For my fellow german followers, if you would like to preorder the game, now is the time for it. Yesterday I have received an email from amazon.de in which they have told me that I can preorder this game right now. Of course I have not done that, just because amazon.co.uk is offering it for preorder for quite a long time and I want to have the english-language version (english version preorder). If you don't mind, preorder it here: Diablo 3 preorder(german).
Don't be frightened because of the price (49.99 €). When preordering at amazon, you have the Pre-Order Price Guarantee which means that you will get it for the lowest price ever offered on amazon. I'd expect that it goes down to 35-45 €.
Quite old news (25.05.2011) but mentionable. Blizzard has given some new facts about the rune system, which in my view looks fascinating.
Here a little excerpt:
There are more than twenty skills per class, and a player can choose to access up to seven of those skills at any one time. Skills primarily allow characters to perform special attacks and cast spells, but they can also activate defensive abilities, summon minions, set traps, or allow the player to navigate the battlefield through quick travel and escape mechanics. While these skills always present players with plenty of tactical options for defending Sanctuary against the coming demonic invasion, runestones allow you to customize skills by changing the way they look and how they function.
There are five runestone types: Crimson, Indigo, Obsidian, Golden, and Alabaster. Each runestone affects skills differently. For example, adding a Crimson Runestone to a skill may enhance its damage, while adding an Alabaster Runestone might add a stun effect.
In addition to their color, runestones also come in different ranks of power; the higher a runestone’s rank, the more dramatic its effect on the skill. Experiment, and discover which skill and runestone combination best suits your personal playstyle.
To see examples of how different runestones enhance your various skills in Diablo III, check out the skill videos below.
You should definitely check the site. There are some videos where you can see some different runes in action.
a whirlwinding BARBARIAN.
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To end this quickly, there are as of yet no real news regarding Diablo 3 - but I will definitely mention them in my blog as soon as I am aware of them. I'll keep you updated.
I would like to know if you have already chosen a class to play at release. I don't.