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It seems the Kotaku leak wasn't that solid, at least when it comes to the timing. Jason Schreier gave an update on the matter, saying Blizzard have disputed the claims of his sources that the announcement was supposed to happen at BlizzCon. However, he still stands by the fact the video was made, which suggests he's actually seen it, and he's apologized for the misinformation (and deleted his original tweet about the fact - but you can still see it in our article).

This is actually extremely weird news, as it made so much more sense that Blizzard did actually know what they were doing when they planned to end the opening ceremony with a Diablo 4 video, but something happened which made them cancel it last minute. As it stands (if we're to believe Schreier), it seems a video was made, but was never planned to be shown at BlizzCon, meaning they did in fact think showing off Immortal as the final/big announcement of the opening ceremony was a good idea. That did not turn out to be the case.

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Well this is getting interesting.

If the whole thing is a PR move it has successfully confused me and slightly distracted me from the whole Immortal trainwreck.

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So Blizzard DIDN'T wanted to announce anything else and reserved the whole grand stage for a flipping mobile Diablo game that wasn't even made by them?

 

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4 minutes ago, Steveson said:

So Blizzard DIDN'T wanted to announce anything else and reserved the whole grand stage for a flipping mobile Diablo game that wasn't even made by them?

 

Well we are not so sure. If this is true, then something really did happened to have Blizzard decide last minute not to show a video. I have no idea what's going, but this is becoming even more confusing and strange as the days go on. But I still stand by my point that it was stupid decision on Blizzards end to reveal a mobile game.

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1 minute ago, Rhondis said:

Well we are not so sure. If this is true, then something really did happened to have Blizzard decide last minute not to show a video. I have no idea what's going, but this is becoming even more confusing and strange as the days go on. But I still stand by my point that it was stupid decision on Blizzards end to reveal a mobile game.

I think that Blizzard PR department has no idea how to deal with this situation at all. After seeing all their blunders that already happened (including that Youtube controversy with deleting comments and dislikes) i wouldn't be surprised in their incompetency.

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1 hour ago, Starym said:

Well this is getting interesting.

If the whole thing is a PR move it has successfully confused me and slightly distracted me from the whole Immortal trainwreck.

I hope it isn't. It has made me go from wondering on if the Diablo team was just experiencing difficulties and so shit was happening , to wondering if blizzard has actually gone insane and their PR department is totally retarded.

I mean, a trainwreck as a PR move to mitigate global backlash is never a good idea.

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27 minutes ago, Stan said:

Is this the rumored Diablo Netflix series? 😄 It gets better and better every day 😄 

With transgender asian Diablo. Yeah

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Blizzard has been taken over by hostile elements.

Probably there are guys in charge that are on the payroll of EA or Ubisoft or whoever.

 

No, seriously, are they trying to destroy anyhting they build in the last 20 years? How stupid and retarded can the whole PR-Guys be? Fire the whole department, ban them of any public posting (Twitter, Instagramm, Facebook...) for at least 1 year until the learn at least the most common basics about PR.

This is something you definitly couldn't put in a movie - any watcher would complain how totally unrealistic it is. But here we have it - live and in color...

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If they have any sort of D4 trailer shot, even if its only 10 secs like that 5 yr old cyberpunk teaser..... It was probably pretty stupid not to show it... Maybe they could've "broken the internet" in the good way....

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It's a f-trap. There is nothing D4, and if they even have and not show then they are more idiots than actually now. Absolutely ridiculous what they are doing and let to do by others posting idiotism like this guy.

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13 minutes ago, Hypersonic said:

It's a f-trap. There is nothing D4, and if they even have and not show then they are more idiots than actually now. Absolutely ridiculous what they are doing and let to do by others posting idiotism like this guy.

I don't know why but my eyes hurt every time i try to read it

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It's not a reliable source of information to begin with. That site is known to jump on bandwagon of any "controversy"(like many others) and trying to start their own, so that info of another Diablo game being pulled from Blizzcon was surely fake.

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I'm actually sad about this, I wish blizz could handle this announce better than they did. People were not hoping for d4 as it had been out of question for a while now, but they deserved more than an outsourced mobile spin-off, given how quiet it was in Diablo Dept.

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5 hours ago, WedgeAntilles said:

Blizzard has been taken over by hostile elements.

Probably there are guys in charge that are on the payroll of EA or Ubisoft or whoever.

 

No, seriously, are they trying to destroy anyhting they build in the last 20 years? How stupid and retarded can the whole PR-Guys be? Fire the whole department, ban them of any public posting (Twitter, Instagramm, Facebook...) for at least 1 year until the learn at least the most common basics about PR.

