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I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

Discussion in 'Diablo 3 General Discussion' started by Lukk, Feb 13, 2012. | Replies: 25 | Views: 2316

  1. Lukk

    Lukk IncGamers Member

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    I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Hey,

    Unfortunately I don't think Diablo III will be released in Q2. Why? Blizzard has not even announced a single detail about the new skill and runestone system. This is the biggest and most complex aspect in Diablo III. Once they do, it will hit beta servers in about a week. After that the beta testing will begin, there will be LOADS of feedback. This feedback will make sure there will be at least 6 more beta patches with 'endless' iterations. The same thing happened when they launched the beta. "Just for infrastructure". Almost 6 months and 12 beta patches later there is still no sign of a release or even a rune system.

    I really, really hope I'm wrong. What do you think?

    Cheers,


    Lukk
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Considering this game's history, it's hard to say you're too far off with your predictions. Though you have to remember that when they revealed a lot of Jay's changes they were implemented that day in a patch, so a full week of waiting isn't entirely accurate (though that all got delayed a bit, but still, their intent was the same day). They could time the reveal/patch to be released together. For all we know, it could happen tomorrow or even next week and that would still leave a lot of time between now and Q2.

    Another point is that they've been working on the new system since the Soon was Too Soon letter from Mike, and Bashiok recently tweeted that the new skill system is in and working. Considering all of that, I'm fairly optimistic.

    Here's a sloppy transcript of those Tweets:

    I hope they reveal it soon. We're running out of stuff to argue about!
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Dont be afraid. Expect the best prepare for the worst. Dont get your expectations up. It'll be done soon enough, we are in the home stretch even if they delay it again!
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Expect news within 2 weeks. Expect a game announcement for release date within 5 weeks.

    If they pushed release past June, they have bigger problems going on than anything people have been predicting. Telling investors a target window and failing to deliver is never a good thing.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    June 30 is a virtual lock.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    If Bobby says it's Q2, then it's Q2.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    That or heads start rolling.


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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    4 1/2 months till Q2 is over
    plenty of time to get the game out
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    I'm pretty sure it'll be Q2, ready or not.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Q2 gives me time to finish my internship, which is good lol. Anything longer than that is going to be a pain =(... Especially since most of people I know are going GW2 if D3 doesn't release "soon".
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    I'm also confident that it's going to be Q2 because beta has already been out for quite a while. They are certainly on the final stretches.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    I expect the rune and skill system post this week or next week and the release date will probably be soon after that... maybe even before March.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Q4 2012 best case scenario.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Let's say I'd be surprised if it comes out before late this year...around Christmas season? On a comforting note I'd also be slightly surprised if it comes out next year lol
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    I think Q2 will be it mainly because the beta has been out for so long now.

    I want to believe.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    I'm going for Q4 aswel.. HOPING for Q4 actually.

    Which would be fine, but honestly .. I don't see anything yet that justifies this amount of development time. Now I'm pretty sure some fanboy will jump to correct me on this.
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    This is funny. We have a company that says they don't have a release dat yet...but with 1 month left in q1 they are saying q2??? that makes no sense at all. If it was going to be released in the next 4 months, we would have a release date like may 21 or june 21. So if there is one thing to be confident about...its that this is looking like a sept to dec release, with a potential to go into early 2013. They didn't skip 2011 to buy a month, and they didn't skip q1 to buy 3 months...realistically...6 months.

    My biggest issue...rmah. I am thinking this should have been pilot tested in2008in an existing game.

    Id like to get my hopes up...but id have to be insane that a company that says they will release a game by june and not have a solid date. We know april an perhaps may are out of the question...and so is june. And if q2 is not an option...then they are totally just buying more time. Whatever blizzard...we will prolly land a person on mars before the game is out.



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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    they releasing MoP this year and it's supposed to come out sooner than Cataclysm
    i'm sure they want a 4 month gap between D3 and MoP(just like in 2010 with SC2 and Cata)

    so even if they relese MoP in december the latest possible date for D3 is end of July or early august
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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Blizzard isn't really testing that stuff anyways in beta. They are locking down the game to the first 13 levels, limiting us to a few active and passive spells, now letting us play with Artisans, not letting us see gems, etc. I don't think it's crazy to expect Blizzard to do in house testing of the runestone system.


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    Re: I'm afraid Diablo III won't launch in Q2

    Having a release date 4 months before release would be very very unlike Blizzard.
    If we still don't have a release date in 1-2 months, then yeah, Q2 would be unlikely.


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