Diablo III: Rise of the Necromancer - 27/6/17

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by Akai XIII » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:20 pm

DIABLO 3
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Backstory

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Stay awhile and listen... My name is Deckard Cain. I am the last of the Horadrim, a secret order that was assembled to protect humanity from the demoniv forces of the Burning Hells.

Yet I grew old, and I must pass down my knowledge. Mankind must never forget our struggles against the Lords of Hell, for they will not rest until they hold sway over all.

The Prime Evils- - Diablo, Baal and Mephisto- - once wreacked havoc on our world, before the Horadric order was formed to hunt them down and imprison their essences within enchanted soulstones.

Buried beneath the town of Tristram, Diablo's soulstone lay undisturbed for generations until the fateful day he was released and our holy cathedral was transforned into a gateway to the Hells.

The lord of Terror drove our good king Leoric to madness and possessed his youngest son, Albrecht. With Leoric's mind poisoned and Diablo's minions prowling the night, chaos and fear gripped Tristram.

Just when we had given in to dispair... hope emerged. Leoric's eldest son, Aidan, returned from abroad and pledged to vanquish the demonic evil that had turned our lives into an unending nightmare.

He stormed into the labyrinth beneath Tristram's cathedral and vanquished the Lord of Terror himself. We all heard the demon's terrible death-cry echoing up from the cursed depths.

Tristram was saved, and at last we knew peace. Nut where our torment had ended, Aidain's had just begun. He seemed distant... troubled by some unseen burden. Then one day, he simply vanished.

Following his disappearance, a new wave of demons ravaged Tristram. With no one left to defend us, the town was reduced to ashes. My friends... were butchered and raised from the dead...

I alone was spared, caged and forced to witness Tristram's defilement. I thought I would die there in the ruins of my home, but I was rescued by a group of brave heroes.

They spoke of a great darkness stretching towrds the east and I knew in my heart it was Aidan. This once-valiant man, who became known as the Dark Wanderer, had succumed to evil...

After Diablo's fall, Aidan had thought to contain the demon lord's essence within himself. While his intentions were noble, the Lord of Teror's oppresive will overwhelmed him.

My new comrades raced to Lut Gholein and learned of the Wanderer's plan to free Baal, the Lord of Destruction, from his prison beneath the nearby deserts. Yet they arrived there too late...

Baal's tomb was empty save for Tyrael, the archangel of Justice and a member of the Angiris Council, which ruled over the High Heavens. He too had learned of Diablo's journey west.

Tyrael implored the heroes to track down the two prime evils in the Temple City of Travincal and stop them from liberating their infernal brother, Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred.

Although the mortals followed Tyrael's guidance, the demon lords still succeeded in reuniting. It was then that Diablo assumed his true demonic form, shedding the last vestiges of Aidan's humanity.

Undaunted, my companions pressed on, slaying Mephisto and recovering his soulstone. They then persued Diablo into the Burning Hells, where he had begun amassing his loyal demonic followers.

There, in realms where no mortal had trod, the fearless champions defeated the Lord of Terror. Upon the Hellforge, they sealed their victory by destryoing the soulstones of Diablo and Mephisto.

With the heroes focused on his brethren, Baal marched an unholy army to Mount Arreat, site of the immense Worldstone. By corrupting this sacred artifact, he hoped to turn all of mankind to evil.

At the mount's summit, my comrades narrowly triumphed over the Lord of Destruction, but not before Baal had tainted the Worldstone. Humanity, it seemed, was doomed...

Tyrael believed that only one drastic act would spare mankind from damnation. And so he hurled his sword, El'druin, into the Worldstone, shattering the crystal and igniting a catastrophic explosion.

I cannot help but wonder what the price of Tyrael's action will be. Did he save our world, or did he merely consign it to some grim and unseen fate?

Despite the victories over the Prime Evils, I sense a darkness approaching. Two lords of hell remain- -Azmodan and Belial- -and I fear it is they who herald the coming End of Days.

