Commemorate 20 years of Diablo II with Carbot, MrLlamaSC, and new in-game wings!

Lol… I actually would not want to go back to being 20 again. I am way old enough to be D2’s mother + some. Getting old is not actually that bad!

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Awesome! Thanks for the new wings!

Happy Anniversary!

Typical minimal effort as usual, which whoever did this probably threw it together in their spare time because they felt bad that blizzard just doesn’t care, if the case, good on that person having some passion left in them.

Between this and the pathetic D4 quarterly update, knocking blizzard down from AAA status a while back is well warranted. Hype for D4 is gone already, they probably had a remaster of D2 in the works but after the backlash for warcraft 3 they didn’t want to release a broken pile like that. Shadowlands is set to fail due to minimal effort and not listening to the fans. Overwatch is dying and the paid DLC Overwatch 2 is set to disappoint fans.

I have zero faith in D4, and nor do I really care anymore because it’s looking like it’s actually further off than people expected from the minimal quarterly updates. GGG will get PoE2.0 out the door first, by years, and solidify their spot as the leader in ARPGs even further.

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Just dropping in to say Thank You to the Blizzard team for putting this together. D2 is a great game that I spent many hours playing. The Baal wings look awesome on a WD with Mundu’s set, by the way. Carbot never ever disappoints! I’m not going to watch Llama stream. He’s not my cup o’ tea, but I appreciate the effort. I’ve always liked Blizzard because their team was made up of gamers who love their games as much as we the fans do, and that shows.

I know a ton of people got hyped on D2:Resurrected rumors and are being particularly salty right now. They’ll get over it. Just make D4 a worthy successor to the franchise =) If that means you have to shove Bobby Kotick and the rest of the Activi$ion team into a padded room so they don’t interfere, then make it so. You guys really need a big win.

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They didn’t say there was no remaster… They just said “no Diablo news in June”. So there’s still hope…

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That’s true, and Blizzard has a habit of waiting on their reveal announcements until the games are pretty far along. They got gun shy after SC:Ghost got so much hype and then ultimately the project was cancelled amidst tremendous criticism. And of course the “Soon™” meme was born entirely out of them making promises and delivering late, and Activi$ion seems to have nipped that in the bud. It is entirely possible they’re working on a remaster and it’s just not ready yet.

I’m not going to get on the hype train though. It’s just an emotional rollercoaster to let yourself get your hopes up based on scant evidence only to be dashed when the internet rumor turns out to be BS. People honestly should be smart enough to ask for real evidence and not be so gullible. I’ve learned to be a skeptic over my years.

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Best game ever. Always in my heart… Can’t say about D3… But you still can make epic D4!

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Because D3 is the far superior game at this stage, that’s why it still gets events, in-game rewards and proper seasons. Even Blizzard agrees with me, that’s why current iteration of D2 is treated like the illegitimate child that doesn’t belong.

When was the last time D2 got anything like that? :eyes: :eyes: :eyes:

Today. Pretty sure D3 got another pair of wings, oh boy.

D2 meanwhile got a delightful cartoon and a heart warming write up.

D3 would have zilch support if it were 20 years old. Guess how many will be playing on D3’s 20th? Not more players than D4, that’s for sure. The bar is incredibly low to surpass D3 and I am confident D4 will do it. Even if D4 is D3 2.0 D3 will continue to die well before D2.

LOL the D3 dev team agrees with you, that D3 is the better game? That’s not surprising. And yes, parts of the combat, graphics, endgame are indeed better than in D2. But D2 is the better ARPG imo.

The graphics, smooth combat and release date are the readons, why more copies of D3 are getting sold now, that’s why they work (a bit) on D3. It has nothing to do with which game is better. And they don’t work hard on it. D3 players are complaining about (almost) nothing being done against bots for years.

reading from the linked article above the first paragraph had me shaking my head:
“Multiple Great Evils (not just one). Hardcore mode. Gem socketing. Fighting demons outside for the first time. Diablo II has a legacy, and it’s in the bloodstream of every game we’ve worked on at Blizzard since the year 2000.”

I feel like you (current Blizzard) are taking away the credit old blizzard has done, mostly everyone that has worked on the original Diablo and Diablo 2 has left the company, instead of saying “we’ve” worked on as if the ActiBlizz staff actually worked on those classics, please reword it to something like:

“we are proud to have become the successors to a legacy franchise known as Diablo and strive to continue the Diablo story”

But even then seeing how D3 was treated, if I personally worked on the game I would have been ashamed to say I was a successor knowing damn well that the original D3 was a greedy cash grab living up to the sin of Greed, who knows maybe lessons were learned and D4 might actually be good, I will just wait it out until I could pick up D4 for $20

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The bit about the Diablo 2 downloader on Rhykkers last game news video was… interesting. Not direct evidence, but definitely a head scratcher.

IF there is something coming AND it’s no where near being finished, I’m glad Blizz isn’t prematurely announcing anything. I’d rather have a polished product than some half baked crashing piece of junk which could potentially unravel the Diablo community.

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I think both of our backs would disagree with this statement. :wink:

Also, Yappy Ding Day! Hope you got lots of wine and pie planned. :pie: :wine_glass: :wine_glass: :pie:

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How in the nine circles of Dante’s hell can anyone call this atrocity “wings?” Looks closer to the tendrils Sil grew in “Species.” This is a reward?

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Each of the Diablo games was a step to the next. They should all be cherished, its what brought us together! Congratulations Blizzard for providing a lot of entertainment to masses over the years. :smiley:

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Maybe it will grow on you. :yum:

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Thank you for the Wings and the Achievement, most unexpected and very appreciated. I bought the Diablo War Chest shortly after I purchased my Radio Shack Tandy, oh, so many years ago and it has been on every computer I have owned since than.
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not going to lie this is disappointing. don’t care about speedruns, wings are kinda meh, the necro wings are far better designed. and a bust of diablo, which is kinda cool. this just screams kinda lazy.

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superior game, that’s why they made a d2 anniversary event. you must not have been around for d3 launch with all the hate.

Happy 20th anniversary! I remember buying D2 from Bestbuy and LOD from radioshack!