Requiem For A Dream.

  • #1
    I'm uninstalling as I type this.

    Diablo 3 is now a requiem for dream, one that has long since shown itself to be just that, a dream.

    Instead of creating a Diablo that appeals to core-fans, for core-fans, they went the corporate route and tried to appeal to the widest possible demographic. The result; Many non-core Diablo fans didn't get it "What's the point of this game" is what they said.

    The core-fans felt shunned, "Why is this not like Diablo 2" they often said.

    So in trying to appeal to the widest possible audience, they shunned both and it seems only a fraction of some fringe demographic remain. I've been fighting it for many weeks now. The dread uninstall, as if that singular action would be a confirmation of something I never wanted to see happen, Diablo 3 being a mistake.

    If...and that's a big IF....I hear the right things in November, I'll be back. But I just don't see it. I'm moving on this 6th day of September 2013. A year and a half I fought through it. I stuck with it.

    All I got in return was canned corporate jargon. This console bullshit did it for me. Not that I'm opposed to a console version. I'm opposed to the timing. The fact that they had the nerve to do that in the midst of their PC failure. The fact that they are obviously being forced by higher-ups to withhold real change, if it even comes at all, until well after the console so as not to interfere with console sales.

    If you people can't see this, you're blinded by some intangible hope, as I have been. Unlike some dickheads, I won't be sticking around here to poke at people whom do, for some reason, stick with this game. If this latest chapter hasn't made you quit, nothing will but time. So a shout to some of the cool cats that prowl this forum. Maka, Zero, Elendiro.

    Shaggy, you're not a pleasant person. Thanks for removing me from your F/L weeks ago and not having the balls to explain it when asked.

    Hope the devs fight off the corporate entities and do the right thing, but I'm not sure they care either. Maybe I'll see y'all again. If I do, it's a good sign because that means Blizzcon wasn't just another one of their pomp-laden "shows" where they take a steaming shit on core fans while making it sound AWESOME.

    /signed Another One Bites The Dust......AKA ruksak
  • #2
    Oh look, another person who thinks the rest of the internet cares when they decide to quit playing a game for awhile.

    I guarantee a ton of people that post here have quit - for periods ranging from days to more than a year - without posting about it. And the world continued to turn just fine even without their big announcements.

    And for the record, Shaggy is a very pleasant person. I've had several enjoyable farming sessions with him. Are you sure the problem isn't with you?
  • #3
    You should have done this ages ago, really. You last post about the Mystic proved that you are just in a state of permanent disappointment.

    But i think you should have just quit without such a melodramatic post, it's just... bad. It's a shame, when you were in the right mood, you are enjoyable to read, but lately it was just doom and negativity which is unbearable.

    Just move on and forget about this game, it's better for you, it will never meet your standards.
  • #4
    D2 had plenty wrong with it from my point of view. Things that were never fixed because of poor design. Stat points were stupid they way they were because there was a right way and a wrong way. Economy was a train wreck, gold not worth anything, dupes everywhere and bots jumping in and out of games promoting their websites every god damn second.

    D3 has already improved on 2 of those points due to the auction house ... Love it or hate it, it solved those issues but created some others in the process- but those will be solved by making item sinks for top tier gear (enchanting/BOA). I hope that the d3 stat point system with the paragon 2.0 that gets added will be far far superior than d2s customisation.. D2 was not some holy grail of a game like some fans think it was. It was an awesome game but I think you ignore it's issues a lot. Thank god the d3 devs did not make me do 1000 butcher runs!

    There are some good things that will hopefully come from them doing the console version
    1) They have more money coming in, had good reviews and so there is even more incentive to create more D3 expansions in future. Maybe we will get 3 Expansions instead of 2 (if they had initially planned it that way..) . Maybe that = more staff can be hired etc
    2) Now that the Console version is released maybe they can use the extra staff they hired for the Console to help with the PC loot 2.0/RoS development.
    3) Hopefully they have acquired some lessons learned while working on the console version so that loot 2.0 would be even better than if they had never had a console version.

    You take the opinion that PC has had to take a back seat while console has been developed and I do agree, however in some ways it can be a good a thing and I do not mind waiting. I waited a hell of a long time for D3 Vanilla, I think I can sit tight with what I have until they are ready to make polished changes to the game to make it as good as it can be.

    I love d3 for what it is now. I play it each day I come home after work for about an hour and I have fun. I am excited about the future because it looks even better.

    I am sorry to see you go coz you have given me a good few laughs on this forum.

