Fans react to Diablo Immortal like disrespectful edgelords at BlizzCon 2018's Q&A

BlizzCon 2018 attendees are reacting to Diablo's new mobile game announcement very poorly with blatantly disrespectful questions at the developer session.

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Blizzard announced a ton of things today at the BlizzCon 2018 Opening Ceremony, and fans were pretty jazzed until the final reveal of the event. A new Diablo game was announced, but not Diablo 4 and not for PC. This is definitely disappointing for a lot of Blizzard's core fanbase as most of them play games on their computers and may describe themselves as card-carrying members of that good old PC Master Race, but mobile games are here to stay and Blizzard has seen some serious success on iOS and Android with Hearthstone. The new Diablo Immortal mobile game may not have been what fans were expecting, but the response by fans during the question and answer session is rude and uncalled for. Here's one clip of a particularly stupid question asked to a Blizzard developer. 

"Is this an out of season April Fool's joke?" asked the BlizzCon 2018 attendee. Apparently not releasing Diablo 4 or a PC Diablo game is a license to troll a Blizzard developer directly to his face. Diablo's Wyatt Cheng was already somewhat nervous during the announcement of Diablo Immortal, but this kind of behavior at a developer Q&A is really inappropriate, but wait there's more.

A large amount of boos rained down from the crowd when Wyatt confirmed that Diablo Immortal will be a mobile-only game releasing on App Store and Google Play. "Do you guys not have phones?" asked developers in response to the poor reaction from fans in attendance. It is unfortunate to see this poor of a response to the Diablo Immortal reveal, and even if you don't like mobile games, there is a better way to behave at a developer Q&A. There are probably some people in attendance who won't get to ask a better question because of the time taken up by these clearly annoyed fans. 

It is fine to be disappointed by today's announcment of a mobile Diablo game, but Shacknews believes that mobile gamers count too. We acquired Modojo several years ago and will continue to report on mobile games and apps because people are interested in them. Mobile gaming is booming overseas in Asia and has seen pockets of success here in the U.S. Clearly, Blizzard sees an opportunity in this market. We can only hope that they will eventually release Diablo 4 and all of this whining can end, but until then, maybe think twice before posting something overwhelmingly negative about a game that some people have been working very hard to announce. You don't want to be like these guys at BlizzCon 2018.

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      November 2, 2018 4:56 PM

      I can’t tell if this article is sarcastic or not. Feek, guide me.

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      November 2, 2018 4:59 PM

      It's been done before, by the same outsourced developer.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-SLvqXyrI4

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        November 3, 2018 2:33 AM

        Hahahaha! That's a hot mess! Seriously, they clone Diablo 3 on the cheap and Blizzard rewards them by legitimizing a reskin of it as the OFFICIAL Diablo Mobile?
        Maybe I just don't play enough (any) mobile to have a baseline, but hahahahaha!

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      November 2, 2018 5:00 PM

      How is the guy asking if it will come to pc or be mobile only being disrespectful at all or were you talking about the boos? Booing isn't disrespectful. It's showing your disapproval for something. Blizzard completely failed at knowing their audience here at Blizzcon. This game even though it's a complete reskin is probably fine but announced in the completely wrong way.

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        November 2, 2018 5:01 PM

        I mainly included the second clip to show the devs’ response.

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        November 2, 2018 5:04 PM

        immediate feedback is bad, k?

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          November 2, 2018 5:06 PM

          Just a waste of a question and the dev’s time. Having stood in line at these things waiting to ask a question, it is annoying to see what is essentially a shitpost be asked as a question.

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            November 2, 2018 5:36 PM

            Annoying to you perhaps...

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            November 2, 2018 5:40 PM

            Ahh so you deserve it more?

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            November 3, 2018 12:35 AM

            Isn't the possibility to respond directly to devs part of the appeal of these events? They paid for it. These devs are indirectly making money from these attendees. His point was clear. Everyone knew what he meant and that it represented the feelings of many diablo fans. It's OK for devs to hear criticism. I'm all for civil discourse, I just don't think this was out of line just because it was cynical.

            For the record, I don't care much about diablo and I don't mind that they're making this game. This article just seems weird and unnecessary. There are much better battles to have with the same end goal.

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            November 3, 2018 5:24 AM

            You mean like the 'mega fans' who have blown thousands of dollars to go to blizzcon, and then are insulted for booing a garbage move by blizzard. These are the people who are "cash cows" or "whales" for blizzard, they got that because of Blizzard's own actions PO'd them off. This was a further PO move by Blizzard after Jay Wilson insulted and attacked the fan base, told people they don't need a FoV slider, you're going to post with your real name AND LIKE IT!. The entire state of AAA gaming right now is like a repeat of GM/Ford/Chrysler back in the 1970's and of big-box stores in the late 90's, where they pulled a "consumers will buy what we tell them to buy and they'll like it." Companies have gotten so large, and are not listening to anyone but the loud screeching minority/marketing/trend analysis. And when they are listening their entire response is "Are we out of touch? No it's the fans/consumers who are out of touch."

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            November 3, 2018 8:24 AM

            The audience's time was wasted as well waiting, with baited breath, for this hot mess. So if everyone's time was wasted and everyone was annoyed, what was the purpose of this shit?

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        November 2, 2018 5:25 PM

        I was saying boo-urns.

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      November 2, 2018 5:05 PM

      Diablo on mobile seems logical to me. People have long called D3 a loot box simulator/gambling simulator, and D3 has always had a casual gameplay feel. The outrage is stupid.

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        November 2, 2018 5:07 PM

        I was thinking the same thing. Modern mobile games aren't too far removed from the mechanics of Diablo titles, though obviously they're simplified. If anything, a Diablo mobile game is rather fitting.

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        November 2, 2018 5:19 PM

        It's not that they're making it. It's that they made it seem like they're not making anything else, which I'm sure isn't the case. They fucked this announcement up pretty properly.

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      November 2, 2018 5:10 PM

      Just playing devils advocate, but imagine spending all that money to fly out to blizzcon just to have them announce an uninspired looking mobile game. I would rather have no announcement and have them spend more time showing off other things.

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        November 2, 2018 5:11 PM

        Sure, but why stick around for a developer Q&A if you are upset? What does that accomplish?

