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Anybody heard about Diablo III release?

Post Date: 2011-09-15

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  Quote oldlady RPGer Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Topic: Anybody heard about Diablo III release?
    Posted: 15 Sep 2011 at 11:55am
I've been waiting years now. Have it on my Amazon to buy when released.   
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Sep 2011 at 8:59pm
Nope, I haven't heard anything, not so much as an estimate. However, with the ("Friends and Family") Beta starting up earlier this month, we can assume the public Beta will start soon(ish). Mike Morhaime is still "hoping" to ship the game before year end, but Blizzard won't commit to that.
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Originally posted by Tidgxor

Nope, I haven't heard anything, not so much as an estimate. However, with the ("Friends and Family") Beta starting up earlier this month, we can assume the public Beta will start soon(ish). Mike Morhaime is still "hoping" to ship the game before year end, but Blizzard won't commit to that.

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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Oct 2011 at 11:05pm
As an update to the question, its been pushed back to "early 2012".

See more information here:
http://www.gamespot.com/news/6336340.html?part=rss


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  Quote RiceEatin2000GT Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 01 Oct 2011 at 11:36pm
was sad when i saw this a few days back =(
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 02 Oct 2011 at 1:00pm
Yessir, the only upside is that at least there's lots of other games coming out in the meantime to help bridge the gap. Big%20Smile
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  Quote Kaleliar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 12 Oct 2011 at 3:53am
I still am a bit worried about the Real money auction system. I would hate to pay to post something up only to have someone post something nearly identical for 10% less and never had to pay the fee.

That said, as we all know it will be released Soon(TM)
Rock: "We're sub-standard DPS. Nerf Paper, Scissors are fine."
Paper: "OMG, WTF, Scissors!"
Scissors: "Rock is OP and Paper are QQers. We need PvP buffs."
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  Quote TonyM Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 17 Oct 2011 at 5:26am
I considered getting on Bnet to post my gripes about the whole D3 debacle. I figured I would post it here where I feel slightly more safe.

I'll start off by saying that I am a FAN of Blizzard and everything they do. They make quality games, and have been doing so for years. They do not release crap, and they keep people coming back because of the quality of their material.

With that being said, I want to give them further props. I read another forum post of another guy flaming Blizzard for not releasing D3 yet. Blizzard apparently had a meeting and discussed that they didn't want to release the game before Christmas because it wasn't ready.

Christmas really is a big deal for some of these companies. Parents of 14-17 year olds are going to ask for gifts for Christmas, and they'll have to get something else instead of D3 if it were to be released. If D3 comes out in say...February...those same parents might night have the money to get D3 for their respective child since they may not have the money.

This means lost sales, and the above is just one example of this. It's an integrity move as a company to delay the game in order to ensure quality. (The forum post I mentioned applauded Blizzard for the integrity move...I wish I could find it...)

Now here's my gripe, and it's a BIG one.

I am fine with the delay. But WHY, oh why would you announce the game 4 years prior to its beta? 4 years is a ridiculous amount of time. They could have waited, and maybe announced it a year before a guesstimated beta date.

Honestly...to me, it would be like telling my (future) son/daughter: "Hey, we're going to go to (insert amusement park here) but we're not going to go for another 4 years or so!"

That might be a off, but it has to be close. You can tell them far enough in advance to steep them in anticipation, without telling them to wait 4 years.

Blizzard didn't tell us it would be 4 years, but they had to have known it would have been a long time. I also can't imagine they're hurting at all for money. Would they really think that by telling us even 6 months prior to the game's release, that none of us would buy it?

I'm not saying all of this stuff has validity to it, though it is all my own opinion. Flamers, give me your best shot! I love a good discussion.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 15 Mar 2012 at 8:06pm
May 15th, for those still concerned and that haven't seen it yet. Smile
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  Quote Kaleliar Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 09 Apr 2012 at 1:10pm
All I am worried about is the walk back home after I pick up my CE...
Rock: "We're sub-standard DPS. Nerf Paper, Scissors are fine."
Paper: "OMG, WTF, Scissors!"
Scissors: "Rock is OP and Paper are QQers. We need PvP buffs."
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