    I think you are wrong and hopefully that will be proven 'soon'...
  • #5
    Later Ruksak, I'll miss your posts. I expect to see you again at some point though.

    FYI I'm not blinded of all how D3 unfolded. I just don't care. I'll stop playing then come back when more content or patches occurred just like I did with any other Diablo game. Can't say I played D2 for 8 years straight ;)
    Playing Diablo since 97. I know nothing and having nothing good to say, I be a troll.
  • #6
    Mmmm, yes, yes, Blizzard and it's god damned staggered releases, trying to make money and all.

    I get it man, you want changes, and you want them now. I just honestly think you're kind of being a baby about it.

    Also wtf you and me fight all the time, I'm sad you didn't include me in your list of people you hate D=
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  • #7
    Sad to see you leave. Cya after blizzcon hopefully.
    "Tried the adventuring life. Didn't care for it. Too much pain, not enough profit." - Vidar the Collector

    Number 1 DH in Crit dmg @ World. Working for NR 1 in life aswell!
  • #8
    Quote from Xpire

    Sad to see you leave. Cya after blizzcon hopefully.


    Blizzcon always has a way of getting people excited again, if only temporarily. He'll come back. They always do...
  • #9
    It's...It's beautiful!

    Make your peace...Quickly!
  • #10
    Quote from Bleu42

    Mmmm, yes, yes, Blizzard and it's god damned staggered releases, trying to make money and all.

    I get it man, you want changes, and you want them now. I just honestly think you're kind of being a baby about it.

    Also wtf you and me fight all the time, I'm sad you didn't include me in your list of people you hate D=


    I just wanted to follow up on a few things before my much needed break.

    I don't hate you, or shaggy, or anyone else here. I "hate" when people (principally you and Shag) decree others as "Children, babies, crying, moaning" etc for voicing displeasure.

    Quote from Slayerviper

    Later Ruksak, I'll miss your posts. I expect to see you again at some point though.

    FYI I'm not blinded of all how D3 unfolded. I just don't care. I'll stop playing then come back when more content or patches occurred just like I did with any other Diablo game. Can't say I played D2 for 8 years straight ;)


    I also wanted to be clear that I'm not calling people that do enjoy the game "blind". That would make me a pig. "Blind" was in reference to people who don't recognize that profits came before quality, that D3 PC has taken an obvious backseat to the console launch. Something I would've never pictured might happen.

    I did play D2 for 8 years straight, exactly. First four offline, the next four online. I recognize that it wasn't perfect, but I didn't leave it angry. I left it fondly.

    Quote from CheehC

    D2 had plenty wrong with it from my point of view.


    Agreed. But there was much about it that was tremendous, terrific. Looking back at D3 now, very little of those "terrific" things were ported into the sequel. So much was trashed, and I cannot conceive as to why. D3 had many great successes, but MOST of it's failures were caused from their 'ground-up' approach.
    Quote from Seifa

    You should have done this ages ago, really. You last post about the Mystic proved that you are just in a state of permanent disappointment.

    But i think you should have just quit without such a melodramatic post, it's just... bad. It's a shame, when you were in the right mood, you are enjoyable to read, but lately it was just doom and negativity which is unbearable.

    Just move on and forget about this game, it's better for you, it will never meet your standards.


    I'm sure to come back, I really hope so. Much to love about this game and so much untapped potential.

    I need a break, most likely. From the game and from the forum. My attitude has become increasingly nasty and vitriolic. I try not to aim such vitriol toward other members, but sometimes the message I send is so negative that others take it as direct shots across their bow. I never meant to send such a message.

    It is out of respect that I won't be posting here until either my attitude improves, or, until Blizzard gives me a real reason to get excited. My excitement over the Gamescom announcement lasted exactly 2 days. That was until I started realizing the vacuum in improvement, in respect toward D3 PC, from 1.08 through the announcement of the console, the release of the console to now and for apparently many months to come.

    I'll be back and when I am, I'll bring with me a better attitude and hopefully a renewed energy for my Diablo passion. If I do not return, well....it will mean I thought Blizzcon to be a ......con.
  • #11
    Quote from ruksak

    The core-fans felt shunned, "Why is this not like Diablo 2" they often said.

    I'm a core fan, and I'll answer that.

    Because it is better than Diablo 2. There, I said it. It has an actual economy, it has a "respec system", a better skill system, better Legendary-Rare balance, and just flat out more variety in gameplay/grinding.

    And because Diablo 2 is a game from 2000, while we're in 2013. The standard game quality demdands changes to core systems that are archaic, jurassic.

