Trailers: Diablo III: Follower System

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Diablo III: Follower System

Followers provide invaluable help in defeating the forces of evil in Diablo III.

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They strike me as over-glorified Mercenaries like the first game had. Might be a little more useful than that, but meah. Nothing I could call unforeseen or terribly ground breaking.
EDIT: And by first I mean second as well.

Henchies are back. Unsurprising.

Cool. Played a little of the first one and just kind of drifted off. I could probably get into this though.

Seems like maybe they made these henchmen a bit too powerful? Like you could just glide through letting them do most of the work. On normal, anyway.

So same as the D2 but different names? Lovely.

jonyboy13:
So same as the D2 but different names? Lovely.

Now, you can customize their skills.
Anyways, it is no called Merc because of story reasons.
Merc imply they are in it for the money.

I wish blizzard would dump all of their money into something that appealed to me instead of these hack and slack fest. I like SC2 and all but it sucks its the only thing the company makes I don't hate.

Qizx:
They strike me as over-glorified Mercenaries like the first game had. Might be a little more useful than that, but meah. Nothing I could call unforeseen or terribly ground breaking.
EDIT: And by first I mean second as well.

You say "over-glorified Mercenaries" like that's a bad thing. In D2 mercs were essentially just meat shields and aura holding accessories. Having more than one useful class for them and adding some extra customization is still a nice improvement to me.

My man Flux better be back in D3 or I'm gonna bust a icebolt cap in their posterior. Iron Wolves representin'!

Saris Kai:
I wish blizzard would dump all of their money into something that appealed to me instead of these hack and slack fest. I like SC2 and all but it sucks its the only thing the company makes I don't hate.

I wish Bioware made pornographic games.

I think we're both barking up the wrong trees here.

Definitely loled at the overly dramatic music at beginning and especially the end.

OT: They look like they would help all the socially phobic get through the game (need dps? POOF scoundrel; need beef? SHAZAM Templar). I'm guessing they only appear powerful in the trailer, because that's why trailers exist: to make shit look cool.

Theres been a bit of uproar in the official D3 forums; with Bashiok (the CM) saying "I'd recommend everyone back down from their perceptions of what they believe is true, because tomorrow, from my perspective, everyone is going to be eating crow."

http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27808130696&sid=3000

Won't be buying it. Sick of Blizzard being unable to seperate its WoW artistic direction from all its othwe games.

i like how some people were arguing about what the singleplayer is. this is interesting i wonder how useful they'll be i plan to play it without real life players so i hope they can hold there own

Liking the fact they are using the same mussic but have updated it

Naheal:
Henchies are back. Unsurprising.

Yes, this trailer has almost no appeal. Who used them in d2 anyway ?

Killerbunny001:

Naheal:
Henchies are back. Unsurprising.

Yes, this trailer has almost no appeal. Who used them in d2 anyway ?

Uhhhh...sorceresses who put the insight or infinity runeword on mercs with the defiance or holy freeze aura? Or zons that put pride on a might merc while holding a faith bow (aka tri-damage-aura goodness)

Heck, mercs were downright amazing no matter which class you were because they provided you more skills and did some legitimate damage if you decked them in nice gear.

Not surprised that henchmen are back,but I'm glad to see that they will be more customizable than in D2.

Time will tell if they are worth bringing them along.

Killerbunny001:

Naheal:
Henchies are back. Unsurprising.

Yes, this trailer has almost no appeal. Who used them in d2 anyway ?

I did! Someone mentioned it early Meat Shield!

I think I'll be going with the Enchantress. Sad that the Rogues aren't back, but okay. I liked keeping my starting hireling with me through the entire game. If she died, I immediately went and revived her. Level them up enough, and things start dying. Fast.

It looks like you can select 4 abilitys from a total of 12 for your hench and change them whatever you want to (or maby only in town).

Well it is good that the Mercs are back but.

It apears that they are to 'clean'. If that makes any sence.

Like if they are wondering along killing daemons and undead in the Dessert then should they not look dusted and covered with a little dried blood. Then in the marshes they looked better but still.

AAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! I need this game sooooooooooo bad. :'|

Love the concept of a "partner". Always dislike having random mercs joining me in fights, but a steady teamate is something else.

