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Diablo 3 could this be?!!

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June 25, 2008 8:25:44 PM

According to the unofficial Diablo site diabloii.net tips and rumours coming from "reliable" sources point to the long awaited Diablo 3 being announced at WWI Paris 2008.

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Diablo 3 Announcement at WWI
25th Jun 2008 04:56 PM GMT by Rushster 32 comments

With this week's speculation over the Blizzard teasers, more and more reports in the media, and numerous tips coming direct us at IncGamers from reliable inside industry sources in the past 24 hours, we now have confirmation from inside sources to say that Diablo 3 WILL be announced on Saturday at WWI Paris 2008.

With that in mind, we would like to invite Diabloii.net readers to submit their questions for us to ask Blizzard.

This is extremely exciting for all of us here at Diabloii.net. For the past 10 years we have been supporting the Diablo community and to have something completely new to sink our teeth into is fantastic. We will be at the show on Saturday for the announcement and also the press conference which is directly after, so expect reports from the show floor live, interviews and much more.




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It seems that "a game" will at the very least be announced at WWI. Not that we are surprised, but it's nice to get a confirmation by a slip (?) of tongue from Rob Pardo at DGC Paris. GamesIndustry.biz reports that:

In a question and answer session that concluded this year's GDC Paris, Pardo was asked directly if he could talk more about "the new game" that rumours have strongly suggested will be Diablo 3.

"So you want me to announce the game before our announcement?" he said. "No offense, but I think there's like 300 people here, and I'll be ripped apart by 8000 people there [at the Invitational] if I pre-announce it - but it's going to be really exciting. I think everybody here will be really excited about the announcement."


Now, that doesn't mean that it will be a Diablo 3 announcement, but there is more information on why it will be Diablo 3 here.


http://www.diabloii.net/ <---- see link for more info

Ooh exciting times people, exciting times ;) 


I apologize in advance if this has already been posted.

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June 25, 2008 8:47:35 PM

I would get my hopes up but every time I have in the past they've been squashed

It's probably going to just be a release date for SC2, or WotLK, or else something totally different (World of Guitar Hero!)
June 25, 2008 9:27:47 PM

SUCK ON THAT ROB WRIGHT
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June 25, 2008 9:34:04 PM

YESSSSSSSSSS
June 25, 2008 10:10:08 PM

Oh Snap said:
SUCK ON THAT ROB WRIGHT



"What the f--- did I do?"
--Jimmy McNulty, "The Wire"
June 26, 2008 2:33:43 AM

robwright said:
"What the f--- did I do?"
--Jimmy McNulty, "The Wire"

You shattered my hope with your Diablo 3 article a while ago
June 26, 2008 5:39:50 AM

Oh. That. Yeah....
June 26, 2008 11:02:54 AM

It seems at this point, any announcement other than D3 will cause massive amounts of Barrens chat to implode all WoW servers.
June 26, 2008 12:42:11 PM

Meh. Diablo was just a boring, repetitive clickfest.
June 26, 2008 12:51:56 PM

What? No replies to my obvious flame-bait? *sigh*
June 26, 2008 1:32:47 PM

there all wise to you llama_man.
June 26, 2008 4:03:30 PM

I was gonna reply.. something along the line of bejeweled, cod4, wow, no different, just what we see.
June 26, 2008 4:21:28 PM

The image up here today with the glowing eyes certainly leans more towards Diablo 3, but what's the snow?
June 26, 2008 4:50:33 PM

c'mon Diablo junkies IT'S BAAL! ;) 

you remember.... Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction's final frigid boss
June 26, 2008 5:03:21 PM

Wow, this would be sick...no offence to Starcraft fans...but Diablo IMO is the biggest title Blizzard could ever bring back. I'll be following up with this on Saturday.
June 26, 2008 5:03:46 PM

tmeacham said:
The image up here today with the glowing eyes certainly leans more towards Diablo 3, but what's the snow?

Hell froze over?

There's an interesting theory they have over at Diabloii.net regarding the naming scheme for the secret images:
http://www.diabloii.net/n/667546/blizzard-image-day-4#c...

At first they though the numbers in the hidden images corresponded to the english alphabet, and until today it was looking like D, O, W could end up spelling DASHOW, one of the artists that worked on Diablo II (who coincidentally had a "purple walrus" as his sort of trademark), but now it's looking like the numbers from Lost.

This stands out to me quite heavily from the Lost wiki:
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http://www.lostpedia.com/wiki/The_Numbers
It has been revealed in The Lost Experience that these six numbers are the core values of the Valenzetti Equation, a mathematical formula designed to predict the end of humanity.


This isn't StarCraft II related, and Blizzard has no reason to have such an extensive teaser just to announce a release date for Wrath of the Lich King.

