Monthly Archives: May 2012

Guild Wars 2, In that respects it’s going to be a great game!

In that respects it’s going to be a great game!

But like many computer gaming company’s, they also fell victim to the “Oh look at this amazing technology on the market. Let’s build a game using all the latest visual graphics and computer programming technologyConsider Guild Wars one big giant Beta, that’s been played by 3million+ players world wide. Now take a team that brought you Guild Wars, learning from what players wanted, and all they intended, and all the mistakes they know they made and wish to make them better.

And you’ll get Guild Wars 2. Basically the Alpha model, of everything the players ever wanted, and all the things Anet learned from the original, and what they truelly intended.My computer can’t even run Civilazation 5, or Sims 3. Why will Anet believe that my computer will be able to run Guild Wars 2, using the “Latest technology….” It won’t. And many other computer systems won’t either. For better or worse many players will be forced to upgrade or hack out new computer systems just to even keep up with those that have monster rocking systems. In that playbook, they’ll be missing out at probably a million players worth of sales. $59.99 for the game….then anywhere between $500-$2,000 dollars in equipment just to play it. Even I saw the visual graphics at E3 and the computer they used to play it…we’re not talking about every day run of the mill equipment. We’re talking about “Reckomended System” material for the best results to play the game.

 

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Learn more about Mesmer

 

Mantras—Mantras are a category of skill that have two phases. The mesmer first activates the mantra, which has a long cast time and replaces that skill slot with an instant-casting skill that the mesmer can then use. Mantras are powerful because many can be charged up before battle and then used in the middle of another spell, without interrupting that spell. For example, Mantra of Pain can charge up into an instant-damage power spike that can be used during a channeled spell, such as the greatsword skill.

Illusions—Mesmers create illusions—mind tricks that manifest themselves physically. Most illusions are directed at a specific target, but anyone can see and attack them. They can only exist for as long as that target is alive and can only be dispelled by attacking the illusion itself. A mesmer can maintain up to three illusions at a time, with the oldest illusion being replaced by the newly created one. There are two types of illusions: clones and phantasms.

Clones—Clones are illusions that look just like the caster, have the caster’s name, and have basic behaviors. Clones have low health and tend to do little damage. For example, a mesmer equipped with a sword has two clone-summoning skills: Leap, which launches him forward, leaving a clone at his location, and Illusionary Leap, which summons a clone at his location that then jumps forward.

Phantasms—Phantasms are illusions that look like the caster but have their own names and carry special illusionary weapons, which look different and have specific behavior. Phantasms are more powerful, having more health and causing more damage. For example, a staff mesmer can summon an illusionary mage that attacks its target and deals extra damage for each inflicted condition. 

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After the many, many years of waiting, we finally have the day for Diablo 3

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In a tweet from all Blizzard staff and this from Bashiok “I’m pleased to announce that Diablo III will be hitting store shelves on May 15, and digital presales start right now.”  Blizzard have waited so long, and we now have Diablo 3 — arguably the most anticipated game of all time — ready for us all.

Blizzard will release the biggest game of the year and have other titles called StarCraft 2: Heart Of The Swarm and World Of Warcraft: Mists Of Pandaria to follow it up. Its going to be a good year for Blizzard.

You are not dreaming, we have the Diablo 3 release date for you: May 15th! The time is nigh and the end of waiting is approaching! After the many, many years of waiting, we finally have the day for Diablo 3 to hit the shelves.

  

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It’s hard to keep your eye on the real mesmer

Just when you think you’ve figured out what the mesmer is doing, illusions begin to shatter, clones start to fade away, and you realize you’ve been swinging at empty air all along. It’s hard to keep your eye on the real mesmer.Mesmers are magical duelists who rely on deception and confusion to keep their opponents in check. Indecision is their greatest ally. Using powerful illusions to distract, they make sure they never go toe to toe with an enemy; they use their powers and tactics to set up an unfair fight.

Mesmers are magical duelists who rely on deception and confusion to keep their opponents in check. Indecision is their greatest ally. Using powerful illusions to distract, they make sure they never go toe to toe with an enemy; they use their powers and tactics to set up an unfair fight.

