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Diablo IV announced at Blizzcon 2019

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  1. [4]
    Wren
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    Cue everyone forgetting about blitzchung completely.

    Cue everyone forgetting about blitzchung completely.

    13 votes
    1. [3]
      Odysseus
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      Seriously, this is an incredibly transparent move on their part to try and draw attention away from their China problem. In their words, they aren't even closed to finished with the game. Hell,...

      Seriously, this is an incredibly transparent move on their part to try and draw attention away from their China problem. In their words, they aren't even closed to finished with the game. Hell, they don't even have a release year yet.

      7 votes
      1. [2]
        seizethegoddamngap
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        I truly believe this never would have been announced this year if not for the blitzchung blowback. The cinematic trailer was dope as hell, but the gameplay trailer looked like an above average...

        I truly believe this never would have been announced this year if not for the blitzchung blowback. The cinematic trailer was dope as hell, but the gameplay trailer looked like an above average tech demo still running on the D3 engine.

        1 vote
        1. moocow1452
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          Blizzard went through a lot of poop this year, and it didn't have to be Blitzchung in particular that made them decide to show a rougher than usual demo.

          Blizzard went through a lot of poop this year, and it didn't have to be Blitzchung in particular that made them decide to show a rougher than usual demo.

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    on_a_trollercoaster
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    What do you guys think of the diablo IV gameplay trailer?

    What do you guys think of the diablo IV gameplay trailer?

    1 vote
    1. undu
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      It's still very early, the influence of Diablo 3 weights heavily on the actual gameplay of the demo. I do not think it's better the current arpgs (grim dawn, path of exile) but it has potential...

      It's still very early, the influence of Diablo 3 weights heavily on the actual gameplay of the demo. I do not think it's better the current arpgs (grim dawn, path of exile) but it has potential nevertheless.

      I wish the spells had more creative ways of being cast (mobas have innovated on that with vector targetting, for example), but it feels like everything has to be able to fit into a gamepad.

      The open worls seems heavily targeted to have an always-online game. I don't think it's something that fits these kind of games, at least the core aspects of it. (They talk about horror aspects of the game, being alone was a core part of that in the first 2 games)

      7 votes
    2. [2]
      onlooker
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      I don't think there was enough gameplay to form an opinion at this point, but I guess it looks...okay? It's another hack'n'slash game and it looks decent enough, but we'll see once it comes out....

      I don't think there was enough gameplay to form an opinion at this point, but I guess it looks...okay? It's another hack'n'slash game and it looks decent enough, but we'll see once it comes out. Riding horses seems to be a new mechanic. I didn't play D3, were mounts in that game?

      I will say that I like how they switched back to the washed out colour palette that D1 and D2 used. D3's vibrant colors made it look like a game from a different franchise altogether.

      4 votes
      1. onyxleopard
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        The Crusader class had an ability to summon a mount for a short time, and with enough CD reduction on your gear you could keep 100% uptime on it. It was useful for moving from group to group in...

        The Crusader class had an ability to summon a mount for a short time, and with enough CD reduction on your gear you could keep 100% uptime on it. It was useful for moving from group to group in rifts where you were racing the clock, or for doing bounties faster.

        It’s not clear to me how finding a mount or using them works in D IV. Can mounts die? How do you get back on them after you dismount? Will they get attacked by mobs and die? Can you do combat from your mount? It seems like it could be interesting, but I’d honestly just prefer classes having fast travel abilities like teleport or like the Witch Doctor’s spirit walk from D III.

        1 vote
    3. TheJorro
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      I'm sure the gamplay is going to be wildly different two years after release anyway, so I'm not going to bother forming much of an opinion on it other than that I like that they're thinking about...

      I'm sure the gamplay is going to be wildly different two years after release anyway, so I'm not going to bother forming much of an opinion on it other than that I like that they're thinking about map traversal more. It always felt like a missed opportunity to jump around gaps and ledges like that.

      But I am really enjoying the art style. It looks exactly like a massively uprez version of the classic Diablo art style. It's creepy and forboding and I like it.

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    cancycou
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    At least it's not a loot shooter.

    At least it's not a loot shooter.

    2 votes
    1. babypuncher
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      I can't believe people were taking that "leak" seriously.

      I can't believe people were taking that "leak" seriously.