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Diablo III / Diablo II Battle.net Thread


#121 SmokyPreacher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:23 PM

At first when I heard it could be D3, I was a little mad because I want W4 sooooo badly, but after watching the gameplay video it does look like one kick ass fuckin game. Just hope some of those Bnet kiddies grew up :). From what it looked like in the gameplay video it didn't look like you would needs like a Crysis level PC to run it but I'm guessing a computer less then a year and half could run it decently and still be easy on the eyes.

#122 MSI Magus   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   8156 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:27 PM

That's what I'm praying for. My computer is now about two years old, if I can get it to run D3 at ~30 FPS with low-medium settings, I'll be happy enough.


Thats me too. I bought mine about a year and a half ago....praying im able to play this without updating. Im thinking they will keep the specs somewhat low since 1. Diablo isnt the most technical series. 2. They want to bring in D2 fanbase. 3. WoW has lower settings and I cant see this being much above WoW.

I can run WoW at high settings.....so hoping that means ill be able to run this. Also hoping since the videos look so polished already that the game will hit in October or so.

Im so damn hyped! I mean seriously I never pay more then $20 for a game but ill buy this day one.

#123 Chacrana   You wa Cock CAGiversary!   22669 Posts   Joined 15.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 03:27 PM

Haven't watched the video yet, but I'm damn happy that it's Diablo III. And it sounds like it won't be an MMO, which means I'll actually play it.

#124 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:04 PM

finally! just to know it exists is good enough, though it won't be out forever. I'm gonna play some Titan Quest today in celebration.

#125 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11526 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:04 PM

Haven't watched the video yet, but I'm damn happy that it's Diablo III. And it sounds like it won't be an MMO, which means I'll actually play it.


I'm even more damn happy that isn't a MMO. It's classic multiplayer/single player like Diablo 2.
Now I know this is REAL wishful thinking, but I hope dupes don't exist down the road. Maybe people will have to submit some sort of Credit Card or something of some sort to get a perma banning if so. Dupes ruined the Diablo 2 value of anything, even though the fun was still there.

#126 Koggit   almost sorry CAGiversary!   3886 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:17 PM

I'm really disappointed with the graphics... it's looks like Titan Quest (which is to say, bland and uninspired). It doesn't have the usual life of Blizzard visuals. Maybe they'll make some major changes before release, but all previous Blizzard games had very little change to the visuals between unveiling and release.

#127 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11526 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:26 PM

I agree that the graphics aren't groundbreaking but that should help a lot of people with old PCs that want to buy this game. If they went the Crysis route it would have lead to bad sales even with the Diablo name as soon as people found out that they had to upgrade their PC just for one game. WoW is successful in the sense that almost any PC can run it just like the Sims is, and hopefully Diablo 3 will be the same.

Remember, this is not a MMORPG so Blizzard has to rely on that one $50 sale to generate money rather then $10-$15 a month.

#128 Koggit   almost sorry CAGiversary!   3886 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:33 PM

I'm just disappointed with the artistic aspect of the game. IMO it's Blizzard's worst to date -- which is not to say it's bad, just average.

#129 David Hibiki   You must be tired... CAGiversary!   11526 Posts   Joined 15.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:39 PM

I think you make a good point there, but at this point my Diablo fanboy has achieved a level over 9000 and I'm pretty much ignoring that. lol.

I mean, the last game I played for over 100 hours after quitting Ultima Online for the second time was Diablo 2, so Diablo 3 is pretty huge for me. I just got a 8600GT but I'm willing to dump my cash for a new power supply and 8800GT (or whatever it is that's top of the line in five years when this game is out) just to run this game. I'd like Blizzard to put this game on the console to just to test the market, but this at the very least gives me a reason to continue to upgrade my PC, just like the Starcraft 2 announcement.

If anything, Blizzard is always there to prove PC gaming is far from dead.

#130 lordwow   Fmr. VP of the OTT CAGiversary!   20534 Posts   Joined 14.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:45 PM

I actually really enjoyed what we've seen of it artistically. Granted it's not on par with Starcraft II or WOW, but I still enjoyed seeing it. It looks like a HD version of the original.

