad i bet it gonna bad ass if they do it right and btw do u get to choose what kinda character u whanna be? like ama or barb but i hope there diff 1ns this game not saying those other 1ns are bad they just get boring after a wile

Posted by diablo2 freek at March 12, 2006 09:09 PM

"polls have shown tht more ppl would like to see sc2 than a d3"

Post a link to those polls please.

Posted by qwerty at March 12, 2006 11:49 PM

Ahh the polls that showed that starcraft 2 was wanted more than diablo 3 stated on the page, Starcraft 2 release, said nothing about diablo 3 and anyway starcraft is so fucken generica man you gotta be some kind of retard not to realise that its been done about a million times.

Diablo rules it is da bomb
Oh yeah its not going to be an online game dammit, its coming out in october, the additional arists etc are for the expansion and updates, and to finally finish the game, as soon as its completed they're releasing it.
Check the link i posted if ya like, tells what diablo 3 is and when its coming out, ha i win arseholes,

Starscraft fucken sucks
http://pc.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3138257

Posted by Angry man stupid starcraft at March 13, 2006 04:53 AM

Diablos' appeal is its uniqe gameplay. Most aggree. Im at least one person who wont play WOW because its in 3d. Not only that, in less than 6 months youll have paid 100% of the cost of the game in online fees. Its either or if you ask me.

In other words, if there gonna charge to play online, then give the game away. I need not explain any more.

Another point is , if they make it 3d mmo, its not diablo. They can have diablo "influence" the game in general, but its not diablo, its mmo.

Now comes the light and dark aspect of the game. Although you fight evil in d2 ... its still all focused on evil. How lame would it be to be able to be an angle and cast glory spells on the minions. Spells? lol. Light and dark has been treaded on before...in many games...most arent worth mentioning...and the ones that might be are off topic. POINT...lets be honest...people play it sometimes to raise the dead, shapeshift...etc. It would totaly be lame to be an angle and bla bla bla. You get my point.

I could go on and on. Lets just hope they keep the 2.5 and lose the pay to play [even if they gave the game away free i wouldnt own it...they couldnt pay me to pay to play...if you can make sens outa that]. Light and dark...good god get the christians outa the development of games. Well, sure let them make a game that gives godly empowerment to gamers...and letem go to hell for opposing the ontilogical arg of dog if he exists.

Peace, the game is in dev, but im not signed on. We will see about pay to play. Well see if the glory freejs somehow negate the evil aspect of the game. etc etc. Hope this isnt to dicy for religous folks...got nothing against it...all the power to ya.

Posted by joe at March 13, 2006 04:08 PM

dang, so many comments so little time huh?

Posted by Cas at March 13, 2006 05:20 PM

i dont care how good it is im getting it as soon as it comes out

Posted by A Padalin of great stregth at March 13, 2006 08:32 PM

i have been playin d1 sense it came out. then i played d2. this game has literally consumed hundreds of hours of my life. every second was a gaming orgasm... well, almost. but anyhow, i just hope this game doesn't go down the path of WoW or a game called lineage 2. those are both good games, but no diablo... diablo was meant to be played in a non 3d aspect. and if they go with the WoW and lineage aspect of gaming where it takes 3-4 weeks to get to level 1-40, the game will sux ass. if it's one thing, i just hope they still have the easy exp, and the multi, multi, multi monster/ fast pace game play. there's nothing better than the good times of the 50 minions chasing you around. good times...
like i said before, i just hope they don't have the character close to the screen... mabey just a little further than d1 and d2

Posted by the chad at March 13, 2006 09:52 PM

diablo 1 on ps1 was ok didnt get into it.......diablo 2 is awsome realy cool items diablo 3 wil be like a dream come true for me :D
all these ppl sayin diablo 1 is the best ur all fukn retards u dont kno a good rpg if someone threw it at u and it hit u in the face u damn fukers

Posted by mart the king at March 14, 2006 12:55 AM

I think Beelzebub 3 is a great idea, couldn't it just be beelzebub 2, 2 though like act vi vii viii ix x etc. why pay 2 play not all games are being made pay 2 play what about guild wars thats not a paying game. final fantasy 11 was pay 2 play so i sold it i didnt want to pay for something that was mine. SNOWSTORM, LISTEN TO ME MAKE IT GOOD ME AND ALL MY FRIENDS WILL NOT BUY IF IT IS CRAP!!!

Posted by ScoobyIOWA at March 14, 2006 05:43 AM

i cant see how people could sit at there computer and write there comments when there are better things to do...i realise d2 is a good game but d3 isnt worth getting excited about.

Posted by here and ready at March 14, 2006 05:52 AM

i think it well be fun just like I and II i will play it all day. i hope it will not be another 1 day game. plzzz tell me its not. ill have fun

Posted by Dolan at March 14, 2006 07:07 PM

Well I enjoyed Diablo 2 LoD for a long time while I played it, level 95 MF sorceress, 98 elemental druid, 98 whirlwind barb.. Definately one of my favorite games until I got my CDKey permabanned for using maphack.. And it definately shouldn't be like world of warcraft. The overhead view, fast paced gameplay, and originality are what make the game unique and opposite to the rather slow and often boring world of warcraft gameplay.. If Blizzard knows what they're doing, they'll innovate more on Diablo's fun aspects than throwing it all down the toilet and revamping it.

Posted by CatDog at March 14, 2006 07:47 PM

Well I enjoyed Diablo 2 LoD for a long time while I played it, level 95 MF sorceress, 98 elemental druid, 98 whirlwind barb.. Definately one of my favorite games until I got my CDKey permabanned for using maphack.. And it definately shouldn't be like world of warcraft. The overhead view, fast paced gameplay, and originality are what make the game unique and opposite to the rather slow and often boring world of warcraft gameplay.. If Blizzard knows what they're doing, they'll innovate more on Diablo's fun aspects than throwing it all down the toilet and revamping it.

Posted by CatDog at March 14, 2006 08:08 PM

knowing blizz, the game wont come out for another 3-5 years. They're gonna ride wow as long as they can. And around that time is when wow will start too die off.

Posted by Kdizzle at March 14, 2006 09:57 PM

Just as most before me have said, I've been a diehard fan of the Beelzebub Series. If Beelzebub III is coming out, I'm sure it will be well worth the wait.

Beelzebub II was the best PC game ever made at the time and I still put in 2-4 hours a day, but it has been run over by hacks and cheats and with a more secure Beelzebub III, this will mean a few years of fresh quest and honest game play.

I'm no fan of WOW, in fact I have the WOW chest here collecting dust, I should ebay it and be done with it. Anyways, keep the rumors flowing, even if they are off base, reading them keeps the thrill alive that some day...hmmm make that some year, Snowstorm will finally release Beelzebub III and make the doubters believe, make the believers pleased, and make the losers keep on losing....Go Snowstorm and make us proud.

P.S. Beelzebub II LOD was a terrible addition. They should have allowed the characters to interact. Classic is the BEST!!!

Posted by RaiderSam at March 15, 2006 03:07 AM

I just wanted to say that I still play Diablo 2:LOD and have been playing it for a VERY long time! And the one singular item that brings a smirk to my face is the one and only Dirk the Diggler! Get all your lvl 99's hooked up with that bad boy cause it's the Uber item of the century!!!

Posted by BoogieNights at March 15, 2006 09:27 AM

UGH! I hate when Diablo 3 info comes out like this. It gets me so excited! Thanks Steve! I can't wait 2 years I want this game NOW. I was hoping that the story line would be that Tyreal got corrupted by the world stone and he becomes the bad guy. But Heaven vs. Hell sounds sooo sick. Thanks again for the info!

Posted by Stephen149 at March 15, 2006 01:31 PM

IMO - Diablo series was the best thing from Blizz, I prefer the more atmospheric conditions the series has as opposed to WC. SC was also a gem a pity about ghost (I doubt they will anounce a SC 2 until ghost is complete (if it ever is).

WoW was OK (i use OK loosly) But ever since it came out I have always wondered what Diablo MMO would be like (dark brooding with mounted combat (drools at thought of stabbing a goatman in the head with a lance).

Diablo 2 : LoD ending left a 3rd instalment open and is bound to be awsome. Though im a little confused as to how it will be called Diablo... with diablo being owned and all (perhaps if you die in hell you only pop up elsewhere (like in south park)).

I truely hope this is a game that sees the light of day (poor SC Ghost will you ever be done)

Posted by Jimbobbooboo at March 15, 2006 10:29 PM

It is funny how people slam Diablo, Diablo II and LOD considering all MMO's since have been trying to become "the next Diablo". Last time I logged into battlenet to play a little D2LOD there were still over 60,000 users and that was just USEast at night during the week. So please tell me this game is dead and I will laugh at you. That being said I play DDO more than D2 these days.

Regardless of the storyline and graphics of D2LOD (it is over 5 years old) there is still no bigger thrill in gaming than when a gold hydra bow drops after a kill. Non-hacked and duped as I am, it took over 3 years to get one. The game is flat out addictive and I hope that the next one is too.

Posted by Mike B. at March 16, 2006 11:20 AM


Guys what Im gonne say is crap but enyway gonne say it :D


If you havent playd DiaBLO or DiaBLO 2 yet
then you have nothing to say.
the game is 100% addictive and its a great game.
Love to spend my time on it.
I dont play diablo for 2 jears now becouse of this itemsshops
now WoW [ WorldofWarcraft]
So what I want to say is.... al you diablofreaks like me
there is a hope in this world for us lol

Posted by Rustam at March 17, 2006 08:45 AM

diablo 1 is the best but d2 was ok i hope that d3 wont be as assly like as the d2 expation.......Damn fuckers that try to make d3 like wwc!

Posted by ????? at March 17, 2006 09:31 PM

lets be rational about this....would blizz realy bring out D3 while WOW is doing so well?...personally i dont think so

Posted by waynerunecloth at March 17, 2006 09:41 PM

i hate WWC but i absloutly love d2 and d1 and d2LOD.........diablo is like crack....it should be called d3 and the crack invaders.....i am pretty sure they use some subbliminal stuff in all the d games.......i am the all time fan of all the d games and if they market d3 for $10000, i would buy it =)

Posted by ????? at March 17, 2006 09:41 PM

noobs

Posted by poo at March 18, 2006 10:37 PM

Well as far as D3 is concerned, think storyline, guys. The first D ended with the warrior jamming the soulstone into his head. He then became the D-Man (if you'll forgive the stupid little pun), and freed his brothers. Expansion takes place after D dies and Baal is the guy in charge. Expansion ends with Tyrael destroying the Worldstone. Even Tyrael stated that he did not know the concequences for destroying the Worldstone. The only thing I can possibly think of is either:
A) The Worldstone's destruction severed the mortal realm from the gates of Heaven and Hell, and now the two planes are gonna duke it out for superiority, or...
B) Tyrael done a bad thing. No Worldstone means that Hell can come in at will with none of the "Hiding in Important People" B.S.

There are quite a few possible avenues that this hypothetical game can take. If it stays true to the storyline (Which I'm sure it will, of course), then the third game begins with the destruction of the Worldstone. Now it's a point of theorizing what happens because of it. In either event, I'm pretty excited to find out. But I tend to agree with some of the earlier posts. What the hell happened with the StarCraft lineage?! That game was awesome!! Part 2, plz!!!

Posted by Vel at March 19, 2006 02:06 AM

"A) The Worldstone's destruction severed the mortal realm from the gates of Heaven and Hell, and now the two planes are gonna duke it out for superiority, or...
B) Tyrael done a bad thing. No Worldstone means that Hell can come in at will with none of the "Hiding in Important People" B.S."

Isnt that pretty much the same exact storyline?


Good luck Blizz, cant wait

Posted by 3rd at March 19, 2006 04:19 AM

There are many storylines that could evolve in D3 and with the way they setup up D2 from D1 it was quite certain there would be another released to continue on with the story.

A few things that I noticed from D2 that left the door open for a sequal was:

-Diablo and Baal's Soulstones didn't drop so where did they go?
-What becomes of the Worldstones destruction?
-Why did Tyreal (sp?) destroy it? Was it for his own advantage to become the new dark lord.

D3 will be about Tyreal and his conversion to the dark side I believe. I mean the guy surely could have disposed of a weak Diablo when he was trying to free his brother from Tal Rasha easily I thought. I believe there was a pact between the prime evils and Tyreal to take over the world and you now have to stop them.

Some features I would like to see in D3:
- Use the same character on battle.net as well on single play
- Have no glitches at the start of the game rather than fixing it every few months
-The rarest items can drop in single play rather than just Ladder
-No more new characters
-Slightly updated skills, but keep the same philosphy as it was successful
-3D graphics are essential

Posted by aussiewill at March 19, 2006 06:28 AM

does anyone know at all when this will be released?

Posted by ?????? at March 19, 2006 09:58 AM

I want to be optimistic about rumors of a future release of diablo3 but i'm not too sure. most of the creative genius that was behind the first two diablo's quit and started flagship studios. the title that they are currently working on has been in production for the last few years, and is supposed to be a 1st person action rpg titled hellgate:london. they are going to incorporate sockets into the items just like d2, but instead of actual old-school weapons they will have "spell delivery systems", which basically are types of guns that fire spells such as poison explosion, etc. the screens look amazing and the release date is stil tba as far as i know. but seriously, does "snowstorm north" still have the creative capability to release a game of this caliber. i can only hope.....and wait....

Posted by lostcrab711 at March 19, 2006 06:54 PM

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Posted by ........... at March 19, 2006 09:21 PM

I just hope this game isn't going to be exponentially bigger memory-wise than Diablo 2 was to Diablo 1. The first game was, I believe 10 megabytes, and suddenly Diablo 2, which didn't have a WHOLE lot more, ended up being, what, 2 gigs? I really hope the third one isn't 200x bigger or else you couldn't install it on the human brain.

Posted by Veej at March 20, 2006 02:39 PM

I hope the graphics will be better than D2 and like theres like better stuff...D3 COME OUT SOON OR BLIZZARD WILL DIE!!!!!
...joking but...come out soon!!!!
#1 player in D2:Ray

Posted by Ray at March 20, 2006 05:42 PM

A few things that I noticed from D2 that left the door open for a sequal was:

-Diablo and Baal's Soulstones didn't drop so where did they go?
-What becomes of the Worldstones destruction?
-Why did Tyreal (sp?) destroy it? Was it for his own advantage to become the new dark lord.

Diablo's soulstone is smashed at Hellforge in a cinematic, and Baal's is asumed to be smashed as well.

The Worldstone's destruction will "cause the world to change, though for better or worse, I know not." or something.

Tyreal destroyed it because Baal was able to corrupt it in the time he was in the chamber, and it would become a portal to Hell from the mortal realm. It's destruction would stop this, though cause a change in the world, as I said before.

Posted by Asmoday at March 21, 2006 01:28 AM

^ If thats the case with the soulstones, then it sort of goes against the name of 'Diablo'. I have a feeling we will be seeing the Lord of Terror in D3.

Another thing that eluded to me today was that with Tyrael, you never see his face as its just totally black. Angels are known to be glowing etc and aren't dark looking. So I am almost sure that he will play a big part in the 3rd edition of the series as the 'end guy' to kill. Before or after Diablo may be a different thing. But hopefully when dueling Tyrael there be more of a need to use a tactic to kill rather than just going in and belting into him with a combination of melee and magical attacks.

Posted by aussiewill at March 21, 2006 07:54 AM

Sounds like it could kick ass, jusdt that i hope its not like WoW and loses all point in the first month. Diablo 1 was suspenseful and D2:Lod lost that for flashy graphics..... if they can keep the creepyness and kick ass graphics, i would play it over any StarCraft or WarCraft game any day

Excuse me for my ignorance but STAR CRAFT BLOWS!!!

Posted by Cyric at March 21, 2006 09:17 AM

New characters rumored to be in D3:

Seraphim - Some abilities include phase-shifting (walking through walls) and temporary invincibility.

Manipulator - Has few abilities of its own, but rather controls other monsters, and used their abilities against them.

Alchemist - Lots of poison attacks, and can enchant others with potions.

Sounds awesome!

Posted by Blazer at March 21, 2006 01:17 PM

sound great.... maybe diablo 1 was the creepyest.. but since i never play it (i passed the last half-decade playing diablo 2 and lod... then got bored(after 2-3 years) so i tryed... age of mythology(this game kick ass as well) to break the habit... and guess what.... im back to diablo 2 lod, since about 2 week... and i cant wait for the next one...... regarding diablo 1: what you dont know you dont miss... so in my opinion diablo 2 is the best followed by neverwinter night.... this one too (nwn 2) should be quite remarkable....

Posted by Albator at March 21, 2006 02:21 PM

I've been playing D one ond two now for over 6 years and I still love the game.... I;m looking foward to D3. Hope it kicks ass.

Posted by Greg at March 21, 2006 03:43 PM

One other possible outcome resulting from the destruction of the world stone is that the world ceases to exist--ergo, no D3.

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news guys (and gals) but the reality exists that Blizzard won't ever make D3.

IF they do, better believe they're going to make as much $$ as they can off it--pay per play. As so many have stated, it's unjust for the company to blackmail the public into paying exhorbanant fees, but, they can and most likely will. Personally, I won't buy D3 no matter how great it is (assuming it's made) if it is pay-per-play.

Posted by muncher at March 21, 2006 04:02 PM

the " wonderer "will arise once again lol

Posted by Gags at March 22, 2006 02:57 AM

I have been waiting for this for ages, some awesome demonhunting action! D1 and 2 were awesome i hope this one lives up to their standards

PLEEAASSSE dont make it pay monthly cos that just sucks.

P.S to solidcube the idea of heaven and hell was stolen by christians in the first place so it doesnt mean that it will suck

Posted by Demonhunter Al at March 22, 2006 12:23 PM

I think the Worldstone was the gate that kept the material realm stable and minimized the influences of both Heaven AND Hell on the mundane. Soulstones were simply pieces of the Worldstone used to funnel power into the earthly realm. Now with the Worldstone destroyed, energy is flowing from both Heaven AND Hell into the earth realm, influencing everything with flames of purity and flames of corruption.

So what I think you will see are FOUR factions:

1. The Renegade angels making a power play.
2. The "new" Evils trying to usurp power.
3. The "Prime" Evils trying to restore balance and regain power.
4. The loyal agents/angels of Heaven trying to restore the balance of the earthly realm.

Interestingly, 1 and 2 may work as a team against 3 and 4 who may also team up...

Posted by Tengusan at March 24, 2006 12:59 AM

Me and my friends always would like to think that at the end of Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, when Tyrael destroys the world stone, a shard of the stole flies out and stabs him, and turns him evil.. making him a boss, and possibly, because he is an angle and what not, maybe he could go to deeper levels of hell and release the souls of Diablo agian agian... ^^

Posted by Erik at March 24, 2006 01:12 AM

i have one thing to say about religious ppl who think that this is offensive...


WHO CARES???? WE ARE IN THE YEAR OF FRIGGIN 2006!!!! THERE SHOULD NOT BE ANY KIND OF RELIGION AT ALL!!!

WE LIVE IN A TIME OF SCIENCE AND INTELLIGENCE! GOD DOES NOT EXIST!!! GET IT???"""

People like this crack me up. Let me enlighten you. In the last 3 years everything learned and believed about evoloution has ben disproved or rediscoverd and still unexplained. Science has proven that it was and will always be geneticly impossible for an ape's dna to ever convert to a human. Science has proved that carbon dating does not date past 3 thousand years unless you base it on an assumption. ( and when you hear a voice telling you a dolphin bone found in the north is 6 billion years old on the discovery channel?. THATS AN ASSUMPTION) Carbon dating is based on the bone. But the age of the bone is based on the land/dirt it was found in and how old it was based on how deep. Which all geoligists know that it is impossible to determin how old something is by how deep in the ground it was. Rome is nearly 3 feet sunk into the ground? and it was surely not 14 billion years old. Mount st helens reshaped and layed down 3 different layers of earth in a matter of 2-3 days. 16 billion years? I dont think so. Before being a blubbering athiest who is desperatly seaking anything but self control and sensibility but only finding outrage in the opinion of others consider this. Religion has ben around since the begining of time. God did not say the world was flat we found out. Im not saying god is real or pushing it on anyone. But if your going to blindly believe in something with no scientific prove more or less scientific facts proving it WRONG. then i say evoloution all the way. I believed in evoloution but if you do some reading and research for a couple of months you will see that it is clearly impossible. A bird will mutate and grow bigger wings, or a better shaped beak. But the fact remains. A bird will never give birth to a frog. A Fish will never give birth to a frog. Species dont change. Ill believe in aliens before i believe in evoloution.

Posted by Me at March 24, 2006 04:52 AM

1. The Renegade angels making a power play.
2. The "new" Evils trying to usurp power.
3. The "Prime" Evils trying to restore balance and regain power.
4. The loyal agents/angels of Heaven trying to restore the balance of the earthly realm.


Well. one problem with number 3. Diablo and mephisto are both dead according to the "adventurer" (i forget his name the guy from the cinimatics) mephisto and diablos soul stones where both destroyed. now this could be incorrect but your character DID destroy mephistos soul stone so that is the only prime evil that is for sure dead. When he said he "heard" that both soul stones where destroyed that could have ben crap because your character only destroys mephistos soul stone for sure at the hellforge in the river of flame. So technicaly diablo could still be alive. also baals soul stone was not destroyed. So yes the prime evils have ben killed but diablo and baal can both come back the same way diablo came back for diablo 2. Mephisto is the only prime evil that is dead for sure. ALso remember that Baal recoverd his soul stone by impersonating as tyreal. if that was his soul stone he found a way out of hell to posses a body and find his soul stone on lets say "earth plain". Now the the worldstone has ben destroyed. both worlds will melt together and there will be no use for soulstones because the prime evils do not require them anymore. Diablo and baal could come back to physical form the instant tryreal destroyed the worldstone. Making it all out war with no where to hide except one little town starting in the begining ( rouge encampment :P) and from there you could explore and find other surviving towns battling outside forces, act 2 act 3 ect untill you find you way to where the prime evils (ressurected and at full power not needing to confine themselfs to soul stones or bodies) are hold up in the final act. Im just rambling now but my point is there are many ways for diablo 3 to happen.

Posted by LOl at March 24, 2006 05:09 AM

Can't wait to play Diablo III ... Hope we all taste it soon

Posted by victor1 at March 24, 2006 04:05 PM

wow it sounds pretty cool and D2 is getting a little old and boring playing the same thing over and over so i hope D3 comes out some time in the next year or 2 but i doubt it will
and the concept of heaven and hell seems pretty sick
and the guy um erik i think it was who said something about tyreal turning evil got some good ideas that would be real sick

Posted by little mike at March 24, 2006 05:43 PM

"Species dont change. Ill believe in aliens before i believe in evoloution."

ok then stay with your dear religion, but dont forget something, 1st your post was the most irracional thing i've ever read and pretty stupid aswell, 2nd.... well err... i guess what you said just speaks for itself on showing how ignorant you are...

btw, the universe is enormous, do u really think we are alone in the universe? doesnt mean the aliens are flying around in dinner plates and that kind of crap, but unicelular creatures can still be seen as aliens.


and if u think that the fact that sometimes science is wrong is reason to be useless, what about religion, if it was for them we would live in a flat world where the sun moved around the earth and anyone that had different way of thinking would be burned in a pole for being a witch, yeah i guess your dear religion was never wrong in its existence...

Posted by biff at March 24, 2006 06:13 PM

I've Loved Diablo For A Long Time I Think Diablo II Is The Best So Far By The Pictures Of Diablo III I Dont Think I Will Like It But I'll Try It When It Comes Out.....


DIABLO II IS THE BESTTTTT!!!!

Posted by bobby at March 25, 2006 08:10 AM

You fools don't how soup diablo 3 is going to be for 1 you think to much find facts and know them they have beta test for last 2 years toget bugs out

Posted by Friend of owner of blizzard at March 25, 2006 04:55 PM

I just wanna say that they probably wont be working on SC2 cuz thats why their makin SC Ghost. And also ,no offense to those who like D2, but it got really boring after a while having to do do the same old things over and over again. (never played D1 and never will) PEACE OUT!!!!!

Posted by Azn-kid at March 25, 2006 11:37 PM

Oh and i almost forgot to mention a couple more things. Im not sure but i bet SC Ghost is probably the last SC thing so HAHA you dirty SC lovers!!!! And all you who think D3 will be "shatty" i will hunt you down and ASS,ASS,inate you!!! once again, PEACE OUT!

AZNS WILL SOMEDAY RULE THE EARTH AHAHAHAHAHAAAA!!!
(sorry just tryin to make convo)

Posted by Azn-kid at March 25, 2006 11:44 PM

just for fun lets see if you can unscramble the words to make my messages.

D3/im/will/going/rock/to/your/kill/world/you.

CAN YOU SEE THE MESSAGES? lets try another one :)

I/D3/will/is/ass/gonna/ass/kick/inate/SC's/you/buttox

Posted by Azn-kid at March 25, 2006 11:53 PM

diablo 3 sounds really tite but i think diablo2 is 1 of the best

Posted by some1 at March 26, 2006 03:25 PM

For me, D2 is still the best, i really
can't wait for D3 to come out. I'll
buy it right away!!!

Best thing in Diablo 2 are the rune
word, equipments and dueling. I never
get tried of it. :)

What is MMO?

Posted by Angelo at March 26, 2006 08:39 PM

"and if u think that the fact that sometimes science is wrong is reason to be useless, what about religion, if it was for them we would live in a flat world where the sun moved around the earth and anyone that had different way of thinking would be burned in a pole for being a witch, yeah i guess your dear religion was never wrong in its existence"


Allow me to correct your horrible English:


"If you think science is sometimes wrong, making it a reason to be totally useless, then also consider religion. If it wasn’t for science, we would be living on a flat world, where the sun rotates around the earth and anyone that has a different way of thinking would be burned at the stake for being a witch! I guess your dear religion was never wrong in its existence."


Now that I can properly read it, let me say this:


Ok... why do you keep bringing this up? This is not a Religion vs. Science forum. so.. STFU? kthx.

And another thing… religion has NOTHING to do with people believing the earth was flat or the sun revolved around the earth. That was your precious science in its early stages! Aristotle wasn't a priest, he was a philosopher.

DO NOT post any more little smart-ass comments about Science and/or Religion, That goes for EVERYONE. This is NOT a forum for such chat. This thread is for Diablo fans wanting an insight on Diablo III and for discussing possible attributes Diablo III could bring.

Posted by qwerty at March 27, 2006 12:13 AM

hey man this game sounds sweet i mean taking place in heaven and hell the only thing that sounds bad about this game is that it isnt out yet.

the only thing i was wondering is there going tobe a new boss i mean every single one of the diablos has a new boss i just want to no wat his name is and is there going to be more chars r they different.

cant wait thnx for the info steve

Posted by logan at March 27, 2006 01:05 PM

A friend emailed this to me. I can't wait for this game to come out, I played the hell out of DI and DII. 2007!? I dont think I can wait that long, I read on other places it would be out this year..

http://www.photodump.com/direct/tpucket/DiabloIIIAD.jpg

Posted by Tod at March 27, 2006 05:10 PM

""and if u think that the fact that sometimes science is wrong is reason to be useless, what about religion, if it was for them we would live in a flat world where the sun moved around the earth and anyone that had different way of thinking would be burned in a pole for being a witch, yeah i guess your dear religion was never wrong in its existence"


Allow me to correct your horrible English:


"If you think science is sometimes wrong, making it a reason to be totally useless, then also consider religion. If it wasn’t for science, we would be living on a flat world, where the sun rotates around the earth and anyone that has a different way of thinking would be burned at the stake for being a witch! I guess your dear religion was never wrong in its existence."


Now that I can properly read it, let me say this:


Ok... why do you keep bringing this up? This is not a Religion vs. Science forum. so.. STFU? kthx.

And another thing… religion has NOTHING to do with people believing the earth was flat or the sun revolved around the earth. That was your precious science in its early stages! Aristotle wasn't a priest, he was a philosopher.

DO NOT post any more little smart-ass comments about Science and/or Religion, That goes for EVERYONE. This is NOT a forum for such chat. This thread is for Diablo fans wanting an insight on Diablo III and for discussing possible attributes Diablo III could bring. "

Dude, this page is dedicated to D3, not whether or not you believe in the whole religion thing. No once remotely cares about what you have to say about this, so do yourself a favour and pipe it!

Posted by aussiewill at March 27, 2006 09:42 PM

"Dude, this page is dedicated to D3, not whether or not you believe in the whole religion thing. No once remotely cares about what you have to say about this, so do yourself a favour and pipe it!"

Perhaps if you could read, you might beable to see that what you said was the message I was saying. So, why the ^&%$ did you tell me to shut up? Your basicly telling yourself to shut up since we are both saying the same thing.

Posted by qwerty at March 27, 2006 11:03 PM

OK, I'm searching for some Diablo III content that is actually real, all I find is, like this post, a bunch of Diablo fans (like me) going on about how cool the previous titles were and speculation of the sequel aka Diablo III, is there any concrete evidence of the development Diablo III other than "Blizzard North shutters blah blah blah" and "Blizzard is looking for new gaming artist..." ? And then think that Blizzard is actually working on the sequel to DII. Anybody can make that analogy. I'm so irritated with all the endless posts of bored computer junkies making up a load of bull****.

If anybody knows about anything that's not fake or hear-say or made-up or analogies about Diablo III, please post a link or something that'll change my mind!

Posted by kosie at March 28, 2006 04:47 AM

WAts da f....

Posted by booo at March 28, 2006 05:51 AM

wow this is alot but i have to say.... Diablo III would be pretty awesome and even more awesome if people didn't have websites to buy items... thats the one thing i thin is pathetic and also no freakin hacking thats been gay in D2 alot....aa fc its gay man...

Posted by Jason at March 28, 2006 04:44 PM

I've been playing Lineage 2 since closed beta. I've been waiting for diablo3 ever since 1.10 came out for d2exp. 1.10 was a let down, to little, to late. When DIII comes out. I'll finally be at home again.

Posted by Tommy at March 28, 2006 05:12 PM

Yeah I was bored cause WoW is down right now since they just installed a new patch. But I took my diablo out of my dvd rom. It's been in there for months. I wanted to see the diablo 2 life again. And let me tell when I started walking I had my hands for WoW controls it felt weird.

I was reading the comments and that would be cool heaven vs hell. THat shit would be badass. when I played diablo 2 for those countless hours I wanted D3 to come out so bad. Now I'm just waiting till it does and back to the world of Diablo

Peace bitches

sincerely,

zerobluex

PS. Diablo lives on forever

Posted by zerobluex at March 28, 2006 08:02 PM

To the person who doesnt belive in evolution:

humans did not evolve from apes, there were no apes back then , it was a common ancester we both shared... and with little mutations over millions of years, it is totally possible for us to have evolved along a different path that comonday apes.

I dont know where you get your "scientific readings" from, but they are crap. Are they from Alabama? do some actual reading, ya'll, and from an unbiased sorce
and

this is not a chat about evolutuion, so I hereby stop all discussion pertaining to that here
this is a game, not a moral philosophy class or an anthropology course.

Posted by Melissa at March 29, 2006 03:19 PM

"this is not a chat about evolutuion"

Then why did you bring up the topic again? lame >.>


"I hereby stop all discussion pertaining to that here"

It was already stopped before you posted, but thanks for reviving it, jackass.


"this is a game,"

No its not, this is a Diablo III thread inside a game forum on Steve's game website. If you consider this a game, then I suggest getting a new one. lol.


Word of Advice: Please DO NOT be a hypocrite. kthx.


Now that the braindead have been slain, continue with the Diablo III chat! :D

Posted by qwerty at March 29, 2006 05:37 PM

Wow this chat has been going on for 2 months going on 3..
I wish for D3 to come out this summer ( Late June ) and play all through July til late August. I'd like nothing more then to wake up, settle down watchin some shows eating breakfast, not worrying about school then goin outside for a swim in ma pool and a lil bit of excersize then come in then grab a seat and let Diablo 3 take me away... Getting char high leveled and stuff. Im only 15 and iv been waiting ever since i was 12 for this damn game to come out. If it doesn't atleast come out this year im just going to give up on it and move on. "sand storm" has been starting to pss me off. Enough of this Warcraft shet.

Posted by Zaxter at March 29, 2006 06:18 PM

Diablo 3 Is coming out: late 2007-Mid 2008

You will be able too fly on monsters to kill some monsters and bosses.

You will meet Zeus him self and there will be a GOD mod!

Not going to be 3D but 2.5D

You will maybe have to pay a monthly fee

Posted By Blizzard Fan For Life

Posted by Blizzard Fan at March 29, 2006 07:55 PM

Diablo 3 Is coming out: late 2007-Mid 2008

You will be able too fly on monsters to kill some monsters and bosses.

You will meet Zeus him self and there will be a GOD mod!

Not going to be 3D but 2.5D

You will maybe have to pay a monthly fee

Posted By Blizzard Fan For Life

Posted by Blizzard Fan at March 29, 2006 07:58 PM

DIABLO 3 COME SOON!?????
R U sure?, i dont zink so, maybe for next year (it is not soon..,)

Posted by Frost at March 29, 2006 07:58 PM

What kind of prediction is that? yeah maybe you will be able to fly but since when does zeus have anything to do with it?? god mod...???
Maybe u play more of age of mythology and WoW...?? go back to microsoft games if ur going to say some Bs about "D 2.5"
dont make stupid predictions

Posted by LordLayAlotTKG at March 30, 2006 03:16 AM

What is MMO?

Posted by Mentos at March 30, 2006 05:22 AM

I really hope that this game comes out soon. I would like to see some proof that it is actually coming out. I don’t think that since Blizzard posted new jobs we can be 100% sure that the jobs will be to design DIII. I don’t see why they wouldn’t make a new one, and I don’t really understand why they need to be so secretive. I don’t see how they could keep everything from us if the game was nearly completed years ago. I would think that there would at least be some screen shots or images from the "completed version" and they would be more secretive about the updated newer version. Anyhow I can’t wait for this game. I don’t want to pay monthly fees, but I don’t think I'd have to be persuaded much to do it.

Posted by 010101-GLITCH-010101 at March 30, 2006 09:18 AM

"What is MMO?"

MMO stands for Massive Multiplayer Online

Posted by qwerty at March 30, 2006 04:18 PM

The original Diablo was one of those games that just hit you... BAM! In its day, it had great graphics, it was spooky, the audio was awesome, and the loot was what everyone sought.

I remember countless hours of playing the original game on the PC as well as on the Playstation (2 player port edition). This game was a lot of fun and still is.

Diablo II lacked the fun that was the original Diablo. Going deeper and deeper into a dungeon never knowing when you would find the Lord of Terror... that was the scary thing... it was as if you were going to each and every level of hell itself to slay the master. This game had no real plot or storyline -- just hack and slash at its finest -- and that's why a lot of people loved the original.

The sequel, they tried to slap a bit of storyline in it... but it was weak... if people want story -- they're going to go over to BioWare and play the Baldur's Gate series or Knights of the Old Republic or Neverwinter Nights. They're not going to play the hack-and-slash heavy Diablo series.

Diablo 2 was not as spooky...

The music was not as spooky...

You spent too much time above ground running around after stuff...

I miss the town teleport scrolls from the original....

All the running around in areas got really boring in the sequel.

By the time Lord of Destruction came out... I was already burned out on Diablo II. I barely played that expansion at all, it didn't hold my interest.

If they want a possible Diablo III to be successful, they need to add the professional toolset into the purchase of each copy, so we can design our own levels... and allow us to host it on dedicated Linux servers... that would be fun. This is the trend... if you want a stand-alone RPG (even an action hack-and-slash one) to sell... you need more than just that, anymore.

People have become used to online games. They crave all the extra stuff, the communities, tons of new features, control over making additions and their own community content.

A Diablo MMO just doesn't make much sense -- they already have WoW. Despite the fact I hate WoW in all its cartoony graphics crappiness, its lack of individuality (all the characters practically look alike), and its oversaturation by teeny-boppers -- I see a Diablo MMO as a mistake, but perhaps they can pull it off by catering to an older audience... more serious graphics, very detailed and realistic... very spooky music... raise the rating on the game to Mature and add more gore and blood...

If they cater it just right, they could have the kiddy WoW for the younger people or families... and they could have Diablo MMO (or shall we call it WoD? Word of Diablo) for the adults.

Other than that, I see no real need for a Diablo MMO. The MMO market is oversaturated already -- especially in the fantasy gaming genre. Sci-Fi and Superhero are about where they should be (but a new sci-fi MMO wouldn't hurt)....

EQ2, WoW, D&D Online, (and the non-true MMO Guild Wars) are sharing a lot of people's online fantasy gaming time... BioWare has gone into production in its new Austin, Texas, facility for an MMO (as yet unnamed) but chances are it's going to be a fantasy title unless they revive Shattered Steel and make a Mech-Warrior type MMO. That might fly.

The deal is... we don't need another fantasy MMO. We have some that just barely hang on, like Lineage 2, Asheron's Call, Asheron's Call 2, Shadowbane... I mean there are TONS of MMOs and the majority are fantasy titles. How much more can the fans truly take?

A Starcraft MMO would be more successful in my opinion -- now is the time to STRIKE at the sci-fi MMO market share... Star Wars Galaxies has turned into a piece of crap. The iron is hot... the time to strike that gold mine is right NOW.

Posted by Chokra Broodslayer at March 31, 2006 06:30 AM

""Dude, this page is dedicated to D3, not whether or not you believe in the whole religion thing. No once remotely cares about what you have to say about this, so do yourself a favour and pipe it!"

Perhaps if you could read, you might beable to see that what you said was the message I was saying. So, why the ^&%$ did you tell me to shut up? Your basicly telling yourself to shut up since we are both saying the same thing. "

I can read what you are saying very well. By you arguing with an obvious bafoon, you are adding fuel to a pointless argument. If you say nothing then he has no one to reply to. Don't crap on about evolution and religion with him, this is dedicated to D3.

Posted by aussiewill at March 31, 2006 06:32 AM

"By you arguing with an obvious bafoon, you are adding fuel to a pointless argument."

If I was "arguing" with him, I would not of said "DO NOT post any more little smart-ass comments about Science and/or Religion, That goes for EVERYONE. This is NOT a forum for such chat. This thread is for Diablo fans wanting an insight on Diablo III and for discussing possible attributes Diablo III could bring." This topic was dead before you decided to bring it up again. I advise you NOT to respond to this as it will futher the argument. As of now, it is dead.

Posted by qwerty at March 31, 2006 11:14 AM

To all those who say WoW and D2 sucks and that D1 was better than D2...please do us all a favor and drink everything under the sink. D3 will be awsome regardless of the style (Like D1, MMO or otherwise) or graphics. Bli...echem "Snowstorm" can do no wrong in my eyes. And whats with the title rumor I heard..."Diablo 3: Moon of the Spider" wtf is that? And D2 was way better than D1, it had better graphics, skills, classes, items, monsters, maps, quests and audio, and if D1 was better, how come it doesnt have the massive amount of people playing that D2 does? HMM?

