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Diablo III Details?

A since-deleted post on 4chan (mirrored here) offers purported details on Diablo III, posted by someone who claims to have been an internal tester at Blizzard before being fired. A post on Lo-Ping puts the /v/ chat in a more easily read format, allowing one to read all the information provided, while skipping most of the seemingly endless accusations that this is all a big troll. It certainly may all be made up, but if it isn't, obviously spoilers abound. Thanks Gamer's Hell.

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7. Re: Diablo III Details? Apr 14, 2011, 14:40 Cram
 
I'll keep this post spoiler free and summarize a bit. This fellow claims to have been a tester, and blatantly does not like the game he was testing: Diablo 3.

I do not want to believe a lot of what he has said, but I can't completely discount some of the bad news. After the audience member question/answer period at D3, I was not left with an overwhelming feeling of confidence in the D3 team. Way to many "uhhhh" and "we aren't sure" and "we'll talk about that later" answers to basic questions. Albeit a lot of the audience questions were absolutely pathetic.

Flux at diii.net has some good points why this is probably a hoax. Also, I find it very difficult to believe this person did not sign an NDA separately from his contract; of course that doesn't mean he wouldn't break his NDA, guy seems overly pissed off about everything.

Most of what little "new" info he provides is predictable. Bosses, location/settings of acts three and four etc (location of Act3 has more or less been confirmed anyway) and console ports. Everything else he's says has already been said. If this person is as mad as he is and wants to stick it to Blizzard, why doesn't he provide some actual info that he would easily have? Lore and story info? More info on mechanics, pvp, quests, artisans, unannounced systems, battle.net info, the works. He could have spent 5 minutes writing down facts he should have as a game tester and completely spoiled all of D3 in every way, something someone as mad as he's trying to be I assume would do.

A major reason I don't believe this persons story is that he brought up Titan.

Blizzard is notorious for separating development teams. The SC2 & WoW teams had no idea what the "Hydra" (Diablo 3 code-name) team were working on (though I'm sure they assumed). They were not privy to any information on Hydra, or allowed in the Hydra development offices. Numerous online sources out there on that, I can find and provide those later if this point is important to anyone. I find it difficult if not impossible to believe that a Diablo3 game/bug tester would have any information at all on Titan. However, I don't work at Blizzard and obviously have no idea what's going on in their offices more recently. For all I know it's a massive Titan festival everynight for all employees.

This comment was edited on Apr 14, 2011, 14:46.
 
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