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Diablo III Interview

A video interview on Games On Net talks with Jay Wilson of Blizzard about Diablo III and "why item acquisition is more important than ladders, how they plan to handle latency for Australians, and why they will not incorporate an 'offline mode." They also have a blurb up about some comments Wilson made about the stand he took against changing the visual perspective in the action/RPG sequel that's due for release next week: "Very early on in the process we had some people who argued that we should not make the game isometric, that it would be better technology, more modern, if we made a third or first-person game," said Wilson. "I really would have nothing of it. For me a camera is not a technology choice, there's more than enough first and third-person games out there."

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60. Re: Diablo III Interview May 7, 2012, 16:49 Dev
 
Undocumented Alien wrote on May 7, 2012, 16:35:
Some of the "What the?!?!" moments for me playing the open beta weekend were:

  • Health Potion Cool-down... wtf?

  • No more "mana" ball (in regards to a potion for it), now a kill "charge up" to fill... wtf?
  • As I recall (and its been a while since I played beta), the various classes have various "mana" type resources. The sorcerer has the classic mana you are thinking of, potions and slowly grows. One of the other classes its rage/anger or something you gain when you use one type of standard skill, and another type of much better skill uses it up.
    So that kill charge up was just for one of the classes, if you try the others you'll see different things.
     
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