Posted by idiots... at April 2, 2006 12:20 AM

^People say that D1 was better than D2 in comparison to the time they came out. D1 was like 1997? Back then that was the ultimate game out and I remember playing it in my younger years and it was better than things like Tetris and Chips Challenge. Nowdays with the amount of games out and the constant trying to make better games as a manufacturer is now almost a competetion and the graphics etc in games today are just all around better, hence why D2 didn't quite make the original impact D1 did. Don't get me wrong, D2 mops the floor with D1, but thats just the insight I feel others are trying to give when they D1 is better IMO.

Posted by aussiewill at April 2, 2006 08:30 AM

It would be very appreicated if whoever the hole is that is posting repetative "DIABLO III COME SOON!" stops (or is rendered paralyzed by some God blessed entity).

It does nothing for this chat/discussion board but annoy others and eliminate any useful/enjoyable function of this listing.

Posted by muncher at April 3, 2006 04:51 PM

All I'm saying is this; D2 was set up PERFECTLY for a sequel. There's no real cliffhangers, because cliffhangers suck, but with the worldstone being destroyed and all, pretty much signifying total chaos on Earth, I can't imagine a sequel not being intriguing at the least.

As far as how good the game might be, I'm not sure. I'm not going to place bets on anything related to quality of gameplay because the original people aren't even making it. I will tell you that if D3 isn't up to D2 standards I'll be pretty angry.

For the record, WoW is a fantastic game, it's just a different game from D2, so if you don't like it, that's your problem.

Posted by Natural20 at April 3, 2006 06:42 PM

I just want to ask some question about Diablo III will it have such playable spots like more bosses and not a storyline??

Also hopfully you will be able to fly on monster but how would you kill them??

And my final question is if you do have to pay a monthly fee how much is it going to be as a estimate like $9.99???

Please respond ty

Posted by Diablo III Kewl at April 3, 2006 08:08 PM

DEAR GOD WHEN IN HELL IS D3 GONNA BE RELEASED IM DESPERATE

Posted by i aint giving my name to a machine at April 4, 2006 02:37 PM

Well i hope D3 comes out soon so everyone will stop playing that gay game WoW god it sucks

Posted by WoW blows at April 4, 2006 05:56 PM

well i simply feel the same way about that wow sucks and cost money 2 play. when d2 doesnt and im tierd of the gay freakshows playing wow and acting professional bye there lvl 50, when us d2 fans can dominate that with are lvl 100s.FREAKS(WOW only)

Posted by Diablo2Defender at April 4, 2006 06:19 PM

do you all actually believe this dont believe anything until blizzard says it

Posted by JP at April 5, 2006 03:06 PM

I was a slave of D2 for 4 years and i just can´t wait for D3. I hope Blizz had listened fans over the past 4 years about the preference for the isometric graphics (based in sprites) that makes D2 so great. However, i think they won´t because of the "exigence" of the games market to make them in 3D.
(si no les gusta como escribo en inglés jodansé)

Posted by tomas at April 5, 2006 09:22 PM

this is gonna be awesome...lol...ive beenplaying this game 4 ever and i was addicted to the games..man i dont think ill be able to quit...eerr..i dont think it would look good thought if it took the 1st person looks from WoW though....that prob make me mad...

Posted by Juston at April 6, 2006 07:23 PM

I hope they charge people money to play diablo 3. I'd hate to see immature idiots like the kid that spammed the useless "DIABLO III COME SOON!" thread above.

pay to play = eliminates 10 year old kids. which is great for the rest of the gaming community.

Posted by RageEFX at April 7, 2006 03:05 PM

I hope they charge people money to play diablo 3. I'd hate to see immature idiots like the kid that spammed the useless "DIABLO III COME SOON!" thread above ruin diablo 3.

pay to play = eliminates 10 year old kids. which is great for the rest of the gaming community.

Posted by RageEFX at April 7, 2006 03:06 PM

Im hoping all of this is right. The diablo series is some of the more fun games (and even they are not the pure RPGs id prefer, They're a damn welcomed change from the horde of evil crappy FPS barrage nowadays).

Posted by chaosblade at April 7, 2006 03:06 PM

Ok for real i played D2 straight for 6 years... best game ive ever played. Now im bored playing halo2 and a very lil of wow.. blizz needs to make a D3 no doubt.. honestly i dont care if its pay2play because if its as good as the other ones then its worth the cash. I have a job and all you who cant afford it get one. AsNS RuLE~

Posted by Paranoid at April 7, 2006 06:40 PM

Oh and guys.. ironlore is making this game called Titan quest... looks awesome... check it out.. www.titanquestgame.com.. search for some gameplay vids on google.. up to 28 different combos for classes... def reminds me of a 3D diablo

Posted by Paranoid at April 8, 2006 10:19 AM

i think the 2 factions would be awesome... keep it in the same style like the old diablo instead of MMO and keep the factions seperate except for someplace where they could meet and do some team or single pvp, against the other faction and some other place where they could fight their own.

maybe for characters... 'x' kinds of angels for one faction and 'x' kinds of demons for the other. both sides have a warrior, rogue, mage type character, and maybe both have their own unique character.

and maybe the evil side's end boss is tyrael and the good sides is diablo, though i would like to see a new boss instead of seeing the same ones over and over again.

but this is just a fans hopes and dreams... the game probaby wont even be released for another 2 to 4 years, and it probably wont be anything like this... but i do think it would be pretty cool.

Posted by Psudo at April 8, 2006 10:38 AM

btw...

"Job Update 3/20/06
New Position: Game Systems Designer
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced game designer to work with the developers of Diablo and Diablo II. Duties will include working on general game design, rules systems, play balance, interface design and multiplayer features. Check out the Game Systems Designer posting for more information. "

from the blizz site itself

Posted by Psudo at April 8, 2006 10:58 AM

For whoever played UO (Ultima Online) is expecting something new, a mmorpg where they can start from the beginning, everyone wants D3 to come out cuz ppl dont like starting on new games and already finding godly people level 99, or ultra powered ppl who insta kill u when they c u... if they want D3 to be successful they have to drop the mentallity of the older games, not everything, but focus on everything from different rpg games, of course they need an online version to it, something like D2 if they dont want to compete with WoW but online gaming is ESSENTIAL or else ppl are not gonna buy, they are gonna get bored, theres no point in a cd key, so it will b easily transfered and blizzard wont make money at all on ppl buying it... they need some time of online playing...

for the game to b modified and all like Ultima Online can be, where you can make ur own server and make ur own options additions and all, i dont see it happening, because the game is more structured, the game must b perfect when it comes out, they cannot make a way for ppl to make their own servers or else people are just gonna burn the game and cd key is not neccessary in that case either, if they were smart they would get a bit of every other rpg made and put it all into one with a diablo 2 touch... the races and all were very nicely done on diablo 2 but they lacked more skills at higher levels, and ill b honest... i bought the game and i didnt play SINGLE MODE ONCE!!! i prefer an online experience, more players to do missions together, i bought the game at first because everyone was fighting at my school, and as a big ultima online fan i wanted to join in on the fights, the pvp of UO is really great, and is something that lacked on diablo 2... too fast, ppl would die so damn fast on diablo 2, no matter what level u were, i was level 45 with a sorceress (the only char i ever made) and i would kill level 70s with ice orbs so easily... i think that more spells should b added, not spells but skills and special abilities, and that they not b so much overpowered when it comes to a 1 on 1 battle... as to the Heaven and Hell thing the game being in Heaven or bla bla bla

i say that it could b like that, and as soon as u committed a crime or w/e u would be sent to the other place and start missions on the dark side or w/e... i dunno, tis is the online idea, for the offline single play they need a storyline, i probably wont b playing offline though... unless the servers are ever down... but i say that they need a better pvp and to balance more.... ive never seen a necro level 99 take on all the other races without dying more than them in an out of 7 battle... most of the times it was barbarians, sorceress and amazon to win the pvp battles...

some races were pretty useless too, the summoning for necromancer was weak, the lightning branch of the sorceress was weak... they need more balancing, and higher skills level, such as learning new skills when u reach level 60, 80, so on...

Posted by John at April 8, 2006 12:14 PM

Even if Blizzard announced the production of Diablo 3... It would take a good 2...3....8 years to release. By then I will be working full time with kids and such. Still in a couple years, all the kids who were Diablo/Diablo2/LOD addicts, will have a full time jobs, and money to waste on every freaking D3 accessory and what not.

Posted by Cody VanDeusen at April 8, 2006 02:28 PM

Does anyone think we will ahve to pay for diablo III because if we have to you can count me out. im a poor nigga!

Posted by Kevin at April 8, 2006 10:57 PM

Whats with this 3d crap. I only wish they'd stick to isometric view
like ultima Online and Diablo's. If they make it 3D it wont be Diablo at all but another EQ.
After the release of D2, UO tried to make itself like D2,. I'd love to see D3 come out with a static map and community like UO. UO could never be Diablo. But Diablo MMO in isometric would blow UO away. Do it like it was meant to be...Blizzard would pull all
players of UO. Its time someone upped Ultima with a better
game of its kind.

Posted by moondoggy at April 9, 2006 08:36 PM

I would just like to stress to everyone why the 2.5 ariel view is a must have for this upcoming diablo game. 2.5 was sucessful combined with easy clicks because you had control over the game. You had the view of your surrounding areas and could easily plot and perdict attacks. Your party was also easily taken account for since you could see there whereabouts as long as they were near you. Graphics are fantastic these days and by no means should be eliminated, but by making something that beautifully worked in 2.5 to full 3D in order to expand on graphics just simply takes away from the gameplay. Diablo has always been my favorite game and I notice that I take likings to game's that have the same feel of control to them. Blizzard would be really smart to combine both. You could keep the classic ariel view of 2d or by using the scroll on your mouse you could zoom and and take a first person view.

Posted by Brandon at April 10, 2006 07:16 AM

D3? Very good.
That nonsense storyline? Very bad.

There seems to be a consensus even on the Blizzard WoW board itself (!) that WoW doesn't compare to Diablo 2. Unsurprisingly, since Warcraft 3 didn't compare to Starcraft.

By the way, one Peter Hu told me 1.11 was made by 'Blizzard' and not 'Blizzard North' (who actually made D2). This means D3 will be made by the 1.11 people.

Now keep in mind that 1.11 is screwed up, its game files are a mess and it's surprising the game doesn't crash, since the .txt template files are bugged. Luckily, the .bin files are fine so the game works, but it says a lot about their quality of programming.

Are we looking forward to a bugged, badly made game?

Blizzard is dead, long live Flagship. Diablo lives on in Hellgate London.

Posted by Brother Laz at April 10, 2006 09:30 AM

Have you noticed, Steve said 4 years ago the making of the game started. it was finished. BUT Snowstorm thought it was to boring, they needed the spark ive seen in all snowstorm games. But they reprogrammed it like 2 years ago.


My Theory:

Notice Warcraft is taking over the blizzard website? i think that D3 will blast onto the Scene ""Diablo vs Warcraft""

The reason its taken so long is that snowstorm is doing the umthinkable. reprogramming diablo and making the new warcraft. so that it is "warcraft on diablo" its taking so long cause they need to calculate dmg and life etc :P so that diablo and warcraft are even and that no game has an upper advantage.

SO IT DEPENDS ON THE STYLE YOU LIKE DIABLO'S HACK AND SLASH OR WARCRAFTS CLICK AND KILL.

Its a theory like many some will think its bull**** but :P
think about it may give you some ideas on why the stupid game is taking so long

PS if its pay and play then no one will play it. Wow would have millions more players of it was free. thats why i havnt bought it. "Not that ive ever played Wow"

Posted by Think About this at April 10, 2006 08:29 PM

eh

i guess thats not to bad. but seriously i dont think that will happeb, it would be to complicated :P

Posted by jesus at April 10, 2006 10:48 PM

Many people obviously havent read the post and keep asking when it will be realised.

http://www.photodump.com/direct/tpucket/DiabloIIIAD.jpg

http://pc.1up.com/do/gameOverview?cId=3138257

http://www.gamestats.com/objects/714/714955/

One says 31 dec 2006 one says spring 2007. SAME THING.

Just ask for some money for christmas and buy the game ;)

Put some extra money in your piggy banks cause i bet there will be pay to play fees :P NOT THAT IM ALL FOR IT

D2 WAS FREE AND THE 1.11 PATCH KEPT ALL HACKS OUT!! ONLY MAPHACKS ARE OCCASIONLY FOUND BUT BLIZZ BANS EM ANYWAYS.

Cant wait tilll D3. Its gonna be the event of the year.


Anyways i was wondering why is everyone talking on this forum? if you like the game so much then why arnt you playing it?

i mean i love it i just cat play it nw cause im at my dads ;)

Im up for duels anytime im not to rich so expect to pwn me. lol

lv 72 mf sorc 78 element druid 77 hammerdin 70 trapsin

i need help in getting rich mf helps but seriously i dont have any hr's. hmm maybe some key runs? :P i only just made my mf sorc thats probably why im so cheap

my disc broke 3 months ago i just got a new one

ANyways "Duel me. Help me . Rush me . Love me "

XD ----- Leo32 -----

Join our clan - Darkages

Posted by Duel me D2 LOD XD at April 10, 2006 11:35 PM

I am looking forward to see this game. I am a huge fan. Part of my social life was badly affected by Diablo 1/2. But its a shame. They should mention something and it is a long time wothout any information about the game.

Posted by Anderson at April 11, 2006 07:20 AM

All ya guys search this this is fun: blizzard asked patent on
DiabloIII pervious jear december the 9th
Originally Posted by cyks
The US patent office allocates search sessions per visit, so no direct links will function. Below are some directions on how to see what Sage and I see

1st: click the link, --> http://www.uspto.gov/ebc/indexebc.html
2nd: You will see three columns: Patents, Trademarks, other. Click search(TESS) under the Trademarks column and Trademark EBusiness
3rd: Click 'New User Form Search (basic)'
4th: Fill in 'Blizzard,' for the 'Search Term.'
Note: Be sure to assign 'Owner name and address' for the 'Field' parameter!!
5th: Look for 'Diablo.' It should be the first one (There is one for Diablo I, II, and one for LOD, but LOD says LOD, LOL).
5th(cont.):Click 'Diablo'
6th: Enjoy!

Posted by Leviathan at April 11, 2006 09:20 AM

I am sooooo over D2 (finally). Let's see an awesome newness in D3 PLEEEEZE! Diablo I was much more pleasing than D2 in regard to the atmosphere.
They should make it FPS, AHA!

Posted by Dagmaar at April 11, 2006 12:29 PM

Just look at Elder Scrolls: Oblivion game for Xbox 360 and PC.

It is in 3D and it IS Awesome Looking. SO MANY Quests, and things to do.

Unlimited storage after you buy houses. NPCs AI are intelligent as hell!

Diablo 2 look Ancient when compared to the way Oblivion looks.

I suppose Diablo 3 could do it like Oblivion, but with different story and looks for the charcters and NPCs. With More monsters varieties, than Oblivion. And, Maybe more items to make it better than Oblivion.

Posted by SuperJediMutant at April 12, 2006 12:40 PM

diablo 3 sounds cool except its probobly not goin to be out in a while. i havent even completed diablo 2 or 1 and just started one.

Posted by cork at April 15, 2006 10:46 AM

I think it is funny to see all these people saying "noone will play if you have to pay for it" You think blizzard cares? With 6million players PAYING on wow... im not sure if they will listen to some kids on a forum. I dont care if d3 is p2p or not.... i just want it to be good.. and i dont think blizzard can make a game as good as d2... lets hope though.

Posted by blank at April 15, 2006 05:11 PM

I think Diablo 3 should stay as far away from WoW as posibly. I played WoW for the first month i got it and then threw it in the trash. Diablo 2 was the best game ever made and if they make Diablo 3 the same 2D, birds-eye view type of thing as the other Diablos it should be the best game on the market... wheather its P2P or not

Posted by TheRenewer. at April 15, 2006 10:03 PM

i don't really want to pay for d3, but i will if need be. diablo 2 is so good because of the huge amount of stuff you can get. that was my favorite part anyway.

Posted by mike at April 16, 2006 02:51 AM

I've been playing online games since 1997 when I first played Diablo online. It was bugged, hacked horribly and practically everyone cheated in some form. But it was a start, when D2 came about it was a vast improvement and for a long while you couldn't dupe and there were no map hacks, forcing people to actually explore every area they needed to be in to find their destination. (ie Durance of Hate lvl 2).

Now if what the rumors are saying is true and there is in fact a third installment in progress I think its a good idea. Diablo II is the only game that I can think of that still has a HUGE fan base. I for one wouldn't mind paying a monthly fee to play D3 if in fact its as good as we hope. I played EQ for a few years and I didn't mind the fee because everything was legit, no duped items. It made it so that when you got something really good it was actually worth something. The best thing about Diablo and Diablo II was that anyone that bought the game could pick it up and learn how to play rather easily. Heck, I hadn't played in two years until recently starting back up a month or so ago and its still fun in my eyes.


So, I agree with the rest of you they should make Belzebub III just like the others. Should be interesting to see what they do

Best D2 moment to date: Getting revenge on Hell Mephisto after he lag raped my poor barbarian

Posted by Darkstar at April 17, 2006 10:56 AM

When is d3 coming put!? plz

Posted by ajdj13 at April 17, 2006 07:24 PM

Indeed, I must agree that both the Diablo and Starcraft series are one-of-a-kind, and demand god-like characteristics in any other game to be compared to them.

Diablo II (and LoD) have maliciously consumed over 4 years of my life, and I don't expect them to stop anytime soon. People of Blizzard! Orcs are cool! Elves and dwarves and other Tolkien-like concepts are very entertaining... But PLEASE.... please start putting some time into Diablo. It deserves nothing less.

Posted by Nocturnus at April 18, 2006 01:44 AM

wow, cant wait to see what d3 looks like,

i'm sure this one will take away my social life for sure :)


although i hope it wont be some pay to play crap like WoW,
that was such a dissapointment.

Posted by Notorious at April 18, 2006 07:05 AM

"i hope it isnt as boring as 2 was, number 1 was the best in my opinion. 2 is just stale and boring and i dont see why people still play it" your unworthy, I dont see why you dont kill yourself aaron.

Posted by Benjamin at April 18, 2006 08:19 AM

it' going to be great, men the second one was great and this one will be even better!!!!!!!

Posted by Bloodrabbit at April 18, 2006 10:02 AM

"It sounds to me like some christians got in on the committee at Blizzard... ... And now, Diablo III is taking place partly in heaven. Lovely."


Are you an idiot? Didn't the fact that the game is called DIABLO (e.g. The Devil) give you any signals? The game's been about heaven and hell since the very first release.

And I'll say this early. If they charge to play, I'm not even going to consider buying the game. They've made more money on WoW alone to make up for every single release of a game they've ever had. In fact, they dish out D3 for free and still be making billions from WoW still.

{RANT} I'm tired of being forced to pay 50$ for a game and then find out I need to get another part-time job just to be able to pay off the monthly fees for the games I like to play.

D2 was great becuase you could just sit and play for like 15 minutes before class started or click around and go through a few quests while you're watching TV. Every once in a while I still sign on to keep my old D2 characters and account alive. I dont want to have to register a credit card every time I want to play a game now and then. Maybe I dont have time to powergame for a month straight? Why should I have to pay $15+ ?

I have an amazing new idea. Charge people for the number of hours you play on the game, up to a maximum of 15$ for the month. That way, if you only play for like, 5 hours in the entire month, you only have to pay about $2! Then MAYBE i'd be willing to toss a few more bucks to those greedy bastards.

(For the record, WoW cost me $250 so far). For what? A level 60 character or two? Geez, big accomplishment. In the long-run you end up throwing away money

Posted by MatchNL at April 18, 2006 06:42 PM

Quite frankly this 3rd Episode in the Diablo Saga sounds like a let-down. "SnowStorm" Doomed themselves to a dark gloomy atmosphere in Diablo 1 & 2 now is not the time to make the game lighter. if anything they should do the opposite and set it from Hells point of view. Also they havent thought it through hard enough how does it become fun if you say for example ; Use a waypoint to get into heaven, then ur just surrounded by angels and thts Inf. exp for you. And wat about the bosses in heaven? Theres only one "God" the others will just be stronger angels with a few more wings. I hope this game isnt made because it simply has not had enough thought or effort put into it. Being a die-hard diablo fan it would destroy the saga doom "Snowstorm" and then there would be no more class games such as warcraft and diablo.

Also if they decide to put a price on playing online they will lose many more customers. And those who do play online wont get banned for hacking just like in D2. Which internets experience destroyed the entire concept of the game as everybody is hacked. There is no way to win on Battlenet as evrybody you find there can and WILL hack, slaughter and find ways to steal your account

So this is to the makers ;

Diablo 3 = R.I.P Blizzards bank account for its doomed to go bankrupt.

Posted by Steven aka Executions at April 18, 2006 08:29 PM

I say if they are to make a Diablo 3, keep the traditional birds eye view. That is the reason it was so great. Just improve the graphics a little and make it more macabre. The originals will always be the best though. Take CS for example. CZ sucked.. so did HL2.

I only stopped playing when they released 1.9. no cow channel? nobody playing...

Posted by David at April 19, 2006 07:11 AM

Someone already said it would keep the traditional "almost 3d" view. Then again, who can be sure?

For all you bashing "Snowstorm" and "Beelzebub 3", just don't post/read here. We're all excited about this because there is a decent lull in the gaming community at the moment.

It sounds awesome and I cant wait for it to come out. One reason I always loved the Diablos is it's fast-paced play. It's nice to be able to run across town into the field and kill 5 monsters within a minute.

I really hope they follow through. It will be a best selling game, no doubt. I would think they would leak a little more information though. I only found out about "Beelzebub 3" because I was searching for .. er .. Beelzebub 2 and accidentally put in a 3.

My biggest hope is that it is lan-able. If not, I'll have to punch another hole in my college network and I think they're starting to get mad at me.

Posted by Jeremy at April 19, 2006 10:34 AM

I think there will b 2 different epolougs 1 for good, one for evil
Depending who wins. Also I believe that u can choose a path of evil or good from the beggining and all through the game.

Posted by Senrac at April 19, 2006 04:42 PM

Hello nobody on this thread knows me or of me but I am posting to give you a few ideas to toss around for future reference , just think of this for 1 minute or for the next 9months to 2 years "the Worldstone" it cannot be destroyed but it can be moved from 1 place to another either a gateway between earth & hell or a gateway between heaven & hell .
when it appeared to have been destroyed it really just was moved from a earthy gateway to a heavenly gateway so hells minions could no longer bother earth , but yet now they can invade heaven , depending the strength of the battle which ever side starts to win the battle the items change to that side with rerolling mods to take affect aswell monster strengths and weakness to change also with the changing balance of power . as this sets the "frontline" area . l8tr people

Posted by john at April 19, 2006 05:26 PM

Well its about time they come out with a new one diablo 2 is getting really old and boring.I just hope "sandstorm" doesn't make us pay like they did with WoW.I say keep it on a free server.I also hope they get all new characters and do away with the ones in D2.
They also need to make different monsters for each normal.nightmare.hell.So it keeps the game refreshed.

-nah, the necromnacer has to stay. necromnacers are very cool.

Posted by vashtheantiprime at April 19, 2006 07:07 PM

Sounds interesting, I just hope they make better classes. Come on, Druid, No doubt they did own but LOD only added 2 more classes....tsk tsk snowstorm. I truley hope they get some new Ideas, Like a priest? Hmm? HMM??! Also, I hope they dont stray to much to PvP....I run on 56k and I dont plan on anytime to play on a laggy game, imma stick to LAN games. And Star Craft ghost had its time and its taken to much time, its dead and leave it that way, work on Diablo 3. NOW. Also they need to get rid of some of the gliches in it, I wish they would keep the copying items glich, mmhmm. At the end of Diablo 2 LOD it seemed they ran dry of Ideas and stuck with a race that exsited already, barbarians, be original, make up some of your own stuff. I would really like to see them make more races, and make the A.I. a little better. They dont have much of a stradegy. Also, make some new type of gems(to go into sockets) im tired of runes, Im not going to take the time to find a zao rune. And Jewles are usless...in my opinon. Well that about sums it up. Also, im glad that they are straying from the cartoon graphics....>.>....Paint anyone?
-later

Posted by John Doe at April 19, 2006 11:10 PM

I am a D2 fan at heart. These are things I think both games lacked and could be incorporated into a "better" game.

What WoW Lost from D2:
Hack and slash of a million monsters to one player. (fun ^^)
Bird's eye view
Runes + Bartering (actually made me think of becoming a stock broker)
Free Gameplay
Skill Trees w/ Synergies (talents are kinda limited b/c u only get so many points)
A storyline that didn't jump all over; an objective.


What WoW Had that D2 Didnt:
Graphics....(though D2 isn't THAT bad...ok nvm)
Guilds (its always fun to talk on vent or TS with others while doing instances..wait that's 3)
INSTANCES ^_-
Epics (although Runewords were comparable)
Roll System for parties (the whole clicking away part of D2 when Diablo died and the drop was being generated was kind of annoying...maybe it was my fault for having a slower connection or comp. :\ )
Money that mattered... (D2 had only items that mattered, but I guess it makes sense because there was no "Bind of Equip or Pickup" garbage in D2)
An Expanded Arena (however, it only makes sense because D2 was made ages ago and back then, D2 had a large arena for its time)


I couldn't think of any more strengths of each of the games but if Blizz could incorporate aspects of both into one game, that'd be neat :D. IMO, birds eye view > 1st person. All depends on the gamer though. Im off to eat my goldfish now :)

Posted by Reader with urge to pee right now at April 20, 2006 12:34 PM

This is very intresting, I would like to see what D3 will actully be like.

Monthly Fee - By the time D3 came out I'd have a job, so the monthy thing is alright. The monthy fee is used mainly for the internet lines and the servers that they use for hsoting the game itself. If there is no monthly fee they can only hope that the game sells as much as they would need to go dead even with the costs of developing the game. Even if they broke even they might not receive enough revenue from the game to suppost the costs of the servers and the internet, and who wants a crappy lag-tastic server. I remember when I was a bit younger I said that I would never pay for a game no matter awsome it is unless if they made a virtual reality game such as the world, .hack//

W.E. this news brings about I actully hope this game comes out before the time when I will be too busy to worry about video games.

Posted by bombernik at April 20, 2006 07:46 PM

ok what do you people think about Blizz releasing a full-length movie? I think they've made it clear that they have no problems with cinematics...

Posted by Nocturnus at April 21, 2006 10:08 AM

Dear Snowstorm Entertainment!

Being an old school hardcore fan of all your games (except the infamous World of Warcraft), and after some dozen years of pure and self-giving addiction I think it is time to make a little request:
Dear Snowstorm, can you

P*L*E*A*S*E

give us StarCraft 2, Diablo III and WarCraft IV?

Is it so fucking much to ask?!!123!!111oneone

Posted by DreadSmile at April 22, 2006 06:59 AM

Sounds like a bunch of BS to me. Weird how gaming steve has all of this knowledge and none of the big gaming websites have anything at all. HMMM? I seriously doubt you know a single person at Blizzard ....well maybe the person that answers the phones there and tells you to stop calling before they get a restraining order. Or then again I could be completely wrong...nah I bet I am right on target with my assumptions but this time they only make an ass out of you Steve.

Posted by BillyBob at April 23, 2006 10:57 AM

Ok so I am an action/rpg fan from WAY back and upon hearing the news about a possible D3 AND it being somewhat akin to EQ (Which I am a total addict of) I almost shat myself. I have loved Diablo since it's inception and have just recently gotten back into it (playing D2 and the xpac as my current comp will not support EQ) I would pay a monthly fee to play this newest version of one of my all time favorites for sure. I know "Snowstorm" is up to the challenge and can't wait to see some highlights at E3( assuming they have some highlights by then) I just stumbled across this site but will be making many trips to it now that I have found it. Until next time fellow heroes

Dakkon lv 79 Barb, Hirokai lv 66 Assassin, Holydar lv 62 Hammerdin

Posted by Dakkon at April 24, 2006 11:34 AM

just found this on blizzard.com / Job Update 3/20/06
New Position: Game Systems Designer
Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented and experienced game designer to work with the developers of DIABLO AND DIABLO II. Duties will include working on general game design, rules systems, play balance, interface design and multiplayer features

Posted by tom stein at April 25, 2006 08:28 PM

I don't mind paying for it as long as cheating gets taken care of. Way I see it if we are going to pay for it monthly they better constantly be taking out patches to get rid of cheaters (duping, and all that other stuff) maphack is not considered a cheat for me but if they consider it a cheat so bve is. I want everyone to have same advantage.

Posted by Alex at April 27, 2006 02:13 PM

I almost cried when i read this blog. Been waiting for so long. Too long. Bring it on Snowstorm!!! We've been left starving for far too long.

Posted by Vin D at April 28, 2006 12:34 AM

Diablo 3 hopefully will incorporate ideas from WoW and GuildWars. Would hate to have repetitive map layouts again. Experience runs, and item runs should be created.

Posted by Rob Lee at April 28, 2006 03:04 AM

I hope they maintain the isometric view from the previous games. And pls "Snowstorm", don't make the graphics as cartoony like WOW. Either u make it 2D (better than D2 though) or if u gonna make it 3D, make it look as good as the character selection screen in D2. That kind of graphic rocks. But i wouldn't be able to play it on my system though. Just keep the gameplay fluid like D2.
And also, pls impove the interaction with the NPCs. Add in a little spice by some alternate ending or stuff like that. Maybe sprinkle a little romance. Also good if u could add a little personality to the henchmen.
I know u reading this "Snowstorm", and i know u guys are improving on a game that's already done, but pleeeazzz release D3 as soon as possible. But if u got to take ur time to improve the game, do so by all means.
U guys rock. DIABLO FOREVA!!!!!!!!

Posted by Vin D at April 28, 2006 03:22 AM

I hope that "Beelzebub 3" will have diffrent acts for the difficulty instead of the same 5 acts 3 damn times.

Posted by UNCLE SAM at April 28, 2006 09:43 PM

Diablo III will be the next installment to the diablo series. With this said, there is no possible way that it can be bad. It will not be an MMO because that would be the exact opposite of every past diablo game. The fact that you guys think it will be a first person RPG like oblivion makes me think you have never played diablo. I'm sure whenever this game is released we will all orgasm in one single moment in time, and that's how hell will invade heaven.. and we'll all be playing the game for real.

Posted by Brett at April 29, 2006 08:39 AM

OMG D3!! D3 OMG!! OMG D3!! D3 OMG!!


DIABLO III FTW!!!!

Posted by Jake at April 29, 2006 10:15 AM

OK Guys listen. I do not think the Blizzard will introduce D3 as long as D2 and WoW are being played crazily by millions of people. They are really cool games. But I dont think D3 will be in the hands unless Wow and D2 get old like Sc.
P.S. Sc2 will the next issue of rumors and problems after D3 is presented. LOL!

Posted by emrah at April 29, 2006 07:01 PM

Ok this sounds sweet as hell. And all you SC2 people let blizzard release what they want when they want too. Even if they do release D3 first you know will all still buy SC2 when it comes out so shut it. Oh and the christians on commitee. I knew it was gonna happen i mean good vs evil? it was obvious so dont blame the christians.

Posted by dxboy at April 29, 2006 10:00 PM

exciting news if true...long time player jaded by fake rumours!!every year that goes by without a d3 on the market and all the good game playing idears are thought of by other people and appear in other games making it harder and harder to not dissapoint people with a d3. D3 can be made and made well (not to sure about sc tho)but how good would it have to be to impress ppl halo2 good??..thats a prity tall order i think!!Also how do u make a d3 in 3d and not completely change the atmoshere of the game?u cant!the 2d perspective is wat ppl like ..all things i'm sure 'blizzard' have struggled with, Ihope there will be a hughly improved 2d version with a d2/exp or a brandnew d3 in 2d. ...BUT my gut tells me sc and d2 are going the way of wc111 into the dusty pages of gaming history but plz convince me i'm wrong!!

Posted by bambam at April 30, 2006 02:12 AM

yayayay i love it :]

Posted by dogs at April 30, 2006 03:04 PM

yayayay i love it :]

Posted by dogs at April 30, 2006 03:05 PM

My Question is, for multiplayer action are you going to have to pay subscription every month like WoW???? If so , I wont be playing!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by DSA at April 30, 2006 07:58 PM

I played Daiblo 1 ... its was fun as hell. Then I played Diablo 2 and it was fun as hell. And i have been waiting for the 3rd to come out for a long time.... hopefully it comes out soon enough.

By the way d3 isnt going to be a mmo? right???

Posted by Samson at May 2, 2006 06:01 PM

I agree with bambam ... change diablo to 3d just seems wierd...

Posted by Samson at May 2, 2006 06:05 PM

i personaly cant wait for this to come out,


its because of diablo 2 i got addicted to mmorpg's -.- (wouldnt of tried them with out playing this first)

so now another installment is comeing out, it seems like ill be addicted to a new game ^.^

what im woundering is,

how will diablo be comeing back? because they surly wont have a diablo 3 with no diablo will they?

Posted by Necronman at May 3, 2006 05:13 AM

can v play mmorpgeezz on 56K or 128K
if we can then i ll pay the monthly fee if there is any to play the best rpg game ever made

Posted by Nikunj The Redeemer at May 3, 2006 05:49 AM

me again
Diablo 3s name should be more creative cause i ve already killed diablo like three times in all 3 difficulties and i will get bored of killing him again if i have to
they should take it into the past
or they could even make it a future event where hell has spawned another even more powerful monster than the three evils combined
THAT WOULD BE JUST GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Nikunj The Redeemer at May 3, 2006 05:57 AM

Will it be free like the others or will we have to pay likw in WoW?

Posted by Nickochan at May 3, 2006 12:57 PM

I would buy a new D2 expansion pack in an instant.

Posted by Arthur at May 3, 2006 04:47 PM

diablo 2 had me hooked for months, i hope they really make diablo 3 and that it is no different/better in the style of gameplay. more character classes!

Posted by josh at May 3, 2006 05:21 PM

The realm of Diablo is captivating no matter how they make it c'mon now they cant change diablos gameplay they can just improve it if they made it like WOW it would be garbage then there would be nothing to stand out for diablo since it started this type of gameplay the whole concept of fighting in heaven sounds kinda yeah ok big deal id rather have it on earth heaven and hell but you cant beat god ol D1 man hack slash cast magic and run through hell. the whole idea of guilds and stuff if Diablo was an mmo then it would be so terribly awsome as long as it stayed the same ol stuff the whole top view and stuff like that, guilds would be awsome but if its only up to like say 8 players in one room its pointless if they let whole guilds of say 50 on 50 fight in pvp that would be cool but only if you could choose you guild home in hell heaven or on earth waging wars against eatchother and so on totally mind boggling. the thought of diablo with a million other people on the same server just fighting minions and killing and beating eatchother. but theyd have to limit because of the whole people get magic firewalls and shit so if it were to be like Wow in ways it would suck they would have to limit magic because it would be to crazy to have a lvl 99 sorceress or mage or something just come by and demolish a bunch of newbies with one firewall or something like that. Diablo with an online gameplay of up to max 20 people would be good for guild battle unless they opened up guild rooms specifically to host guild wars up to 50 people 25 on 25. i just had to throw in some ideas about diablo 3 i think it should be and i read some of the posts. as a diablo fan 4 life they should never change the game just improve it.

Posted by Locc at May 3, 2006 06:41 PM

Wow... i don think diablo is even goin to come out till 3 years or so but its a bit idotic for a guy like me that palys World of warcraft. b/c if that diablo3 comes out world of warcraft will be messed up and every one will quit world of warcraft. i mean isn;t it useless even play world of warcraft sence diablo is every ones favirate? I loved to paly diablo, i loved it but sence diablo3 is comeing out screw palying world of warcraft.

Posted by Silentshot at May 4, 2006 02:09 PM

im curious as to what "snowstorm's" vision of heaven and hell really are...how do they come up wth this!?

Posted by nut at May 4, 2006 10:32 PM

Making Diablo 3 a true 3d game will cause it to slow down. The reason D2 is so fun is because of "figuring out the builds" that work aspect of the game. It's the only reason I keep playing it. That and I have money to spend on ebay. The only problem I have with the game is that the most powerful items in the game drop almost NEVER. I've been playing off and on for over 4 years and the highest rune I have seen drop is an IST! Right now, the best thing they could do for the Diablo series is come out with new characters and loosen up the godly items that drop. The only people who can afford to play this game are the hackers that use multiple and various addons to cheat, and those that have money to buy the godly shiz online. I don't have the skills to hack so...i've spent some money. The other thing Blizz could do to make this game just a smig better is stop the kicking a person offline for going in and out too often. That my friend is bs. D3 will not even compare. If it's anything like WoW, I'm done gaming. WoW is too slow, travel is slow, lvling is slow, game play is slow. There are too many quests. There is too much travel. And oh my hell...what's with the realms shutting down for maintenance every night at X time. That's BS. You see...the reason why D2 is so great besides the story line, is the time spent in acquiring and making the builds. It's possible to get a char to lvl 75 in as little at 8 hours or so with all the right conditions. There are a million different builds to explore and therefore there is time to explore all of them. Not so with WoW. Not to mention the 1st person shooter type games make me motion sick. Not to bag on the creaters of WoW, but the game just doesn't work for me. It's so dam slow. There may never be another game like D2. Part of it's appeal is its non-graphical intensive interface. The second you introduce true 3D you lose a lot of the quickness that a gamer desires. The computer slows down, the in/out of games slow down. The computer heats up and takes X more power to run them. And for hells sake I gotta upgrade AGAIN just to run your game. How stupid is that!

Posted by Matt at May 5, 2006 10:37 PM

I agree with Matt about how Diablos I and II were appealing because of the rough graphics. It gave you the feeling of being part of something raw and unspoiled, especially in the Lut Gholein act of D2. I loved those games. But, I do love new games too.

Blizzard cannot keep putting out games with 1996-2000 graphics. They're a company and have to make money like any other. They have to appeal to all parties, not just the disciples of the previous two games. Old fans will play Diablo III just because it's a Diablo game. Newer gamers will probably want fancy scenery, so Blizzard has to go with the powerful graphics and high system requirements. Plus, if people were happy with the 2D raw graphics of the previous two, then they can always turn down the resolution and avoid having to upgrade.

I am looking forward to Diablo III more than any other future game release. Sure, there are other good hack-n-slashers - Sacred, Dungeon Siege 2, etc. But, I doubt I will ever play and replay any game like Diablo.

Posted by Mark at May 5, 2006 11:55 PM

For the first guy who posted. If you don't like the first two move on what makes you think that you'll like number three anymore now??
As for me I can't wait I had so much fun with the first two just trying to picture the next ones will be good enough to to keep me on my toes. Thanks steve!

