Apparently according to Paradox's Facebook page, it's not related to World of Darkness. Definitely sounds very WoD though and they could definitely just be saying that because they don't want to confirm anything until Tuesday. I wouldn't mind seeing anything from that universe, just so long as it's halfway decent. Outside of WoD, it could potentially be Obsidian's "Project North Carolina" resurrected from the dead. Either way, I guess we'll see next week.
And Blue, yeah, Diablo 3 is a ton easier now (well, at whatever patch version you're at as 2.4 is the current) in comparison to when they first released it. Getting through the final difficulty when it was first released was a major pain, especially in a group. I was basically forced to solo from Belial to Diablo because bosses basically insta-killed you on the highest difficulty. Shit was stupid ridiculous then and Diablo had more shadow phases. I only know of myself and I think Pookymeister that beat it on the highest difficulty before they patched it.
Back then you were also lucky to get a single legendary/set drop with a week of solid playtime and it probably wasn't even for your class, but with the current patch I get about one per minute or two of actual fighting and it's almost always for your class. Drops were less tailored to your class in general to promote the real money auction house and you couldn't share loot between party members (Still limited now though).