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          November 2, 2018 5:41 PM

          Yes, I can’t imagine why someone who is so passionate about Blizzard properties that they’d fly out and attend an event like this would do something like that. It really makes you think.

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            November 2, 2018 5:43 PM

            Yeahhhh

            Spending hundreds (thousands?) on travel and having some folks go on stage and slowly release a long wet fart is going to get some grouchy responses. They're entitled to voice their frustration.

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            November 2, 2018 6:08 PM

            Some passions are more reasonable (to be clear, what I mean here is “better”) than others.

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              November 2, 2018 6:13 PM

              For example, the passion of the Christ

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          November 2, 2018 7:09 PM

          honestly it would have been pretty damn funny if most of the room just got up and left without saying anything.

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          November 3, 2018 8:43 AM

          You get a chance to make a point. He might have been better off by asking a more direct question like, why waste talent and the good name Diablo on a mobile game and announce it at a place where the mobile platform is not preferred nor used for any of the other games.

          In this case the crowd got the point across..

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          November 3, 2018 9:46 AM

          It accomplishes this reaction that we're seeing?

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        November 3, 2018 9:58 PM

        This post typifies gamer entitlement. Mike Morhaime didn’t hold a gun to anyone’s head and make them spend money and time to attend a con. Blizzard hosts panels, contests, and the opportunity to interact with people who make games. That amounts to an incredible amount of transparency and accessibility.

        Attendees aren’t owed anything except a safe and comfortable environment. Anyone even remotely sympathetic toward nerds enraged because they didn’t get what they wanted should re-evaluate their life goals and priorities.

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      November 2, 2018 5:25 PM

      Hard disagree briefcase. Blizzard has lost their way. The opposite of love isn’t hate; its apathy. Between this and their what’s next for wow panel I’m planning on unsubscribing unless something compelling is announced tomorrow.

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      November 2, 2018 5:29 PM

      What did Blizzard do wrong with the Diablo Immortal/mobile reveal?

      Super Mario Run and the Mario Kart for mobile announcements were met with much less vitriol.

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        November 2, 2018 5:38 PM

        If they opened up with info about d4 and then places the mobile game as “but wait there’s more”, the reaction would be very different.

        Instead they’ve taken a third party game engine, slapped some art assets on it, delivered it on a platform known for micro transactions
        and have made it the opening announcement for a fanbase that’s dying to know more about the IP that put blizzard on the map.

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        November 2, 2018 7:26 PM

        They did nothing wrong.

        They could have put less emphasis no hype into the Diablo franchise leading up to blizzcon knowing how this announcement could go over but I don't think they did anything wrong.

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        November 3, 2018 4:03 AM

        It was given the big reveal spot. And they misjudged the crowd, Blizzcon are all hardcore fans.

        What they couldn't control was the leaks about Diablo 2 remastered. So everyone was expecting that and got a mobile game instead.

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        November 3, 2018 5:18 AM

        Super Mario Kart and Mario in general get regular, yearly releases. In nearly 25 years that has been only 3 unique Diablo games.

        That could be why.

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      November 2, 2018 5:30 PM

      BlizzCon 2018 attendees literally only want one thing and it's fucking disgusting.

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      November 2, 2018 5:34 PM

      OMG GUISE I MUST PLAY MY LOOT CLICKER ON SLI TITAN V'S BECAUSE I AM SO HARDCORE.

      I feel like these people are feeling attacked because Blizzard rightfully put this game in its place

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        November 2, 2018 5:39 PM

        How was it out of place before going to mobile?

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          November 2, 2018 5:45 PM

          Not necessarily out of place, but there are definitely a lot of crossover between the game’s mechanics and traditional mobile stuff. Nintendo is doing this right now to great effect.

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            November 2, 2018 5:50 PM

            The possibilities and richness afforded by the screen real estate on mobile devices are going to disappoint any seasoned PC, and frankly even console, gamer. It is no surprise people are unenthusiastic about a farted out F2P looking shovelware game.

            It's a cash grab and a smart one on their part, however.

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            November 2, 2018 6:22 PM

            This is a reasonable response. I agree that it's going to be successful, and I think that's where some of the anger is coming from, too.

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            November 2, 2018 10:57 PM

            The game's mechanics predate traditional mobile stuff.

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        November 2, 2018 6:47 PM

        Gotta say I agree. Plus, people feel like they are owed their wishes and hopes as fans. Just need to take a look at the Star Wars fan base as an example of this.

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        November 2, 2018 8:00 PM

        i dont think the backlash is because its a mobile game. its because they treated a mobile game like a big announcement. or at least thats the perception. frankly, i couldn't care less and am only following along because its diablo..

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          November 2, 2018 8:05 PM

          IDGI. They literally posted last week tempering everyone’s expectations about this https://twitter.com/diablo/status/1052681916414132224?s=21

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            November 2, 2018 8:25 PM

            Then put Diablo on the mythic stage after the opening ceremonies, where generally the "biggest" Blizzcon announcement goes, with no other hints to other things being worked on in the Diablo world they haven't already been cancelled, delayed, or announced (Switch). And what closed out the opening ceremony...Diablo...mobile. Still hard to get?

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          November 2, 2018 10:59 PM

          This IS a big announcement. What the fuck is wrong with you people?

          It's Diablo on mobile, motherfuckers!

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            November 2, 2018 11:02 PM

            I want to play this, but even I don't really think this is very exciting.

            If it revolutionizes the way games are played on phones, I'm all ears, but if not it's just more junk.

            Maybe it's good junk for what it is, but it's still a mobile game.

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            November 3, 2018 9:43 AM

            This IS a big announcement for people that want smartphone games.

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              November 3, 2018 10:45 AM

              Oh yeah, I refuse to pay ANY game on a phone. It's thoroughly unenjoyable and nonsensical.

              That's why I have tablets!

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        November 2, 2018 8:43 PM

        Fuckin aye man, 100%

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        November 3, 2018 5:59 AM

        hahaha, I agree 100000%

        I played this thing on PS4 and my conclusion was I didn't want to break my controller by pressing X six thousand times. There's not really anything to this game other than occasionally moving and smashing X a bunch of times. Seems perfect for mobile.

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      November 2, 2018 5:49 PM

      There was no call for the way people have been acting.