This is something you definitly couldn't put in a movie - any watcher would complain how totally unrealistic it is. But here we have it - live and in color...

They don't need EA or Ubisoft reps, Activision owns Blizzard and it is now apparent they aspire to be EA and Ubisoft.

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1 hour ago, Sharknad0 said:

They don't need EA or Ubisoft reps, Activision owns Blizzard and it is now apparent they aspire to be EA and Ubisoft.

To be precise, Activision Blizzard (merger of Activision and Vivendi Games, which owned Blizzard among other companies, later Acti-Blizz bought remaining shares of Vivendi) is a holding company, it's subsidiaries being Activision, Blizzard, King and MLG. I wouldn't blame it all on Activision, Blizzard themselves can be greedy on their own, and it's this company's internal decision. 

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22 hours ago, shanghaied said:

I dont believe a damn thing that ****show known as Kotaku posts, so I'm not really surprised if they botched the message or reinterpreted info.

I don't understand why any legitimate gaming site posts something that only kotaku has reported on. Wouldn't be surprised if kotaku made up the whole thing.

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      Wizard Archon Fixed an issue where certain item bonuses (such as from the item Deathwish) would persist between changing forms to/from Archon Developer's Note: A few patches ago, we stated we were going to continue to observe Bazooka Wizard to see its performance over time. Back then, we thought it would require a high level of skill to execute that would make it relatively less utilized as a hard, but rewarding, gameplay option. That hasn't been the case, as many feel it's too mandatory. In the context of this and other changes (like Bone Ringer and Chantodo's), we think it makes sense to make this change now. Spite Fixed an issue where casting Restless Giant would cause the 200% physical bonus damage to fail to apply when the Gargantuan enraged Squirt's Necklace Fixed an issue where some ground effects were causing the Squirt's Necklace buff to fall off despite being shielded Return to Top FAQ
      Q: When does Season 19 start?
      A: Season 19 begins Friday, November 22 at 5:00 p.m. PST in North America, 5:00 p.m. CET in Europe, and 5:00 p.m. KST in Asia. For time zone conversions, see this site.
      Q: When do Seasons go live for players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch?
      A: Seasons go live for all console players globally Friday, November 22 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time, regardless of which regional version of the game you may have. Please note that Seasonal Leaderboards for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch are still separate by hardware platform.
      Q: When will Season 19 end?
      A: We are no longer providing anticipated end dates for Seasons. However, we are committed to keeping Seasons roughly three months in length (give or take a few weeks based on development needs) and will continue to provide a minimum of two weeks advance notice for when the Season will be ending.
      Q: When are the non-Seasonal Leaderboards being wiped?
      A: Non-Seasonal Leaderboards are tied to what we call “Eras,” each of which lasts about 6–12 months. The most recent era began November 12. For more information on Eras, please see this post.
      Q: What will happen to older Seasonal and Era records?
      A: Starting with Season 10, we removed old personal bests from Season 1. When Season 19 arrives, we will remove old personal bests from Season 10, and so on. We will be doing the same for personal bests from the previous Era when the next one goes live.
      Seasonal Leaderboard records are not being cleared and will remain archived both in game and on our website.
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      Themed Seasons are continuing to evolve as we venture into the future, and we’re quite excited to see where this one leads. Are you looking forward to the Season of Eternal Conflict? Are you going to try one of the two new Class Sets? Gear up and get ready; we’ll see you in Season 19!
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      As always, we'll have our guides ready for the season start, including the two new sets and new builds with all the added legendary powers.
       

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      The season starts on November 22nd and we get new cosmetic rewards for the journey!
    • By Starym
      While the season preview blog is coming today, along with the official release date, it seems almost certain we'll be seeing the Eternal Conflict start next Friday, November 22nd. Based on the below blue post by community manager Nevalistis, and the fact it makes perfect sense to choose the start of the weekend for the launch, it's a safe bet we'll be starting our next seasonal journey then (unless something major breaks). We've also gotten a more detailed explanation on why the season (and probably all future seasons) was delayed yesterday, in case you missed it.
      Meanwhile, you can check out the official live 2.6.7 patch notes.
      Season 19 Start (source)
      We tried, once, to launch a Season on a Thursday instead. We received immense amounts of community feedback that that was not optimal; many people like taking the day off for the Season start, and that’s a lot harder to do on a Thursday than the end of the week.
      We went back to Fridays and haven’t tried to mess with it since.
      Now, obviously there is a very slight possibility the above might also refer to the Friday 2 weeks from now, or that the blog reveals a new release day for seasons, but we'd still say you can start getting prepared for next Friday.
      The header image is by liuhao726 over on Artstation, and is fittingly called "The Eternal Conflict", same as as Season 19!


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