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nekrosoft13
05-01-08, 03:37 PM
Ahoy there, fellow Diablo fans!

Well, there's no point in beating around the bush any longer, so let's get right down to it. A few months ago we were contacted by Blizzard in regards to the Diablo3.com domain name. While they appreciate all the work that's been put into running this big Diablo fan community over the years, they still want the domain name. Hmm, I wonder why? Now before you get all up in arms about it, allow me to explain a few things.

First off, this fan site isn't going anywhere, it's just getting a new name: Diablofans.com! Blizzard is actually being really cool about it, giving us all the time we need to make it a smooth transition before we hand the old domain over to them. So be sure to update all of your bookmarks and point 'em to diablofans.com instead. Your user accounts will all still be perfectly functional and, along with this new site name, we'll soon have a big site redesign up and running as well. A new name, a new look. Huzzah!

Secondly, while Blizzard is indeed acquiring the diablo3.com domain name, they told me that this shouldn't be considered an announcement for the Diablo 3 game we've been waiting for all these years. They acquire new domains all the time. While this is true, I personally can't help but think that this is a confirmation of sorts that they're working on the next Diablo game. Sure, they can claim it's because they want to protect their intellectual properties 'n what have you, but I can't imagine they would all of a sudden be so interested in the diablo3.com domain if they weren't working on a new Diablo 3 game behind the scenes.

On a final note, I want to thank all of you guys who've made this community so strong over the years. It's only going to get better around here and I hope you'll all stick with us. One of the nice things about this whole name-change ordeal is that Blizzard really appreciates the fact that we're a dedicated fan site and we'll be working with them much more closely in the future to bring you the latest Diablo game news.

It's funny, I've had so many offers over the years from people who wanted to pay a lot o' cash for the diablo3.com domain name and I wasn't even willing to consider then. I set out to have a great Diablo fan site because I simply loved the Diablo series. Fortunately, with the help of some great people on the staff and fans like you, we accomplished just that. But when Blizzard came around asking for the domain, I was excited about it both as a Diablo fan and for their recognition of all the work we've put into the site. Fortunately for us, the diablofans.com domain name was available and it fit perfectly in line with the intentions of this site, so I registered it and here we are. Diablo3.com will still be active for a few more months so everybody can have a chance to get used to the new Diablofans.com domain. After that, it will simply point to the Blizzard.com homepage... at least until they're ready to use it for something more worthwhile. One of the nice things about the new diablofans.com domain is that it's all-encompassing. Instead of the site just being for people waiting on Diablo 3, it can serve as the main hub for *all* current and future Diablo games. Isn't it nice to know you'll always have a place online you can call home? Hey, even Diablo's demon minions need a place to hang their hats too.

Alright, that's all the news for now. I'm sure all of this news is gonna get the Diablo 3 rumor mill running like a mad banshee... so have fun discussing the announcement with your fellow Diablo fans!

could that mean Diablo 3 is in works?


http://www.diablofans.com/forums/showthread.php?t=7199

|MaguS|
05-01-08, 03:44 PM
Well duh, but I don't think we will see it anytime soon. Give it another 2+ years.

They say no though...

Monolyth
05-01-08, 03:54 PM
I sold http://www.lykan.com/ for $1k a couple years ago...if only I owned pizza.com that thing sold for millions recently.

asd
05-02-08, 03:53 AM
Titan Quest is still the best ARPG out there, I don't care if Diablo3 will coming out soon or not.

arioch21
05-02-08, 04:04 AM
Titan Quest is still the best ARPG out there, I don't care if Diablo3 will coming out soon or not.

considering the company that did Titan Quest closed its doors recently, I wouldnt hope for no Diablo3 :p , TQ was a good clone, but diablo still holds the crown for best hack and slash rpg games to come out imo. Mythos from some of the original diablo devs is looking pretty kool though.

asd
05-02-08, 09:52 AM
considering the company that did Titan Quest closed its doors recently, I wouldnt hope for no Diablo3 :p , TQ was a good clone, but diablo still holds the crown for best hack and slash rpg games to come out imo. Mythos from some of the original diablo devs is looking pretty kool though.
TQ actually is a great game and more than a clone, it has it's own unique experience, when you fighting the BOSS you can't just stand still and click your mouse like trash, I'd love Diablo, play the game since D1 but I lose my faith in Blizzard because I know WoW is their BIG MILK COW right now and they will still putting their full effort into it, D3 must be really great to catch my attendtion, not only the graphical setting must better than TQ, but the system itself must better than TQ as well. ( I.E class system, character building...items...etc )

In the meantime, let's us see what Scared2 can do. (nana2)

arioch21
05-02-08, 11:24 AM
TQ actually is a great game and more than a clone, it has it's own unique experience, when you fighting the BOSS you can't just stand still and click your mouse like trash, I'd love Diablo, play the game since D1 but I lose my faith in Blizzard because I know WoW is their BIG MILK COW right now and they will still putting their full effort into it, D3 must be really great to catch my attendtion, not only the graphical setting must better than TQ, but the system itself must better than TQ as well. ( I.E class system, character building...items...etc )

In the meantime, let's us see what Scared2 can do. (nana2)

WoW is a big milk cow for sure, but they already announced a new MMO in the making so I dont think blizz will be planning to just stick with that one game, especially with also starcraft2 coming out, they are still pretty busy. :)

ViN86
05-02-08, 01:42 PM
cool, id buy diablo3. loved the first two.

NaitoSan
05-02-08, 03:43 PM
I had a wild dream that Iron Lore people was hired by Blizzard to work on Diablo 3. From a teaser trailer of Diablo 3, it starts off with "From creators of Starcraft, Warcraft and Titan Quest".

Too bad that was just a dream. :(

K007
05-02-08, 05:57 PM
Will be after SC2 release and after awhile..

EITHER WAY....this is good news. I can't wait.

I just hope its not a MMO though...