You will be able to sell your items for real money in Diablo 3. There will also be a in-game gold auction house as in World of WarCraft
“Ultimately, players want it,” – ”In the past we’ve really taken this hardline stance of, we will just try to stamp it down in every place that we can. And we could take that approach. But I actually think that with Diablo, it actually will end up being a good thing, at least something that players will be excited about. It really is something that a lot of players are already looking to do.” – Blizzard
Blizzard announced that you will need an Internet connection to be able to play Diablo 3, this means both single player and multiplayer.
There will be a requirement to have an internet connection to be able to play Diablo 3, multiplayer and singleplayer. This is exactly like they did with StarCraft 2. Rob Pardo, executive producer at Blizzard explains why they made this decision:
“And then once I have this powerful character, I’ll jump online.’ But the problem with that concept is we can’t really detect if they’re cheating. They might have the capability to hack their character, things like that, so at that point we can’t really allow that character to be in the battle net environment. Then they’re going to have to restart their character, which is exactly what happened in Diablo II, which was really unfortunate.”
There will be no replays to the public from the MLG Pro Circuit in Anaheim last weekend. They write:
We realize that this has been a popular feature, but unfortunately replay packs contain data which can be used to DDOS the player- and the event.
But they also say that they will send out the replays that has not been broadcasted to the public to some of the casters around the community to make all games available to everyone out there.
If you are a Brood war gamer then you probably have seen the big finals between SlayerS_BoxeR and [NC]Yellow! Now you will have the chance to see them fight again but this time in StarCraft 2.
Yellow announced his retirement just a few weeks ago but we will see hem sooner then we think! The 5th of August is the date for the new fight! He will face SlayerS_BoxeR in a show match. Jungwon Chae wrote about this on his Twitter today. mprs over at Teamliquid wrote that the game will probably played at 18:00 KST and also that it might be streamed at GOMTV since Jungwon Chae announced about this.
This will in fact be live on GOMTV.net!
GOMTV.net just announced that they launched their new mobile site. This will make it possible to watch GSL live in your iPad and iPhone!
GOMTV.net just released their new mobile site; m.gomtv.net this will make it possible to watch the live broadcasts in your iPad or iPhone if you are not able to use your computer! This is some great news and I think this will be a great success for GOMTV. It’s an easy way to reach out to even more people around the world. You will of course need the premium season ticket account but I don’t think that it’s to much to ask. Go and support the community!
GOMTV.net also writes:
Please note that the service for Android based devices is currently under development.
Liquid’HuK seemed a bit nervous but happy when he walked to the booth to play in his first GSTL game, commentators and everyone at Twitter went crazy when they saw that it was Liquid’HuK that should take on CheckPrime. oGs-TL was down 2-3 when Liquid’HuK steeped in the booth and turned it around. He won the game and Prime sent up MarineKing but not even MarineKing could do anything against foreigner Liquid’HuK! oGs-TL won the game 4-3.
But the most impressive play last week was when FXOqxc team killed IM. FXOqxc took down: IM_Horror, IM_BBi, IM_Dreamertt and IM_MVP.
Hello Nick, can you first tell us a little bit about yourself?
Hi, I’m Nick De Cesare, I’m 18 years from the USA and I’m currently living in Arizona, but soon I’ll be living in Korea :). I play Terran, and have been back and playing SC2 now for 3 months.
For the people that have watched your stream might have seen that you like the tech play, what can you tell us about your play style?
I was toying around with Mech when I first came back, but then eventually want to the standard bionic play. However now after learning the curves of all the styles, I play mech in TvT and TvZ, and bionic in TvP. I was playing bionic TvZ until recently, where after some talk w/ good Korean friends came to the conclusion that mech will ultimately be superior in the long run. I prefer very macro heavy oriented builds relying on harassment and minimal defense to slowly creep ahead.
Now till the fun part, I heard that you are going to Korea to participate in the Code A qualifier. Tell me more about that.
Well, I owe a lot to Marko who introduced me to MVPGalaxy and MVPLeader, shortly after that I became to play strictly and for the most part, only Koreans and on the Korean server, despite the heavy lag. Eventually I became really excited about the level of play from them, and just how exciting the mental games were, after these feelings re-sparked, I then immediately wanted to go to Korea to compete with the very best as soon as possible. I was offered to test for the team MVP, and was helped to prepare for the tests with players like MVPTails, MVPFinale, Galaxy, Talent, MVPDream, dRg, etc. Ultimately I didn’t pass to eligible to live in the A-team house, however I was then immediately invited to their “B-Team”-esque house, where they assumed I should become good enough very fast. So if all goes well, I’ll be leaving for Korea the day after MLG and going to live with MVPGalaxy/etc in their pro-house, and compete in GSL etc :).
When you are going to Korea what will happened to your old team GosuGamers?
I’m still staying with GosuGamers, as I made that clear even had I made the MVP house or whatever. And I should be leaving literally the day after MLG, or shortly there after. Also happy that two of my new very close friends might be possibly joining, but I’m not so sure on the details of all that, plus it’s not something for me to talk about in detail :).
We have seen a few Koreans that signed contracts with foreign teams like MC, NaDa and now PuMa. What do you think about the Koreans are looking for competition outside Korea and also the other way around where we see foreigners that get the chance in Korea like yourself?
I think the Koreans that are looking for foreigner teams, only care about money really. I’m sure everyone knows that Korea is the place to be to get better, and you’re only going to get worse playing vs inferior mechanics and build orders from foreign players. So I think the players that have officially 110% committed to foreign teams, have actually given up hopes of being a champion in SC2, but instead, would rather help others and themselves get some money.
As for foreigners and such, the biggest dilemma is that a lot of them probably give up really fast. Due to the language barrier alone, it probably makes living in Korea really hard on some people, as well as home-sickness. I think that foreigners who are absolutely serious about this game and want to be the very best they can, need to commit to Korea.
Thanks for your time, is there anything you would like to add?
I’d like to thank GosuGamers.net and all its staff for helping me get back into StarCraft 2 and giving me the break that I really needed, and I’d like to thank all my close friends and practice partners such as: Juan, Skew, Artosis, iNfeRnaL, MVPGalaxy, MVPLeader, and anyone else that has helped me along this road, it really means a lot to me to have come this far. :)
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