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Diablo Creator on Diablo III

An interview on IncGamers talks with David Brevik of Gazillion Entertainment about Diablo III, getting the co-founder of Blizzard North's impressions of the latest version of the series he helped originate. He offers a perspective on how the game was impacted by the loss of the company's action/RPG knowledgebase with the closure of Blizzard North and how the third game in the series more reflects the tastes and experiences of Blizzard South, and verges on schadenfreude in describing part of his mixed feelings about how it ultimately turned out: "I am also a little happy, which I hate to say, it shows that the people that were involved in Diablo really did matter, and so I am happy that it has come to light that how talented that group was and how unique and special that group was. I am hoping that, as this happens very often in the industry, you see it with Call of Duty and things like that, when the people leave the game changes and it shows how critical people are in this industry."

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14. Re: Diablo Creator on Diablo III Aug 19, 2012, 20:03 Beamer
 
Icewind wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 17:05:
Beamer wrote on Aug 19, 2012, 16:58:
Of course, most of that knowledge and most of that people went on to create Hellgate: London.

No, Roper is mostly to blame for that. Also his insistence on making 50% of the game essentially an FPS. He had too many ideas and wanted to please too many gamer types than reality would allow.

Plus Hellgate was a gigantic clusterfuck. It was released far too soon, never fully bug tested (even months after launch) and the different tiers of paying/non-paying players created a lot of ill will towards the designers from gamers. It was just a mistake all around.

You're going to blame one man?

Here are the top minds from Diablo, with an asterisk next to those that did NOT participate in Hellgate:

Senior Designer
David Brevik, Erich Schaefer

Additional Design
Max Schaefer, Eric Sexton*, Kenneth Williams

Lead Programming
David Brevik


Only 1 person.

Hey, let's look at the Hellgate credits:

The Originators of Hellgate London
David Brevik, Bill Roper, Erich Schaefer, Max Schaefer, Kenneth Williams, David Glenn, Peter Hu, Phil Shenk, Tyler Thompson

Lead Designer
Erich Schaefer

Game Visionary
David Brevik




Man, so you're blaming Roper when he was just one of the "originators" (all of whom come from Blizzard North) yet not the Lead Designer or the Game Visionary.



You guys need to stop associating "public face" with "guy making every single decision." Roper likely did make all the business decisions, but that's not what doomed the game. What doomed the game is that it wasn't fun. Blame the Lead Designer and the "Visionary" for that.
 
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