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The news comes just days after the chief operating officer of Activision Blizzard told investors that there was no release window for the game, so they decided to omit it from their 2011 financial outlook.
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/crosses fingers....
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Am I the only one who stopped caring 2 years ago about when they will be done? I mean really how long is too long...it's not like they lack funding or resources.
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From Blizzard, I expect them to release it when they deem it is ready to release. Not when the masses think it should be released. And that is the problem a lot of publishers have with their titles, they put out one good game and then a sequel to it, and attempt to ride the franchise cash cow to the bank releasing mediocre after mediocre sequel after that.

To Blizzard: Take your time, do it right, and release it on your terms. The true fans of the game will still buy it, when you do bring it out.
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From Blizzard, I expect them to release it when they deem it is ready to release. Not when the masses think it should be released. And that is the problem a lot of publishers have with their titles, they put out one good game and then a sequel to it, and attempt to ride the franchise cash cow to the bank releasing mediocre after mediocre sequel after that.

To Blizzard: Take your time, do it right, and release it on your terms. The true fans of the game will still buy it, when you do bring it out.
Unless the true fans of the game are dead... Then you have a problem...
     
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While I agree its better to wait and get a polished product on release, the issue with such a long wait is expectation. With such a long development cycle Im guessing that for alot of people the expections of this game are going to be very high and in all likely the gameplay and mechanics is not likely to change all that much resulting in some very disappointed fans...

Just my opinion.....
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Bored of Diablo. They took too long on Starcraft 2 and they're taking too long on Diablo 3; I've lost all interest. Didn't care for Starcraft 2. I would have if it was released when I was in high school.
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From Blizzard, I expect them to release it when they deem it is ready to release. Not when the masses think it should be released. And that is the problem a lot of publishers have with their titles, they put out one good game and then a sequel to it, and attempt to ride the franchise cash cow to the bank releasing mediocre after mediocre sequel after that.

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Lol fanboyism at it's most obvious.
No there is too long and they have approached it and watched it go by. I've been there from the start of Diablo, but I'm not going to expect anything more than any other developer that is out there turning out great games in a fraction of the time.
You wondered when you are going to see $69.99 games in the US? When this comes out will be my guess.
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Probably taking so long because Bobby Kotick is trying to figure out a way to make you pay month to month for anticipating it's release and will want everyone's back fees paid before you can purchase the game.
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Lol fanboyism at it's most obvious.
No there is too long and they have approached it and watched it go by. I've been there from the start of Diablo, but I'm not going to expect anything more than any other developer that is out there turning out great games in a fraction of the time.
You wondered when you are going to see $69.99 games in the US? When this comes out will be my guess.
The word "fanboy" has become overused on this forum.

I, for one, don't like that Blizzard takes a long ass time to release their games. I sometimes wonder if they take their time to make a point: that no matter how long they take to release a game, they will still make lots of money. Of course the argument can be made that they release games later, rather than sooner, so that there are less bugs upon release (blah blah blah). What proof is there to show that Blizzard couldn't have released SC2 at an earlier date? I didn't see any difference between SC2 beta and the final product.
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Diablo 3ilogy. 2011 Diablo 3, 2012 Expansion King, 2013 The milkening.

i dont know if ill be buying this or not. I think ill probably do torchlight instead.
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