Diablo III Beta Impressions

  • #44
    Quote from Alcovitch

    Quote from Lord_Jaroh

    Quote from robinjohnsson

    I´ve also played beta and what i disliked the MOST of ALL is the following:
    1: It shows your DPS instead of Damage. I know that alot of people here thinks that damage and dps is the same thing. The difference is. DPS = Damage Per SECOND. Damage: Your TOTAL damage. So seeing 15 dps makes you think...bah i want to see my damage, this sucks. Either remove "DPS" or add Damage as well or Diablo 3 will fail.

    I agree, the DPS stat just seems too...metagaming within the game, or something. I don't know. I would rather have you figure out through trail and error which weapon is better for your character. As well, the size of the font makes it stand out too much. If anything, make it the same size as the rest of the stats on the weapon.

    Seriously? This is really nitpicking at nothing.

    Nitpick to you might be a big deal to someone else. Plus a lot of "nitpicks" add up pretty quick.
  • #45
    I don't understand peoples problems....no game is perfect...every game is different, thats just how life is...I wanted GTA to be just like Mario and when I got it, I was seriously disappointed, I mean there were simularities, like picking up whores in the darkest part of town, or getting high on shrooms, but the simularities were so few in number...
    I just want a little bit of tenderness :(

  • #46
    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #47
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.

    what? The Dark Knight got a 5/5 star rating...
    I just want a little bit of tenderness :(

  • #48
    Quote from Aerisot

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.

    what? The Dark Knight got a 5/5 star rating...


    average reviews of the dark knight = B-. because so many people gave it low ratings for trivial BS. yes there was a lot of 5/5, but a lot of critics gave it low reviews so it fucked up the average.
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #49
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    average reviews of the dark knight = B-. because so many people gave it low ratings for trivial BS. yes there was a lot of 5/5, but a lot of critics gave it low reviews so it fucked up the average.

    This is the problem with reviews in general, both professional and personal. Of course, professional reviewers are SUPPOSED to find flaws so you know exactly what you're getting into.

    I've seen where a lot of nitpicks cause people to give game reviews of 1/10 on gamefaqs.com just because the game wasn't the same as their favorite game or they had a complaint that really wasn't a problem with the game itself. This happened alot when MW3 fanboys and BF3 fanboys alike would poorly review the competition just because Modern Warfare is not Battlefield. It makes no sense to me.

    I do, however, like to read bad reviews like that. Because, if I can find a review that rates something 1/10 and I say to myself "well that doesn't sound that bad at all, really" then that product just might be okay. :)

    As an added note: Let's face it, reviews are all about personal oppinion and you are never going to please everyone 100% of the time. What 95% of a populations loves, 5% will somehow hate. But if we all liked the same things, the world wouldn't be as interesting a place.
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  • #50
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Aerisot

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.

    what? The Dark Knight got a 5/5 star rating...


    average reviews of the dark knight = B-. because so many people gave it low ratings for trivial BS. yes there was a lot of 5/5, but a lot of critics gave it low reviews so it fucked up the average.

    Hu ? Dark knght is at 94% on Tomatoes and 82% on meta... since this is a meta analysis of many critics I don't know where you get the B- average.

    I thought it was boring though but that's not the point.
  • #51
    Quote from Ayr

    Hu ? Dark knght is at 94% on Tomatoes and 82% on meta... since this is a meta analysis of many critics I don't know where you get the B- average.

    I thought it was boring though but that's not the point.

    82% = B-. school much?
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #52
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Ayr

    Hu ? Dark knght is at 94% on Tomatoes and 82% on meta... since this is a meta analysis of many critics I don't know where you get the B- average.

    I thought it was boring though but that's not the point.

    82% = B-. school much?

    Edit: Oh ok I guess it depends where you study, you american have not the same as us as it seems on the wiki page.

    Still, saying 82% is bad is pretty far fetched.
  • #53
    Quote from Ayr

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Ayr

    Hu ? Dark knght is at 94% on Tomatoes and 82% on meta... since this is a meta analysis of many critics I don't know where you get the B- average.

    I thought it was boring though but that's not the point.

    82% = B-. school much?

    Edit: Oh ok I guess it depends where you study.

    * most common grading system in america

    being in America for too long psychologically warps my mind to thinking im the only country in the world. (only one that matters ne ways). :facepalm: jk
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #54
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Ayr

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Ayr

    Hu ? Dark knght is at 94% on Tomatoes and 82% on meta... since this is a meta analysis of many critics I don't know where you get the B- average.

