Diablo: IncGamers @ Blizzcon 2008

August 24, 2009

Exclusive Blizzcon Interview: Julian Love and Kevin Martens

Diii.net was able to obtain an exclusive interview, Saturday afternoon at Blizzcon, with Julian Love, D3’s Lead Technical Artist, and Kevin Martens, the Lead Content Artist. I wrote most of the questions for this one, was able to ask almost everything on my list, and unlike most of the other group fansite interviews and public Q&A sessions, I didn’t ask any questions that could have been answered by a glance at the wiki, or by playing the Blizzcon demo for 30 seconds. *cough*

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Exclusive Blizzcon Interview: Julian Love and Kevin Martens

Diii.net was able to obtain an exclusive interview, Saturday afternoon at Blizzcon, with Julian Love, D3’s Lead Technical Artist, and Kevin Martens, the Lead Content Artist. I wrote most of the questions for this one, was able to ask almost everything on my list, and unlike most of the other group fansite interviews and public Q&A sessions, I didn’t ask any questions that could have been answered by a glance at adventures, or by playing the Blizzcon demo for 30 seconds. *cough*

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February 19, 2009

BlizzCon Video Retrospective

Following the announcement of BlizzCon 2009, we have released a video retrospective of last year’s event which includes unseen footage, funny moments and highights from the show, it’s a nice taster for what to expect in 2009. Check it out over at IncGamers.com.

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By: Rushster


November 6, 2008

Wizard Gameplay Report

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Later than I wanted it to be, but quite long and details, here’s my Wizard gameplay report, based on my Wizard playtime at Blizzcon. This report covers the basic gameplay style (kinda Sorceress-y), has a bit of discussion of items, and goes into great detail on the lower level active spells, most of which I was able to test out. There are links aplenty in this piece, pointing to the various Wizard skill tree pages in Diablo Wiki, all of which add many more details, stats, descriptions, and screenshots of the Wizard’s leet skillz. Refer to them as you read, and you’ll gain considerable knowledge of the character you know you are simply itching to get your hands on.

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October 30, 2008

Witch Doctor Gameplay Report

Our week of Blizzcon demo articles continues, today with coverage of that Necromancer usurper, the Witch Doctor. I had a chance to play through the entire Blizzcon demo with this character, and have written up the general play style, the strengths and weaknesses, and included some coverage of the skills, the overall character design, the structure of the skill trees, the WD-themed items I saw, and more.

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October 29, 2008

Blizzcon Demo Report - Part 1

Thanks to day to day work and some real life complications, I’ve not had time to properly write up much of the D3 information I gathered at Blizzcon. As a result, aside from my Barbarian gameplay reportMedievalDragon’s Gameplay Impressions, and our coverage of the Barbarian and Wizard skills, we’ve not posted the exhaustive game reports this site has long been known for. That’s about to change.

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October 20, 2008

Barbarian Game Play Report and Skill Tree Discussion

Last weekend I had a chance to play through the entire BlizzCon demo with a Barbarian, and you can read my report on that experience below the fold. Also in this post is a discussion of the Barbarian’s overall balance and design, and a profile of some of his more interesting, creative, and controversial skills. Self-resurrection, anyone? The skills are linked to the appropriate pages in the DiabloWiki, since we’ve compiled our notes and massively updated the Barbarian Skills. Every single skill in all three trees (as seen at BlizzCon) is now listed; and since there are about 18 per tree, there are now more than 50 skills named, described, and discussed.

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October 13, 2008

BlizzCon 2008: Diablo III Hands-On Gameplay Impressions

I am fortunate to be one of the lucky people who played the Diablo III demo showcased at Blizzcon 2008 in Anaheim. Not only was it a pleasure to play it, but it left me craving for more. I decided to create a female Wizard. She spawns in the outskirts of the Tristram Woods where Captain Rumford and an armored warrior are piling up a bonfire of corpses. The warrior can be seen transporting the corpses off a wagon and into the bonfire.

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Diii.Net Jay Wilson Video Interview

During BlizzCon, Flux sat down with Jay Wilson who was on hand to answer a few questions. Topics included waypoints, autoparty, anti-griefing, player teleports, item info for stats/drops/quality, rares & uniques info, difficulty modes and more. He also goes into some detail on why they decided to remove assignable attributes, and how important it is to avoid having “hot-spots” that gives the most efficient experience, and letting people play however or wherever they want. Another interesting topic that he delves deeper into is the new runes system, and how they improve spells.

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By: Rushster


October 12, 2008

BlizzCon 2008 Live Blog Transcript

We have been diving in and out of our BlizzCon 2008 Live Blog since the show started to answer your questions. The Live Blog ran from the start of the show right through to the end and also through much of the night as well. Between attending panels and exclusive interviews, we popped back to answer your questions. If you missed the blogging, or parts of it, you can now view the complete transcript here on the site spit into numerous pages (see below). Alternatively you can watch the instant replay of events in the Blog window.

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By: Rushster


October 11, 2008

D3 Lore & Art Panel

Fresh back to the press room after attending the D3 Lore and Art Panel, and here are some highlights. We’ll post the full video of this panel later today.

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