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      November 2, 2018 5:53 PM

      What a disappointment

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      November 2, 2018 6:21 PM

      Hi, i'm new to this site and i am confused. Is this an actual news site or a rant/opinion site? This article isn't really news ... just a rant (justified or not i'll won't say).

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        November 2, 2018 6:38 PM

        It's like an op-ed.

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        November 2, 2018 6:52 PM

        Welcome!

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        November 2, 2018 7:00 PM

        Your answer is: Yes. It is an actual news site or a rant/opinion site. The vast majority of sites (gaming and otherwise) are MOSTLY opinion, unless you're going straight to the AP Wire. A nugget of fact surrounded by what that writer thinks about it is what most sites are.

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        November 2, 2018 7:46 PM

        This is a rant site 75% of the time and the long form articles from Dave Craddock are the 15% left that's not news, but hard hitting investigative journalism.

        It's a different kind of game site. No news. Only either rants or deeply informative, well researched 100% after the world ends, we will still preserve it kind of gaming story.

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          November 2, 2018 7:46 PM

          the last 10% is talk about vasectomies

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            November 2, 2018 7:47 PM

            Rants, Facts, and Vasectomies. That's the new shacknews tagline.

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            November 2, 2018 9:52 PM

            and colonoscopy prep/results status

            (I had mine today and my chute is A+)

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            November 3, 2018 8:13 AM

            Can confirm

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          November 3, 2018 1:43 PM

          We also do loads of guides, my guy.

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        November 2, 2018 10:52 PM

        Most news is opinion, friend.

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          November 3, 2018 3:09 AM

          It's a special someone who uses friend to be unfriendly.

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            November 3, 2018 10:49 AM

            Am I finally special?

            I actually was trying to be friendly. Sometimes, people say what they mean... it's does happen.

            Some people assume the worst of everyone, and are continually searching for veiled criticism or hidden subtext everywhere.

            Try to find it in this post. Go on!

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        November 3, 2018 5:25 AM

        "Top 10 rants disguised as news!"

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        November 3, 2018 8:26 AM

        It's an editorial not a rant.

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          November 3, 2018 10:20 AM

          rant: 1. to speak, write or shout in a loud, uncontrolled, or angry way, often saying confused or silly things: 2. a long, angry, and confused speech

          editorial: an article in a newspaper or other periodical or on a website presenting the opinion of the publisher, writer, or editor

          There’s substantial opportunity for overlap between the two. Neither definition precludes the other, in fact, so that any given editorial might also be a rant.

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        November 3, 2018 11:38 AM

        tbf, a site can have both.

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      November 2, 2018 6:26 PM

      Path to Exile!

      That being said, I'm SUPER SUPER enjoying Diablo 3 on my switch, it's perfect, best place for it, so mobile isn't really that surprising.

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        November 2, 2018 10:02 PM

        Perhaps all those in attendance at Blizzcon should be as happy as you with another port of a 7 year-old game.

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      November 2, 2018 6:44 PM

      "There are probably some people in attendance who won't get to ask a better question because of the time taken up by these clearly annoyed fans. "

      No one asks good questions at these things

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      November 2, 2018 6:45 PM

      Ugh god, gamers are just the cringiest fucking losers sometimes most of the timea

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      November 2, 2018 6:53 PM

      Remember the Artifact reveal... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OR4jPtrDCLo

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      November 2, 2018 7:11 PM

      I agree that the reaction is horrible but using "edgelords" in a headline is also horrible.

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        November 2, 2018 10:15 PM

        it's what they are acting like. hardcore gaming internet communities are intolerable.

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          November 2, 2018 10:32 PM

          When I read this all I can picture is the TribalWar forums.

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      November 2, 2018 7:23 PM

      Internet warriors overreact when faced with disappointment. Content creators respond with childish words to capitalize on outrage. Nobody wins.

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      November 2, 2018 7:26 PM

      Russian agents, they’re dividing us all

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      November 2, 2018 7:35 PM

      Business is gonna Business. Financially I understand why for the mobile since it's stupid not to if you can make the game play work. Personally I don't mobile game at all. My inner Blizzard fanboy is currently flaccid. In POE I trust.

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      November 2, 2018 7:44 PM

      It's been six and a half years.

      Diablo 3's launch was disappointing and even before then it was criticized for not being closer to Diablo 1 and 2. It's story sucked, hell, Deckard was killed by a minor new boss off-screen, it felt like a cash grab with the RMAH and it took a long time for the game to get to a more fun point. I still feel like the game was pretty fun then. It's more fun now and I do play seasons ever now and then, but there's not arguing it could use more and needed more. RoS was welcome, but really minor. The seasons have been minor. So have the new season themes. The game has effectively been on life support for years.

      Diablo rarely has anything of substance at a Blizzcon for six years. It gets a comic series announced, which gets cancelled without much info given, a Diablo art book is announced then delayed with no announcement. Hell, even RoS was delayed for months after fans were underwhelmed.

      So when Blizzard decided to start hiring for new Diablo projects, and then thanking the fans and teasing stuff at this year's Blizzcon (for a change) https://twitter.com/Diablo/status/1027193169094430720

      Fans got excited.

      Diablo 4? Remastered D1 or D2? New class similar to RoS? New DLC?

      Then Blizz shut down the hype train in website post. But wait! Diablo is actually getting some attention on the main stage right after the opening ceremony!? That has to be something good.

      You know what loyal Diablo fans don't want? A fucking mobile game.

      You know, the platform that is incredibly notorious for bleeding wallets and time-gating? Mobile games.

      It also just happens, that it looks and plays like a reskin of one of that company's other games, which they based off Diablo in the first place, contracting with Blizz for a decade.


      So yeah. I'm upset. I feel like I've got good reason to be. Especially after the bullshit reactions WoW devs have had towards BFA. I'm happy someone was there to boo them at their PR event for me and give them shit. This isn't what loyal fans over decades wanted, and Blizz's reaction has been incredibly poor. Reminds me of their responses before and during BFA too. The same bullshit is and has been done by EA. C&C mobile, anyone?


      TLDR: Boo-fucking-hoo. It was ten seconds of uncomfortable devs and some booing later on. If Blizzcon is really "for the fans", then they either don't know their fans, or it's truly "for the PR". They deserve the booing.