    I thought it was boring though but that's not the point.

    82% = B-. school much?

    Edit: Oh ok I guess it depends where you study.

    * most common grading system in america

    being in America for too long psychologically warps my mind to thinking im the only country in the world. (only one that matters ne ways). :facepalm: jk

    Admiting it is the path to recovery.
  • #55
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.

    It was entertaining, i'll give it that. But to go and say it's one of the most epic movies of all time? Well LMAO.
  • #56
    Quote from Alcovitch

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.

    It was entertaining, i'll give it that. But to go and say it's one of the most epic movies of all time? Well LMAO.
    it is mine and all my friends most favorite movie. cant think of one that can top it or even come close. just mine and some peoples opinion bro. what movie do you think is the most epic?
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #57
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Alcovitch

    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    people tend to focus too much on the bad than the good when they give reviews. thats why movies have terrible reviews even when they are good movies. even the dark knight has a low B rating in reviews when it was one of the most epic movies of all time.

    It was entertaining, i'll give it that. But to go and say it's one of the most epic movies of all time? Well LMAO.
    it is mine and all my friends most favorite movie. cant think of one that can top it or even come close. just mine and some peoples opinion bro. what movie do you think is the most epic?

    Mine is FIght Club.

    Way to completly derail the thread though.
  • #58
    And the problem with being online only strikes...

    In the middle of the 3rd Defiled Crypt, trying to track down the Jar of Souls with my new Witch Doctor (4th playthrough now), Connection Error. And now I can't reconnect, it keeps timing out.

    Why oh why did Blizzard have to put bull**** we don't need and does not enhance play in any way, shape, or form into the game structure?
  • #59
    Quote from Lord_Jaroh

    And the problem with being online only strikes...

    In the middle of the 3rd Defiled Crypt, trying to track down the Jar of Souls with my new Witch Doctor (4th playthrough now), Connection Error. And now I can't reconnect, it keeps timing out.

    Why oh why did Blizzard have to put bull**** we don't need and does not enhance play in any way, shape, or form into the game structure?

    have you not ready anythign about why its online only? 100x less piracy/hacking/duping. and they especially need this with the RMAH so there isnt a super influx of fake goods for real money or people hacking the game and making real money. its a lawsuit waiting to happen. while the game will still eventually be hacked in some way and people will figure out small ways to dupe, it SIGNIFICANTLY reduces it. having the full game be on your computer makes it almost stupid-simple to hack and dupe.
    "once the pretty hardcore gamers we had testing inferno found it fairly difficult, we then we doubled it" -trolololol jay wilson
  • #60
    wow man, OP, you need to like.. play a few other games.

    reading your post, it seems like you haven't played anything other than diablo 2 in the last 10 years. complaining about the UI? have you played other games like SWTOR, League of Legends, literally any other game? d3's UI is leagues ahead of everything. you are nitpicking every little thing you can about the game that 99% of sane people don't give a flying fuck about. you say that the front page post asks for your beta impressions. that's true, they asked for your impressions about gameplay, not about how the X on items in your inventory that aren't for you class is too big. seriously, wtf?

    you want to see a bad UI? check this out:

    http://pixelatedgeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/league-of-legends-old-ui.jpg

    MILLIONS OF PEOPLE PLAY AND LOVE THAT GAME.

    you say things seem "generic". generic compared to what? i've played through the game as every class and not only is every ability unique and useful in its own way, they also synergize fantastically with other abilities. walking into a group of mobs with the wizard and frost novaing then doing the leaping stomp ability is incredibly satisfying. what do you expect from the first 13 levels? the things you are complaining about... i don't even know what to say.

    let me point out just one more nonsensical comment you made. the level-ups are boring one. you gain a new skill, and that's it, Q Q Q no stat allocation Q Q Q. so, you don't feel any different slaying monsters after getting a new skill that you are now using to kill the monsters.. new skill.. that you didn't have before level up.. doesn't feel different? what?

    all in all, spare us your stupidity and just go back to playing d2. this kind of review is not constructive at all. you just keep saying how things feel "off" (i.e. they don't feel like d2, the game you obviously have played 24/7 for the past 10 years, never touching a single other game that has come out since).
  • #61
    Quote from Lord_Jaroh

    And the problem with being online only strikes...