Posted by John at May 6, 2006 03:09 AM

I have a feeling that Diablo III is going to remain as Blizzard's free online RPG and will offer players an experience that's vastly different from WoW. It won't be as big as WoW and it will probably not have as many options as WoW (e.g. mounts, professions, faction, etc.) BUT! I believe it will offer something that WoW does not have and that's *meaningful* PvP and an actual CHALLENGE. The reason why WoW is so unchallenging is because of monthly fees. Blizzard wants to attract and keep as many customers as they can for WoW and someone who pays 15 dollars a month would most likely quit, if their main were killed off; hence, why there is no "hardcore mode", or any REAL consequences for that matter when you die in WoW.

I'm going to be very pissed if WoW taints the Diablo series.

Posted by Matt (EX-WoW Player) at May 7, 2006 05:29 PM

Well we will see if it comes out. i think that there will be NO D3 so get over it and talk about something else!

Posted by Peter at May 7, 2006 07:19 PM

If they want the pay2play crap, forget it!

I'm a warcraft fan but i just find Wow sucks

i agee to the "Heaven and Hell" it simplies rock imagine joining Diablo and fight the Tyrande or whatever the angle was!

for now i will stick to Oblivion......

Posted by UnWOW Player at May 8, 2006 04:40 AM

It had better not be too much like WoW for 1 reason.

I really don't want to have to pay a fee to play. Thats why I don't play WoW now. Hell, thats why everyone isn't playing WoW. Don't get me wrong, it's a great game, but I'm not paying money to waste my life away in front of a computer playing a game that is pointless to my life. It's entertainment. If I really need entertainment I'll go blow up ants in my front yard with fire crackers. The better the graphics are, the more money they will need for keeping it up. And my ass aint payin. I do love the idea of factions, tho. I beleive Diablo would be AMAZING with some of WoW's features. And besides, I loved D2 enough that I can trust blizz not to screw too much up. Can't I?

Posted by shaggy at May 8, 2006 03:35 PM

If blizzard messes up and charges fees i'm not buying. I play diablo to much as it is and I don't wan't a bill on my doorstep every month. the only thing wrong with diablo2 is the abcence of stats and more charaters.

Diablo should have graphics like Halo 2 and have options like Fable.

Posted by 117 at May 8, 2006 08:37 PM

well E3 is here
and im told blizzard are making no annoucements at this event ^^

Posted by bambam at May 9, 2006 12:25 AM

i cant really see diablo coming bak again sadly although i would love it too i think some of he wow concepts tainting diablo would ruin it e.g
professions AH it would be like playing wow but with just a different title

Posted by jenkins at May 9, 2006 01:38 AM

D3 must be in 2D. I can see why all the original creators of the Diablo series quit if snowstorm tried to scrap their original 2.5D project. 2.5d is the way to go!

Posted by lazerlight at May 9, 2006 01:48 AM

I think IF they are making Diablo 3 then they really need to just improve on diablo 2. D2 is still a great game but is ageing now. all they need to do is improve on graphics(not full 3d!), include more characters. the rest is already there! great game play which leaves you wanting more! i just hope they dont use anything from WOW as is just too boring (world of borecraft!!!).

Posted by LB_Neo at May 9, 2006 05:56 AM

Blizzard...blizzard....blizzard

ive been playing there games i own them all, WoW is by far the worst game they have made, for everyone who cannot get into a good guild, will never enjoy the full story and adventure of the game...BWl,AQ, and then on, charachter transfers took way too long to consider and now charging for them, as the saying from wow goes, WoW can go die ina fire, burn baby burn. now as for D3 and SC2 you all know blizzards gonna do it, they always have, its just games these days require alot of work and they'd rather not half a$$ it, as WoW makes them almost billions monthly. soooooo, yeah, also remember if your an old blizzard player/customer like me , than you know there slow, they are slow as hell to get anything done. but when they do get it done, they usually do alright. so patience

Posted by ceriv at May 9, 2006 10:08 AM

OMG I CANT WAIT TILL D3 I HOPE THE GRAPHICS ARE NOT AS CARTOONY AS WOW COUSE THATS ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I DONT PLAY WOW ANYMORE.. and can u give us a date for the d3 realese

Posted by hector r at May 9, 2006 06:49 PM

Starcraft sucked. Drop the bad game.

D3. Bring it. Waiting for it for years. After losing an 86lv hc necro due to little bro's stupidity, I've been wanting something to draw me back to the Snowstorm. w00t D3.

Posted by notgivingaphuck at May 9, 2006 06:49 PM

OMFG DIABLO 3 WILL PWN! YESSUM! BRING IT ON!!!

Well... lets not count are chickens yet because if they mess it up and it just doesnt feel like diablo anymore than its gonna suck, especially pay2play i just wouldnt bother. Guild Wars is a alternate for right now.

-1-

Posted by Lunar6000 at May 11, 2006 06:21 PM

I doubt there will be a d3, because if you notice, no one has real information about this "new game", furthermore, I saw that the case that was supposedly taken pictures of is clearly a fake... and to furthermore prove you hippies wrong, I created this rumor about 8 months ago on diablo II expansion.. saying "I heard blizzards making a heaven/hell war game" and retards started screaming "OMG OMG D3 D3!!!!"

Posted by blobby at May 11, 2006 06:22 PM

Wow Blobby funny, but no

your givin urself far 2 much credit

90% of the rumors r based on fact

Posted by Cibjibb at May 11, 2006 07:41 PM

OMG! This is exacly how I´ve been dreaming about D3... =)

"Diablo 3 takes place in heaven. Hell is trying to take it over and it is AWESOME looking … Imagine the brightness of heaven being taken over by the darkness of hell … Imagine WoW but in a Diablo world in amount of size and playability … Also, guild housing is available in this game for those of you who know about it."

Posted by Marie at May 13, 2006 07:34 AM

my names Jeff and i play Dawn Of War.

Posted by Jeff at May 13, 2006 07:56 AM

wat kind of chars will it have on d3? bc i realy dont like all the chars on d2 the one i like most is a necro

Posted by tyler at May 13, 2006 10:59 AM

Yeah, I hope they stay true to the diablo series. I'd prefer the smaller, separate worlds of the previous games, although maybe they could up the maximum player count to twenty or so, with larger worlds to compensate for larger numbers. The only real problems I had with Diablo II were that it didn't have anywhere near the same atmosphere as the original and (more recently) the lack of character customization. Bring back the dark, creepy backdrop and ambient music, and let me customize my character to look the way I want it to and I'll never have to buy another game for the rest of my life.

Posted by Grand Kaiser at May 14, 2006 06:35 PM

dude i cant wait until it comes out. it seams 2 me that it is going 2 be the best 1 yet.........

Posted by frank at May 15, 2006 07:36 AM

Ok you Diablo freaks (I am one). http://www.diablo3.com is open. Go join their forums or something.

Posted by DrJiggs at May 15, 2006 11:59 AM

I would just like to say that D2 was the MOST addicting game out there. I have been a player that is on and off; but in order to enjoy D3, you need to get back into D2. In my opinion, D3 will be like a "Grand Theft Auto III" view, with ultimate 3d graphics.

Imagine your hammerdin having UBER grapich, throwing hammers, while the sourceross beside is blasting ice-bolts at Heavens Gate to cool off the wrath of hell

In my opinion, everyone here will jerk-off and bust every nut they have before even opening the package of D3

It will be the most addictive game, that will follow the Diablo legacy

Cant wait :)

Posted by Habibu at May 15, 2006 10:36 PM

Dude Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meh, I just hope it won't be generic like Diablo 2. I'm hoping it would be fun like the first and addictive like the second. I'm praying that they don't put such an emphasis on items like in D2. Too many trades, it's a bitch.

Posted by Andy at May 16, 2006 10:53 PM

does sound a bit gay, i like and prefer the 2D isometric view of the first two diablo's. i'm not a big fan of first person 3d games, this info better not be correct... why change something that isn't broken...

Posted by cocknballs at May 17, 2006 04:49 AM

i loved diablo 2... intill map hack and duping took over... but i would love diablo 3 to be a MMorpg... ( mmorpgs are harder to bypass on hacks... because who ever hacks usually gets banned )
btw... diablo 3 = http://www.hellgatelondon.com/ lol because its like exactly the same just a different name... game.... point in the game... but the basics are there... items.... socketable items.... place "relics" ( runes ) into items.... its going to be a good game... hellgate will be a game im going to play INTILL diablo 3 : ) and im sure some of you may aswell : )

Posted by Dan... at May 18, 2006 09:45 PM

Isnt it amazing how Blizzard seems to be the only gaming company that can keep secrets from getting out about their projects. Why would they do this anyway? I mean, we all knew World of Warcraft was coming years before it hit the shelves. The same with Diablo 2, we all knew they were working on it before it was released. Im not saying that Diablo 3 isnt on its way, but Blizzard really has no marketing startegy for not mentioning it at all. Of course this is Blizzard were talking about. Which I guess in some way makes perfect sense why they do the things they do. In my opinion, I think Diablo 3 is still a few years away. Pray for rain.

Posted by Fallen Agelica at May 19, 2006 03:38 AM

OK, WTF is going on here? Heaven Vs. Hell? Good Vs. Evil? Factions and Guilds? Hasnt this "SCENARIO" been played out before like a trillion times in other games. OMFG......and now they want to incorperate WoW stuff into Diablo 3. Take another hit of crack why dont ya. Hey, maybe we can all team up and go fishing together in Diablo 3. Night Crawlers anyone?

Posted by The Brat at May 19, 2006 04:07 AM

Guys, I am a huge blizzard fan and an evan bigger Diablo fan. But im sorry to reveal this information that I found after hours looking for some answers on the US Patent and Trademark office. I found every blizzard title including Lord of Destruction. This is the only other title that resembled one after lord of destruction. It says it was abandonded December 4 2005! I still have hope for this "Diablo III" and there are many of us that do. But I like to keep the true facts and this is the only closest information that is truly factual and not specutlation. Check it our for yourselfs at http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=ercqsi.5.50 or just keep reading on:

Typed Drawing


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Word Mark DIABLO II: SALVATION
Translations The foreign wording in the mark translates into English as "Devil".
Goods and Services (ABANDONED) IC 009. US 021 023 026 036 038. G & S: Pre-recorded video tapes featuring action motion pictures and television programming; pre-recorded audio cassette tapes, DVDs and CD-ROMs featuring musical scores and dialog; and entertainment computer software in the nature of a game capable of being played on a personal computer or a global computer network
Mark Drawing Code (1) TYPED DRAWING
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78124337
Filing Date April 26, 2002
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Published for Opposition March 11, 2003
Owner (APPLICANT) BLIZZARD ENTERTAINMENT, INC. CORPORATION DELAWARE 6060 CENTER DRIVE 5TH FLOOR LOS ANGELES CALIFORNIA 90045
Assignment Recorded ASSIGNMENT RECORDED
Attorney of Record Rod A. Rigole
Prior Registrations 2416001
Type of Mark TRADEMARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator DEAD
Abandonment Date December 4, 2005

Posted by whitelion43 at May 19, 2006 09:19 PM

My friends, I have great news though!!! Perhapes I stumbled upon some more hope for us! I overlooked one title as I was looking at the US trademarks. I came across two titles for "Diablo" One filed in April 26, 1996 whick is still live, and one on December 9, 2005, which is live aswell. Why call the two titles the same thing??? I dont know but it did say in the description of the one published in 05': ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, PROVIDING ON-LINE COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES, TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR COMPUTER GAMES; ARRANGING AND CONDUCTING COMPUTER GAME COMPETITIONS; ENTERTAINMENT IN THE NATURE OF AN ONGOING TELEVISION PROGRAM, AND PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MOTION PICTURES Could this "ongoing" be world of Diablo? Something to think about. Check it out at http://tess2.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=f7v91m.2.6 or just keep reading:

Word Mark DIABLO
Goods and Services IC 041. US 100 101 107. G & S: ENTERTAINMENT SERVICES, NAMELY, PROVIDING ON-LINE COMPUTER AND VIDEO GAMES, TIPS AND STRATEGIES FOR COMPUTER GAMES; ARRANGING AND CONDUCTING COMPUTER GAME COMPETITIONS; ENTERTAINMENT IN THE NATURE OF AN ONGOING TELEVISION PROGRAM, AND PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF MOTION PICTURES
Standard Characters Claimed
Mark Drawing Code (4) STANDARD CHARACTER MARK
Design Search Code
Serial Number 78770575
Filing Date December 9, 2005
Current Filing Basis 1B
Original Filing Basis 1B
Owner (APPLICANT) Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. CORPORATION DELAWARE 6060 Center Drive, 5th Floor Los Angeles CALIFORNIA 90045
Attorney of Record Rod A. Rigole
Prior Registrations 2416001;2791742
Type of Mark SERVICE MARK
Register PRINCIPAL
Live/Dead Indicator LIVE

Posted by whitelion43 at May 19, 2006 09:53 PM

Omfg......Do u see how many people posted on this freaking forum!?!?!?!?!!?............omfg if some1 could show this URL to blizzard they would realize HOW many people Love DI, II and HOPEFULLY III....how long we have all waited...and i bet this is only 1/10th of the fan base that diablo has accumulated....from veretans who played DI to people who still play DII and beleieve me ALOT of people still play ...Blizzard all we ask is up the graphics mor chars different environments new skill items etc. but dont make it too much like WoW.....DIII should be unique in its own way...WoW is childesh in my opinion all "cartoonish" and such...DIII should just be....amazing...and im sure that blizzard will do nothing less than AMAZING.

Posted by Sudi_808 at May 19, 2006 10:39 PM

Omfg......Do u see how many people posted on this freaking forum!?!?!?!?!!?............omfg if some1 could show this URL to blizzard they would realize HOW many people Love DI, II and HOPEFULLY III....how long we have all waited...and i bet this is only 1/10th of the fan base that diablo has accumulated....from veretans who played DI to people who still play DII and beleieve me ALOT of people still play ...Blizzard all we ask is up the graphics mor chars different environments new skill items etc. but dont make it too much like WoW.....DIII should be unique in its own way...WoW is childesh in my opinion all "cartoonish" and such...DIII should just be....amazing...and im sure that blizzard will do nothing less than AMAZING.

Posted by Sudi_808 at May 19, 2006 10:40 PM

i found D2 interesting and fun for a while. but after playing it through for weeks with friends it gets kind of old. hopefully this new installment of the Diablo series wont get old quite as fast.

as for gameplay and items i hope its expanded as much as i heard.

Posted by lizardsbba at May 20, 2006 11:46 AM

I think Guild Wars has provided a good test bed for the "hopefully", yet again, upcoming DIII. I heard a few Diablo developers helped out with the building of Guild Wars. ?
-which was one of the reasons I've been into GW,..., just to kill some time till D3 can hit us again.
anyway, as a quick side note regarding the first comment here, Dude, please check out gamefaqs.com, ... Diablo II: LoD has been and still is the "longest" lasting, most played rpg online top 10 ranked games off all time. Sure WoW is numero Uno (the seer scale of the game is awesome) but it aint free, and it ain't cheap.
I dont know how many soft-games out there have tried to make the Diablo experience but there really is only one Diablo/2/LoD.
-It sure sounds like D3 witl maintain and excel at the quality of gameplay as was from Diablo -> D2:LoD.
Diablo, has been the crown jewel for Blizzard and they darn-well know it
Of all the games I've played (on\offline) D2:LoD has took the most gaming hours out of my life so far - (ya, ya forget da "get a life" cracks)
As for the "Heaven vs. Hell" idea for D3, that is a perfect sequelity to D2:LoD since the worlds destruction in D2:LoD.
And as far as items, landscapes, D3 world size, maps,.... all this,
should be almost boundless by now.
Now I don't know if you're already aware of this Steve, and I'd be surprised if you didn't hear of this as well but hang on to your popcorn there might be the Movie of Diablo, thats right !, on the same scale of "Lord of the Rings", it has been said Peter Jackson will of course be directing it (apparently he is a D2:LoD fan from way back and down under)
also, Mila Jovovich (from The Fifth Element,...) will be starring as the Sorceress, and Halle Berry will star as the Amazon, not sure who the warrior will be, but... this is obviously a huge endeavour to say the least. what a tribute to this Game eh !?
Also the timing of the 1st movie-sequel release will be sometime after the official D3 release date.
Am I close Steve to your predilictions, er I mean predictions ?
:)
I really hope it(D3) stays free (similar to Guild Wars, and others). They(Blizzard) are gonna make loads just from movie royalties.
That is, free, in the sense that I don't care if they charge $100+ whatever, for it initially off the shelf. -better that than $$/month, since we're already paying enough to those greedy isp providers just for braodband\DSL anyway (who BTW should be giving out even more BW for what we're payin').

Finally, To the folks at Blizzard, you guys/gals just gotta make D3 the crowning Jewel of all PC games yet again. I wish you all the success, luck, skills, endurance, ... in achieving that. Its been a long time but it truly should be a work of Art, and a faith to believe worth waiting for.

BRING IT ON, BLIZZARD
:)

Posted by SuperCobraJetFanaticofallDiablo at May 20, 2006 07:25 PM

Soooo ,
not to mention the 1000's of other forums related to D3, Blizzard just has to release it, the demand alone that generated the hits just on this forum ? wow! summarily its just a matter of when?
again, GOD Speed Blizzard

Posted by supercobrajet at May 20, 2006 08:19 PM

listen folks. If diablo 3 is MMO, that just won't work. Personally i think diablo gamers are getting bored with d 2 and lord of destruction (i sure am), and they need another expansion or something. d3 needs to stick to the usual 2.5d point of view, because that is what seperates it from other rpg games.

Posted by zac at May 21, 2006 12:14 AM

D3 won't be an MMO... 99% of Diablo fans don't want it to be that way, and I think Blizzard will listen to their future customers. If they want maximum profit, they will make D3 an RPG like the two games before it.

Posted by AcidReign at May 21, 2006 01:37 AM

Gimme a D....Gimme an I....Gimme an A....Gimme a B....Gimme an L....Gimme an O....and last but not least....Gimme a 3....what do ya have.............................Nothing!!! Ha ha ha, everyone one this site that believes "DIABLO 3" is coming is an "IDIOT". Reality check people, Diablo 3 is not being made. This steve guy is the biggest lying attention loving jerk ever. What a bunch of shmoes!

Posted by The Brat at May 21, 2006 03:20 AM

I like the stabby parts. With the swords and stuff. We want to stab more thingys on the computer. Daddy says I am learning lots from stabbing things, why cant you release Diablo 3 quicky so I can stab, just like my daddy stabbed before he went to Jail? Stabby stab stab.

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Posted by Merideth Carleton at May 22, 2006 09:43 PM

I didn't even read half of ur posts (sorry bout my english, i'm from portugal). personally, i think it would be hard to make a Diablo 3, the storyline doesn't work, Diablo's dead! Unless they change the name of course. If it exists, it will be announced at the next E3.

I played both Diablos and finished the second in Nightmare difficulty with my Barbarian. The game is awesome, the kind of game that u take a long time to get tired of, i would love to see the third coming out :P, but i want it faithful to his origins, in 2D, not 3D.

Posted by Yangsmoth at May 27, 2006 01:28 PM

Its going to be a prequel callled Secrets of the Vizjerei.
And no there is plenty more story to go, 2 lesser demons Azmodan Lord of Sin, and Belial Lord of Liesand. Tyrael was corrupted/killed/imprisoned. If you really thought he did a good job destroying the world stone then you are very mistaken. Thats what the demons wanted - and you get a clue that it wasn't really Tyrael in the films where he impersonates Tyrael.

Posted by Epoch at May 28, 2006 09:13 PM

Whoever says D3 shouldn't be an MMO is an idiot. That would be the greatest RPG ever made. And whoever says that "99% of Diablo fans don't want it to be that way," is just completely wrong. There are plenty of people who would love to play D3 as an MMO. I'm not saying that it should be as slow-paced as WOW, but have a huge expansive world, with tons of items, and tons of questing to do.

Posted by Detavion at May 29, 2006 08:07 PM

I agree more quests make the game last longer, naturaly. The more gameplay the funner it gets in the long run.

Posted by whitelion43 at May 29, 2006 10:24 PM

Well, if it's not pay-to-play, it is guaranteed to get hacked to death...

Are you NUTS, Wow has as many hacks and cheats as Diablo 2

so while if it is pay-to-play it will become a rich kids' game, if it isn't it will become an ebayer's game (basically the same thing... everyone can play but you have to put up with the rich kids being able to own the crap out of everyone).


In D2 it doesn't take being rich to own peeps. With MF runz, rushes and trading I can get a character to 80th level in 2 days of easy gaming. Decked out in the latest UBER items.

Diablo 3 must not have cookie cutter characters. ( Can you say hammerdin). It must have a very good story behind the game play. It must introduce new characters and new crafting abilities. Towns must be occupied by a decent amount of NPC's ( not the bare minimum). It must not be a Pay per month game. It must have both an online and an offline mode.

Posted by Buttonbelly at May 30, 2006 08:15 PM

omg dude thisgame sounds so kick ass i cant wait to get it!!!! OMG!!!!

Posted by Ryan at May 31, 2006 12:55 AM

I heard very recently that bnet was going to make diablo3 a pay per month game. Is this true? Someone please comment on this. Thanks.

Posted by Dawn at June 1, 2006 05:10 AM

Why are u guys thinking of not making Diablo lll? u will get lots of people playin it it just wont take right away. I just hope there's still awesome wapons and characters and ect.. also i hope there's more acts and weapons because the other weapons are kinda lame. But mostly this game better rock because all the other games have been rip offs.

Posted by Dan Annis at June 1, 2006 06:15 PM

Will it be Mac Compatible? Any idea?

Posted by mark at June 1, 2006 06:51 PM

DUDES I AM SO LOOKING 4WORD 2 PLAYING DIABLO 3 I HEARD THAT THERE IS A GOOD AND BAD SIDE AND U PLAY IN HEAVEN EARTH AND HELL AS 16 DIFFERENT OPTIONAL CHARACTERS I SO WANNA FREAKIN GET AN UPDATE AND RIGHT NOW IM JUST LOOKIN 4 SOME TRAILORS AND CRAP LIKE THAT AND IF U WANNA CONTACT ME MY ACCOUNT NAME ON D2 IS DK12 AND IM ON LIKE ALMOST ALL THE TIME !!!! PEACE OUT AND ILL COME BACK 2 POST MORE INFO L8ER

Posted by Diablo 2 fan dk12 at June 2, 2006 05:42 PM

Dude how cool would it be if u could choose to be good or evil!!
If u choose good u get wings like tyreal from d2 and if evil u get bloody spikes out ur back and horns and u could have like a bad vs evil dule game.
Ya that will roock if thats in there!

Posted by Joe at June 3, 2006 02:05 AM

y wouldnt it be mac compatable
macs slowly slowly slowly making a slow come back and they seem to be taking there sweet time on d3 so y not have it be mac compatible?

Posted by Joe at June 3, 2006 02:42 AM

haha, morespamplz I read the first 50 posts and realised there were thousands.. hah, here's one more

Posted by mike at June 3, 2006 06:42 AM

Once diablo 3 is out, please send to: Planet Zurikon, continent Aily, country Zorpidec, state colran, village snoro, street cucuc house number 710229889 floor 7000,000,0 room 2802,5900,89, part middle left.

Posted by Aiden at June 3, 2006 04:56 PM

I didn't like Diablo I much and Diablo II was better and I can imagine hell invading heaven and I've been waiting a long time for Diablo 3 to come out so could you tell me if Diablo III ever does come out?

Posted by tynan at June 3, 2006 05:16 PM

i think this whole story is bs ...but just incase its not .Things i want in d3...a horse,a demon horse with its own armour! socketable of cause , and a corral in camp....more magic the ability to animate trees to uproat themselves and fight alongside u...to be able to turn enemys into say chickens ;]] especialy pvp...that would be prity damn funny!!...clan colors like in guild wars, emblems on claoks maybe...charm holders for stash say with 4-5 sockets in and the right comination gives u a uber charm...

Posted by bambam at June 3, 2006 08:39 PM

I never played Diablo I so I don't know what it's like and Diablo II was cool. the Expantion set was better with Harrogath and Baal was pretty scary Diablo was also scary and I usually have trouble with him. Mephisto, Tal Rasha and Andariel are too easy.

Posted by tynan at June 5, 2006 08:31 AM

There are pro's and con's to each way that Snowstorm could release the game (assuming they actually do - until Snowstorm announces it - this is all myth).

If they released it exactly like they did Diablo II - then you would have more people playing and it would be a little cheaper. But you would run into the same problems they have now in the long run. Duping of items and runes is rampant, there aren't frequent enough updates, stores selling items online.

If they released it as a subscription based game - they could have constant updates, more expansions, mode additions, less hacking and cheating, and the servers would always be up and running (ideally) due to more funding and staff. Downside is it is more expensive to the user.

I think most people who are real fans of the game and game series will play it either way.

Some things I think need to change about it is the item structure. In current Battlenet play on ladder - there really are only a few different characters - There is a caster that uses Enigma and Heart of the Oak (sorc, elemental druid, necro, trap assassin, Hammerdin), there is a melee char that uses the runeword Fortitude, and has a runeword weapon Grief or Breath of the Dying [fighting pally, fighting barb, fighting druid (which is really rare)] and then on top of that most duelers (PvP) use enigma to some sort. The whirlwind assassins use enigma, as do most whirlwind barbs. (In my opinion - the Runeword Enigma ruined the game)

The item structure allows for people to sit back and do nothing while someone whittles away a boss and then an outsider can swoop in and pick up the item. Instead of monsters dropping items, why not just experience and Gold. And that could be based on the ammount of damage you actually dealt (which would also eliminate the rush and power leveling) Why dont they make Gold actually useful? Right now gold is only used for repairing and resurrecting your merc. and most runewords are indestructible so the repair bill doesn't matter. So if they took the idea of actually shopping and crafting and making your own items (with something like the horadric cube) then the game would have a lot longer shelf life because people could use the gold to buy the ingredients and then make an elite item.

If they didn't go with the MMO - they could establish permanent games on the servers for trading and Merchant-like activities, the equivalent of a shop in the more traditional MMORPG. They could also establish a trade system where gold would actually play - you would set up a market place (either like a forum or an actual shop you could set up in the aforementioned permanent game) where you would set your price and then someone would come up to your shop and decide to pay the price you were asking. The would eliminate alot of the trouble in trading (scamming, duped items, idiots who want to trade thier KO runes for 6 socket superior ethereal berserker axes and which and moan all the time).

I also think the PvP structure should be different. I dont like the fact that someone can go hostile with me and kill me while I am trying to quest and ignore them. Dueling should be a mutual thing. You go hostile with me, I have to be hostile with you in order to deal OR RECIEVE damage.

Those are some thoughts - I am not sure people can ever get past the idea of paying monthly to play a game - I am not sure if I can either. It depends alot on the game play. But if Diablo 2 were a pay monthly game - I would have probably have played it up until the duping of items and botting became so common place. I think that paying for a game should resolve those issues.

Posted by madjackal at June 5, 2006 01:53 PM

What about selecting gender? every other rpg lets u do so. Plz make a comment on whether or not it will be included or if u think it is a good idea.

Posted by ZealotofLethargy at June 5, 2006 04:27 PM

this place has so many comments o.o ill add to it...
I agree with many other snowstorm fans that beezlebub's birds-eye-view/ non-3d grapics were awsome, although it would be nicce to see beezlebub from a 3d perspective. btw its 6-6-06 LoL

GO SNOWSTORM!!

Posted by plaod at June 6, 2006 04:48 PM

i think that picking gender is always pretty cool, and i.e. girls could be more agile. being faster could mean better archers for running away easier. or u couold have a man archer with a stronger atk but slower running speed.

Posted by plaod at June 6, 2006 04:55 PM

Honestly, i was just thinking of looks when i said gender, but i like the idea of stat bonuses for different genders. The only problem is that it could be seen as sexist that men are stronger and girls are more graceful but i doubt the hoards of gamers who would play "beezlebub 3" would really give a crap.

Also, on multiclassing, way to powerful for "snowstorm" to put it in. imagine, zon's guided arrows + pally fana aura. just way to powerful.

Posted by ZealotofLethargy at June 6, 2006 09:02 PM

Ive got good and bad news for everyone here. So lets get to the bad news first. My dads friend works for Blizzard. I asked him if they were making Diablo 3 and he said no. But he did say however that the game they are working on is in the same Diablo Universe but its just not going to be a 3rd installment and its not going to be called DIABLO 3. It will be in 3D and it will also cost you a monthy subscription to play on Blizzards servers. He did say that people could host their own servers for other people to play on like open battle.net, ofcourse that probably wouldnt be very fun. He wouldnt give me much more information than that, and believe you me, I tried to get as much information from him as I could possibly get. Now to what my personal opinions are about the game and what else I have learned about it so far. I think it will be pretty much an MMORPG. The top down view will give you that old school Diablo feel but will let you make 360 degree turns and you will also be able to go right into 3rd or 1st person mode. The entire world will be populated with people and their will be NO private games. Basically like WoW but with one major difference. This will be a real world environment. People will be able to kill you on the spot whether you want them to or not. There will be neutral zones like towns and other places of refuge, but all inbetween traveled areas will be full on PvP. Now if you are riding in whats called a faction caravan you will not be able to be attacked. This means that their will have be another opposing faction caravan to initiate a "BATTLE" with yours, but a group vote will decide if it will take place at all. Another aspect is that you will be able to hire henchman like in guild wars. And the game will also have betty boop slaying Dragons with Mindflayes heads and little birdclock pajamas whistling do wa didi didi dum didi do! Har Har Har, I'll see yer in Davey Jones Locker yet you bloody scallywag. Savor me rum on a deadmans chest. YO HO HO!

Posted by The Alexir at June 7, 2006 04:12 PM

I go for Diablo III ;)

Posted by Pjay at June 7, 2006 07:52 PM

PLEASE, I PRAY, That They Will Not Make Diablo 3 exactly Like WoW. The whole "guild factor" requiring everyone to run 40man instances just to be considered "decently geared" completely RUINED the WoW experience. i hope they just add 3d graphics and a large expansive world. To keep the good D2 aspects we all know and love.

P.S. i also have to say that D2 pvp was more fun than WoW pvp, a good stratedgy and player skills made pvp in D2 alot more exciting.

Posted by bebo at June 7, 2006 11:12 PM

PLEASE, I HOPE, That They Will Not Make Diablo 3 exactly Like WoW. The whole "guild factor" requiring everyone to run 40man instances just to be considered "decently geared" completely RUINED the WoW experience. i hope they just add 3d graphics and a large expansive world. To keep the good D2 aspects we all know and love.

P.S. i also have to say that D2 pvp was more fun than WoW pvp, a good stratedgy and player skills made pvp in D2 alot more exciting.

Posted by bebo at June 7, 2006 11:13 PM

EVERYONE LISTEN REAL CAREFULLY OK! DIABLO 3 WILL NEVER HAPPEN! BLIZZARD IS COMPLETELY AND TOTALLY COMMITTED TO WORLD OF SUCKASS( I MEAN WARCRAFT )! ER.......AND THIS MEANS NO DIABLO 3! NO STARCRAFT 2! NOTHING BUT WORLD OF SUCKASS....ER WARCRAFT! SORRY, I JUST CANT HELP MYSELF ANYMORE. DAMN YOU ALL TO HELL FOR BELIEVING IN ME! STAB YOU STAB YOU STAB YOU WITH MY DADS STABBY STAB STAB THINGY! HAR HAR HAR, DAVEY JONES LOCKER TOOK MY STABBY STAB STAB!

Paging doctor suckass, paging doctor suckass. Please report to the Emergency room immediately. We have another bad case of the Diablo 3 rumor forums infecting the internet.

Sheesh, cmon people. Do you really think that diablo 3 isnt coming out. Of course it is. And its going to baddest most kickass MMORPG you could ever imagine.

"ALL YOUR BASE ARE BELONG TO US"-_-_-_-_".." RUN LITTLE RABBIT RUN.

Posted by My Name at June 8, 2006 12:35 AM

Hello everyone, My name is James Rothchild. I am the CEO at Billard Entertainment. I would like to personally tell everyone here that Diablo 3 will be released in the summer of 2007. And I for one cant wait until it is released so I can finally start making some money. Because WoW is costing me a freaking bundle. Har Har Har you yeller bellied scallywaggons in the factions battling for the attraction of the so called transaction upon the action of my fraction.

Posted by James Rothchild CEO Blizzard Enetertainment at June 8, 2006 12:51 AM


"I think Guild Wars has provided a good test bed for the "hopefully", yet again, upcoming DIII. I heard a few Diablo developers helped out with the building of Guild Wars. ?
-which was one of the reasons I've been into GW,..., just to kill some time till D3 can hit us again.
anyway, as a quick side note regarding the first comment here, Dude, please check out gamefaqs.com, ... Diablo II: LoD has been and still is the "longest" lasting, most played rpg online top 10 ranked games off all time. Sure WoW is numero Uno (the seer scale of the game is awesome) but it aint free, and it ain't cheap.
I dont know how many soft-games out there have tried to make the Diablo experience but there really is only one Diablo/2/LoD.
-It sure sounds like D3 witl maintain and excel at the quality of gameplay as was from Diablo -> D2:LoD.
Diablo, has been the crown jewel for Blizzard and they darn-well know it
Of all the games I've played (on\offline) D2:LoD has took the most gaming hours out of my life so far - (ya, ya forget da "get a life" cracks)
As for the "Heaven vs. Hell" idea for D3, that is a perfect sequelity to D2:LoD since the worlds destruction in D2:LoD.
And as far as items, landscapes, D3 world size, maps,.... all this,
should be almost boundless by now.
Now I don't know if you're already aware of this Steve, and I'd be surprised if you didn't hear of this as well but hang on to your popcorn there might be the Movie of Diablo, thats right !, on the same scale of "Lord of the Rings", it has been said Peter Jackson will of course be directing it (apparently he is a D2:LoD fan from way back and down under)
also, Mila Jovovich (from The Fifth Element,...) will be starring as the Sorceress, and Halle Berry will star as the Amazon, not sure who the warrior will be, but... this is obviously a huge endeavour to say the least. what a tribute to this Game eh !?
Also the timing of the 1st movie-sequel release will be sometime after the official D3 release date.
Am I close Steve to your predilictions, er I mean predictions ?
:)
I really hope it(D3) stays free (similar to Guild Wars, and others). They(Blizzard) are gonna make loads just from movie royalties.
That is, free, in the sense that I don't care if they charge $100+ whatever, for it initially off the shelf. -better that than $$/month, since we're already paying enough to those greedy isp providers just for braodband\DSL anyway (who BTW should be giving out even more BW for what we're payin').

Finally, To the folks at Blizzard, you guys/gals just gotta make D3 the crowning Jewel of all PC games yet again. I wish you all the success, luck, skills, endurance, ... in achieving that. Its been a long time but it truly should be a work of Art, and a faith to believe worth waiting for.

BRING IT ON, BLIZZARD
:)"

i totaly agree, diablo 3 should not be a pay per month game, but based on the fact that d2 is the longest played online rpg of all time they will probably make it pay per month, which would totaly blow. as for the movie, i personaly think it would be interesting to watch a movie based on a game that ive played for so long, and the person that posted as the ceo better not be messin with us cause hell have a lotta d2 fans very very pissed so heres hoping
GL blizz

Posted by Nyt at June 9, 2006 01:59 AM

"Hello everyone, My name is James Rothchild. I am the CEO at Billard Entertainment. I would like to personally tell everyone here that Diablo 3 will be released in the summer of 2007. And I for one cant wait until it is released so I can finally start making some money. Because WoW is costing me a freaking bundle. Har Har Har you yeller bellied scallywaggons in the factions battling for the attraction of the so called transaction upon the action of my fraction.
Posted by James Rothchild CEO Blizzard Enetertainment at June 8, 2006 12:51 AM"

LMAO, nice try kid :P

Posted by qwerty at June 9, 2006 09:21 AM

um, there is ust one thing i want to know, what will the classes be?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!?

Posted by john at June 9, 2006 10:21 PM

OMFG ROFLMAO :D woow this would be very nice, i have played Diablo I again a few weeks ago (when my internet connection didnt work for some weeks) and its just fun killing that butcher again and again :) then i started playing diablo again (when my connection was fixed again) hehe got a lvl 93 sorceress now but... its getting a littlebid boring... who doesnt know how to make a perfect character... arachnid, 2xsoj, mara etc. its just time to get Diablo III and start with finding out new things and not just playing and knowing how you would be perfect.

Posted by Wesley at June 10, 2006 07:06 PM

They could always just make an item mall on the website so they can get all the money from the rich kids still and us nomal people can still play for free and save for a specifict item. Alot of the games i play now or tryed have item malls.

Posted by A person at June 11, 2006 12:19 AM

Anyone saying Diablo 3 is not coming out is on crack

Anyone thinking it will suck is on crack

No matter what they do how they do it and when they give it to us we're all going to love it

Quit trying to doom it

I know this is just another internet rumor to fuel fire but take a look anyways, I believe this one the most and I read through this entire list of posts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diablo_3

Posted by OrganizedChaos at June 11, 2006 02:32 AM

So Blizzard WAS at e3 but I cant find any information on what they were there FOR.... anyone know anything?

Posted by OrganizedChaos at June 12, 2006 12:17 AM

Well obviously AZMODON and BELIALl are the only evils left so could they be leading the charge into heaveN? IT doesn't matter that Diablo's dead. The two lesser evils left and WS destroyed? Stroy right there. And I agree WCIII sucks if they do D3 or SC2 Like that I will disown Blizzard (I mean Ghost didn't even get me excited)

Posted by Opeth314 at June 13, 2006 05:28 PM

Well guys... i read almost every decent line here.

All i wanna add is that i'll play the game only if "Snowstorm" or whatever doesn't give us another "Give-us-your-time-n-your-money" experience.

Some1 here said that... B..."Sandstorm" :P is dead and that the real thing is Hrllgate : London. Yes it is ! Sorry for that but... did any1 notice that after the "Give-us-your-time-n-your-money" black hole "Snowstorm" turned into a "Junkstorm". ?

Long live Diablo 1 n 2, may Nethack rule them all...

Be ware foul demons n beast... Hellgate : London is coming your way. ^^

Note : Any spelling n other errors in this post are made with the direct sponsorship of The Coca-Cola Company Iraq.

Posted by Wayfinder at June 13, 2006 07:35 PM

NO PAY TO PLAY!!!!
P2P CAN SUCK MY BUCK.....
i love wow and all, but its p2p, it destroys the chance to play it, i mean if they do that to diablo, i am going to a how knew brand of games. "SNOW STORM" can lick my chicks, if they do that shoe shine cow pie...

Posted by Elotto at June 15, 2006 05:33 AM

and one more thing to add, all i want from starcraft 2 is that they make the map system like warcraft 3, were there is no limit to custom units, and maybe make the maps bigger and ad like 4 to 8 players, that would be realy nice, and they better put a timmy in there....>:(

Posted by Elotto at June 15, 2006 05:38 AM

ok i for one am very excited as i loved Diablo 2 and Lord of Destruction, but on any other site there doesnt appear to be much hints as to wethjer Diablo 3 is just a myth and its not gonna happen, this is the one website that i found that sais its comin. So how do i know if its really on its way or this site is just one big dissapointment?

