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I keep hearing they were removed, but I don't think we've actually seen any boss footage other than what was shown couple years ago. If I remember correctly, it was the Siegebreaker Assault Beast chomping on your character's head.
If the reasoning for removing them was "we don't want to create an incentive to let your character die", then I guess I can understand it, but I still think the concept is badass.
EDIT: This is the kill I'm talking about: http://youtu.be/iWGL_DthwX0
EDIT 2: Better video, lol
Edited by Thanatos on 3/16/2012 7:27 PM PDT
Yes there was. They are removed. Bashiok has stated this. And what you saw in that game demo was pretty much entirely pre made just to demo it.
You should honestly be used to this. A lot of promises they made from numerous blizzcons have been completely scrapped.
Its blizzard, false advertising and hype is what they do best.
Edited by ACPRO on 3/16/2012 7:21 PM PDT
removed. Reason: To hard to implement.
to be fair arena's werent dropped. They're being postponed. If they decide to go activision on us and charge us for it then you can put it on your list.
The drop of the enchant system was once again because "They didnt have enough time". More like they removed the feature so they can repackage it in the expansion.
Edited by ACPRO on 3/16/2012 7:24 PM PDT
That makes sense. It's not a huge deal but it would have been cool.
Definitely looking forward to release!
EDIT: I found the blue post for anyone else who's curious.
Unfortunately we never managed to get these implemented. They were a really cool idea, but a pretty huge amount of work. The one we showed of the siegebreaker was a scripted sequence we set up specifically for that video. It was never implemented, and never actually worked without someone sitting there typing in a bunch of commands to get it all to fire off properly. It's still something we'd like to do, though.
Edited by Thanatos on 3/16/2012 7:31 PM PDT
Have you ever followed any game developer's progress to the release of a game? Ideas are scrapped because they don't work or aren't fun. Stop acting like an entitled brat that's upset because mother promised pudding for dessert tonight and you didn't get any because you didn't eat your meat.
How can you have your pudding if you don't eat your meat?
Not just arena. Charms/talisman, enchants, and arena are all things they've said they want to bring back in expansions.
One of the big problems that made boss fatalities get axed was that the boss could not otherwise attack other players while doing a fatality on another character.
A long fatality sequence might cause boss-kill strategies in SC where someone intentionally dies to the boss, and the other players have a long time to beat the boss down risk-free.
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