Wil there ever be Diablo III? Your Thoughts.

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SuperSavage

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Wil there ever be Diablo III? Your Thoughts.

Do you think this will ever happen anytime in the future? I know that Blizzard is cureently making a couple games, and they seem like they are always busy doing things all the time. I think that this game will come out, but I believe It wont be until around 2006-7 or so. Since DII is a very well done game especially when It was made when classic started. I think that since this game so good, I couldn't imagine how good the next one would be. I just like to think about things like this, because the game would be so much better and so much funner than DII already is, which is lots of fun still, never ever getting boring to me, even yet. I just hope that they think about it and hope it could be a project in the future. Also, you have to look at games like starcraft, which is quite a bit older than Diablo and still yet to make it to 2 yet. So i am thinking that if there is a Starcraft 2 in the future it will definently be be before Diablo III. I played lots of Starcraft years ago, which got boring very fast to me, as well as Warcraft III FT (account deleted due to not singing on in 3 months, record = 1258-210 83%+ lvl 19 RT. Those games are just the exact same thing where you build and attack, which for me are fun then get borng, but for DII it just is fun all the time for me because one thing is I cant play online (14.4k dial up, yes know u know why =\) and also about single player in these games, DII is by far the best because you can play like having 8 people in the game by yourself and also singleplayer is like the samew thing as online, but there arent other people tahts it. All you do on thsoe building/killing games on single player is just kill the retarted computer, and It couldnt be anywhere near real like playing against a real person. I just think of how many new things come out for the game, like new acts, characters, quests, items, npc's, maps, shrines, monsters, everything you can think of. I will always play games for how ever old I am doesnt matter to me, so I just hope it comes out sooner or later. :)

-SuperSavage
 

GooberGrape

Diabloii.Net Member
a really clean, Blizz-supported mod would do. kinda like Brood Wars, it didn't change the engine but completely redefined the game. that's all we really want, i think. i sure dont want it to go 3d like Starcraft's pseudo-sequel, what a pile of garbage THAT was *shudder*.
 

muteownz

Diabloii.Net Member
GooberGrape said:
a really clean, Blizz-supported mod would do. kinda like Brood Wars, it didn't change the engine but completely redefined the game. that's all we really want, i think. i sure dont want it to go 3d like Starcraft's pseudo-sequel, what a pile of garbage THAT was *shudder*.
i thought there was a new starcraft being made....
 

wildjinn

Diabloii.Net Member
GooberGrape said:
a really clean, Blizz-supported mod would do. kinda like Brood Wars, it didn't change the engine but completely redefined the game. that's all we really want, i think. i sure dont want it to go 3d like Starcraft's pseudo-sequel, what a pile of garbage THAT was *shudder*.
What game are you referring to? The coming one isn't out yet...and I think it's going to be rather good, actually.
 

Shade

Diabloii.Net Member
There should be a Diablo 3, and ideally it would follow and improve upon its predecessors, rather than trying to become a 'real' RPG (like NWN, etc.), impress us all with flashy 3d graphics engines, and so on.

Rather than that, how about a game which has easy-to-get-into gameplay like D1 & D2 (click-click-click, hack-hack-hack/cast-cast-cast) and a decent amount of stuff to micromanage equipment and skill-wise? Add some new and interesting features (I'm still waiting for the 'interactive terrain' we were promised in the Expansion...), keep the same core, and put a decent storyline around it too.

One of the things I do think should be done is that user-constructed items (eg. Crafting etc) should be more prevalent in the game. Rather than having a character decked out in 'Unique' items put the emphasis more on the other possibilities!

I do think that some of the Uniques should go back to being D1-style, ie. quest rewards - but not 'main' quests as we have in D2, hidden side-quests - sort of like the pitiful excuse for a challenge they have named 'Uber-Diablo' (*shakes fist at Blizzard for abuse of the word 'uber'*) on the Realms, but not as fixed-in-stone - perhaps some of these things would only happen at certain dates/times or after certain conditions were met.
 

General Zod

Diabloii.Net Member
I also think that Blizzard will eventually bring Diablo 3. It is a huge money maker for them. Most likely it will be at least a couple of years. But since I just started my search for the Holy Grail... :)
 

Nightfish

Diabloii.Net Member
Should there be a third part I expect there to be a lot of hype, high expectations and a lousy game waiting at the end of it. That happens frequently.
 

Ravenforce3

Diabloii.Net Member
Well, D2 does leave a lot of holes in for a potential third chapter. After all, Baal's soulstone was never destroyed and destroying the Soulstones just sent the demons back to hell. With the destruction of the Worldstone, it would be possible for them to reenter the earthly plane. As well, there are still two Lesser Evils, Asmodian and Belial, that haven't even been adressed. And what is to be the fate of that wimp Tyrael and Cain? There are a lot of questions left unanswered, albeit a lot less than D1 left.
 

luskan

Diabloii.Net Member
I actually hope it won't. Diablo was a great game and D2 pushed the level. D3, if made, would be a pure money grab. Honestly, what could they change/do? D2 has been so popular for so long no matter how they do it people will be let down. Maybe if they announced they were working on it instead of the 1.10 patch a few years ago..

