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Buh bye diablo

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by cowofwar, Jul 1, 2003.

  1. cowofwar

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    **** :distress:

    Blizzard North only did Diablo, right? I think other Blizzard games are under different Blizzard teams.
     
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    So, what does this mean? No diablo 3 or what?
     
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    Roper was just the PR guy, no big loss there. Cow's right though, the three founders may have ensured some level of quality control. Shouldn't affect 1.10 though.
     
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    There are 50 threads on the bnet forums with people giving their uneducated opinions about what this means. I created a thread asking for a Blizzard rep to make a statement, but it immediately got hijacked by opinions so I deleted it.
     
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    I think it's awesome, I'm hoping we'll see them coming out with the more rich titles that characterized Blizzard's earlier years.
     
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    If they do, we won't see those titles for at least a few years, assuming they are starting from scratch.
     
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    Three lead designers and one lead producer.
     
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    only one programmer I might add. Programming is what takes time. Two of them are artists.
     
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    Programming can be done by any kid out of university.

    What counts is the central idea and art.

    Did you ever play a shitty game but continued to play it because it was OMG SO WELL CODED?

    Truth be told, the programming for all of Blizzard's games is pretty shitty. They used pre-existing game building tools and there were always tons of bugs.
     
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    No.
     
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    I don't have access to the source code for any Blizzard games or know enough about programming to come to a conclusion about how good their code is.

    :stick:

    I only get to play their finished games. So far I'm impressed with all of them, except Diablo 2 on the Mac platform.
     
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    Not to mention this isn't the first time this has happened; and I quote -
     
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    You might consider calling them, Jake. The number is on diabloii.net

    They'll need everything from web designer to sysadmin to QA and testing.
     
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    we need originality from Blizzard - not just crap that any game producer could put out. That's why the game producers can't be in it for the money; they need to put in the effort to make a really good game.

    So far they only have three universes: Warcraft, Starcraft, and Diablo. Why not diversify and make a FPS or something?
     
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    One of the reasons the four left is because Vivendi wouldn't let them have a say on company direction. They were being dictated to by their parent corporation.

    Starcraft: Ghost? Blizzard has some good things going for them, maybe they should diversify, but not at the expense of existing titles. Blizzard North has two titles in development, I think it's safe to say one is Diablo III, but the other could be something new.
     
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    Hehe, it's Lord de Seis.
     

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