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Diablo 3

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Teribithia00, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. Teribithia00

    Teribithia00 Guest

    Do you guys think Blizzard is actually going to announce the release of Diablo 3 this weekend? Diabloii.com and some other fan sites are saying they will... but it seems strange they'd release another non-MMO when WoW is such a cash cow.

    Thoughts? I think the "secret" announcement is going to be something related to WoW.
  2. Lairkingo

    Lairkingo Guest

    They can't release another MMO because then that would steal users from WoW. So for now they have to release single player games. I think when WoW gets old/outdated then we'll see either a Diablo MMO or a Starcraft MMO.

    But for now single-player Diablo 3 is it.
  3. Diablo I and Diablo II were basically the same game. I can't possibly imagine what they would do in D3.
  4. I am SO excited for D3. I am sure it's going to be an MMO. I know the word on the street is it will be single player w/ Battle.net (and not an MMO) but I think Blizzard is going to do a HUGE secret announcement and tell everyone it's actually an MMO.

    *is excited*
  5. I will eat my foot if it's an MMO.
  6. Get ready to eat your foot! :popcorn: :popcorn:
  7. Nok

    Nok Lore Master
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    May 12, 2008
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    Will that be on YouTube?! ;)
  8. Volrina

    Volrina Guest

    I'm in favor of a MMO maybe World of Diablo. Theres at least 8 books out there they could go to for content but the devs form Blizzard have proved they dont really need help finding game content.

    You really already develop your characters when you play DII bnet so it wouldn't be that big a shift.

    Instead of playing the same game over and over you would get a world you could move around in. I dont know I just think a Diablo MMO would be doable and very profitable for Bliz.
  9. Yep... that's the thing Diablo was *always* an MMO just not a very good one. Blizzard should make it a FREE MMO... it would immediately become the biggest game ever envisioned.

    I'm SO excited for the announcement.
  10. Devilengine

    Devilengine Guest

    I would be so completely stoked if D3 were announced.
  11. Doomsday Dragon

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    Jun 11, 2008
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    I really hope they do. Seriously the first 2 games made them plenty of cash and were great games. Titan quest was also similar to diablo in almost every way and was a great game even though it was not produced by blizzard.

    So yeah I really hope they do continue the series however I think what we hear is nothing more than rumors in the wind.
  12. PlayerSkillFTW

    PlayerSkillFTW Slightly Crazed
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    May 12, 2008
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    I played Diablo, Diablo: Hellfire, Diablo 2 and Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction, and after awhile, they get old. Get's incredibly repetitive. Kill the same monsters in the same exact locations over and over, especially if you're after a certain Set Item/Unique.
  13. Volrina

    Volrina Guest

    Well I think its more than an announcement now its all over the internet, screen shots and the whole lot.

    They seem to hint in the description about online play that there will be additional content AVAILABLE which as in the case of Hellgate meant if you want this stuff your going to have to pay a subscription fee for it.

    Either way its all a good thing and for those of you that would rather look at a female for hours at a time each race will come with a choice.
  14. I'm very sad it isn't going to be an MMO. This is a huge mistake for Blizzard. The game is going to fail now.
  15. Eldorian

    Eldorian Guest

    Hardly. The game will be just as big of a success if not bigger than Diablo 2 (which is STILL being sold on store shelves 8 years later) because of the fan base they already have. Why mess with a franchise that is already proven to work?
  16. Under that rationale, Blizzard never should have turned the Warcraft franchise in to World of Warcraft.
  17. Eldorian

    Eldorian Guest

    Wrong. I was disagreeing with the fact that you said Diablo 3 would fail since it's not an MMO. Under your rationale Warcraft 3 would have failed since it was not an MMO, and it did not. Under your rationale Starcraft 2 would fail because it's not World of Starcraft, it will not. Diablo 3 will not fail because it's not an MMO.
  18. popsicles

    popsicles Guest

    I know its gonna be on the same premise as the diablo 2, but i still got to say im pretty excited about this game. I have been a huge fan of Diablo and i'm glad they are coming out with a new version of the game.
  19. Redxpanda

    Redxpanda Lore Keeper
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    I just popped DII back in and started playing again.
  20. Bluebottle

    Bluebottle Guest

    If the crash and burn of the Diablo-esque Hellgate London is anything to go by, they will drop the D3 MMO idea like a hot brick!
  21. Keep in mind Blizzard has resources that Hellgate honestly couldn't even fathom. In one month WoW brings in more money than Hellgate ever had/made.
  22. GoodGuy

    GoodGuy Slightly Crazed
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    May 30, 2008
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    warcraft is such a cash cow that if blizzard really wanted too it is tottally capable of making a diablo III that ROCKs this worlds MMORPG socks off.

    I think Blizzard will definatly go forward and make Diablo 3 a full mmorpg, along side an entire solo game as well.

    When diablo 2 came out, i was the first level 90 sorc on west coast, and i was a fireball/hydra sorc lol, before ppl figured out faster casting and orbing.
  23. mecantile

    mecantile Guest

    Blizzard has already publicly announced that they are working on another MMO. For awhile they tried to be coy about it with their postings but it was blatently obvious it was for an MMO other than WoW.

    On the user base, does it really matter if they are competing for their own customers? Does it matter which product it comes from if it is all under the same umbrella? Think of the financial benefits you could have offering two successful MMO's under one company.....same billing, they could also provide discounts for users who want to have access to both products, etc. That is why I've always wondered if they would do Star Craft because it is in a different genre that has always struggled in the MMO market.
  24. Yeah... Starcraft seems the logical next choice. Maybe even an attempt at an MMORTS.