Classes

BARBARIAN
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(Class info goes here)

MONK
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(Class info goes here)

DEMON HUNTER
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(Class info goes here)

WIZARD
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(Class info goes here)

WITCH DOCTOR
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PLAYER BATTLETAGS
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Akai#1649 - AkaiXIII
Qikz#2214 - StayDead
Maggotdeath#2185 - Dante
JMChalmers#2524 - JChalmers
YoshimiMac#2802 - Yoshimi
Rog#1902 - Rog
HarryBizzle#2707 - HarryBizzle
Mafro#2918 - Mafro
Bulletzen#2937 - Ord
SevenFisher#2902 - Seven
CheekyDevlin#2944 - Devvo
Peter#2980 - PeterCrisp
Ryan0rz#2346 - Ryan0rz
DemonFox07#2679 - Crow
knoxee#2755 - Emilythestrange
Ladybayred#2894 - ladybayred

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Harry Bizzle » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:23 pm


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PostRe: Diablo III
by Pedz » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:44 pm

Never played a Diablo game 8-)

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PostRe: Diablo III
by BID0 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:56 pm

I was falsed to play DII on an almost weekly basis by some friends. I don't think I could do it again :lol:

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Ord » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:01 pm

I prefer Torchlight. :shifty: Torchlight 2 is were it's at baby. 8-)

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Seven » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:04 pm

Meh, I don't know if I have time for this. I did love Diablo II and has spent waaaaaaaay more hours on it that I can't remember the amount but now... meh, I don't know.

It'll depend on people I know if they're going to get it, or not.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by darksideby182 » Fri Oct 22, 2010 6:15 pm

I've been looking forward to this for a long time hopefully we can get a release date but I very much doubt it.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Qikz » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:09 am

So here we have it. Demon Hunter confirmed as the last class and by god does her gameplay look awesome.

Trailer here:



I have just returned from my travels on the edge of the frozen wasteland known as the Dreadlands, a once-beautiful place forever changed by some great calamity in its history. Now, only ruined cities and bleak landscapes remain, no place for any living thing. I was headed for the village of Bronn for the night, but when I arrived, I found a scene of devastation such as I had never seen before. I should have fled at the first sign of danger, but my curiosity drove me forward. Most of the town's buildings had been burnt to their foundations, and a few charred timbers were the only sign of where they had once stood. Ash choked my lungs. There were bodies strewn everywhere, many dismembered and some even half consumed. The city was abandoned.


Or so I thought.


Full character info found below.

http://us.blizzard.com/diablo3/characte ... hunter.xml

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PostRe: Diablo III
by LewieP » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:47 am

Did y'all see this cheap preorder?

Diablo 3, PC/Mac – £22.97 delivered

I'm pretty excited, have we got a release date announcement yet?

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Jonathan86 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 12:19 pm

As if I wasn't looking forward to this enough, that Demon Hunter video just bumped up my excitement big-time!

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Knoyleo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:19 pm

StayDead wrote:

Diablo III: Wachowski brothers Edition

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Harry Bizzle » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:55 pm

That trailer was unfathomably stupid.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Qikz » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:08 pm

Harry Bizzle wrote:That trailer was unfathomably stupid.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Knoyleo » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:09 pm

StayDead wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:That trailer was unfathomably stupid.

:?

Knoyleo wrote:Diablo III: Wachowski Brothers Edition

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Harry Bizzle » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:38 pm

StayDead wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:That trailer was unfathomably stupid.

:?


Cool CGI trailers aren't even that difficult. Even awful games have them. I'd have expected better from Blizzard.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Qikz » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:53 pm

Harry Bizzle wrote:
StayDead wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:That trailer was unfathomably stupid.

:?


Cool CGI trailers aren't even that difficult. Even awful games have them. I'd have expected better from Blizzard.


Blizzard have been doing CGI trailers for all of their games. I don't get your point.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Harry Bizzle » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:07 pm

I know they have. They're usually good ones. This is a poor one.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Rightey » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:00 pm

StayDead wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:
StayDead wrote:
Harry Bizzle wrote:That trailer was unfathomably stupid.

:?


Cool CGI trailers aren't even that difficult. Even awful games have them. I'd have expected better from Blizzard.


Blizzard have been doing CGI trailers for all of their games. I don't get your point.


He's saying the quality of the trailer is bad, the textures are not very sharp, the characters skin looks like it's made of plastic etc.

It looks like the Warcraft 3 trailer...



and that's 11 years old.

Personally never got into Diablo so I'll probably give this a miss, although a bunch of friends really liked 2 back in the day.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Agent47 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:01 pm

I'm on the side of "that trailer was pretty awful". Visually it was extremely weak, the character herself was such an embarrassing attempt to appear cool on Blizzard's part and the gameplay footage mixed in just looked poor at best.

Blizzard ought to be ashamed of trying to pass that off as Diablo.

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PostRe: Diablo III
by Harry Bizzle » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:07 pm

I wasn't even talking about what it looks like. It was just stupid and didn't do anything to make me remotely more interested in the game or even think "cool vid."



The recent KOTOR CGIs are pretty great. Game won't be anything like that, obviously, but I mean, if you're going to do 'em, might as well make them look cool.

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