Diablo 3 – MMO or not?

Update (June 28): Diablo 3 has been announced at the WWI in Paris. You can now review the Diablo 3 trailer, screenshots, as well as demo.

Paul Sams - Blizzard COO speaks on DiabloI recently blogged about Blizzard’s release dates in 2007 – all that based on an interview with Blizzard’s COO, Paul Sams. There was another comment from him that I thought was really important (though not as important as Diablo 3 release date).

In terms of what these games could be, we asked if they would fall in line with the major success Blizzard has had with World of Warcraft. “I want to be clear that we’re not just content to be an MMO company,” Sams explained. “Some other companies get into the role of making just MMOs, but Blizzard lets the developers pick what they want to work on, and it’s not all MMOs.”

Now, there have been endless discussions whether Diablo 3 will be a MMORPG. It could be that Blizzard’s next game will not be a MMO – just to balance their game portfolio. So if Diablo 3 is the next game to be announced, there’s a chance it won’t be a MMO like WOW (a.k.a. World of Diablo).


82 Responses to “Diablo 3 – MMO or not?”


  1. 1 Morbid_necro Sep 4th, 2006 at 4:50 am

    please make it like W0W i love Games like that and i wanna make fun of my mate who actually plays W0W and i would love to make him pay muaahaaahaaaa oh please i love you blizzard

  2. 2 Diablo Sep 4th, 2006 at 5:49 am

    A lot of guys are playing WOW and now want something a bit different. I’ve a couple 60-level chars in WOW but I’m definitely looking forward to a different Diablo 3.

  3. 3 Blood.Stained.Angel Sep 6th, 2006 at 10:17 pm

    I personally think that they’re going to make D3 MMO. I think this because the fan-base of MMO’s is huge and the fan-base of the Diablo series of Huge. You put that together and you’ve got one very popular game.

  4. 4 Lunar6000 Sep 20th, 2006 at 10:49 am

    If they make it a MMO they are going to mess it up horribly and you will have to pay 15$ a month for it. It will also destroy the storyline because mmo have bad storylines. Anyways I hope Blizzard does this right.

  5. 5 Valitiney Sep 24th, 2006 at 1:52 am

    OOOOO dont Make D3(if there is goin to be one)a MMO.i Really like D2:LOD and ive been playin for bout 5 yrs.There are a crap load of ppl who play B-Net and unlike WOW it dosent cost,so if Blizzard Makes D3 a MMO I WILL KILL YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!^_^

  6. 6 diablo fan Sep 26th, 2006 at 6:50 pm

    I hope they take inspiration from die by the sword – where warriors use the mouse to move the sword around – that would definatly make melee combat more challenging than hack n’ slash – and its great fun 2 XD

  7. 7 Demon of Silence Sep 29th, 2006 at 9:55 am

    wow if they make D3 into an MMO I might just have to cry :(….. it would be horrible because when you think about it ya ok so an MMO has great online play, but there isn\’t any story to it. I hope they actually go through with it and make D3 but if not then it wouldn\’t be any big surprise.

  8. 8 Diablo Sep 29th, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    I agree that most MMO have quests but quests are not story. I\’ve played WOW for quite some time and it feels very unfulfilling with regard to having a storyline and a conclusion. Diablo 2 has such a nice sense of completion… I still remember how I looked forward to finishing each Act.

  9. 9 vusal Sep 30th, 2006 at 7:02 am

    salam

  10. 10 dadas Oct 12th, 2006 at 2:26 am

    BLAH if they make d2 a mmo i will dis own d2 and alll diablo game cause i wil not pay and cant stand the thought not being able to play d3. AKA i will cry =(”’

  11. 11 dadas Oct 12th, 2006 at 2:27 am

    damm it i typoed lol i meant to say d3 at start of last post lol

  12. 12 Diablo 2 lod Fan Oct 15th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    D3 wow i cant think on all the possibilites, Just one thing… please dont make it a mmo with all the +1~10 crap for eq keep it sweet just like 1 and 2

  13. 13 Diablo Oct 16th, 2006 at 2:31 am

    Definitely. Although parties add a nice touch in WoW, I totally hated raids. I mean it’s hard enough to get 5 GOOD players for a party, getting 40 is madness. Diablo 3 should be mostly focused on solo play with an occasional party for the UBER bosses.