    In the middle of the 3rd Defiled Crypt, trying to track down the Jar of Souls with my new Witch Doctor (4th playthrough now), Connection Error. And now I can't reconnect, it keeps timing out.

    Why oh why did Blizzard have to put bull**** we don't need and does not enhance play in any way, shape, or form into the game structure?

    "i hate this game so much i have played it through 4 times and i am literally crying my eyes out because i can't log in right now!"
  • #62
    Quote from Lord_Jaroh

    And the problem with being online only strikes...

    In the middle of the 3rd Defiled Crypt, trying to track down the Jar of Souls with my new Witch Doctor (4th playthrough now), Connection Error. And now I can't reconnect, it keeps timing out.

    Why oh why did Blizzard have to put bull**** we don't need and does not enhance play in any way, shape, or form into the game structure?

    I totally get where you are coming from, we'll be slaves to our internet. Still, though, the reason for online only is one of the core measures they are employing to prevent duping/cheating/general-hive-of-scum-and-villanry.

    Y'know, Benjamin Franklin DID say "He who sacrifices freedom for security desires neither." Has Blizzard sacrificed too much for enhanced security?
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  • #63
    Quote from GladHeHasBeta

    Quote from Lord_Jaroh

    And the problem with being online only strikes...

    In the middle of the 3rd Defiled Crypt, trying to track down the Jar of Souls with my new Witch Doctor (4th playthrough now), Connection Error. And now I can't reconnect, it keeps timing out.

    Why oh why did Blizzard have to put bull**** we don't need and does not enhance play in any way, shape, or form into the game structure?

    have you not ready anythign about why its online only? 100x less piracy/hacking/duping. and they especially need this with the RMAH so there isnt a super influx of fake goods for real money or people hacking the game and making real money. its a lawsuit waiting to happen. while the game will still eventually be hacked in some way and people will figure out small ways to dupe, it SIGNIFICANTLY reduces it. having the full game be on your computer makes it almost stupid-simple to hack and dupe.

    That is not why it's online only. That may be what they say and a by-product of their actions, but it is not the reason. It's simply to make sure that every single person playing the game will try and use the auction house, which will be where they make their money. If you are playing offline, you are not using the auction house, thus Blizzard can't make any money off you.

    Blizzard stated that when they were creating Bnet 2.0, they were making it so good that you would not ever want to play offline, that it would be a choice and that you would be insane to choose the offline version with all of the "bonuses" they were throwing into the online version. I guess in their mind "playing the game in the first place" is a bonus...

    If I was playing offline, dupes/hacks/cheating would not be an issue, as I would not be playing online to experience them! I would also be able to play if Blizzards servers hiccuup!

    Quote from pskfry

    wow man, OP, you need to like.. play a few other games.

    Actually, I play a large variety of games, thank-you.

    all in all, spare us your stupidity and just go back to playing d2. this kind of review is not constructive at all. you just keep saying how things feel "off" (i.e. they don't feel like d2, the game you obviously have played 24/7 for the past 10 years, never touching a single other game that has come out since).

    And there you have one of the "Kool-Aid drinkers" I was talking about...

    Quote from pskfry

    Quote from Lord_Jaroh

    And the problem with being online only strikes...

    In the middle of the 3rd Defiled Crypt, trying to track down the Jar of Souls with my new Witch Doctor (4th playthrough now), Connection Error. And now I can't reconnect, it keeps timing out.

    Why oh why did Blizzard have to put bull**** we don't need and does not enhance play in any way, shape, or form into the game structure?

    "i hate this game so much i have played it through 4 times and i am literally crying my eyes out because i can't log in right now!"
    Ummm...Blizzard gave me a Beta Key so that I can log in and test the game, not only for errors, but for places to improve. Thus the Beta moniker. You understand what Beta means, right? It is not a Demo, but a testing version. I will play through it with every class, so I can get an overall feel of the game. Not once did I say that I hated the game. I simply saw areas where improvement could be made. Right now it is an above average game that needs a bit of work. Sorry if that doesn't jive with your opinion, but so be it. Newsflash: People can have differing opinions to your own and still be right! Wow, who'd a thunk...?

    These thoughts were my initial impressions, and there will be more to come once I have played with all of the characters under my belt. It's part of the obligation you have as a Beta Tester. I don't know how many Beta Tests you've been a part of, but it certainly seems as if you don't take them seriously...
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