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7-03-2008 @ 10:05PM
That is utter rubbish. The beta key at WWI would go for Beta testing Diablo III thats not even in alpha stage and probably wont be in beta stage for at least a year from now and they would keep the WWI key for that...?Its either going to be SC 2 or WotLK and since in the email that confirms you signed up using the WWI key it says "When the chosen beta test begins in the future, we will eMail this address with further instructions." it clearly says that when the CHOSEN beta test so it is already set....
7-03-2008 @ 11:36PM
actually i would expect D3 to be "released" in a year. http://pc.ign.com/articles/885/885139p1.html"This project has been going for a while and it finally got to the point where it felt like it's time to announce the game. We kind of have this rule of, ideally, we announce a game a year to a year and a half before the game comes out."considering that almost all of the game mechanics are in place, and all they are really working on right now is content.
7-04-2008 @ 2:55AM
I would say that the content is one of the bigger problems in D3, game mechanics being the bigger part yes but after you done the basic structure you have to fill it in with a storyline, then places, mobs etc that are contant and that is going to take a lot of time. just look at SC 2, its taken them a long time and they are not even in the beta on that yet....
7-04-2008 @ 12:21PM
@Spearhawk - actually making most of the content would be the easy part of Diablo, due to their random dungeon generator. They only need to build a bunch of random mobs and a bunch of different 'spawn locations' and 'random encounters'. The design on the town and plotline boss fights is a relatively small and easy part. However major work will have to be put into creating a wast collection of random high level loot with different stats and models.Then alpha testing could begin to test the game mechanics and balance. After that a beta would start for overall polish. I would expect beta of D3 to start either this year or a couple months after WotLK release.
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