  14. 14 John Stewart Oct 16th, 2006 at 2:37 pm

    Making D3 a MMO WILL ruin the Diablo series, Warcraft 3 was alot better than WoW

  15. 15 angbengsiong Oct 17th, 2006 at 10:32 pm

    diablo 4 and diablo 1 not ashame ,nun diablo 3 aren\’t nun aren\’t have aren\’t dio nun .

  16. 16 Crucibil Nov 2nd, 2006 at 10:48 pm

    so what is the real deal w/ Diablo 3 after all the talk

  17. 17 Diablo Nov 3rd, 2006 at 3:03 am

    The deal is simple – Diablo’s coming! The only question is when :)

  18. 18 Luna Nov 13th, 2006 at 12:58 am

    All I know is that once you own a game you shoul not have to pay to play it.
    Turning any game into an MMO, particularly one that has been so popular and most people have bought the sequel, is not only exploitation but in my opinion highly unethical.

  19. 19 Jonny K. Nov 17th, 2006 at 2:35 am

    omfg im a loyal Blizz fan but i got turned off in wow because it being a mmo. if d3 turns mmo i aint gonna stand it. ill turn emo and anti-blizzard.

  20. 20 Jeremy G. Nov 20th, 2006 at 1:26 am

    I have been playing D2:LOD for as long as it came out. it’s just one of those games wich is very hard to put down. i played WoW for a while, i thought it was ok. but i really think nothing can be compared to the thrill of a day in diablo2 exp. And if D3 would me a MMO… i guess ill just stick to my Horribly addictive experience’s from D2:LOD. if D3 would be anything like D2:LOD ill just tell you now, you got your self a sale right here. from $10-$100. it will be mine. no second thoughts on that. I also know i wont be the only one.

  21. 21 trustedhero Nov 23rd, 2006 at 11:29 pm

    in my opion diablo dosent make sense in a mmo fashion the game has a story and a great story taking the story out is plain stuipidty and ruins the game. also the game is so popular due to the fact that it is just as good as wow except for the graphics the diablo community is so nice and its free take any of those factors out of the game and you skrew it up. plus 15 dollors a month if i add that up thats more then my monthly salary at the end of the year man i aint paying that.

  22. 22 uhhhhh Nov 25th, 2006 at 9:44 pm

    wut all the new chrs

  23. 23 el pelado de compucinco Dec 1st, 2006 at 3:25 pm

    Quiero que el diablo me posesione. Haganlo como les pinte, siempre y cuando y opueda ganar plata cagando a los que lo compren. Ah, y cobren mil…

  24. 24 Dr. C Dec 3rd, 2006 at 7:38 pm

    I’ll gladly buy it as long as it doesn’t look or play like wow

  25. 25 Lisa Dec 12th, 2006 at 1:08 pm

    We the lovers of Diablo, Diablo 2, and Diablo 2 LOD prefer the easy platform of the games, it is called user friendly games. We don’t want too many keyboard buttons to remember, it is called user unfriendly games. There are some many games out there that we dont like because of the amount of buttons on the keyboard that we have remember JUST to play the game or risk our character’s lives. I have been playing Blizzard’s Diablo Chest for 8 years. Plz don’t make it hard to play like Age of Empire or Warcraft because I don’t think the public wants it that way.

    Thanks……

  26. 26 winner Jan 14th, 2007 at 10:43 am

    i hope they wont make it a MMO coz it would a complete shit then. especially if they make u pay to play! mmo is a dumb idea. diablo should remain normal like old diablo LOD, but with tons of new levels monsters and items, and dont forget to update some things that ppl told blizz about for years!

  27. 27 mo mi me Jan 15th, 2007 at 1:33 am

    One part about D2 that i loved was that any class you were you could take out large parties of enimies at a time. for example the sorc. she had the ice orb that fricken raped all! and the the amazon with multi arrow in cows! that was great!! that is why i think so many people loved that game. If they leave that factor out of D3 they will lose many true D1 and D2 fans.

  28. 28 CilverBullet Jan 17th, 2007 at 1:25 am

    Ya know…im torn. I would like it to be an MMO for one reason….to DO AWAY WITH THE HACKERS! Unless they can make a platform like LOD and keep the dupers/hackers out, ill gladly pay to k eep them out.