Posted by IS IT True at June 15, 2006 04:42 PM

Those are rumors man, no one expects for them to be 100% true. If u need 100% true info just w8 for "Junkstorm" to say "Coming soon" or what-so-ever.

Note : [Same as the one before.]

Posted by Wayfinder at June 15, 2006 05:30 PM

If you're one of the millions of gamers who've been waiting with bated breath for StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, or Warcraft 4, you may be experiencing a "WTF??" moment similar to the one I had upon hearing this rumor. According to F13.net, some suits at Vivendi Universal Games have come up with a brilliant money making scheme for Blizzard and their legendary worlds: make all your games MMOs! Fortunately, ShackNews did a little recon, and the official word from Blizzard and VU is that the rumors are false.

Not that MMOs don't have their place, but given their debated lack of traditional role-playing elements, RPG enthusiasts would be up in arms if a genre-defining company like Blizzard were to set this precedent. And to deprive the world of two of the best strategy games of all time would only add to the backlash. Let's hope the guys at Blizzard are still gamers at heart, or else the gaming populace will enter a very dark period that will make Tristram look like Disneyland.

Posted by ALERT ALERT!!! at June 16, 2006 02:29 AM

If you're one of the millions of gamers who've been waiting with bated breath for StarCraft 2, Diablo 3, or Warcraft 4, you may be experiencing a "WTF??" moment similar to the one I had upon hearing this rumor. According to F13.net, some suits at Vivendi Universal Games have come up with a brilliant money making scheme for Blizzard and their legendary worlds: make all your games MMOs! Fortunately, ShackNews did a little recon, and the official word from Blizzard and VU is that the rumors are false.

Not that MMOs don't have their place, but given their debated lack of traditional role-playing elements, RPG enthusiasts would be up in arms if a genre-defining company like Blizzard were to set this precedent. And to deprive the world of two of the best strategy games of all time would only add to the backlash. Let's hope the guys at Blizzard are still gamers at heart, or else the gaming populace will enter a very dark period that will make Tristram look like Disneyland.

Posted by Jiason at June 16, 2006 02:30 AM


Last night, F13.net sent waves through the PC gaming community. Under the headline "Blizzards [sic] says 'EVERYTHING IS AN MMOG,'" the independent game blog ran a story attributed to a Vivendi Games presentation on Wall Street.

According to the story, the French publisher had used the unnamed event to talk up its profitable subsidiary, Blizzard Entertainment, and its number one property, the massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft. According to F13, the Vivendi rep on hand boasted that "All Blizzard franchises will become MMOGs"--meaning Diablo and Starcraft would both eventually go massively multiplayer.

The rep also reportedly said that Vivendi has "a model now to develop an MMOG in three years for $50 million." If true, the report meant that the next Blizzard MMOG could come as early as 2009, even if it hasn't been started yet.

Invoking the name of some of the most popular PC titles of all time understandably set off a firestorm of enthusiasm. That, in turn, launched a wave of subsequent stories in the games press, ranging from skeptical rumor notices to straightfaced news.

Alas for those yearning for a marathon World of Starcraft session, Blizzard moved quickly to quash rumors of any non-WOW MMOGs. "No, that rumor is not true in regard to Blizzard," the company told GameSpot this morning. "We believe that the rumor circulating about this subject is based on a misinterpretation of information provided to industry analysts."

Blizzard also took pains to emphasize it has not become Vivendi's specialty MMOG developer. "We do not currently have any MMO development plans beyond the upcoming expansion for World of Warcraft, and furthermore, we don't have any intentions to focus on only one genre or platform with our future games," a rep told GameSpot. Indeed, Blizzard's jobs page has listings for both console and PC positions, although none mention any specific new titles by name.

[UPDATE 2] Shortly after this story went live, GameSpot was presented with slides that were allegedly from the Vivendi PowerPoint presentation which started the whole rumor avalanche. While Blizzard had not confirmed their authenticity as of press time, the slides did appear legit--and could, to a non-savvy observer, give the appearance that Diablo and Starcraft MMOs were imminent.

In particular, the final slide shows a chart which listed "Warcraft," "Diablo," and "Starcraft" in three rows. The chart is divided into three columns titled "Massively Multiplayer Online," "PC/MAC," and "Console." Each of the chart's nine cells is either colored Navy Blue and filled with titles, meaning Blizzard had released games from a franchise in a genre, or colored light blue for "potential" and left blank, indicating one of the three series could be extended into the specified genre.

For Warcraft, the graph lists "World of Warcraft" in the "Massively Multiplayer Online" column, and all five Warcraft strategy games under "PC/MAC." All three Diablo titles are listed in the same column, as are StarCraft and its Broodwar expansion. All other fields on the chart--the StarCraft MMOG field, the Diablo MMOG field, and the "console" fields for all three franchises are blank and marked "potential."

To the unfamiliar observer, the chart might give the appearance that StarCraft and Diablo MMOGs are in the works. The comments below it must have likely added to the confusion. "Blizzard's three core franchises were born on PC but are naturally extendable," read the first line under the chart. "We are investing heavily now in developing new executions across multiple franchises," continued the slide, just above a bullet-pointed reminder that the company bought Metal Arms developer Swingin' Ape to be the "center of [its] next-gen console strategy."

The slide wraps up by proclaiming that Blizzard has "put investments in place for numerous future Blizzard products." Then it delivers the ultimate teaser: "Due to long development cycles, for competitive reasons, we do not disclose releases far ahead of street date."

Posted by Gudaria at June 16, 2006 02:58 AM

Good news indeed.

Posted by Wayfinder at June 17, 2006 08:17 AM

CRAP this sounds like total CRAP if blizzard was smart they would make diablo 3 now and keep it like the others but enhance the story graphics all the good stuff, there gonna ruin it, and does this mean that these games would require monthley payment? cuz THAT suKS

Posted by yyyyay at June 17, 2006 01:23 PM

Does anyone here doubt for one minute that there isnt going to be a Diablo 3? I for one do not. Of course Blizzard is making Diablo 3, thats a gimme. Diablo 3 is a definite. Why do I believe this? Well duh!
It is so obvious that Diablo 3 is coming out I cant believe people are even hopping on the forums discussing whether or not it is. Look here, we are talking about Blizzard ok, and that means they will keep making series of games until that particular game doesnt work any more. Basically you could count Diablo up to 20 if the game keeps selling the way it has been. Its a money game, and that means they will continue making the series to that particular game until it dies out. And the diablo series is far from dead. Har har har, shiver me timbers. Slay the wench les she tries to flee. An don yer drink all me rum ladies, Ive yet to have me fill of the sour lad. Blast ye all to the depths of Davey Jones locker, as Blackbeard is me witness I'll have ye all walking the plank fer yer mutiny.

Posted by Endeavor at June 19, 2006 01:32 AM

The "everything MMO" rumour isn't true.

Posted by Rich at June 21, 2006 09:16 AM

D3 is gonna b awesome D2 i play everyday

Posted by maceomighty at June 21, 2006 09:40 AM

Smash your computers to bits find a good woman, and get a room , Cause the Diablo fever never ceases .......... Really guys go outside right now and take a deep breath

Posted by @my job right now at June 21, 2006 09:57 AM

picture this tyreal was really evil just acting on your side. baal was really weakening the worldstone so tyrael could destroy it letting out the big bad guy. with hell's minions they conquered part of heaven. you are ressurected in heaven and must battle your way through the corrupted parts of heaven into the depths of hell to destroy the big bad dude

Posted by dadsads at June 21, 2006 05:41 PM

there is no stinkin bloody way that Diablo 3 wont come out. D2 and D1 (except for Hellfire) were amazingly sucsessful. An article (im not sure when) suggested that there IS a Diablo 3. It doesnt say when but it sounds convincing. http://news.softpedia.com/news/Diablo-3-a-secret-revealed-1545.shtbu

but i must admit...it does sound a bit like a hoax. BUT ANYHOW. THATS BESIDES THE POINT.

Posted by nero at June 22, 2006 02:57 PM

I don't know if I have time to read all the posts, but I have to say, regardless of what D3 will be, I bet you it'll hit the spot. Recently, I started playing D2 again...but it just wasn't as fun as the first 3000 years I played it (not literally). So I looked into Mods...and must say that Eastern Sun (ES) could possibly be a D2 1/2. I'll be playing that while I patiently wait for D3.

Posted by Props at June 23, 2006 10:06 AM

gudaria that was interesting stuff cant say i read any of that in the gaming press ..passed me by i guess..but i'll trust wat u say is true ..so to reveiw starcraft and diablo3 will possibly be on a console not the pc?so therefore giving all server running for those games over to say microsoft? that does'nt sound right ,and besides why would they go to console..wat gain will there be on the multiplayer side?it would garenty pay per play i guess...but then again wow already is and its a pc game. And if the console makes sence for sc ,and d3 as you clame they intermate! then why not wow? no..no...im ssry sounds like a steaming pile of monkey shiit to me ;]]

Posted by bambam at June 25, 2006 01:43 AM

Diablo 3 IS coming. Blizzard have been working on it a long time. I cant proof this statement, but Ive talked to a x-employee on blizzard entertainment, and i see no reason why a middleage man should just lie in my face for no reason. Happy gaming.

Posted by Jens at June 25, 2006 08:28 PM

Do somebody know a exact date of the release of Diablo III ? Or just what year ;)..

Posted by 4lpX at June 26, 2006 03:53 PM

The ending of LoD was pretty open. Tyrael before the destruction of the Worldstone said that he couldnt predict the consequences of it and that he would destroy it because this world would become an outpost of Hell otherwise. This "unpredictable consequences" could make is possible to make it in a pretty open MMO world and allow u to pick a side (heaven or hell) and fight with each other or take quests to kill the great evils (3 prime and 4 lesser) or the lords of the heavens (and countless possible -yet unknown - captains).

i'd be happy with a MMO in the Diablo universe and if we believe what Vivendi plans, it might become reality.

Posted by FingolfinGR at June 26, 2006 10:52 PM

Yea, Diablo 3 will be huge whatever it is. More important is that Blizzard just stays true to the game. There is no telling at this point in time. Thanks for the information anyways Steve. Its good to see ya looking out for us Diablo Fans.

Posted by Reality Check at June 27, 2006 02:44 AM

OK, I just read some posts at the bottom here after I posted above. It seems to me that gudaria was just making a statement about something He/She might have read off another site. By the way that statement is true and His/Her statement also said that Blizzard denied any of those Vivindi remarks. But then some poeple after Him/Her started making uninteligent posts stating He/She was full of Monkey S**t. OK dude that is so F**cking lame. Why dont you read Gudarias post a little slower and then you might be able to make an inteligent reply instead of a mispelled super lame one. Man some of these people have no business what-so-ever even being on the internet. I just thinks its funny how these forums attract some of the most lame people ever. GO BACK TO SCHOOL you ignorant f**k ha ha ha ha ha

Posted by Reality Check at June 27, 2006 02:51 AM

Ha ha I mispelled INTELLIGENT OMFG!!!! I had to pee while I was writing that post by the way.

Quote: Do not do as I, but seek the way to do as I.

Posted by Reality Check at June 27, 2006 02:56 AM

Blizz could throw animated flying pigs on a disk and sell it under the title Diablo III, and it would sell millions over the first week just because of Blizzard / Diablo followers. If Blizz wants to take their time to create something better than flying pigs and build on D2, I say have at it.... But don't let all of the core Diablo followers reach age 50 before it comes out.

Posted by zippy at June 27, 2006 11:49 AM

diablo1 stunk!! diablo2 roked

Posted by battlemaster at June 28, 2006 11:31 PM

Holy shnikies! I read through all 534 posts! I had a lot to ask/answer, but other people were able to say or answer what I wanted. And I really have nothing to say. I'm just really looking forward towards DIII and the new builds... Muahahaha I'm a wiz with making builds. But wow... all 534 posts I read. Took a few hours. I'm tired. Hehe

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at June 29, 2006 06:29 AM

Okay now 535 posts because of battlemaster's post coming out of no where. lol

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at June 29, 2006 06:34 AM

Okay just one thing I was to throw out there is this link that has come up a few times...

http://www.photodump.com/direct/tpucket/DiabloIIIAD.jpg

What's up with that? Is that actual proof of the game? Or could it be a hoax? It looks pretty real to me, but still... if some loser wanted to spend a lot of time they could make a fake picture like that post it on the web... Maybe get in trouble but still. It could have been a real poster of some sort from "Snowstorm", but some how leaked out when it was suposed to get deleted or put through a shredder. Oh well I'm thinking it's real and I'm thinking diablo will be released very soon. I like the idea of it coming out this Christmas. ;-)

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at June 29, 2006 06:45 AM

dude! it sound so cool! but i hope D3 won't become WoW....

Posted by nick at June 29, 2006 12:29 PM

Just go play World of Warcraft you bums and quit dreaming of d3. The job posted on d3 was for game desginers for the new expansion coming out for wow. Not d3 why would the try to compete with there own game that has over 6 million players and growing. Not to mention an expansion on the way there is now way the have time to release a new game they cant even keep wow servers and realms straight give it up diablo was great but over move on......

Posted by wowman at June 29, 2006 05:02 PM

Bah! My my my my mom my my momma my my m my my momma says that that there is a a a DIII. And no my my momma is is not wrong! You your mommas wrong!

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at June 29, 2006 05:59 PM

i have been playing the diablo series for 11 years now and it allways has been free, i mean battle.net was in the guinness book of world records, for largest FREE online gaming host.

well all i want to find out is if they are going to charge the arm and the leg that they do for wow? or will you have to give your right testical as well?

Posted by vox at June 30, 2006 03:51 AM

i'm afraid this ad is too good to be true. It would be too easy for anyone that knows how to use Photoshop to make one ad like this.

any other potential mmorpg from Blizzard wouldnt be competition with WoW cause the customers will remain to the company and some that didnt like the universe of the existing mmog would get to play the other one too. Not to mention that less ppl on the servers will mean better gaming experience. Its pretty much like car companies making different car models. They dont loose customers by offering other cars, do they?

Posted by FingolfinGR at June 30, 2006 08:56 AM

The first time i played d2 it was a bit strange since it had no resemblance to the dark feel of d1. I liked the game... i just thought that it would have been a little funner if d2 was a bit darker. Once i got the hang of it I thought it was the best game ever created.

Here's where d2 totally dies out...

D2 Loader, and map/pk hacks. Totally something that can corrupt a game and make it where it really is easier just to press an "i win button" like someone earlier said.

most noobs now just get d2 loader and rush 7 of their lvl 1's to hell and get their forges where they basically get free runes to craft and build the best gear in the game, and think they're experts. that definitely shouldn't exist in d3. if blizz allows this on b.net for d3 like they do for d2 they shouldn't even bother making the game.... or rather we shouldn't even bother playing it. It totally defeats the purpose of playing the game through a second time.

anyway i look forward to buying and playing d3 the summer after it comes out =) hopefully blizz keeps the game clean on battle net.

Posted by Alvaro at June 30, 2006 01:01 PM

Yeah I really doubt that Diablo III will be an mmo and I also doubt that it will be pay to play. I'm sure it will all be free to play online and if more than anything, the servers might be a bit like Guild Wars while being almost like an mmo, but not quiet. I know that it will still have the hack and slash game play though.

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at June 30, 2006 05:57 PM

People need to get over SC2. It isnt going to happen. Almost everyone who worked on SC is gone. It was a one time sort of thing. It is still the best, they couldn't outdo it.

Posted by Jim John at June 30, 2006 09:13 PM

You shouldn't say that SC2 isn't going to happen. You don't know what Blizzard is doing right now. They might be working on it now. They might be deciding to in the future. They might not consider it for a long while. But you shouldn't say it's not going to happen. You don't know that. As of for now, they don't need to make another SC. The one that is out right now is doing so good and is so successfull especially across seas, that there is simply no need to make SC2. Keep in mind that it is indeed a sport in Korea. lol. So making a SC2 would greatly change things there.

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at July 1, 2006 01:02 AM

Im a huge diablo fan but i dont like the immature kids who sometimes play it. i was on battle net and i saw all the 7 year old names in the game ( grow -up already)
U have to get deep into the game come up with a good name like Beowulf or something not stonersRus
i also hope they make it hack free its not fun when you are doing 500k damage whats the point in playing i also hope it works with macs because i hate walking into a game shop and seeing al pc stuff

Posted by Egdtho at July 1, 2006 02:09 PM

i like diablo1 scary looks but i dont like how short the game is. I could beat it in a couple days.
i like all the items and how long the second one was and the new characters i hope they add them both together.

A cool character would be one with whips and there could be different whips available like leather ones or ones with glass on it
signed,
Champion deathwalker

Posted by deathwalker / (egdtho) at July 1, 2006 05:34 PM

i think it should look like diablo1&2 mixed to together

Posted by quicksilver at July 1, 2006 05:47 PM

Well, i think that "Snowstorm" is bored and tired to make another MMO like WoW... but i'll wait for D3, and it will be = WoW...

Posted by Ralf Michel at July 1, 2006 09:54 PM

A good character to put into the game is the Monk! lol. The Monk owns all. Hehehe

Posted by Twinkie Hostess at July 2, 2006 12:36 AM

Yes a monk would be pretty cool he could have holy skills like holy water and his items that do stuff to his skills would be his robes
good idea

Posted by deathwalker at July 2, 2006 11:07 AM

All i can say is its about damn time there getting a new vesion for diablo i mean they keep coming out with these damn patches i say f*ck the patches and give us a whole new enitire game i mean what theyve went through 3 patches or more on d2? why work on patches when u can work on a new game? and if they make a new game that would make them more money so they should be happy too

and for sc2 i would REALLY LOVE to see it come out but that rumor has been out for more than 10 years and they just came out with this damn starcraft ghost, i mean come on ''smowstorm'' at least give us what we want and have been asking for, for over 10 years or more so that means sc2 is most likely not gonna come out, and if it is it sereously isnt coming out anytime soon, i mean sc was there first game i believe in what? 95' and the year is 06' theyve made all the warcraft series d1,d2,d2LOD, *possibe d3???¿** and they came out with sc ghost and that is what has been tributed to starcraft (which no one really asked for) while d2 wc have been getting updated so yeah i dont think that sc will be updated 4 awhile

Posted by Silent-X at July 2, 2006 03:04 PM

mike i thought that was really immature
i have a girlfriend way hotter then yours i have no acne or pimples on my face and you have obviosly never played the game it has alot of holy things about it and a great ideas

Posted by deathwalker at July 2, 2006 08:08 PM

I think Diablo 3 sounds awesome and i like the way diablo 2's game play is i mean it lost the dark hell type feel but it still was very fun to be and still is i play like every day and i think a heaven and hell thing would be awesome feel but i would also like the battle on hells side or battle on heavens side type game play that way u could spend alot of time on this game and still have a fun game to play online im a real die hard diablo fan

Posted by Bill at July 2, 2006 09:19 PM

I dont think the players should pay a monthly fee like WoW. I mean we already bought the game now we have to pay just to play online???

Im 13 yrs and have been playing since D1 first came out. How am i going to be able to play???

DR

Posted by Dyaln Roberson at July 2, 2006 10:13 PM

monthly fees are for stability etc, it makes so they can profit off a game and offer more service, better service and more content.. 15 dollars a month really isn't that bad

imo quit worrying about it and wait for release, otherwise you have the risk of running dry from the idea

Posted by luciusETRUR at July 2, 2006 10:58 PM

i reread it reality check!and i stand by it i sugest you read my post a "little slower"you retarded f...k...you mispelled inteligent while saying i should learn to spell..wat a jerk!im not even saying
gudaria is full of monkey shiit but perhaps his info is.perhaps monkey shiit was a little harsh but dont you get sick of rumours that go nowhere?i mean really dont ya?why im asking you i dont no your probably one of those annoying runts that blows into a channel and calls everyone a noob

Posted by bambam at July 3, 2006 12:51 AM

All i can say is its about damn time there getting a new vesion for diablo i mean they keep coming out with these damn patches i say f*ck the patches and give us a whole new enitire game i mean what theyve went through 3 patches or more on d2? why work on patches when u can work on a new game? and if they make a new game that would make them more money so they should be happy too

and for sc2 i would REALLY LOVE to see it come out but that rumor has been out for more than 10 years and they just came out with this damn starcraft ghost, i mean come on ''smowstorm'' at least give us what we want and have been asking for, for over 10 years or more so that means sc2 is most likely not gonna come out, and if it is it sereously isnt coming out anytime soon, i mean sc was there first game i believe in what? 95' and the year is 06' theyve made all the warcraft series d1,d2,d2LOD, *possibe d3???¿** and they came out with sc ghost and that is what has been tributed to starcraft (which no one really asked for) while d2 wc have been getting updated so yeah i dont think that sc will be updated 4 awhile

Posted by Silent-X at July 3, 2006 02:48 AM

oops sorry for repost lol

Posted by Silent-X at July 3, 2006 02:56 AM

The only thing i can ask of the NEW "Beelzebub 3" be FREE PLAY ONLINE and beable to play off line i hate WOW casue a) you gotta pay to play b) you dont have an offline play option

Posted by Chris ill at July 3, 2006 04:12 AM

beowulf?? egdtho thinks beowulf is an awesome name LOL

Posted by Alvaro at July 3, 2006 04:35 AM

Ya just go on gamestats.com i think and you will see the front cover.

Posted by Marz at July 3, 2006 08:30 AM

Me again, I looked on Futureshop.ca and it said that Hellgate: London is coming out on Oct. 31, 2006 and so i looked to see if they said anything about Beelzebub 3 and there was nothing. All I want Snowstorm to do is say on their website is "Beelezbub 3 coming out sometime" and then i can rest easy every night and day. I have been waiting over 5 years for Bellezbub 3 and I am getting TICKED!! Sorry about that but it is true. If the game is coming out then I hope Snowstorm makes a sorceror instead of a sorceress. I hated having to beat the second game as a girl. Anyway, I just want Snowstorm to just say that the game is coming out whenever so I know the rumors are true

Posted by Marz at July 3, 2006 08:09 PM

beowulf is actually a pretty cool name if you actually know who he is?
I like taking names off movies like from the 13th warrior or gladiator.
Egdtho is off 13th warrior hes the one who is at the watchtower

Posted by deathwalker at July 3, 2006 10:19 PM

I hope Diablo 3 will have a loose raw feeling like 1 did. 2 was too straight forward and didnt have any excitement. also any one have and strong feelings about is relaese date

Posted by hellscream at July 4, 2006 01:20 AM

hmmmmm ur really makin this game sound very... lets jsut say
"vunerable to rumors" your using diffrent naems becuz u know ur info is not valid and solid. but most of ur info is true so thumbs up doodde! =] mayb if they can generate random levels that would be great gammageee :)

Posted by shawn at July 4, 2006 04:22 PM

Ive read most of the comments and i think it sounds sweet. the diablo series is by far the greatest games ive ever played (
With the exception of the CoD series. SC and WoW the first of these games felt like another Age of Empire type game wich dont get me wrong is a good game but you also have to take in count that diablo3 will be done around 2008 and there will be better equitment in the future wich will enhance the games performance

Posted by Smokey Robinson at July 4, 2006 06:42 PM

i think that a D111 would b kick!...
in D1 my fav char was the archer... but when D2 came out it was the necromancer( by far ).. im just really into the bringing the dead back to life thing ya know..
but it would be cool if in D111 they had maby a male and female for each dif char.. and more of a variety.. not that D11 didnt have one but i would liek to see somthing new..
if D111 was mixed in with a bit of WoW type... that could b cool.
but anyways i cant wait till D11 comes out... for now ill just stick to my D11 necro... if your ever online whisper me... im iluminati20
im U.S. west

Posted by iluminati20 at July 4, 2006 10:21 PM

yay d 3, i cant wait for it!!! BUT I REALLY REALLY HOPE THEY DONT MAKE US PAY A FEE EVERY1 MONTH TO PLAY IT... that would just suck

Posted by DarknessAngel at July 5, 2006 01:29 AM

Omg! sweet! I just started Diablo 2 LOD like a year ago and I'm so glad that theres even rumors about a 3rd one. I didnt think blizzard cared about Diablo anymore. And for that guy up there who said that the heaven thing wouldnt work, you abviously cant read because half the characters names are from the bible.(Baal, Lazarus, etc.)

Anyway I really think there isnt much to change, maybe up the graphics (no 3d view) and add in a few more char classes, maybe change the online so its better. The story should be this, as diablo was dying he put all his energy and focused it somehow and created a son who was a clone of himself. And one more thing, blizzard better keep the Ubers and the cow level in Diablo 3 and I'm buyin!

Posted by Tim at July 5, 2006 10:14 AM

i think the heaven thing will work its actually sounding pretty cool already. i hope they have both female and male for each character. you never know there might be some guy amazons?
i also wish the game was long diablo1 was only like 1 act of diablo2 now i want diablo2 to be like 1 act of diablo3. i hope it doesnt take to much memory because with d2 i had to buy extra memory for my computer

Posted by deathwalker at July 5, 2006 11:16 AM

i cant wait, i loved both diablo 1 & 2. i still play them all the time. i cant wait for diablo 3 to come out. i've already talked to the guy at our local pc games place, and as soon as he knows that it's coming out and how much it'll be he'll call me to tell me.

do you think that it'll have as many cool things- like monsters? and wepons, armour and so on?

cant wait... ruby

Posted by ruby at July 5, 2006 10:06 PM

The whole Diablo universe kicks butt. Now personally i think Diablo 2 LoD was almost perfect. And since nothing can be perfect, D3 will be even closer to acheiving the unacheivable.
It would make perfect since that after D1 being in the Human realm, D2 taking place in Hell, that D3 take place in heaven. And since we have been able to see the rulers of hell...the ruler of heaven...That is why Blizzard is stumped.

As for having job openings, As with every business people are fired or quit. New people need to be hired to replace them...With losing experienced artists, You will need more people with less experience to make up for the loss.

All this hype about the game being cancelled...Well i think that is just blizzard trying to get more attention(If at all possible), building the tension for the release. With a lot of games, the companies find the game they make to be subpar, so they have to go back and rework pretty much everything.

Now, having said all this, my advice to all my fellow gamers out there...Be friggin patient! Yes, i know its hard. Every new day i wake up and Blizzard hasnt put out any info or released D3, I go a little more insane. So for my sake and the sake of others, I hope they go as fast as possible, all the while making the game as kick arse as possible.

Yeah, I would like to see a Beezlebubs 1/2/3 as well, sounds like a good series. =P

Posted by Dean at July 6, 2006 01:17 AM

if thay want and they really work on that game thay can make that game, game of the year a really good game with good storry good game play and good looking i love diablo2 and i will love D3 come on guys u can do it :)

Posted by Misael at July 6, 2006 09:13 AM

every1 is saying diablo 1 is better but diablo2 was 4 times longer, and 20 times the weapons, had 3 times the characters its better all round except the scary music and the tough butcherwith his cleaver.

Posted by deathwalker at July 6, 2006 10:17 AM

LOL - I remember the butcher from the first Diablo demo all those years ago (on my first pentium 133 pc!) and he was indeed a scary, hard assed mo'fo!

I still go back to D2 when I get cheesed off with playing Oblivion (boring NPC-watching quests) and other inferior D2 wannabees like Titan Quest etc. I'm a barbarian. All I want to do is kill things, nick their gold and buy a bigger chopper.

The Diablo games are superby designed hack'n'slay'n'trawl RPGs. They look good, the UI is intuitive and the levelling curves are perfectly pitched to maximise enjoyment.

They can have online options if they want but I prefer do to my killing on my own. Me vs them. No stupid online gamers acting like tw*ts and spoiling the fun.

Posted by don cool at July 6, 2006 02:01 PM

I dont know if some one mentioned this but i think the story line in D3 has to include who else'!? Diablo i mean if hes not in it then whats the point of haveing diablo in tittle its like having a game called spider man and spider mans nots even in it. and all those poeple saying they like star craft what the hell you guys oviously havnt played diablo or at least you wernt good at it i have played for years and i have lvl 90's for almost every character and i still havnt sratched the surface of the game and whats even better is the installment of the uber boss's i mean come on and no questions asked WoW is a rip off of Dungeons and Dragons:online i havent played the last installment of Warcraft is it any good?

Posted by SmokeyRobinson at July 7, 2006 02:42 PM

And blizzards not stumped they probaly just getting all the other crap out of the way they probaly want to make it so D3 is there main project. and d2 lod oviously was good every time i went too the store it was almost gone. and ive talked to my cousin who works for blizzard and he says that that the only reason d3 is also being delaid is because they wanted LoD to soak in and they prodicted that D3 will be there best project yet but its also to the point of maximum pressure so many people look up to D3 be good that if theres even a minor flaw it could be total chaos

Posted by SmokeyRobinson at July 7, 2006 02:53 PM

And there is a possibilitie of both male and female characters i think it would be cool to see a female paladin or necro also as for monsters they should be more grusom and scarier and i dont think they will have many new characters because how many more classes can there be it would be stupid to see a dwarf with like immortal kings on and that would be just a rip of of othergames like baldurs gate or WoW but moslty Baldurs Gate because its an origanal i also think there should be somthing like alchemey and craftmenship where you can make your own item and put atributes on it and there is an almost 10% chance there will be a thing where you can choose your side evil or good because what are you going to do destroy good you cant because the people who choose good will destroy evil

Posted by SmoekyRobinson at July 7, 2006 03:22 PM

Also unless microsoft has any thing to do with diablo it will be free online it would be a big mistake to put monthly fee i mean alot of players of diablo are kids and i dont think there parents want to pay an extra 20$ ontop of the 50 used to but the game nd it will not be boring even if you play ever fantasy rpg out there the story behind diablo will keep it fresh the new kinds of items and abilities will amaze you and if they do come out with new char classes thats alot more to do plus still the classic chars will be fun to play even without new abilities. there will still be new items and monsters to find and with the graphic and imagrie equipment they will have will make the game suprior to others

Posted by SmokeyRobinson at July 7, 2006 03:44 PM

And if blizzard does not do D3 there Stupid with a capitol S-T-U-P-I-D i mean look how the last game ended Tryeal didnt say i cant tell what will happen to the world now that the world stone is destroyed but there is most likely no more evil and even though hells inhabitints can go cross in to earth then into heaven there is about a 5% chance that you will have to do any thing ever again. LOL WTF thats like ending a book that takes five years to finish where the storyline is a hero trying to find powerful item that if evil gets it the world will end and some one destroys the item and some one says to the guy hey its destroyed what harm can evil do?

Posted by SmokeyRobinson at July 7, 2006 04:27 PM

Girl i wana make you swet... YEA Diablo 3!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by asaedas at July 8, 2006 09:50 AM

I can't wait to hear more about diablo 3!!! hit me up when anybody gets some more info! I loved em all d1, hellfire, d2, and expansion!

Posted by Johnnyj at July 9, 2006 01:09 AM

I loved both games! Diablo is my favorite allthough Online With Diablo II is really fun with Diablo Online a lvl 1 can be a god because of all the hacks and such i´ve been waiting for III to come out forever it seems lol I reallly hope it is soon

Posted by Joaquin at July 9, 2006 09:37 PM

just ganna throw this idea out there......... diablo 3 on the PS3, anyone else think that would be cool? and on the pc aswell

Posted by dennis at July 10, 2006 02:59 AM

I know most ppl wont see this but ill say this anyway. i hope that there are more hero classes to choose from besides just good or evil. and if its like WOW then it should only be guilds and graphics!

Posted by tanner at July 10, 2006 08:29 PM

WOW is crap let's face it. D2 was the greatest game ever created and we have all been waiting for far too many years to see D3.

Posted by bobbyjoediddley at July 11, 2006 10:03 PM

I'm going to spend a lot of money on my computer 'cause of D3. Can't wait it. Woooooooooooooo.

Posted by tomivav at July 12, 2006 04:57 AM

The great thing about D2 was the free online capibillities which allowed anyone to play with anyone else(friends and family). If they make it a monthly fee IDK how ill feel about paying for a another WoW. 50$ is enough for the game an extra 15 isnt neccesary.

Posted by Nunya Business at July 12, 2006 01:08 PM

If D3 costs money i will probably end up not getting it which is unfortunate because even though i am merely 14, i've been playing all the 'snowstorm' games except Warcraft (for shear lack of enthusiasm, and i have never touched any of them). I started SC when i was probably 7 years old? HAH i even remember being a little kid pretending to be older ;)

D3 better kick ass, just like D1, D2 and LOD, 'cuz if it doesnt, they will lose me as a customer forever..we have waited a decade for a release of a REAL addition to Starcraft, and 6(correct me if im wrong) years for a release of D3..

IMO, SCREW WARCRAFT!! If they couldnt manage to get ME addicted, then there is no way in hell that a P4P game could get me.. except xbox..that did the trick (:

Anyways D3 should blow us all away, and i will be content with the graphics just as long as the gameplay is like the others.. SC gameplay gets old..but stays addicting
D2 gameplay stays addicting, doesnt get old, but lacks graphics (though i am about to crank it up right now)

later guys

Posted by zach at July 12, 2006 09:42 PM

reread it reality check!and i stand by it i sugest you read my post a "little slower"you retarded f...k...you mispelled inteligent while saying i should learn to spell..wat a jerk!im not even saying
gudaria is full of monkey shiit but perhaps his info is.perhaps monkey shiit was a little harsh but dont you get sick of rumours that go nowhere?i mean really dont ya?why im asking you i dont no your probably one of those annoying runts that blows into a channel and calls everyone a noob

Dude you are lame, rude, ignorant, "UNINTELLIGENT", and you are probably one of those people who calls everyone a n00b. Which by the way the n00b word is really old you lamer! Ha ha ha, what a cheese head. You sorry piece of an excuse for a diablo fan.

Posted by The Enforcer at July 13, 2006 11:41 AM

"you mispelled inteligent while saying i should learn to spell..wat a jerk!im not even saying"

That's "misspelled," "intelligent," "I" (should be capitalized), and "what."

Posted by Dude at July 14, 2006 05:07 PM

steve...what have you done? you've created a monster!!!! A MONSTER MUHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAHAHAHAAAAA!!!! (ok im done)

btw, D3 set in a crupted heaven with hell about to open a can of whoop-ass on them....with factions of good and evil....and crupted weapons.....all in next-gen 3d.....EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED WHEN I FIRST BEAT D2!!!! lol after D2 was over and i got to see tyrael and big D in all they're glory, i instantly wanted the sequal to allow you to choose to fight for either good or evil....or better yet...play both sides of the fence.....lol and if they do it right, it might actually capture the look and feel of diablo 1 (which diablo 2 completely missed) Oh ya, and it better not be a mmo....that would defeat the purpose of D3...

Posted by BoneCold at July 14, 2006 06:17 PM

i hope it's not the square people 3D where movements do not flow, that would really suck

Posted by yong at July 14, 2006 07:14 PM

I think it would be great if they made a NWN or Baldur's Gate style Diablo, for Diablo III and include a module editor..........another idea I personally would enjoy would be a Re-make of the Original Diablo, which in my opinion is the best simply because of the dark gothic mood it had and the nostalgia I associate with it, ...but anyways, they should remake the original Diablo with an up-to date engine with new classes, etc....

Posted by Keith at July 14, 2006 08:18 PM

I hope that they dont make the mistake of making diablo III a 3D rendered game...and as for the WOW feel in diablo III i hope not also...i am tired of the slow ass feel of WOW and the terrible camera system and the horrible PVP gameplay..its embarassing

Posted by Travis Dags at July 15, 2006 06:56 PM

i cant wait till d3 comes out hopefull comes with an expansion

Posted by pinkhippo at July 17, 2006 01:36 PM

Alright i must say that i have been addicted to WoW for like 7 months! but unlike the Diablo franchise, WoW has really really bad weak spots, such as paying 15 bux a month to do raids once a week that get u almost nothing, i have literally spent almost 50 bux in unplayed game time on the cards! And when i play i just feel at a loss... its not a very rewarding game once u reach bored mode. But Diablo 2 on the other hand has a very relaxing, rewarding, and fun experience through the so many combonations of skills and you dont have to spend a day or two to lvl. I cant even explain in words at how NEARLY perfected a game D1,D2,LoD was. Diablo 3 would only need a few more classes, the factions like u said, and can be modded, DONT FORGET MORE ITEMS!!!! the game would be PERFECT! Because it would never get boring and sooooo many ppl would play, the game would make history. i would give anything but my arms for it....

Posted by Mike at July 18, 2006 12:10 AM

D3 will own. I dont even care if it sucks. It will still own everything. =) I make sense.

Posted by John at July 19, 2006 12:50 AM

i hope that d3 will kick but cause d1 and 2 were rockin games i hope they keep up the good work

Posted by paper_wings at July 19, 2006 03:26 PM

D3 better come out quick cuz im missing my diablo! I was banned last yr august when playing D2 LOD expansion, when the patch came out and wiped out all the maphacks, there was one functional maphack that a lot of ppl downloaded but it looks like that was where I got caught and ended my d2 career..

Posted by TnT-Unamed at July 20, 2006 11:57 AM

I have my doubt about the informations on this sites, but if they indeed are true, i'm thrilled. 2 faction, one for hell and one for heaven? great. Lot better if they do it right. Tyrael at the end of lod talks of the worldstone with a lot of hesitations, and the barbarian people have their doubt about it. Maybe tyrael could have destroyed it to cause a direct confrontation with hell, at the expense of the mortal realm. If so, then players would have reasons to play both sides, even if they're reasons are good or evil. not good = heaven and bad = hell kind of thing.

But anyway, I can't wait for any more news, and the game itself of course!

Posted by Jonathan at July 20, 2006 04:34 PM

I really hope D3 comes out soon, the idea of factions, new items, and new characters makes me smile. I've played DiabloII games off and on for 6 some-odd years and want something new again (not to say its getting really boring). I've even gone as far as to play the playstation version of diablo, looking for something to add to the glory that is Diablo :^) -PEACE!

Posted by Viking at July 21, 2006 05:18 AM

i love diablo and it is the sex. d3 will be amazing, making snowstorm even more rich--not like they arent rich enough

Posted by derik shwalala at July 21, 2006 10:16 AM

Dont get me wrong, i love diablo 1 and 2 to death, but i think diablo 3 has plenty of room for some healthy gameplay improvement. Not so much WoW style, but like someone else said, more of an Oblivion feel, the only thing i wasn't extremly pleased with in the first 2 was that top down view, i think a third person view, in depth character creation, and an updated storyline could make d3 an instant classic.

Posted by Tom at July 22, 2006 07:26 PM

I actually disagree, i've been playing WoW and i think people are just annoyed because it might be abit hard.
Due to d1 and 2 they were easy to lvl i can lvl 80 in 3 days, and thats begging for rush's.
How i see it WoW is a great game, although i do agree somewhat that they need more an objective.
maybe d3 would be good in that format and maybe alittle bit more like d1, that was creepy, unlike d2 they all look like pansies.
Its all personal preference i think, alot of you have so many different opinions, i say bring on d3 why the hell not, and who ever doesnt like it then go back to d2.

