A hopeful fan asked Bashiok if we might start getting regular Q&A sessions about Diablo 3, as they sometimes do for Starcraft 2. Bashiok replied:
I don’t plan on holding Q&A’s similar to those posted in the StarCraft 2 forum.
I prefer a more conversational approach to answering questions and discussing information. If we get to a point where a lot of information is being covered then there’s the potential for a ‘weekly round up’ type sticky that points to all of the newest info that’s been released through talking about the game with y’all.
Elsewhere, Starcraft 2 has as last joined the long and noble list of Blizzard games that have been… officially delayed. There’s on our Starcraft sister site if you’d like to join in the wailing and gnashing of teeth.Today we announced that StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty will not be ready for release by the end of 2009. Over the past couple of weeks, it has become clear that it will take longer than expected to prepare the new Battle.net for the launch of the game. The upgraded Battle.net is an integral part of the StarCraft II experience and will be an essential part of all of our games moving forward. This extra development time will be critical to help us realize our vision for the service.
Our mission is to develop games that deliver an epic entertainment experience. As part of that commitment, we will always take as much time as needed to ensure that our games and services meet the expectations of our players and the standard for quality that we set for ourselves as developers. As we work to make Battle.net the premier online gaming destination, we