Diablo 4 - The Real Official Thread

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Yeah it's probably old footage it said new in the link but it could of been a few months old.
 

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It's been almost a year now.
This will be insta preorder physical Collector Edition for me.
I still have my Diablo 3 physical Collector Edition box in mint condition. It's awesome.
 

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Running season 21 right now- I hope they continue the seasonal events for D4.
 

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Is this still unofficially slated for this year? After Cyberpunk I don't think anyone will be forcing unfinished games out the door any time soon. The footage looks good, but not mind blowing or anything that wouldn't be possible on an older PC, PS4, or Xbox One. While fine now, if this doesn't come out soon it's going to look less impressive by the day.
 

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I want a Ultima game with those graphics Legends of Aria just strains my eyes physically.
 

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The stuff at 3:30 looks awesome animated blood and it's not all floaty like most 3-D top down games.
I wonder when this game will come out.
Ha- @:53 it looks like new models using the same summoning circle... But the Goatmen circling for a good angle to attack looked really nice.

But Blizzcon is about 5 days away, we'll probably get a ton of new content.
 
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I have a feeling they'll focus more on Diablo Immortal and the remake details than D4.
 

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New preview of Diablo IV;

The Artwork and models look awesome! Reminds me of Frank Frazetta's artwork from the 1970s

That skill tree, looks amazing! Really digging the artistry in the new game. I hope they don't change it.

Also that music at 7:40, wow, great stuff!
 
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I look forward to trying the Druid. A pet class with animals what I want in these games.

The colors could certainly be more vibrant. Everything is too drab right now.
Do you remember when everyone said Diablo 3 looked too colorful?

Well, here is the result. I think it looks great and fits the world.
 

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Do you remember when everyone said Diablo 3 looked too colorful?

Well, here is the result. I think it looks great and fits the world.
Yes. The colors in Diablo 3 were fine. I know this is the result of the complaining, but I think it looks worse.
 

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Yes. The colors in Diablo 3 were fine. I know this is the result of the complaining, but I think it looks worse.
I think the issue most people really had with Diablo 3 was more the art style rather than the "colors" per se.
 

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I think the issue most people really had with Diablo 3 was more the art style rather than the "colors" per se.
I really didn't like the fact that most of the enemies had shark mouths. It just looked lazy & uninspired.
 

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Does it look worse? Were you happy with the colors in Diablo 1 & 2?

As much as I like Bob Ross, god rest his soul. I'm glad Diablo no longer looks like one of his paintings.
I never played those. I am simply comparing that I know from 3 to what has been shown of 4.
 

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Blizzard has officially announced that Overwatch 2 and Diablo 4 are not coming out this year.
They are certainly taking long enough. It has been nine years since Diablo 3, and seven years since Reaper of Souls. Yet, other franchises can have a new release every, or every other, year.
 

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Just posting a link so people will know I'm not just pulling this announcement out of my butt: https://www.polygon.com/2021/2/4/22267119/overwatch-2-diablo-4-release-date-2022

They are certainly taking long enough. It has been nine years since Diablo 3, and seven years since Reaper of Souls. Yet, other franchises can have a new release every, or every other, year.
Well, those franchises generally speaking are a really different type of game. CoD basically thrives on the competitive FPS scene and lets be honest they change 5-10% of it (including minor graphical upgrades, new maps, and weps etc) and then sell it as a new product.

Honestly I hope the D4 team gets to take their time and not only correct the mistakes of the previous game but to make a real impact on the RPG scene. It's telling, and Blizzard must know, that there are tons of people whom think PoE is a better aRPG than D3. I don't think Blizzard intends to get their systems to be as complex as PoE, part of what makes Blizzard games what they are is accessability, but they definitely realize that itemization and skills/builds make or break the genre. D3 was "fine", but the franchise shouldn't be ever defined as "fine".
 

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I never played those. I am simply comparing that I know from 3 to what has been shown of 4.
With all do respect, then you don't have an argument as to how Diablo 4 should look, keeping in tradition to a Diablo experience. Diablo 3 was a black sheep & was riddled with developer mishaps & content blunders, there's a reason why Jay Wilson hasn't done anything since Diablo 3. Though I will admit, Reaper of Souls was a step in the right direction once the new team took over.
 

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Reaper of Souls was pretty good (imho, of course), and the changes along the way made D3 100% better than it started. And I do like PoE, but I think it's a bit slower playing (to be fair... a year or so ago).

I just hope it's good, and not all mud colors.
 

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They are certainly taking long enough. It has been nine years since Diablo 3, and seven years since Reaper of Souls. Yet, other franchises can have a new release every, or every other, year.
They didn't start working on Diablo IV until 2018. Not every gaming franchise needs to be like Call of Duty or Madden.
 

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Dear lord not that fucking convoluted skill tree crap again. They need an easier to follow skill progression ladder than that shit.
I like it. Sick and tired of the one meta that gets reused every single season, and when that meta is dictated by set bonuses instead of your actual class traits.
 

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They should have started sooner. Ten years between releases is a bit much. They also should have released a couple of more full expansions for Diablo 3.
Man, the weirdest thing for me about this is it felt like FOREVER between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3... But D3 to D4 seems like it's only been a few years. I swear time perception speeds up exponentially as you get older :(
 

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Man, the weirdest thing for me about this is it felt like FOREVER between Diablo 2 and Diablo 3... But D3 to D4 seems like it's only been a few years. I swear time perception speeds up exponentially as you get older :(
The release of Reaper of Souls probably distorts that perception. It felt like playing an entirely new game when it came out.
 

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The release of Reaper of Souls probably distorts that perception. It felt like playing an entirely new game when it came out.

I must be the only muther f*cker that liked the original release better with the trade store. So many different items. :( I do like the season's though....
 

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I must be the only muther f*cker that liked the original release better with the trade store. So many different items. :( I do like the season's though....
I'm personally not a fan of how rifting largely superseded the campaign. Rifting is fun, but I still prefer running through the campaign.
 

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The combat still looks really slow. At least the HUD is switchable and not only in compact mode.
Early combat in Diablo games is always really slow, things don't really speed up till you get near end game. A lot of the early levels of D2 and D3 are basically hitting things one at a time once every few seconds. I'm guessing it'll be similar here.
 
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Early combat in Diablo games is always really slow, things don't really speed up till you get near end game. A lot of the early levels of D2 and D3 are basically hitting things one at a time once every few seconds. I'm guessing it'll be similar here.
Yeah - In the back of my mind I hope that is the case. Starting new seasons in D3 was always painful till level 60. I don't remember D2 all that much, been a long time for that one.
 

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Weird I could have sworn this already came out and I just missed it somehow. Maybe I should fire up D3 again, but I didn't even grab the last expansion.
 

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Yeah - In the back of my mind I hope that is the case. Starting new seasons in D3 was always painful till level 60. I don't remember D2 all that much, been a long time for that one.

You ain't wrong. I go into adventure mode and go to the highest level I can right away after getting some gold to buy the best weapon and armor I can. Still takes time though.
 
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