 

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Brazilian Portuguese version of the game

which includes the content of the game’sfirst expansion, The Burning Crusade®, is now available in stores throughout Brazil at a suggested retail price of BRL 29.90. Fully localized versions of the second and third expansions, Wrath of the Lich King® and Cataclysm™, are also available today at a suggested retail price of BRL 99.90 each.World of Warcraftand both expansions come packaged in a DVD case and include the game media and documentation in Brazilian Portuguese. Subscription plans are available at an expected price of BRL 15 (30 days), BRL 42 (90 days), and BRL 78 (180 days).today announced that the Brazilian Portuguese-language version of its critically acclaimed massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®,

Also beginning today and running through January 10, 2012, Blizzard will be offering free character moves from specific North American realms with high Brazilian populations to the new Brazilian realmsWith the launch of “Hour of Twilight” (patch 4.3) on November 29, current players on North American realms were able to begin downloading and installing a free language pack to play World of Warcraft in Brazilian Portuguese. Designated Brazilian Portuguese realms open today as an option for players who have installed the language pack or purchased the Brazilian Portuguese version of the game. 

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Through this promotion, with a 1-year commitment to World of Warcraft

Through this promotion, with a 1-year commitment to World of Warcraft, players will receive a free digital copy of Diablo III — which they’ll be able to start playing immediately on May 15 — as well as an exclusive World of Warcraft in-game mount and access to the World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandariaâ„¢ beta test. This offer will no longer be available as of 12:01 a.m. PDT on May 1. World of Warcraft players interested in getting Diablo III free are encouraged to join the more than 1 million players who have already signed up for the World of Warcraft Annual Pass.

Diablo III was built from the ground up to leverage the full functionality of Blizzard’s Battle.net platform, which delivers powerful matchmaking and communication tools, allowing players to seamlessly join forces for exciting cooperative play.In Diablo III, players assume the role of one of five heroic characters — barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, monk or demon hunter — and engage in pulse-pounding combat with endless legions of evil. As they undertake an epic quest to rid Sanctuary from the corrupting forces of the Burning Hells, players will explore diverse and perilous settings, grow in experience and ability, acquire artifacts of incredible power, and meet key characters who’ll join them in battle or aid them in other ways. 

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We’d like to remind those looking forward to an invite to be wary of phishing attempts

We’d like to remind those looking forward to an invite to be wary of phishing attempts. If you believe you’ve received an invite to the Diablo III beta test, it’s best to refrain from clicking on any links in the email, and instead login to see if a Diablo III beta game account was granted. Or, if you were sent a key, attempt to add it manually by going to the Add or Upgrade a Game section of the Battle.net account management page.

If you have a beta license, you are free to show, share, or talk about any portion of the beta content to which you have access, as this beta test is not confidential.

The fiery gates leading to the Burning Hells have begun to swing open, and the Diablo III beta test is officially underway. Invitations to participate in the beta test are now being delivered to the chosen heroes. As with beta tests for other Blizzard Entertainment games, the testing process for Diablo III will occur in phases. In addition to selecting players who have opted in via their Battle.net accounts, we’ll also be providing keys through beta promotions and giveaways — stay tuned for more info. We welcome those invited to provide feedback or report bugs on the official forums.

For those who have received an invite to the beta test, we thank you for helping us test out our server stability and hardware. For those of you still hoping for an invite, we wish you the best of luck and hope you’ll keep an eye out for some of the beta-key giveaways and promotions we’ll have right here on the Diablo III community site. 

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While this news might not be a complete surprise

While this news might not be a complete surprise, I know that many of you were hopeful that Diablo III would ship this year. We were too. However, this week we pulled together people from all of the teams involved with the game to decide whether we felt it would be ready before the end of December, and we grudgingly came to the conclusion that it would not. Ultimately, we feel that to deliver an awesome Diablo sequel that lives up to our expectations and yours as well, we should take a little more time and add further polish to a few different elements of the game.

We commonly use the term “soon” when referring to Blizzard releases, because we know that no matter how hard we’re working to reach a target, we’re not going to compromise and launch a game before it’s ready. For Diablo III, we were aiming to launch by the end of 2011, our new target for the game is early 2012.The upside of today’s announcement is that we will be running the beta test longer than we initially planned, which will allow us to invite more of you For those taking , we salute you — and now fear for your well-being and personal hygiene. We hereby issue an official reprieve to all Diableard participants, including Blizzard employees, if you want to trim or otherwise manage the lower half of your face. We’d still love to see your beardly achievements, and we look forward to seeing more of your efforts as we move into 2012, but not to the detriment of your workplaces and significant others.

Thank you everyone for your support and anticipation for Diablo III. We’re still moving ahead at full pace, and we’ll be keeping you fully informed of any news and developments here , including the specific release date when the time comes, so stay tuned. 

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