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        November 2, 2018 8:15 PM

        I feel the same way but gave up on blizzard long ago.

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        November 2, 2018 9:33 PM

        You need to grow up. It’s a video game. Move along if you don’t like it.

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          November 2, 2018 10:02 PM

          Grow up? For being passionate about a game series on a game site's forum? And being disappointed with where that series currently is and how the owner is handling it?

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          November 2, 2018 10:48 PM

          Agree or not, it's perfectly ok to have strong feeling for something you're passionate about.

          Is it a bit whiny? Sure, but telling someone to move on because it's a game seems dismissive for no other reason than just not agreeing.

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          November 2, 2018 11:13 PM

          You use this a lot as a dismissal when you don't like someone's opinion. It's just as pointless to the conversation as any other crap you likely resent out of myself or other posters on the site.

          "Grow up" is lazy, uninspired, I-haven't-actually-come-up-with-any-useful-criticism-of-your-argument-other-than-I-don't-like-it weak tuft of a fart response.

          You're on a video game enthusiast site. It's reasonable for someone to be this passionate about a game - especially if it's one of their favorites. Address their points or concerns or just skip the post.

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            November 3, 2018 6:09 AM

            you are right. my post was lazy. what I did was take Asif's full post on the site and paraphrase it. If you don't read 'grow up' - or maybe more accurately 'stop being gaming fan dicks'

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          November 3, 2018 2:14 AM

          What a shitty thing to post.

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          November 3, 2018 8:28 AM

          You grow up. We're on a videogame site filled with other grown men who like videogames. Feel free to leave anytime.

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          November 3, 2018 9:29 AM

          Jesus Christ man, condescending much? Because people have opinion about the theme of this fucking site they are behaving childish? I think we have an “edgelord” right here!

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          November 3, 2018 9:47 AM

          People are allowed to be passionate about things you don't think are important.

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        November 2, 2018 9:36 PM

        lol you typed all this over diablo

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        November 2, 2018 9:36 PM

        Lol.

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        November 2, 2018 9:43 PM

        Man this post did not cack old time. At all.

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        November 2, 2018 9:46 PM

        I like how people are giving you a hard time for liking something too much. Pathetic.

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        November 2, 2018 9:51 PM

        I want to say Blizzard doesn’t give a rats ass about “loyal fans of Diablo” but you are right that Blizzcon is an event for the fans. It’s a marketing event but it’s centered at giving fans a first look at everything Blizzard is working with and ready to show at that point in time.

        Just goes on to show Blizzard cares more about expanding their Diablo IP into different markets than catering to existing fans. Which is fine, them being a company looking to make a profit and all. The individuals responsible for creating a new Diablo have either failed, pivoted, or quit a long time ago.

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        November 2, 2018 11:24 PM

        Im a huge diablo fan and cant wait for 4 either, but you’re being overly sensitive imo. Mobile game or not, it has zero impact on Diablo 4 development time. Just ignore the mobile game and move on?

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        November 3, 2018 12:04 AM

        Wasn't he killed right in front of you?

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        November 3, 2018 6:14 AM

        To your last point, companies grow a fanbase and want the good parts of it, which is money but none of the bad parts.
        It's difficult, you can be this cynical "all companies are bad" dude, or play the game and go to the conventions and go along with the charade.
        This guy did the equivalent of reminding people that the emperor is wearing no clothes.

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        November 3, 2018 6:52 AM

        if only you could apply these rules to a single post you make here. this subthread started with a wall of text whining about everything released for the franchise over the last fifteen years, maybe it's time to move on.

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        November 3, 2018 3:34 PM

        This, it’s all about managing expectations. Had they not hyped it like they did, and then made this announcement, you’d see a totally different response

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      November 2, 2018 7:51 PM

      Blizzard made a huge miscalculation by announcing this game to this audience, at a time when the community was desperately hoping to see a "core" Diablo announcement at this very event. Blizzard hasn't made mobile games before, and are predominantly known for their PC games, so of course the attendees of Blizzcon are going to be dismissive of mobile gaming. They had all the information they needed to predict this reaction, so I can't really feel sorry for them, even though I do agree the game are being childish.

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        November 2, 2018 7:51 PM

        the fans* are

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        November 2, 2018 9:22 PM

        I'd say they made a huge miscalculation in assuming that their fans aren't fucking tools.

        (I mean, I'm sure they know that description matches a large portion of their player base, but they should be able to expect better from Blizzcon attendees)

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          November 3, 2018 12:13 PM

          You mean Blizzard are entitled edgelords??

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      November 2, 2018 7:57 PM

      Who cares? A public company has no feelings to hurt, and this is no developer passion project. They're working a job at the direction of a CEO who is pursuing a casual foreign market at the direction of a board and in the interest of shareholders. The system is essentially inhuman and a little gasping sarcasm from a fan at a fan convention is perfectly fair, if a little sad because his reason for being there has passed away.

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      November 2, 2018 8:22 PM

      I love this post. I'm so glad I didn't go to Blizzcon as I wouldn't want to be associated with the crowd this year. Here's a list of things that are fine and ok:

      - Not being excited about Diablo Immortal
      - Bitching on the internet that you don't want a mobile game, etc etc
      - Complain that the Opening Ceremonies in general was a letdown this year

      FWIW, I more or less share those opinions (I'll install the game b/c "why not," but I'm not particularly excited about it or anything Blizzard is currently working on other than WC3R.)

      Here's what's not ok:

      - Taking it out on Wyatt in person, to his face. He's a human being at work doing his job. Who raised you? Grow up.

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        November 2, 2018 8:39 PM

        It's a PR event for Blizzard. You think they're upset at him personally or attacking him personally like he's the one that made the game or those decisions? He is face of that project right now and the face of Blizzard for it. It's his job to take that heat. They're mad at the company they just paid a ton of money to travel for and support. I'm sure they'd be happy to boo at the execs if they had the balls to announce it themselves, or even at the intern if they tossed them to the wolves instead.

        Why doesn't the shack bitch and moan like this when EA gets booed at E3? Or Microsoft? Shit, tons of these comments are just giving them the thumbs up because it will boost their stocks and shareholders because it's a mobile game.

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        November 2, 2018 10:08 PM

        Lol boo hoo poor Wyatt.

