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    posted a message on Paladin & Amazon Confirmed According to this Insanely Accurate Leak
    Quote from Aerisot»

    The leak got more wrong than it got right, so I would take it with a grain of salt honestly.

    Blizzard mentioned that they had multiple classes set to come in at different points throughout the game's life, so it is possible they are waiting to see people's reactions towards certain classes.

    I personally would love a holy inquisitor or a shadow user.

    Umm... WTF are you talking about? The leak was 99% correct and the other 1% was future conjecture which may or may not happen. If this leak was a Mega Millions lottery ticket it would have hit all 5 numbers plus the golden ball.

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    posted a message on Ooops...microtransactions in D4 on top of expansions.

    Gaming is moving to a "service" platform. This will be the new standard, even indie developers are adopting this model. It's not inherently bad, just that certain companies take it to the extreme and that has left a bad taste in many peoples mouths. I actually don't want the expansion model because that means very long periods of no new content, then a massive dump of it, followed by another drought. Microtransactions allow for constant updates that keep a game fresh; POE, Fortnite, etc.

    Just look at how D3 was handled. They basically spent years "fixing" the game and when they felt it was in a good place it was essentially abandoned. Why? because they had no reoccurring revenue stream to justify dropping substantial content updates. The biggest thing we got was the Necro. Remember that game developers get paid on average $100k a year and there are often dozens or so maintaining a game. Just imagine the cost. It's not a smart or a sustaining business model to put millions in a game that generates no money for you.

    I do think that D4 could go FTP and be successful but remember they have to answer to shareholders and they don't want to hear about the long road to profitability. They want sales numbers. Sad but look at what happened to HotS. Hearthstone was a side project, with a tiny team that blew up like the Hindenburg. D4 is massive in comparison; probably end up costing the company 100's of millions to produce and market.

    As long as the game you love is being supported does it matter that they have cosmetic items for sale? Not to me.

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    posted a message on Paladin & Amazon Confirmed According to this Insanely Accurate Leak

    "Paladin, Barbarian, Sorcerer, Amazon and Druid are planned for launch with more coming later. Blizzard wants people to feel like this is Diablo II all over again but in a completely new era of the franchise. Blizzard were also debating whether to include the Druid or Necromancer class at launch of Diablo IV. Blizzard decided put the Druid for launch of Diablo IV and Necromancer for later, since the Necromancer was released already for Diablo III."

    The leak is over 4 months old at the time of this threads creation 11/6/2019

    Besides the Necromancer these classes seem to be the most requested on the official forum (d3) so good news.

    What are your thoughts?

    Link to original leak: https://www.reddit.com/r/Diablo/comments/c8waxp/diablo_iv_release_window_details_and_more_leak/

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    posted a message on #notmyrunewords?

    Best to post this on the Official site where it's to more likely to be seen.

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    posted a message on [S18 SSF] Join the Season 18 Solo Self-Found League!

    Joining this season.

    Just wish they would implement this officially.

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    posted a message on 2018 in Review: The year that changed everything?

    It's not just Blizzard that's changing. The entire AAA video game industry is imploding, with a few exceptions of course. I believe there is gonna be another crash like the one we had in '83. The signs are all there; lack of innovation, predatory monetization tactics, releasing incredibly buggy and unfinished products, Ivory tower syndrome, graphics and wow factor while game play takes a backseat, single serving gaming mentality (mobile gaming), alienation of core fan base and damaged reputations.

    Companies that actually care to craft products of superb quality will come out of this ok, others are gonna fall far from grace (already happening). Indie and AA games will get the lions share of the "gamer" market in coming years. Indies are already on a massive upswing while AAA games are having increasingly poor numbers (there are a few that continue to grow and are exceptions).

    This is just my honest opinion about things and in no way to be taken as facts. Research this on your own to come to your own conclusions.

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    posted a message on The Future of Diablo

    After thousands of hours playing D3, all I can keep thinking about is how amazing it would be if they opened up modding for the community. Millions of Diablo fans creating content for the game they love and sharing it.

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    posted a message on Brevik was right, Blizzcon 2018 Proved it

    Especially when talking about the "slow game" Activision is playing. Connect your own dots and see if it seems true to you.

    Brevik on the future of Blizzard

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    posted a message on Diablo 4 - Possibly leaked on Reddit


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    posted a message on Diablo MMO/ARPG?

    Posted today on Blizzard's Career page.

    Production Director, Unannounced Project

    "Production Director, Unannounced Project

    Production Director roles at Blizzard Entertainment do not come around often, nor does the opportunity to lead the developers of one of the industry’s bestselling, genre-defining RPGs of all-time -- Diablo!

    Blizzard Entertainment is seeking a Production Director to bring the Diablo franchise into the future. We’re looking for a well-practiced producer, deeply familiar with the art of game development, our industry, and the AAA environment. The right fit for this position must have the veteran experience and leadership skills to continue keeping the team speeding along, harnessing their creativity, relentlessly clearing the way forward, all the while maintaining clear and constant communication with stakeholders throughout the organization. We believe that for the right person this can be a career-defining opportunity. We’re hoping to hear from the select few that meet the requirements and possess the track record, leadership, and culture fit needed to make an immediate impact on the team. If you share our passion for making the best gaming experiences possible, and are excited by the challenge of helping shape and evolve a world-class development team bursting with energy and imagination, then reach out and let’s talk!


    • Direct game production while successfully partnering with other functional teams, such as finance, marketing, licensing, international, quality assurance, and customer service to deliver an epic gaming experience.
    • Lead production in project scheduling, resource allocation, budgeting, setting appropriate priorities, task tracking, and problem solving.
    • Evangelize efficient processes and policies to team leadership, and internal support organizations.
    • Create and maintain a creative environment, resolve personnel challenges, motivate qualified developers, serve as custodian of team health, and foster a culture of success.
    • Work with international regions to ensure relevant teams have an understanding of market conditions, challenges, player behaviors, and rollout strategies.
    • Involved in P&L, forecasting, budgeting, and business design.
    • Direct strategic analysis of market trends and competition.
    • Coach, and guide the rest of the production team toward achieving their career goals.
    • Stakeholder in studio level strategy, and provide an active voice in resolving global issues.


    • A minimum of 5 years’ directing video games
    • Shipped multiple AAA products
    • Outstanding communications, project management, and relationship-building skills
    • Recognized ability to grow, guide, and produce large development teams
    • Able to work well in a team environment, and manage multiple complex projects with various groups, such as creative development, marketing, legal, development teams, etc.
    • Experience formulating product messaging and marketing plans, as well as experience with a wide range of business models and monetization methods
    • Exhibited ability to coach and mentor employees at all levels of an organization
    • Bachelor's degree, or equivalent work experience


    • A passion/interest for developing online video games
    • Massive multiplayer game development experience
    • Strong knowledge of the software / game market and platforms

    Required Application Materials

    • Resume
    • Cover Letter telling us why you are interested in working at Blizzard and specifically Diablo

    **Only submittals with Cover Letters will be considered. "

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