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#Diablo20 Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo Games

screen-shot-2016-12-01-at-4-51-45-pmBlizzard decided to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Diablo by putting the original game into Diablo III.  This was announced at BlizzCon 2016.

The Anniversary event is called The Darkening of Tristram.  It will launch in January of 2017.  The original Diablo game was released on December 31, 1996.  Players who have the Reaper of Souls expansion will be able to enjoy The Darkening of Tristram event every January.

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Gifts From Kadala

Diablo III does not have any in-game world events that resemble real world holidays. Perhaps to make up for that, the @Diablo Twitter account has been putting together some holiday related tweets.

In October, there was a cute (and creepy) story called Queen Asylla’s Trick or Treat Tour. In December, they put together a story involving Kadala and and Legendary items. Who doesn’t love Legendaries? I think the title of this story is “Gifts from Kadala”.
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Queen Asylla’s Trick or Treat Tour

The @Diablo account on Twitter posted something special for Halloween. It a little story called “Queen Asylla’s Trick or Treat Tour”.

In the story, Queen Asylla (who is a ghost) goes trick-or-treating around Sanctuary. I love that they picked Queen Asylla for this story! She’s an interesting character that I think has a lot more potential than what we see in-game.

I’ve gathered up the entire tweeted story so it will be easy to find later on.

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What I Learned from Doing #Blaugust

This is my very last post for #Blaugust, a project the requires participants to write one blog, every day, through the month of August. It is my understanding that you could write about whatever you wanted to, but most people seem to be writing about video game topics.

I chose to challenge myself by writing about Diablo III for each and every post. To be honest, I wasn’t entirely certain that I would be able to complete this project on time. I’m a freelance writer, so I knew that I could write a blog every day. I often write two or more each day. The difficulty was to see if I could come up with enough things to say about Diablo III for an entire month’s worth of blogs.

I’ve learned quite a bit from my experience with #Blaugust, especially about how to write video game related blogs. So, for my last post for the project, I’m going to share what I learned from doing #Blaugust.

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Some Thoughts About Leah’s Soul

What happened to Leah’s soul after we killed Diablo at the end of Act IV in Diablo III? There are no clear answers to this question. We can only speculate on where Leah’s soul went. That being said, we can also figure out some places where we know Leah’s soul couldn’t possibly have ended up.

For whatever reason, I seem to be haunted by Leah’s soul this week. I decided to share my thoughts on Leah’s soul mostly to get this stuff out of my head and into a blog post. Again, I’d like to point out that some of these thoughts are speculation and not “canon”.
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16 Things that Won’t Happen in Diablo III

A friend who I follow on Twitter mentioned the Portent’s Content Idea Generator. I’d never heard of it before, so I decided to give it a try. This blog is the result of the title it generated for me.

It was totally random that I ended up with a title with the number 16 in it. That works nicely with my Day 16 post for #Blaugust. Those of you who are also working your way through #Blaugust might want to give the generator a try. It’s better than being stuck for ideas.

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Playing Diablo III When Everyone is Focused on WoW

Treasure Goblin Pet from Diablo III: Reaper of Souls Collector’s Edition

This is my Day 4 post for #Blaugust.  I probably should have been adding that to my previous three posts, but simply didn’t think to do it.  I have two goals for this blogging project.

One, of course, is to write one blog every day until the month is over.  The other is to write blogs that are related in some way to my favorite video game – Diablo III. I decided on that topic to challenge myself, since I am a person who regularly writes three or four blogs a day (on various websites).

I’m writing this as most of the lovely people I follow on Twitter are getting super excited about the upcoming announcement from Blizzard about … well, we don’t know exactly what that will turn out to be.  Speculation abounds, as it typically does when people get the idea that WoW is due for another expansion.  We’ve seen all of this before. I’m kind of bummed that there doesn’t seem to be much new coming to Diablo III, though.

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Sanctuary’s New Food Source – Boggits

Sanctuary is a place of scarcity.  One might expect that in a world that has been overrun with both demons (and some angels) who are constantly trying to kill off the people who live there.  What started out as a paradise, and an escape for renegade angels and demons who wanted to opt-out of the Eternal Conflict, has become a dangerous, desperate, place.

As such, the people who live in Sanctuary have difficult lives.  The farms that produced food for everyone have been abandoned.  The farmers who stayed aren’t able to grow food anymore, due to an infestation of monsters on their land.  What are the people of Sanctuary going to eat now?  I suggest they turn to a new, and plentiful, food source – Boggits.

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It’s Time for a D3 Token

A few months ago, Blizzard introduced the WoW Token. It wasn’t an entirely new concept, since other games have used something similar, but it was new for World of Warcraft players. In short, it gave players a safe way to purchase gold directly from Blizzard.

It also enabled players to use the in-game gold currency to pay for game time (instead of having to use real world currency). Diablo III is not subscription based, so that part of the WoW Token doesn’t relate to Diablo III. Even so, I think it is time for a D3 Token to be added to the game.
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NPCs as Chibis

Recently, I used Chibi Maker to create cute, little, Chibis of all of the player classes in Diablo III. It was so much fun to play around with that I decided to see if I could turn some of the NPC (non-player characters) into Chibis.

This took a bit more imagination than I anticipated, but I think they came out cute anyway.

A long time ago, I decided that it would be fun to make some of the Diablo III characters as Chibis (especially the player classes).  My plan was to sit down and draw them all, but I never ended up finding the time to do it.  I’m really happy that the Chibi Maker is so easy to use.
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