#131 Antic   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   1809 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 04:59 PM

Just like Diablo II until Patch 1.10, the third installment will own my soul. ^_^

#132 linkpwns   Oh hey guys CAGiversary!   3678 Posts   Joined 12.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:00 PM

I think it's time for me to get on building that new computer, I'm well overdue...

I said that when Crysis came out, but knowing this is in my future makes me positive.

And we might not even see this until like, 2010, but that's okay for me. My goal is to have my rig set up by 2009. It was one of my 2008 New Year's Resolutions xD

#133 Serik  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:28 PM

I've never played Diablo II (it's been sitting on my shelf, unopened, for the past three years!) so can you explain why the 1.10 patch ruined the game? Several posters around the interweb have mentioned it ruining the game or somesuch. The graphics remind me of Titan Quest, which makes sense, considering Titan Quest is the best Diablo clone ever.

#134 ninja dog   Shoto Guilt CAGiversary!   5730 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 05:59 PM

I'm just disappointed with the artistic aspect of the game. IMO it's Blizzard's worst to date -- which is not to say it's bad, just average.



wow, please show us the rest of the screens and gameplay vids. 'cause us normal people only got a minute of gameplay and about 2 screens.

#135 Serik  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:16 PM

http://media.pc.ign....955/imgs_1.html

#136 SmokyPreacher   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   64 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:17 PM

http://kotaku.com/50...ameplay-footage 20 minute of gameplay.

About the graphics, they are obviously going with the let's say not top of the line graphics but they seem good enough and they have good reasoning behind it. They realize that a lot of the people who played D2 didn't have the most kick ass PC at the time and not all those dudes are just gonna go out and buy a whole new pc just for this game. I also beleive they are perhaps sticking to their roots they thought if they buffed it up to insane quality it wouldn't really feel like Diablo. A games graphics shouldn't make or break it or fault it, yes if they are terrible and make you're eyes bleed it is hard to play but I think gameplay should be number one prioity with graphics a far off second.

This is another great reason for me to start saving up for that new PC not saying it's going to tap all the potential in it but this does say somehow show that their still is a PC market and hopefully if the sales of D3, S2, and other games can show other companies we will support good well produced products.

#137 Jest   Take this! CAGiversary!   1863 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:47 PM

I'm just disappointed with the artistic aspect of the game. IMO it's Blizzard's worst to date -- which is not to say it's bad, just average.



Agreed. I shit a brick when I read the announcement post on blizzard.com. I looked at the screenshots and comepletely lost interest. The art style is much too bright and colorful for my ideals of what Diablo should be. It made me a little sick honestly. As we know with Blizzard it is still very early . Hopefully it will go back to the dark and dreary art style of the past games. Going to watch the gameplay trailer now. Hopefully that will get me excited (went from :hot: to :cold: in 30 seconds).

#138 chodax   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   2076 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 06:50 PM

Yes I am excited for D3 also... But 5 chars including the witchdoctor? WTF?

Also I have always been curious so I will ask. How many of you will actually play the full singleplayer game or will you just go straight to multiplayer? I have always just played only multiplayer and was just wondering what everyone else did.

#139 SNAKE EYES EX   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   537 Posts   Joined 13.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:07 PM

I'm very pleased to see Diablo III was the big reveal and not some stupid patch for WOW or something. I had completely assumed the announcement was going to be Lich King related.

The vids and screen shots look great. As usual with Blizzard it's, great art and low system requirements. But they really seem to straddle that line quite well. Too bad we'll probably have to wait 1-2 years before this actually comes out.

#140 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:17 PM

Jesus Christ I am elated!

I've been waiting for D3 for so long and I'm glad I was wrong about the splash - this is great news!

I know you guys aren't impressed with the screens/jobs right now, but I definitely am! I'm so glad Blizzard didn't go WoW on us and stuck to the original Diablo style. I will be getting this, mark my words.

