1. Post #1
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    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls

    Release Date: March 25th, 2014

    Features:
    * New Class - The Crusader
    * Level cap raised to 70
    * New skills and passives for all classes
    * New Artisan - The Mystic - Specializes in enchanting, rerolling affixes, Transmogrification
    * New Act, story and villain - Defend the City of Westmarch from the Angel of Death himself, Malthael, who is in possession of the Black Soulstone
    * Adventure Mode - Unlocked after beating Act V, unlocks all waypoints and introduces procedurally generated quests, events and Instanced Dungeons called Nephalem Rifts
    * Loot 2.0 - Radically redesigned loot system that focuses on upgrading your character as well as the thrill of finding Legendary items
    * Balance changes - Almost all skill runes in the game have been altered to have greater impact on play style rather than "deal 20% more damage"
    * New Difficulty System - Normal, Nightmare, Hell, Inferno replaced by Normal, Hard, Expert, Master and Torment 1-6. Monsters now scale according to character level.
    * Paragon Revamped - Paragon level cap removed, shared among all characters, you can spend paragon points on stats (movement speed, resists, crit chance) to diversify your characters

    The effects of skill balances, loot changes, difficulty system, as well as the revamped paragon system have been implemented in Vanilla Diablo III, version 2.0.1.

    Join FP clan pls

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  2. Post #2
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    They want it to look like this instead.

    Talk about it only in this thread!
    That is much better than a WoW-ish cartoony style.

    And I'm not completely sure if I will buy this game, looks good, but not Very good.
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  3. Post #3
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    I want the release date damnit

    Edited:

    And if anyone complains about the colors, you might want to OPEN YOUR EYES when you play D2.
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  4. Post #4
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    Nice thread. This game will be uber sweet i'm pretty sure. They also released a new batch of media a couple days ago i think. I'm eager to get it. It looks so atmospheric too !

  5. Post #5
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    They want it to look like this instead.

    Talk about it only in this thread!
    Looks shittier and too dark.
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    Can't wait for this

  7. Post #7
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    Looks shittier and too dark.
    Looks like Diablo. Not wow.
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  8. Post #8
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    Looks like Diablo. Not wow.
    It doesn't even look remotely close to wow. Not to mention it looks like fucking nighttime all the time. Even during daylight.
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    Looks like Diablo. Not wow.
    Diablo not dark enough?

    Problem solved.
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  10. Post #10
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    The original images look like WoW, but I just want this for the game experience. I reckon things are gonna get darker when the REAL demons come.

  11. Post #11
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    It doesn't even look remotely close to wow. Not to mention it looks like fucking nighttime all the time. Even during daylight.
    Okay, good for you. Sadly I think new art style doesn't fit for Diablo. I am not going to buy it.
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  12. Post #12
    This is -- excuse me -- a DAMN fine cup of coffee.
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    Can't fucking wait for this.
    I think the game looks fine, it's not like WoW is a bad game anyways.
    I fucking hated having the inventory be messy and cluttered, I welcome the changes to it.

    Also, the levels we've been shown probably just haven't been that affected by whatever evil is being unleashed onto the world all that badly yet.
    Plus, a darker atmosphere quite possibly translates differently into the realm of 3D.

    Anyone who says that they're not going to be buy the sequel to one of the best hack n' slash RPGs ever made is full of shit.
    Blizzard has yet to make a single bad game and I trust they won't start doing so now, especially considering how highly anticipated each of their sequels are.
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    5 years from now... I will preorder this game.
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  14. Post #14
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    I think the inventory change was for the better.

  15. Post #15
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    October 2006
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    I remember when Blizzard had the splash page with the breaking ice and everyone would post each new development.

    Good times.
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  16. Post #16
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    Looks like Diablo. Not wow.
    Hhahhahhhahhaaha...


    Diablo is WoW with the contrast turned up and the brightness turned down?


    k
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  17. Post #17
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    August 2006
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    Okay, good for you. Sadly I think new art style doesn't fit for Diablo. I am not going to buy it.
    Cool brah.

    Thats one less complaining person to play with on coop.

  18. Post #18
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    September 2005
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    I hope they bring the Paladin back. And if they don't surely the Pally will turn up in an expansion pack.

    Not sure how I feel about the inventory system, it's kind of fun having to decide what you should drop if you happen to find some loot you especially like. Then again, maybe it's for the best. I hope we have separate pouches for gems, runes, keys and the like.
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  19. Post #19
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    The art style was already explained by one of the designers of D3.
    If they made it dark and gritty, there's no reason to show off the graphics. Everything would be dark, and it would feel repetitive because you'd feel like you're seeing the same exact thing. With this colorful style, there is contrast between each level and keeps it fresh.
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  20. Post #20
    Gay for BDA
    angelangel's Avatar
    November 2005
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    You gave me a shock, I thought they had released more information.

  21. Post #21
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    I think they just need to add a saturation option to fix all the people complaining.

    Edited:

    Join the group guys
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    I want this game.
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  23. Post #23
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    April 2005
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    -snip-

  24. Post #24
    Very Jelly Despicable Douchebag
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    January 2007
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    R.I.P My level 87 Paladin, you went mad from saving the world.
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  25. Post #25
    Dennab
    March 2008
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    Okay, good for you. Sadly I think new art style doesn't fit for Diablo. I am not going to buy it.
    that is the worst reason to not buy this game.

    i'm just going to come out and say it, you're stupid.