        It's his job to take the heat for the bonehead decisions made by his company. Nobody's feeling sorry for him, including himself.

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      November 2, 2018 9:20 PM

      What the fuck, really? Everyone was positive about it at work. I literally jumped out of my seat yelling FUCK YEAH! and ran over to watch the video.

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      November 2, 2018 10:11 PM

      I wouldn't be an asshole like that at a Blizzard event but I can piss and moan online all I want!

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      November 2, 2018 10:20 PM

      Lol fans upset blizzard hypes up a mobile asset swap of an existing Chinese mobile ARPG like it's some real good diablo news.

      At a convention for fans.

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      November 2, 2018 10:24 PM

      I honestly don't know if I need to be respectful of massive corporations to begin with.

      I get that there are people behind these decisions and presentations but they also accepted these roles.

      Maybe this guy's question was cynical and shitty but shouldn't a company investing millions in marketing and research have known this reaction was coming? I mean none of us are surprised by the reaction no matter how much we lament it.

      I could see how this could be labelled as 'victim blaming' but these guys aren't victims. They just had a bad day at the office.

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      November 2, 2018 10:30 PM

      The fans who shelled out for the event felt entitled to let the devs know how they felt. Doesn't that happen at sporting events all the time? I mean, yeah it's tacky, but that's how hardcore fans react. Cracking Blizz fanboys for booing and heckling a mobile Diablo game announcement is like cracking on your fellow Cleveland Browns fans for booing the team going 0-16 last season.

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      November 2, 2018 10:40 PM

      Won't anyone please think of the billion dollar corporations ;^(

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        November 2, 2018 10:48 PM

        oh the humanity!!! the fans didnt respond appropriately to their shitty cash grab woe is me

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          November 2, 2018 11:15 PM

          How is it a cash grab though? They found a way to force people to play it and spend money on it?

          They would have to pretty stupid not to try and get a piece of the mobile gaming pie. It’s not like making a mobile game prevents them from doing other projects, hell I think this isn’t even being done in house so there is no blizzard resources being used on it. It’s literally just an extra game that you don’t have to play if you don’t want to.

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            November 2, 2018 11:27 PM

            It's going to be a Chinese Skinner box with microtransactions. How is it not a cash grab? It's not even being made by blizzard.

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              November 3, 2018 4:58 AM

              What I mean is that if the product is not enjoyable, people wont pay for it.

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        November 3, 2018 10:22 AM

        this is a worthless ad hominem attack. plenty of replies above yours have already given valid critiques of the behavior without stooping to poke at the entity.

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      November 2, 2018 10:55 PM

      Good article, would read again! After I play Diablo again.

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      November 2, 2018 10:56 PM

      i'm actually interested in trying this out on BlueStacks

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        November 3, 2018 2:19 AM

        just kidding didn't realize it was just an outsourced reskin of an existing game.

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      November 3, 2018 12:03 AM

      Man, there sure are a bunch of over-sensitive pussies here.

      Direct feedback is good. Pretty much everyone is really disappointed by Diablo Mobile and Blizzard needs to face this. Smiling, nodding, and applauding politely to that Diablo Mobile presentaiton isn't going to do anyone a favor.

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      November 3, 2018 12:19 AM

      Gonna chime in here. I think the biggest issue is that it's not really a Blizzard game. It a third party studio known for heavy micro transaction games. In fact this game was re skinned to fit the Diablo universe, based on trailer and old gameplay videos. I'm not encouraging this type of attitude ; however it's not unearned, sure it's petty, but Blizzard clearly did not develop this game internally, they slapped a Diablo skin on a already mostly completed mobile game from a outsoured studio. I have no horse in this race, however I can see why fans are pretty upset. I'm gonna try it tomorrow and let you know what l think.

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        November 4, 2018 1:58 AM

        ^^ This. People aren't mad about Diablo going on mobile, it's about how they implemented it - on he foundation of a run of the mill Chinese cash grab mobile game (like Crusaders of Light).

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      November 3, 2018 12:21 AM

      It's a reskin of a mobile game "endless of god" I don't think that deserves even the slightest degree of respect at the stage at Blizzcon. I expect more from Blizzard than to just reskin a Chinese mobile game and call it "Diablo" and other people should as well.

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      November 3, 2018 1:06 AM

      Disrespectful towards a multi-billion dollar corporation?

      I know the US has a bit of a problem when it comes to corporate sycophancy but this is dumb.

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        November 3, 2018 1:56 AM

        No, this is about being disrespectful towards two designers who got a directive from above to make a phone game. There is a way to be critical without being an asshole or publicly belittling people who spend their careers trying to entertain.

        Its common decency 101 and I’m so surprised I keep seeing this defense come up. Criticism isn’t entitlement but this attitude most certainly is.

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          November 3, 2018 2:49 AM

          Multiple arguments can be made out of this. It is true that the reaction is not well articulated and hostile. No further arguments need to be made on this case since it is evident.

          It is IMO also the case that the product is likely not well measured and wrongfully imposed on an undeserving audience (both on location and total).

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            November 3, 2018 8:38 AM

            It was the wrong time and place. Say “we’re doing something else that’s years away but here’s something we like that more people can play in the meantime” in the middle of the keynote, not cap it off that way. Or announce it at PAX or some other event, Hearthstone was a PAX reveal, etc.

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              November 3, 2018 8:43 AM

              Bingo. The War 3 Reforged would have been the better cap. This is a huge failure by their marketing and pr folks.

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              November 3, 2018 9:01 AM

              IMO the product itself is not a worthwhile endeavor for anything but hard opportunistic profit for the company using predatory methods. I would never endorse it.

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          November 3, 2018 6:01 AM

          Does the public actually get facetime with "the above"? Likely not, so....

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        November 3, 2018 6:18 AM

        Dem clicks

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      November 3, 2018 1:20 AM

      What worries me is that Blizzard pretends that there's no cause for concern, that the fans should just be excited about Diablo Mobile, even though mobile games have a track record of being terrible.

      Blizzard should've explained what they're doing to make this Diablo Mobile game great, e.g.

      How are they going to not make this a pay-to-win, micro-transaction intense cash-grab?
      How are they dealing with input control accuracy?
      How are they dealing with frame-rate stability?
      How are they dealing with battery life?

