The screenshot above is from Diablo III: Reaper of Souls. It caught my attention because I took it just as the light was changing in the game. The result was a washed-out scene that might make an interesting album cover.Continue Reading “Deleting Diablo III Screenshots”
Category: Diablo Creativity
My Thoughts on Diablo Immortal and BlizzCon 2018
I was fortunate enough to attend BlizzCon 2018 in person, (thanks to help from a friend). It was my third BlizzCon, and I had so much fun hanging out with friends and talking with people in the Diablo community – some of whom I was meeting for the first time.
In this blog post, I wanted to share my thoughts about Diablo Immortal, how it was announced at BlizzCon, and the reaction of fans of the Diablo series of games. I’m well aware that this blog could easily attract people who are upset, disappointed, and/or still enraged by the whole situation. Be aware that comments on this blog are moderated.
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#Diablo20 Celebrates 20 Years of Diablo Games
Blizzard 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.
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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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.
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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