DiabloFans.com has posted an exclusive interview with Jay Wilson, lead designer of Diablo 3! Our team put together some excellent questions from our community and other sources for Jay and got some juicy answers for one of the hottest upcoming Blizzard titles around!
Here's a look at a few of the questions:
DiabloFans: On the
topic of the
Monk, can you
tell us if the skill trees have been named yet? So far they're listed as
"Unnamed Skill Tree 1 - 3". Can we expect to see any more of his skills unveiled
soon along with his female counterpart? Also, can tell me a little bit more
about the new skill system?
Jay Wilson: In regards to the female counterpart, she'll be released soon. As far as exact dates go, I really can't talk much about them. A little news about the Skill Tree system should actually go up on our Twitter page pretty soon. About that, we've decided to remove the tree-type architecture and we are moving into a purely skill-based system. This new system is still in the development stages and if it does not work, we still have plenty of options to fall back on. Right now, we're just trying different things and getting a feel for the few ideas in regards to the skill system that we have going on right now. It differs from the World of Warcraft/Diablo II type hierarchical styles and is more of a skill pool/path than a tree per se.
DiabloFans: Will there be class specific quests in the game? If so, can you explain how they would work?
Jay Wilson: We are still discussing whether or not we would like to include class-specific quests in the game mainly because of the simple fact that it may not really fit in with the fast-paced play-style known to the Diablo series. While this is definitely something we would like to consider, we just haven't agreed on how just yet. However, we would like to do something in regards to character specificity. We are looking into having different dialogues and experiences for the same quest or interaction for each of the classes. Each character will react differently and have different responses for different scenarios. For example, the Barbarian may do or say one thing in response to what an NPC has to say, whereas a Witch Doctor will treat the encounter in a complete opposite manner.