August 1st Will Come… The Wait Will Go On…


DiabloWikiBashiok threw cold water on our hopes for full “systems” reveals and a beta start in early August with a fairly cryptic post this afternoon.

I think a lot of us have the assumption that the reveal on August 1st will be the final system reveal before the beta.

Bashiok: I think this will likely turn out to not be entirely true.

But, the DiabloWikiDemon Hunter resource system hasn’t changed and I expect anyone that will have a hands on with the game will be able to write about it in-detail.

The first statement refers to Bashiok’s previous revelation that all game systems would be revealed before the beta begins. Thus fans are eagerly awaiting the rest of the system reveals, both since we want to know about the game systems, and since they are a prereq for the beta starting. It was widely assumed that the remaining “systems” were related to D3 over B.net, would include things like a trading or DiabloWikiAuction Housesystem, DiabloWikiguild support, DiabloWikiarena matchmaking, etc, and would be revealed during the press event later this month.

That all may still be true, but apparently there are other game systems still to come after that, which apparently means yet more waiting for them, with the beta test coming afterwards.
As for Bashiok’s comment on the Demon Hunter’s resource.. it’s even less clear. The DH used mana as a placeholder resource in last year’s Blizzcon demo, but the devs repeatedly said that was not the final game design. Earlier this year they gave us a bunch of hints about some sort of dual system combining DiabloWikihatred and DiabloWikidiscipline, but without specifics. They have not commented on it since.

So when Bashiok says it hasn’t changed… from what? From mana, as seen at Blizzcon last year? Or hasn’t changed from whatever H/D design they put in earlier this year, but haven’t yet given us any details about? At least that question will apparently be answered later this month.

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  1. First of all, I just wanted to say HOW F***ING HAPPY I AM THAT I DIDN’T HAVE TO LOG IN BECAUSE THIS SITE REMEMBERED ME! 🙂

    Secondly, I approve of the changes.

    Thirdly, either:

    1) Bashiok is such a poor writer that he mangles the semantics of everything he says,

    2) Bashiok is such a skillful writer that he can write anything and keep us continuously guessing (to make it seem like he’s doing his job), or

    3) Blizzard wants him to be devastatingly cryptic so they can torture us before paradise arrives sometime late this year or early next year.
     
     
     
     
     
     

  2. I can’t edit my posts anymore before someone replies?!

    🙁

    I guess I’ll need to be extra careful about typos.

  3. Who the Hell is Ilyak? It won’t let me log into the forums, even though it says “Thank you for logging in.” Ugh.

    “calls down four barbarian ancients”
    aren’t there only 3 ancients?

  4. Ok, so it said I was logged in as Ilyak, but apparently not anymore. Weird.

  5. I hope they are not stretching this out for a 2012 release.

  6. Don’t worry about the weird user stuff, working on that at the moment, it’s pretty fiddly.

  7. Bashiok: “But, the Demon Hunter resource system hasn’t changed and I expect anyone that will have a hands on with the game will be able to write about it in-detail.”
    Flux: “So when Bashiok says it hasn’t changed… from what? From mana, as seen at Blizzcon last year? Or hasn’t changed from whatever H/D design they put in earlier this year, but haven’t yet given us any details about? At least that question will apparently be answered later this month.”
    If the resource system was still mana, there wouldn’t be anything to write about “in-detail”.  Ergo, the DH resource system hasn’t changed from the H/D design.
     
     

    • Yea I was thinking the same. And the context pretty much indicates that even though they won’t be revealing every D3 details on August 1st, Bashiok seems to say that the new resource system they have implemented for the DH is working pretty well, which is a good news.

  8. Damn, i’m not so happy anymore, i don’t see the beta comming this year now -.-
     
    ps: new captchas!! Too lazy to log in to comment lol

  9. I liked the old website format more =/

  10. i lol at people thinking diablo 3 will be released this year. blizzard priorities are into wow. sc2 and d3 are fan services.
     
    enjoy getting to play the game only in 2012 q2

  11. I knew it probably would not happen this year. 

    ” blizzard priorities are into wow” agree there.

  12. Am I reading the same line as you are? I read it as they won’t reveal absolutely everything they have before the beta.

  13. I lol at people thinking WoW can someone affect other games. They are making Diablo 3, they got a division for that game and they pay people to “make Diablo 3”. They need it to pay off asap.
    They told they won’t (probably) reveal absolutely everything they have before 1st August, not beta. However I wonder could his words probable mean “we will reveal it earlier”?

  14. Why don’t you think Bashiok is saying that it’s the beta which is ‘revealed’ on August 1st, and whatever the beta includes, which may, from the start, not be all main features. Before August 1st blizzard will themselves reveal at least one mayor feature.
     
    Bashiok is actually hinting that those who gets to play on August 1st (or even sooner), can tell us about the WD resource system in the latest build. The reporters that are holding info they can’t publish until after August 1st, when beta is urely out and features are revealed.
     
    Thus, a reveal of a main feature BEFORE the beta will ” likely turn out to not be entirely true”

    • @MelytruZ:

      I read the same, dude. Basically he is saying “no we will not reveal all gaming systems before beta, but since it will start on 1st august you can read about it, because people who get to play the beta will tell you. Like for example about the Demon Hunter resource system.”

      • Um no… what Bashiok was saying is that during the press event people will get to play the demon hunter and obviously in the current build her resource is complete and so they can write up about it in addition to the systems they are revealing as the main purpose of the event… He was also alluding to the probability that there will still be more systems to reveal after the event that they may not have finished in time for it or will not be accessible to the press during it… or perhaps just systems that we already know are in, but haven’t been covered in detail yet… like the respec one he mentioned recently…

  15. Actually he’s saying a reveal on 1st August (if there will be any reveal) won’t be the final reveal before beta. Who told you beta will start on 1st August? I believe it’s still just a fans’ assumption due to rumours about 26 july press event. And if Bashiok says they won’t reveal all the features on 1st August that hints the beta will start later.

  16. omg if the beta doesn’t start on August 1st I think we need to petition Anonymous to rain down destruction on Blizzard for their crimes against humanity.

  17. I want to play this game.

  18. Wow, the site remembers me, lol.
    Anyway, my assumption was already that it wouldn’t be in August, but everyone lets rumors take over their thoughts!

  19. Oh by the way, from Diablo on twitter (13 July):
    Q: Any updates on the Demon Hunter resource system?
    A: It’s in, it’s working, and we’ll be ready to share more starting next month.
    Now I believe they’ll probably just start revealing game systems on 1st August.

  20. I guess they need to keep something for GamesCom… of course something worth announcing on such events like the trading system maybe or end-game?

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