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« on: July 02, 2008, 05:36:01 AM »

Blizzard's classic hack-n-slash action RPG is set for another sequel! this surely brings back a lot of nostalgia - gaming-wise. Cool

Diablo 3: What We Know So Far
by Nick Breckon Jun 30, 2008 4:47pm CST

With Blizzard's Saturday announcement of Diablo 3 came a veritable whirlwind of details in the form of developer interviews, panels, and gameplay demonstrations.

After becoming frustrated with the lack of consolidation, I've compiled a simple bullet-point list of all the known features, changes and additions to the series in the new sequel.

Considering the wealth of knowledge, I'm sure I've missed a thing or two. Feel free to use this as an opportunity to share tidbits of information, and to speculate on all things unknown.

Table of Contents:

1. General Overview
2. Gameplay
3. Questing
4. Interface
5. Multiplayer
6. Classes
7. Monsters
8. Story
9. Screenshots and Video

• Source: http://www.shacknews.com/featuredarticle.x?id=909
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« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2008, 06:19:20 AM »

I hope the gameplay is a bit more like #1 than #2 - many of the skills in #2 were just plain silly, most of the mobs were too easy (but then some bosses were *super* hard), etc.
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« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2008, 06:29:41 AM »

i agree - D1 was such a fun outing. also the graphics for D2 was a bit let-down as the max resolution was only 640*480 if i remember correctly.
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« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2008, 06:34:38 AM »

i agree - D1 was such a fun outing. also the graphics for D2 was a bit let-down as the max resolution was only 640*480 if i remember correctly.
Iirc it was 800x600 if you ran it in the 3D-accelerated version? Doesn't seem to be mentioned on wikipedia. Oh, and the Necromancer class was crippled, the skeletons just didn't scale up with level at all Sad
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« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2008, 08:24:11 AM »

All I can say is HELL YEAH!
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2008, 09:37:31 AM »

I can't wait.  D2 kept me up until 4am playing...
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2008, 07:55:01 PM »

I can't wait.  D2 kept me up until 4am playing...

Hehe, I see I was not the only one ;)

So, let's stack up some cheap mouses to be prepared for the third coming of the first MMO :D
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2008, 08:32:50 PM »

i agree - D1 was such a fun outing. also the graphics for D2 was a bit let-down as the max resolution was only 640*480 if i remember correctly.
Iirc it was 800x600 if you ran it in the 3D-accelerated version? Doesn't seem to be mentioned on wikipedia. Oh, and the Necromancer class was crippled, the skeletons just didn't scale up with level at all Sad

It was patched to handle 800x600 when the Expansion came out, I think.

I liked Diablo 2 a lot more than Diablo 1, but I agree that it was generally either way too easy or way too hard. I also agree that the Necromancer couldn't do anything at higher levels because his minions were way too weak. :-( He would have been my favorite class if not for that.

Thankfully the Druid came to take his place. Powerful familiars and powerful spells.

I can't wait for Starcraft 2 and Diablo 3! Hooray for Blizzard!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 08:36:36 PM »

I just took a look at some of the screen shots and I'm reminded a lot of Titan Quest
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« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 08:59:38 PM »

It was patched to handle 800x600 when the Expansion came out, I think.

that's how i remember it too. anwyay, there are patches that can provide resolution upto 1280x1024 (full screen).
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« Reply #10 on: July 02, 2008, 09:13:53 PM »

The real weaklings in Diablo II were the mercenaries, they did nothing, were killed by the first mob outside the city, and you wasted money in them to end up doing all the work by yourself mad
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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2008, 09:01:35 AM »

I think it looks a bit too much like dungeon siege 2
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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2008, 09:23:42 AM »

Might have to get some D3 DC 'meetings' setup so we can join forces.  Cooperative play is a big thing in D3, so they say.
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« Reply #13 on: July 06, 2008, 11:20:22 PM »

anwyay, there are patches that can provide resolution upto 1280x1024 (full screen).

Link please?

Might have to get some D3 DC 'meetings' setup so we can join forces.  Cooperative play is a big thing in D3, so they say.

Take a look in the DC Gamers section. We're always planning our DC "meetings" there. smiley And every once in a while in IRC someone will say "SAUERBRATEN TIME!" and everyone will join for a quick match.
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2008, 12:02:05 AM »

anwyay, there are patches that can provide resolution upto 1280x1024 (full screen).

Link please?

i haven't tested this hack due to no longer having D2 installed. anyway, here you go - Highresoloution 1280x1024.


http://www.d3scene.com/fo...dlcat-cs-source-tools-23/

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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2008, 06:23:46 AM »

Isn't running such high resolutions somewhat close to cheating? I mean, you can see much more than you were normally supposed to, and perhaps can even see monsters without being inside their detection range? (unless the game actually does adapt to higher resolutions).
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2008, 09:10:50 AM »

this is a crude hack, best played on SP as i don't think it is tolerated on MP servers. in fact, much hair was split over this hack when it first came into availability. Wink
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« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2008, 10:59:45 AM »

this is a crude hack, best played on SP as i don't think it is tolerated on MP servers. in fact, much hair was split over this hack when it first came into availability. Wink

I never play on B.Net servers. Just LAN (via Hamachi if necessary). It would be interesting to try it out with everybody using the higher resolution.

You don't happen to know of a similar hack for Starcraft do you? I looked all over for one of those about a year ago and the only thing I found was a hack to get it to play in Windowed mode.
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« Reply #18 on: July 07, 2008, 08:42:42 PM »

You don't happen to know of a similar hack for Starcraft do you? I looked all over for one of those about a year ago and the only thing I found was a hack to get it to play in Windowed mode.

i haven't played Starcraft in a long time so i'm not sure if there is a similar hack but i'll keep an eye out for you.
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« Reply #19 on: March 16, 2012, 05:37:33 AM »

via MaximumPC and DoCo member lrs..

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Diablo III will launch in the U.S., Canada, Europe, South Korea, Southeast Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and the regions of Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau; gamers living in Mexico, Argentina, Chile, and Brazil will be able to buy Diablo III digitally on Blizzard's Battle.net website, while gamers in Latin American countries and in Russia will be able to get their hack-and-slash on starting June 7.

Blizzard also plans to sell a Collector's Edition bundle in retail stores. It will consist of the game on DVD, a two-disc DVD/Blu-ray set with behind-the-scenes coverage, Diablo III soundtrack CD, 208-page art book, a 4GB USB soulstone with full versions of Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, and other extras.


http://www.maximumpc.com/...ablo_iii_comes_out_may_15
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« Reply #20 on: March 18, 2012, 08:33:37 PM »

So my friends will finally stop playing Minecraft all day... fine.
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« Reply #21 on: April 20, 2012, 08:52:13 PM »

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Anybody with a Battle.net login can start downloading the Diablo III client now and hop into the action at noon Pacific time this afternoon. Keep downing those 5 hour energy drinks and immolating fools throughout the weekend, though, as the beta shuts its doors at 10 A.M. Pacific time on Monday.
http://www.maximumpc.com/...and_everyone_else_weekend
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« Reply #22 on: April 20, 2012, 09:17:18 PM »

Neat. I'm not planning on buying the game any time soon, but I might try out the beta.  Thmbsup
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« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2012, 08:22:27 AM »

so May 15th has come and gone.. besides the opening day server trouble, how has the game held up? we look at two early views.

http://www.maximumpc.com/...isses_and_head-scratchers
http://www.bit-tech.net/g...2/05/17/diablo-3-review/1
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« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2012, 07:18:53 PM »

Here is a funny video from/with/about Diablo III (youtube).   tongue
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