I can see them making another game LIKE D2, but with a different story and setting (maybe SciFi?) and probably a different MP format. Honestly, having a max of 8 players really sucks now compared to FPS games that can have up to 64, and MMORPGs that seem limitless.
 

Gohanman

Diabloii.Net Member
I don't see why we should assume D3 would be a poor game and just a grasp at more cash. Case in point:

Warcraft I is a solid game, and introduces a [relatively] new game play styel, doing it better than most of its competitors. Warcraft II comes along and rules the world of RTS games for a good while. Warcraft III? Yet another very, very good game.

Blizzard has a solid track record (I've never played a bad Bliz game), if they go for D3, I expect a quality game.
 

SnakeEye85

Diabloii.Net Member
i would love to se DIII!

guess i would have to buy a new comp though...

they would need to make it REALLY good cause the expectations would be high...
 

Indemaijinj

Diabloii.Net Member
Unless Blizzard goes belly-up for some reason there will definately be a Diabo 3. Not only is Diablo a big enough franchise to warrant a trilogy (I doubt it can support a jeremiad like the Final Fantasy series though), but it also has a very open-ended conclusion that just begs for another sequel.


I have my doubts however about the result. The original staff behind the Diablos have largely been exiled and this means that a lot of the original thoughts and plans for the Diablo franchises future might be lost or redefined.

There is the fear that it might be turned into one of those newfangled MMORPG's, but let's not panic so soon. Diablo 3 will first be some years in the future. Perhaps the MMORPG craze in the gaming industry will by then be over.

I still fear for the Diablo mythology. They might decide to include, for example, elves simply because they are popular messing the whole setting up big time. They might even choose to "invent" entirely new greater evils, wholly forgetting that there are already several bad guys we have heard of but never seen to choose from.

They might also do something totally moronic like making all the female characters even more "cheesecake" than they already are. ("Yeah, yeah I know that those amazon breastplates looked nifty, but we really need more bellybuttons (and not necromancer ones) for this game to sell. And you know very well that we only need to cover the nipples. Silly graphics artists..")
 

LowLander

Diabloii.Net Member
I voted "yes".

Why? Because there are hardly any reasons to vote no.

Diablo1/2/hellfire/xpac made/makes big bucks (Jeez, it's still being sold in the bargain bins here in the Netherlands, at five to ten Euro's a pop. Go tell UT2003 folks that!)

They're GREAT games, running on relatively low level hardware.

FREE online gaming. If Blizzard keeps that up, it's a definite plus. And no reason not to. A nice cluster doesn't come as expensive as it was three years ago.

HUGE community support. That's you, me, and a bloody big host of others. We all post here. And we're just a tiny slice of the community out there.

So, yes, D3 will be made, IMO. Looking forward to it already. Jeez, It's over time, actually!
 

tenaka

Diabloii.Net Member
LowLander said:
FREE online gaming. If Blizzard keeps that up, it's a definite plus. And no reason not to. A nice cluster doesn't come as expensive as it was three years ago.
Online gaming will not remain free for much longer. Game companies are already pushing the idea of 'monthly subscriptions' and soon that is how all major games will be for online play. It may be pay for each game, it may be pay for a service like $20 for all of battle.net games but it IS coming. This is what game companies are trying to prep us for. This is why they try to make online play seem like so much more than solo play. You think they added online play to be pioneers? You think they pay techs to censor punks because thye love us? You think they buy extra servers and bandwidth because they love games? They are companies. Companies want money. Companies bow to the stockholders. $20 a month > $0 a month so as soon as they feel a sizable number of people are willig to pay for it, it will be pay-only.

If online play is still free in 5 years I'll eat my hat. Yours too.
 

Ehtirno

Diabloii.Net Member
And where's the option for blaming Durf if there's never a DIII? :p

No, there'll be a next game, and an expansion to it, just because thats the way thay make the money. And it'll propably be free to play on B.net still, at least as far as WC/SC/D2/D3 is concerned... WoW however, I'm not so sure about.

And cook a good soup on that hat tenaka, 'cause if you won't have to eat it, i might :p :D
 

pancakeman

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Wil there ever be Diablo III? Your Thoughts.

You people are so behind the times...




:smile: It was worth the ban, Thy. It was worth it.
 

Rayze

Diabloii.Net Member
Re: Wil there ever be Diablo III? Your Thoughts.

Id like to see it...

Im just hoping like hell that they dont WoW-ify it
 
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