Posted by Dave at July 23, 2006 10:42 AM

Who ever says anything about stuff that doesnt have to do with D3 is a loser who should go to a different forum. People saying negative stuff like saying its gay is the one is gay but i admit that D1 was a darker "side" but D2 was going to Earth and D3 is advancing to heaven.Now does that make sense? It's pretty much saying that the adventure isn't over, that hell is growing stronger, it's just trying to keep the story going and if they make a D4 they probably are going to try and mix the three to make one totally awesome game. So Steve, I hope your information is correct and D3 sounds really fun and curious.

Posted by Abraham Lee at July 23, 2006 01:58 PM

Wow, can't believe all the replies this article got. I say keep D3 exactly like its predecesors, why are people even talking about changing it. You guys have obviously missed the point of the style of play Diablo is reknown for...good old hack and slash, with the RPG element so you can improve your char to hack and slash bigger baddies. Bring on D3, keep it like the first 2, except with more items, more classes, more levels, and now apparently 2 factions!!! Muahahaha, can't wait.

Some history for you all, Snowstorm haven't charged online fees for any of their stand-alone games so far, so I don't see them charging for D3 (although it sounds like they're going to bring some MMO elements into the online feature, so they may do...who knows). Oh, and before anyone calls me a liar, WoW isn't a stand-alone game...

Posted by Sasataf at July 24, 2006 02:02 AM

I read all the above posts. hahahahaha. no I didn't... Man I kinda hope Diablo 3 never sees the shelves of a gaming store... because that's going to be the last social thing I do in my life... buying a game from the gaming store.

Posted by complete retard at July 24, 2006 01:14 PM

ohhhh man D3 - Shhaaaweeeeeeeeeet. I have been playing D2 LOD since It came out and man I really cant leave it.

These are the improvements/guidlines I would like to see:

First:
remove the ability for nooby dupers and ppl running maphacks - no strike out system - Perm BAN. simple, seriously it causes lag on the servers big time.

Second:
Blizzard you nooblets, allocate more server resources to EUOROPE, man I played EAST and WEST and they where kinda lagless.

Third:
Ladder and non-ladder system sux, they should at least allow a gamer to transfere items back and forth.

Fourth:
Better not be an MMO, I stayed well clear of WOW and went Guild Wars, I like it better, played WOW at a mates house, just didnt like it, especially knowing that I had to pay like 15 Bux a month I wanted an experience of a lifetime, DIDNT get it.

Fifth: I hope they hire some kick ass developers, I dont want a rushed D3 that lags and has memory leaks, saying this as most of diablo dev team left, oh thats probably why the new torch UBER quest kinda sux, should have been better.

D3 will probably be out sometime in late 2007/early 2008, if you follow the trend.

Posted by Marcus at July 24, 2006 01:59 PM

Well, D3... What will good Earthlings do, when forces of Heaven and Hell colide? Diablo was the true unique gaming experience. One game for all, and the secret of success was generating random levels, and a lot of nice objects and little trinkets. Lot of people who played Diablo, catch themselves in a hunt for a better treasure, and that hunt in Diablo can last for ever. D2 was a bit of disapoitment, because it did not contain a Diablo playability and the story was to darn long. Interesting, grabbing, with new skills and better effects, but long, and in some parts you stop for a second and ask yourself, are you playing a game, or doing phisicaly intense work, slashing your way through Kurast woods. Diablo has the unique story and the timing and the number of levels are just perfect. I'm guessing that D3 will be too long, but maybe the good people in 'Snowstorm' will make 'Beelzebub 3' on the foundation of the greatest game ever DIABLO 1!

Posted by Rashkasha at July 24, 2006 06:42 PM

Nice!! I've recently been into D2 again and now I've been searching around www.diablo3.com for some true evidence. Gaming Steve, you are the MAN! The GAMING man, mind you.
I heard stuff about three classes: Warrior, Monk, Ritualist, and Beast, added on to the previous classes. Any of that fo shiz nit true? If it is, lemee know, it'd be nice.
Lol, unless I read this from you, I heard that Blizzard is keeping info in their headquarters, away from the public... WHYYY!??!
I always love to know when a game is coming out, but the exception is Halo. "Halo has been pushed back from 2005 to 2552." But unless I hear anything on the release of Diablo 3 from a Blizzard member, or Blizzard.net, then I'm gonna go crazy!
Oh well, I'll stick with two years :(

Posted by OblivionBoy at July 24, 2006 10:39 PM

Does any one have an idea from what perspective would the camera angles be in D3. Hopefully not the same boring fixed camera in 1&2?

Posted by James at July 25, 2006 06:40 AM

WHERE ARE YOU DIABLO 3?

Posted by bAKI at July 26, 2006 01:29 AM

k this game is going to be cool but i hope its not complicated like warcraft is. i hope it's kinda like d2 lod but with alot more stuff and alot more lvls and skills fun stuff like that.

but plz someone post something about when its coming out so i dont have to suffer.

Posted by john at July 26, 2006 01:44 AM

ya this is going to be awsome but u better not have to pay to play online or it will suck balls. i like the way b net is set up on d2 lod it is simple and easy to learn. i no there making a new wow but im not going to play that it cost money and warcraft looks really complicated. i want this to come out by xmas of 2006.

COME ON BLIZZARD POST SOMETHING ON D3 AND WHEN ITS COMING OUT!!!!!!!

HURRY!!!!!!!!!

Posted by john at July 26, 2006 01:51 AM

i sure lke the theory of hevan and hell but the pay-to-play thing woud suck seraious ass... someone tell me when they hear any news on the reseise date... srry my spelling sux

Posted by Dude at July 26, 2006 11:30 PM

lol well i see how the game would probaly happen....as u know tal rasha is still alive and he probaly ressurects them or something.....lol

Posted by Diablomaster at July 27, 2006 12:04 AM

What would be really great is factions duel. heaven side players vs hell side players. Not only would it be great to see the same class with different magic fighting together (holy bolt vs unholy bolt for exemple) but it would add a reason to duel. you could still duel against other player on your side, but maybe you could get xp for killing another side player. At high level, like 90 or higher, dueling could be the main way of leveling

Posted by Jonathan at July 27, 2006 06:30 PM

"dueling could be the main way of leveling" yea you are right jonathan we could gain some exp on duels and blizzard could make new characters for D3 and more 1 skill tab but not remove the chars of D2 and D2 LOD coz they are realy cool and blizz could make more items, more cities more bosses and diablo could be in a diferent look and stronger with more powers. I mean they could make D3 cool like D2 LOD. in my opinion D2 LOD is realy cool and I still playing it its very cool

Posted by Paulo at July 27, 2006 07:36 PM

im surprised alot of people want to get diablo 3 and to be honest with u the exact date it is coming out is down the bottom it is a different game altogether because it is like diablo 1 2 expansion and wow but more of that later.

diablo is going to be a game where it is hard to get money but it is worth and and there IS GOING TO BE A COW LVL and the cows will be harder and guess what! there isnt gunna be a fee to play it and whats more we are making the max lvl 99 like the other one but the skills will go all the way to 50!!!

this will be relised on the
15th of august 2006
yours faithfuly blizzard

Hope you can wait :)

Posted by blizzard mem .11 at July 28, 2006 02:01 AM

D3 will be relised on 15th of august? thats great man i hope that D3 is going to be cool, coz i like very mutch diablo games. the best games that blizzard did.

Posted by Paulo at July 28, 2006 10:03 AM

Come one paulo, don't believe anything you see. The guy isnt even able to write without spelling errors (I can't because it's my second language)

Posted by Jonathan at July 28, 2006 04:25 PM

hmmm maeby ur right jonathan im just tooooo exited coz i like this games :) lol^^ oh one thing jonathan do u play D2 LOD?

Posted by Paulo at July 28, 2006 08:35 PM

DIII ill get addicted - DIIII ill be 25 still addicted - DIIIII ill have no job - DIIIIII ill send my life wishing they never made diablo.
...
Nawwww
dIII will be awesome if they come out with it. but i have alot of doubts... WoW just same out its an rpg.. y SHUD they make D3?
If they do, i hope it isnt patch after patch each taking 5 hrs to load. ALSO IF ITS PAY TO PLAY ZOMGZORS IM GUNNA FIND THE PERSON WHO INVENTED THAT AND SHOOT HIM. then find a dude to bring Battle.net back.

Posted by Johnny at July 29, 2006 05:20 PM

AUGUST 15th now thats in like 15days and yet no other site lists anything like diablo 3 for the stores...... so are u really blizzard or a load of crap???

Posted by LOAD OF CRAP??? at July 31, 2006 06:01 PM

hey all i know your all waiting for diablo 3 and its schedruled release but let me tell you its a suprise......... its actually going to come out in like a week or so and i hope you are ready for it!!!!!

- see this is what many of people have been posting on this site to give u all false hope..... blizzard will either die... or release it in like 2010 so stop posting false crap unless u have a site or some proof to back it up.... and for all those gullable people out there THIS IS A FAKE POST JUST LIKE THE 100s OF OTHERS ON THIS SITE

Posted by Blizzard official at July 31, 2006 06:15 PM

is d3 gonna be cool or boring cause if they make such a big deal on trades like in d2:lod then it wont makje it too much fun.and they hve way too many advertisers on d2 its like 10-20 of them a gme it suxxes and will u be able to get mh's (hopefully not it takes away all the fun) will it be as addictive as d2 and as cool as d1 cause if it is then snowstorm has then created the perfect rpg game and WoW SUXXES i HATE it and i heard about a d3 3yrsa ago just didnt hve the right info to believe it and now i finally find out that its true thats gotta be crazy!!!!!!!!

I HOPE DIABLO 3 IS AWSOME AND MORE BETTA THEN D2 AND D1 WELL NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by christopher at August 1, 2006 03:15 AM

If it comes out, and it doesnt suck, i'll play.

I look forward to its release.

Posted by weenis at August 1, 2006 02:31 PM

Ok for everyone hoping a new diablo comes out soon... as I said before... it's really not.

CHECK THE OFFICIAL BLIZZARD WEBPAGE. CHECK THE SECTION 'UNDER DEVELOPMENT'

All they have planned for the future is the WoW expansion.

Once they conclude this project, they will start another project and devote another year OR MORE on development.

Posted by Cody VanDeusen at August 2, 2006 02:58 PM

I am a devoted Blizzard fan. Now, I know Blizzard has gone and done some pretty stupid things regarding their products and their customers/fans. It sucks but if you think about it, can you really blame them? I mean with advertising costs as high as they are now and with a 12 million player fanbase they have to keep a bandwidth flow and server lineup about half of Google's potency. All this stuff costs money and they need oodles of it to bring us a game worth a crap.

If Blizzard launches D3 and completes the project with a fresh team (I know the original creators aren't around and haven't been for years) I think it will present an entirely new feel. I just hope that Blizzard doesn't expect to launch this game with the new-age trademark of "all graphics, no gameplay" like most console crapola nowadays.

The game should definately be 2.5D like WC3, where you can pan the camera in and out, but not have full directional control. This would keep its feel somewhat rooted to the first 2 Diablo games yet take advantage of the new(er) video hardware (I don't think they should make it so graphically powerful that you'll have to revamp your entire PC and buy a top-of-the-line $500-$600 videocard because the original games didn't need that kind of power to make them so great)

WoW is basically dungeon-crawl over and over to get one piece of gear, and faction vs. faction. It also requires you to have large parties of players that must work as a TEAM in order to down bosses and most high level monsters. Diablo was never like that because the story mostly makes it so that your character is the sole hero that can stop the evil forces of Hell. Upon reaching a certain level, you could go in an solo a dungeon or the final boss Baal usually with little difficulty. Some players like to be able to do that, and some don't. Ever see someone try to solo Ragnaros or Nefarion? They get owned in the face usually in one hit.

I don't really like the "choose your faction immediately" thing of WoW. You're either Horde or Alliance. D3 should implement Heaven/Hell type of factions/guilds where your actions say what you are.

Say in D3 You start out completely neutral and then the way you play affects your path thru the game. If you go around killing Heaven-following NPCs in towns you lose favor with Heaven and gain rep with Hell, meaning that you could raid like that and end up serving Diablo/whoever. The same would apply vice versa, going into the darkness of the void and stomping the faces of demons and Hellish players would gain faction with Heaven. But see, if you get into playing and gain rep with Heaven and decide that your level 30-ish guy isn't fun to play goody-two-shoes anymore you wouldn't have to totally reroll another toon to be on the other side you could just go plunder and kill til you bust your reputation with Heaven and they want you dead.

In the Diablo story all the mortals were 'influenced' to choose a side. The forces of Heaven couldn't directly force you to join them and Hell couldn't really do it either. The two forced clashed on mortal plains and humanity was often tattered in the wake. Let's say this 'influence' comes in the form of rewarding you with exp and items from doing their bidding (quests).

Gold was totally useless in the first two Diablos that lead to using items as a standard of currency. In WoW gold has a good value but farmers hoard it and overpriced items flood the market.

Let's say D3 implements a monetary currency like gold to use as far as item repairing and item trading but the Soulbound feature of WoW comes in handy to cut down on too much item-standard trading. So this means your character earns gold like always to use in "auction houses" for standard gear and purchasing vendor goods and repairing... but what if they added something you could collect and spend.. but not trade to other players.. and it was able to gain you some of the most powerful items/weapons/armor?

Anyone that plays WoW knows that you spend months gaining pvp ranks so that you can spend gold on epic quality supergear. Say for instance D3 requires you to spend months appeasing your faction doing their bidding so that you can earn enough reputation and "good points or bad points" that you cant trade off so that you can gain powerful items?

Example: 'Joe the Barbarian' builds his character to level 50 over a period of several months and has gained Faction Rank 14 out of 20 with Heaven. Heaven offers him a very powerful "Heavenly Legionaire Axe" but at the cost of 1200 Fame Points, 100 gold coins, and 30 Lava Crystals straight from adventuring in the core of Hell (where all the high level Heaven guys would hang out). This kind of gear isn't easy to make and doesn't come cheap. He has stored up 1,500 Fame points in his adventures doing difficult and special tasks for Heaven that he cannot sell or trade to other players and it a requirement of the item. He also has enough gold and has adventured in the depths of Hell long enough to come across the required number of Lava Crystals. He would lose 1200 Fame points (let's say Hell's points are called Infamy points or something) which he can only replace by doing more difficult special tasks for Heaven. This would keep farmers/botters from being able to just mass up gold and storing up just the items liek Lava Crystals and getting the powerful axe because they would have to actually go and do numerous things for Heaven to earn exp and gold and gear as well as the Fame.

There are so many new ways to make this game not another WoW and make it still another kickass Diablo. I can think of all kinds of stuff but I've already wrote a dang novel.

I'm really looking forward to seeing D3 emerge as yet another Blizzard made moldbreaking genre-smashing hit. Only time will tell I guess if it is or not.

Posted by Mak at August 2, 2006 07:51 PM

If theres gonna be a new Dia
it realy HAS to be in that view from the sky that makes it so special
its more less the only reason why i love D2 soo much
and cause of the music of course
i couldnt live without that music!!!
and there shouldnt be those crazy chars like in Wow
the 7 chars from D2 where ok theres no need for more and also not for a much more complicated system of characterindividuality cause then its gonny be too hard for all the noobs out there to understand it and without noobs u cant show off with ur cool weapons and stuff

Posted by MisterJ at August 3, 2006 04:36 PM

they shood make it a 3rd pesrson gameplay. thats all i have to say about that.

Posted by bill at August 4, 2006 03:44 PM

Blizzard would only consider releasing Diablo 3 after they feel that WoW is starting to lose its appeal to gamers.

So go tell your friends to stop playing WoW now do Diablo 3 gets released earlier!

Posted by J' at August 5, 2006 02:38 PM

OMG Steve... this is... AMAZING!!!!
I hope this info is true...
Dammit this is wonderfull...
I play Diablo 2... A cool game... but its pretty old now...
I hope Diablo 3 is as fun as Diablo 2 (in my opinion)...

Thnx steve u made my day awesome!!!

Posted by Diablo2playa at August 7, 2006 12:18 PM

hey steve. mind giving us somthing a little up-to-date? cuz this seems like 6 months is old news and is just gonna be junk so give us an update on it to make us all happy.
and i hope they keep the whole unique/set/rare/magic type stuff with a little bit of crativeness built into it. i hope the gameplay is dark and mysterious and evil even if its in heaven because if it isn't itll pretty much ruin the gameplay.

Posted by Bryan at August 7, 2006 11:34 PM

Starcraft is ok, Warcraft is good but Diablo ......... IS AWESOME :D
Hey Steve we would like to see some recent news about D3.

Posted by Noa at August 8, 2006 05:14 AM

sorry guys , damn this crap PC :D

Posted by Noa at August 8, 2006 05:18 AM

i hope it will come out soon cause it soundes realy fun =)

Posted by bobskull12345 at August 10, 2006 08:10 PM

Ooook. If the next diablo coems out cartoonish as WoW, I'm going to slap Blizzard with a trout. If they butcher a GOTHIC FANTASY game and make everything lean toward the High Heavens in the story line, than it will be horrible. The game has always been rather balanced (and the story) Between the High Heavens, he Mortal, and Hell realms. If it comes out as a ptp, I'll cut myself because I can't afford that. I hope for the best.

Posted by Nithix at August 11, 2006 02:17 AM

ive read all 600 something commments...and im at work :-p

I disagree that some wow concepts would ruin the game. the one thing i really liked at times was the ability to twink everything...then i began to dislike it as i played more and more, I like the party system WOW has. (keep in mind i dont play wow ive just watched it) the UBER quests with the recent patches for D2 definitely made me happy as you had to have a party to beat the bosses...i think that blizzard should stick to the D2 storyline/game play but add a factor where players have to work togehter to kill some monsters/ play in some dungeons. I can see these quests being multiplayer only a sorta heaven and hell work together type thing and i can see them also being a part of the single player game using npcs... but thats just my silly hope :-D
D2 fanboi all the way
Also i want them to keep it hack slash ...i am in love with hack slash

Posted by Ankit Chandra at August 11, 2006 11:03 AM

"Diablo 3 : Heaven VS Hell" omg the Coolest title EVER !!!!

Posted by "Diablo3" at August 12, 2006 08:26 AM

Hey folks, have you noticed that the Steve´s comment was made about 6 (SIX) months ago?? So why the HELL (:-) he did not updated this subject? I really LOVE to play Diablo, I bought both, but i thinks it´s really nonsense to rely on an very old post like this...with all due respect...

"All Hope Abandon, You Who Enter Here."
Inferno, Canto III.
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

Posted by Kherberrus at August 13, 2006 12:41 AM

Where can I download the podcast where gaming steve said he would tell us more about d3?

Posted by Meza at August 13, 2006 07:22 AM

When they do make the game and put it out, will we be able to import our characters from diablo....or will we have to start all over agian?

Posted by trent at August 15, 2006 04:57 AM

Well ive read through almost every comment on this page and other sites and forums ive got a fair idea of what people would like in "Beezlebub 3".

- Keep the 'birds eye view'
- Make Beezlebub 3 NOT pay to play
- Do not make Beezlebub 3 anything like WoW
- Do not turn Beezlebub 3 into a MMORPG
- Keep the dark feeling of the previous Beezlebub titles
- Introduce new character classes and skills
- Include TONNES of new items, we are talking thousands here people.
- Plenty of expansions for Beezlebub 3 should be released
- Let more than 8 people into a game, 16 seems to be commonly liked.

As a huge Beezlebub series fan, i agree that the above changes would be best for Snowstorm to use to keep a successful game and sell as many copies as possible. One thing that i have noticed is that many people DO NOT WANT 3d graphics and would like the traditional 2.5d graphics with birds eye view. I hate to say it guys, but is TIME TO MOVE ON TO BIGGER AND BETTER THINGS. Even if they keep the popular birds eye view which is loved by all, they need to up the graphics immensely for it to be a truly stunning game. Basically, the same view is fine but the graphics need to be better. Many people have also suggested being able to change views and camera angles, but a majority of people would like to keep the same view and same angle.

The bottom line is, Snowstorm will eventually release Beezlebub 3 (oh god im getting sick of that name) whether it be tommorow or in 5 years, and it will be one of te greatest games of all time. They will listen to their fans, they will make the best game they possibly can, and all we have to do now is WAIT!!!

Posted by Jarhead at August 15, 2006 08:17 AM

Snowstrom is now the richest game company have i heard, even richer than EA, Electronic Arts. All becouse WoW, why couldnt they just speed up things and waste some millions of dollar to it... i really want D3!!!!!

Posted by Leo Carlsson at August 15, 2006 11:27 AM

Damn,
And just after I got over my 24-hour-a-day addiction of diablo2,
it will start all over again....

Posted by Samball at August 16, 2006 02:27 AM

"Ok for everyone hoping a new diablo comes out soon... as I said before... it's really not.

CHECK THE OFFICIAL BLIZZARD WEBPAGE. CHECK THE SECTION 'UNDER DEVELOPMENT'

All they have planned for the future is the WoW expansion.

Once they conclude this project, they will start another project and devote another year OR MORE on development."

Blizzard OPENLY admitts they have MANY UNANNOUNCED projects at the moment. Which means they have many projects that will NOT be listed under their 'UNDER DEVELOPMENT' section.

Also see this line Blizzard released : ""Due to long development cycles, for competitive reasons, we do not disclose releases far ahead of street date."

So there you have it, and yes any sane person would know that a D3 is in the works. Shoot that's probably why they are having such a problem keeping on top of WoW and the servers.

Posted by Jase at August 16, 2006 08:04 PM

i just can't wait...damn, i need that feeling again...playing like i never
play b4..its just so excited than any other game...hail to the D3..
go with the flow Beezlebub 3

Posted by IjoiT3k at August 16, 2006 10:19 PM

i want diablo 3 to come out now

Posted by karl at August 17, 2006 03:32 AM

don't we all.. hope its not like crappy world of warcraft though

Posted by franz at August 22, 2006 11:36 AM

Look at this Blizzard has opened a few jobs with the team who made diablo the big one is
http://www.blizzard.com/jobopp/lead-3d-environment-artist.shtml

Posted by WhO at August 24, 2006 04:27 AM

D3 yea

diablo is the best game ever d3 sounds awsome
ill get it as soon as it comes out

Posted by luckyduck_man2000@yahoo.com at August 24, 2006 12:37 PM

o man. if this info is for real then i cant wait. Diablo 2 is such a sik game. i still play it every now and then, so the possibility for Diablo 3 sounds freakin awesome.

Posted by big red at August 24, 2006 01:23 PM

I got the information from this site, so check it out yourself.

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=145124

In an interview with IGN at the show, the developer's COO, Paul Sams, revealed that Blizzard is to make a major product announcement in 2007, and spoke about his love for the studio's StarCraft RTS game: "StarCraft is my absolutely favorite game of all time... As you probably already know, there is no doubt that we will continue the StarCraft and Diablo franchise, and trust me, I will be the happiest person in the world when we announce StarCraft 2."

It's obviously speculation, but Sams' revelation on a major unveiling for next year from Blizzard and his talk about StarCraft 2 could well mean we'll see official word on the RTS sequel emerge in 2007. Or the major unveiling may be Diablo 3. Or StarCraft: Ghost next-gen. Hmm, we could keep on guessing for some time...

We'll just have to wait and see what Blizzard reveals, but it's said that it's working on at least three unannounced games at the moment so it may well be we'll hear details on more than just one single new project from the studio next year.

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That is by far the most revealing information I have heard come from Blizzard regarding Diablo 3!

Posted by Dave at August 26, 2006 03:17 AM

dude thats frickin awsome, the Diablo games are the best. DOnt be dissin diablo 2

Posted by BYron Heapes at August 26, 2006 04:16 PM

I have been hoping a D3 would surface. D2 ( though now pretty much out dated in style ) is still a very well played and enjoyable game. I have played D2 exp for over 3 yrs.. and loved HC . I am now an attentive member in Blizzard's World Of Warcraft. ( Horde ) on Earthen ring. If D3 comes out I can most assure if the graphics can compete with that in W.O.W then I will dive into it as well. Anyone who doesnt like D2... well thats your opinion. Real gamers NEVER find old game classics "boring"

Well here's hoping for the best in the Dibalo world !

Posted by serena at August 27, 2006 03:59 PM

Hey man ive been trying to do a lot of research for diablo 3 and i found a link to this site, if its legit it will be awesome =D you make it sound pretty sick, and this might be a little old? maybe youve found some new stuff, if so can you email me at Psych0Yoshi@yahoo.com or msg me on aim perhaps? Psych0Yoshi, i would greatly enjoy any more info on D3

Posted by Aaron at August 28, 2006 02:28 AM

D3 HEAVEN vs HELL awsome if they would actully com out wit it i think that blizzard has really thought a lot about this because ITS TAKIN SOOO *$@42-ing long to com out D3 might be crap it might not!

Posted by joey at August 28, 2006 05:36 PM

I good variation compared to D1 and D2, would be for the player to be able to choose which side they're on; heaven or hell. And each side would have its own set of characters to choose from.

Posted by BaSS_LeViTE at August 30, 2006 09:49 AM

i swear this game will look so awsome im going to have to get a new cpu so i can handle the best games by blizzard im not fond of d1 but cd is pretty good but from what everyone says this game is going to be in good competition with WOW

Posted by gorakoa at August 30, 2006 05:08 PM

there is no doubt that diablo, and diablo 2 were excellent games. I hope they still use a birds-eye-view camera and not like Wow

Posted by don at August 31, 2006 12:28 PM

dude steve thats sweet dude send me more info when u get it man that stuff if whack i wanna start playig demos of it lmao

Posted by jaykob at September 2, 2006 03:46 AM

Hey i dont know about yall, but yes i loved d2, i loved warcraft, and i loved starcraft. Everygame blizzard has made has revoulotionized the gaming world. All i ask is they revisit Starcraft and the Diablo 'universes' faster.

P.S. NO PAY TO PLAY it ruined wow for me im in college i cant afford to pay $15 a month when i will not be playing more then 30 hours a month.

By the way there is a reason people still play Starcraft it has the same taste in gameplay and online play as Diablo2 it always changes. All the empire earth and age of empire games are largely based off of it.

Diablo 1 and 2 has been copied to no extent i would like a little something new as well visit something that has never been touched in gaming history. Make it revoulotionary make it shock the gaming indusry. I dare you Blizzard youve done it before now do it again.

Posted by D2fanincollege at September 2, 2006 05:19 AM

I agree with the student. I am hoping that playing on line is optional. I don't like playing on-line. The reason I don't play WOW is because I can't just open it on my computer and play it. I am not interested in chatting with anyone while I am playing. Nor do I have the time to play all the time, so I can't justify paying for the card either.

Don't forget OSX either, guys. Looking forward to the purchase.

Posted by middleaged gamer-canada at September 3, 2006 01:59 AM

NIcely done steve But please tell me more i find it funny that so many tools have written back to this lol p.s i need more info mate!!!!!!

Posted by Morbid_necro at September 4, 2006 04:39 AM

Read somewhere (blizzard interview, must be easy to find) that blizzard are going to release the name of I think 2 game in production after the burning cruisade is released. When is it comming out? christmas I think, but i'm not sure

Posted by Jonathan at September 5, 2006 02:43 AM

well, the esiest way is to call the blizzard. tell them You better tell us if you have planned d3 or not. we dont want rumor, we want fact. otherwise, i will tell Bush to shut down your company. biatch! LOL!

Posted by jayz at September 5, 2006 08:26 PM

Blizzard... u boys need to get your damn ideas together. Starcraft, Warcraft... there are no games that can compare! And now, D3 must be far more superior than them. Getting all the highest ratings from the top PC game crtics, Game Of the Year awards ... all that good stuff! I really do hope these rumors u speak of... are of truth. -Mani The Barbarian

Posted by Mani C. at September 9, 2006 11:05 PM

i cant wait for diablo 3 to come...im a big fan

Posted by wenarata at September 10, 2006 02:48 AM

well i think tal rasha should apear in this game to fight and that there is guilds and you can make your own cherictors like hair body head ect. and choes betwean light and dark side

Posted by bob at September 10, 2006 05:49 PM

well steve i do think that your information is very good and that it does get people in an uproar. I salute you for your info.... diablo is deff one of the best story lined games out there and i would love to here more about it but just this little info has givin me hope and as far as world of warcraft goes i only play it because there ISNT a diablo 3 out yet so if the fun of wow is slowing down there work they need ot relize how exited people are about the new games they have in store for us.

Asmodius

Posted by asmodius at September 10, 2006 08:22 PM

holy poo and dang o i cant wait for it if it is comming out anytime soon but i think when u beat the quests there should be side quests and ways to find special items and stuff like that to make the so you can play it longer

Posted by stonedb4 at September 11, 2006 07:33 PM

HELLO to all! so i hear diablo 3 is coming out ey! What i heard its gonna be cool! i play diablo 2 only so far! it was fun in the begining! then got kinda boring but what i heard idk i might play diablo 3 NOW! since its gonna be online right!?? I am hoping it will be the most fun game and exciting and good and NOT boring game! ok thats all c ya for now! i will be back in DIABLO 3! HAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH MUHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!

Posted by Peter at September 13, 2006 09:10 PM

your really seem like u know what ur talkin about there man

Posted by anonymous M at September 14, 2006 07:31 PM

I hope theres a diablo3 and that theres no guns...map refresher i hope its just like diablo2 exept with diff char more items and stuff same camera view thats all id expect of number 3 With a different world and setting

Posted by bob at September 15, 2006 01:54 AM

hey wus up i like how u tell me....

Posted by bobina323 at September 16, 2006 05:47 PM

hey i hope we dont have to pay like 30 dollars or something every month so we can play the game like on world of warcraft cause dat would be really gay and i won't be able to play it will we have to pay money evry month?

Posted by nik at September 17, 2006 06:13 AM

i can't wait any longer for the third one

Posted by phobos at September 18, 2006 04:07 PM

how do I know u arent lying???????? everybody says that there isnt going to be a d3. but if there is are there going to be more classes?????

Posted by Rhyan at September 19, 2006 04:57 PM

You guys aren't thinking outside the box. What if Beelzebub 3 IS SC2??
Do any of you think there's a possibility of Beelzebub moving to the RTS genre?
Think about it. WoW, althought a completely different game, is pretty similar to the Beelzebub franchise. So why would Snowstorm release two games similar in gameplay and style?

Just an idea, anyway.

Posted by SuperJesus at September 19, 2006 10:48 PM

Finally, D3 and SC2... I've been waiting a while for those to come out. I loved D2 and D1, but D2 was better in my opinion. And my brother showed me SC1 and I played and eventually got addicted for a while. Now I hope these can live up to the hype!

Posted by Da916Pimp at September 21, 2006 12:31 AM

This Game will F**kin Rock!! If it comes out I will live in it.
And all of u fags that said it was gay Can join me In HELL!!!!!

Posted by JhintheGreat at September 22, 2006 01:12 AM

This Game will F**kin Rock!! If it comes out I will live in it.
And all of u fags that said it was gay Can join me In HELL!!!!!

Posted by JhintheGreat at September 22, 2006 01:13 AM

I personally am in full support of this game being an MMO. Ever since WoW's release D1 and D2 have constantly lost its popularity and given way to WoW's alluring MMO style. if D had a decent MMO that wasnt basically the same artwork with different layouts everytime then it would greatly increase its playtime in general, for all three games. And btw, just because heaven is there it doesnt mean that its christian, oh you idiot who posted that at the top...Almost every religion in existence has its heaven-like parallel...And besides, its hell taking heaven over, or attempting to...Im prettttty sure that that will generate a rather dark feeling/environment.

Posted by ScytheofOsiris at September 22, 2006 01:20 AM

I hope Diablo 3 doesnt take too much copmputer technology to run, like Fable, or any other game thats been released latly, the one thing I love about Diablo is its simplicity, you click to attack, you right click to special attack, you can see every enemy because you have a gods veiw down.I think it would be sickining if they made Diablo into another 3d rpg (or a WOW clone)

Posted by Paladin of the dark at September 23, 2006 01:04 PM

ill tell you what i want from D3. make your own weapons n armor (after finding the right runes/gems/etc) so that i can have whatever i want my char to look like and ill still get the same effects, ex: wizardspike knife, but maybe in like a katana or giant axe, that would look sweet, but still give me same attributes i need. appearence is important, i like to look original in d2, but you really cant. i want every piece of helm, gluvs, weapons etc to be noticed. i want a samuria looking guy and armor, maybe he got lost and ended up in the diablo kingdom ? ;) maybe not that, maybe just a feature like create-your-own-char. that would be great. guild housing, so i can buy a house and me and my friends and who we recruit will have the password to go there, store things, practice, etc. organized real tournaments for pvp, with prizes like ownership of their guild house, and money or weapons, or stats. i like killing monsters, but sumtimes i like killing ppl. heaven, hell, inbetween, it would all be great. i want lots of towns too. maybe a few big citys too. things like spell swap too would be nice, after you beat the game you get the chance to swap a spell of your char, with another char, like ex: if i had a barbarian, i can swap whirlwind, for fire ball. but only once per char. it would be a nice effect. then our characters would all look different, and all get to wear armor n weapons we like, but be able to make them oursleves like combine the wiz spike knife with so many gems n runes plus the blank weapon we want it to look like. then bam. a long samurai sword that has the same stats ass the stupid little knife had, but it fits my char better. any comments?

Posted by casey at September 23, 2006 03:57 PM

ill tell you what i want from D3. make your own weapons n armor (after finding the right runes/gems/etc) so that i can have whatever i want my char to look like and ill still get the same effects, ex: wizardspike knife, but maybe in like a katana or giant axe, that would look sweet, but still give me same attributes i need. appearence is important, i like to look original in d2, but you really cant. i want every piece of helm, gluvs, weapons etc to be noticed. i want a samuria looking guy and armor, maybe he got lost and ended up in the diablo kingdom ? ;) maybe not that, maybe just a feature like create-your-own-char. that would be great. guild housing, so i can buy a house and me and my friends and who we recruit will have the password to go there, store things, practice, etc. organized real tournaments for pvp, with prizes like ownership of their guild house, and money or weapons, or stats. i like killing monsters, but sumtimes i like killing ppl. heaven, hell, inbetween, it would all be great. i want lots of towns too. maybe a few big citys too. things like spell swap too would be nice, after you beat the game you get the chance to swap a spell of your char, with another char, like ex: if i had a barbarian, i can swap whirlwind, for fire ball. but only once per char. it would be a nice effect. then our characters would all look different, and all get to wear armor n weapons we like, but be able to make them oursleves like combine the wiz spike knife with so many gems n runes plus the blank weapon we want it to look like. then bam. a long samurai sword that has the same stats ass the stupid little knife had, but it fits my char better. any comments?

Posted by casey at September 23, 2006 03:59 PM

ill tell you what i want from D3. make your own weapons n armor (after finding the right runes/gems/etc) so that i can have whatever i want my char to look like and ill still get the same effects, ex: wizardspike knife, but maybe in like a katana or giant axe, that would look sweet, but still give me same attributes i need. appearence is important, i like to look original in d2, but you really cant. i want every piece of helm, gluvs, weapons etc to be noticed. i want a samuria looking guy and armor, maybe he got lost and ended up in the diablo kingdom ? ;) maybe not that, maybe just a feature like create-your-own-char. that would be great. i could have a necro who specializes in the bow or a chick that specialized in two handed axes, hehe. hell yeah. like when you make your own char. guild housing, so i can buy a house and me and my friends and who we recruit will have the password to go there, store things, practice, etc. organized real tournaments for pvp, with prizes like ownership of their guild house, and money or weapons, or stats. i like killing monsters, but sumtimes i like killing ppl. heaven, hell, inbetween, it would all be great. i want lots of towns too. maybe a few big citys too. things like spell swap too would be nice, after you beat the game you get the chance to swap a spell of your char, with another char, like ex: if i had a barbarian, i can swap whirlwind, for fire ball. but only once per char. it would be a nice effect. then our characters would all look different, and all get to wear armor n weapons we like, but be able to make them oursleves like combine the wiz spike knife with so many gems n runes plus the blank weapon we want it to look like. then bam. a long samurai sword that has the same stats ass the stupid little knife had, but it fits my char better. any comments?

Posted by casey at September 23, 2006 04:04 PM

...that's lame

Posted by jonathan at September 24, 2006 08:09 PM

After doing internet research, I found the folloiwng URL: http://battleforums.com/archive/index.php/t-2750.html

It's an "archived" site but a posting in 2002 says D3 was almost done. But then Blizzard becomes dismantled. Ever wonder if the programers responsible for D2 actually retained some programming rights and Blizzard simply CANT make/release D3 for legal/copyright/trademark reasons?

Also, if Blizzard WAS actually thinking of releasing D3, don't you think it would be posted on their site? Rumors are Rumors and Fact is Fact. All you geeks who are dying for D3 to come out, well, probably will before it does.

Posted by scratch at September 25, 2006 05:08 PM

we need more info STEVE , tell ur blizzard friends to give u some more info about D3 mate, and tell them that WE WANT D3 to come out no matter what :D

Posted by Noa at September 29, 2006 04:48 AM

Hey STEVE, weak up dead man!! rise from ashes, and feeeeed us with some news about Diablo 3, I know you CAN!! best wishes!

"All Hope Abandon, You Who Enter Here."
Inferno (Hell), Canto III.
Divine Comedy - Dante Alighieri

Posted by Kherberrus at September 29, 2006 07:11 PM

I am and will always remain the #1 or at least tied for diablo fan ... ever. I bought d1 the day it came out same with d2 and d2 exp . I have not quit playing yet. D3 will quite simply be a reality its obvious. There have been confirmed leaks from a number of blizzard employees. As to the date totally unpredictable as it is blizzard.

As far as heaven vrs hell goes I think anyone could be manipulated to enjoy a heaven vrs hell either strictly plot lined on the side of good or in a 2 sided pick where you choose to battle for either force against other players in a giant multi continued battle to utterly destroy the others core and then to restart somewhat like ladder once a side has been extuinguished.

As far as 3d effects go Id enjoy seeing it but i also hope they keep the camera option of a birds eye view ie rotating view points as I utterly prefer the diablo 2 view as compared to some 3d games such as Lineage.2.

Pray they keep the same or very similar pvp and pvm styles and character ways/ ie lvling skills items blahblah they were all near utterly perfect.

As far as becoming a pay by month I certainly hope they dont as many people who play diablo do so because they cant afford a ppm game and blizzard would lose quite alot of revenue from gamers who cant afford WoW and hence play diablo.

but chances are it will be ppm.

DIABLO FOREVER !

Posted by Born2PlayDiablo at October 2, 2006 04:41 PM

D3 isnt going to suck. people have to get that thrugh there thick skulls. When has Blizzard made a crapy game? look at the history (all of there games have been 'game(s) of the year')

i just hope d3 comes out soon because wow is making my life suck.

Posted by Daniel at October 2, 2006 05:51 PM

ok i loved d2 lod liek the characters like the amazon and the barbarian and necro and paladin and assin and etc.. so what will the d3 characters be hopely not as the other 2 games but somethan new like newere

Posted by richard at October 3, 2006 01:21 AM

I like Diablo II LOD a lot and don't S**T on it! You are not real games if u don't play DIABLO II LOD! The game is PERFECT! And much better than DIABLO I!

