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Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

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  1. Nizaris

    Nizaris Clan Officer - US West Hardcore

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    Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Okay, so I know this isn't strictly Diablo 3 related news, but I figured the forum would be interested in this information. As many of you may know, Runic Games developers are now part of the Perfect World company and have supposedly contributed towards the development of Battle of the Immortals 2 (if only vaguely). This is technically old news, but I haven't heard anything from anybody regarding it, so I post it out of possible interest to the forum.

    What does this mean? Well... check it out for yourselves.
    Battle of the Immortals 2
    Article @ MMOsite
    Article @ Codamon


    An accompanying trailer:


    And some gameplay:


    This second video is... erm... quite the replica. However, the game itself plays very differently than Diablo 3. What surprises me is that Runic Games, who supposedly have had a suggesting hand in this next installment of Battle of the Immortals (which may just be a large update or expansion, rather than a separate game) is that they are almost completely replicating Diablo 3... from the logo to the environment.*

    *While this is a demo and doesn't reflect the full in-game experience (as other gameplay videos will show), the congruencies with Diablo 3 are laughable in the very least.

    What are your guys' thoughts on this?
     
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  2. FluffyTheFluffer

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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    My thoughts are that repeating information from random sources on the internet as fact is a really good way to lose credibility fast.

    That, and I'm really bummed about the Pokemon creator getting swept out to sea. And I'm also looking forward to visiting the upcoming Blizzard-approved theme park in China.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Oh man I fell asleep watching the gameplay video. :coffee:
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Same. Not Interested. Not Diablo. Sleep. Puppy?
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    no chance in hell this game will beat d3.

    not even close. ppl can copy the gp watever they want. d3 is still the king of all hak n slash arpgs.
     
  6. Nizaris

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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Do you know what makes people really lose credibility? Posting nonsense like this. Would you like to point out where the random sources are? I mean, at least attempt to back up your idiotic post if you're going to act like a tard. I mean, we all know you're a troll. At least put some meat on your bones.

    I can give you a link straight to the US Perfect World site if you don't believe that Runic Games partnered with them, if that's what you're referring to. Look under "Torchlight" in the dropdown menu.

    PWE Site

    If you need another MMO Source:
    MMO Site BoI 2 Announcement


    Also, yes, it has nothing on Diablo 3 at all. What I thought was interesting was the involvement of Runic Games and their influence on it. I would have thought they'd at least make an effort at covering up the Diablo 3 rips.


     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Wow, even the sign-off sequence is a copy of Diablo 3, right down to the flashing "II" and the sound.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    So Diablo 3 is being copied even before its release. Imagine how many clones we will see after release.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    The most blatant ripoff of Diablo I've seen is Path of Exile (search youtube for vids), although the developers don't pretend otherwise. It looks like what I thought D3 would look like -- Diablo 2 in 3D. The outdoors are a bit brown and gray and dusted with cocoa powder as Yahtzee would say, but the indoors are great, the textures have good grittiness, the structures made of wood and rock don't look like they're made of plastic, and the dungeon parts have a light radius that looks nice and spooky (I remember Blizzard claiming that light radius in 3D looks horrible, which means either they didn't want to even do it to take away from their Diablocraft look or an indy team in New Zealand > Blizzard) . Plus the enemies look way smoother and meatier than what I've seen of D3 so far. And it'll be free.

    Too bad it'll probably be, at core, a crap knock off with no staying power. Maybe a better looking Torchlight.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Never liked chinese games. Can't stand that manga crap.

    Besides that, it looks like FF with a mix of D3 ripoff.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Ya that path of exile just seems so slow, even the animation is too slow and smooth. Diablo 2 was fast and that kept it entertaining, nice find though anyways.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Right off the bat, it uses a room and staircase found in the WC3 Diablo Mod. XD
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    This is too old news. Half a year maybe.

    As for Path of Exile; it's not slow. You probably didn't see the clips of the weeks... Also I don't agree outdoors are just grey and brown. There are colors.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    I like the part where the dancing fairy starts shooting hearts. That's the telltale sign of a great game, right there.
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Niz, posts like this really put you in the s'ard/dingo category. I seriously hope that no one actually at Bliz reads these posts and associates them with your IRL identity.

    Once you have wiped the froth off your chin, kindly find a link that shows that runic is the developer on the project. You do know that publishers sometimes own pieces of different developers at different locations? Believe it or not, activision has a few studios that don'twork on CoD, EA has a few places that don't work on madden or dead space. Really, take my word for it.


     
  16. Nizaris

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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Seems like I touched a nerve. Fluffy, all of your posts put you in the troll category. Please grow up. Learn how to use google. Do some research. Gain some credit. Until then, you will remain, as ever, a useless poster.

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    Even up the score and I'll humor you.

    EDIT: According to Runic Games staff Volbard, the RG dev team is, atm focused on Torchlight 2 (which would make sense, as BoI 2 is already released in China). Small statement from Erich and Runic Games posted on the launch of BoI2: Link.


     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Post edited by bad ash
     
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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Fluffy, you might want to show other forum members some respect, you're a guest here and expected to follow the forum rules. Regardless of if you agree with someones postings or not.

    Same goes for bypassing the word filter.
     
  19. Nizaris

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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    I have no problem with being wrong.


     
  20. FluffyTheFluffer

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    Re: Battle of the Immortals 2: D3 Rip?

    Well, then I respectfully ask that you not refer to myself or others as a 'tard' when they helpfully give you a clue about posts full of obviously wrong information.
     

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