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Fans will "hate" Blizzard when it announces the next Diablo III class, the developer has admitted.

The stark admission comes from Diablo III lead designer Jay Wilson, who in an interview with VideoGamer.com said that the developer "can't make everybody happy" with the classes in the hotly anticipated dungeon crawler.

So far only two classes have been revealed for Diablo III, the Barbarian, which returns from Diablo II, and the Witch Doctor, a brand new class. Blizzard has already confirmed that no other classes from Diablo or Diablo II will make it into the third game.

Wilson told VideoGamer that the next class it announces will be "quite similar" to a previous class and promised that Blizzard will consider bringing back old classes in future expansions to the game.

He said: "All the barbarian players are delighted and all the necromancers hate us. I understand, I don't begrudge them that. I would hate me too! But what I would say is that when we announce the next class, which is quite similar to a previous class, then all those players will hate us too. You can't make everybody happy, but I think when the game finally come out players will find there's a good class for them, one they will love as much as the ones that came before. And if they don't, I absolutely promise that in the expansions we'll consider bringing back old classes. We just don't want to do it with the first release. We want to establish our identity."

Be sure to check out the full and frank interview with Jay Wilson right here on VideoGamer.com.

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JayneD.'s Avatar
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Honestly, the third class (wizard) was pretty similar to D2's sorceress. But good that the classes will have balance ^^
Classes so far: Knight, Wizard, Witch Doctor, Barbarian, Monk
Posted 14:31 on 18 November 2008
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It would be interesting if they brough back a character from D2 acts 2 - 5. We've seen barbarians - act 5, the witch doctor - relating to act 3, could the next character be from the act 2 deserts?
Posted 15:42 on 17 September 2008
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either way, its freakin Diablo 3 - no amount of fandom towards one aspect will deter a previous player from purchasing it.

thats just the reality of it.
Posted 13:22 on 17 September 2008
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I just don't understand their decisions. They aren't bringing back the necromancer because it was too good in the diablo II??? What sense does that make!? People are still playing diablo II and using the necromancer.. maybe they want an updated game with the same class. Command and Conquer still includes a mammoth tank and it works for them.
Posted 04:04 on 17 September 2008

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