anonymous said:

In your post about game delays you mentioned that Blizzard and Valve were "exception to the rule" companies. I was hoping you might be able to elaborate on this...

Both Blizzard and Valve have shown an uncanny knack for being able to delay their games as much as they need through the years. No other studio I can think of has managed to demonstrate this kind of repeated ability to delay their games without significant (public) negative repercussions. Part of the issue is that what works for them doesn’t necessarily work for other studios, but I am fairly certain that it comes down to their executive management being the key factor involved. 

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"What a cruel thing is war: to separate and destroy families and friends, and mar the purest joys and happiness God has granted us in this world; to fill our hearts with hatred instead of love for our neighbors, and to devastate the fair face of this beautiful world."

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Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - DeviantArt Contest (Set 1)

Artists:

  1. Duc. Truong Huyen
  2. The Echo Dragon
  3. Kevin Glint
  4. Diana Keehl
  5. Todor Hristov
  6. Vicent Gisbert Cardona
  7. Youngil Choi
  8. Matt Howerter
  9. Fadly Romdhani
  10. Reuben Liew

SET 1 - SET 2

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I’ve always seen a lot of confusion on what eyes of certain races are supposed to look like, so I made a chart that hopefully provides some help for artists drawing their characters!

I looked at the cinematics (mainly), official art from Blizzard, physical descriptions and a teeny-tiny bit from in-game models to color the eyes as accurately as possible.

(Sorry for typos in some places)

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Favorite Characters: Arthas Menethil
World of WarCraft

You no longer have to sacrifice for your people. You no longer have to bear the weight of your crown. I’ve taken care of everything.

Arthas Menethil, Crown Prince of Lordaeron and Knight of the Silver Hand, was the son of King Terenas Menethil II and Queen Lianne Menethil, and heir to the throne. He was trained as a paladin by Uther the Lightbringer, and had a romantic relationship with the kind sorceress Jaina Proudmoore.

Despite his promising beginnings, Arthas became one of the most powerful and evil beings Azeroth would ever know. Taking up the cursed runeblade Frostmourne, he became a death knight of the Scourge and led the undead in destroying Lordaeron, Quel’Thalas and Dalaran. Arthas eventually made his way to the Frozen Throne of Icecrown and merged with the Lich King.

Ruling as the Lich King for years afterwards, Arthas was ultimately defeated in combat by Highlord Tirion Fordring and his champions of the Light. Cradled by the spirit of his father, Arthas Menethil died, leaving the mantle of the Lich King to be taken by a noble soul who would contain the power of the Scourge.

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My child. I watched with pride as you grew into a weapon of righteousness. Remember. Our line has always ruled with wisdom and strength, and I know you will show restraint when exercising your great power. But the truest victory, my son, is stirring the hearts of your people.

I tell you this, for when my days have come to an end, you, shall be king.

Watch on theagchemist.tumblr.com

Man, I wish I had much of their (Blizzard’s) time in my hands.

….Wait, it’s their job to make things like this for their merchandise.

Oh well…never hurts to dream.

Dalaran City is a magocratic city-state which was once located by the Lordamere Lake on the Alterac Mountains shore in the Eastern Kingdoms. With the beginning of the War against the Lich King its leaders, the Kirin Tor, have used their powers to move the city over the Crystalsong Forest in Northrend.
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