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Diablo 4 Conspiracy Theory from Rhykker!

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Check out this conspiracy theory about the dice that were included in the Blizzcon package from Rhykker!

Firstly, let's just make sure that everyone understands:

This is just a theory.

There is no guarantee that this is definitely correct, it might just be nothing, but it's always fun to speculate! 

Check out the video from Rhykker below and make sure to check out his YouTube for more content:

So, what do you think? Could this be a genuine hint from Blizzard towards Diablo 4? We've seen some serious scavenger hunts going on in Overwatch for new heroes, so this definitely wouldn't be out of character. Are we simply just looking for what we want to see? You decide and let us know below!

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It's a wild guess, and hard to believe that a new diablo game comes out so soon after Blizzard moved some developers from Diablo to WoW, and then some of the developers left Blizzard for good. High priority projects like Legion and Overwatch are budget killers, can they really risk releasing Diablo 4 with a weaker team compared to other games and even Diablo 3.

But the hints are interesting, D4 dice, 11/4 , how can you explain it otherwise...

If this is a print error then as he said somebody's gonna get fired :D

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7 hours ago, mnime said:

It's a wild guess, and hard to believe that a new diablo game comes out so soon after Blizzard moved some developers from Diablo to WoW, and then some of the developers left Blizzard for good. High priority projects like Legion and Overwatch are budget killers, can they really risk releasing Diablo 4 with a weaker team compared to other games and even Diablo 3.

But the hints are interesting, D4 dice, 11/4 , how can you explain it otherwise...

If this is a print error then as he said somebody's gonna get fired :D

I think it would be so strange for this to be a print error. Let's be honest, there are DEFINITELY D&D players at Blizzard, there's no way there aren't. Quality control would have immediately identified problems with the dice, no? If this is really just a mistake, then I agree, someone is getting fired!

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In my opinion using what Blizzard has been doing with Overwatch (i.e. the hidden codes) to justify the possibility of this theory is like comparing apples to oranges.  Yes Blizz has been really stepping up their marketing game with Overwatch by releasing hidden messages or codes, but if you take it in the context of the game itself, it kind of makes sense.  Overwatch involves at least two clandestine, special ops groups (Blackwatch and Talon).  The normal functions of either of those organizations involves codes, code breaking, aliases, undercover work, and espionage.  My point is that the codes and clues serve a direct purpose of tying the fan into the  action of the game itself.  Having said that, I'm not so sure that suddenly using hidden codes for a Diablo 4 reveal really makes sense.  It doesn't fit the atmosphere of the game.  At the end of the day this is still an interesting theory and this is just my opinion on it.  I'm excited to see if anything comes of it.

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10 hours ago, Blainie said:

I think it would be so strange for this to be a print error. Let's be honest, there are DEFINITELY D&D players at Blizzard, there's no way there aren't. Quality control would have immediately identified problems with the dice, no? If this is really just a mistake, then I agree, someone is getting fired!

My first thought along Occam's Razor, would be to talk to someone who runs a gaming supply shop. Find out just HOW likely it is that the dice were accidentally misprinted. From Google images, it would appear possible but rare.

But don't make the mistake of thinking Blizzard actually made these items, or QC'd them. They place orders with companies that are expected to QC their own products, just as a company you work for might order a bunch of team t-shirts from a t-shirt printer (unless you work for a t-shirt printer).

If it's an accidental misprint, it's certainly an amazingly coincidental one. Truth is stranger than fiction.

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21 hours ago, ghostdeini said:

In my opinion using what Blizzard has been doing with Overwatch (i.e. the hidden codes) to justify the possibility of this theory is like comparing apples to oranges.  Yes Blizz has been really stepping up their marketing game with Overwatch by releasing hidden messages or codes, but if you take it in the context of the game itself, it kind of makes sense.  Overwatch involves at least two clandestine, special ops groups (Blackwatch and Talon).  The normal functions of either of those organizations involves codes, code breaking, aliases, undercover work, and espionage.  My point is that the codes and clues serve a direct purpose of tying the fan into the  action of the game itself.  Having said that, I'm not so sure that suddenly using hidden codes for a Diablo 4 reveal really makes sense.  It doesn't fit the atmosphere of the game.  At the end of the day this is still an interesting theory and this is just my opinion on it.  I'm excited to see if anything comes of it.

I guess it's not really in the Diablo spirit to do it like this, but maybe they've decided to take inspiration from the OW team given how successful it has been? I'm definitely praying they have! :P

14 hours ago, solitha said:

My first thought along Occam's Razor, would be to talk to someone who runs a gaming supply shop. Find out just HOW likely it is that the dice were accidentally misprinted. From Google images, it would appear possible but rare.

But don't make the mistake of thinking Blizzard actually made these items, or QC'd them. They place orders with companies that are expected to QC their own products, just as a company you work for might order a bunch of team t-shirts from a t-shirt printer (unless you work for a t-shirt printer).

If it's an accidental misprint, it's certainly an amazingly coincidental one. Truth is stranger than fiction.

That's true to be fair, but it does seem odd also that the error is also on every set of dice. Surely someone would have noticed it during the QCing - if not, someone's losing their job :p

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