Diablo 3 Director Explains Why He Do Not Care For Fans’ Impatience

Diablo III development started in 2001 and it was shown in a press event in 2008, so its fans' frustration and impatience feels justified. The game's director, Jay Wilson, understands their feelings, but has another reasoning: those very fans won't cut him any slack if the game failed to meet their expectations.

"No one will remember if the game is late, only if it's great," he argued in a blog post on the game's official website.

"While working on Diablo III we've been called out for messing around with systems too much, that the game is good as-is and we should just release it. I think that's a fair argument to make, but I also think it's incorrect. Our job isn't just to put out a game, it's to release the next Diablo game."

Wilson then listed some of the changes that are currently being implemented. In addition to character attributes changes and balancing, one of the changes that are most welcome by us is the removal of scrolls of identification. However, we have to wonder why did those obnoxious scrolls continue to exist till now? Hell, why did it make to the first Diablo even?

Anyway, Jay Wilson went on to make a bold promise: "Our hope is that by embracing our iterative design process in which we question ourselves and our decisions, Diablo III won't just live up to our expectations, but will continue to do so a decade after it's released."

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its crap

D3 is pretty same compared to D1 and D2, way to many people that worked on World of Warcraft implemented to much of this junk in the game. i like the gameplay much more or torchlight and torchlight 2 is release soon. the graphics of tl and tl2 are cartoony but atleast it has the feel of diablo series. they are the original developers of d1 and d2. so sorry d3 may be ok but will never be as good as its pre releases. i have played the beta and gotta say pretty disapointed in a game that has taken 12 years to make. its just crap!

Rushing

Rushing a game development for a specific release date is a crucial mistake in launching a quality game. Blizzard: take as long as you want. I have many good ideas also if you would like to hear them or offer me a job. Consider patching Diablo 2 to get rid of the cheats, bots, and spam to give diablo players some fun while they wait for Diablo 3. Diablo 2 LOD problems are a huge mistake because this makes players rage quit -- permanently.

- Doug Rochford

Blizzard used to be good

It's true blizzard are awesome and have made awesome games... but that was back in the day. Now they have bigger companies to compete with and actually don't care for the gamer. They bush back dates and make u/us pay high amounts of money for their long long long awaited game. All they care about is WOW and the only reason why they will release more then one game this year. Is cause they won't get their holiday bonus, cause Star Wars is kicking it's ass so hard. To be honest i think it is just better to pirate blizzard games, cause unless ur Korean is there any point to blizzard anymore?

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I'm Korean and I am actually tired of Blizzard.... I played the shit out of Starcraft/Broodwars I actually purchased my SC/BW but I tried a buddies copy of SC2 and didn't really care for it.... I also played Diablo 1 and 2 and Warcraft and some of the expansions but I am pretty much done with Blizzard.... I still love SC/BW but that's about it.

Meh

Blizzard lost it's edge for me when they stopped making something fans loved and started making expensive hype to rake more money. In many ways they have turned into the next EA, now I wait for a mob of fans to come to their defense since they never needed lawyers.

Not Sure If I care about Diablo 3 in 2012

There have been plenty of game releases similar to Diablo over the last decade so that says plenty as to why they keep pushing the release date back over and over and over. Blizzard are probably tweaking their game so it doesn't end up just like the 10 previous games already released that were similar to Diablo.

Diablo was cool back in the day when there was nothing out like it. Today there are dozens of games just like Diablo. I'm not sure if I really care weather the Game Diablo3 ever hits retail. I'm sure it will be fun. I just don't get excited about Diablo type games any longer.

To late ... Blizzard you snooze you lose bitches. You won't be getting my Money.

Take your time

Blizz is known for it's dedication to detail and perfection, nobody can argue with the results. Valve and Blizz are not afraid to push back release dates and it seems that they know something about polishing their products until they're ready. I for one welcome this. Take all the time you need, more time for me to live my life until it gets here.

Patience is a virtue

I agree, Rome wasn't built in a day. The impatience of fans will never be appeased, however if you can't wait for D3, crank out d2 again, its always good for a spin. I think blizzard make great games by consistently tweaking engines, game machanics and adjusting programming, generally to make a better, fairer game that most people enjoy. Just because your favourite little Indie company (from way back in the rock and roll racing days!) is now multi-national conglomerate doesn't mean they have lost their touch!

D3 Sandbox

with the way they keep pushing back shit and postponing, the people creating the SANDBOX for d3 are getting further ahead then the actual developers..

when d3 is launched. heck it will probly have almost running cracked servers already..

hell anything to drowned out wow from the net for good. thank god!

People didn't know this already?

This has been Blizzard's MO since the original Diablo was postponed: in the name of quality the developers take their sweet, sweet time in releasing every single game (if it gets released at all). To be fair, if original Diablo wasn't delayed Blizzard wouldn't exist today. Having said that, "Blizzard" and "On Time" are contradictory terms.

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