Quote:It is Blizzard North, not Blizzard. They are different studios. I actually agree with them because back in those day any type of RPG is as dead as Click and Point adventure nowadays.
Blizzard North was called Concord, when they try to find a publisher to fund Diablo no one was willing. According to Concord, publisher laugh at the idea of RPG. Eventually, they got desperate enough to approach Blizzard who was a small developer with a publishing department. Remember at this time Blizzard have only Warcraft and Warcraft 2 as big success, and smaller success like Lost Viking and Rock and Roll Racing.
I think that give you an idea how unpopular RPG was at the time.