Originally Posted by UltimateBMW
Just to keep this thread up to date.
It is strongly suggested that D3 will release Q4 2011. I'd expect a release date from this year's Blizzcon
i very much doubt that. i would love nothing more than to play the game this year but given blizzard's history, my humble guess is june 2012.
at last year's blizzcon just a few months back, multiple sources at blizzard said you can play the game from start to finish but most acts still have only placeholders for many areas and big bosses. that is not a good sign as it hints that the lengthy part of the development, level design, is still in its infant stages.
also, based on what's been released about character classes, they have quite a bit of balancing to do. the problem being, as soon as you introduce a cool spell for a new character, like the demon hunter, you have to revisit the remaining 4 characters give them something just as cool.