Saturday, August 23rd 2008

No Necromancer Class in Blizzard's Diablo 3

Blizzard has confirmed that the Necromancer, a character class featured in the second versions of Diablo, will be entirely missing in the third installment of the game. Speaking to Kotaku at the Leipzig Games Convention, Jay Wilson Diablo 3's lead designer said:
The Necromancer was simply a victim of his own success, ... He was just too well crafted as a character.
The absence of the Necromancer will be replaced by a new class called Witch Doctor, the Barbarian will also go through some changes and character improvements. That's all for today Diablo fans, more is coming when Blizzard decides its time.Source: bit-tech.net
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55 Comments on No Necromancer Class in Blizzard's Diablo 3

#2
russianboy
Everybody, stop arguing about boners.

As long there is a sorceress, I don't really care.
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Darkrealms
LoL, my brother will be mad about that. I think he had 15 skeletons following him around. That was hectic fighting with the screen that full, lol.
I second I hope they don't ruin pallys like they ended up in WoW : (

I think they are getting off better this time with ignoring the Warrior and going straight to the Barbarian. It was kinda hard to balance a Warrior vs Paladin when it should have been something like Knight vs Paladin as they are both considered "elite" warrior styles.
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PrudentPrincess
Darkrealms said:
LoL, my brother will be mad about that. I think he had 15 skeletons following him around. That was hectic fighting with the screen that full, lol.
I second I hope they don't ruin pallys like they ended up in WoW : (

I think they are getting off better this time with ignoring the Warrior and going straight to the Barbarian. It was kinda hard to balance a Warrior vs Paladin when it should have been something like Knight vs Paladin as they are both considered "elite" warrior styles.
I agree...
But as a side note:
Paladins from WoW come from Warcraft III
Paladins from Diablo III come from Diablo II
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Darkrealms
PrudentPrincess said:
I agree...
But as a side note:
Paladins from WoW come from Warcraft III
Paladins from Diablo III come from Diablo II
True but Paladins from Warcraft III changed quite a bit from Warcraft II and then some again in WoW.
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