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Diablo III: Archivist class?


For those of you unfamiliar with the Diablo game franchise, your goal is to collect loot while killing hordes of demonic baddies.  Gamers are anxiously awaiting the next release from Blizzard Entertianment which features numerous upgrades without losing the flavor of the original game.  On April Fool’s Day they released the announcement of a new class called an Archivist.   With powers like Lorenado (a cyclone of pages), Quest Bolt (a magic question mark places the traditional quest giver symbol on the baddies), or Shush (a massive silencing attack that kills all the evil doers in the room); the Archivist would seem to have enough offense to survive for a short time.  His defense leaves a bit to be desired.

It would seem that this isn’t as exciting as one in our field would think, as this falls into the long line of pranks from the game company.

Past pranks:

Dance Battle System

Bard Class

Tauren Marine

Molten Core for Atari


I don’t have a problem with the prank, but why do they think that an archivist or librarian couldn’t hold their own in a battle.  Do you think those magic classes learned their skills by watching MageTV?  No they went to the library.

Categories: library science
  1. li
    04/25/2009 at 5:58 am

    thanks for a great post, i may put a link to it in my own blog.if thats ok with you?

  2. 06/18/2010 at 6:14 am

    lol, archivist? I like blizzards humor! 😀

  3. diablos-bane
    11/19/2010 at 2:55 pm

    As psyched as I am for this game, I don’t like what Blizzard is changing the graphics style to. It looks too much like Warcraft, if you ask me. I would much prefer it if Blizzard kept the same art styles and camera angles from Diablo 2 and just updated the graphics engine and rendering to make it look nice on the 50 inch 1080p monitors some people have.

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