You can read more about the previous days here: http://www.sclegacy.com

Also, something else that's interesting, quoted from: http://www.sc2pod.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1490#p1490
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just try this domain => http://www.battle.net/forums/board.aspx?ForumName=d3-ge...

it says that the forums are down atm

if this forum wouldn't exist it should redirect you to the mainpage, like http://www.battle.net/forums/board.aspx?ForumName=blahb...


Also from Sc2pod:
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Originally Posted by Stew
other therory

Using the image numbers as sperate digits, and applying them to their corresponding css class names to get the letters, using 0 as the first letter in each word you can get 2 letters per day.

Tundra - 04: T, R
Glacier - 15: L, E
Icy - 23: Y, I
Cold - 16: O, L

Knowing that there will be 4 more letters, you can create TYR_EL I_ LO__

With the The Valenzetti Equation from Lost being 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 which so far fits the numbers we have, the final result can probably be guessed to be

TYRAEL IS LOST

So then, 08 will be Artic, giving us, A from 0, and T from 8. Leaving us with 42 something like _ _ S _ S??


I haven't felt excited like this since Christmas when I was little. Crossing your fingers, hoping that they got you what you wanted, and I mean either way it's a free gift so it's awesome, but, you just hope deep down that it isn't some boring racing game :) 

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June 26, 2008 5:51:19 PM

more than likely gonna be announced this weekend
June 26, 2008 6:20:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Stew
other therory


Using the image numbers as sperate digits, and applying them to their corresponding css class names to get the letters, using 0 as the first letter in each word you can get 2 letters per day.


Tundra - 04: T, R
Glacier - 15: L, E
Icy - 23: Y, I
Cold - 16: O, L


Knowing that there will be 4 more letters, you can create TYR_EL I_ LO__


With the The Valenzetti Equation from Lost being 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 which so far fits the numbers we have, the final result can probably be guessed to be


TYRAEL IS LOST


So then, 08 will be Artic, giving us, A from 0, and T from 8. Leaving us with 42 something like _ _ S _ S??


In regards to your post Oh Snap, wouldn't it be interesting if the meaning to "Tyrael is lost" was that he is now the new main Villian in the game, him becoming corrupted and fallen like the big 3?
Lol just a wild thought....
June 26, 2008 6:23:49 PM

A littlre refresher..



I wouldn't mind learning more about the lesser evils in d3.

Tyrael was cool.
One of his ex-buddies..
June 26, 2008 6:49:44 PM

Maybe Blizzard's big reveal will deal with virtual tinker toys, and right now they're sitting behind their screens, laughing their asses off at us as we speak ;(
June 26, 2008 6:50:43 PM

bloodlust said:
In regards to your post Oh Snap, wouldn't it be interesting if the meaning to "Tyrael is lost" was that he is now the new main Villian in the game, him becoming corrupted and fallen like the big 3?
Lol just a wild thought....

God that would be amazing. I personally like the idea of battle taking place in heaven... Splash screen from yesterday with colors inverted:
http://files.pandadesigns.net/browse/splash_invert.jpg

exfileme said:
Maybe Blizzard's big reveal will deal with virtual tinker toys, and right now they're sitting behind their screens, laughing their asses off at us as we speak ;(

I think a large piece of me would die inside :(  When you have a teaser like this with all the viral marketing, the surprise had better be damn good or you just make your customers feel betrayed.

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June 26, 2008 7:11:54 PM

Inverted, reminds me alot of Arreat. Alot easier to make out the symbols too (especially on today's).

This one is so cryptic though, it seems like ice that is retreating and you can see a starry sky, or so it seems.. unlike the one leading to SC2, there was only so many guesses, I don't read any of the nutboy fan forums, and there's just still too much speculation for me. Maybe tomorrow's pic will be more revealing.

Still hoping it's D3 though.
June 26, 2008 7:35:05 PM

Let's say it is Diablo 3. We're looking at what... a 2012 release date?
June 26, 2008 7:46:52 PM

Nutboy... able to leap tall pecans in a single bound...
June 26, 2008 8:53:12 PM

tmeacham said:
Let's say it is Diablo 3. We're looking at what... a 2012 release date?

2012 is better than never. Even a 2009 Christmas release would be cool.
June 27, 2008 7:16:54 AM

Splash page is updated!

What could it be!
June 27, 2008 9:29:35 AM

The figure in the middle looks alot like Arthas to me.

With all the speculation flying around I have a feeling that alot of people are going to be disappointed no matter what the announcment is.
June 27, 2008 11:33:04 AM

Look at the eyes and between the eyes...






