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Diablo III for Console: Press Kit and PAX East Interview
2013/03/30 at 1:11 PM
Last weekend at PAX East, we checked out the Diablo III console demo in addition to covering
Hearthstone, Blizzard's new game
While Diablo III may seem easy to adapt for console play, there are a lot of quality-of-life changes:
In multiplayer mode, you'll be able to play side-by-side, as well as via the network. The camera will zoom out to accommodate players separated.
Fewer items drop from mobs, but they tend to be high quality. Items you wish to vendor can also be tagged as junk while fighting.
Higher-quality items drop from the console version because there is no Auction House as a means of obtaining gear.
Console monsters have a staggered combat rhythm, as being surprised by a cluster of mobs is exciting and fun on a PC, but less so with console mechanics.
A new event queue shows recent buffs and items looted. Symbols will pop up for all recent items showing how much of an upgrade or downgrade it is, for easy reference.
Diablo III Database Site Revamp and Giveaway
2013/02/13 at 4:13 PM
Our sister site
just finished a
huge database revamp
--and to celebrate, they've giving away some sweet Diablo-themed loot until February 22nd! With
this week containing many improvements as well as Brawling, now is the perfect time to revisit Sanctuary and stay a while.
Each Wednesday and Friday, they'll be giving one lucky person a signed
, a Mini Tyrael statuette, a Diablo III pin and two Diablo 3 lanyards! On the final Friday (Feb 22nd), two prize packs will be given. To learn how to enter, check out the
As for site improvements, you can read all about them
Highlights include a
showing the most popular skill builds and a comprehensive [url=h
Azeroth in Sanctuary: WoW References in Diablo III
2012/05/19 at 11:47 AM
With Diablo III out this week, we suspect you haven't totally be focusing on WoW these past few days. We've been having a blast in Sanctuary too, and noticed little details that reminded us of Azeroth along the way, like constantly killing Community Manager Zarhym.
Finding little details like that is a ton of fun, so we put together a list of references between the two games: both references to WoW found in Diablo III, and references to Diablo I and II found in WoW. The Diablo items listed are from our sister site,
: in addition to a database, the site has awesome tools such as a
, all the
datamined lore journals
know about elective mode, right?).
WoW References in Diablo III
Murlocs make an appearance in this amulet:
. It even has
Introducing Wowhead for Diablo: D3DB
2012/05/11 at 10:20 AM
Diablo III is in less than a week and we're getting
excited here at Wowhead. It's been a long time coming. Of course, as release date nears, we've been getting a lot of questions about Wowhead's plans for D3 since it's so closely linked to World of Warcraft.
We figured it's a good time to remind everyone that there is a Wowhead for Diablo III:
our very own D3DB
. A site built by Wowhead fans, it was acquired a few months ago by the Wowhead team and we've been thrilled to have these guys join our team. As launch day inches closer, their site keeps growing and there's loads of stuff to show everyone.
better known features are:
A really awesome character planner
A skill calculator
A database full of
, and everything else you've come to expect from a site in the Wowhead family!
Brand new forums
A Diablo III bluetracker[/
Diablo III Launches May 15th
2012/03/15 at 8:15 AM
A lot of us have been waiting for Diablo III and it looks like the wait will be over this May 15th!
Make sure to check out
Diablo III Database
, our sister database, for all your Diablo III needs before and after May 15th!
<div class="detail"><p>The End of Days approaches…. Diablo III will be unleashed from the Burning Hells on May 15, 2012, and you can be ready to play the minute the servers go live by <a href="
target="_blank">pre-purchasing the game digitally on Battle.net</a> today.<br />
Beginning May 15, players around the world will be able to return to Tristram to discover the dark secrets of a fallen star and begin their quest to save Sanctuary from the impending demonic invasion. To secure your place as a barbarian, monk, demon hunter, witch doctor, or wizard right now, simply log in to your Battle.net account, and then purchase and download* Diablo III, and you’ll be ready to play when the game launches.</p>
<p>World of Warcraft players interested in getting D
BlizzCon 2011: Opening Ceremony
2011/10/21 at 12:05 PM
We have our team at BlizzCon down in Anaheim and some of us are watching the stream at home. We're bringing you the latest and liveblogging the opening ceremony plus the World of Warcraft panels. Since this is the first BlizzCon without leaks, this should be a pretty huge opening--it's confirmed there will be a new expansion for World of Warcraft, but it also looks like there will be tons of new other announcements.
Make sure to join in the discussion here in this post as if you're watching along on the stream.
Free Diablo III to WoW players via new 'Annual Pass'.
Mists of Pandaria confirmed. Level 90 cap. New class is monk. New race is pandaren.
Click here for more information on the new expansion
Diablo III Beta Key Giveaway--Comment to Win!