      I really would like to see a great mobile game from Blizzard. But they haven't presented anything that gives me confidence that they will pull this off.

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      November 3, 2018 2:28 AM

      Calling fluffy a "disrespectful edgelord" for asking a legitimate question is pretty disrespectful honestly.

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      November 3, 2018 2:36 AM

      https://imgur.com/a/02F13bm

      Ouch

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      November 3, 2018 4:28 AM

      Were there any questions on alternate controller support? Due to my fucked up thumb I can't play most of these games since the digitizer reads it is 2 fingers quite often. And I am not a huge fan of touch based action controls anyways since then my hands will block most of the screen.

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      November 3, 2018 4:57 AM

      Shacknews headlines are so good lately. I know they help drive traffic with their bite but the fact that they are real and honest makes them even better.

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      November 3, 2018 4:58 AM

      Cmon guys, be nice and clap for the people who represent the company that just slapped you in the face.

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        November 3, 2018 5:47 AM

        Between comments like this, the guy at the conference being an ass (there are ways to be critical and polite to a person who represent the company line) and Asif being a clickbait edgelord himself in the article there are no winners in this thread.

        There are like two people capable to write a worthwhile piece on this site and unfortunately Asif is not one of them, he seems to excel at informal on camera interviews. On this note I recall an interview with him and a Motorola/htc representative some shit about "needing a win" or something.

        Between some articles being clickbait missing the point of the news they are reportin or reading like advertising I get the impression that shack would do well with a proper editor/direction. The front page sometimes reads like a blog with some loose op piece not worth anyone's time.

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          November 3, 2018 6:04 AM

          there are ways to be critical and polite to a person who represent the company line

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      November 3, 2018 4:59 AM

      So am I going to have to wait even longer for my Diablo 1 remaster? That was no typo.

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        November 3, 2018 5:26 AM

        Yea I'd love that

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          November 3, 2018 8:32 AM

          There is a cool source port called Belzebub: https://mod.diablo.noktis.pl/

          You can ramp up the resolution if you want and it restores a bunch of cut quests and other stuff. I play it every now and then. So technically we don't NEED a D1 remaster but as a retro game enthusiast I am compelled to ask for one anyway!!!

          Note that the Tchernobog version is some multiplayer thing. I don't bother with it.

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      November 3, 2018 5:49 AM

      HahhahhahhHhhaAh thin skinned millennial devs forgot what their customer base is really composed of. Throw this on the heap of bad mobile games I’ll never play unless I go impotent. I’d rather jack off.

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      November 3, 2018 5:57 AM

      Haha man that guy was brutal ouch

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      November 3, 2018 6:05 AM

      Generally I'd agree that it's a dickmove to be an edgelord at a Q&A like that, but this isn't a traditional trade show. It's a convention specifically targeting their more hardcore fanbase and Blizzard completely fucked up the announcement. There's definitely a place for a project like this to exist and thrive, but closely guarding the secrecy of an officially licensed third party mobile Diablo clone and presenting it to an audience who doesn't give a darn about mobile ARPGs is a shit move on the corporate level. I feel bad for the dudes presenting because they knew they were trying to sell a shit sandwich and were stuck taking the direct shots ...especially after Blizzard felt it necessary to attempt to temper expectations beforehand. There's no way they didn't know this wasn't going to go over well...but I doubt it'll affect them. It's a low investment mobile game to milk a new demographic that doesn't currently funnel money into the company.

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      November 3, 2018 6:12 AM

      Hahahaha this thread

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        November 3, 2018 6:43 AM

        Reminds me of the artifact reveal.

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      November 3, 2018 6:45 AM

      feels like you got Serpico to write an op-ed. i think some of that condescension dripped on me. i don't understand the deification that non-developers give to developers. they're just devs, they're not gods.

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        November 3, 2018 8:33 AM

        http://www.shacknews.com/chatty?id=38033992

        Wow, so condescending. /s

        “Don’t be a dick” shouldn’t be a difficult rule to follow. There are a million ways to be critical without dressing someone down so publicly, but its fine because the guy asking the question got his own I guess.

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          November 3, 2018 8:42 AM

          Sadly this is probably what Blizzard needs. Theyve never had boos. I think their hubris is getting to them. It first started with WoW with the current expansion and them trying to do damage control and failing. Now to Diablo completely botching an announcement. They either new this was the reaction or didn’t and if they didn’t that’s even more scary since it shows how out of touch they are with the core audience of those who attend Blizzcon.

          They are also reuploading the trailer to unlisted videos from the bnet launcher to try and hide the dislikes and nuking comments. Failing to the Streisand Effect hard.

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            November 3, 2018 8:52 AM

            Boos may be what they need, shitty belittling with pointed comments on stage is unnecessary.

            I think execution of the messaging was the problem. Make clear they’re working on something big but that a small part of the team is making this with Netease in the meantime and stick it in the middle of the keynote instead of the end. Its 20/20 hindsight but seriously tempering expectations that are inherent given its placement in a keynote at a PC gamer filled show couldn’t have hurt.

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              November 3, 2018 8:58 AM

              And to do some both sides-ism, “Don’t you all have phones?” was a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaad panic response/escalation on the part of the developers. I don’t know if they broke after being backed into a corner but it was a terrible look

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                November 3, 2018 9:00 AM

                Yeah my guess is that was a more panicked crap how do I respond since they haven’t had boos before. Like I said I feel bad for Wyatt since I’m sure he likes vets Diablo and got this shit sandwich from the executive level.

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                  November 3, 2018 9:10 AM

                  Wyatt was not equipped at all to deal with this

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                    November 3, 2018 9:19 AM

                    They definitely seemed hella nervous during the whole presentation. I was watching the GB stream and even Jeff was riffing on the guys flubs.

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                November 3, 2018 9:11 AM

                they definitely should not have been placed into that situation, as developers and not PR people they can't be expected to deal with that. i really think folks at a higher paygrade at blizzard critically failed these developers here. they should have seen this coming and protected the devs; either don't hold the Q&A, or break tradition and don't have devs answering the questions. if you know you're sitting on a bomb that the audience isn't going to like, it's the company's duty to insulate their developers. there's a reason 99% of software companies do not allow customers to talk to their developers at all in any context. having customers that hate your product is common for software developers but being put on the spot in a Q&A is not something typically asked of them; i feel super bad for them being put into that position. after the "reduce your expectations" letter the other day it should have been "look we're not having a Q&A either, this is going to be a bit different"

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                  November 3, 2018 9:42 AM

                  Presenting it at another event would have been ideal. Super Mario Run wasn’t announced at E3, it was at an iPhone event, you know? Even Hearthstone was revealed at PAX.

