The artwork is not new, since a photo of this piece, a painting of a Claw Viper done by famous fantasy artist Brom, was released back in early 2010. We even ran a featuring it last March, which drew numerous jokes about vision problems, manicure issues, snake constipation, and an inability to count to ten—even if he took off his shoes. My favorite though, came courtesy of Baalbot9000: “Faces of Meth : Diablo Edition.”
So we’ve seen it, but it’s nice to have the full size/quality version. Click it for that.
The screenshot is new, though you’d probably need to have spent almost as much time as I have looking over the Diablo III Arena Screenshots to be sure of that. (And I had to compare to some others just to be sure.) It shows a bouncing Firebomb just missing the red team Barbarian, who appears to be making a short leap towards the blue team Witch Doctor. Who you mostly can’t see, since he’s obscured behind the vengeance-seeking red Barbarian.
My favorite element of the screen? What appear to be two drumsticks left from a Sacrificed Mongrel, lying to the bottom left of the main action. Click it below for a much larger view. (That’s what she said.)
There’s been no official comment from Blizzard about the apparent “likejacking” that has so greatly boosted the rate of likes to their FB Diablo page, but it ‘s continuing. After the weekend brought more likes in two days they they were previously getting in a week, there have been 8000 more likes in the 18 hours since I posted about this last night. Which is 3-4x the pace their page had established over the past 6 weeks. At this accelerated rate they’ll hit the next 25k milestone late Tuesday or early Wednesday.