But because the eyes are centered on the splash.. idk. What are the nutboy sites saying?
June 27, 2008 1:27:50 PM

Hmm... it could be something related to SC universe. One of the 5 symbols, the one on the lower left, is the symbol of the protoss that is used by Blizz. The shapes sorrounding the eyes seem to look like those of a protoss, not of some armor. And if you remember is Zeratul who discovered the Hybrids on a frozen moon (secret mission in SC:BW), hence the ice around. The symbol on the lower right could resemble some planets. The melting of the ice could mean that the Hybrids have awaken or something and we will get some insight of the story like a trailer where Zeratul shares with Raynor some of his discoveries. Or probably Blizzard will announce the 4th race - the Hybrids. Anyway I don't know what the other symbols mean, some could be taken from Diablo. I used to know all the D2 runes. :p  So Blizz could be makin some sort of one symbol - on e major announcement type of analogy each coupled with a new image of the ice and the eyes. Hope I am wrong and is Tyrael or D3 :pt1cable:  Good news either way :bounce: 
June 27, 2008 6:39:54 PM

Yeah its beginning to look less and less like diablo 3 *sigh* .... dammit blizzard hurry up and tell us already :p 
June 28, 2008 1:46:10 AM

Blizzard better make Diablo 3, and it better be great....
June 28, 2008 2:29:34 AM

Meh, I'm gonna stay real about this UNTIL it comes out...

BTW: I just got killed by an army of Steel Scarabs in Nightmare =(
June 28, 2008 2:45:50 AM

amdfangirl said:
Meh, I'm gonna stay real about this UNTIL it comes out...

BTW: I just got killed by an army of Steel Scarabs in Nightmare =(


I'm all for staying real about it... but having said that, the stars in the middle do seem to be eyes, but they could be characters from any of the three realms. What if Blizzard is making an entirely new game? That would be shocking, I know, but possibly even more fantastic than a DIII.

A SCII release date would be nice too :) 

Oh, and amdfangirl: dying in nm by steel scarabs is kinda embarrassing, dontcha think? That is, unless you're playing single player...
June 28, 2008 4:58:52 AM

^ I'm just gonna wait... trying not to peek too much... don't wanna be disappointed... I think Blizzard is making a new Diablo-like game. One that if it fails it will not harm the Diablo name-sake and if it succeeds then Blizzard will make Diablo 3 based on the game engine.

Lv. 51 Amazon... surrounded by many Ghostly and Fanatic steel scrabs... Brother's Paladin Lv79 left us there, turned against us hurt us enough and escaped through a town portal whilst me and my sister were getting swarmed by Steel Scarabs...

Switched from bow to javelin (had no town portals) and just went lightning fury. Sister stood behind and shot arrows. Since it was Tal Rasha's tomb I really couldn't move well and killed almost all of them with lightning fury... then the charged bolts came... XP

Sister was smart enough to use frozen arrow and use her valkyrie as cannon fodder as she slowly shot the rest to death...

Then my brother came back... XP

So in the end my brother made it out alive... *sigh* It was me against a room full of monsters ready for a lv 51, lv 53, lv 79...
June 28, 2008 8:19:06 AM

The game is...

LOST VIKINGS 3
June 28, 2008 9:32:04 AM

Looks more like Tassadar or some protoss now...
June 28, 2008 9:36:15 AM

^ Nah!

They slipped! Look at Battle Net!!! I doubt this to be a conisidance! First they buy Diablo3.com and etc.

Saw the damn thing myself! (BTW: It is closed now) (not my screenshots tho...)
hehe teaser!
June 28, 2008 10:27:55 AM

this is killing me i am at work and cant look!!!
June 28, 2008 10:35:29 AM

If you look on Diablo fans it actually has a press release!
June 28, 2008 11:58:33 AM

SUCK ON THAT ROB WRIGHT! :kaola: 
June 28, 2008 1:24:57 PM

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!! *screams like a little girl*

Edit: looking around the site now and it looks awesome like WoW only not cartoony at all..... I am sooooo gonna buy this one on release day.
June 28, 2008 9:23:33 PM

i pooped my pants. Mmmmm smell the aroma!
June 29, 2008 6:14:18 AM

Watching the game play video made my panties wet. I've never been a fan of WOW at all really but Blizzard looks dead on with this game. Can't wait. Also it's good to see a singleplayer mode and multiplayer co-cp.
June 29, 2008 11:57:33 AM

I'll probably buy it when it comes out, but honestly, the gameplay trailer did not look that amazing. The graphics are kinda meh, the gameplay doesn't look like it has much new and exciting to it, and they didn't improve the loot system it looks like so there will still be rampant bickering over people picking up all the good stuff before the long range team gets a crack at it.
June 29, 2008 2:43:42 PM

infornography42 said:
I'll probably buy it when it comes out, but honestly, the gameplay trailer did not look that amazing. The graphics are kinda meh, the gameplay doesn't look like it has much new and exciting to it, and they didn't improve the loot system it looks like so there will still be rampant bickering over people picking up all the good stuff before the long range team gets a crack at it.

As long as they have a solid anti-hack system to prevent pickit and whatnot, I'm fine with the looting staying the same. I think you're just a negative nancy :p 
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