  29. 29 StoZ-D-MoLiSheR Mar 4th, 2007 at 8:21 am

    ight i think if they put d2 on a monthly payrate they will loose so many fans and customers for the reason that if u pay for a game then u want to play it when u get home and not have to sign up AGAIN and pay every month for somfin u already paid for… and honestly if they do…then..im simply not ganna play…but if u put d3 like d2 wif better graphics and ideas on weapons and armor and more charactors like races and classes it would spice up B.net and possibly win many awards in the process..

  30. 30 BeaT-Y0-FaCe Mar 4th, 2007 at 8:24 am

    i hear wat this cat stoz is chattin about..if they did that… shit id buy more then 1 and i know many other people who would as well… garrenteed at least 40 million sold..

  31. 31 skater-boi Mar 7th, 2007 at 12:27 am

    i love d2-lod i skate alot but once i start playin d2 im on all day
    and i have wow and i stoped playin cause YOU HAVE TO PAY i know why thwy make you pay but when you gave that clerk at wal-mart your 20-50$
    right then and ther it was your what did they do give wow a mortgage?
    simply but keep same d2 story keep it simple more weapons(lots more thats what i love most on games lots of weapns) more races more than just human like orc or somthin and classes so if you’re still readin this you just got 3minutes older and if you aggre put this on you bullitn or blog or what ever *PAY To PLAY NO PLAY!*

  32. 32 Benjamin Chirstensen Mar 8th, 2007 at 3:10 am

    diablo is the best pc game i played! unlike wow is the same but the most i like is diablo when d3 came out i will be the first one who go and buy! O F–k dun tell me that d3 is very fast sold out~!

  33. 33 Kirika Mar 12th, 2007 at 9:57 pm

    I’d prefer Diablo as an MMO. That way I wont have to go through five acts over and over again, killing the same stuff, point, click, point, click, own the same bosses which don’t stand a chance at all against my sorceress who’s been casting Blizzard and Orb a few hundred thousand times already just for the sake of getting another random drop that I hope would impress my Diablo buddies who do the same thing every day. It was fun for a few months until I came to a point where I said to myself: “that’s it?” Random dungeons is not enough to justify replayability.

    It’s not that I’m dissing Diablo, it’s just that I wish Diablo would evolve constantly to meet an evolving player base who craves more. Honestly, I feel there’s a lot more sense of achievement if I know that I didn’t solo a boss and instead, have contributed to my group in taking down a huge boss that would take the best group of players weeks to figure out. The only way this can be achieved is by taking Diablo into the MMO path.

  34. 34 Cigz Mar 28th, 2007 at 11:57 pm

    World of sh!tmain1337nuubsauceKACKS!!!!!@11!@!!!1!one!!

    I’m telling you bad idea

  35. 35 Waltc62 Apr 25th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    Please Keep the Story line do not make D3 an MMO.

  36. 36 Barry May 1st, 2007 at 2:08 am

    DO NOT MAKE IT AN MMO! SCREW THAT! KIRIKA, IF YOU WANT TO PLAY DIABLO THAT WAY, PLAY IT ON-LINE! But anyway, Diablo 3 can be made like an MMO, but Blizzard will have these obstacles:

    -MMO’s have expanding worlds, if Blizzard really wanted to, they could do the same as WOW, and put a new expansion every year.
    -MMO’s have horrid story lines. They are meant for the player to make. Diablo isn’t built that way. The story is already created, you just have to advance through it.
    -Diablo isn’t a true RPG. So an MMO really is out of the question along those terms. Diablo is point and click, and really lacks the dialog of an RPG. When I think of an RPG, I think of Neverwinter Nights, or Baldur’s Gate. The game is based on a DnD structure and is fully based on a turn based system that Diablo does use, but not as advanced.
    -Diablo never had a character development in it. You are the same character personality-wise, from the beginning to the end. (Something that I wish you could do is have an alignment system and a dialog set-up).
    -MMOs cost money to play monthly, if they do that with Diablo, I’m sure that they would lose at least a quarter of their fan base. That was one of the reason’s Diablo was so popular in the first place.
    -Also, Diablo is an isometric game. It’s not 3D (with exception of the CG clips done). Isometric is 2D with an angle that makes the player think it’s 3D. it’s rotated and angled so it gives the player the most possible viewing over a space (it works really well for Diablo because the game is in 3rd person allowing you to see around the character. MMOs are generally first person or an over the shoulder view. How would this work? You would have to change the game graphics entirely and more than likely damage the battle system that they came up with in the first and second Diablos.
    -Now think about want you love about this series and seriously think, do you that much stuff to change in it. If you do, go find another game, because that’s what you are wanting.

