We attended the Blizzcon 2009 Diablo III Heroes & Monsters Panel at Hall C which described the process of developing various monsters and their unique and special abilities. We divided the videos into four parts.
Flux (Diii.net) and I shared a room at the hotel. When I entered the room, late night on Saturday after Blizzcon 2009 ended, he showed me a large paper. He walked by a restaurant, and an employee asked him if he was at Blizzcon. When Flux said yes, he handed him the Restaurant menu.
Flux gave me the menu to scan it for our audience. He considered it quitely funny, and indeed it is. The McCormick & Schmick’s Restaurant went through all the trouble to rename most of their menu and print it to catch attention from Blizzcon 2009 visitors. The menu got tons of references from Diablo, World of Warcraft and Starcraft II.
You can find this restaurant at 321 West Katella Avenue. Suite 109. Anaheim, CA. 92802
Featured Species: This Halibut was captured with a spear off of Gulf of Westmarch by Deckard Cain on the “Stay a while and Listen”.
Kurast, Sea Scallops
Kurast, Bay Scallops
Dreadlands Rainbow Trout
Lachdanan’s Duck Confit Tacos with Serrano Cream
Pepin’s White Ale Steamed Manila Clams
14 oz. New York Strip Steak (also known as Wirt’s Leg)
Lut Gholein, Ono
Tilapia Cashew Twin Seas, Khanduras
A Recipe taken from “The Horadrim Monastery Cook Book
Farham the Drunk’s Creation
From the Kitchen of Tristram Village:
Dreadlands Trout (Almond Crusted with Chive Beurre Blanc)
Mahi-Mahi (Cajun Maple Marinated, Orange Beurre Blanc)
Dark Wanderer Sea Scallops
King Leoric Wild Swordfish
Check out other games’ references in the menu after the break.
Noob Entries and Sandwishes
Orcish Pancetta Wrapped Jumbo Prawns with Thai Barbeque Sauce
Korean Style Beef Short Ribs with Stormwind City Marinade
Nazjatar Raw Bar (Lots of Seafood options)
Dark Portal Steak and Stuffed Shrimp Combinations
Ner’zhul’s Creme Brulee
Eld Druids Lobster Ravioli
Death Knight Filet Mignon
Grizzly Hills Blueberry Shortcake
Zerus Atlantic Salmon (*Zerus is the Zerg homeworld)
The Overmind’s Atlantic Salmon Zerus—stuffed with crab, bay shrimp, Brie Cheese, Chive Lemon Butter. A Favorite amongst the Zerg Swarm.
Gerard DuGalle Barramundi (Queensland, Australia)—served every Monday aboard the DSS Aleksander
The Federal Confederacy Atlantic Salmon
Chau Sara Tilapia Parmesan
Raynor’s Ling Cod Fish and Chips (Hand battered Ling Cod with Tartar Sauce and French Fries)
We were at the WoW / Diablo III Press-only Q&A on Saturday between 5-6pm asking questions to J. Allen Brack and Jay Wilson. Room 208a was packed with press members of various fansites. However, I managed to ask Jay Wilson the following:
In Diablo II, we were able to see the fate of the three heroes of the first Diablo game: the Warrior, the Sorceror and the Rogue. All went mad and turned to evil. Will the Diablo II heroes appear in Diablo III? Will we get to see what their fate was in these past 20 years?
Pretty much the answer was that we will see at least one of the Diablo II heroes in Diablo III. He didn’t want to comment much on this at this point. As you know the Barbarian in Diablo III is the same one from Diablo II, 20 years older. And now we got confirmation of yet another hero making a cameo in Diablo III. Who do you think this hero will be?
The Necromancer, the Assassin, the Amazon, the Druid, the Paladin, or the Sorceress? Will he be a quest giver or have gone mad or succumbed to evil? I guess we just opened a pandora’s box that will make us itch in curiosity for time to come.
We are still processing some Diablo III panel videos that DIRECTV didn’t cover. I am currently uploading 5GB worth of HD Video (5 files) to the IncGamers server of which nigh 50% is done. Tamer and Rush will edit them, and once they are ready we will post them on the front page.
You will like to hear what Jay Wilson said about Trading in Diablo III. That was one of the few questions I managed to pitch his way.
I visited the Pocket Books booth on Saturday at 4pm to record on video the book signing session held by Christie Golden. Jaime Costas and her husband organized a raffle to give away 40 copies of the World of Warcraft: Arthas Collector’s Edition. The place was crowded with fans that were excited to meet her.
Below are some photos as a sneak peek until I prepare the videos. Photos explained from left to right … The first photo is Maticus (Worldofwar.net) and J. Allen Brack (WoW Producer Director); second photo is Medievaldragon and J. Allen Brack. The third photo from left to right: Jaime Costas (Pocket Books), Christie Golden, Medievaldragon, Richard A. Knaak and TOKYOPOP Editor-in-Chief Rob Tokar.
On this batch, Medievaldragon and Nethaera (WoW Community Manager). On the second one, with Karune (Starcraft II Community Manager). Third one: Greg Street (Ghostcrawler), Medievaldragon, and on the far right: Patrick Magruder (WoW Lead Gameplay Programmer). Need to double check the developer on light-gray shirt.
Diablo III is being developed as the definitive action role-playing game, and a true continuation of the Diablo series. Players will create a hero from one of five distinct classes, such as barbarian, witch doctor, wizard, or monk, each equipped with an array of spells and abilities. As these heroes adventure through rich and varied settings, unraveling an epic storyline and engaging in combat with hordes of monsters and challenging bosses, they
The Diablo III Monk Class gameplay video is just amazing. This monk comes from a highly structured theocratic society well-known by Sanctuary citizens. They fight using a mix of combo skills based on martial-melee and holy magic decimating their opponents. When a large group of mobs surrround him, all you can see is a splash of red blood across the screen. Yea, what you might say by now is: AWESOME!
Chris Metzen revealed the new Diablo III Class … the Monk. This class is very martial-melee and magic based. It is kick-ass. It has very shattering fast moves and awesome aoe-like spells that kill everything within the area. You just see a huge pool of red blood in its wake. I will be uploading some photos soon from our press kit.
Bashiok gathered some of the links of the GameCom press coverage concerning Diablo III which was playable at the event. We are going to have some coverage of Diablo III at Blizzcon, so stay tuned over the weekend.