    Edited:

    FYI there's a reason these art directors are art directors, they know what they're doing.

    they will pull it off, a bunch of angsty teens shouldn't be telling them how to make the game, if they listened to them, this game would turn out horribly. They're the developers, not you. I have faith in them to pull off a great art style.
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  26. Post #26
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    April 2006
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    I play Diablo 2 like every day still
    There's spam bots all over the fucking place

    I'm hella looking forward to this however

  27. Post #27
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    April 2007
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    If you don't like the colors, turn the saturation down. Problem solved.


    Also I love The Fallen. Rakanishu!


    that is the worst reason to not buy this game.

    i'm just going to come out and say it, you're stupid.

    Edited:

    FYI there's a reason these art directors are art directors, they know what they're doing.

    they will pull it off, a bunch of angsty teens shouldn't be telling them how to make the game, if they listened to them, this game would turn out horribly. They're the developers, not you. I have faith in them to pull off a great art style.
    Same, these people don't know what they are talking about.

    And I don't think the monsters drop red health orbs to speed up the gameplay but to prevent people from spamming healing potions. I think they said that somewhere. Some parts in D2 were way too easy if you just hammered gallons of healing potions.

  28. Post #28
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    Diablo 2 is my favorite game of all time, I could barely sit still when they announced the third.
    Anyways, the problem is not the colour, it's the shapes that are exaggerated, Diablo 2 had lots of colours (poison nova anyone?), but it had "realistic" proportions and shapes.
    But the developers changed a lot after the complaints, just look at the small statues near the stairs, no more happy, smiling lions, now they are gargoyles (is that how it's spelled?). Even though they acted all tough and said nothing would change.

    Edited:

    Still the art style won't stop me from playing it of course, it's going to be a great game nonetheless.

    Edited:

    Also I don't want to ruin anyone's expectations, but:
    - Automatic stat (Strenght, Dexterity, Vitality, Mana) placement (). Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16580
    - No random generation of outdoors. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14675
    - All mobs look the same (not a big deal though). Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17383
    - No keys to open chests (not a big deal either). Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14810
    - No "rune words", but they may be replaced with something else. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=17113
    - No town portals, or at least it seems there is a check-point sistem. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15093
    - No Mana/Health leach. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14779
    - The Barbarian is the only class returning. Although they said they'd love to bring back the Necromancer in an expansion. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=14262
    - No health potions, and there fore probably no mana potions. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15298
    - Spellbooks won't be returning from D1. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=15043
    - Mana sistem made "easier". Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18533
    - No synergies. Source: http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=18840

    Of course it all depends on the individual, for some this is good for some this is bad.
    Still I think the game will be great, I'm not saying it will be crap.

    Edited:

    Also I only pointed out the "bad" parts because everybody knows the new good stuff they are adding.
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  29. Post #29
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    So I am stupid because I don't like art style? Okay...

  30. Post #30
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    So I am stupid because I don't like art style? Okay...
    Within reason of course.

  31. Post #31
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    I bet if blizzard would serve a poo and name it Diablo 3, you would be still cumming all over the place.
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  32. Post #32
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    Dennab
    January 2006
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    I bet if blizzard would serve a poo and name it Diablo 3, you would be still cumming all over the place.
    Highly unlikely.
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  33. Post #33
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    that is the worst reason to not buy this game.

    i'm just going to come out and say it, you're stupid.

    Edited:

    FYI there's a reason these art directors are art directors, they know what they're doing.

    they will pull it off, a bunch of angsty teens shouldn't be telling them how to make the game, if they listened to them, this game would turn out horribly. They're the developers, not you. I have faith in them to pull off a great art style.
    Well one art director has been fired, and no matter what Blizzard says it was obvious the reasons were the complaints about the art. So it seems they don't always know what they are doing.
    Also, art directors are human beings, heck politicians are a lot more important, but do they always do good? No.

  34. Post #34
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    You know each character has two sex. So there is a sorceress.
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  35. Post #35
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    Anyone who complains about the art in Diablo 3 is looking for something to piss and moan about. OH GOD THEY ADDED LIGHTS! Shut up. There is a reason that Blizzard released screen caps of the Stay Puff Marshmallow Man as a final boss from that video and a unicorn pooing rainbows. It was to make fun of you people.

  36. Post #36
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    You know each character has two sex. So there is a sorceress.
    Yeah, but I don't understand why they changed the name from "Sorceress/Sorceror" to "Wizard/Wizard (?)".

  37. Post #37
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    'tis because he/she's an amateur magician, not a fully-fledged Sorceror/Sorceress.
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  38. Post #38
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    Well one art director has been fired, and no matter what Blizzard says it was obvious the reasons were the complaints about the art. So it seems they don't always know what they are doing.
    Also, art directors are human beings, heck politicians are a lot more important, but do they always do good? No.
    I think the art direction was good , appart from the barbarian armors. But they haven't changed it.

  39. Post #39
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    October 2007
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    Baaaawww baaawwww Diablo isn't so dark that I can't see shit at all :'c

    Looks awesome imo, can't wait for release of this + AvP3
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  40. Post #40
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    Honestly, there is nothing im looking forward to more right now. I just wish they didn't go months at a time between each update. :(
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