It’s a Diablo Blizzcon!

I’m in Heaven right now and I’ll probably be for a few years. Yes, you read well: YEARS! Diablo 2, the game that ruined my first university years but made the rest of my life better is about to be “resurrected”. Even better, it’ll be released on or before December 2021, which instantly makes this year a great one, filled with news, hype and a huge countdown.

We’ve watched the Diablo II: Resurrected Deep Dive panel and it seems that the remaster is in very capable hands. The folks at Vicarious Visions are very committed to bring Diablo 2 to modern days graphics while keeping the experience as close as possible to the original. Also, we get a shared stash!

The new Diablo 4 class, the Rogue, was announced and it looks amazing, with a mix of range and melee attacks. The trailer is pretty dark, which is a good thing. Diablo 4 development is moving on and it feels great to know that there are so many great things ahead for the Diablo fans.

https://youtube.com/watch?v=b0k0dOBEeZs

As if it wasn’t great enough, Blizzard had Metallica perform “For Whom the Bell Tolls” in a studio version exclusively recorded for the Blizzcon.

Oh, I almost forgot, something was said about Diablo Immortal but I didn’t really pay attention. While My initial attitude toward it was pure hate, I think that I’ll probably give it a try anyway but, even if it’s amazing, I doubt that it’ll change my attitude toward phone games.

We’ve spent the morning listening to Metallica and we’ll probably spend the rest of the day playing Diablo 3 and watching all the Diablo panels from the Blizzcon. Life is better than good!

Blizzconline – My Wishlist

The online Blizzcon begins tonight.

What would make me ecstatic:

  • Diablo 2 remastered is announced and will be released later this year;
  • Diablo 4 will soon enter closed alpha;
  • We get to see the trailer of the Netflix Diablo show.

What I would consider “acceptable”:

  • Diablo 2 remastered is announced but no date is given;
  • Diablo 4 will enter closed alpha by the end of the year;
  • We get to see some concept art from the Netflix Diablo show.

What is probably gonna be happen:

  • Diablo Immortal will be released in June.

Building the Falcon – Step 2

We’ve completed the second step of the Millennium Falcon. Instead of a picture of the build, we’ve tried something new: we’ve recorded a timelapse. I won’t publish the next videos until the process is complete, so I can make one that will cover the entire build. It will take a while though, since the build is divided in 17 steps and we only work on it once a week. I’ve recorded the video with an iPhone 11 Pro max and a Neewer holder mounted on a Vanguard photography tripod.

Building The Falcon – Step 1

We’ve had a very comfy Sunday. Brussels was under the snow, and we were all cozy, completing the first step of the Millennium Falcon. The build is already massive and I don’t think that our dining table will be big enough to hold the Falcon, the instruction manual and the parts for the next steps. We’re probably gonna have to use our coffee table as well.

Something else that will change in the next steps is that I’ll be able to capture a time-lapse of the build… I’ve just ordered an iPhone stand that’s compatible with my photography tripod. So, expect to see us hard at work next week.

Hedwig

We’ve completed the Lego Hedwig that Sisqi offered me for my birthday. It was a bit different from the other builds as it contains Technic elements, the wings move when you use the small handle on the side.

We’re now ready to start building the Millennium Falcon.

Millennium Falcon – Instruction Manual

We’ve opened the box of the Millennium Falcon that we’ve offered ourselves for Christmas. The Instruction Manual is huge (Harry Potter minifig for reference), 466 pages to assemble the 7541 pieces. We’re gonna be busy for a while…