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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Marine » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:32 am

Day Three on the Blizzard's Website Artwork.
Got this from BlizzPlanet.

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WWI Teaser - Day Three
In today's teaser image there are a few new updates: The master.CSS] file added the word: Icy.

Now the three words on the CSS file are: Tundra, Cavern, Icy. Frozen Tundra, Drifter Cavern and Icy Cellar. All names could still be referring to Act5 areas. Icy cellar is the second area that you can access from the Ancients' Way (the first being the Summit) -- according to forsinain and DeepFreez.

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The new hidden image shown in the CSS file is now looking like a penguin. I merged the three images. The mystery image today was titled 23.jpg -- in the alphabet that corresponds to the letter "W". Now we were trailed off completely. The previous sequences were interpreted as a D, an I and an O from Diablo. A letter W wouldn't make sense with only three days left. Unless it meant World of Diablo Online, but two letter or three remain to be released probably. Could the numbers instead refer to Diablo runes?

The new splash teaser shows clearly now that the ice is melting. At the center you can see chunks of ice falling off and a lot of vapor -- typical of ice being melted down from intense heat. On the lower left of the center you can now see a new rune inside a circle. This is the Akilae Tribe symbol in Starcraft 2. Each of the runes represent one of Blizzard games: The first rune was indeed from Frostmourne representing World of Warcraft. The second rune was the Hel Rune from Diablo II. Now the third rune represents the Protoss Tribe from Starcraft II. (Thanks, Lavarinth)

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At this rate, two more runes corresponding for Thursday (12am) and Friday (12am) remain. The positioning of these runes seem to be forming a pentagram. Unless Saturday 12am is still going to show a six rune. But that most likely would be a central rune.

The question is ... what are the next two runes represent? Which games?

A little birdie from inside -- and I know the source somewhat -- told me today something about Blackthorne. Remember a few months ago when I reported Blackthorne trademark had been updated? Seems there might be two game announcements after all -- simple speculation.

A GAME ANNOUNCEMENT has been Confirmed! Rob Pardo told GameIndustry.biz at the GDC the following:

"So you want me to announce the game before our announcement?" he said. "No offense, but I think there's like 300 people here, and I'll be ripped apart by 8000 people there [at the Invitational] if I pre-announce it - but it's going to be really exciting. I think everybody here will be really excited about the announcement."
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Milldawg » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:26 am

Definitely not a pentagon. At least, not a regular pentagon.

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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:51 am

Pentagon shaped in a square?
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Marco » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:42 am

I think I'm going to be about the only person here not excited if it is Diablo 3 or World of Diablo.

<<< could only play Diablo 2 for a couple hours before getting bored of the clicking

World of Diablo?  Wouldn't that be too much like World of WarCraft?  Yay, I can go to hell, its sorta like the molten core, but its hell.  Its like fighting the undead, and the demons, but its Diablo.  Wut?
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Meta » Wed Jun 25, 2008 11:53 am

Desler wrote:I think Meta and I are going to be about the only persons here not excited if it is Diablo 3 or World of Diablo.


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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Taeradun » Wed Jun 25, 2008 12:15 pm

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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:36 pm

I think d2 was as good as they're going to get with diablo, except they proved they can't handle balancing it with 1.10. And if it's another MMO like world of farmcraft I won't even be giving it a second glance.

It would be interesting to see if they decide to revive another, older franchise, though.
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Jun 25, 2008 1:54 pm

omg im exct3d!1
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Marco » Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:49 pm

Maybe its an announcement for an ice tileset in SC2. 
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:00 pm

Desler wrote:Maybe its an announcement for an ice tileset in SC2. 


I would lol personally
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Jun 25, 2008 3:56 pm

5pm EST: A fan submited his view on the letters/numbers of each hidden image of the CSS file. This is what he says:

"The Creature currently being revealed in the hidden pictures could actually be a hommage to:
Michael Dashow, Designer on Diablo 2.

1. : If you check his page, on the frontpage you clearly see a pink walrus, being his signature creature. In his art-forums, he is also known as "walrus".

2. : The only Letters we currently get from the picture-names are D, O and W. While they may not resemble "DIABLO", with an additional 3 letters they may clearly resemble "DASHOW"

That sounds logical. As a tribute to the Diablo II artist -- Thanks, Kashydan (Germany).


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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby IskatuMesk » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:12 pm

dude we were joking how it's probably a walrus

how can we possibly be right rofl
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Lavarinth » Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:12 pm

Walrii.
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Re: Blizzard Upcoming Announcement?

Postby Marco » Wed Jun 25, 2008 5:52 pm

Blizzard truly is the king of hype.  I know how to do it, but you need so much previous hype, and I just don't have enough yet.
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