    What I really want to see, is a Starcraft game that is based somewhat like WOW. Think, three different starting locations based on who you want to be. Terran, Zerg, or Protoss. And selecting the class from there: Firebat, Marine, Zergling, Hydrolisk, Dark Templar…. Ghost…. Now that would be awesome! And just think about roaming in a Command Center. Starcraft Ghost! Why did it not get completed… :(

  37. 37 Ethaniel May 1st, 2007 at 3:01 pm

    My Idea for D3 as an MMO (if it happens).

    No Maximum Level, but max exp earned per day(say 20,000).
    Now with no Maximum Level the key to this is that it makes the game different than WOW and WOW caters to the Noob and Hardcore Gamers.
    This MMO would cater to all because the medium players (guys/gals that have maybe 10-12hrs a week to play) The ability to easily keep up. Make the game quest orientated for example: To learn new abilities/spells you must complete a 10 part quest for example and make it HARD. So that you can’t be rushed through it. For the Hardcore Gamers they could just keep playing and farming and questing and crafting etc more than anyone else to make thier character more superior. Main thing that needs to be addressed in D3 if it was an MMO is the ability to do everything by yourself and not rely on parties(when you are 99 you can kill anything and everthing by yourself). Same would apply to the MMO as your level 99 you can kill blah blah blah, but you need to level a little more to be able to kill here.
    Max Party 5 Characters (maybe 8 to stay with D2).
    This game would not be anything like WOW as there would be no endgame (IMO the worst part of wow).

  38. 38 FakeName May 1st, 2007 at 6:03 pm

    From what I’ve read, most people would like to solo with Uber twinked characters and race to be better than anyone else, regardless of storyline or whatever, I find it boring being able to kill supposadly hard mobs easily, ruins the game for a challenge, and if an MMO then ruins it for others.
    I think they should make D-3 a little like DDO, dependent on others and not being able to do anything by yourself. Take the race out of it.

  39. 39 LordChilla May 14th, 2007 at 11:16 am

    If they make Dialo 3 MMORPG then idk what I would think. MMO is fun but it doesn’t restrict stuff, especially if they have pvp then people will just kill you and you have no choice to fight. Also the set up of D2 is awesome and was very effective in the Diablo World. What ever they do no matter what I still will play and put my full effort in it as I am the true Diablo fan. lol :D

  40. 40 anon May 14th, 2007 at 10:55 pm

    you guys are silly, for one thing ive played both games for a long time, they are different types of games and dont even compare to each other, and no story? guys diablo 2 has about as much story as a comic book, all it is is grinding, if you love grinding you will love wow, wow has 1000s of quests, with a lot of story, you will get sick of story, i completely agree that you shouldnt have to pay a monthly fee to play a game, luckily since it only works out to about 50cents a day its pretty affordable, unless you dont got a job yet, but dont be too worried, because no one EVER announced that diablo was going to be a mmo, that was just some flamer trying to get a rise out of you

  41. 41 diabeo135 May 16th, 2007 at 1:29 pm

    diablo 3 will probably be like a huge globe fo oblivion totally pushing it out off the “global” (lol)market of those types of games. if diablo 3 was an mmo then whoopy. it should probably be like an altered mmo. like have it open battle.net but, you beet whatever you can and go and duel in “arenas” and stuff like that, you know.
    anyways whatever it is it will probably have a little bit of onlineness to it because it is a diablo game.

  42. 42 Gothic_Prince Jun 12th, 2007 at 8:50 am

    if diablo 3 is an mmo i am not even going to pay I hate that pay per month shit especially

  43. 43 Beesson6606 Jun 14th, 2007 at 11:48 pm

    If D3 is an MMO, I’m pretty sure I’ll just kill myself. Who knows how many countless hours I spent with D1, D2, and LoD. I want to waste MORE time on a game that has more than enough potential to be THAT addicting. If this game is any less than greatness, I will be overwhelmingly disappointed. Do the right thing Blizzard. Don’t give in.

