Free diablo 3

  • #61
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Mance_Rayder

    I really hope that one will be able to download the game prior to the actual release. It would suck to have to download it at release and then sit there for hours downloading and then installing. Anyone know how it was done with Starcraft 2?



    once you have done this, the text changes to "pre-download is not released" so.. looks like you will be able to.



    Very nice, thanks for the info!
  • #62
    How much does this 12 month sup cost?
  • #63
    My opinion on this community/site just went down a notch. WoW players are subscribers and pay monthly. Is it really a surprise that they would be getting something that non subscription people wouldn't? What the hell are WoW players doing to non-WoW players that has people so upset?

    Blizzard is trying to get around to making their products a family rather than just WoW player, SC2 player, and D3 player.
  • #64
    Quote from venom1stas

    ANy1 else thinking:

    "Fuck that, I preordered Skyrim"

    ?

    You got the wrong forum, buddy.
  • #65
    Quote from Deventh

    I think most TRUE Diablo fans will buy the game to have it in their hands and collector's edition as well, because as i know this deal is giving you only a digital copy of the game.

    thats why im so thrilled they give you credit when you buy the collectors edition.
  • #66
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Deventh

    I think most TRUE Diablo fans will buy the game to have it in their hands and collector's edition as well, because as i know this deal is giving you only a digital copy of the game.

    thats why im so thrilled they give you credit when you buy the collectors edition.

    Indeed. You can just buy the D3 CE Dev and then you put the key in your account and you get all the CE bonuses + 4 more WoW months.

    That is bad how?

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #67
    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Ew.

    They're really trying to squeeze as much money out of D3 as they possibly can, aren't they? It sickens me that they have to pull this maneuver just to bribe people into maintaining a WoW subscription. Personally I have nothing against WoW, but when it takes large hits from SWTOR, Blade and Soul, and GuldWars 2 I'll be jumping with joy.

    They're treating Diablo 3 as a tool, and that upsets me.


    why? they are one company... this is what a company should do. They fact they that came up with this idea is very impressive.


    It isn't impressive. It's actually an extremely obvious business decision. They turn Diablo III into a gimmick to attract a dying WoW subscription base, and then smother the news with a new cinematic and lore video. It's a dirty trick, and you can't deny that.



    No, its not a dirty trick, its a fantastic and smart idea. Its getting people like me, who were done with wow to pay or a FULL YEAR, it was the push I needed to keep playing, thats not dirty, thats smart on them. If we didnt want to keep playing, we still wouldnt.

    Hands down its a smart move, and no "dirty". Use a high profile product to increase profits... uhh... thats the point of a company.


    I don't follow the "push to keep playing WoW" logic when it would be cheaper (by a LOT) in the first place to just buy Diablo III.

    Maybe that's just because after paying for a game since it was released and watching it rapidly spiral downwards over the past year I've completely lost interest in it.
  • #68
    Quote from ArcaneWeapon

    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Quote from Molster

    Quote from Peace

    Ew.

    They're really trying to squeeze as much money out of D3 as they possibly can, aren't they? It sickens me that they have to pull this maneuver just to bribe people into maintaining a WoW subscription. Personally I have nothing against WoW, but when it takes large hits from SWTOR, Blade and Soul, and GuldWars 2 I'll be jumping with joy.

    They're treating Diablo 3 as a tool, and that upsets me.


    why? they are one company... this is what a company should do. They fact they that came up with this idea is very impressive.


    It isn't impressive. It's actually an extremely obvious business decision. They turn Diablo III into a gimmick to attract a dying WoW subscription base, and then smother the news with a new cinematic and lore video. It's a dirty trick, and you can't deny that.



    No, its not a dirty trick, its a fantastic and smart idea. Its getting people like me, who were done with wow to pay or a FULL YEAR, it was the push I needed to keep playing, thats not dirty, thats smart on them. If we didnt want to keep playing, we still wouldnt.

    Hands down its a smart move, and no "dirty". Use a high profile product to increase profits... uhh... thats the point of a company.

    I don't follow the "push to keep playing WoW" logic when it would be cheaper (by a LOT) in the first place to just buy Diablo III.

    Maybe that's just because after paying for a game since it was released and watching it rapidly spiral downwards over the past year I've completely lost interest in it.


    ^This. I dont get why this deal is soooo awesome. Its only intresting for people that still play WoW... or people that plan to start again. If you are mostly intrested in D3 why would you buy 12 WoW months?Oo Even the Diablo 3 CE should be cheaper than this offer.
  • #69
    I dunno.

