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WWI Speculation Thread

Discussion in 'WoW General Discussion' started by Eldorian, Jun 25, 2008.

  1. Eldorian

    Eldorian Guest

    Blizzard has been gradually updating their main page with a splash screen of ice that is breaking.

    Some are speculating the announcement of the release date or beta for Wrath of the Lich King (I doubt it)

    Some are speculating Diablo 3 (I find this one very plausible)

    Some are speculating a new IP or the new next gen MMO we know they're making.

    Thoughts? I'll post more later of the other fun things people have found, including the purple monster.
     
  2. Emuishere

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    Diablo is plausible for sure...I just wonder if they are going to do an online version?
     
  3. Eldorian

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    Diablo has always been online. It just depends on if they'll have the single player game and then use something like battle.net like they have in the past or if they're going to gear it more like a Guild Wars type title.
     
  4. Nok

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    I would love to see a new Diablo. :)
     
  5. Eldorian

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    Ron Pardo at the GDC this week:

    "So you want me to announce the game before our announcement?" he said. "No offense, but I think there's like 300 people here, and I'll be ripped apart by 8000 people there [at the Invitational] if I pre-announce it - but it's going to be really exciting. I think everybody here will be really excited about the announcement."

    This definitely says a new game will be announced at the event, so this certainly proves that this isn't just a WOTLK announcement coming.

    The purple monster:

    If you look at the makings of the Blizzard splash page inside and out you'll see a reference to a CSS file called master.css. It's located here: http://us.media.blizzard.com/232309/master.css

    Of note are images...

    .tundra
    .cavern
    .icy

    All are part of names from Act V (the final Act of Diablo 2).

    All of these point to images (they're releaseing one per day)

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    If you put them together it kind of resembles maybe a purple walrus... Which is a trademark image of Michael Dashow who worked extensively on Diablo 2.

    Also, the battle.net forums have hinted at Diablo 3 if you go to this link: http://www.battle.net/forums/board.aspx?ForumName=d3-general which would be the Diablo 3 general forums it says "forums are currently down" however if you go to any other made up name it gives a 404 error. So that is a guess that the forums are there, and just not turned on yet to the public.
     
  6. Eldorian

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    With all of that said.. next update I have here or on the site... I'll be in Paris!

    Everyone behave ;)
     
  7. Nok

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    Behave? With the possibility of a new Diablo nearing release?!

    Killjoy. ;)
     
  8. IsIkke

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    As much as I enjoyed Diablo, I surely hope it's not a new Diablo actualy.

    As I said in several places:
    DIABLO DIED IN 2, worldstone destroyed, diablo's soulstone destroyed, IT ENDED... prequel?: so basicly Tristram, without ppl knowing evil lurks below? no hero until the first in diablo 1.. so a farming game with demonic crops?

    If it's Diablo 3, there's a way they have to deal with the fact that Diablo is dead, (beyond ressurection, seeing his soulstone is gone), either they have some lame method to bring him back or just blantly ignore this fact

    new image is up btw...in the css you see some feet... I kinda hope it's a new playable race in WoW.. wich "might" make me return to WoW.

    Sides a new Diablo coming, would destroy WoW's franchise. They'd be idiots if they compete away their own income... so in the end... I think it's not Diablo.

    Perhaps a new game? Perhaps a release date of SC2?


    edit: btw in the main page image of blizz, do you guys see some eyes too? or is that just me?
     
  9. Eldorian

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    Ok, before I leave - yes, those look like eyes... they look like Protoss eyes to me... but they could be Diablo, they could be slits from Arthas's helmet.

    Of note is this image of the official artwork for WWI - The fire in Diablo's hand seems to form a 3:

    [​IMG]

    Some are speculating the Purple Monster might be an in game pet given away at WWI - here's a put together image so far:

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Man, only Blizzard can generate such hype with a splash teaser! lol

    personally, I hope it's Diablo 3 since I loved both the 1st and 2nd.

    /prays
     
  11. Pashta

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    I highly doubt they would be announcing a Diablo game on the World of Warcraft website like that. It has to have something to do with WoW. If it was Diablo, it would be on Blizzard's main website or Diablo's website.

    edit: I'm surprised that this is the case. I guess they are promoting it to the max LOL.
     
  12. Eldorian

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    They did the same thing with Starcraft 2 last year in promotion.

    Anyway, still dunno what that purple creature is - I'm guessing we're going to find out tomorrow as the buzz is that some big news will be announced for Wrath of the Lich King tomorrow since today they have been fairly mum about it.
     
  13. Pashta

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    Hey maybe the ice breaking thing really was for WotLK and the Diablo announcement is separate? :)
     
  14. Eldorian

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    Nope. I was talking to Tseric yesterday about it and the ice breaking was definitely for Diablo. The Purple Penguin really has no rhyme and reason and he explained the story to me last night about it. I will be making a news article today on it. It's interesting but was pretty much there to just mess with people.
     
  15. Eldorian

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    From my article regarding the purple penguin:

     
  16. Pashta

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    Nice article! Yep, I love that they have a sense of humor. It makes it all the more interesting. :)
     
  17. haha, yeah, you gotta love Blizzard's awesome sense of humor.....one of the reasons i love this company...their april's fool day gimmicks are always cool too. :thumbup: