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Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:00PM Ehra said

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bwah?

Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:15PM (Unverified) said

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inb4doomsayers

Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:16PM odericko said

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@(Unverified) The doomsayers will actually have a reason to speak this time.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 6:01PM ShadowXIII said

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@odericko

We're DOOMED!

...or delayed till who knows when.... :p
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Posted: Jan 23rd 2012 1:47AM jslim419 said

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@odericko doomsayers think they always have a reason to speak even if blizzard came up with the cure for aids. they are retards for a reason.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:16PM J45neoboy said

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There had to be a reason, probably didn't like the direction the game was heading.

Posted: Jan 21st 2012 10:23PM drunkingamebar said

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@J45neoboy seems like he would have then said "I enjoyed the negative five years experience at Blizzard" then right?
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Posted: Jan 21st 2012 10:43PM (Unverified) said

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@drunkingamebar

No, because he still wants to work in the industry. Bashing your former employer, even if one has valid complaints, is not the way to go about getting a new job with another company in the same field.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 1:21AM Cyroselle said

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@J45neoboy

I was looking at screens today on DIII's own website.

I really have to say that the colors and mood just seem so bright and whimsical... not really what I, or I imagine, many people were expecting and looking forward to. Hah, for that kind of atmosphere I guess we are going to have to rely on Path of Exile.

Regardless, I'll be getting this as a gift for my wife, she's a huge Diablo franchise fan and has been looking forward to this game for years. She even applied for the beta. :D
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 5:56AM bobfish said

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@J45neoboy

Bit late in that case, besides the Producers don't have a say over that, they aren't there to make design or creative decisions.

Most likely scenario is he found a job somewhere else, probably working on an IP he loves or a promotion to Executive Producer. His sudden termination could simply be Blizzard not wanting him to work out his notice but take it as leave instead.

This kind of thing happens all the time in the industry.
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Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 8:48PM Chareth Cutestory said

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@bobfish

Pfft, what a bunch of rationalization based on the evidence at hand and prior experiences...

This obviously means that D3 is going to be a F2P game for kids, and Steve Parker was the only man brave enough to walk away from it... after 5 years, and within a year of launch.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:35PM LeBouc said

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Have a stash of purple popcorn I'm willing to auction off for real-life money... *schadenfreude*

Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:36PM Midgetkicker said

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you sure he doesn't mean "diablo is going to kill blizzard"?

Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:37PM drginger said

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Maybe this is just a guy who's been working on the same project for 5 years straight, who now feel like the job is done. If the game is close to being released (I realize that is a bit unlikely considering the major overhauls Blizzard unveiled a couple of days ago) he may be the kind of person who's not interested in flashing lights and/or red carpet ceremonies.

Posted: Jan 23rd 2012 8:34AM Mike DPad said

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@drginger

My thoughts exactly. Too many people are reading too far into this. What's questionable about wanting a new challenge after spending 5 years developing one game... It's not unreasonable and it happens quite often in the real world.
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Posted: Jan 24th 2012 7:30PM Mopo said

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@drginger

While I am not going to guess why he left; very few people leave their job right before something major drops. Sorry, but if I have been working on a project for five years, I would not just walk away from it unless something life changing happened. No one is going to leave, because they feel like they are "done" and in this case it is not done...
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Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:39PM Traptz said

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Then...wtf you doin' here?

Since when does having GW2 mean you can't have D3?

Posted: Jan 22nd 2012 6:48PM SirUrza said

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@Traptz

People are morons.
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Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:39PM startruck said

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he probably refused to kiss bobby koticks ring

Posted: Jan 21st 2012 8:39PM Traptz said

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"I've had a great five years there and those guys are going to kill it with Diablo."

Kill it good or kill it bad?

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