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02/29/2012 09:31 AMAfter evaluating our current organizational needs, we determined that while some areas of our business had been operating at the right levels and could benefit from further growth, other areas had become overstaffed. As a result, we need to scale down some of our departments and part with some of our colleagues and friends here at Blizzard. I know that you all understand how difficult this type of situation can be for anyone who might be affected, so I want to assure you that we'll be offering each impacted employee a severance package and other benefits.
Posted by Bashiok
First off, Diablo III has been in the making for what 10+ years now? Every BlizCon,Pax and a few other events has shown or displayed some reiteration of Diablo III trial looking very polished and just about ready to release. Why on earth are there still a ridiculous amount of changes taking place for Diablo III.
At this point what they had pre-Patch 13 was just fine before rune system got changed. Had any beta testers tried that rune system? It's almost as if Blizzard is spending to much time polishing and admiring the gem they are working on, and have almost forgotten about the their fanbase and just releasing the game?
Patches can be made and will exist! Blizzard pretty much has a complete product (Yes Blizzard has the luxury to take their time to produce a very good quality game, but just factor in time) we don't want another Duke Nukem. I know Blizzard has mentioned several times that the game was done but these final Destruct... Er, I mean tweaks are being finished.
I was really looking forward to the game since Diablo's announcement, but as of late some of the changes are like 'Eh...!? Seriously?' I have no other complaints as every other aspect of the game is amazing is quite breathtaking.
Now, wasn't there a deal with WoW where users upgrading their WoW subscriptions for another year would get the digital copy of DIII? Where does (did) that potential money go? Now I can't say nor assume what the reasons were for a 600 persons layoff but release the game already (Diablo III) before that Beta build 13. /rantoff