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Diablo III?

Posted in News/Announcements with tags , , on March 24, 2008 by x2tap

Diablo III fan logo

Well I for one am a Diablo fan and when I saw this I flipped, on mmosite there was this post with the heading “Diablo III or World Of Diablo?”. Well it turns out that on Blizzards job opportunity page (which usually has alot of openings) there was a job opening which read like this…

“The team behind Diablo I and II is looking for a skilled lead 3D level designer with experience building levels using Maya or other similar 3D level building tools. The ideal candidate has experience creating levels in a senior or lead role on a shipped game. We would also like for this candidate to have excellent analytical understanding of competitive online play with various Blizzard Entertainment games and mods (real-time strategy, World of Warcraft, Defense of the Ancients, etc.). The lead level designer needs to be able to create fun and interesting environments that look and play great while managing and mentoring a team of additional level designers. Skills in scripting or general 3D modeling/texturing are preferred.” posted by Blizzard.

Is this awesome or what!? All I have to say is that for all you that fit this requirement get to it and make me my new addiction. Diablo II was awesome and the expansion LOD (lord of destruction) was ownage as well. I hope they make this one WAY better then the rest. This news doesn’t necessarily mean this will lead to a Diablo III since blizzards keeping it under wraps as “Top Secret” but I just can’t stop believing it will be.

Does anyone have any information on the matter to make my day better then what it already is?


World of warcraft power leveling record broken?

Posted in News/Announcements with tags , , on March 15, 2008 by x2tap

I found this while looking around and I found myself in total AW. Well apparently someone has broken World of warcraft’s power leveling record (which I thought there wasn’t even there to be broken) which supposively was 5 days to get from level 1-60 , a famous WOW player named Athene managed to break this record which totally impressed me. Here is a piece of the original post from MMOSITE detailing Athene’s record.

World famous World of Warcraft player ‘Athene’ has now broken all 3 world records in World of Warcraft speed-powerlevelling of a character (from 1 to 60, 60-70 and 1-70).

The exact records he set are:

1-60: 1 day, 2 hours and 50 minutes
60-70: 16 hours and 49 minutes
1-70: 1 day, 19 hours and 39 minutes

The previous world record of levelling from 1 to 60 was almost 5 days, Athene managed to do it in just one.

Now in my opinion this to me is virtually impossible to do without the use of other third party programs, or playing on a private server. But the article claims this to be true and Athene gave screenshots of his chat with Nepriuun. (see images below) Well all in all I will do some more research on the matter but from the looks of it, this seems to be legit and I give alot of props to Athene for this amazing feat.
Athene Proof 1Athene Proof 2

This was done with a druid called ‘Tanialol’ on the World of Warcraft realm ‘Stormscale’, which is the most competitive realm in all of Europe.