Diablo II recaps the backstory leading to the start of the game

    
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While it is not like Diablo II’s lore is exactly fresh, new stuff in the gaming world, it’s entirely possible that you and everyone else has forgotten about the actual backstory to this classic action-RPG.

Ergo, to freshen memories and get people hyped about the upcoming launch of Diablo II: Resurrected, Blizzard posted the full story of the original Diablo and how it leads up to Diablo II’s events. It’s riveting stuff with more than your RDA dose of proper nouns and perfect for fans who care about why they’re clicking so furiously.

Diablo II: Resurrected, which contains both the original and remastered version of the game, is set to launch on September 23rd. Players who pre-order it will also get a Barbarian transmog for Diablo III.

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Activision-Blizzard is considered a controversial company in the MMO and gaming space owing to a long string of scandals over the last few years, including the Blitzchung boycott, mass layoffs, labor disputes, and executive pay fiasco. Most recently, the company was sued by the state of California for fostering a work environment riddled with sexual harassment and discrimination, the disastrous corporate response to which has further compounded Blizzard’s ongoing pipeline issues and the widespread perception that its online games are in decline.
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Tee Parsley

Always felt the writing for the Diablos was poor, the lore was bland or fanservice, and generally just basic bs framing. Never been a fan, and certainly don’t think it’s a huge plus to the series. ‘Course, they are kinda stuck with it.

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Saluka

I just thought that the main character in D1 at the end put a gem in his head and is Diablo in D2.

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Arktouros

I’ve always liked the Diablo story even through 3’s hackneyed dialogue on Act 4. It’s simple, lite and functional for what it does while interesting enough to want to listen to Cain go on about some demon but usually not so heavy handed as it gets in the way of the furious clicking and looting.

Looking forward to this next Weekend.

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Pepperzine

Imagine financially supporting Blizzard in any way after the way they’ve treated their employees. SMH

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Arktouros

Meanwhile it gives Activision the perfect opportunity to oust all the people who spoke up and against the horrible situation at Blizzard because their financial numbers will be down and they can just blame that instead.

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Jim Bergevin Jr

Nevermind the fact they axed 800 people when financials were up. They don’t need an excuse. To use that as a means to continue to justify financially supporting Blizzard is just asinine.

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Arktouros

Well they axed those 800 people from areas that weren’t exactly their core development teams. A lot of the jobs came from areas like live presentation areas (IE: Going to conventions and the like) which really aren’t a thing in the years of COVID. Other ones came from customer service and the like. So making it sound like the 800 jobs they let go are equivalent to any job in the company is pretty disingenuous.

I accept a certain level of misery goes into my entertainment and luxuries in life. No justifications needed or required.

That said, the people of the company were crying out for help in this scenario and some of the public’s reaction to boycott the company is like pouring water on someone who’s already drowning. These people obviously liked their jobs enough that they were willing to endure a miserable environment to keep said jobs only to have people “help” by stop financially supporting the company they work at which only imperils their jobs. The more likely outcome from this is it will be even more of a struggle to get people to speak out because they will know if they do then people will “help” by stop financially supporting the company that pays their pay check.

Now that doesn’t mean you are obligated for life to support said company financially in order to feel like you’re a good person or whatever. However going out of your way to specifically avoid them (such as even if you did want to consume their products) in order to “help” is just absolutely mental because you’ll end up hurting those who were brave enough to speak out as much as any leadership that is left.

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SmiteDoctor

I’m justifying my purchase because this was handled by Vicarious Visions, one of the non rapey divisions of ActiBlizz run by the woman that’s one of the new Co Directors of Blizzard.

This was not the same group of Devs that worked on Warcraft 3, I believe this company did remasters of the Crash Bandicoot games, and recently the Tony Hawk remaster.

WoW is still a shit show so I won’t be touching that product for awhile.