Submitted by PrimeLantern 1256d ago | news

The World First Hardcore Inferno Diablo Kill Has Happened

The ultimate feat in Diablo 3 has finally happened. With just over an hour before the server came down to nerf Inferno mode, Kripparrian has vanquished the game's final boss in not just Inferno mode but also Hardcore. Over 45,000 viewers tuned in to watch the event unfold. Screenshots inside! (Diablo III, PC)

Update Originally Bashiok, community manager for Blizzard, denied the world first kill. Now, he has corrected himself. Links to both tweets are now in the post.

Cennus  +   1256d ago
I can't even beat Act I inferno let alone even attempt hardcore. :(
PrimeLantern  +   1256d ago
I get so far into Act I Hardcore and realize I die a number of times each difficulty mode normally. I just don't want to lose my character after putting that time in.
adorie  +   1256d ago
Made it to Act 4 Inferno,got most of the Inferno achievements behind the last 3 acts. I am satisfied.

I am glad to be this far before the nerf. Seeing as how Blizzard themselves couldn't even get far into their own creation,shipping the game to us harder than that.
Mounce  +   1256d ago
Blizzard has no idea how to do 'Balance' anymore. Blizzard North with Diablo 2 made a god damn decently balanced game Runewords to me are what made it a crippled mess of overly-uber powered, making sets and uniques basically useless and pointless to have except for a few Rings and Amulets.

Blizzard didn't balance SC2 right, Fans complained, they're eternally trying to fix it and nerf things, Diablo 3 suffered the same fate, the difference is that they know if they fuck up in balance, majority won't complain but will certainly exploit it, and for difficulty, people will whine but will be of a minority and even if it's stupid-difficult in an unfair way, there will just be Less people beating the game on Hardcore, it will still be 'Possible' but a rarity. :/ A good and bad thing, it's hard enough where it alienates realistic achievements and a sense of victory due to poor balance, poor design and poor choices of enemy swarms and mini-bosses, but at the very least 'If' you make it, you will feel Special in beating it.
nukeitall  +   1256d ago
I wish they linked to this video:

"Forever. I recently saw a video on Kotaku showing a player dying at the end of Act II in Inferno while playing a Hardcore character. His reaction was not only priceless but horrific. I can’t imagine losing something I put so much work and hours into without even an ounce of a chance to get it back."

edit: I think it was this video here


I was expecting more of a reaction.
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TopDudeMan  +   1256d ago
Diablo never stood a chance. How do you kill that which has no life?
TheIneffableBob  +   1256d ago
lol, honestly I'm kinda jealous though. All he does is play games and since he gets tens of thousands of viewers, he can put commercials on his channel. Probably makes a couple thousand a month from that.
TopDudeMan  +   1256d ago
Actually, you'd be surprised. Live streamers lose so much money to people who run adblockers on their channel.
jeenyus  +   1256d ago
They don't get money only from ads, it's the views. 1.000.000 views = $10.000 or so.
C_Menz  +   1256d ago
It's not as easy as it seems. A lot of work needs to be put in just to make a few cents.
pixelsword  +   1256d ago
You give it life.

Then you kill it.
NeoTribe  +   1256d ago
I couldn't do it. Id blow my face off if I died at that point.
segamon  +   1256d ago
Mythicninja  +   1256d ago
Meanwhile in the real world, everyone else works for a living
SuperStrokey1123  +   1256d ago
You are posting that on N4G? What is the point of it. Just go off and leave here then.
Zha1tan  +   1255d ago
Wait you dont mean the same "real world" were you came onto a gaming article to trash talk someone playing a game, do you?
cornroves  +   1256d ago
I wish he would have done it with a demon hunter, I mean I take one hit on act 2 and I'm a goner. Just saying it would have at least gave me hope...
chak_  +   1256d ago
How the fuck is that even possible.

I died a bazillion times in inferno, now I'm starting to get alright in acte 2, but I can't even go past the begining of A3.
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   1256d ago
I hope this is translated...
SuperStrokey1123  +   1256d ago
Is Diablo worth getting? Im really interested in it but i never played the first 2.
Gran Touring  +   1256d ago
It's addictive, but not as fun as the second. Best played with friends if you can.
PrimeLantern  +   1256d ago
Honestly, if you didn't feel a need to play the second at all during the past 12 years, you probably won't find it for this one.
SuperStrokey1123  +   1256d ago
Actually I have a copy of the D2, I just never played it. I was in University at the time so it just didnt fit into the schedule. Maybe I will try it.
PrimeLantern  +   1256d ago
@Strokey, D2 is still the best in the series. Overall it gives you more bang for your buck and much more reason to keep playing as in the highest difficulty you still have a goal besides just beating it for an umteenth time. There's a post on the site this article is linked to talking about if Diablo 3 is still fun after you hit Inferno.

They really took the goal out of it and killed longevity. I feel like if I get all five classes to 60, I'll be done with it until the expansion. I never felt that way with D2.
Crazay  +   1256d ago
I love Diablo as much as the next fan and have quite enjoyed my time with it but seriously, on the hard difficulty setting I die ALL THE TIME.

I predict the last vagina this dude saw was his mothers when he came out of it.
CoLD FiRE  +   1255d ago
What does that have to do with him playing video games?

So you're saying you can only have one or the other, or what?
Lovable  +   1256d ago
He's pretty damn good!
StayStatic  +   1256d ago
The World First Hardcore Inferno Diablo Kill Has Happened
Good now I can start playing :)
Bakkies  +   1256d ago
Got two characters to Act 2 Inferno. Hit the brick wall, stopped playing...
FinalomegaS  +   1256d ago
DUO team, i want to see their gear set and stats.

hard to believe it's been done so soon... guess he has time on his hands...
Eazy-Eman  +   1256d ago
That is very impressive, I'd be too afraid to let my cherished character die on me on a hardcore playthrough
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chobit_A5HL3Y  +   1255d ago
he's pretty much EXACTLY what i thought he'd look like >.>
allyc4t  +   1255d ago
Good for him. That stuff takes a ton of dedication.
Zha1tan  +   1255d ago
Here we go with the "virgin", "he looks like a nerd" typical insults lol

Why is it that certain pathetic little people have to say something negative about somebody in order to play them down or put them down.

It really is true what my Grandad told me "Everyone wants to see you fail and sucess breeds discontent."
AdmiralSnake  +   1255d ago
Athene probably would'v done this first if he didn't get hacked :/

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