    If...and that's a big IF....I hear the right things in November, I'll be back. But I just don't see it. I'm moving on this 6th day of September 2013. A year and a half I fought through it. I stuck with it.

    I hope you can fight that feeling, and come back eventually.

    All I got in return was canned corporate jargon. This console bullshit did it for me. Not that I'm opposed to a console version. I'm opposed to the timing. The fact that they had the nerve to do that in the midst of their PC failure. The fact that they are obviously being forced by higher-ups to withhold real change, if it even comes at all, until well after the console so as not to interfere with console sales.

    You have never met a Blizzard employee or developer in person, have you? I don't think you'd be saying that if you had met the people who actually develop the games there.

    If you people can't see this, you're blinded by some intangible hope, as I have been.

    Some of us are blinded by sheer fun. D3 (both on its release state, and on its many patches) was by far some of the most fun I've had in gaming in the past few years.

    Find something you actually enjoy, that will certainly help.

    Splinter Cell Blacklist is the best stealth game I've played in a long time (beating even games like Chaos Theory and recent contenders like DIshonored). Rayman Legends is probably some of the best level design I've seen in a platformer in a loooong time, reminded me of Donkey Kong and good ol' Mario games.

    /signed Another One Bites The Dust......AKA ruksak

    See you in a couple months ;)
  • #12
    Don't see why people need to create a thread announcing their leave. Just screams, "hey look at me!".
  • #13
    Quote from ruksak

    If I do not return, well....it will mean I thought Blizzcon to be a ......con.


  • #14
    I hate to answer you back, i feel like a pusher trying to sell drugs to a former addict.
    I knew you would aknowledge your recent behaviour, you are a smart member of Diablofans and since i passed a similar moment of complete frustration towards a Blizzard game (WoW, end of Cataclysm) i realized that's better to just quit the game before becoming an annoying Doom Sayer for other players.

    Letting go temporarily or permanently is better for youself because you aren't thinking anymore on how much the game could be improved or how the hell a development team could have fucked up stuff that bad. Just less obsession for your mind :P
  • #15
    Bandyto#2350
    EU
  • #16
    Quote from Zero(pS)
    Because it is better than Diablo 2. There, I said it. It has an actual economy, it has a "respec system", a better skill system, better Legendary-Rare balance, and just flat out more variety in gameplay/grinding.


    Better than Diablo 2. Lol.

    It has an actual economy.... ROFL

    a better skill system... roflroflrolforlfolro

    etc.

    You sir are everything that's wrong with the gamers nowadays, and the reason why we get such crap products like D3 served to us in the first place.
  • #17
    Quote from Shad3slayer

    Quote from Zero(pS)
    Because it is better than Diablo 2. There, I said it. It has an actual economy, it has a "respec system", a better skill system, better Legendary-Rare balance, and just flat out more variety in gameplay/grinding.


    Better than Diablo 2. Lol.

    It has an actual economy.... ROFL

    a better skill system... roflroflrolforlfolro

    etc.

    You sir are everything that's wrong with the gamers nowadays, and the reason why we get such crap products like D3 served to us in the first place.


    Wow, I thought the D2 purists died out a long time ago. Tell me, does the jerkass attitude come packaged with the rose-tinted glasses, or is that a separate purchase?
  • #18
    I actually agree with zero, I do think D3 is better or at least as good as D2. People often look at D2 with nostalgia and it clouds their overall view point.
  • #19
    I'm not a D2 purist; in fact I have nearly 1k Hours spent in D3, but I can be *OBJECTIVE*, and his points are just so..... retarded, sorry I just can't find a more fitting/ decent word... that I had to comment. He mentions basically everything that's wrong with D3 as an ADVANTAGE and as a good thing. Wow. Just wow.

    The only thing he does not mention is the combat/ fluidity/ graphics, which is kind of the only thing where D3 beats D2. Go figure.
  • #20
    Quote from RasAlgethi24

    I actually agree with zero, I do think D3 is better or at least as good as D2. People often look at D2 with nostalgia and it clouds their overall view point.


    Completely agree. People may think of the latest version of D2-LoD and compare it with the current D3 but seem to forget that D2 Classic without patches lacked many awesome features (e.g. runewords, synergies etc.). Sure, D3 did not have the best start but fortunately it became better and better with every patch. Therefore I am quite optimistic for the future. :)

    Back to topic: If you like it, play it. If you do not like it, do not play it.
    Bandyto#2350
    EU
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