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Diablo III Director ''Very Sorry'' About Facebook Comment

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Jay Wilson apologizes for his "F*** that loser." commentary.

Earlier this week, Diablo III game director Jay Wilson lashed out at Diablo I and II maker David Brevik after stating his mixed emotions regarding Diablo III.

After countless threads appeared on the forums regarding the drama, Wilson has issued a public statement in response to his out of hand comment.

“As many of you probably know, I recently made a comment on Facebook about Dave Brevik. I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said,” Wilson states.

“I have higher expectations for myself than to express my feelings in such a rash way and disrespect a fellow developer like Dave, someone who deserves to be treated with greater respect.”

Whether the apology is sincere or a typical act of corporate damage control, we'll let you decide.

He goes on to explain:

What I said was expressed out of anger, and in defense of my team and the game. People can say what they want about me, but I don't take lightly when they disparage the commitment and passion of the Diablo III team. Dave is awesome. In Diablo and Diablo II, he made two of the games that have most affected me as a developer. I respect his vision for Diablo, but just like he said in his interview, the Diablo III team must drive a vision for the game that is true to us. We believe in Diablo and have stuck by it through years of hard development to make it a reality. 

The foundation of the Diablo team was built from the remnants of Blizzard North: Our lead programmer, who built the basis of the Diablo III engine while at Blizzard North; our lead tech artist, who drove much of the combat visuals, FX, and skill direction of our classes and is one of the most avid Diablo II players you can find; our lead concept artist, who helped establish the core look of the game; Wyatt Cheng, our senior technical game designer, who writes many of our blogs and works tirelessly on the live game. All these people and many others made the commitment to Diablo even after Blizzard North shut down. It was hard for me to see their contributions be diminished by someone they worked alongside, and even harder for me not to try to jump to their defense. I only wish I'd done so in a more professional manner.

Within 20 hours of its initial post, the thread has already reached 80 pages of mixed replies, some coming to Jay's defense and others with torches and pitchforks. Even now, most comments agree Wilson has taken Brevik's mild criticisms of the game far too personally, especially since his comments lined up with a majority of the Diablo III community.

Alongside his public apology, Wilson also discusses his personal connection to the franchise and the team's goals for the future of the title. To read the whole statement, head on over to the forum posting here. What are your thoughts on the whole debacle? Has Wilson and his team taken a step in the right direction with the recent 1.0.4 patch?

 

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  • 41 Hide
    schnitter , August 24, 2012 6:23 AM
    Now apologize for making Diablo III such a sh!tty game.
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    sixdegree , August 24, 2012 5:50 AM
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    sincere or a typical act of corporate damage control

    I bet my half years supply of bacon, it's the later.
  • 26 Hide
    myromance123 , August 24, 2012 6:57 AM
    F**k that loser.
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  • 12 Hide
    idroid , August 24, 2012 5:43 AM
    Never regret what you did because that's what you wanted to do at some point.
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    freggo , August 24, 2012 5:43 AM
    "I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said"

    Never say you are sorry. It's a sign of weakness :-)
    [Jethro Gibbs]

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    master_chen , August 24, 2012 5:46 AM
    LOL!
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    AznCracker , August 24, 2012 5:50 AM
    wow he is so manly
  • 29 Hide
    sixdegree , August 24, 2012 5:50 AM
    Quote:
    sincere or a typical act of corporate damage control

    I bet my half years supply of bacon, it's the later.
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    neiroatopelcc , August 24, 2012 6:18 AM
    freggo"I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said"Never say you are sorry. It's a sign of weakness :-)[Jethro Gibbs]


    He said he was sorry, but not that he didn't mean what he said
  • 41 Hide
    schnitter , August 24, 2012 6:23 AM
    Now apologize for making Diablo III such a sh!tty game.
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    DroKing , August 24, 2012 6:27 AM
    Wow really? I wonder if he would have said this if the comment didn't get the publicity instead. I BET NOT. You are still a fa**ot, Jay Wilson for gaying Diablo Franchise up.
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    hotroderx , August 24, 2012 6:38 AM
    I am starting to think he knows the game is one major flop.

    Maybe he has started to realize the simple fact that if he wants to continue to work in the gaming industry out side of blizzard he has to turn it around.

    As it currently stands if he left Blizzard or was terminated today. I dont see another game company going with in 10miles of him.

    He keeps digging his own hole deeper and deeper at this point instead of lashing out at everyone in the gaming community.

    He needs to start sucking up and kissing butt.
  • 26 Hide
    myromance123 , August 24, 2012 6:57 AM
    F**k that loser.
  • 9 Hide
    psychotek71 , August 24, 2012 8:59 AM
    activision is gonna be sold like around the first week of sept
    bye bye jay
  • 2 Hide
    sonofliberty08 , August 24, 2012 9:34 AM
    Rihanna:
    "Don’t tell me you’re sorry 'cause you’re not,
    And baby when I know you’re only sorry you got caught"
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    kartu , August 24, 2012 9:48 AM
    idroidNever regret what you did because that's what you wanted to do at some point.

    Never regret accidentally stepping into horse shit. Makes perfect sense.
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    sten_gn , August 24, 2012 10:05 AM
    This game suck, i have finished playing starter and it is disappointing. It is painfully simplified although there are some good ideas but unfortunately 80 % of game sucks.
    First time i played an 1,5 hour, next time only 0,5 hour and yesterday less than 0,5 hour ...
    This game felt like spooky Disney cartoon.
    I will not waste 60$ to find out more ...
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    fuzznarf , August 24, 2012 10:51 AM
    ZingamActually he showed a sign of weakness when he cursed. XDA friend of mine says: "Only weak people curse." I have never heard him cursing ever.

    You have friends??
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    uz13l , August 24, 2012 11:58 AM
    In his drawn out apology, Jay mentions the Paragon system. I'm confused with what they are hoping to accomplish.. tell me if I'm missing something. It appears to me that they have a level 60 cap.. but let you continue to level with 'Paragon', gaining stats and mf as you go. So why not up the real level cap? If you are gaining stats with paragon, why separate it into a different system? Someone who is 60reg and 100par will be more powerful than someone who is just 60reg. It seems pointless to me.
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    alidan , August 24, 2012 12:03 PM
    i love how the thing is worded.

    Quote:
    As many of you probably know, I recently made a comment on Facebook about Dave Brevik. I want to make it clear that I am very sorry for what I said,

    never said he didnt mean it, just that he said it.

    Quote:
    I have higher expectations for myself than to express my feelings in such a rash way and disrespect a fellow developer like Dave, someone who deserves to be treated with greater respect.


    lets examine that closer.

    Quote:
    express my feelings


    well there you have it...

    ---------------------

    all things considered, how much money did diablo 3 take to develope? lets leave the rma out of this, as i think that took a significant portion of that time.

    because if this was a 50 million + $ game than there is no excuse for how it is now. look at titan quest, that is the benchmark for loot games right now (well most well known)

    and look at toruchlight, granted i hate the end game for that game, and new game + but that game is really good if you disreguard that.

    and on the consoles, champions return to arms, and legends of norath, those two games just show how much life these genres can give even at the bare minimum difficulties.
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    festa_freak , August 24, 2012 12:03 PM
    i regret purchasing DIII. Every bone in my body was begging me not to. I think I got about 20 hours of fun gameplay out of it. Definitely not worth the price tag. For me it should have been $10.
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    xanagu , August 24, 2012 12:55 PM
    "We believe in Diablo and have stuck by it through years"

    BURN THEM WITH FIRE!!
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