D3 population gone?

  • #1
    Seriously is it? I log in and no one is online, and the chat is completely silent. Its like there is nothing going on... I feel so isolated...
  • #2
    Maybe they are in the console version.
  • #3
    Or playing PoE. I'm downloading it right now. Worth checking out I figure.
  • #4
    Idk I think we have to just accept the truth. The game when it was launched was shit. They catered to the extreme minority who just wanted to run back from the GY, and it made for a shit game. Almost everyone hit inferno and just stopped...It was dumb as hell.

    If the game launched with patch 1.07, then I am sure it would be doing amazing right now. Too bad it didn't....

    I mean hell there is more going on about diablo on this site 6 months before it launched then there is now...
  • #5
    Quote from morbidlymystic

    I mean hell there is more going on about diablo on this site 6 months before it launched then there is now...


    I love this site, I really do, but this is 100% true.
    Before the game came out, I was really looking forward to having huge build and strategy discussions here, but those didn't last very long (there isn't THAT much to discuss in this game), and now the majority of threads are either about complaints about the game, or (the LARGE majority) something along the lines of "I HAVE XXX MILLION GOLD, HELP ME SPEND IT". This is not so much people's fault, but more due to the nature of the game.
  • #6
    The combat is awesome, it plays very good.. but nothing more than that. Its such a shallow game and its really a shame, because i've never been so excited for a game like i was for D3.
  • #7
    It's down, but it's not gone, at least on HC. I run into more people on the "big" quests (mini-bosses, bosses), but I've still seen a decent number, especially considering that I've played almost exclusivly in Normal (trying to lvl 5 characters at once to share drops).

    I can't speak to SC, nor can I talk about the global chat, cause I never use them, but those peopel I do play with tend to be on a lot (which, you know, makes sense).
  • #8
    Yeah I have to agree the combat is nice, very fast paced, but I'm afraid that is the only thing it has.
  • #9
    This is true for past diablo games but it still pisses me off. I felt like I was cheated out of a full game. Felt like I bought 1/4 of a game. I beat the game on normal.. guess what.. do it all over again. Nothing new to see .. kill the same bosses. If that wasn't enough do it again two more times. The people who made this game were sitting back and snickering at everyone who was saying this game had massive content. It was all a cruel trick.

    If each level had different bosses at the end of the acts.. then maybe it would work out. Save Diablo for inferno act 4. In normal act 4 the end boss should have been some character helping Diablo. His henchman. His guy was trying to secure heaven for Diablo but fails when we kill him. Then in nightmare a stronger henchman tries to do it and we kill him. In hell Diablo's right hand man tries and we kill him. Then finally in inferno Diablo takes it upon himself (herself?) to do it and we kill him (her?).
  • #10
    play the game you like not the game others like. I for one still play diablo, on a daily basis even, I enjoy it. if you think you've done everything in sc then deffo go hc, it's so refreshing! altough I originally wanted to clear hardcore for achievements, I do go back every now and then and kill stuff there aswell. population is not gone, far from it. we are still here :) and we'll be, I know I will
  • #11
    Quote from ScruffyLOL

    play the game you like not the game others like. I for one still play diablo, on a daily basis even, I enjoy it. if you think you've done everything in sc then deffo go hc, it's so refreshing! altough I originally wanted to clear hardcore for achievements, I do go back every now and then and kill stuff there aswell. population is not gone, far from it. we are still here :) and we'll be, I know I will


    I do play games I like but...... when the game is all about loot and that loot is founded on the use of an AH with prices only like 1% players can afford......

    Don't get me wrong I like the game it's self but, the economy that the game is chained to is not in good shape by any means.

    Also those that don't want to use and/or suck at playing the AH game are kinda SOL in D3 even with the 1.0.7 crafting patch. (IMHO)

  • #12
    Quote from morbidlymystic

    Idk I think we have to just accept the truth. The game when it was launched was shit. They catered to the extreme minority who just wanted to run back from the GY, and it made for a shit game. Almost everyone hit inferno and just stopped...It was gay as hell.

    If the game launched with patch 1.07, then I am sure it would be doing amazing right now. Too bad it didn't....

    I mean hell there is more going on about diablo on this site 6 months before it launched then there is now...


    No. Your nerd-rage has obviously blinded you.

    They catered to the majority of it's playerbase.

    End of story.
  • #13
    Find someone to play with. I play (Diablo) with her every day.
  • #14
    I have plenty of friends who still play and we enjoy coop. Also I don't enter chat channels as they're way too spammy usually.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #15
    Or they want to play alone. Like me. I disabled all chats - best decision ever.
  • #16
    Just looked at my 580 hours played; Auction House built Witch Doctor.