                  20/20 hindsight makes geniuses of us all through. Its sucks for them that they were so lost in the reeds that they placed the announcement where they did in the keynote with the verbal setup that they gave.

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                    November 3, 2018 10:01 AM

                    it's so vicariously uncomfortable for me to even watch the clip of the audience booing and then "do you guys not have phones?" lots of "shoulda" "coulda" here but just looking at those three guys standing all alone on stage while a house full of people are booing makes me want to die. they're just out there getting hung to dry. once it was happening there was not really a lot anyone could have done to help without planning for it ahead of time. i wonder if in the future they'll have a contingency, like a PR person offstage who can intervene, even if it's an inevitable shitshow for the company if it happens. just to protect their devs and have someone who is equipped to deal with it

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          November 3, 2018 8:58 AM

          i'm not excusing the behavior, i just mean the Shack Finger-Wagger High Horse Committee issued a new fatwa and called it an article. nobody likes finger-waggers or tattletales even if they're right. maybe especially if they're right. i hadn't seen that you posted in this thread, it was actually intended to be a nuke-worthy callout analogy for lols because i'm a bad poster but now that it turns out you did post, it's accidentally contextual and ok. caught a break on that one. thank you for posting exactly what i would have expected you to post there.

          look, you guys are not wrong about any of this but christ, it's a reskinned existing mobile game and it was a public Q&A with their most hardcore fans who paid for Blizzcon tickets. they could have, or should have, seen this coming and tried to do something to avoid it. the question was both hilarious and expected but it was mean-spirited in the context and they totally set themselves up for it. this would have been better as tweet to Blizzard afterwards so it wouldn't have been directed to any particular person who had worked on it, but with a public Q&A someone was going to say something

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            November 3, 2018 9:06 AM

            Call it out for being a reskin then. Again, there’s a way to do this that doesn’t come off as being shitty to wait staff or someone in customer service.

            Blizzard obviously fucked up the execution, but a reaction being expected doesn’t make it excusable. Its shitty behavior either way

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              November 3, 2018 9:08 AM

              As for this “it was actually intended to be a nuke-worthy callout analogy for lols because i'm a bad poster but now that it turns out you did post, it's accidentally contextual and ok. caught a break on that one.”

              Didn’t realize “don’t be a dick” was such a spicy take, my b

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                November 3, 2018 9:14 AM

                i just mean that if i had dropped your name and you weren't in this thread, that's a callout and not really ok for me to do moderation-wise, even if it's relevant. i abused my mod goodwill a bit there but then got lucky that you were already here

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                  November 3, 2018 9:38 AM

                  It seems like one either way. I don’t care about callouts directed at me, I don’t delete them (or anything directed at me) and I try to respond in good faith. Saying “it was a nukable post but its ok because you posted already and I didn’t see it” is strange though given that it is a callout either way. It would certainly come off as a nukable passive-aggressive callout if I’d seen it in any other thread.

                  I don’t care about the rest of the content either way, like I said I’ll always respond in good faith. That bit of rules justification is strange though. I’d have just owned the post. :)

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                    November 3, 2018 9:46 AM

                    heh, maybe it's not coming across properly but this is me owning the post :) the only reason it's not nuked as a callout is because you happened to have been here and not take it as one. if indeed it had been another thread or another name you may have felt like you had no choice but to nuke it. i still made the post though because snarky posts are always a calculated risk and i didn't think i'd get nuked. i meant what i said, we all know that question asker is a dick, we didn't need Uncle Asif to write an article teaching us a lesson; we almost never do

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                      November 3, 2018 9:59 AM

                      Ah, my bad! I misunderstood because I forgot that I’d see it whether it was nuked or not :)

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      November 3, 2018 8:36 AM

      I'm just over here playing Diablo 3 on Switch enjoying myself.

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      November 3, 2018 8:46 AM

      Asif is going to have to post a new article “Fans react to shacknews article about fans reacting to Diablo Immortal”

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      November 3, 2018 9:18 AM

      they kept deleting comments and then reuploaded the video and linked an unlisted one in the battle.net launcher after it got 100k dislikes lol

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      November 3, 2018 9:24 AM

      by the time i got up to speed on this thread, "dude who is passionate about the diablo franchise but lacks social skills" was near the bottom of the list when it came to reasons that this thread is pretty embarrassing. :/

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      November 3, 2018 9:34 AM

      Shacknews made the Reddit reaction jpg! https://i.imgur.com/CF4GBYG.jpg

      Although lol at the guy saying that people who don't like mobile games also hate women.

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        November 3, 2018 9:53 AM

        That Venn diagram is closer to a circle than you think.

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        November 3, 2018 10:01 AM

        Someone took the time to make that, that is hilarious

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        November 3, 2018 12:18 PM

        People who hate the Diablo mobile game are gamergaters now??

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      November 3, 2018 9:36 AM

      Can you be a respectful edgelord? Blizzard doesn’t give fucks anymore so people complaining is like media coverage currency. They love a good exgelord lead.

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      November 3, 2018 9:55 AM

      I get their disappointment, I was too. I would like a new Diablo on PC, sure (or on console). I have no desire to play a game on my phone though. I wonder if the attitude would be the same if they announced Diablo 4 as a Switch exclusive. (Which would probably make me finally buy one, lol.)

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        November 3, 2018 10:09 AM

        People would have been super pissed at a console exclusive of any kind.

        The only correct plays would have been to throw it in the middle of the keynote (with the caveat that they are also working on something else) or save it for another event

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      November 3, 2018 9:55 AM

      Wait, this just keeps getting funnier.

      -So they announce a cell phone game as their final announcement at BlizzCon. That's funny enough in and of itself and goddamn I bet there's some highly pissed off dorks.
      -Some dorks publicly ask "WTF?!", devs panic
      -Internet starts to lose it's mind because the some dorks get mad about the Diablo cell phone game.

