Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

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Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by clueso on Mon Jul 01, 2013 3:57 pm

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http://diablo.incgamers.com/blog/comments/the-future-of-diablo-3-fansite-summit-mega-report#more-362482


DiabloIncGamers wrote:Modding

Blizzard also told us that the question of Player modding is not closed. I was surprised to hear that as decisively as it was rejected pre-game, but Lylirra said specifically that they’re considering allowing it, and not just of WoW-style UI modding, but of the whole game, D2 style. No timeframe was given, and I’d bet it’s a distant future type thing, along with ladders and player leagues and such, but I was surprised and gratified to hear it.

I should point out that I played a lot of mods and dabbled in creating them myself for Diablo 2, and while I’m far from an expert in the technical issues, I can safely say that the Diablo 3 devs would have to disclose a great deal of the game code to enable any useful player modding. Furthermore, they’d almost certainly have to allow offline play, and the character insecurity that comes with a non-client server model. Mods can be played online of course, and modding communities were legion in the Diablo 2 days, but everyone has to have the exact same version of the game to multiplayer, and characters created in the vanilla game or in any mod can not be used in another (all of the items get corrupted and bugged, at the very least).

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by zerger on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:25 pm

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by whist on Mon Jul 01, 2013 5:31 pm

I doubt they will really allow modding as it was in D2, as it would require what is quoted: offline play, along with the fact character editors and what not will eventually come with it.

It will likely be a starcraft-style modding where you could make maps and stuff like that.

Meh, I guess we have to wait and see.

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by iwansquall on Mon Jul 01, 2013 7:35 pm

custom quest obviously

considered that only closest thing to "map" system in sc2.

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by whist on Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:05 pm

@iwansquall wrote:custom quest obviously

considered that only closest thing to "map" system in sc2.

I would guess it will be basic stuff, like changing the monsters stats/population
new items maybe. and at best, creation of new maps?

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by aerial on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:03 pm

meanwhile they are not even working on new patch Very Happy

http://diablo.somepage.com/news/1578-no-major-content-patch-is-in-development-for-diablo-iii

that will be over half year without patch, I don't think there will be many players left by the time blizzcon takes place

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Post by wow123400 on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:11 pm

Anyone got any idea how a good DIII mod supposed be?

Whist is into details,I wonder what he has in mind

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by GregMXL on Mon Jul 01, 2013 10:22 pm

Hmmm..D3 modding..interesting. By the way, why does the op guy have so many negative cookies? Did he murder a kitten or two? Twisted Evil 

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by GuinzburgMcPhail on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:41 pm

It's always a possibility, but it didn't net you that many negative cookies, now did it?

Anyway, I don't think this will actually mean something on the long run. Blizzard always makes promises to make things better and just keeps making things worse. Or doing unnecessary things. Really, I don't even know why online play is enforced... There are people out there who just plain don't like being constantly connected, you thought of that, Blizzard?

Contrast Nintendo and Game Freak. I've heard reports that you can connect to Wi Fi using a goddamn DS Emulator and trade Pokemon like that. Mind = Blown.

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Re: Diablo III Developers consider to allow modding

Post by WolfieeifloW on Mon Jul 01, 2013 11:46 pm

Constantly needing a connection to play just helps them control the amount of hacks/cheats, since basically everything, AFAIK, is saved on their server.

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