2011/10/03 at 7:47 PM
Drawing closed. Winners are
It's been several weeks since our last giveaway here at Wowhead, so I figured we should hold an impromptu one to break up the monotony. And if there's one thing I've learned lately, it's that a whole lot of you are really itching for some dungeon crawling and looting...
...So how about some Diablo III beta keys?
Comment on this post with what your favorite Diablo III class is to be entered to win your very own beta key
Don't delay, though--we only have five keys to give away and we'll choose winners tomorrow, October 4th, at 6PM PST from the comments at random. Special thanks go to both
for providing us the keys.
News Round Up: Tier 13, 4.3 Previews, and More
2011/09/21 at 4:57 PM
4.3 Dungeons Preview
Have a look at the five new screenshots we've added this morning to the End Time dungeon preview:
'Nuff said. :D
Meanwhile, here are all the previews:
4.3 Preview: End Time 5-man
4.3 Preview: Well of Eternity 5-man
4.3 Preview: Hour of Twilight 5-man
4.3 Preview: The Dragon Soul Raid
Keep in mind we do intend to allow tier 13 set pieces to drop for those using the upcoming Raid Finder. Similar to the difference between normal and Heroic versions of tier sets, the Raid Finder set will have a lower item level than the normal and Heroic counterparts.
Set pieces from all three difficulty levels can still be mixed and matched for the 2- and 4-piece bonuses.
Ultimately, we reco
Diablo III Beta Opt-ins Now Open
2011/09/02 at 9:31 PM
Interested in signing up for an advance look at Diablo’s coming invasion of Sanctuary? To be eligible to participate in the Diablo III beta test, you need an active Battle.net account with any Blizzard game title attached to it. If you don’t already have an account, it’s easy to
one. Once you’ve set up a Battle.net account, or if you’ve already got one, you can access it by visiting
and clicking the Account button on the upper right. Then, to opt into the beta, just click the Games & Codes section of your Account Management page, and then select the
Beta Profile Settings
option from the drop-down menu. You’ll be prompted to download the System Check beta opt-in application; running it will opt you in to the Diablo III beta. If your system specifications change, you can run the System Check application again to update your information.
While running the System Check application doesn’t guarantee you a place in the Diablo III beta, we wish you luck and hope to
News Round Up: Diablo III Community Site, Model Updates, and More
2011/08/29 at 2:31 PM
There were some blue posts last week and today that mostly dealt with the onslaught of questions about transmogrification, the Darkmoon Faire, and model updates. Yes, model updates--with everything else being revamped, including the long sought after armor customization, a lot of people have been pretty curious about the prospect of new models coming someday.
Highlights from today's news round up:
Replica items may mean that items from DMF may just be art skins, rather than the original gear--so it may be impossible to tell replicas from the real thing.
Death Knights will get their stater gear back, probably set up in Archerus, so non-DKs can't steal their unique armor!
Diablo III community site was launched!
Murkablo was confirmed as BlizzCon's pet reward, but everyone already knew that from when he was datamined--right?
Some character model discussion by two wonderful Community Managers.
our LoL sweepstakes
is over and the winners are in. Thanks everyone for being such great sports and supporting our friends from Razer and Riot. If you didn't win this time, remember we always have fun giveaways a
Blizzard at Gamescom: 4.3 Announced, Deathwing, Armor Customization, Diablo 3 News, and More
2011/08/17 at 10:31 AM
So things just got really serious--4.3, which was a huge mystery, is now pretty much unveiled at Gamescom. When speaking to
, Tom Chilton was very open in just how much content the patch would have for WoW players. " has a whole bunch of content," he said, "three dungeons for five player instances and a new raid instance culminating in the Deathwing fight."
Of course, it's not just dungeons to be excited for. Those ethereals we mentioned a week and a half ago? They're for what most of us only dreamed in our biggest dreams and Blizzard previously said was impossible: armor customization. "We have a wealth of armor sets we created that people no longer use," Chilton said, explaining why they had chosen to add it in.
What we know about 4.3:
Deathwing in 4.3
: "The Deathwing fight will be the most epic boss encounter to date, including a battle phase that takes pla
News Round Up: Diablo III Auction House News, BlizzCon Contests, and More
2011/08/01 at 2:33 PM
Finally, some news on Diablo III was posted overnight from Blizzard on
their official website
. The biggest news was that there will be an auction house that functions with real life money in addition to another auction house that is in-game currency only. They've posted FAQs about both features which tell you everything you need to know and we've included them below.
It's worth mentioning that this bombshell--real life money for items in Diablo III--has been received both extremely positively and extremely negatively. It's created a lot of debate and people are
divided about this. Personally, as a WoW fansite, we think this feature can potentially work for the Diablo series but should stay far away from World of Warcraft. However, that's just our personal opinion, and we welcome yours. We can see both sides of the debate clearly and understand people will have different view points.
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