How Blizzard Saved Diablo III from disaster OR How to not give up on the important things

Baldurzao

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Jan 10, 2019
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Hello everyone! I have just joined this community to follow up closely on the developments of Apocalypse Studios.

I'm a former user of SK.net forum and also had a brief interaction with the previous endeavour at Precursor Games and was part of the kickstarter for the Shadows of the Eternals, and I'm pretty excited with the news so far - Deadhaus Sonata looks incredible!!

I wanted to point you guys out to this text I've found on kotaku:
https://kotaku.com/how-blizzard-saved-diablo-iii-from-disaster-1797427650

This article tells you the story about the hiring of Josh Mosqueira to the development team of Diablo, and how they managed to save the game from the ridiculous opening week, through the huge failure that the action house was, and how they made the port to from the PC version to the Console version (which is incredible).

It tells you something else between the lines: How to keep your focus on what is important to your company or to yourself, what makes you. Diablo plays a great role in Blizzard's success and Blizzard never gave up on it.

It is a interesting read and I hope you guys enjoy it.

All the best,

Felipe
 

Denis Dyack

Pale Rider
Staff member
Cat Adopter
Hello everyone! I have just joined this community to follow up closely on the developments of Apocalypse Studios.

I'm a former user of SK.net forum and also had a brief interaction with the previous endeavour at Precursor Games and was part of the kickstarter for the Shadows of the Eternals, and I'm pretty excited with the news so far - Deadhaus Sonata looks incredible!!

I wanted to point you guys out to this text I've found on kotaku:
https://kotaku.com/how-blizzard-saved-diablo-iii-from-disaster-1797427650

This article tells you the story about the hiring of Josh Mosqueira to the development team of Diablo, and how they managed to save the game from the ridiculous opening week, through the huge failure that the action house was, and how they made the port to from the PC version to the Console version (which is incredible).

It tells you something else between the lines: How to keep your focus on what is important to your company or to yourself, what makes you. Diablo plays a great role in Blizzard's success and Blizzard never gave up on it.

It is a interesting read and I hope you guys enjoy it.

All the best,

Felipe
Welcome @Baldurzao and thank you for the longtime support and kind words! :) Thank you for pointing this article out to us - we will check it out! :)
 
Mar 31, 2019
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Hello everyone! I have just joined this community to follow up closely on the developments of Apocalypse Studios.

I'm a former user of SK.net forum and also had a brief interaction with the previous endeavour at Precursor Games and was part of the kickstarter for the Shadows of the Eternals, and I'm pretty excited with the news so far - Deadhaus Sonata looks incredible!!
Wow I remember SK.net. Before it was called Too Human.net. Reading this post brought a lot of memories from back then lol I remember the fake Too Human images from the suppose gamecube or Xbox version that went around. I could only imagine what Denis thought about this back then lol

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http://web.archive.org/web/20050214034736/http://toohuman.net/downloads.htm