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Codename 47
06-26-2008, 08:36 PM
In case you haven't noticed, since Monday there was a teaser image hosted on the main Blizzard site: http://www.blizzard.com/us/splash.html;jsessionid=F2632487EBCF25ABDEC2DE4D438 C8F3A.app05_01
As you see there is a picture of ice being melted with a face in the center and glowing runes, right now this is stage 6 of the picture.

These are all the stages so far:
Day 1
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/3007/ice1ak8.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Day 2
http://img208.imageshack.us/img208/6812/ice2df7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Day 3
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/999/ice3eu4.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Day 4
http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/4236/ice4zg5.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Day 5
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/491/ice5dd1.jpg (http://imageshack.us)
Day 6
http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6889/ice55sj0.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

You may also notice small runes on the sides, right now there are five runes. The one on the top left is a rune found on the Frostmourne sword from Warcraft III, the one on the top right is the Hel rune from Diablo II, the bottom left is the Protoss symbol from Starcraft II, the bottom right is an unknown ruin, the top middle one is a snow flake which is an obvious reference to Blizzard. There is also a sixth rune, but it isn't glowing like the others, you'll find this on the top right corner. Tomorrow the image will update again and we'll probably see who that face belongs to. Also tomorrow is WWI Paris 2008 where Blizzard will give details about the new WoW expansion and Starcraft II, as well as a mystery announcement. This is a two day event and Sunday happens to be... the anniversary of the announcement of Diablo II... :o
Oh yeah there is one more thing, on DiabloII.net they have inside sources that say... Diablo III WILL be announced!!! You can find that here:
http://www.diabloii.net/

OH SHI-


EDIT: DIABLO III OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCED!!!!!!!!!!!! What? No one on the Anime Forum cares about Diablo? :(

Ollie
06-28-2008, 10:42 AM
http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/images/diablo_3_screenshot_1.jpg"No one cares" because your topic title doesn't intrigue enough. Make it more relevant, please! EVERYONE MUST SEE THIS NOW.

I, personally, came to make an announcement on this but checked first for any Diablo-esque topics. AND HERE IT IS.

I cannot fully express in words my excitement for this game. :D :D :D @__@!!!

http://pirates.randomsociety.com/d3ishere2.gif

http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/images/diablo_3_splash2.jpg

http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/archives/007183.html

*melts in chair*

edit* omigod the screenshots... THE SCREENSHOTS!

http://blogs.pcworld.com/gameon/images/diablo_3_screenshot_2.jpg

AND HERE IS THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE! New character classes, trailers, everything! http://www.blizzard.com/diablo3/

Manhattan_Project_2000
06-28-2008, 11:05 AM
So, have they decided to make it a good game, like Diablo 1, or a horrible, stupid, boring game like every other game they've ever made?

I mean ehh, it's pretty. But Blizzard's track record of producing popular cruft does not bode well.

Ollie
06-28-2008, 11:15 AM
Personally I can't play Diablo anymore (partially because I don't have the CD or the game installed anywhere since we got rid of that old computer), having played Diablo II so much.

I await the release of this one with the patience of a horse going through meth withdrawal.

Codename 47
06-29-2008, 12:20 AM
I watched the gameplay video and it looks AWESOME!!! I also installed Diablo II so I can play it again, lol. What do you think the story will be? Also is there a way to change the thread title? I edited my first post and changed the title there, but the thread is still called "Blizzard Mystery Announcement".

Ollie
06-29-2008, 12:46 AM
I edited my first post and changed the title there, but the thread is still called "Blizzard Mystery Announcement".
You know, I'm not quite sure about that. It's a little weird. Maybe ask the forum mod to fix it for you?

And could you link to the gameplay video? My internet's been a cranky little baby the last few days and I don't want to have to search for it. >>

Sagat
06-29-2008, 01:49 AM
oh god IM FREAKING OUT

i still play D2 and my friend just infoed me ...

omg life just became relevant again

Ollie
06-29-2008, 01:58 AM
k nevermind I found the gameplay video. And uhh

UHHH

;_; why... why does it have to come out so far from now... (presumably)

I can't WAIT to see what the other races are! Which ones do you think they'll keep? I'm sure they'll keep the sorcerers (since they're all magic), but might do away with the Amazons. They're really like smaller and female versions of the Barbarians anyhow. And now that you can be male OR female of any class, no need to keep. Though I was hoping there'd be more than 5 classes.

Cantelope
06-29-2008, 04:20 AM
So uh....what's Diablo like? I tried playing Diablo2 at a friend's house once and about died from boredom. I'd like to blame it on the game's age, but I'm not too sure.

bakakame
06-29-2008, 03:26 PM
I was holding on to hope that it would be the resurfacing of Starcraft: Ghost. As for Diablo 3, nope I really don't care much for it. Diablo got boring relally fast because of the insipid point-click style, and it looks like they're sticking with it.

Eris
06-29-2008, 03:59 PM
So, have they decided to make it a good game, like Diablo 1, or a horrible, stupid, boring game like every other game they've ever made?

I mean ehh, it's pretty. But Blizzard's track record of producing popular cruft does not bode well.

Yeah, blizzard is a bit meh. They're like the American government. They used to do some fairly decent stuff back in the days, but they've gotten bloated and completely lost track of what made them good.

Sagat
06-29-2008, 05:03 PM
k nevermind I found the gameplay video. And uhh

UHHH

;_; why... why does it have to come out so far from now... (presumably)

I can't WAIT to see what the other races are! Which ones do you think they'll keep? I'm sure they'll keep the sorcerers (since they're all magic), but might do away with the Amazons. They're really like smaller and female versions of the Barbarians anyhow. And now that you can be male OR female of any class, no need to keep. Though I was hoping there'd be more than 5 classes.

there is one thing im already pissed about ... NO NECROMANCER (at this time) and it looks like the Witch Doctor replaced him. Now, the WD looks damn cool, something I'm already interested in playing ... but I loved the Necro. I loved having an army of skeletons and revives and backing it up with curses. I wonder how this is all gonna play out?

Kobbler
06-29-2008, 09:43 PM
Because of this announcement people may believe I have died. Seriously once this game is out NO ONE is going to see or hear from me for weeks on end. This and Starcraft 2 will be the death of me.

███
06-30-2008, 09:12 AM
I am going to go and buy shares in Blizzard.