It was June 2001 when we last saw significant attention paid to the Diablo franchise when the Diablo II expansion Lords of Destruction was released. Back then we were all focused on gearing up to take on Mephisto and Baal. Or maybe we were busy tossing Wirt’s Leg together with a Tome of Town Portal and combining into some Bovine goodness with our Horadric Cube. No matter. We were busy saving Tristram from the unknowing evils from the depths below.
And then we waited. Until June 2008 when Blizzard Entertainment told us there was to be more – Diablo III was coming. Boy oh boy was I ever excited!
It’s nearly been four years since I last stayed awhile and listened to Deckard Cain. And I’d be lying if I wasn’t jealous that a few friends of mine have been rocking the Beta launch & bragging about everything they’ve seen. Yet the launch date kept getting pushed and pushed and pushed and then….
— Diablo (@Diablo) March 15, 2012
BOOM! May 15, 2012! Funny enough that only a day ago I accepted a Scroll of Resurrection (more on that in a later post) from my brother to join him again in World of Warcraft. And even funnier is that I noticed by committing to WoW for a solid year I’d get my copy of Diablo III for free (plus the trusty steed [Tyrael’s Charger] to carry my mage around) – something I did in a heartbeat (math isn’t my strongest subject).
So I’m ready.
I’m ready to stand forth in the epic battle of good and evil. I’m ready to watch the never-ending onslaught of the undead meet their end as I rip through level after level. I’m ready to be engulfed by the haunting sounds of the Diablo III soundtrack. Yes. I’m more than ready.
Are you?[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nas1rJpm7wY&rel=0]