      So, you have people getting mad that people are getting mad..about a cell phone game.

      This shit's almost too funny. It's like no one thought how this might play out and it's an utter train wreck.

      To the butthurt dorks: it's game, man. Lighten up
      To the Blizzard people: You knew how polarizing this would be. Someone thought they could push ahead and people would accept it without complaining. Better luck next announcement!
      To the people complaining about the people complaining: These dorks have every right to bitch as much and as hard and as stupidly as they want. Publicly, right ot the developers faces. Because it was announced at the developers trade show/"convention". That these dorks paid to get into. If Blizzard wants to put themselves on the firing line with a Q&A after that announcement, that's on them. The customer's always right, but the customer is often always an asshole, too.

      TLDR: what a wonderful day to be alive.

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      November 3, 2018 10:00 AM

      Is this worse than if they had announced Diablo Battle Royale?

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        November 3, 2018 10:13 AM

        At least Battle Royale isn't inherently a behaviorally manipulative gambling system like "microtransaction" driven F2P games ($130, Best Value!).

        Attaching those to an already slot machine like Pavlovian gameplay loop seems pretty disgusting, honestly.

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        November 3, 2018 3:39 PM

        The only thing worse would be if they announced Diablo 4 but it was a free digital trading card game with micro transactions

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      November 3, 2018 10:14 AM

      Further proof that “gamers” are the worst people.

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      November 3, 2018 10:18 AM

      I made a brief comment on this yesterday asking what their target market was for Diablo: cell phone edition. As bummed out as I am for no expansion or news that *I WANT*, it seems like a genius move to sell to a new generation.

      I tried cell phone games on IOS many years back, and it is not for me one bit. I simply couldn't control shit on an ipad or iphone.

      But god damn do these young whippersnappers love playing on their phone/ipad and are pretty damn good at it. It's the grumpy old man in me thinking "back in my day they never would have blah blah". Maybe this leads to a positive where the younger generation eats this diablo: cell phone game up and Blizzard has a new generation interested in Diablo and they start pumping out expansions and D4 on PCs. I won't play this cell phone game, but I truly want it to succeed as a Diablo fan. So we can get more Diablo that *I LIKE*.

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      November 3, 2018 10:18 AM

      This story is the visual centerpiece of the Kotaku In Action thread about the backlash to the backlash. Congratulations.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/KotakuInAction/comments/9tu061/gaming_journalists_are_at_it_again/?st=JO1PNG3O&sh=22aa85de

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        November 3, 2018 11:01 AM

        Quick, get the article about that ready.

        The news about the news about the news!]b

        https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/7175X69c9PL._SY355_.jpg

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        November 3, 2018 1:25 PM

        Half those posts are complaining about attacks on a "certain gender", or talking about sexuality. Neither of which have anything to with this issue, nor was mentioned (in the Shacknews article at least).
        I mean, sure, take your outrage cues from GamerGaters if you want, but be aware that's what you're doing.
        * In this case I am not singling you out, Perturbation; I mean anyone using that reddit post as proof of something.

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          November 3, 2018 1:26 PM

          Let me clarify further: You can totally have complaints about the article and game media's overall coverage of Diablo Immortal, but relying on a page full of obvious blatant GamerGate posts is not doing yourself a service.

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      November 3, 2018 12:46 PM

      Wow what a condescending, rude article. I’m disappointed Shacknews.

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      November 3, 2018 2:05 PM

      I'd have to agree to disagree that instead of showing up without hat-in-hand to applaud their stroke of genius, when you and a non-negligible portion of the fan base are anything but agreeable with their announcement that it is simply 'disrespectful' to make that known and a 'waste of time' to make that known. Yes, a particular decorum should be kept in mind when using your platform for criticisms, but they should not be outright withheld and are no less valid simply because you disagree. Using a platform that's available to you, that you spent money on, to directly address concerns and criticisms rather than render a pat on the back is specifically what it is there for. You may be hype, everyone wont be and vice versa.

      Personally, I have zero interest in a mobile game, I've yet to see a single one that peaks my interest. I don't play a mobile game for fun; I do it because it's what is available out of convenience while travelling etc. I don't expect everyone to share that same mindset, but it's one that I'm far from being independent on. The majority of people I game with feel pretty similarly. To reiterate; we're only going to be gaming on something other than our console(s) / PC if there's a pretty specific reason, and it has considerably less to do with a product pulling attention elsewhere.

      To, also, respond to a criticism or inquiry with snark of," Do you even have a phone? " That comes off tone-deff. There are blunders here on both sides. To denigrate and ostracize a group of people here because they disagree with a line of thinking, or you may not like HOW they presented their opinions regardless of potential validity seems equally heinous as being the individual as they are presented here. A lot of these articles and their fan bases seem to treat the non-agreeable fans the same way they're saying these devs shouldn't have been treated, and the irony of that is strikingly palpable.

      A final note, while yes it could bring mobile gamers (however small or large that group of people may be) into the Blizzard fold -- to expect a base of individuals who predominantly / historically play on the PC / Console for these titles to be equally excited at the mention of a platform they may not intend to use or even be interested in seems notably naive too.

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      November 3, 2018 4:24 PM

      You shouldn't be surprised that they got booed. Why would the diablo community be interested in a mobile game? This doesn't appeal to the community that they have established at all. Your main announcement to an audience that mostly consists of PC players should not be focused on a mobile game. That is asking for backlash. This happened with Command and Conquer and now it happened here. They are trying to appeal to people that are outside of their main fanbase and made that their main announcement. Just an awful idea for an announcement. They should have had several other announcements followed up by this not just this game.

      It's like me walking into a Playstation convention and announcing an upcoming game that is exclusive to xbox. It's a horrible idea and is asking for backlash.

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      November 4, 2018 1:54 AM

      It's not about Diablo going on mobile platform that made people so angry. It's about the type of mobile game they presented and slapped the Diablo brand on top of. It is a boring, typical chinese mobile game, exactly the type of mobile game that has given mobile gaming such a bad rap in the first place. Of course people are disappointed.

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        November 4, 2018 1:55 AM

        Also calling Diablo fans with valid concerns about the direction Blizzard has taken with the Diablo franchise edgelords is not helpful.

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      November 5, 2018 1:22 PM

      It's sad to see this website supporting blatant racism like this game