Posted by Igor at October 3, 2006 01:41 PM

Wow steve D3 sounds great. Any way D1 is just as good as D2 and D2 LOD no offence Igor but ur a little faggit who should go root himself up the ass because you have no respect to the games that were building blocks for the others........

Fact: W.O.W. is a peice of crap blizzard. (DIABLO all the way!!!)....

Posted by > at October 3, 2006 10:55 PM

Wow steve D3 sounds great. Any way D1 is just as good as D2 and D2 LOD no offence Igor but ur a little faggit who should go root himself up the ass because you have no respect to the games that were building blocks for the others........

Fact: W.O.W. is a peice of crap blizzard. (DIABLO all the way!!!)....

Posted by Lockie at October 3, 2006 10:55 PM

It's obvious they would make another one, because of the obessive legion of fans from D2(myself included).

There's gold in them thar hills, and this is obviously a business...so that gold will be mined, in due course.

Posted by Fred Flintstoner at October 4, 2006 03:44 PM

YES! I can't wait! I love 1, and really love 2. I was bummed when I heard they weren't coming out with another. Any leaks lately of a release date?? Or... even when/if they are finished??

Posted by Kels at October 5, 2006 09:25 AM

I have been playing video games since I can remember. I have never encountered a game that captured my imagination til I logged onto Battlenet and played Diablo II. I played every day for hours and hours. Some times I played from Friday night straight into Sunday without any sleep. lol It was beyond an addiction...it was insanity.

I believe Diablo is the greatest game ever created. You can see the influence of Diablo in many of todays new MMO games. This game has spawned an new race knownas diablomaniacs. Any smart business man knows that where there is demand there is profit to be made. Diablo III is a must happen! When it is release; I believe it will be another historically significant game. It will set the standard once again for gaming: story line, grafics, replayability, and so forth. Nobody can compete with Diablo III...they can only imitate.

Bring on Diablo III and I will surely come out of retirement!

Regards,

JayOfTeror

Posted by JayOfTeror at October 6, 2006 02:22 AM

shut up all of you nerds, Diablo3 is gunna rock!

Posted by David tack at October 6, 2006 05:38 AM

DIABLO 3 SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by BAWK at October 7, 2006 07:31 PM

the day that I started playing Warcraft 2, diablo 1 and SC I was sold..
and ever since I`ve been playing almost all Blizz games
except for SC ghost

I`d love to see a D3 ... which will .. hopefully be more balanced and less hacked..

also I`d love to see SC2 cause this game was good and still is...
they should just rework the whole game with some better graphs and gameplay and everyone will be happy once more :D

Posted by Robin at October 8, 2006 06:17 PM

diablo 2 lod still ROCKS!!!.......... i`ve been playing for ages, over and over again..... starting characters with different builds and like that...theres allways something new to notice or explore....


i even gathered some of my friends and started up a diablo lan...... we where 7 buddys playing and i can`t remember ANY OTHER game that has EVER brought me that much fun and exitment.... i hope that the DIII game will be created in "The bird view" ( 2,5d )
i loved that view......

Posted by Jokke at October 9, 2006 08:20 AM

I Think the Diablo Series is Masterpiece for the following:

- Atmosphere / (dark, original) world
- Item system
- SIMPLICITY

It is the best electronic game ever even if I usually play mostly RPG, Strategies games (Civ, Baldur Gate, Morrowind, HOMM, M&M, Starcraft, Warcraft)

If Diablo 3 comes out, I will buy a copy for sure (even at 80 CAN$)

I only wish they keep a SINGLE PLAYER campaign and not JUST include a MMO

Posted by Phil at October 10, 2006 08:52 PM

COMON BLIZZARD, if you release D3 i promise to buy at least 10 copys. Please not an mmorg and please not 40 man parties. Keep the gameplay intact as in D2.. it rocked, dont try to improve on perfection. Just better sound and graphics, larger scale p.s an auction house but as chat channel would be great, so you dont have to spend 80% of your time there spamming.

As good as WOW is i still end up playing D2, its just more fun, you can just mess about, take orders from no one and just battle it out, leaching is good, (honestly) made the game exciting, the way drops are handled in WOW, whilst fair, its just so damn gay and conservative and getting lvl 60 epic gear just means you belong on a good guild. Mfing whilst probaly the most boring part of the game is what made it.. you could go in search on your own items in your own time without waiting for anyone or crossing a map that takes an hour before you even start.

As you have realised i was hooked on WOW for about 12 months, i thought it was good but in the end all it made me do was yearn for my D2 days. No game has ever come close to D2 including WOW.

Posted by Woohoo at October 12, 2006 01:48 PM

thats really cool but the whole guild thing isnt a diablo type of thing personally i hate WoW. but starcraft on the other hand is perfect the way it is and there cant be a SC2 because if u played single player the zerg were elimenated and terran and protoss are allies

Posted by ArchAngel Tyreal at October 14, 2006 12:13 PM

There are very few things ppl generally live for...Diablo III would be one of them.

I so would like for this rumor to be true.

*I enjoy playing the single-player mode, so it would be nice not to shift all the attention to multiplayer mode.
*Keep D3 like D2 in a simplistic fashion.
*New characters are a must.
*Having not necessarily 2 factions against each other to choose from (good vs. evil) as starting heroes, but at least having demons/monsters of such nature as a choice for our hero character would create variety.
*I enjoy the "bird's eye view"...the omnipotent view is nice.
*Make it so that you can build the same character in many different ways.
*Possibly have TENS of thousands of intriguing items varying from mudane common pieces to rare unique items.

**I really started to become excited and started to foam from the mouth after reading many of these other ppl's postings, who are hyped-up about their being a possible D3 release. I had begun to put that idea away of there being a D3, but its been renewed with great vigor. I can't wait to hear from Hell's Icy-Kitchen, Blizzard, about some news on D3. Need promises, not rumors.

Posted by Planet_Guardian at October 15, 2006 08:33 AM

i agree, keep it like d2, except better graphics but keep the same view, i think it should also have like diablo's father u have to kill, and have like all new acts.

Posted by david tack at October 15, 2006 09:31 PM

I think Diablo III is going 2 be ****ing sweet and i will most definetally play this.

All i hope is that it will be like Diablo II but better,uhh, like ummm differents levels and characters.

So how would heaven be if it was destroyed and having angels layed out by Diablo(who was resurected, that woudl be sweet!).

DIABLO III is going 2 be $weet. So you better buy this game!!!
I would like to see more characters because that is a must if u r making a new one and more different items and have it easier to find stuff because in diablo II it was hard for me to find items to make it fun for me( it was still fun).

You also need new acts like act6,7,8,9,10 that would be sweet.

So well i'm outty! Thanks 2 Blizzard for making a new version!

P.S- Need Promises NOT Rumors!

Posted by Haida-Warrior at October 18, 2006 12:55 AM

i just hope the 3D looks less 3D and more 2D as it makes better use of art work.


be patient my friends hmm...good times :)


Posted by :) at October 18, 2006 02:57 PM

Yes, of course we all would want Diablo 3 to come out. I just hope they dont overkill and tarnish what was and still is one of the best PC games ever made. Starcraft Ghost dragged on for how many years, i just hope this doesn't.....

Posted by Jo at October 19, 2006 06:02 PM

Completley Agree with Planet_Guardian about the makeup of this supposed D3 game.

Yes, of course we all would want Diablo 3 to come out. I just hope they dont overkill and tarnish what was and still is one of the best PC games ever made. Starcraft Ghost dragged on for how many years, i just hope this doesn't.....

Posted by Jo at October 19, 2006 06:08 PM

plz convince snowstorm if they can HURRY!! ive been waiting for this since i beat d2 over and over and over and over and over and over...and the new theme of heaven/hell and items going white or dark sound like the best of them......GIVE ME IT NOW!!!

Posted by devon at October 19, 2006 08:14 PM

I do not believe Blizzard would not abandon such a franchise. Diablo 3 will come out, though it would help my soul rest a little easier at night to have some verification from Blizzard.

The game's classically dark mood and the vengence of good versus evil (or just the evil) is what drives many to it. I do hope that if D3 does turn out to be a mmorpg, that it keeps tradition as tradition. I'm no big fan of pay to play games, nor am I a large fan of big guilds with a bunch of prepubescent kids, and farming for the sake of farming with so much trade going on you can't see straight. I simply want to kill demons, find awesome weapons and gain massive levels with even better stats; just like in the previous two games.

I hope Blizzard does well.

Posted by The Emu at October 19, 2006 10:44 PM

i wouldnt really like it in 3D. it wouldnt give that dark look. because most 3D games are generally bright looking. 2.5D would be excellent.

i'd enjoy a Baldurs Gate similiarity. like you can be a demonic hero or a angelic hero.

Posted by zach at October 20, 2006 07:58 PM

so if steve is telling the thruth, we wont see for the first time the Sanctuary??? :( :( :( this sucks, i dont wanan be a super ass nub angel hero with supper ass motahcking power i nthe ass. i want d3 so be still set in the sanctuary with mortals characteers, but ok they could make an act set in heaven with our mortal character, that would be nice.

Posted by MEUHEY at October 21, 2006 04:09 PM

i hpe d3 doesnt become a pay-to-play game because then i cant afford to go buy it. ive been w8ing fo this for 6 years now. i hope blizzard doesnt downgrade themselves again like they did with the making of WoW. i would never buy a game and then pay to play it its just completely stupid. anyways i cant w8 for d3 its gonna so sweet!!!

Posted by beefcake at October 22, 2006 03:22 AM

heh, thanks, idk how true all of this info is but i look forward to seeing it and as for trailers...now 6mos. to a year before games come out they start up the trailers, anyone know if any "legit" ones are out?

Posted by dierwolf2 at October 23, 2006 07:48 AM

sounds great steven i cant wait been edgeing for a new and better game but 1 of the things i really hope changes is the lvlin g speed and the glitches i mean for like mules the glitches r great and every thing but for chars its just boring cause u can get a lvl 3 char to lvl 70 in an hour or so so its really kinda boring so i really hope that those glitches r dulled down a bit so that u actully have to go through the game instead of just skipping through it. thats all i really got to say cant wait for it to come it about rdy for my head to explode waiting....lol ttyl

Posted by kdma at October 23, 2006 12:04 PM

I haven't read or written in this forum since july but today i just saw 3 trailers for diablo 3 and they seemed pretty real. just go on youtube.com and search for diablo 3 or diablo 3 trailers. Me and my friend are going insane waiting for diablo 3 to come out. it's been 6 years but we are going to get it NO MATTER WHAT. (except that)

Posted by Marz at October 23, 2006 03:43 PM

After hearing this post, I dont think i'll sleep for a long time ( well untill this game comes out). D1 is brutally awsome, D2 is even better, but if D3 is what u say its gonna be I dont knoe if i'll be able to speak when its on my monitor.

Posted by Joe John at October 24, 2006 08:49 PM

come on man i love Diablo 2 but come on give us more updates we need them. for the love of diablo fans please Diablo 2 was one of the greatest games i have played even though its so old please!

Posted by The_Hero at October 25, 2006 07:49 AM

Cool being able to be good or evil i like it. I hope they make it free to play on the net or that will suck if u have to pay

Posted by Hybrid at October 25, 2006 10:06 PM

umm the comment bout the second being stale is complete trash, the second was far better than the first character and gaming experience wise, more levels, better design concept overall ten times better, anyways the third will probably be just as good but more than likely better than the first, so i cant wait to play it

Posted by jon at October 27, 2006 04:04 PM

i really dont think that its coming out in the next year i think its just bull crap.

Posted by bob at October 28, 2006 02:03 PM

I can't wait for Diablo 3 to come out!

I loved the dark dungeons of Diablo 1, and the fierce battles of Diablo 2.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by killbot at October 28, 2006 11:29 PM

I hope Diablo 3 takes longer to beat then diablo 1 and 2, it took me no longer then 3 hours to beat Diablo 2 and Diablo 1 was the same. I hope Diablo 3 is also harder then the last 2 they were way to easy.

Posted by ImBack at October 29, 2006 12:25 PM

I honestly have a question with all this information I heard that this game is going to be with playstation 3 and not p.c game, I also have one more question, Will it be like WOW where you have to pay to play?

Posted by Kyle S. at October 29, 2006 08:52 PM

hey pps

i wish they'd hurry up ive been waiting for diablo 3 to come out now i finally know it is. But when? I would like to know and when are they commin out with starcraft ghost. god theres a lot of talking but no one can answer these questions. blizzard is trying to hide it so much but still at least tell us some of these questions then mabe some of us would stop searching for info on it. and you wouldent have to hide it.

dj

Posted by dj at November 2, 2006 12:33 PM

I'm sure D3 will be amazing. Look at it this way D1 was dark yet simple. D2 had turned that up to another level. D3 might just be a culmination of everything. With a more "WOW" edge to it. But why does that make it bad?? In a way im not too suprised about this. But that doesnt mean everything is completely MMO. games can be tweaked so can game engines be altered. it might be just like d2 with a slight MMO twist. where camera angles are 3d panning. so you can see any angle of the world. the game world would be vast and complex. Im sure the weapons and armor, also skills and abilities would have better features. I wider range of monsters, unique monster and bosses. I say keep things, open-minded. without change eveything is redundant. We would all be bored if D3 wasnt much different from d2.

Posted by Drummer20 at November 2, 2006 01:54 PM

thanks Marz for the link to the "trailers" (october 23 post). It's helpful to have someone else here who doesn't post the usual "Diablo II ROCKS!!!" brainless babble.

Thank as well to Steve for keeping this open.

Posted by stinkyfinger at November 3, 2006 05:12 PM

Blizzard needs to release DiabloIII. Please for the love of god!!! I go through 6 month cycles.... play for 6 months... quit for 6 months... over and over and over and over and over!

Posted by Ian Charters at November 4, 2006 02:36 AM

Hey Gaming Steve,

I'm super excited about d3!

I just wanted to know if it would become more of a 1st person game. Personally I think that would ruin it. I love 3rd person perspective. It gives diablo htat special feel.

Another thing, wouldn't there be a lack of variety if the whole game was set in white clouds and dark patches?

- Mark

Posted by Mark at November 5, 2006 04:21 AM

Blizzard needs to release DiabloIII. Please for the love of god!!! I go through 6 month cycles.... play for 6 months... quit for 6 months... over and over and over and over and over!

I second on that fully...I just can never seem to get enough of the game....I Am a HUGE diablo fan...I hated the first one because for me it was just too hard and boring....the second one i have been playing since the day it came out...I have also read one of the Books which in my view was amazing i suggest if ur a real fan u should go out and buy it! IN spite of a lot of these people this game sounds amazing and I will be there the first day to buy it when it releases...SO much Hype AHHHHHHHHH

Posted by T Money at November 6, 2006 08:48 PM

thank god i have been waiting forever for this to come out and it sounds great with that new setting

Posted by jonatan gill at November 8, 2006 07:19 PM

Wow, this comment list is f'ing long.

Anyways, I've been a fan of most popular Blizz games: the WC, Diablo, SC series and WoW as well. Each series has its own perks and it would be poor if one series becamse too much like another. I can definitely see Diablo improved: ie. graphics, loot system, but there are several things that it should not change: item variability, non-mmorpg, streamline storyline. And it would be unfortunate if it became a pay2play because that would stop a large chunk of its fan base (kids and jobless adults hehe) from playing the game.

Either way hope it comes out after I cant stand WoW anymore, which won't be for a while with BC coming out.

Posted by Viet at November 9, 2006 10:38 AM

I think 'SnowStorm' would be pritty dumb for not making a D3 simply because of the huge success of D1 and D2.

Posted by Mattertron at November 10, 2006 09:12 AM

I've posted about a month ago, (more or less). I'm still waiting. I've been waiting since I first stood on the summit, and then seeing the destruction of the worldstone. The time has come.

--------------!!!PLEASE NO PAY FOR PLAY!!!--------------------------

I work for a living and really don't need another bill. Fifty bucks for a game is enough as it is. And screw starcraft. Diablo 3 first. :)

Posted by The Emu at November 10, 2006 11:29 PM

diablo 2 was fun i still play it and diablo 3 better be good because ill beat that game as idid in # 2 in 1 day.. by the way steve if you can speak about if they are thinking about putting new characters in d3 i want to Know..

my account name in diablo 2 is kingofmonkey
talk 2 me if u kno or w/e..

Posted by Kingofmonkey at November 11, 2006 11:27 AM

hey i read like one fiftyith of this page cause its so freekin long but i definitely would never buy a game like WoW considering you have to pay to play......and if D3 is pay to play then i wont ever be able to play it :( because i cant afford to pay monthly for a game that u have buy in the first place.....it would be sweet if u could get to higher lvls than regular so u could have more chioces with skills and stuff....and if there was sum kind of place you could go to only to duel and that would be the only place you could go hostile because if u r trying to start a new char sumtimes higher lvl peeps cum in and ruin yo game....but that not too major....also like on bnet when u play D2 u get bonuses frum other skills that help another one (synergies) and on singleplayer u dont git bonuses so that would be reeeealy nice...and sum way to trade items between your single player characters because its totally stupid if u find say like a plus 2 barb ammy and you are a freekin sorc, i mean its like a total waste....and i think first person would totally ruin it,unless u could swith back and forth?!?...... and about the pay to play thing lots of people would be totally freaked out if they have be waiting for all these years for this game and they sum to find out it costs monthly?!? retarded....and it would be cool to have more than 8 players per game mybe say like 10 0r 12....and take off the stupid skillS like "find potion" on barbs i mean if sum 1 is in that desperate need of a potion they shouldnt be playing....new types of chars would rock, people at blizzard have had plenty of time to make this game there better be sum new charsand AND not like similar to other chars example..necromancer=druid on the expansion they are like the same xsept the original(necro) was more fun Way Too Similar..i definately like the idea a few ppl had about customizable chars...but what would the be calld ?like a ?barbazon? or sumthing lolThey also need to make different monsters for each normal.nightmare.hell.So it keeps the game refreshed.i copied that last sentence off of sum1 elsed post because i agree with it....

SELLING ITEMS ONLINE IS TOTALLY STUPID AND RUNEWORDS (SOME)ARE TOO POWERFUL......IF THEY MAKE THE GAME SOO IN DEPTH TO WHERE DAMAGE CAN GO UP TO LIKE 50K AND STUFF I THINK IT IS ACTUALLY TOO MUCH,BECAUSE PERSONALLY THAT WOULD BE WAY TO MUCH OF A DIFFERENCE IN SKILLS CAUSE LIKE SUM OF THEM GO UP LIKE 15 PERCENT AT A TIME AND 15 PERCENT OF 50K IS QUITE ALOT

and when they made the expansion the items totally blew away the D2 items Like a soj was nuthing in the expansion cuase there is rings that had like 2 or 3 to all skill whare as soj was just 1 to skills??? and probably one of the reasons diablo 2 has like the most people online is bcause it IS Free if WoW was free then i bet there would be way more people playing it AS WELL AS DIABLO2.....


I AGREE WITH EVERTHING THIS PERSON SAID EXCEPT THE PAY TO PLAY PART EVEN THOUGH IT PROLLY WOULD GET RID OF STUFF LIKE THAT....I WOULD NOT PAY FOR IT EVERY MONTH BECAUSE PEOPLE WOULD EVENTUALLY STILL FIND LOOPHOLES TO DO THAT KIND OF STUFF SO IT S DUMB...THATS ALL THERE IS TO IT

There are pro's and con's to each way that Snowstorm could release the game (assuming they actually do - until Snowstorm announces it - this is all myth).

If they released it exactly like they did Diablo II - then you would have more people playing and it would be a little cheaper. But you would run into the same problems they have now in the long run. Duping of items and runes is rampant, there aren't frequent enough updates, stores selling items online.

If they released it as a subscription based game - they could have constant updates, more expansions, mode additions, less hacking and cheating, and the servers would always be up and running (ideally) due to more funding and staff. Downside is it is more expensive to the user.

I think most people who are real fans of the game and game series will play it either way.

Some things I think need to change about it is the item structure. In current Battlenet play on ladder - there really are only a few different characters - There is a caster that uses Enigma and Heart of the Oak (sorc, elemental druid, necro, trap assassin, Hammerdin), there is a melee char that uses the runeword Fortitude, and has a runeword weapon Grief or Breath of the Dying [fighting pally, fighting barb, fighting druid (which is really rare)] and then on top of that most duelers (PvP) use enigma to some sort. The whirlwind assassins use enigma, as do most whirlwind barbs. (In my opinion - the Runeword Enigma ruined the game)

The item structure allows for people to sit back and do nothing while someone whittles away a boss and then an outsider can swoop in and pick up the item. Instead of monsters dropping items, why not just experience and Gold. And that could be based on the ammount of damage you actually dealt (which would also eliminate the rush and power leveling) Why dont they make Gold actually useful? Right now gold is only used for repairing and resurrecting your merc. and most runewords are indestructible so the repair bill doesn't matter. So if they took the idea of actually shopping and crafting and making your own items (with something like the horadric cube) then the game would have a lot longer shelf life because people could use the gold to buy the ingredients and then make an elite item.

If they didn't go with the MMO - they could establish permanent games on the servers for trading and Merchant-like activities, the equivalent of a shop in the more traditional MMORPG. They could also establish a trade system where gold would actually play - you would set up a market place (either like a forum or an actual shop you could set up in the aforementioned permanent game) where you would set your price and then someone would come up to your shop and decide to pay the price you were asking. The would eliminate alot of the trouble in trading (scamming, duped items, idiots who want to trade thier KO runes for 6 socket superior ethereal berserker axes and which and moan all the time).

I also think the PvP structure should be different. I dont like the fact that someone can go hostile with me and kill me while I am trying to quest and ignore them. Dueling should be a mutual thing. You go hostile with me, I have to be hostile with you in order to deal OR RECIEVE damage.

Those are some thoughts - I am not sure people can ever get past the idea of paying monthly to play a game - I am not sure if I can either. It depends alot on the game play. But if Diablo 2 were a pay monthly game - I would have probably have played it up until the duping of items and botting became so common place. I think that paying for a game should resolve those issues.

Posted by madjackal at June 5, 2006 01:53 PM


WELL I HOPE THIS MAKES SOMEWHAT OF A DIFFERECE PEACE KYLE i will try to post more later

Posted by kyle at November 12, 2006 11:00 PM

Well...firstly, le tme make a few points...

People are saying that the mulitplayer side of D3 may take a few things from WoW, but is that really surprising? I mean look at WoW. It has a lot of stuff that has been nicked from D2:LoD. And it wouldn't be a bad thing.

Also, it is blatantly obvious that D3 will have an engine based upon the WoW engine, but will probably be a little different. It will also probably use the D2 ruleset to, due to the fact that the rule set was very very well conceived.

Thirdly, I doubt very much that D3 will be pay to play. that would just be sick, and Blizzard are not that harsh. D3 has never been a pay to play game, and will probably see the reborth of battlenet...:-P..

and thirdly, for all you koreans out there...they will probably release SC2, but it will be a long process...remember...the game became the national sport of a country...:-P

Posted by Matthew at November 13, 2006 12:00 PM

by the way thank you for your information steve it was very cool of you to go out of your way for us and it is more likely that if people like you keep making pages like this the game will be made. I am no computer genius so i thank you for doing what i couldn't do, but in my opinion i hate paying money for WOW, i think is cruel that you have to pay money and i defenetly agree with KYLE on that. further more i sort of like WOW but sometimes i find it to boring and way too CARTONISH for my taste, and with ARRON i also agree although i loved the second one diablo 1 was quiet scary and i like that about it that was something that diablo 2 did not have. but i prefer diablo 2 any day...

ps. thx again for info steve ill keep it on the DL....lol

Posted by Andres Gil at November 15, 2006 12:05 AM

gahh d3 like WoW but more enhanced with different gameplay and grfx damn right!!! HOO RAH

Posted by Krazy K at November 16, 2006 03:58 AM

I can't wait for D3, and to be honest I'll probably buy it no matter what they do with it, but I hope they keep the gameplay reasonably similar. It would suck if they lost that, unless they really managed to incorporate it into a 3D environment. I like WoW, though the level grind and constant striving for better items gets to me. Diablo was fast paced, 1vs. lots, and just overall more badass than WoW, which is a little more lighthearted than I would normally care for. Basically, they better hurry up and give us some details because Blizz has been working on WoW for too damn long.

P.S. To all you Starcraft people: face it, the game is just a branch off of Warcraft. It's fun, and it did do some good things for the RTS genre, but now you need to stop complaining about getting a sequel. There are so many other good RTSs that you could play. Hell, C&C3 comes out soon, have a look at that. Just don't post your complaints in a forumn meant for a more original (and frankly better) game and it's sequel. Besides, Starcraft: Ghost has been bogging Blizzard down forever, and delaying all their other games. You have no idea how irritating that is.

Posted by the_original_gank-ster at November 17, 2006 12:49 AM

Definitely a Diablo junkie I look forward to D3, as long as its not pay-2-play. Blizz gets enuf ongoing income from WoW, which I hate. My question is.. as the info Steve posted was over 9 months ago, is there any new information? I saw one post that mentioned there was, but not what it was or where to find it.

Posted by LadyPegasus at November 18, 2006 11:43 AM

I think that diablo 3 will kick some butt but if it is going to be like WoW it better have FREE BENET Im not gonna pay 15 a month to play a game. And if they make it like Wow they should still have a single player mode for all the people who dont have internet like all my friends lol.

Posted by Diablo2Master at November 19, 2006 01:59 PM

Yah if Diablo 3 comes out which would be great in my eyes cuz blizzard hass come out with some great things lately ...WoW was amazing from what i see there were just a few things that ticked me off about it and im geussing diablo 3 will end up like but better and they should consider these changes....i own WoW and istopped playing now for only one reason, The game cards! who wants to payrent for a computer game! its unbelievable its just a cheap way to take more money and of course everyone is gonna love the new game out by blizzard so the gamers will end up throwing there money away...i dont think they should do that with diablo 3 personally and another thing that would be good to have but ofcourse it may be hard just because of the gameplay that goes on during the game would be single player...single is always a good thing to have just so u can play byurself....and also for those people that dont have internet in the first place. im stoked to see diablo 3 come out i expect it to be like WoW except better and hopefully

Posted by Martin at November 19, 2006 04:04 PM

ok... lets start thing off here... there is NO proof that diablo 3 even exists..from what ive seen and heard, its just a rumor.. and a bad one at that.. all the "cinimatics" are either poorly constructed of stolen from WoW. as for this guy im pretty sure he has NO idea what hes talking about.

Posted by X3r0 at November 19, 2006 10:03 PM

everything sounds awsome about the diblo 3 except mounts thats gay dont do it blizzard think of something else and make sure you work way harder on this game then'' hells london'' wich i herd was the only thing slowing down D3

Posted by jay at November 21, 2006 03:03 PM

when dose it come out and wat is it going to be like......hope its good....well thanks 4 d2 and d1

Posted by dzavid at November 23, 2006 02:00 PM

Yo i didnt read all the posts cuz theirs too many but honestly D2 is fun for about 1 hour after that it gets boring and repetative. id imagine D3 will be like that also...with a bit of rippping off from WoW, but seriously if it reuiqres billing....i think itle just be another crappy game blizzard half-assed and update it while its relewased constantly qadding expansions to make money...like WoW...anwyays if its monthly or yealry billing thatd be the gayesstttttt,,, manly...diablo is just Fckin repetative!!it gets so boringg....seriously poeple get xbox live its alot beter and its cheaper then WoW!!!anyways have a nice day.

Posted by GnarKill at November 23, 2006 10:17 PM

Um i dont really know if i like this because i want a d3 not some 3d rip up MMO WOW style diablo diablo ownssssssssss ass i am 13 now and have been playin since i was 7 i think i have the room to talk about diablo i have held 5 99s sooo im not so sure if i want a diablo thats not really a diablo seriously your basically taking diablo a game with very low software requrements and shoving it down the throats of people who love the true lets kick some demon ass diablo players and what about the servers in the old diablo i loved that why... im not so sure if i am happy with what they are doing or if i am happy but truth betold i like the way the 2d was in the other one i thought thta was cool i kept thinking alls they need is clerics and i would be fine soo..... IM still happy though but i have wating for this for a long long long long long long long long long long long long time

Posted by skilla215 at November 24, 2006 08:02 PM

alright check this out guys i am as eager as all you fellas out there but i figured out something diablo 3 is more than likely to come out on the summer, why because diablo 2 was released in July same as any other game because rule of thumb is more kids are not in school and they have time on there hands... SO EXPECT IT FOR THE SUMMER OF 2007 DIABLO 3 IS MORE LIKELY TO COME OUT THIS DATE. i check diablo the other day again i forgot how old the game was really so compare to wow if the make diablo 3 with the same graphics less cartoonish, and like gaming steve says this game is going to kick ass. if the game does not come out summer of 2007 it is more likely the game will take one more year which i highly doubt...

Posted by Andres Gil at November 25, 2006 05:34 AM

My opinion about the views, camera angle, etc...

Yes, the Bird's Eye View is one thing that made the Diablo series special. Sometimes it could be limiting, but very rarely. I say D3 should have the camera angle of WoW. Free looking, up, down, whatever.

Keep in mind, just because it would have the same camera system as a MMO, doesn't mean it would have to be one :)

But... as for D3 being turned into a MMO, I'm all for it. As long as it doesn't turn away from it's original hack-and-slash style gameplay. I think it would be great to have more than 8 players in a game. In my opinion, it would bring D3 up to another level.

Posted by Kavu at November 26, 2006 01:03 PM

this sounds kickass, but if i have to pay monthly, forget it

Posted by Steve D. at November 26, 2006 01:09 PM

uhh im not sure if i missed it i dont feel like reading it all but r we gonna have to pay monthly for diablo 3?

Posted by Person at November 26, 2006 04:48 PM

we need a D3 seriously been playin d2 forever and a D3 would be awesome.. can u imagine D3 with more added features meaning better gameplay.. better graphics.. lol would be amazing and uh actually making GOLD worth something.. but yeah D2 still keeps me entertained even after all these years(bout 7)

Posted by zac at November 27, 2006 10:11 PM

Hear me, o liars. I am the greatest, and mean T H E GREATEST diablo series fan that has ever existed (i am playing diablo 1 yet, since the day it first commercially emerged in my country)! Well, even after having bought ALL diablo games, including SIERRA 'S Hellfire, the one and only expansion to Diablo 1 (FEW people have even heard about it, nowhere i see it mentioned ever) i also purchased DIABLO BATTLE CHEST, which contains, exactly as BLIZZARD herself wrote upon the box, the "E N T IR E, C O M P L E T E, DIABLO EPIC COLLECTION"... These 2 words are blizzard 's hints for when diablo 3 will arrive. Which is...NEVER. When i saw this sentence, i almost had a crisis and wanted to smash the box WITH the CDs inside. As for the rumor of the MMOrpg, its been lots of monts since it first errupted, and not from a blizzard employee, as some fraud forums claim. At least i, read that rumor 7 months ago. And the site which housed it mentioned trully nothing of Blizzard employees and fairie tales. On top of that, half Blizzard north has kissed the company goodbye, either we diablomaniacs like it, or not. Get serious, all of you and pay heed to the original sources. That would be, simply, only and strictly ONLY, Blizzard herself. And the misunderstood job searching announcement of Blizzard "for the team behind diablo etc" was intended to replace that team, not to reform it. If she wanted reformation, she logically would just pick up back the geniouses who made the MASTERPIECE like Diablo. And diablo 's experience is godly...The items,the classes,the universe,THE lore...The battles..... I tried WoW and found it crap.There, items are just weak,even the epic ones.Not like the ABSOLUTE items of Diablo,able to slaughter even an army of demons with 1 click thanks to their endless list of magical properties!And their huge stats...And WoW 's classes?Just incompetent pathetic weaklings.Not even in my wildest dreams i could finish a dungeon alone,while in diablo you can even devastate the entire Worldstone palace or Diablo 's Lair all by yourself,even in hell.....Especially when Necro pokes around.WoW doesn 't even have an actual summoner...The biggest number of minions there is is the awesome sum of...1 !!!!!Ridiculous.So i sold my account and returned to happy,old,goood BattleNet of diablo 1 and 2...Nothing is better,really!Too bad diablo 3 will be only be a ghost.You have my email...If diablo 3 appears before 2054, i will be glad to hear from you that i made a mistake. ( Saruman9815@hotmail.com )

Posted by Dimitrios at November 29, 2006 10:21 AM

I really hope Diablo III doesn't get scrapped, but it looks like it will. About 6 months ago I saw on IGN.com that Diablo III had a release date of TBA 2006, and as of today it is still the same. I really don't see the game comming out in 1 more month without any new info about it.

Posted by theevilgoat at November 30, 2006 08:31 AM

Please all you people who say "I can't wait to play D3..." well, obviously you can and will.

Steve, I appreciate the effort you put in to keep us "updated" on the latest rumors. For all others who are just crying about "pay to play" or "I'll die if D3 doesn't come out soon", please, don't make everyone else read your whining sniveling rhetorical crap.

Thank you.

Posted by stinky finger at November 30, 2006 04:35 PM

d3 looks like it could be a fairly good game i just hope its some wahat similer to d2 so i dont have to spend lots of time gettin used to it and being called a noob:P

Posted by bb at November 30, 2006 11:29 PM

Ok iv read all the names top from bottom and i have only heard steve twice and that was way up top now if steve would keep us updated that would be nice steve give us some more juicy info on d3 persinally i like all blizzard games except wow and some other wc games i only play wc3 roc i play d2 sometimes d2 lod starcraft1 and that is enough to keep my satisfied

BLIZZARD HEAR ARE CALLS WE WANT DIABLO3!! IF YOU DONT GIVE IT TO US YOU CAN GO TO HELL AND NEVER MAKE ANOTHER GAME FOR ALL I CARE! diablo3 is enough to keep me going :)

Posted by mike at December 2, 2006 04:35 AM

OOOOOOOOOKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It took me probably 2 hours to right this blog about an awesome character. I do apologize for writing about this somewhat off topic but i will talk about my thoughts for diablo 3 at the bottom, and by the way I don't believe the guy who said that diablo 3 is actually going to happen because well i've checked for diablo 3 for over a year I'm pretty sure, and there is usually bogus information and sites related to the next diablo but let me make this clear THE ONLY INFORMATION THAT I SEEN OVER SEEING OVER THIS TIME IS THE ORCHESTRA IN CHECHISLOVAKIA has been consistant with the fact that they were making the music for diablo 3. They also I think made the music for diablo 2 I'm not sure if it was the expansion, or normal edition. Thank you for listening; continued... at the bottom of my blog.

About Normal Diablo 2 not expansion

EVERYONE LISTEN HERE I PLAYED DIABLO 2 FOR MANY YEARS I HAVE A LVL 88,87 PALADIN ON THE NON EXPANSION DIABLO 2 EAST LADDER. The level 88 was about 700 to 800 ranked overall the last time I checked; This is not just paladin it's every character when I say overall, and this is based on the 2005-2006 season. Did anyone happen to notice how every high level paladin was a HAMMERDIN!!
My level 87 was a hammerdin but get this my level 88 paladin was a holy boltadin believe it, or not he WAS the highest level non hammerdin paladin on the normal diablo 2 east LADDER.
I know alot about this game. Ask me any question you want to on this blog. Just so you know check out these stats if you don't believe me, anyone who is familiar with diablo 2 normal version. will understand the stats I'm about to describe to you. First of all my holy boltadin had these skills as follows:


-My holyboltadin had 365 vit! = 1400 life without alot of items on.
-He had a level 25 or 26 skill holy bolt with all the bonuses to it maxed on except for prayer which was level 19 which ended up to be 6.7k attack against the undead.( could get up past 8k damage the holy bolt that is!!!!)
- Anyone with a high level character knows that the best exp is at hell diablo, why is this important well my holy boltadin could kill anything in diablo's lair except diablo himself( guess what why not flip on 300%+ magic find onto that as well, and why not add the fact that he always hits, and can run away with out getting hit while also healing your party members, and using Salvation to help your party members which I will describe to you a bit farther down.

-YOU SAY HOLY BLACK CAT IS THAT IT; ACTUALLY NO THERE'S STILL ALOT MORE.

-First of all what does a paladin need maybe a holy shield try having it on with all your hard earned high def armour on.
WHAT do you get; Guess what about 5.7k def, also a barbarian can add to that if he uses the warcry--> (shout); this added another like 3 or 4 k to the def, AND GUESS WHAT IF I HAD LEVELED HIM MORE HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE WHO KNOWS HOW MUCH DEFENSE JUST think of it max holy shield with all holy shields bonuses from skills, and have a level 30 warcry (shout) cast on you, you'll have 30 k def I;m guessing; if you had over 1.4k def on before the holy shield, and this is just the start if anything does get by your defense well your holy shield blocks 75% of whatever gets through your defense ,and also added is about mid 30% chance of blocking an attack everytime. Holy shield only blocks melee attacks by the way I think. I did the math, and came out with a lvl 82 venom lord will hit you about 16 percent of the time at around 9 or 10 k def on, I'm pretty sure; times that by 3 and a venom lord will hit you once in a blue MOON!!!!!!!!!!
If you keep in mind you block 75% of the attacks after that then mid 30% of attacks everytime. If you managed to get 30k def on then melee attacks may hit you say almost not once, lol.

-I can actually probably walk away, and get something to eat with about 2, or 3 oblivion knights (IN HELL MODE!!) beside me, and be alive when I get back!!!!!!!!!!!!! Normally you die in about less than 15 seconds lol!!!!!!!!! If you'd ask me i've died so many times against one that it probably will take less than 10 seconds if I had not much armour on.

-For the FINAL ATTRIBUTE THIS WILL SURPRISE, and may make you go nuts but, I use the SALVATION AURA, why is this important you ask me, well does anyone even know what the salvation aura does well here it is if you don't know. It is an aura that at a low level say around 7 meaning that if I had 5 extra skills on I only had to put 2 skills into it; nice conservation on skills there. Not much point ither (<---misspelled intentionally lol.. either didn't work) than range on adding anymore than 8 skills into salvation since it only brings the resistance from like 91 to all to 93 to all not much of an attribute there.
Guess what SALVATION does; it will add (91 to all of your resistances approx.) except for poison, and did I also mention that you give that aura off though not at a high range mind you, but any party member in my range which isn't actually that terrible of a range will get these attributes added to them aswell. 91 to all resistances would be the attributes except poison; People won't be to pissed at you lol.

- I COULD LITERALLY SIT THERE WITH MY AURA ON AS IT ALWAYS IS, AND ACTUALLY SIT THERE, AND FIRE HOLY BOLTS AT A HAMMERDIN IN MY PARTY, AND heal him completely while he kills everything in sight, and loses no life at all.

- If your wondering well what are you gonna do about the venom lords well half the time I let other people kill them, and heal them if they need it, or holy bolt my party member like crazy while I kill the oblivion knights around me as you may recall me saying that at the start, that holy bolt also hurts the undead at 6.7k per holy bolt.