  44. 44 Diablo3woohoo Jun 29th, 2007 at 12:51 am

    Okay…i hope diablo 3 is an MMO cuz personally i enjoy the experience with so many other people rather than being alone or with so few people at a time. now believe me, before i played wow, i didn’t like when people talked about it. diablo 2 was my game and i loved it. but truly now that i play i love it and DO NOT say storylines dno’t happen in MMO’s, that’s complete crap, you probably just aren’t playing enough to get the whole story on the large scale…and to those of you who complain about monthly fees, get a job, if you love these games, anything is worth it. Stop complaining about MMO’s, they’re really not bad, it’s nice to have to work with others to complete goals in whatever way it may be, and nice to meet new people, etc.

  45. 45 Eli aka Silver Jul 1st, 2007 at 4:28 am

    hey, ive been playing diablo since about 1999, it was a good game in the time and it sould be remembered how great it is, then D2 came out, it was a huge hit i loved every second, only prob i ever had with it was the small stash that got annoying really quick, D2LOD made up for every flaw and added more possibilitys, so i cant wait for d3 to come just like every one else here. But if they end up making it where u have to pay every month there is a very good chance they will lose many people who have played diablo over the past 8 years. My suggestion is go ahead blizzard and show how good d3 is!! go D3!!! dont give in and keep going!! keep it free!! if you MUST make some more money off of us, then ake the game cost a little more!

  46. 46 Ice-Masta Jul 9th, 2007 at 9:58 am

    no! Dont make it like Wow… Wow is a game….Diablo is a different one…

  47. 47 heaven's diablo Jul 14th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    they should make like 2 bnet connections one for the MMO and another for bnet and it should be free some people just wanna solo and others want to stick together for me i like to stick together the storyline should be the same and keep going i heard rumors about heaven and hell which would be awesome and add alot more classes some more runes items and weapons would be nice about 3 more acts would keep people busy and not beat it so fast

  48. 48 heaven's diablo Jul 14th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    they should make like 2 bnet connections one for the MMO and another for bnet and it should be free some people just wanna solo and others want to stick together for me i like to stick together the storyline should be the same and keep going i heard rumors about heaven and hell which would be awesome and add alot more classes some more runes items and weapons would be nice about 3 more acts would keep people busy and not beat it so fast

  49. 49 diablo is Better then starcraft and WOW Oct 28th, 2007 at 11:04 pm

    i play diablo every day of my life i beat it over 50000000000 times diablo 1 2 nd LOD. Making it mmorpg would be great.i dont really like WOW or Starcraft they sukk but yea. PLZ make IT mmorpg and DONT MAKE US PAY MONTHLY! If they did that I would Love Blizzard forever. ANd if they are making diablO 3 now HURRY THE FUCK UP =P

  50. 50 Hellfire Dec 11th, 2007 at 10:05 pm

    If Diablo 3 is anything like WoW then I will kill myself! There are wayyy 2Many games like WoW… Diablo needs to stick with the original style but Take Advantage of the New and Improved Video Gaming Updates, I for one, would Like to see a Diablo Game Played in first person And I know some people might not have a DirectX10 Graphics card but too bad because DirectX9.0 is not good enough when your staring the Devil down Face to Face with one Potion, No Portal Tombs, And your Mana Just got drained! lol, Diablo 2 LoD WILL REMAIN My all time FAV game until a First Person Diablo based game is Made
    Cmon Blizzard Im Waiting for sum GOOD NEWS!!!

  51. 51 Jeremy Squire Dec 14th, 2007 at 3:06 am

    I have a distinct problem with people. This leads to a problem with MMOs.
    I’m a very good gamer, damn it. I’ve had a controller in my hand since I was born, and it’s never let up.
    Other people are not this good.
    I’ve played MMOs before, and I hate having to suffer the retardation of others. “O NO GUYZ i seem to have pulled EVRY MONSTER IN THE GAME”… “how duz i heal people? oh no, you dead alreddy.”…
    No. Not in my name.
    If they make it FREE and SOLOABLE I will consider buying it. Otherwise, they can go fuck themselves with a snapped WoW disc.

  52. 52 paul66766 Dec 19th, 2007 at 4:56 pm

    I’ve been playing RPGs for almost 2 decades now and D1 stands apart from everything else I’ve played. D2 was a step in a different direction, it was fun but it didn’t make your skin crawl like D1 did. Seriously though I’m not worried about D3. Blizzard knows and respects it’s fans alot better than that (hopefully). The Diablo series has been, should be, and hopefully will be kept separate from Starcraft and Warcraft.

