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Missing Diablo II? The Curse of Tristram Starts Alpha Testing on May 11th - MMORPG.com News

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If you've been missing Diablo II, a game that many consider the best of the franchise, we have good news for you today: The reimagined version Diablo II called The Curse of Tristram will be entering its initial testing phase starting on May 11th. Diablo II has been remade using the Starcraft 2 engine and will be playable through the Starcraft 2 Arcade on European, North American and Asian servers starting that day.

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  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member LegendaryPosts: 6,682
    Looks like I'll have to check it out. Didn't Blizzard announce that they are going to remaster D2 or something?
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,360
    That's crazy they were able to do this, hopefully it turns out to be fun.
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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,305
    How is this legal? Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but also...?
  • Panther2103Panther2103 Member EpicPosts: 5,360
    Gorwe said:
    How is this legal? Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but also...?
    Because it's built inside of the Starcraft 2 editor, and is being released on the Starcraft Arcade.

    Blizzard usually doesn't have problems with their own editors being used for their properties. 
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  • coretex666coretex666 Member EpicPosts: 3,646
    I have been looking forward to this. Will definitely try it out.
  • DauzqulDauzqul Member RarePosts: 1,980
    All of the time this developer has put into this. I hope he gets rewarded somehow.
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  • rammur65rammur65 Member UncommonPosts: 106

    Gorwe said:

    How is this legal? Don't get me wrong, it's awesome, but also...?


    because its created on a blizzard service which they seem to promote
  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,322
    Fucking title :)

    At first I though is about Blizzard starting Alpha Testing on D2 !!

    Anyway , the guy did an amazing job. Gj :)
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  • cmacqcmacq Member UncommonPosts: 241

    Dauzqul said:

    All of the time this developer has put into this. I hope he gets rewarded somehow.



    A lot of us have supported him in his endeavor here. If some of you would like to do that you can find out how on his FB page.
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  • DiscipledOneDiscipledOne Member UncommonPosts: 103
    Well this is awesome.
  • MidPrincessMidPrincess Member UncommonPosts: 89
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,305
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
    D3 is kinda fun, but completely meaningless both from story and game design aspects. Can't wait to see this modernized D2.
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  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Member LegendaryPosts: 8,483
    Gorwe said:
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
    D3 is kinda fun, but completely meaningless both from story and game design aspects. Can't wait to see this modernized D2.
    I found it entertaining but forgettable.
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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,643
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
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  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,322
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.

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  • cmacqcmacq Member UncommonPosts: 241
    IceAge said:
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.
    They said they would make the old games work on newer systems.....I think that's quite a ways from remaster
  • NycteliosNyctelios Member EpicPosts: 3,557
    Gorwe said:
    Praise baby Jesus! Now perhaps D3 can finally just die away, it's been trying to for some time now lmao
    D3 is kinda fun, but completely meaningless both from story and game design aspects. Can't wait to see this modernized D2.
    I found it entertaining but forgettable.
    That's the issue. D2 is not forgettable.
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  • Solar_ProphetSolar_Prophet Member EpicPosts: 1,946
    D2 did two things better than D3: Story, and the Druid. Other than that, D3 is superior in almost every way. Better game play, better skill system, better endgame progression (though I kinda miss runewords). Only reason I stopped playing is due to burn out after a couple thousand hours between the PC and console versions, and other games beckoned. 

    Of course, Grim Dawn beats both of them rather handily. I just wish they'd port it to PS4. Hopefully Sony comes around on it. 

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  • DMKanoDMKano Member LegendaryPosts: 21,643
    edited May 2018
    IceAge said:
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.

    That's not a remaster though.
    IceAge said:
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.
    They said they would make the old games work on newer systems.....I think that's quite a ways from remaster


    Exactly.

    Having a 3rd party do a D2 version using a SC2 engine - that's far from a proper remaster.

    D2 deserves better - it was a defining ARPG that pushed the genre forward in a huge way.

  • DiscipledOneDiscipledOne Member UncommonPosts: 103


    D2 did two things better than D3: Story, and the Druid. Other than that, D3 is superior in almost every way. Better game play, better skill system, better endgame progression (though I kinda miss runewords). Only reason I stopped playing is due to burn out after a couple thousand hours between the PC and console versions, and other games beckoned. 

    Of course, Grim Dawn beats both of them rather handily. I just wish they'd port it to PS4. Hopefully Sony comes around on it. 



    I own Grim Dawn and it never really felt that good to me...
    I don't agree that D3 had a better skill system, or better endgame progression.
    I have a lot of hours in d3, but D2 was a better game overall to me. The only thing D3 did right in my opinion is it's combat still feels so much better than just about every arpg out there.
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  • squlltaxsqulltax Member UncommonPosts: 22
    edited May 2018
    IF you like Diablo2-like feeling try PoE.(path of exlie)
    It's a blast! :)
  • itsoveritsover Member UncommonPosts: 350

    squlltax said:

    IF you like Diablo2-like feeling try PoE.(path of exlie)

    It's a blast! :)



    Poe boring
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  • GorweGorwe Member EpicPosts: 6,305
    Diablo 3 has 3 very powerful things on his side: exciting, good quality combat / simplicity + polish and the IP / Blizz sticker. None of other aRPGs can match it there. But a lot of them are better in other ways.
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  • IceAgeIceAge Member EpicPosts: 2,322
    DMKano said:
    IceAge said:
    DMKano said:
    I wish Blizzard would do a proper D2 remaster - but there is no money in that so... not gonna happen
    Well , it will happen, as they did said ( in a form or another ) that they will remaster the older games : Diablo , Starcraft, Warcraft. We have one. Two more to go.

    That's not a remaster though.

    Last time I check, StarCraft was/is branded as Remastered. So I don't know what are you talking about.

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