- My character at one point had around 4k def on, blocked 75% of the time ,blocked mid 30% of all attacks. He healed around 150 to 312 hp per holy bolt, did 6.7k damage against the undead, had pretty much full resistances, because I use the salvation aura.
Everyone else gets my aura too. I had on about between 10 to 70% faster cast rate, AND believe it or not I could still put 300%+
magic find on. Even if it wasn't all on at the same time I could still switch it at bosses really fast by switching around between 1-5 items, or fight slower, and have it all on at the same time with a bit less defense on I have to admit aswell. HOLD on I forgot to say that I also had 1400 life on at times(<---365 vit), and at times when I get warcries by a barbarian shouted on me, the battle orders warcry I would have 3k life around or 2.9k life rather. Also the barbarians in my party could raise my defense up to 7k def if they wanted too. All in all Holy Boltadin was a force to be reckoned with. This character was one of the only holy boltadins I ever saw on battle.net since I had the game bought for me when I was around 16 I think. I'm 21, and I still play it.
The only other holyboltadin in the last year I seen was another guy who was between lvl 56 to 83 I think. I literally played diablo 2 for 40 hours a week on occasions which I am somewhat scared in saying. It was sweet alls that was needed was a holy boltadin ,and a hammerdin and we could kill diablo in hell mode in a 8 player game easy!!!!!!! Very Easy.


Just thing salvation raises fire resistances to party members in my range, and I heal at a fast enough rate to heal a hammerdin at the monster infector of souls in hell diablo without the hammerdin getting hurt at all. :).


By the way I was I believe almost if not entirely legit throughout the entire 2005-2006 season. Meaning I never traded once unless someone had stolen my stuff, and I gave them stuff to give it back lol. Muling pissed me off lol.

I had 2+ pally shield war scepter, and amulet
Check out thes item mods for a barbarian that I found in the last 5 months, or so this season.

1+ barbabrian amulet with 22 life I think it has 6 mana steal too but im not sure in my book the ultimate amulet but they actually do get better than this
41 lightning resistsances
like 30 fire 20 cold 20 posoin res
and 21 mf in my book the ultimate amulet, but they actually do get better than this! for normal diablo 2 not terrible or also the 164 battle hammer that I found with 4 mana steal and 236 attack rating and 3 replenish, or the 246 or 245 damage 191 enhanced damage ancient axe with 1+ to barabarian skills and 7 life steal a lvl 90 barb said it's some of the best stuff he's ever seen as well as alot of others said similar things. I use 874 def armour by the way and a 202 def 2+ pally shield.

ANYWAYS ABOUT DIABLO 3 now. It probably wont come out for a while since blizzard does things slowly but, if it's anything like diablo 2 I will wait with angst until it comes out. Thank for reading this blog, sorry for the lenght though hard to say everything.
Also ask me any questions about diablo 2 I have made nearly every character to level 80 and have made an extremely large amount of makes. If you want to e-mail me questions about diablo 2 my e-mail is (tomwill19@yahoo.ca).
BY
Thomas Williamson

P.S. Expansion is too easy to level lol; no offence to expansion players. I'm not trying to hate.
Level 90 in 1 day I mean come on.

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Posted by Thomas Williamson at December 2, 2006 10:14 PM

This was left out of my blog you can see where its been cut off from the blog above my blog might have been too long.Sorry, and Thank you.


- Anyone with a high level character knows that the best exp is at hell diablo, why is this important well my holy boltadin could kill anything in diablo's lair except diablo himself( guess what why not flip on 300%+ magic find onto that as well, and why not add the fact that he always hits, and can run away with out getting hit while also healing your party members, and using Salvation to help your party members which I will describe to you a bit farther

Posted by Thomas Williamson at December 3, 2006 11:56 AM

Just so everyone knows if you put arrows in your blog, it like deletes whats between the arrows, or something I think. Below is what was missing from the blog that I left 2 days ago.


Anyone with a high level character knows that the best exp is at hell diablo, why is this important well my holy boltadin could kill anything in diablo's lair except for diablo himself( unless I had 30 mana pots). Other people would kill him for you lol. I also could'nt kill the venom lords. EVerything else I could kill with a couple of hits, or unique monsters a bunch more than that; not sure how many exactly it depends on the monsters attributes.
-Not many monsters are immune to magic attacks like what hammerdins, and holy bolters use.

-I haven't even gotten to the bread and butter of my character yet. Which is next

-Holy bolters heal other characters, but by how much you say well how about around (180 to 312 hp) per holy bolt, and only a level 19 prayer for the holy bolt. I think I'm not sure, but I think it can get up to, or past 400 life given to a party member everytime you hit him with a holy bolt.
-You can EQUIP FASTER CAST RATE ABOUT 110% faster cast rate. Also quess what why not flip on 300%+ magic find onto that as well and why not add the fact that he always hits, and can run away with out getting hit while also healing your party members, and using salvation to help your party members which I will describe to you a bit farther down.
By
Thomas Williamson

Posted by Thomas williamson at December 4, 2006 01:00 PM

This game sound like the best out of them all
and i cant what to play it !!!

Posted by sean f at December 5, 2006 10:02 PM

I hope you relize this but ppl killed them selves when star craft fell through. if you are lying...... you will have alot of deaths on ur hands.....

Posted by Daniel Morris at December 6, 2006 01:31 AM

I thought it would be interesting to see if Vivindi’s (Blizzard’s parent company) periodic financial statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission reveal anything that may indicate Diablo 3 was under development. I found the following information, although, it does not provide much substance to determine whether Diablo 3 is under development.

On page 50 of Vivendi’s December 31, 2005 20-F filing, Vivendi states:

The margin from operations increased by €803 million to reach €9,586 million in 2005, mainly due to increased margin from operations at SFR, VUG and Maroc Telecom. The margin from operations rate was stable at 49%. However, if mobile-to-mobile sales at SFR had been invoiced since January 1, 2004 instead of January 1, 2005 (applying in 2004 the rate applied in 2005), the margin from operations rate would have increased by 2 basis points (49% in 2005 compared to 47% in 2004). This increase was mainly due to improved margins at Vivendi Games, which strongly benefited from the immediately profitable launch of World of Warcraft and efficient cost control, notwithstanding the negative impact of non-recurring costs associated to product cancellations and the write-off of certain titles.

I hope Vivendi is referring to Sierra’s (another subsidiary of Vivendi) games or Starcraft: Ghost and not Diablo 3 when mentioning “…product cancellations and the write-off of certain titles.”

Under accounting rules, companies are required to expense all costs associated with developing a new software product until the software is “technologically feasible” or, in other words, a working proto-type exists. Once a working proto-type exists, the Company is allowed to capitalize all development costs (i.e. all development costs going forward are deferred until the company either begins selling the software or scraps the project).

In note 11 to its December 31, 2004 financial statements (in its 20-F filing), Vivendi reports $839 million in internally developed software (capitalized software development costs) and in a footnote indicates the $839 million is “mainly” comprised of capitalized costs of internal software developed by SFR (Vivendi’s telecom unit). Does this indicate Blizzard has a working prototype of Diablo 3? Hard to tell, since we don’t know how much Diablo 2 cost to make. I imagine Vivendi would disclose Blizzard’s portion of the $839 million deferred software costs **if** Blizzard’s total deferred costs represented at least 10% (or $84 million) of the consolidated $839 million balance. So, Blizzard has probably not deferred over $84 million in software development costs related to working prototype software—and whatever Blizzard’s portion of $839m amount is, most of it is probably related to deferred development costs for the Burning Crusade expansion coming out in January 2007.

On page 6 of Vivendi’s Q1 2006 financials (Form 6-K filed on May 19, 2006), Vivendi states:

Vivendi Games' quarterly earnings from operations were EUR23 million, up 109.1% compared to the prior year (up 107.4% at constant currency). This dramatic improvement was driven by a growth in revenues, with an increased proportion relating to the higher margin of World of Warcraft business. Earnings from operations also included funding increased product development costs within Blizzard and recently acquired studios by Sierra.

An increase in product development costs at Blizzard and Sierra….hmmm…hope its Diablo 3. Also, remember that product development costs are expensed when no working prototype exists—so if any of these costs are related to the development of Diablo 3, then Blizzard has not yet developed a working prototype. So, none of Blizzard’s increase in product development costs is related to the development of the “Burning Crusade” expansion (all “Burning Crusade” development costs are deferred and recorded as an asset on Vivendi’s balance sheet)but, rather, related to the development of something else.

If anyone has friends who work at the Los Angeles office of Ernst & Young (the auditors for Vivindi’s Blizzard Entertainment subsidiary), try and hit them up for some information. The auditors have access to all of Blizzard’s financial information and I guarantee, if Diablo 3 is under development, the auditors would discuss with management regarding whether a working prototype of Diablo 3 exists (i.e. the auditors want to determine whether the Blizzard should expense or defer such software development costs.)

Posted by Diablo Fan w a CPA license at December 6, 2006 06:04 PM

anyone who says diablo 3 isnt gonna be good should be shot. but common based in heaven why the hell cant you be on hell's side and go into heaven and slaughter the damn angels that would kick ass.

Posted by lil_john at December 7, 2006 01:06 PM

From everything I have read on here, I think it could be a hit or miss try. It was a great success, Diablo 2 LoD, but another? WoW didn't live up to my expectation nor did it appeal to me. WoW just has a very slow feeling to it. Diablo was very fast paced, running from one demon to another, clicking the mouse till the muscle ripped or the mouse broke. I couldn't really think of a well rounded storyline for the 'Heave and Hell' Scheme. I mean, if you go around killing demons, so what? What's the point? Any solid storyline ?

Posted by Agent Orange at December 7, 2006 10:27 PM

Mr Joe Caron loves wow . i palyed wow 8 months and i hate that game so much that i never gona play wow i don't wana say why , because there is 1000 things that i could tell why i hate wow .

Posted by Devilmaycry at December 8, 2006 08:53 AM

-Come my diablo 3, come come my diablo 3 your my butterfly sugar baby. I have nothing left to say on diablo 3 yet.
-I hope Diablo 3 has cool names for the rare items like diablo 2... ie i found a staff called (imp wood jo staff).
By
Thomas Williamson

P.S. I'm sorry; I'm not funny.

Posted by Thomas Williamson at December 8, 2006 09:33 AM

i have played d1 and 2 for many years and i thought they were both great i hope that u make the third as good but hope none of this 3d graphics is included i suggest keeping to the good old diablo way

Posted by dodge at December 9, 2006 01:49 PM

Ok, I guess i'm the only one left with a shred of normalcy. There isn't going to be any DIII. Not now, not ever. Move on with your lives.

Posted by Shenk_The_Underachiever at December 9, 2006 08:42 PM

Well indeed d2 was a hit game the only bad thing about diablo its that have to be changing acts it will be better for d3 to be just like WoW to go from place to place but well however it comes out im getting it lol.....But i truly hope that blizzard north come out wit a release day on it even if it take 2 more years u know all i want to know make sure its that D3 itrs actually gonna come out...diablo 1 suck by the way the best was was expansion cuz even d 2 suck Well ppl take care and lets keep on wating for "diablo3" they aint nuttin else for the public to do about it but wait.........."""Yaz."""

Posted by Yaz. at December 13, 2006 01:55 PM

shut up Yaz i don't care if u wanna say "Well indeed d2 was a hit game the only bad thing about diablo its that have to be changing acts it will be better for d3 to be just like WoW to go from place to place but well however it comes out im getting it lol.....But i truly hope that blizzard north come out wit a release day on it even if it take 2 more years u know all i want to know make sure its that D3 itrs actually gonna come out...diablo 1 suck by the way the best was was expansion cuz even d 2 suck Well ppl take care and lets keep on wating for "diablo3" they aint nuttin else for the public to do about it but wait.........."""Yaz."""" and D3 sounds awesome. D1 was a load of **** - it was all in the dungeons and i just started thinking, 'I want so variety for gods sake, gimme some!'. and then they brought out D2 + expansion so i got them and they were real nice on single player then, i discovered battle.net :D.
Heroeditor is real nice. get from d2sector.net. D3 will be even more awesomer i hope [if the rumour is real, which i hope it is].

Also, why did u write "Well indeed d2 was a hit game the only bad thing about diablo its that have to be changing acts it will be better for d3 to be just like WoW to go from place to place but well however it comes out im getting it lol.....But i truly hope that blizzard north come out wit a release day on it even if it take 2 more years u know all i want to know make sure its that D3 itrs actually gonna come out...diablo 1 suck by the way the best was was expansion cuz even d 2 suck Well ppl take care and lets keep on wating for "diablo3" they aint nuttin else for the public to do about it but wait.........."""Yaz."""" twice at December 13, 2006 01:54 PM then once at December 13, 2006 01:54 PM its just dumb man. oh well cya...


Posted by I like writing long messages in blogs :D at December 15, 2006 01:50 PM

That's cool, sounds great.

+chars.

Posted by Layne at December 16, 2006 02:49 PM

I think that all the ppl out there who discrace diablo should have death by an@l 5ex...haha...ok jk but diablo is a very cool and exiting game (very competitant) i think diablo 1 sux but diablo 2 is tha shizznit and for it to be so great and to be made in 1997....THATS A VERY GOOD GAME... I wonder what they thought of it back then......oh but any way i look ford to diablo 3 and all the ppl who think diablo isnt kool can deal with my lvl 97 necro..haha...............thats what i thought i have been playing it for 4 months and i play 6 hours a day (school days) and well over 15 hours on the weekends this is by far the most exelerating and addictive game ive played yet...and thats a pretty good rating for over 587 online games ive played...any way if u have comments for me u can reach me at my msn which is b1ueking@hotmail.com

Posted by skyler skaggs at December 17, 2006 07:35 PM

it couldn't take place in heaven, unless you were an angel.... due to the fact that stated somewhere in some laws that the angels have that they can not interact with humans, not including buying/selling weapons and so forth.... but they could make you an angel. yet that would be too..... im a prissy little angel with a big sword going to kill diablo.... it really doesn't work. If anything since you had already destroyed 5 of the "evils" the other two would be wagging a civil war in Hell, so you might have to go down and defeat them both.... causing for meybe a large map to travel in, since there would be different factions of Hell one act would be in this half the other act would be in the other territory...... causing for a huge Hellish battle between you, the army of azmodan/lord of sins, and the army of belial/lord of lies. Read the scriptures..... spitting pure nonsense out, fools. I mean im 13 and i figured this out myself...

Posted by bob at December 18, 2006 02:14 AM

As a long time player of Diablo and D2 LOD
I can't wait for D3. Working together with friends,
helpng each other to build and saving each other is
what gives Diablo the ability to withstand time. If
the spam bots and hackers could be kept out it would
be the perfect on line gaming experiance.

Posted by Kel at December 19, 2006 01:02 AM

I would like to find a cracked version of Diablo III to play on my computer.
lol
it is only for joking

Posted by Noobie at March 8, 2007 04:19 PM

I personally heard that there isnt going to be a "Diablo 3" in the term but another game including World of Warcraft with some "Diablo" items/terms added to it. Of course Blizzard doesn't know how that would add in the "Diablo" items/terms without changing the game to much unless that came out with a whole new game instead of an expansion. Blizzard says that before 2007 is over there will be an announcement on another game/expansion coming out sometime around 2010.

If Blizzard does come out with a new game it will probly be leaning back towards the old Warcraft/Starcraft style instead of a MMORPG game like Diablo or World of warcraft (Burning Crusade)

Posted by The Informer at March 10, 2007 04:19 PM

Whens D3 comin out e-mail me if u know!

Posted by Jackson at March 10, 2007 05:59 PM

CaNt wait!!!!

Posted by pooooooooooop at March 14, 2007 06:35 PM

I loved diablo II so much and it kinda went down the crapper, so i CAN'T wait so long for Diablo III, it better come out before i finish get into university, cause i won't have much time to play games by then...

Posted by Conserned at March 14, 2007 06:52 PM

This game seems really cool. my ma said the 2 game is the devil game and that it should show some good in it i disagree the game need violence and gore in it hopefully it comes out soon

Posted by Peter at March 15, 2007 02:56 PM

it sounds like fun

Posted by jake at March 16, 2007 10:34 PM

I hope SnoWsToRm makes DIII gameplay same as DII LoD cuz to try and outdo that would seriously risk ruining the game completely! They should just add some more original and balanced chars maybe take skill limit off (that would widely expand the number of posible builds and would just pWn) think of a good plot as they have been doing so far and make a sh1tload of new lvl's monsters items runes and RW's... I have no room to go on with my ideas i have plenty of those to fill up a book as big as War and Peace so i just have one question to ask. In an act of rage after 48787 hours of uninterupted gameplay i went complete frenzy on my D2LoD Cd Bruce Lee style and broke it into 75948 pieces so when D3 comes out will I have to re-buy D2 to be able to play it? Will there be any D2 Cd's left to buy or will I just have to borrow a D2 Cd from some1 to start D3 up!!!? ^_^

Posted by Gol2ky at March 17, 2007 01:27 AM

i wan to play diablo 3 so much if they make it i would buy only 1 thing i think they shoulnd do a pay multiplayer it should be free for all. other wise evry 1 will dwn fake version from torent or other sites and "snowstorm" wont make alot of money

Posted by bla.... at March 17, 2007 03:29 PM

so is there really going to be diablo 3 ?

Posted by kenneth at March 18, 2007 03:38 PM

heres an interesting throught.. i wonder if it will be a DX10 game.. if its not released until 2008 it very well maybe.. i always appreciated the diablo series for its lack of system requirements.. once the dx10 games start rolling out.. alot of people are gonna be pissed they have to upgrade to vista.. oh and also.. keep the ability to play windowed!

Posted by lunchbox at March 18, 2007 10:55 PM

In my opinion diablo 2 is still a fairly descent game. I think diablo 3 needs to be longer and have some new characters in order to be a success. How many acts and characters is it supposed to have.

Posted by bob at March 19, 2007 09:03 AM

Come on guys if diablo 3 does come it would be fun that its wiew is like in wow but lets face the truth diablo2 rocks and people still play it becouse that game is a clasic and wow will never replace D2!!!

Posted by lik at March 22, 2007 06:05 AM

uyg diablo 2 has so many issues lately every nerd in the game seems to buy uber rigged items 4 2 bucks.......kinda hard to win legit with stuff like Fortitude,Faith,ect out there so cheap.....

Posted by Roxas-Oblivion at March 25, 2007 07:18 AM

does any one have any idea if they might bring it out on xbox 360

Posted by john at March 25, 2007 11:37 AM

You guys still posting on this lol? this was last years "rumors".

Posted by gooby eyes at March 25, 2007 10:05 PM

Its sounds like its guna be the best Diablo yet! Just the name sounds exciting......well you guys are guna have my money!

Posted by Byrdman at March 26, 2007 11:09 AM

I don't want a diablo 3, I want them to fix diablo 2. Make it back to 1.9. Stop the duping. Make private $5 a month servers to stop bots. Done and Dusted. If they make diablo 3 then it will end up being like WoW because the creators of D2 quit.

Posted by Surfingpikachao at March 27, 2007 05:02 PM

i think 2 d is good but i hate how every 1 can buy thier stuff and get hacks like for regular b.net. that make the game not fun if some one is hacked and you get wasted.. i hope d3 is not like that

Posted by Tripleg at March 28, 2007 02:03 AM

diablo 3 simple no hacks. no buying iteams. no scaming

Posted by george at March 28, 2007 02:07 AM

I decided im gona buy a new comp that dosent overheat so easy as my laptop and buy a new LoD set cuz i broke my old one (too bad i deleted my cd key from my mobile (would be fun to mule in 2 windows in same game hehe) ask the dude i gave D2 to give it back and make my self a GoSu Fury Druid on HC muhahaha by my calculations if i used only dmg items such as forti steelrends and so on... i would do alot of dmg somwhere beetween 40 and 50 K per hit but im not gona do that im gona make a invincible one that does 20 K per hit

Posted by Gol2ky at March 28, 2007 04:03 AM

I think Diablo 3 would be a great game. However, I do not think it should have the same game play as diablo1 2 or LOD. This is simply because that style of game play is out dated. It gets a bit repetitive just killing things hack and slash style. If they want to make the game competitive their needs to be a more in depth class system. An easier way to acquire items. More security for scamming. If they made an mmo out of this I would be extremely happy. Online play is what makes and breaks most games. This game could be a better seller than WoW, and should be because simply put wow is for little kids and sucks.

Posted by Athl3t3man at March 29, 2007 08:23 PM

D3 will prob pwn all other games...the ones who dont like the diablo games can go to hell

Posted by ElvenPath at March 31, 2007 12:32 PM

There is no Diablo III. There is, however, Hellgate: London.

Posted by Sol Invictus at April 2, 2007 05:03 AM

even if dIII is 800$ i will buy it for sure the second it comes out. i will be first in line. if u hate diablo and wow then u shouldnt be on here ......... just cause there is a heaven and hell in dIII doesnt mean its christian. diablo I had hell in it. but ur not complaining about that. it only heaven. well if u dont like it dont play it.

Posted by diablo seiries rox at April 2, 2007 01:52 PM

well i think diablo 3 will be wicked any way u put it and i too this day prefer diablo2 over wow.

Posted by exklusive at April 2, 2007 05:07 PM

Diablo 1 cannot be bettered, games nowadays are getting too complicated and too much stuff to think/worry about.

Diablo 1 was just a pure game, and its classicality cannot be denied

Posted by rhenn at April 4, 2007 11:54 AM

Diablo III would be so wicked sweat... Diablo and Starcraft are two of "snowstorms" biggest hits, but there focusin way to much on WOW. Start Crankin out the better games for a change!

Anyway, i would be a female Necromancer, kinda weird, eh? Queen of the Undead thing goin and all that...

How would they do a guy Amazon? evry1 knows that there are only girl Amazons.

Posted by The Dead one at April 9, 2007 03:36 PM

Diablo III would be so wicked sweat... Diablo and Starcraft are two of "snowstorms" biggest hits, but there focusin way to much on WOW. Start Crankin out the better games for a change!

Anyway, i would be a female Necromancer, kinda weird, eh? Queen of the Undead thing goin and all that...

How would they do a guy Amazon? evry1 knows that there are only girl Amazons.

Posted by The Dead one at April 9, 2007 03:37 PM

THANK YOU FOR THE HELP ABOUT D3 but i have heard rumors that you will have to pay monthly for it is that true? please get back to me

Posted by Griffin Kilroy at April 9, 2007 10:39 PM

IF they implement multiplayer alá World of warcraft monthly fee's will be reality! If you mean normal single player or multiplayer games where players can host the game there will NOT be any fee's. The fee is only there if blizz have some kind of expence..

(sorry for poor english)

Posted by XoB at April 10, 2007 02:21 PM

Diablo 3 is coming out in july

Posted by Gaming steve at April 14, 2007 10:08 AM

diablo iii sounds amazing..... but they have also ben saying it will be realsed a thousand times why wouldent blizzard want ppl to know it was being published ? they could gather huge comments and get info from fans to see what we want

Posted by tyreals-brother at April 14, 2007 04:22 PM

Can anyone give me proof of this?? if it IS coming out in July, can anyone give me some kind of visual evidence???? If diablo II is hellgate london, i am gonna be VERY disappointed, hellgate london looks like bull$^#% so dumb. guns? 1st person shooter? please give me something worth playing blizzard north!!, diablo II didnt need that much reworking.... its already awesome and incredibly addicting... jsut build on it.... AND DONT MaKE IT ALL Rainbowy.. like wc3, and Wow... some people probably know what i mean. when playing diablo II, Wc3 and Wow almost seem like kids games because of all the unecessary bountiful neon colors.. keep it somewhat realistic in the sense that everything doesnt look like fairys jumping around.. there was definately a more primal feel i got from playing D2 than i did from commanding "Fairy dragons" or things as such. anyone know what im sayin?

Posted by Deano at April 16, 2007 12:21 AM

Diablo will forever rule. No matter how they mess up DIII. (i sincerely doubt that)
And to all the naysayers that Diablo's gameplay is outdated, think about how many games have attempted to recreate the experience of playing Diablo 'til the Lord of Destruction?... Ultimate Alliance?...Rise of Apocalypse.... heck even MU fooled me years ago yet it was idiotic to pay to play a game which is exactly the same as a free to play favorite.
'Nuff said.
I can't wait for D III!
War In Heaven!

Posted by Dr.Hell at April 16, 2007 02:41 PM

well i think it is COOL that DIII is coming out! Cus DII had people hacking stealing scaming and all that stuff. It just makes the game boring cus of far casters and mods + noobs. I am the ture owner of jups the barb that raped lvl 80's at 54!!!

Posted by Jups at April 16, 2007 04:28 PM

i love that DIII is coming i have DII cus of hacks and mods, hackers, scammers, noobs, andfar cast zon duelers

Posted by joe geissler at April 16, 2007 04:36 PM

dude u put this up a year ago and people still type ( i play dII and im in gg grimx//wcu clan)

Posted by joe at April 16, 2007 10:31 PM

DIII needs to come out already. i 've heard all the hipe and rumors now i want to see what "Snowstorm" has been doing for the past couple of years for this game

Posted by pineapple at April 18, 2007 03:32 AM

Im Waiting , I Hope , I Belive that blizzard gonna announce at this BlizzCon (august) the New Diablo (D3) and im expecting an exellent work ... or else ill destroy the blizzard :P

Posted by Diablo3 at April 18, 2007 07:21 AM

omg, old thread! :) i hope DIII has the mysterious epic music of DI and some of DII

Posted by Richwood at April 21, 2007 11:29 AM

This is for Deanos post. Im more eagerly awaiting Hellgate than D3. Arent you sick of all the mind numbing hack and slash sword and sorcery bullsh*t? Isnt it time for a decent modern CRPG? Im tired of all these ancient-times themed RPG's. Dont get me wrong, I love them and play them all, But just once i wanna walk up on a demon and dump on his azz with a gauge. Oh yeah and not to burst your guy's bubble or nothin......But Diablo 3 is NEVER gonna happen. We all just have to accept that and move on. Do I hear Immortal throne anyone????Quit getting these guy's hopes up Steve. You and I both know Blizz scrapped D3 back in 04.

Posted by Beast at April 22, 2007 01:05 AM

HI! i thinke d3 will be the funnest of al i mean i read some comments and i thinke that d3 will be better than al of em i hope the graphics will be better

Posted by kevin at April 22, 2007 07:36 PM

Well D3 is comming in 07 so u better be ready (Joe i didnt know u posted on this site LOL!!!)

Posted by GrimX_Hoeboejoe at April 24, 2007 03:59 PM

D in 07??? omg if u for realz ima kill blizz it dosnt take 6 years to make i mean come the fluck on

Posted by G-man at April 24, 2007 04:11 PM

i've been playing diablo 2 for years now actualy...i hated number one cuz it was boring and had bad graphics and the story to me wasent realy clear....anyway yeah i hope they come out wit it soon, considering diablo 2 has only been out for like wat 6-7 years..and i hope they put alot into this game...and i bet there gonna chjarge money to play this like WoW....

Posted by frigintrees at April 25, 2007 05:12 PM

DIBALO RULZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Krunoxxx at April 26, 2007 05:09 PM

Blizzard is annoucing a game in S.Korea May 15th or something like that.

Posted by Bquikk at April 28, 2007 03:23 AM

1st Of all, the music Of the new Diablo is already made by the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra.
I Hope this august the blizzard will Announce the new D3 in the BlizzCon at (3rd and 4th) August.

Posted by Diablo3 at April 28, 2007 09:01 AM

I dislike the idea of MMO server style with everyone on one huge world. I seem to like the idea of "Joining a game" and playing with your friends rather than just having everyone around. I don't want it to be like WoW view, I would much rather have the far away angled view to be completely honest. Oh and the fact that I already pay for Phantasy Star Universe and like it will keep me from paying for Diablo 3 even though it was my favorite game for atleast five years.

Posted by Philip at April 29, 2007 01:39 PM

Hellooo out there, I don't let myself get caught up in everyone elses hype, I loved both one and two, I have other games like Oblivion that have amazing graphics, yet I always return to the Diablo games, they're Great and I have much more fun, 2 is way better then one, liked story line of all, but like the move speed in two, with additional speed from magic and stuff, makes getting from A to B a whole lot nicer. 1 was way to slow. looking forward to Beealzebub III hehehe, as long as they keep the simple point and click, in my opinion the simpler a control system the more advanced it is!

Posted by Sir Not Appearing in this Picture at May 1, 2007 05:49 PM

Did you guys fall on your heads as children? First of all, WoW looks like it does because "snowstorm" did it on purpose to decrease the strain on its player's computers, both power and memory wise. Second, if you listened, D3 would NOT be an MMO, have you EVER heard IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND of a non-mediocre, non-mmo, combat, 3d game that had NO OPTION of slash and hack, dodge... etc. Third, Diablo 2 was good for its time, but ancient top-view's glory days are long gone, i wouldnt mind if they updated the series with WoW's successful ideas, tens of millions of players dont lie.

Posted by buttmuffins at May 1, 2007 11:52 PM

ok people, diablo 2 was frikin awsome. diablo 3 will not be a mmo but sorda like wow. it will have a vast land with tons of space to rome around in, but you will have diablo 2 in it to. there will be objectives like killing radament for a skill point, but in 3d. also the characters, stats, and skills will probably be the same since it was a good idea. Even tho they should maybe have another branch to go down. Diablo 3 will be kick ass however they make it but i wish it would come out sooner.

Posted by snipen ur azz22 at May 2, 2007 06:30 PM

While i was looking at upcoming movies on IMDB i stumbled apon this

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0803096/

that should say enough for itself.. im not here to give anyone false hope about diablo 3 but this could explain a little. A warcraft movie? More than likely blizzard would want to animate the orcs themselves for the movie(thats pure speculation) so this could explain why there has been a lack in attention to the game department. This movie has been confirmed(and im sure someo f you already know about it) so this isnt just a rumor. We all know blizzard apparantly isnt talented enough to work on more than one project at a time(thats why it takes them so many years to finally release something)


This is just a theory to give myself hope but you can believe what yuo want but i think theyre all just workin on warcraft(warcraft 3, WoW and the movie) and thats whyt he wait for the games that people really want to see has been so long

Posted by Maha at May 2, 2007 06:49 PM

okay i have been hoping for a third installment for this game for like ever i started playing this game at age 8ish im 15 now and it has been my favoite game since ive tried WoW and City Of Heroes got bored with them extremely quickly
im hoping they dont change the game too much into the WoW sight like the reason i didnt like WoW and City Of Heroes is b.c of the way they have the combat set up like 1-0 on the keys at the top of ur keyboard it drove me INSANE!
setting in heaven would be a cooler twist to the game
but would it all take place in heaven and just different places of it?
b.c in diablo 2 it went to multiple different places in the world that i thought was a really cool idea rather than it just staying in one general area
I have played every character and almost perfected everyone of them too
my clan is currently in production and should be up and running soon and would LOVE to take it to diablo 3 once it comes out
so yes cannot wait for this game to come out even if i am in college by then

Posted by blessed_clan on diablo 2 at May 6, 2007 11:40 AM

I have a question that may have been answered, though I couldn't read all the comments so I wouldn't know. Will the same concepts still be in play? Or will there be a whole new set-up towards the game? Like, is there still going to be limited players to a game, or will it be like WoW and it's all open? Another thing is, will runes,runewords,uniques,and charms still be kept? If not, then I highly recmmend it, as they are a HUGE part to Diablo2 Expansion so far. Will the wole game just be in heaven? Or will it be in other places like the mortal realm, and possibly the netherplanes of exisistince? Tha's all for now. So far it looks like as I've read going to be an AWSOME game. Hope to see it come out soon!

Posted by neilio at May 13, 2007 07:33 PM

I don't want to rack anyones nerves... BUT! www.blizzard.com

They've been highlighting a game everyday. And are probably going to announce a game in a few days (when they go to Korea). Chances are that it's going to be Starcraft: Ghost, because you can pre-order that online at www.bestbuy.com already. Thoughts? I'm REALLY REALLY REALLY hoping for a Diablo 3. (Please Blizzard, do us this favour)

Posted by Danno at May 15, 2007 03:43 AM

diablo 1 and 2 both sucked. what makes u think that diablo 3 will be better ?

Posted by blizzard employee at May 16, 2007 11:12 AM

Hmmm.... BlizzarD cant play wit us. They are bastards i wanna play the new freaking game NOW ... !!!

Posted by A Game Come True at May 16, 2007 01:59 PM

"Hi Guys I have Great News...!!!

It will be diablo 3 and starcraft: Ghost that will be released! How did I find out?
Well I have a Friend who works in Blizzard, he works in the publicity section and advertisement section. He told me that both games where coming out.Thats why you can see in the blizzard page the previous titles passing.At least this was the information giving to him so he must be right!. This year 2 great games are coming out!

I hope you guys will be happy with this...
Love and Peace to all Diablo and starcraft fans...
"

thats obviously completely false

your resource as being "some friend who works at blizzard'

Oh, doenst everybody with an inside story have a "friend working at blizzard...."

and the fact that u posted it twice just shows you are desperate for attention.

Posted by mijn wraak at May 16, 2007 08:31 PM

Ive been waiten for a diablo 3 to come out for a long time ive been keepen track and all then i just stoped because i did not think one was comin out till today thanks for the info man i will tell all my friends and i will be there on the realese date. and dont worry bout mr.Mijn he is a dumbass

Posted by Joey at May 18, 2007 01:17 PM

I don't know. I guess they might be working on a third installation to the Diablo franchise, but the more I think about it, the more I feel that Blizz is going to horribly fxck it all up.

To me, it always seemed as though they abandoned Starcraft and Diablo and focused most of their ingenuity on Warcraft. I'm somewhat concerned that they're going to keep focusing their attention on their main source of income (WoW) and make anything else a back-burner project that looks like it's been prepared by a fifth grader.

I've been wrong, though. Once? Twice, maybe? We'll see what happens within the time span of the next year. Maybe Blizz will shock me.

Posted by Aiden at May 18, 2007 04:27 PM

well blizz obviously did not abandon starcraft! they just did a surprise starcraft 2 project.. it kinda surprised me.. i thought blizz abandoned those 2 games but now there is starcraft 2 and its really good.. well i think diablo 3 would be released maybe around 2008...

Posted by Restituto_Hayok at May 20, 2007 01:31 PM

I was also surprised about the official Starcraft 2 announcement. It showed me that if they can keep a huge project like that a secret for all this time; they are also keeping Diablo 3 a secret. Rumors have surfaced about another project that may be a different kind of RPG. I'm optimistic that it will be Diablo 3, a new age for MMORPG.

With all the profits they have generated for WorldOfWarcraft; I'm hoping those profits go into Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3. I just saw the official Starcraft2 site and it was magnificent. Diablo 3 will be no different!

Regards,

Jayofteror

Posted by Jayofteror at May 20, 2007 02:09 PM

i dont remember who said it but whoever said diablo 1 was better than 2 is an idiot. the graphics were crap, the story was crap. quests, crap. aside from that, diablo 2 was boring after 2 weeks because it was a big newbie leech fest. plus, half the quests were terrible. saying all this about diablo 2 and still knowing it was better than 1, must mean 1 was pretty shitty, dont you think?

Posted by suckmee at May 20, 2007 04:01 PM

Diablo 3 Comments by JayOfTeror

This quote below really irritated me. So I'll try to address it in the most polite manner possible. I dare say; I beg to differ.

"diablo 1 and 2 both sucked. what makes u think that diablo 3 will be better?"

I don't see people addressing a certain part of Diablo 2 that I think needs to be mentioned. Diablo 2 was great because of its very imperfections. There was an entire new sub-culture that came to be from Open Bnet. Because of the way the game is saved on the computer you were able to edit the .d2 files for Open Bnet. That gave rise to a storm of editors such as EricJWin's State Editor, Mitja's High Level Fix which allowed players to create level 2.14 bilion characters for Open Battlenet. There were also glitches in the game that made the game even more fun; or were those glitches put their on purpose?

One glitch was that at high levels the elemental absorbs "based on character level" created what we called physical immunity. So depending on levels and combination of absorbs you could create characters that were immune to not only missle attacks like the guided arrow of an amazon; but also close range attacks like the jab skill of an amazin or the talon kick of an assassin. That was in just patch 1.09.

Other glitches were discovered in patch 1.10. A major one was the roll points of the mana. You could find a roll point where it seemed like you had eternal mana. So you would take this value and coordinate it with the synergies of the sorceress "telekenisis" and "energy shield" to literally create an invincible character. With added skills like NV Dodge, NV Avoid, NV Weapon Block, and NV Evade...you could dodge all missle and melee attacks. Skills like smite and thorns were one of the last skills that were effective in patch 1.10. This gave rise to the Paladin and the smite wars. I think after the news spread through popular diablo sites; the open bnet scene deteriorated. There was no more challenge. But for those of us who were spending 8 to 10 hour nights unlocking all these secrets and glitches...it was fun. It was like unlocking the human genome.

In the painful wait for Diablo 3, hundreds of new mods, and private realms have been created just to feed our hunger for this game. You only need to google Diablo 2 to see how big the game still is.

Through the years a lot of clans and friendships were carved out. I personally am still friends with a lot of these people many years later. Those Diablo 2 and Battlenet friendships lasted through not only the years; but also went into other games. Diablo 2 was not a game; it was a way of life. It was a game that has stirred my passion and creativity like few other games have. That is why this game must go on. There must be a Diablo 3.

The next installment of Diablo 3 will break all the records. If you think WorldOfWarcraft or Guild Wars are popular; you haven't seen anything yet. They will pale in comparison to the fan base and loyalty of a Diablo 3. Diablo has a fan base of children, adults, programmers, lawyers, doctors, artist, and all walks of life. We still own sites and frankly, I am still running mine because we long for Diablo 3.

I know some of the topics I touched on are best kept secrets that many would rather not get mentioned. However, I felt like it needed to be said, no it needed to be screamed. Give us Diablo 3 or give us death! lol

Regards,

Jayofteror

Posted by Jayofteror at May 20, 2007 05:55 PM

"I was also surprised about the official Starcraft 2 announcement."

Oh you've got to be kidding. It was painfully obvious (to me, at least) that the announcement was going to be Starcraft-related. What better place to unveil Starcraft 2 than in a country in which Starcraft is practically a national sport!?!? The only guesswork was what kind of Starcraft game. In my mind, there were three possibilities:

1) They were resurrecting Starcraft: Ghost (a billion to one shot, let's face it, this game's dead and buried.......unfortunately).
2) Starcraft 2 (the one I was hoping for the most), and
3) a Starcraft MMO (which will probably come along in due course).

"Diablo 2 was great because of its very imperfections."

I disagree - I simply found the gameplay stupidly addictive. But I'm all Diablo'ed out I'm afraid. I genuinely thought I could stick it out until the release of 1.10, but I'd already played my fair share of wild and wacky character builds. I was honestly looking forward to the skill revamp, but it just wasn't enough to hold my interest. Oh, and making the best of the new unique items Realm-only? Talk about a stupid idea.

