Just Quit, Matticus, World of Matticus, 6/6/12.
Matticus suggests that raiders who don’t want to give it their all should quit.
Infographic shows the numbers behind Diablo III’s opening day, Jef Reahard, Massively, 6/6/12.
An interesting infographic showing how impressive Diablo 3’s first day of sales was. The amount of money from sales of the game on the first day would be equivalent to $42,000 per Blizzard employee.
You cannot get hacked by playing public games in Diablo 3, Michael Sacco, WoW Insider, 6/1/12.
Sacco agrees with Zarhym’s response that hacked D3 accounts were hacked using conventional methods (by obtaining passwords).
Big Pineapple problems, Mathew McCurley, WoW Insider, 6/1/12.
Diablo 3 can’t be sold in China right now, but “Big Pineapple” can be sold. Big Pineapple translated is “dà boluó.” Say that out loud.
Many WoW-like improvements discussed for Diablo 3, Robin Torres, WoW Insider, 6/4/12.
Bashiok responds to a forum post in the D3 forums by user Matthest in which he makes 35 suggestions for Diablo 3.
Mists of Pandaria Beta: New Jaina Proudmoore Theramore event voices, Michael Sacco, WoW Insider, 5/31/12.
I’m staying away from this one! I’ll just be surprised.
Know Your Lore: 3 developmental changes needed for storytelling in Mists, Anne Stickney, WoW Insider, 6/3/12.
Anne believes storytelling can be much better in Mists than in previous expansions due to the use of cinematics, keeping story developments secret, and making lore accessible. Of note, she points out that BC’s boss, Illidan, was never seen by non-raiders. To make sure non-raiders got to see Arthas, he showed up all the time in Wrath. In Cataclysm, the story was such that Deathwing showed up randomly, not for story purposes, to burn the countryside, giving non-raiders a way to see him. Mists is different. The raid finder will be present for the entire expansion, allowing Blizzard to keep certain things a secret knowing that any max level character should be able to see the raids.
Play Diablo 1 with World of Warcraft models in StarCraft 2, Alex Ziebart, WoW Insider, 6/5/12.
A fun new mod in SC2 lets you play something similar to D1 using WoW models and the original Diablo’s sound effects.
Mists of Pandaria Beta: Nomi, the cook’s apprentice, Mathew McCurley, WoW Insider, 6/6/12.
This article briefly discusses the various “Ways” (like specializations) of cooking in Pandaria before talking about Nomi! Nomi is the cook’s apprentice you get after you max your cooking. You gain friendship with her as you train her to be a master chef! Cute!