Polyintrinsic:
Theres been a bit of uproar in the official D3 forums; with Bashiok (the CM) saying "I'd recommend everyone back down from their perceptions of what they believe is true, because tomorrow, from my perspective, everyone is going to be eating crow."

http://forums.battle.net/thread.html?topicId=27808130696&sid=3000

Overacting assumptions are the wont of the internet I guess.

Also, anyone else find it funny that every time any post about D3 is made there are equal amounts "This game is awesome, take my money now" and "Blizz ruined all gaming, they suck and I hate them" posts that don't actually talk about the post in question.

Anyways I think it's cool, helps round out a single player by helping them where there class is weakest (Damage, Tank, and Support respectively).

Selvec:
Won't be buying it. Sick of Blizzard being unable to seperate its WoW artistic direction from all its othwe games.

I can understand not liking the aesthetic, but to refuse to buy the game off of it seems a bit odd. Perhaps you have different values than me but to me Gameplay was always like %80 of a games value, aesthetic taking up the other %20. So I'm guessing you must not have wanted to play it very badly in the first place for that to tip the scales.

When I was little, (i.e. Not TOO long ago) I had an older neighbor friend dude who was a MASSIVE Diable 2 fan. He used to come over and play Diablo 2 with us on our computer while I watched (...that might sound selfish. It wasn't; I was too young to play, so I liked watching and backseat driving)

So anyway, this one time he went in to kill Mephisto the Act3 boss.....aaand, by the end he was nearly dead, and survived by this much, because his mercenary (the fighter from act2 I think) Charged in and took down Mephisto....BUT sacrificed himself in the process. And my friend was so touched, that he MADE us hold a minute of silence for the brave sod.

At the time it was sombre. In retrospect that is FUCKING HILARIOUS!! XD But yeah this trailer reminded me of that event so.... I though I'd share. Lol, "Minute of Silence" XD

Why you look so much like WoW D3? Why?

So is it just me or does Diablo III look really bad? I am talking about the atmosphere and graphics. It looks almost on par with friggin' Torchlight. I am just surprised they are using such low polygon models. It looks like WoW.

only 3? D2 had 4 if you count the expansion :P

i'll take it tho, looks like you can customize the character a bit which is nice. Always thought it was neat you can give them equipment you've grown out of, the hand-me-down hirelings.

I remember gambling away a fortune in gold just to get my spear guy an awesome spear, not that it mattered since i just used him for the slow aura.

Clive Howlitzer:
So is it just me or does Diablo III look really bad? I am talking about the atmosphere and graphics. It looks almost on par with friggin' Torchlight. I am just surprised they are using such low polygon models. It looks like WoW.

it has more color. Its the complaint everyone has had since they first showed gameplay/screenshots of the game 2-3 years ago.

yes it does look more cartoony and isn't just you.

DTWolfwood:

Clive Howlitzer:
So is it just me or does Diablo III look really bad? I am talking about the atmosphere and graphics. It looks almost on par with friggin' Torchlight. I am just surprised they are using such low polygon models. It looks like WoW.

it has more color. Its the complaint everyone has had since they first showed gameplay/screenshots of the game 2-3 years ago.

yes it does look more cartoony and isn't just you.

Well, that's the downside of using a dated engine and such a long development time I suppose. Still looking forward to it though.

Clive Howlitzer:

DTWolfwood:

Clive Howlitzer:
So is it just me or does Diablo III look really bad? I am talking about the atmosphere and graphics. It looks almost on par with friggin' Torchlight. I am just surprised they are using such low polygon models. It looks like WoW.

it has more color. Its the complaint everyone has had since they first showed gameplay/screenshots of the game 2-3 years ago.

yes it does look more cartoony and isn't just you.

Well, that's the downside of using a dated engine and such a long development time I suppose. Still looking forward to it though.

our choices for isometric dungeon crawlers are small so ill take it regardless. Plus Blizzard haven't made a single bad game since they became Blizzard, i have faith in them.

niiiiice... Looks like the henchmen might actually stand a chance this time. I always found them dying too much in previous games with their just basic attacking. Now they get skills too? sweeeet...

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