#141 Jest   Take this! CAGiversary!   1863 Posts   Joined 12.4 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:24 PM

I have a habit when playing games with both single and multiplayer to always try to finish the single player before joining multiplayer. The gameplay trailer got me back to :hot: but only having 5 classes is :cold:. They should atleast have the 7 characters from LoD.

#142 plasticbathmonki   Powered by apathy CAGiversary!   1138 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:30 PM

Have they mentioned if it's still TCP/IP multiplayer, or do you absolutely have to go on BNET???

#143 Liquid 2   Dutch Dreams CAGiversary!   24368 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:37 PM

Jesus Christ I am elated!

I've been waiting for D3 for so long and I'm glad I was wrong about the splash - this is great news!

I know you guys aren't impressed with the screens/jobs right now, but I definitely am! I'm so glad Blizzard didn't go WoW on us and stuck to the original Diablo style. I will be getting this, mark my words.


Let's beat up losers on Battle.net when it comes out, Moxio. 8-)

I can't wait.

#144 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 07:39 PM

Liquid and I will rule the forces of hell. 8-)

Also, gameplay looks solid. They definitely have time to polish it up though. Make it darker! 8-)

#145 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13617 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:31 PM

So I was browsing the internet today and JESUS FUCKING CHRIST DIABLO 3.

#146 Moxio   Supervillain CAGiversary!   35394 Posts   Joined 15.2 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:35 PM

CK we'll definitely have to relive old times and play this. 8-)

#147 crystalklear64   Ded CAGiversary!   13617 Posts   Joined 14.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:37 PM

CK we'll definitely have to relive old times and play this. 8-)

Done and done.

#148 Liquid 2   Dutch Dreams CAGiversary!   24368 Posts   Joined 13.9 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:40 PM

Some tell me where to get the Diablo Battle Chest for less than $30.

#149 Serik  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:41 PM

Haven't seen it anywhere for less than that and I looked pretty extensively.

I got Diablo II + Expansion for $20 from the Circuit City PC game sale earlier this year. I'd probably never get around to playing Diablo I so it felt like a deal to me.

#150 eswat   Kill many bear CAGiversary!   2344 Posts   Joined 11.7 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2008 - 08:44 PM

Bits and pieces from the post-announcement press conference:
  • No release date as of yet.
  • Development in its "early stages" despite being underway for over four years.
  • Brand new in-house engine developed for Diablo III. Includes Havoc physics.
  • Co-op is fully integrated into the game's design.
  • Will also be released on Mac.
  • Similar in length to Diablo II.
  • Takes place twenty years after Diablo II expansion pack.
  • Only fifty people working on the game at the moment. Content creation the current focus.
  • New Battle.net will debut with StarCraft II. Even more features by the time Diablo III launches.
  • No console release of Diablo III planned. Other Blizzard title staying on PC and Mac also.
  • Pay to play? Totally undecided, though it could vary between regions. For example, China may because of the popularity of internet cafes and the strict gaming laws that are meant to prevent people becoming addicted.
  • Could be up to 100 enemies on-screen at a time.
  • The ice splash page malarkey was Diablo all along, ditto on the eyes. I am vindicated. The penguin remains a mystery, however.
  • Hellgate: London-esque randomness is in, to an extent. Some maps and what have yous will be static.
  • Low-spec [computer] losers are being catered to.
  • World of Warcraft and The Legend of Zelda heavily influenced boss design and boss gameplay mechanics.
  • E-Sports support is a possibility. Team is attempting to form a business plan that works for that crowd.
  • No character customisation, just gender selection.
  • PvP will likely be included at release.
  • Voice communication will be improved.
  • Beta is a possibility.
  • "Potions are still in the game, they're just not as core an element. So there's a new health system here. Wilson says he actually tried a Halo-style shield system with regenerative health, but didn't put that in because it encouraged players to leave combat. Didn't want to implement a WoW-style health which encourages players to drink and creates downtime when out of combat. Wilson wants the health system to ensure combat, which is health globes were implemented."
  • One health pot restores all players in co-op.
  • Enemies can miss and get weapons stuck in scenery or world.
  • Player characters will be fully voice acted.
  • Four-to-five person co-op groups.
  • Respecs are likely to be included.