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Diablo III: Stay Awhile and Listen
Blizzard just released the new community site for Diablo 3, which explains why the community team has been on and off on WoW for a while while they were finishing it up I guess! It looks pretty nice and is based on the format of the existing community sites.
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)
Our new Diablo III community site has gone live! This will be your sanctuary for all the latest developments from New Tristram and beyond, featuring community forums and regular blog updates. Just like this site, you can post comments and share Diablo III news items via Twitter, Facebook, and other popular social media outlets. You'll want to check out the new Diablo III news feed regularly. We’ll use it to share everything about Diablo III and to highlight recent community activity, including your most entertaining videos, art, comics, fansites, and much more.
We hope you head over and get acquainted with the new site, and return often. We've got a lot in store leading up to the release of Diablo III, including the launch of the Game Guide section featuring lore, characters, classes, maps, and more. Additionally, you’ll see us on the new Diablo III forums. We look forward to sharing and discussing all the latest Diablo III news, content, and updates with you for a long time to come.

Blog comments, forum posting, and profile management are only available to those with an active StarCraft II, World of Warcraft, or Diablo III beta license.

Also, something interesting turned up on the DiabloFans forums today. When the site went live it seems that Blizzard also included features related to the open beta testing phase. Last time we heard from it, the beta was still supposed to be "soon".

Blue Posts
Originally Posted by Blizzard Entertainment
Character Models Update
We often see people request for model updates. This is something we'd definitely like to do at some point in time, but time is a very limited commodity for our art team. We also have to be very careful about what it means to "update" a model. We've made changes in the past to various characters and had some people be a bit upset that it was changed on them as they had made very specific choices about the look of their character. We try to be as sensitive as possible about these types of things.

I can't give you more information than that, but the idea isn't far from our minds. We just have a lot of things we still want to on multiple levels that we hope enhance the experience of the game for everyone.

There is a lot of new art that was introduced in Cataclysm along with upgrades in things such as water (as a very small example). We have some pretty high standards for ourselves as well and while we can always up the poly count, that only goes so far. We're talking about models that have existed since the beginning of the game and thus, aren't all as advanced as some of the newer models that have been introduced to the game. We've been upping more than the poly counts. We're doing more in the way of animation and the way models are articulated and move within the world.

Now, as for hiring more people, we are always looking for talented people as you can see from our jobs page.We're even currently looking for a 3D character artist among other things.

Again, I think people are taking what I said to mean that there is a lack of desire on our end, and this is far from the truth. We absolutely agree that we could make improvements and would like to do so. It's just a matter of figuring out the "when" that this could be accomplished. There's a whole world (of warcraft) of things that are being worked on and we want to get to everything we can and make it count. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Raid Finder destroys communities
With the current design philosophy of the upcoming Raid Finder, it's not at all intended to serve as a replacement for organized raiding. In fact, it isn't at all being designed to be used as a direct substitute for forming raids the way people do today. The goal is to give people who enjoy the more casual PuG raid environment, or just don't have the schedule to keep up with organized raids, a better way to experience raid content.

We're still solidifying a lot of the details for this feature and look forward to sharing more with you soon. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

Mobile Armory App Updated
Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker)

  • Automatic price undercutting: Set the default buyout price of your auctions to match or undercut the current lowest buyout price for an item.
  • Aggregated buyout search results: Multiple auctions posted at the same buyout price can now be viewed as a single group.
  • Support for the following Guild features: Level, Perks, Rewards, Achievements, News, Events, and MotD.
  • Links to items and achievements received in Remote Guild Chat now link to those sections in the app.
  • Links to enchants, quests, abilities, talents, and professions received in Remote Guild Chat now display tool tips.
  • Improved search technology.
  • Search now suggests terms based on previous searches.
  • Updated calendar events presentation.
  • A character’s talents & glyphs now display on the same page.
  • Leaderboard has been removed.
  • Realm firsts will no longer appear in the activity feed.
  • Bookmarks are now saved locally instead of on the server. All old bookmarks will be lost.
  • Various bug fixes

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Comments 71 Comments
  1. Naix's Avatar
    Best things to ever happen to wow.1. LFD tool.2. Cross realm battlegrounds3. Guild finder.4. Flying mounts.5. Getting saved to bosses and not raidsSoon to come (I knew was coming)1. LFR (Looking for raid) tool2. Monk class
  1. slackjawsix's Avatar
    yaa wowcrendor get recognition on mmo champ
  1. zrankfappa's Avatar
    i pay extra for Mobile AH, but i have to own a smart phone to get the better functionality, and guild chat. It sucks! There in cahoots with the phone companies! I want to run the mobile app from my desktop ... who has been able to install it to an Android or Iphone Emulator?
  1. Kazuun's Avatar
    Stupid question but.... how can I write on D3 forums? I'm not currently subscribed do WoW so my "REPLY" button doesn't work. I see ppl with WoW and SC2 "avatars" but I can't find a way to switch my WoW char to SC2 profile which would (Probabbly, I assume) allow me to post there. Thanks for some advices
  1. Designer's Avatar
    What community is the raid finder going to destroy? I am not in any raid community, so the finder won't destroy any from my point of view. You could update troll cat to look better like it has been suggested in Wow forums.
  1. thepuppetmaster's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InfernalDark View Post
    Raid Finder destroys communities?Srry, but dungeon finder already did it.
    Last time I check most guilds don't form to do dungeons and no one cheers when a dungeon boss is downed.
  1. twelvedogs's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by InfernalDark View Post
    Raid Finder destroys communities?Srry, but dungeon finder already did it.
    i still group with friends just as much for dungeons, how else do you skip the queue? the only difference is now i don't have to spam trade to get the missing spots. maybe your friends just suck
  1. wowcrendor's Avatar
    Probably my favorite MMO Champion post ever, next to the Darkmoon Faire update one
  1. Raze666's Avatar
    Am the tauren the yells "Hold this points,what are you doing hold this points" Yeh sigh thats me
  1. frogger237's Avatar
    How do you get the adds without sound buttons to stop playing sound? Really annoys the hell out of me when I gotta pause a vid on here because of the endless stream of adds that I have to scroll to the top and bottoms of the pages to mute.
  1. Zaera's Avatar
    They have a Paladin! I quit, ye me2.

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