    Starcraft Ghost became a disappointment because they were trying something they’ve never done before. So long as D3 stays true to what it’s become, that shouldn’t be a problem. As far as Ghost, I’ve wondered why they didn’t hand everything they had over to Sierra (also under the Vivendi umbrella) have them finish it, and give it a different name. Vivendi’s just greedy enough to do it.

    A Diablo MMO could be absolutely terrible but I’ll give Blizzard more credit than that. I’ve trusted them to make the great games that I’ve bought and played over the years and I will continue to do so. One day they may sellout completely and break my heart (and my wallet) but hopefully that will be a long tome from now.

  53. 53 Smitty Dec 27th, 2007 at 3:26 am

    I pray that D3 will be like D1 and D2. D1 personally I felt had the better feel of the two previous games. It was dark and evil. But D2 had improved on everything else. Don’t make this game like WOW or simply I won’t buy it. Make it like D2 but with D1′s feel. I would even pay to be able to play it on bnet provided they update it regularly to prevent hacks. I have played a few MMORPGs and hate having to rely on parties to kill stuff. I say if you want to kill stuff solo or in a party make it like D2 where the enemies simply are stronger if there are more people in the game.

  54. 54 urbain Dec 27th, 2007 at 2:55 pm

    shit they even coined the word diablo-esque to compare other rpg games. that means the items, the gameplay, the game view point, and all the diablo shit attributes. so by changing it what word will it be coined again. wow-esque

  55. 55 urbain Dec 27th, 2007 at 2:58 pm

    diablo like rpg games? what other diablo like rpg games have you played? DIABLOOO?

  56. 56 hewhoishere Jan 2nd, 2008 at 1:56 am

    the only thing i would really like to see is an expanded stash. maybe a carryweight that goes up as your strength goes up. it really gets annoying to have to go back and forth between a town and a dungeon picking stuff up because you dont have enough room.

  57. 57 Dave Jan 26th, 2008 at 3:23 am

    I would F’in hate if Diablo III was an MMORPG! I have played D2 on and off since it came out in 2000. I never liked RPG’s, but there is something to love about D2. D2: LOD is an awesome expansion and everything about it is awesome. It is seriously, along with Diablo I, my favorite game. It is the only game I can honestly say I have played for this long. I loved the Warcraft games, but making that an MMORPG seemed like what Nintendo does with Super Mario. To reiterate, DON’T RUIN this amazing franchise because you want to make another million on sales. You may increase your sales, but at the same time, lose your old fanbase.

  58. 58 Richard Jan 26th, 2008 at 3:27 am

    Please don’t make it an MMORPG. If it was Diablo II with: 1. high resolution capabilities, 2. Modern graphics engine. I would be delightfully happy.

  59. 59 mcrandy Feb 21st, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Diablo2/lod is and was the best game ever made. No other game could keep me playing for 6 years everyday like that.

    It shouldn’t be compared to these other normal games it is

    THE GOD OF GAMES

    Diablo 3 must continue the same style of play with more charactors new ubers and bring us back to Tristam once again with the music yes previous music should be used if you return to previous places

    Lets visit the Amazon homeland, Assassins homelands ect. lots of places to go and things to see

    How can you compare anything to Diablo 2 / LOD…………

  60. 60 Lord Kalohk Apr 3rd, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    Dude, if you make this game go right, like having massive Battlegroup encounters and stuff, i would love it, oh, and to attract more players from other MMOs like CoH and CoVa, make your price for monthly lower… like 5.00 – 10.00 for one month and stuff, im only 11, but i think its a good idea personally

  61. 61 Johnson716 May 1st, 2008 at 7:48 pm

    i think that making D3 an MMO would be somewhat a dumb idea. I think if they want to make money they will make it liek the original 2. People will leave WoW for it yes, but people who played the first two may not want an MMO and therefore not buy it. If they all wanted an MMO they would be playing WoW, and really they aren’t that dumb. So i think it will not be an MMO if they want to keep a lot of their customers who love D1, and D2

  62. 62 Tom Jul 23rd, 2008 at 2:01 am

    If Blizzard likes money, then there will be a World of Diablo :)

  63. 63 Berserk Jul 29th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    I hope they dont go to far in the WoW type, that would suckk hard
    and for sure lose lot of fan
    thats is counting me

  64. 64 Diablo 3 Aug 26th, 2008 at 2:52 am

    Think its gonna be a great success like the 1 and the 2.. Hope they do something about the lightsettings so the game gets darker..