Posted by Urh at May 22, 2007 06:17 AM

You guys go to www.blizzard.com to see starcraft2 or go to www.starcraft2.com to see more witch is game play/art and the one i have been hoping for the trailer!!!!!!!!!! And its not Flucking project ghost that was just a romor that noobs beleive, lol retarted noobs.....

Posted by moppy at May 22, 2007 02:00 PM

Um...just head on over to flagship studios website if you want something that will be just as amazing as diablo 3 if not better... Hellgate: London! Developed by the majority of the guys that brought us Diablo 2...sides this game is coming out within the next year anyway! Well before Diablo 3 will even be announced. :-)

http://www.hellgatelondon.com/

Posted by mrmorris at May 22, 2007 03:31 PM

i think you all are stupid for thinking there is going to be a diablo3 there is not going to be one for a couple of reasons blizzard is making to much mony off of ptp (pay to play) wow then they are off of just pepople buying diablo it would cost blizzard to much mony to make andother diablo for them to even think about it just face it play diablo expantion or just dont play at all-aaron greiner (gow)

Posted by aaron greiner at May 22, 2007 05:00 PM

look to all of u who dont like the idea of D3 can piss off cuz i love the idea and cant wait for it to happen (i would pay any amount for the game) . Pluse i just got a new Gateway laptop with Windows Vista on it and D1,an D2 wont play on my lap top , witch really pissis me off . So they really need to come on an make the damn game.

Posted by blake at May 22, 2007 05:51 PM

The guy who said we are all stupid for considering diablo 3 is talking a load of rubbish.
Although Blizzard are making a substantial amount of money from wow, and the majority of Blizzards work force is concentrating on further development of the game, they obviously won’t just drop and forget about Diablo 3.

Competing MMO that follow the same structure as wow such as the new “Lord Of The Rings Online” are definitely going to take a significant segment of the market share of online gaming off Blizzard because people that don’t enjoy wow to begin with or become board of the game are obviously going to look for alternatives which Blizzard currently don’t provide. Considering Diablo has always had a unique epic factor about it, which is proven through its sheer amount of fans and people who still play It, Blizzard will not drop the title. Although I agree they will have put the development of the game on hold for the next 8 months due to star craft 2 and the next wow expansion.

I think that blizzard can be very unpredictable and you shouldn’t rule out the possibility the company surprising everyone by suddenly announcing a launch date for D3.

People that think they have simply put every other title on hold due to wow should realise that Blizzard is expanding rapidly through wow it has made the company record amounts of money. They are obviously going to have a lot more resources to fund other projects, or projects they have previously put on hold such as D3.
I personally am very excited about the idea of D3, and if they carry out the idea of heaven and hell I will definitely be buying the game and prepared to pay to play. I would drop wow within a second if I knew for definite the game was coming out. I think that a huge segment of people that play wow only play it because there friends / clans play the game and they just want to be involved within the action. It’s a repetitive game that doesn’t provide any brainpower and has clearly been made so the average sheep can play it.
WB

Posted by Quiche at May 23, 2007 02:27 PM

"i would like to see guilds in D3 fight against guilds in WOW. i'm not saying it'll be good or bad. .i just want to see the outcome. .wouldn't you?"

D3 - One hammerdin spamming ...

WOW - Every character on server instantly dies.

Posted by Stylux at May 24, 2007 05:06 PM

JayOfTeror on Diablo 3

Blizzard will gain more customers and revenue with the release of Diablo 3. Think of all the gamers who got tired of Guild Wars or World Of Warcraft in search of a new world to explore. Blizzard needs to act now; they have all the resources and talent at their disposal. They have generated record revenue and profits with World Of Warcraft. If they invest that into Diablo 3; they have an opportunity to corner the MMORPG/RPG market. Blizzard will do what Bill Gates did with Microsoft if they launch Diablo 3 now.

Diablo 3 will happen! Business wise, it's a no brainer!

Posted by Jayofteror at May 24, 2007 06:15 PM

They should have made it a mmo and a heaven vs hell type of thing with new content added regularly or kept it the same style as the originals. I don't want them straying too far from what I love

Posted by stephen at May 27, 2007 01:14 AM

let's face it. there is no Diablo III. it's been nearly a year and a half since Steve started this blog and we've got nothing. the dream is over, let's move on.

Posted by jojo at May 28, 2007 06:45 PM

Let's all hope starcraft 2 will fail, then Blizzard might be forced to make a Diablo 3 *evil grin*
WoW used to be a great game but it's dying now, TBC killed it

Posted by Mike at May 29, 2007 04:51 PM

YES!!!! I LOVE Diablo 2 so i want to know if it is going to let me up grade my acconts? If it does i will have a lvl 73 neceomancer waiting for me. =} I cant wait till it comes out!!!! fish_dude is my accont name. I can have so much fun now beaause i beat diablo 2 lord of destrution it got boring when i beat all modes. PLZ have more modes to best!!!!

Posted by fish_dude at May 31, 2007 06:11 PM

Diablo yes, thats me, he is a good man, what more can you expect, well i asked my brothers andarial, durial and baal to make more minions so that they can make a new diablo 3 game. They said OK. so then they said they will release the new game on August at Blizzcon, this year. Woot you will say, Hell YAH i will say, i can slice the blood out of my heroes who appose me.
MUHAHAHAHH!!!!

Posted by Hey, my name is Diablo: How ya feeling? at June 3, 2007 02:59 AM

Blizz wont be releasing diablo 3 for a while, especially not riding on the tails of its semi-recent burning crusade release...so dont get your hopes up of seeing this any time soon...I think Diablo 3 profits would eat directly into WoW profits, and from a business stand point, it just doesn't make much sense as a release for blizz right now...not with 7.whatever million WoW users

Posted by Mike at June 5, 2007 11:16 AM

say what you will about WoW...but it has over 7 million users world wide, and a 3d rpg release like Diablo 3 would eat almost directly into WoW profits...i dont know if blizzard is going to release this any time soon, especially considering the somewhat recent release of The Burning Crusade. Diablo 3 makes bad marketing sense for blizzard right now.

Posted by Mike at June 5, 2007 11:20 AM

if blizzard makes diablo 3 into a WoW style eg. u pay monthly they would probly crush alot of there diablo playes because most people who started diablo probly started cuz they didnt wanna pay 4 WoW. therfore after started they relized that diablo is asome. I think they won't realse diablo 3 anytime soon cuz blizzard always favoured WoW and it will always stay like that :( if blizz makes diablo 3 into a game like WoW where u probly have to pay monthly thre taking the bigest risk evar. I belive that blizzard will make diablo3 a non-paying monthly game and add the graphics of starcraft 2

Posted by bob at June 5, 2007 12:01 PM

Sorry I completely disagree with that comment blizzard with never make Diablo 3 similar to wow because if they are or will make a Diablo 3 they would want it to be different enough to appeal to people who don’t enjoy wow and are looking for alternative games. I agree they won’t release Diablo 3 any time soon because they are focusing the majority of their resources on wow and starcraft. But the company and workforce are getting bigger and it won’t be long in till they can focus on more games such as wow and starcraft. When Diablo 3 is made they will definitely charge monthly for it, I think most gamers have now accepted that in most cases you are paying for quality and the experience, I think it would be damaging for Diablo3 if they didn’t charge monthly as people might question the quality and compare it to wow. The company isn’t stupid enough just to use the exactly the same engine as starcraft 2 they will put a lot of thought and time if they are considering it and for that reason I recon we will be waiting for another three years.

Posted by Daniel Keith Anthony at June 6, 2007 08:31 AM

Diablo 3.. Starcraft 2.. hell i mean if they can make WoW and make tons of money and stuff why not a d3? im a diablo 2 player and all but omg what the hell blizzard some people still play Diablo 2 are you gonna reset ladder anytime soon?

Posted by Jesus at June 7, 2007 06:59 AM

another diablo will be great im gonna be really happy when it finnaly comes out. sorry to say diablo I really did suck so bad it was terrible but diablo II was a refreashing new start to the collection though the expention set was cool too .Though I dont know about this new 3-d stuff they should have it stay the same as I and II. and aaron for your opinion number one sucked

Posted by BWADE at June 8, 2007 08:34 PM

Diablo III is already out it's called Titan Quest! lol... I don't play mmo's so if Diablo 3 is an mmo it won't get my money. MMO's are the biggest waste of time and money known to man.

Posted by Immortal Hoplite at June 15, 2007 02:44 AM

diablo 3 will be good but what will be better? HELLGATE U PEOPLE! random generated places / FPS elements/ CRAZY GRAPHICS HELLGATE FTW

Posted by aaron hill at June 16, 2007 01:35 AM

Diablo three would kick ass but this was posted on 2006 its 2007 and were going to have to wait probably for a while now im not entilrly shure about diablo3 i hope it comes but it probably wont i know all these times and rumors and ppl wasting their times gone to waste? Im shure some people will go mad if Diablo3 dosent come out but...If blizzard knows wahtes best they better get DIablo3 are they could get some mad crazy people at their doorstep :)

Posted by Mike at June 16, 2007 02:05 AM

i know no one will read this but i will post anyway, D3 would kick ass but for all of u noobs who say u dont wanna have to pay $15 a month are just 12 year olds whose parents keep them on d2 because they ddont want to pay and also i would want it like wow but with a few things tweaked one is that normally u can take on more than 2 boars at a time and also plz dont let it have wow graphics that is what ruins wow if "snowstorm" has any sense at all they wont let d3 have bad graphics i think they should make it be able to top the graphics of EQ2, and one last thing i bet its gonna be announced at blizzcon 2007 because if any of u have been to wow.com recently u'll see their logo it has a draenei a murloc a protoss and another starcraft character and some tickets but if you look behind it you will see what looks oddly like the head of diablo my other point that diablo isnt dead is the fact that Richard A. Knaak says he's not writing for a dead world and finally Chris metzen i believe said that diablos world isnt dead but a world with dead in it, overall i believe my first point is most convincing that it is near so diablo fans will be happy wow fans are happy enough waiting for the time when d3 comes out and for all of u starcraft fans out there... UP YOURS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by uberdoober at June 16, 2007 03:25 AM

Please do not compare Titan Quest to Diablo. I played Titan Quest and although the story line and the graphics were good, the game missed on character developement, items from bosses were weak and you accumulated lots of money but there was not worth buying. I finished this game inside 4 weeks and it took me the better part of 4 months to finish Diablo as a level 80 Paladin and as a Level 84 Barbarian. In my personal opinion Titan Quest is a Diablo game gone bad. I loaned my Diablo game out to a friend of mine and have asked for it back so I can get the bad taste of Titan Quest out of my mouth. Can't wait for D3 to come out.

Posted by chuck at June 17, 2007 10:28 PM

If D3 really does come out, well...there goes another 5000 hours of my life. :)

Posted by private at June 18, 2007 12:59 PM

Hey it's me Marz, many of you don't know me and I haven't written here in...maybe a year now. I say blizzard should really just stop waisting their time of World of Warcraft and release OR AT LEAST ANNOUNCE THAT DIABLO 3 IS ACTUALLY GOING TO COME OUT! Well I don't want them to stop working on other great games that they are making like Starcraft 2. Oh yeah, and Starcraft 1 and it's expansion were released in 1998, and now after 10 long years, they finally decide to announce Starcraft 2! What is with you Blizzard with your announcing a sequel to a game 10 years later, your just as bad as Valve is and they kept pushing back the release date for Half-Life 2 Episode 2 and now finally after a year they have a release date: October 4, 2007. So Blizzard: get busy.

-A frustrated gamer

P.S. You're doing a great job on Starcraft 2 and keep up the good work.

P.P.S. or P.S.S. I love blowing off steam here and I'm not hating Blizzard at all it's just that I get so frustrated some times like when i'm playing Gears of War online.

Posted by Marz at June 18, 2007 07:24 PM

Very dissapointed with WoW...if u say Diablo 3 will be anything like WoW it wold be a huge letdown to all the fans...if its anything like morrowind..i will be very sad as well(morrowind was a very great game) but theres no way u can have a hack in slash in a MMO world...everything is turned based and based on rolling a dice...not by character stats or anyhting. thats what made diablo unique to any other hack n slash out there...first randomly generated maps, infinite item drops, PVP is great as well as PVM, a way to customize ur character with 3 different skill sets making really great characters with combining them the right way..the only way they could pull off the whole BIG world thing is make it to were the were no "acts" and have everything just combine...i still think there would be a difficulty setting unless they made it so huge where u can run through the whole game and be level 99...but then where would be the fun in pvp or anything...meet me in this place that will take 2 hours to get to...im just really bitter about WOW...ive played wow for about 4 months...i haev a few chars..did really level them too high maybe to like level 40 or 50...but i just couldnt stand the mechanics of the game...and i hope there will not be 2 different factions either...now as for the light/dark items i think that would be great...certain ones will have slightly altered abilities...maybe instead of factions there would be something like a Dark Paladin vs a Light paladin..in wich one will have light/dark damge spells..or work something out with the light/dark items...if they do the "soul bound" thing with d3 like in wow....d3 will be ruined..i think that was the worst idea ever

Posted by Akuu at June 19, 2007 02:29 AM

I here what you're saying Akuu, WoW does kinda suck, and I don't have it because Blizzard was greedy to have a $20 monthly fee. I don't see why Blizzard would ever make Diablo 3 like an MMORPG. And another thing, I have heard some rumors about a Starcraft MMO and I hope Blizzard isn't greedy enough to have a monthly fee. Anyway, I really think that Diablo 3 is actually going to come out because at the end of the Diablo 2 expansion pack (don't read any further if you don't want know the ending of the expansion) that angel Tyrael seemed to have destroyed the World Stone but you never get to see what happens to him or your character. So that is a cliffhanger ending leaving room for Diablo 3 and you know that it's very likely that Diablo will return because they can't really call the game Diablo 3 if Diablo isn't in it. Blizzard might come up with something like when Baal corrupted the World Stone he brought back Diablo or maybe even Tyrael becomes Diablo or something. So yeah, and I'll give Blizzard until 2009 to announce Diablo 3 or I'll pretty much hate them for life. SPOILERS END HERE. Yeah so anyway I am still looking forward to other games like Half-Life 2 Episode Two, F.E.A.R. 2, Starcraft 2, maybe Warcraft 4, Prince of Persia 4, Guild Wars: Eye To The North, Hellgate London, and of course Gears of War 2.

- A Concerned Gamer

P.S. And for all of you people who have Command & Conquer 3, expect a Command & Conquer 3 expansion pack.

Posted by Marz at June 19, 2007 05:05 PM

woooohooo diablo 3!!!

Posted by Bill Cosby at June 19, 2007 11:07 PM

I'm definately looking forward to this game. I haven't gamed for a while because I haven't really been interested in many new games. When Diablo III comes out I'll be addicted, no doubt.

Posted by Khan_Vikt at June 20, 2007 04:48 AM

Ok, So I'm going to ruin all of your days, If you're going to read any post: Read this one

1)
There will be a monthly fee. All Games are going in that direction and will continue to do so. The reason is because the average age of a video gamer has increased and most people scrapping it out on the net have a credit card and it doesn't cost them an hours worth of work to pay for a monthly subscription

2)
Guarenteed it will be an MMO.
All games in order to tailor to the needs of the aging gamer will offer a more RP role in order to draw those people into a more addicting / loyalty building relationship with the game. As you can tell, most of these people are so excited not about a game, but to be addicted again. They will emulate and cator to this by creating an MMO with more realism and the Diablo Lore that will hook all the old fans anew.
I believe they will avoid the "open battle.net" like the plague. That messed up their lives with all their items being duped, trainers augmenting character levels and abilities and their own bp's and fps' being tampered with creating exceptions that they shouldn't have had to compensate for. Instead of worrying about fixing those, maybe their next expansion will be able to include more content.

A point to that:
Paying monthly allows the game to generate more revenue which in turn allows for bigger expansions and more updates. It also allows blizzard to expand which in turn makes game creation faster. Stop worrying about rich kids, they'll ebay your ass if they aren't paying for the game. If they are paying for the game so what if their parents are paying for it...so what if you have to pay, the pro's outweight the cons. Get a job, make 13$ an hour then quit for a month and repeat next month. It's not hard.

D3 will be good, and if it's not, I'll have bought it and tried it anyway

Posted by Synaptic at June 20, 2007 03:40 PM

i think d3 will be the next WoW, meaning better... everything that has happened to wow will happen on d3 but with a more positive and greater scale

Posted by bchoy at June 21, 2007 01:41 PM

1. Diablo I and 2 II were NOT MMORPG and Diablo III won't be either
2. You will probably pay 50 dollars for the game and that will be it.
3. WOW is probably the only MMORPG Blizzard Entertainment will ever make
4. WOW only sucks when you can't afford it and Starcraft isn't that bad
5. Diablo III will be just as good as the first and second one
6: There might not even be a Diablo III--They annouced Starcraft: Ghost and it didn't come out
7: Blizzard has 1 or 2 expansion per game, they are not going to have more for Diablo II
8: Every Blizzard game were successful and if they are 20 years old people will still play it--DIablo III will be the same
9: DIABLO III WILL NOT BE ANOTHER WOW--I guaranteed it
10: Open Battle.net is for people who can't really play the game---at least its something fun for low-lifes to do, plus if you don't like it don't go on it
11: Why are you guys all posting the stupid comments EVER MADE?!?!....I don't understand how idiotic people can be

Posted by Michael at June 23, 2007 02:36 AM

I doubt that WOW will be Blizzard's only MMO game because I have been hearing rumors of a Starcraft MMO which could be cool, but I don't know why everyone thinks that Diablo 3 will be an MMO game. I mean come on, just because the last game Blizzard released was an MMO game, everyone thinks that Diablo 3 will be an MMO WHICH IT'S NOT GOING TO BE! Why in the world would Blizzard do that. Anyway, I kinda think that Blizzard might make a Diablo MMO AFTER Diablo 3 is released (if it's ever going to be). I don't know if Blizzard reads these comments but if they do then read this Blizzard (and I know that I've said it like 4 times now) ANNOUNCE DIABLO 3 ALREADY YOU JERKWADS. Everyone knows it's coming out and 1 freakin' screenshot of it would shut me up, sheesh.

-A frustrated gamer

P.S. If anyone could suggest a couple of games I could get in July that would be great, I;m really bored.

Posted by Marz at June 26, 2007 06:23 PM

Ok just so you know, my bro. accidentally posted it twice so it wasn't my fault.. well not this time.

Posted by Marz at June 26, 2007 06:32 PM

Jayofteror on Diablo 3 Banners

Oh, yeah, I'm like so ready for Diablo 3; I even plan on making a custom banner with flash and flames and all sorts of hellish things. Now we just need Blizzard to cooperate and release the dang game. Geez, I made the banner so just make the game; I did most of the hard work for you. lol

-J

Posted by Jayofteror at June 28, 2007 07:04 PM

i think they leaked out some information on purpose just to see what the fans are expecting, and what sort of gameplay would be more demanding and all that.
well yeayeayeayyeah.
ummm just hope it comes out at the end of 07 or begining of 08
sigh.
mhm.

Posted by Ibunnyhoppedyourbootypop at July 1, 2007 04:43 AM

Jesus i could make the game before blizzard does!

I've been waiting since 2004 for this game to come out and all that im hearing are rumors about when the release date MIGHT be.

Could you speed it up a little, Blizzard? I am getting a bit impatient.

Posted by Diablo2Gamer at July 3, 2007 02:58 PM

i would just like to point out the fact that WoW is by far the worst game i've ever heard of.......it's Just a rip off of Ultima Online so if anything Diablo III sounds like it will be more like Ultima Online when it first came out......Felluca (Dark) and Tramelle (Light).

Posted by chris at July 3, 2007 03:01 PM

Here is a diablo 3 that will be out way before this one: www.hellgatelondon.com - made by alot of the people responsible for diablo 1 and 2. Not the people responsible for WoW (which is good in my opnion).

Posted by legionofpain at July 3, 2007 04:06 PM

Here is a diablo 3 that will be out way before this one: www.hellgatelondon.com - made by alot of the people responsible for diablo 1 and 2. Not the people responsible for WoW (which is good in my opnion).

Posted by legionofpain at July 3, 2007 06:15 PM

Wow Chris, you must not ever have played UO. Those two games are completely different. Different view (one 2d, one 3d) trammel and felucia were two different clones of each other, one that had PVP enabled one that didn't.... they werent factions like horde/alliance.

If anything, WOW got a lot of stuff from EQ2, and also added a lot of neat stuff too.

Posted by GJ at July 4, 2007 09:45 PM

I hope it comes out EVENTUALLY even if we have to wait alittle longer. The more time it takes could mean the better the game will be.

Posted by Hi at July 11, 2007 10:23 PM

Seriously they had enough freaking time! Its now July the 11th 2007 how many more damn years do I have to wait!..omg seriously FU Blizzard I'm getting sick in tired of lies from Blizzard and F Wow I hate it! Its a game for babies! Only the true hardcore fanatics like Diablo 1-2..And I want it so bad that you could taste it D3!...But the last I heard is f this chit 2010! Are they nuts how do they know that by that time the world might be completely taken over by Satan and his evil empire! lol.Lame excuses Blizzard! Hurry up already you had chit more then 12 years to finish this game!..And the time is now to post pictures or something from E3-2007!..

Posted by D3Xman at July 11, 2007 10:26 PM

Diablo 3 hopefully will be just a amazing online game that will have inumerable items and many quests, ( in D2 lod, when i went magic finding, and i found any gold item i knew the name of the item, same with any green item) hopefully d3 will be just a huge leap for diablo as we know it, ill be very pissed if we have to pay per month like WOW...

Posted by Twisted_Sin at July 12, 2007 11:45 PM

might be a dead thread but heres something from gamespot about blizz and i qoute them on this

"...The game will be featured in demo kiosks at BlizzCon, and attendees will get the chance to try out some of the sequel's new units and gameplay features in multiplayer matches. In addition to the chance to play Starcraft II, attendees will receive a sampling of other Blizzard-related schwag, such as an in-game Murloc suit for World of Warcraft, and a beta key for an upcoming--but unspecified--Blizzard Entertainment game..."

sadly i wouldnt be suprised if d3 was a mmo now well im not getting that one sadly if it is i hope it isnt though and it just has improved multi player features but i doubt it

Posted by zip at July 15, 2007 01:38 AM

Man I was really hoping that Blizzard would announce Diablo 3 at E3 '07. Oh well.

Posted by Marz at July 17, 2007 03:18 PM

I hope this will not be a boring game like D2. D2 is and always will be good for only the first few weeks then after you have beaten everything nearly a dozen times it gets old. If they make D3 a always changing atmosphere they will get much more money and more gamers.(if they don't use the pay2play method like WoW) Honestly if they did that they will get less than half the players they would get if they didn't do that.

The heaven and hell can be a positive and a negative at the same time. The pure image of hell overrunning heaven would be brutal. But it wouldn't just be the same. Blizzard would lose so much respect if they went with this method. Anyways Wow was a huge let down by blizzard and the pure 3D scheme is going to look very stupid. I hope blizzard does not go with this because most people(not all) well me surely pissed off at blizzard for that.

To sum it all up i would buy D3 but i wouldn't play it constantly. maybe periodically. I really hope D3 comes out soon and please PLEASE blizzard make it nothing like WoW. that will be a huge let down in the gamers eyes.

Posted by Rob K. at July 17, 2007 05:29 PM

Okay i have to say this Y would blizzard need to create another diablo cause for you all "die hards" you have killed all three of the prime evils baal,mephisto,and diablo now what would be the point of another one (I am not saying i hate diablo it's a good game) seriously think about it what would be the main objective in the game
You can't kill diablo mephisto or baal unless they make it a partial expansion which i have never heard of such a thing (no i don't work with blizzard) who ever comes up with these rumors has 1-3 problems A) delusional and has started to think that diablo 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 etc will be out and sees no end (hence the 4 5 6 7 8 9) to the game most diehard GAMERS have started to come off the 2d playing platforms like starcraft 1,1.5 diablo 1,2,2.5 (yes i know alot of people play diablo 2 i still do when i am bored enough cause i have already beaten the game and is has really no fun in it anymore) B) likes to cause rumors to see people uplifted and then destroyed when the rumor hasn't come true in 5 years or C) Really wants it to happen so he is generating lots of rumors to try and force blizzard to make a new diablo 3 now if i am proven wrong and one does come out then hurray for you guys i will also play it beat it if i can (not endless) and move on to another game
But again the point is Y would "snowstorm"-Blizzard make diablo 3 when you have killed the three prime evils now you think i may have forgotten the lesser evils but they are prolly fighting themselves down in hell Therefore to busy to wage war with heaven and if they tried they would be divided and easily vanquished so again Y would they make it

Posted by Diablo3Bah at July 20, 2007 11:15 AM

Umm are you guys serious? You honestly think there won't be a Diablo III? Blizzard knows that hordes of gamers have been waiting patiently for D3 ever since D2 was released, and you think they won't bank on that? You can actually sit there in that computer chair and think "Blizzard hasn't started on D3 and they never will." Hahahaha YA RIGHT. You've got people literally lined up..just waiting to give you money for a game..and you're just gonna be like "No we ain't makin' it...now go away" Get a clue. Yes Diablo III is real, yes Blizzard wants your money, and YES D3 WILL r0x0rz!!!

Posted by TheWraith at July 24, 2007 08:25 AM

Well, they might announce it at Blizzcon. When you log into d2, it has some info on blizzcon, and how each person attending will get a special beta key for an upcoming title....d3???

Posted by 959Lover at July 26, 2007 03:23 AM

Blizzcon sounds like it will be the best place for diablo die hards (like myself) to see if this game is actually going to come out or if they are just going to piss off more people. if blizzard wanted to be rich forever all they have to do is release sc2 and d3 and they would have no problems ever again and with all that money they could put it into turning games out faster than ever but still retain a good quality by hiring more people.

Posted by Alex Turner at July 28, 2007 02:49 PM

BlizzCon has 2 UNNANOUNCED games this year. Another WoW Expansion and D3 I think. Anyway, Diablo MMO sucks, I want the old hack and slash!

Posted by Tim at July 30, 2007 12:06 PM

ok so id like to say that all the diablo games have a single player option which is still very addicting and fun! so that means that...they cant possibly charge you to play the game if your offline =)

Posted by Sam at July 31, 2007 07:25 PM

BLIZZARD!!! I DEMAND u announce D3 at BlizzConn 07!!!

Posted by Vin D at August 1, 2007 02:20 AM

bring it on blizzar

Posted by Divine at August 1, 2007 02:57 AM

well, i dont think it will ever come, maybe one day once they might make a new patch or something once WoW gets old. Then again StarCraft 2 was announced, so it might not be too late for Diablo, but i doubt it

Posted by cam at August 1, 2007 03:52 AM

I have an idea... have the battle start in heaven right from the start of the game. Sorta like, this is Heaven's last stand against the evil darkness from Hell and they breached the gates. You're a "holy warrior" and heaven is desparate for soldiers for their army so they tell you to strap on this gear (uber awesome gear) and go in the fight. You go in the fight and get killed... but the question now lies: where does one go, to heaven or hell? Well since you killed some demons and whatnot you go to hell. After years of struggle a resistance built up within (I don't know some holy power was responsible, maybe throw a Jesus reference in there) and you're able to escape (yes, from hell) out to the surface of Earth. From there you find surviving townsfolk from the destruction of evil and attempt to be their minion slayer and thank god, one of them is a blacksmith... from there you venture out further and even find more survivors who are at first scared of you but then have some talent (probably a healer or someone that has some special items you can get by completing quests). Since you told them of your story about being a guardian from heaven you are now regarded as a minion slayer (I guess this is where you can choose your specialty) and will have to first conquer the mainland, then heaven then hell again. Quests and all that stuff can be to look for great elders and possibly find spirits from heaven who stay on earth on secluded parts of the world just to stay away from all the tyranny. Some major loopholes and also the time factor to get all of this done (cant possibly be a game to beat in a week) would have to be worked out but I think it would be an awesome game and yes in this idea mounts would be ideal for travelling. Also since all items can be transformed from evil to good or vice versa it would make sense that you start off with evil weapons only to have them convert to good by means of finding a spirit that can do the transformation and so you can finally start getting the good side bonuses and start picking up in the exp category. It would be a game that's really tough at the beginning just for someone who wants to kill things but absolutely amazing for somoene who wants a storyline (like me). Of course, it's a big puzzle to be unraveled... like let's say that the only reason in the beginning that heaven's gates got breached was because someone from heaven went to the dark side and told them what they must do to break it down or something. That guy could be the main "boss" or a tough guy when conquering heaven. Oh yeah and what about God? Where's that guy? Well he could be perhaps trapped inside a soulstone that's kept in hell under the most tight security (Guys who deal one hit death blows). I mean really, they need to up the difficulty on this level so that only those who have reached enough exp (way above average for that point in the game) can even have a shot at beating it. And since you're a heavenly character you are able to gain way more exp than a normal human being. So to recap: heaven crumbled, you escaped from hell, you spend time on earth doing major quests and uncovering the real storyline, reunite with past elders/spirits, regain control of heaven by killing the judas, save God, and defeat Diablo once and for all.

I want Cain back in this one, but we know that he has to be long dead... so he has to be immortalized in some sort of shrine or ever giving potion... I was thinking about calling it The Lifeforce of Cain... maybe an item with wicked cool specs. But anyway, that's my idea.

Posted by Zoolander at August 2, 2007 07:12 PM

That's a good idea Zoolander.....I'd deffinatley play that. But one thing thats bugging me is the charachters that u'd play as. I think some new characters would be awesome.... like a vampire. Just think, one of its skills could be like life drain or something and suck the life out of a demon or monster or etc.

Posted by Brandon at August 3, 2007 08:35 PM

There is major speculation about D3 being announced at BlizzCon! The second WoW expansion has already been leaked (majorly!) with no release date, and "Team 3" is still a mystery, even with the announcement of a third surprise to be revealed. This is it folks, no doubt! Diablo 3 is coming!!!!!


If I turned out to be wrong, 3 punches to the gut and 1 to the face.

Posted by J.L.Crown at August 4, 2007 12:57 AM

I'm in dire need of Diablo 3..... once u beat diablo 1 and 2 with everysingle character on every difficulty... u tend to yern for another one, ecspecially if ur a 14 year old boy who lives in the boonies in maine. COMMON BLIZZARD......GET THE STICK OUTA UR ASS.

Posted by Brandon at August 4, 2007 08:53 PM

Ok, so here's the skinny. Blizzard will only announce Diablo 3 at a Blizzcon event. It's just the way they are now. Blizzcon '07 fans are now depressed b/c the announcements for the year are over and there was no D3, Sooo, this means that more than likely we have at least one more year before we get an announcement. After Blizzard gives an announcement there is usually another six months to one year before they release the actual game,typically. So this tells us that what we can expect is.

A.) Though they may have already been working on it for years, blizzard are pefectionists and will still follow thier pattern of rumor,announce,release.

B.) Will follow the same suit for the game, which is a possible 2d/3d version of Diablo II with a new storyline and cooler items and such, etc. They are already milking WoW for every penny of the consumer and will continue to as long as WoW's Population exceeds every other MMO to date by say 4 time the amount. So not another MMO.

C.) From all this information, we still have around two years before we even have a chance at getting a Diablo 3.

Posted by Immortal Keeper at August 6, 2007 12:50 AM

Hi all,

I hope they do make a Diablo 3 but its been over 5 years scince Diablo 2 came out and within that time must game deveoplers have already brought out the next game. To me it sounds like Diablo 3 wont be out for the next 2-5 years or maybe never :(

I still play Diablo 2 LOD to this day when it first came out but how will there follow the story? All the soulstones got destroyed in the game.

BLIZZARD MAKE DIABLO 3 AND BRING IT OUT SOON PLEASE

Posted by Lee Mason at August 6, 2007 06:39 AM

LAWL...

Forum comments:
I started reading from the top of this chat topic since I am also excited by the concept of another diablo...
I just love the cliche of fighting evil in its true form...
However, once i got about 25 comments down I decided to skip to the bottom. wTf the rumour started feb 2006?! Not to mention people still have input... and I'm one of them; *sigh*.
I enjoyed Zoolander's very creative idea for a sequel to D2 though I would like to suggest a few differences.

D3:
If in the world of Diablo we assume there is a Heaven that somehow constitutes the balance of good and evil in the world, especially for souls then for one thing Heaven can't be taken over by Hell that would destroy the very balance of the world and thus there would be nothing keeping souls from "crossing over" and only chaos would remain. Thus Heaven must remain intact and as spoken "does not directly influence man's destiny" or whatever... I really like the idea of dieing and having a choice to join the side of evil (where you would start in Hell and trick evil beings into thinking your one of them and stab them in the back) or good (starting inbetween Heaven and Earth and the goal being to destroy the Angels that are "falling" - conspiring with Diablo's goals. The desired result would be the prevention of Heaven's demise and the permenant isolation of Hell. This story would have to slowly develop throughout the game... knowing your objective at the start of the game is boring. D3 needs to encompass the best aspects of D1 and D2.

If anyone has seen the recent animation, Claymore then this is truly a fantastic idea for Diablo. Not specific story elements or anything just the basic concepts that there are Demons (Yomas), humans and (Claymores) - what humans call half-yoma, half-humans. They slowly introduce the idea that these "claymores" are able to awaken into Yoma's and thus becoming infinately more powerful than normal Yoma's.
I'll leave the rest to your imagination...


My opinion:
It's been 18 months since the "less speculative" nature of gamer steve's rumour and it still remains merely a rumour... Not to say gamer steve's information isn't credible, just... inconclusive.
I don't think I'll lose hope until 2009, as I do remember the ridiculous delays placed on WC3... I sware unless I've somehow been deceived it was officially announced 2-3 years before it came out! If it wasn't for SC franchise, D3 might have been out around now. I say curse the SCI FI world of fighting and hail medieval style all the way, who's with me! Who wouldn't prefer slice and dice over shoot em up.

~Hail to the King baby~ (AoD)

Posted by Behelit at August 8, 2007 11:10 AM

I believe all this hype about diablo 3 is unneccesary, if blizzard was going to release it any time soon they would of announced it at this years blizzcon, however they did not. I have no doubt that they may be working on it after reading several informative forum posts but i have a feeling it wont be released for a couple years. Also they are not gonna can SC2 after its already been released that was just an ignorant statement.

Posted by TheBull at August 12, 2007 03:26 PM

Will Diablo III be a P2P game like WoW? Or will it be you just buy the game and you play it without paying extra to play? Also when are the E3's?

Posted by Answer me at August 14, 2007 01:41 PM

man, Diablo(diabo) is the lord of hell. Beelzebub isnt the lord of hell, beelzebub is the lord of the putrids, a torturing demon from hell..

Posted by Emanuel at August 14, 2007 07:44 PM

Diablo 2 was fun and addictive
Diablo 1 had bad graphics
Diablo 3 is going to be awesome
Diablo Movie: Better not be cheap!!!!!

Posted by Aelia at August 15, 2007 02:47 PM

I dont know about you guys, but i wouldnt pay a monthly fee to play Diablo 3.. And thats what they are going to do. So many people still play Diablo 2 is because 1. Its a great game, and 2, its free.

Posted by Davveee at August 15, 2007 04:07 PM

Team 3 is working a title. The title is the new Diablo. The Game Will be Ready at december of 2008 or march - april 2009. Please WAIT The new game will be ready Sooner that You imagine.

Posted by Team 3 at August 18, 2007 08:53 AM

I am willing to pay as I paid for playing WoW. That was my experience about the difference between a free hackedthrough&through world and a legitimate one with massive content and support.

Posted by mystrdat at August 21, 2007 11:22 PM

I got so sick of D2. I had 5 lvl 99 characters on the US East realm. Sadly, I am sure they have been deleted by now as I haven't played that game in years. Cannot wait for a D3 if it exists!

Posted by N2hitek at August 22, 2007 11:23 AM

WHAT?!?! I think D2 was pretty much the best game ever... I always get bored of WoW and go back to D2 personally

Posted by junkie at August 26, 2007 04:38 PM

hey junkie, i totally agree with u there i used to play wow 2 but after a while that game gets boring and i play d2 and runescape alot!!

Posted by Shawansam 5 at August 27, 2007 02:42 PM

Blizzard has confirmed that they are NOT working on a Diablo MMO

Posted by deathbreakfast at August 28, 2007 11:39 PM

Diablo 3 is in production check out the job postings at www.blizzard.com on the right hand side. look at the postings seinor 3d character artist and 3d background artist(6th and 7th postings). its not outright saying it but come on...

Posted by Mr. T at September 3, 2007 04:36 AM

Team 3 is working a title. This title is the new Diablo. The Game Will be Ready at december of 2008 or march - april 2009. Please WAIT The new game will be ready Sooner that You imagine.

Posted by Team 3 at September 3, 2007 09:24 AM

i heard its coming out 11-21-07 i saw it at some website a guy named spencer said it. he said he works for blizzard

Posted by dfgdrtydfytrd at September 5, 2007 06:56 PM

Well, i think Diablo III would be kickass if you could kill Diablo(again) for example from some cool storyline then just as it is about to finish (after credits) a new storyline is unlocked where say you become Diablo infused inside to your previous class that you used before (say Amazon/Hunter has unlimited arrows enchanted with the closest weakness of the enemy it is fired upon) where you have to do a sequence of events to regain power (like D2 cinematics cept' better) and so on.

Posted by Anonymous at September 7, 2007 11:47 AM

Diablo I was classic. Diablo II, with its expansion pack, was LEGENDARY. I have the utmost faith in Blizzard's ability to consistently turn out high quality games that improve exponentially with each iteration.

In other words: DIABLO III will ROCK.

Posted by Robin at September 9, 2007 05:21 PM

D3 Won't come out until 2008 ~ after the olympics most likely.
maybe they'll announce it at 2008 blizcon

Posted by Anonymous at September 11, 2007 09:05 PM

"Well, i think Diablo III would be kickass if you could kill Diablo(again) for example from some cool storyline then just as it is about to finish (after credits) a new storyline is unlocked where say you become Diablo infused inside to your previous class that you used before (say Amazon/Hunter has unlimited arrows enchanted with the closest weakness of the enemy it is fired upon) where you have to do a sequence of events to regain power (like D2 cinematics cept' better) and so on."

Dumbest idea ever. Diablo took over the hero from Diablo 1 to make the Diablo you fought in Diablo 2 cause he rammed the Soulstone of Diablo into his forehead like an idiot. Did you ever actually play the game? It really sounds like you didn't. A great plot twist would be having the Three Prime Evil's souls merge into one and fuse together to revive the dead body of Diablo. What you were suggesting was a God of War route. Come on. This isn't God of War.

Diablo 3 should expand on the storyline with a new threat. Like having Tyreal get possessed or something like Izzy did.

But of course.. gotta have the Cow level. Who doesn't like the idea of butchering axe weilding cows? Moo moo.. MOO! =P

Posted by Tkwiget at September 20, 2007 11:24 AM

you are a horrible writer.. how did you get this gig?

Posted by aaron at September 26, 2007 04:27 PM
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