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Offline Mefustae

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Blizzard Splashscreens
Something is afoot!

The Blizzard website has a new splashscreen that appears to be changing. The ice seems to point, logically, to the impending release of Wrath of the Lich King (my bad). However, some believe this could be the announcement of the Second Coming Diablo III. Only time will tell.

First splashscreen:



Second splashscreen:



Third splashscreen:

« Last Edit: June 25, 2008, 08:44:21 am by Mefustae »

 

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Seems like Wrath of the Lich King to me..

4 openings for a next-gen MMO ... plus a bunch of 3D environment openings. And design openings too.  Sounds like a new project, alright. If they're gonna turn D3 into a MMO, I'll be torn between irritation, amusement and flat out joyfulness.


:lol: Go to the main page, and feast your eyes on the ZERG ENERGY DRINK!

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Take a closer look at the splash. There are runes around the central section of the picture. One of the bigger ones on the left seems familiar to me. Looks decidedly Protoss to me.
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Take a closer look at the splash. There are runes around the central section of the picture. One of the bigger ones on the left seems familiar to me. Looks decidedly Protoss to me.
Kotaku's got some folks who reckon those runes correspond to some of the runes in Diablo II. Flimsy, sure, but it's something.

 

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Holy Sathanas! That DOES look like the Hel rune! No wonder it looked familiar. Number of times I've assembled the rune word Silence (Dol-Eld-Hel-Ist-Tir-Vex)...
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I like Leaf for my fire sorceresses. Cheap, easy, and oh so effective.
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I was a sword barb. So i had twin colossus blades, both of them Silences. Boosted by resistances off the charts, since each blade adds 75 resist, plus my barb's own natural resistance.

I named him Srin Odessa after the MW4 Mercs character, then later realised Srin was a she.  :doubt:
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cool stuff! I wonder how Diablo III will look like...
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Its not announced that its D3. Its just speculation. It could also relate to Wrath of the Lich King, but there is no doubt that Blizzard is working on another MMO.

Besides, I don't really call Diablo having much crystals. Only in the Throne of Destruction, and those were red.
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Stars, now. But I suspect it's just something to do with Wrath of the Lich King, or maybe Starcraft 2. Blizzard know their fans well - more than likely these mixed signals are very deliberate.

 

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Yea true, but you cannot deny the fact that blizzard is working on a next gen MMO....
« Last Edit: June 25, 2008, 05:56:31 am by Stormkeeper »
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I wish I could.

 

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Me too. I wouldn't want Diablo 3 to be another WoW.
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http://www.worldofwar.net/n/414868/blizzard-image-solved

It seems the rune is the same as one of the runes in Frostmourn (Artha's Sword).
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Mefustae's Kotaku link had that theory too.

And that article is based on the first splash, not the second and now third splash.
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http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/53312

Confirmed that they're announcing a new title.

 

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A new splash screen is up. The central image looks distinctly like the forehead of a Protoss.
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World of Starcraft, then?

EDIT: Ah, but the ambiguity continues. If you connect the symbols on the ice it creates a pentagram. Oh, Blizzard, you cards.
« Last Edit: June 27, 2008, 07:17:45 am by Ransom Arceihn »

 

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Oh ? Does it now ...

Holy Sathanas you're right!
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And no one's noticed the pentagram, except Ransom?
Looks like someone did notice it; its number 20 on the link flipside gave.

That face in the middle can fit the Protoss perfectly too, because of that little ridge in between. When's the exact date of WWI?

Blizzard really know how to make the fans stress.

Also, what is this Lost Viking ? It seems to have some precedence in the splash images too, not the least because of the PPE (Purple Penguin of Evil)'s number codes.
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