  65. 65 Diablo 3 Sep 12th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    At some point, there will be a diablo MMO

  66. 66 Scunsun Sep 22nd, 2008 at 4:24 am

    Sounds great, seems Blizz keep getting it right. Nice to be able to play a game i can press “esc’ to and go let the dog out/make dinner/shag the lady. WOW is just to focused. Can’t walk out on a 25man BT raid to lead a normal life.

    Cheers for the effort Bizz, hope the pay-cheque reflects the effort.

  67. 67 Ðisturbed Mar 2nd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Aye ive got 2 80s and a 70 on wow and i would love to have diablo 3 a mmo = something new

  68. 68 ekspekt Jun 30th, 2009 at 12:30 pm

    interesting post, will come back here, bookmarked your site

  69. 69 CornishPirate Jul 21st, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Please make Diablo a MMO!..the content, diversity and everchanging nature of WoW..mixed with the concept of Diablo..with random dungeons and drops..glossed over with the latest graphics..sounds like a gamers wet dream.
    Would definatly consider paying subscription for that..but wouldn’t pay for game that never changed and could be done solo.
    Take your time..get it right =D

  70. 70 Vincen7 Aug 8th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I will agree with the opinions made that World of Warcraft and Diablo are very different games altogether. I’ve played Diablo 1, 2, and Lod for years now and will continue playing them. As well I have played WoW before and I found it to be a great game with, well designed, great focus on cooperative game play (ie quests and pvp arenas), and fantastically versatile also up to date environments and game play for those who are serious gamers. However, I find it rather taxing and annoying to require a monthly payment to play a game that you’ve already spent an initial sixty dollars to play. So tack on that 12-15 dollar monthly fee as soon as your purchase has been made and now come to a total of about 75 dollars just to take it home and start playing. But wait there’s more! Now that you’ve paid 75 dollars (roughly) for the game you can look forward to another 12-15 dollars for next months play time. Now I am your typical college kid who loves a good video game every now and then; you know the rather poor kind. I still have money for recreation of course and make decent money at my current place of employment, but I find it absurd to keep paying for something you already have purchased at your local game retailer. I have a copy of World of Warcraft and the first expansion sitting on my shelf because I quit a while ago, yet I still don’t feel like I own those games at all. Think about it, I can’t just pick those games up re-install them on my comp and play away. No I have to go back create or reactivate my account and pay in order to play it. In my opinion that is not how gaming should be and nor is it the course I want future gaming to turn to. I have no qualms with the game play or the story of WoW, but simply the fact that paying monthly is supporting the ideal of games (mainly online rpgs) to achieve an MMO status as a major money maker. Not to say that game developers and all other associates shouldn’t make money, I mean it is a capitalist society, but that milking it from those who love gaming is just mind boggling. It’s like the government instating a tax on playing games.
    I’m a very avid fan of the Diablo series and would love nothing more than to be able to play and enjoy all the new and improved aspects that blizzard is working on currently to accomplish in the gaming world with a brand new addition to the Diablo series. However I would hate to have to pass it up due to Blizzard bringing Diablo 3 to the pay to play world. I know you are probably thinking, “well then just suck it up and pay the monthly fee!” I feel with all the hype that has gone on in the past 10-15 years for companies to reinforce and secure their products with cd keys and replication blocking programs for games has helped to defeat the majority of people from stealing their products. And with a game release such as this (with all this hype!) in the works they are more than likely to have the upfront shelf sales out the roof. Think of 30 to 40 million copies of this game sold at 60 dollars a piece. That should be more than enough reward for all their hard labor. And that’s not to reject or disregard possibilities of expansions.

  71. 71 xboxrrod Feb 13th, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    They need to finish Making a World Of Starcraft and World of Diablo

    i bet in the future thats going to happen

  72. 72 Necrana Mar 17th, 2011 at 6:09 pm

    I think that Diablo 3 should stick to the same ideas as in Diablo 2, just bigger and better.
    That being said, I wouldn’t mind the development of a new game down the road that is basically Diablo Online. It would revolve around several factions. Some areas would be PvE zones, but the most advanced zones would be PvP.

  73. 73 Reanna Darcey Aug 2nd, 2012 at 11:25 pm

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