    I haven't played WoW in quite some time. I played it for about a year and got burned out fast... but I think it's a pretty cool offer for Blizzard. I'm sure a lot of people that play WoW will want D3, I'm sure a lot of the people playing D3 have interest in WoW...

    That's a pretty nice savings over a year period for people.

    I think you guys are a little bit too over dramatic. I don't think Blizzard is scared or terrified of what might happen to WoW, I don't think they are scared about Diablo 3 sales tanking or anything. They just figured a lot of people play both games, so why not figure out a way to please your fan base, save your customers some money in the long run and maybe make a little cash along the way/get some more people interested in your MMO or ARPG?
  • #70
    Quote from Dolaiim

    Quote from Peace
    They're treating Diablo 3 as a tool, and that upsets me.


    Absolutely and utterly agree.

    That and This. It's as if they don't have faith in D3, which is retarded. D3 will do just fine without having WOW linked to it.

    Yes this is good for Blizz sales and they are goin to make shitloads of money with this deal, but I feel that people who take this deal is kinda slapping D3 in the face.

    I'm 100% sure the following isn't the case but it is just the way I feel when looking at this deal (and I know people are gonna shit on my head about this): People will primarily buy the years subscription to WOW with a free D3 copy in the background as a secondary option.

    This pic kinda says it all. Note the WOW Annual Pass on left. It's not a D3 pic...which just enhance Blizzard's intentions to sell D3 as an "epic benefit" to the WOW pass:



    With this deal Blizz is saying: Hey! Buy a years subscription to WOW and get D3 for freeeee!!!
    Not: Hey! Buy D3 for $150 (or whatever a years WOW subscription is equal to) and get 1 whole year of WOW subscription for totally freeeeee!!!

    They shouldn't have linked the two. The end.
    /rant off
  • #71
    Quote from Deventh

    Quote from venom1stas

    ANy1 else thinking:

    "Fuck that, I preordered Skyrim"

    ?

    You got the wrong forum, buddy.


    Wow is an RPG that requires you to play with other people, be in guild and pvp teams (infact you cant access half the content without other people)
    Skyrim is RPG where you do everything yourself, start to finish.
    D1 and D2 were primaraly single player games (everything soloable, pvp is solo not team).
    So I think im in the right forum.
  • #72
    WHy shouldnt they have? you didnt give one reason why they shouldnt not have done that?

    It doesn not hurt the game in any way... it only helps it by giving it more players...
  • #73
    Quote from Hans

    Nice one Blizzard. Giving WoW players to play D3 for free while Diablo fans that do not want to play WoW no deals. This is just lame. I was just starting to get back in the mood to play D3 after getting the bad news in August but now I am again angry with Blizzard.

    +1. I'm kinda running out of rep to give with these kind of statements...
  • #74
    What will the 1 year sup for wow cost? Anyone know?
  • #75
    Quote from Sarox24

    What will the 1 year sup for wow cost? Anyone know?


    I think 6 months is around $77 from a link I saw. So probably right around $140-$155 assuming they continue to give you a discount for the more months you sign up or the rate stays the same.
  • #76
    Quote from Sarox24

    What will the 1 year sup for wow cost? Anyone know?


    ok there is No change if you pay ... ll this does is lock you in a 1 year contract.

    You still pay in 1 month, 3 month or 6 month, at the same price, nothing changes other than your locked in.
  • #77
    It's not free, if you have to pay for it...
  • #78
    Quote from Rebing

    It's not free, if you have to pay for it...


    You're paying for the WoW subscription, but Diablo III will be free. Sure, you aren't going to get the game completely free for nothing, you just have to buy something else to get it.
  • #79
    Seen some interesting comments; I would like to add my 2 cents.

    After reading the fine prints; its not good idea to sign up for annual pass for any diablo 3 diehard such as myself. I currently play wow and would love to have the tyreal mount. But this would mean you have to actually play wow for 1 full year leaving little time to play diablo or vise-versa. I have no doubt diablo 3 will release before the year have ended.

    Diehard will buy diablo 3 collectors edition but it have indirect incentive to what your doing. It only prolong the amount of your diablo3/WOW time. All it comes down to you being a hardcore wow player. Your're going to buy the expansion, 12 months commitment (no quitting) and get free diablo (digital version).

    On paper it seems to resolve the conflict of wow vs diablo; but that's not the case. You must absolutely ADORE wow for this a good idea.
  • #80
    Here's the Annual Pass FAQ, if that helps anyone.
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