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Diablo III: Beta Keys, Achievements, Cow Level Failure
6:00 AM | Cord Kruse | Comment on this story

Diablo III Community Manager Bashiok has offered a few more tidbits of information about the upcoming action RPG sequel. This time the comments cover the possibility of DIII beta keys in the BlizzCon goody bag, the differences between Blizzard's achievement system and Steam's, and finally Bashiok's unfavorable opinion of Diablo 2's secret cow level.

Why Diablo II's secret cow level was a failure:
Yeah, who doesn't like fighting cows running around with halberds?

I disliked the secret cow level from a design standpoint though. It actually angered me that it existed at one point, maybe it kind of still does.

I'm not a designer, at all, but in my opinion and from a design standpoint I think the secret cow level was a failure. For a long time it was one of the most lucrative ways to level, and one of the best places to MF. For an easter egg, something fun and whimsical, to overshadow the entire rest of the game was a huge problem, and one that existed for far too long. It was a fun idea, a cool nod to the rumors that spawned it, but in execution it was just... game breaking in some ways.
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