    Can´t get anything sold, unlucky drops and just think its about time to call it :)
  • #17
    Quote from akainu

    Quote from ScruffyLOL

    play the game you like not the game others like. I for one still play diablo, on a daily basis even, I enjoy it. if you think you've done everything in sc then deffo go hc, it's so refreshing! altough I originally wanted to clear hardcore for achievements, I do go back every now and then and kill stuff there aswell. population is not gone, far from it. we are still here :) and we'll be, I know I will


    I do play games I like but...... when the game is all about loot and that loot is founded on the use of an AH with prices only like 1% players can afford......

    Don't get me wrong I like the game it's self but, the economy that the game is chained to is not in good shape by any means.

    Also those that don't want to use and/or suck at playing the AH game are kinda SOL in D3 even with the 1.0.7 crafting patch. (IMHO)


    I agree the prices seem totally out of whack. I heard there was some kind of exploit that let players have infinite gold at one time, but idk if that is true.

    Ok, I have played for about 3 weeks total, not played time. I just recently got the 5 million gold achievement.
    3 weeks = 5 million gold picked up.

    The Best of the best weapons and what not will run 2 billion gold. 2 BILLION!
    2 billion / 5 million = 400 cycle of 3 weeks = 1200 weeks = 23 years

    At my current rate of collecting gold it would take me 23 years to pickup 2 billion gold.

    WTF?!?
  • #18
    Quote from cexee

    Just looked at my 580 hours played; Auction House built Witch Doctor.

    Can´t get anything sold, unlucky drops and just think its about time to call it :)


    There is so much loot you can only sell the best of the best.


    Quote from Komie

    Quote from morbidlymystic

    Idk I think we have to just accept the truth. The game when it was launched was shit. They catered to the extreme minority who just wanted to run back from the GY, and it made for a shit game. Almost everyone hit inferno and just stopped...It was gay as hell.

    If the game launched with patch 1.07, then I am sure it would be doing amazing right now. Too bad it didn't....

    I mean hell there is more going on about diablo on this site 6 months before it launched then there is now...


    No. Your nerd-rage has obviously blinded you.

    They catered to the majority of it's playerbase.

    End of story.


    WTF are you talking about? They didn't leave the D2 logo so they catered to the casuals? lol

    Inferno was stupidly badly designed just for the morons who thought they knew what they wanted. Blizz, displaying an amazing amount of stupidity, actually listened to this 0,00000001% and made inferno damn near impossible.

    Then the game launches and these keyboard warrior losers get to inferno and die over and over. The only way to kill champions was to die over and over. It was absolutely terrible, but its exactly what they said they wanted. Massive QQ ensued, and they rage quit along with all the so called casuals.
  • #19
    Quote from morbidlymystic

    I agree the prices seem totally out of whack. I heard there was some kind of exploit that let players have infinite gold at one time, but idk if that is true.

    Ok, I have played for about 3 weeks total, not played time. I just recently got the 5 million gold achievement.
    3 weeks = 5 million gold picked up.

    The Best of the best weapons and what not will run 2 billion gold. 2 BILLION!
    2 billion / 5 million = 400 cycle of 3 weeks = 1200 weeks = 23 years

    At my current rate of collecting gold it would take me 23 years to pickup 2 billion gold.

    WTF?!?


    That achievement only counts the gold you pick up from the ground. Vendoring and selling on the Auction House does not qualify for progress on it. I've picked up about 50 million gold from the ground but have had in my inventory, since release, at least about 200 million. Which has been dynamically coming and going.

    Ha. Bagstone.

  • #20
    Quote from morbidlymystic

    At my current rate of collecting gold it would take me 23 years to pickup 2 billion gold.


    Craft some 1.7.0 bracers, gloves, chests, and shoulders. Skip the chests if you don't want to sink gold in the pattern immediately. With just ONE shoulder craft I got an item that rivals the very best Vile Wards out there. Cost me 50k gold, 1 Demonic Essence, 10 Tomes of Secrets (approximately 20k more gold). 70k gold, roughly, for an item that, before 1.0.7 would have cost me probably 100 million or more.

    The best-of-the-best, particularly weapons, are going to be absolutely sky-high. Weapons have to roll very well to be "good." They need good damage (plus black/elemental damage), they need high crit damage, they need a socket, they need good primary stat, most people want IAS - top-end weapons are NOT a dime a dozen, moreso than most other slots.

    Also, what Overneathe said. I have around 900 hours played and I'm around 55 million gold towards the achievement. Gold earned from the AH and from vendoring things does not count towards that achievement, meaning that achievement is representative of less than 20% of my total gold.

    EDIT
    Wasn't going to respond to your original question since I believe it to be a loaded question designed to start an argument, but I see more people online in public games now (post-1.0.7) than at any time in the game's history except at launch. There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that 1.0.7 brought a large number of people back to the game. Just realize that some people don't play public games (I still don't have that achievement) and even more people don't join general chat.
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