Jay Wilson Press Tour Commences


Interesting tweets from Jay Wilson of late, for the light they shed on the D3 dev process. Jay was on vacation (staycation) last week, and today he’s off for an 8 day press tour of distant lands.

Vacation ended too quickly. Now off to Korea, Taiwan, and Australia for an eight day press tour. -JayWilson

That’s cool, as we’ll probably get some media coverage and fresh interviews with Jay during the next week+. It also tells us that the devs think D3 is pretty well finished, at least well enough to launch, or Jay would be in the office, toiling away.

Though they didn’t reveal their activities via twitter, many other D3 devs were off work the past week as well. Good for them, IMHO. They deserve some time off after the years of crunch, and no doubt needed some time to recharge their batteries before the launch and the patching and fixing and changing that will entail.

More to the point, they’re clearly not scrambling to fix bugs, to make big last minute changes, to overhaul key game systems, etc. They’re done. D3 is done. Not completely, of course. We’ve seen minor adjustments in the last couple of beta patches, and I’m sure the devs will get together the week before launch to hammer out the last little tweaks and fixes for a release day patch. But all the major game features are set. Done. Finished. Launch-ready.

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  1. Now it’s just on the server guys to get everything running smoothly so that launch goes without a hitch.  Best of luck to the team.

    Obligatory: first!

  2. Now that I have tasted the open beta I will be seriously pissed if launch day isn’t smooth as silk :p
     

  3. All done except PvP of course ;_;  

  4. “Years of crunch” yeah okay, apparently you call 4 hours of playing the game and 4 hours of work – hard work. Okay, lol.
     

  5. Important to promote how awesome and dull and lifeless normal difficulty is! And all the new helpful UI and tips system! And how great and efficient the skill page is!
     

  6. Didn’t they say that they’d be making an announcement on global server-live times before the end of the week?  

    I’m guessing that we’re getting that information along with this press tour.  

  7. Jay is coming to visit us Aussies 😀

  8. Is that his full press sched?  Anyone know all the locations?

    -floyd 

  9. A handle of Jack Daniels for the team:  should things go awry, they can crawl into it.
    Guess the server guys are BUSY, as the tsunami is on the way. D3 super stoked!

  10. If us players are having server lag, It looks like….

    *puts on sunglasses*

    Jay will be jet-lagging too.

    YEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

  11. It’s about time. 🙂

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