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Diablo 3 Itemization and Stat Changes

During BlizzCon, 'Flux' from Diii.net sat down with Diablo 3 Lead Designer Jay Wilson who was on hand to answer questions about the upcoming Action-RPG. Topics included waypoints, autoparty, anti-griefing, player teleports, item info for stats/drops/quality, rares & uniques info, difficulty modes and more. He also goes into some detail on why they decided to remove assignable attributes, and how important it is to avoid having "hot-spots" that gives the most efficient experience, and letting people play however or wherever they want. Another interesting topic that he delves deeper into is the new runes system, and how they improve spells.

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Wuushu3593d ago

Excellent interview, gotta love the last 3 questions

Leord3593d ago

Yeah, it's odd how all the good stuff usually ends up at the end of interviews =)

Perhaps devs and interviewers need time to warm up...

Leord3593d ago

I SOOO Love the t-shirt. Bastards for not printing out enough to sell in the Blizz shop.

Even for people unrelated to the art controversy, I still think it's funny.

kalos3593d ago

Diablo III: Only slightly inferior to girls - I'm honestly waiting for Blizzard to use this slogan, it rocks.

The itemisation sounds slightly WoW-ish though, perhaps a concern.

Leord3593d ago

Not 100% getting that statement. Why is it inferior to girls? o.O

Diablo 3 rocks!

Oh, nm, I get it, I thought you meant that the experience would be inferior for girls to play...

kalos3593d ago

I was referring to 'girls' as a subject of interaction, rather than as players in this sense. Bah, analysis should not be done on any statement intended with humour. But on the other hand, I'm sure that the seven or so girls that will play Diablo III will find it just as engrossing as the masses of boys.

Leord3593d ago

Haha! "Seven or so"... I guess that'd be Elly of Diii.net and 6 others then ;)

You're right, I should have just shut up and lol:ed =P

Leord3593d ago

Personally, I'm a bit negative towards the auto-assigned stats. They could just have it resettable, so people still can customize if they want to. Sure, majority of stat tweaking will be items, like wow, but there is no reason to disallow it, if it ISN'T a way to screw yourself over, as he say.

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