Blizzcon 2020, due late last year, was unfortunatly cancelled due to the pandemic. Over the weekend however, for the first time, Blizzard fans had access to a Blizzconline 2021 event. Ordinarily I would have stayed up late and booked some time off work to thoroughly enjoy a Blizzcon event, something I did for Blizzcon 2019 and Blizzcon 2018. For this event I decided not to for a number of reasons, the main one being that Blizzard no longer host the Starcraft II finals. Being a free to watch event, I found the time to watch a recoding of the opening ceremony which contains the majority of announcements for new games and expansions. None of it really interested me, other than confirmation that Classic World of Warcraft will naturally move on to Classic The Burning Crusade and, most excitingly the announcement of Diablo II Resurrected.
The announcment of Diablo II Resurrected was very interesting to me. For me this is the most good news from Blizzard in years. Any regular reader of my blog may remember that I played Diablo II for years before the launch of World of Warcraft, as noted in my diablo journey post. Blizzconline featured a lot of Diablo, including an update on Diablo IV which introduced a new class, the Rogue, which was one of the classes in the original Diablo game and a follower in Diablo II.
I think Diablo II is the best dungeon crawling game ever made, even better than Diablo III. I am waiting to create a hardcore necromancer and slowly play my way through the game, collect runes to make runeword items and generally explore with better graphics and qulity of life updates. It’s enouugh to say, with Diablo II Ressurected and Diablo IV in the making, I will be playing and blogging a lot of Diablo content in future.