DiabloCast: Episode XXI - The Pros & Cons

Poll: Which Diablo Gear do you want most?

Which Diablo Gear do you want most? - Single Choice

  • Tyrael Hoodie 59.9%
  • Demon Hunter Coat 25.1%
  • Mistress of Pain Socks 4.9%
  • The Barbarian Belt 10.1%
  • #21
    Quote from sithsylar

    You guys totally totally missed the point of always being online. It has nothing to do if with having broadband or not. Its the location of the servers and how bad your ping will be. Talk about blowing wind out of your ass...

    Talk about being a dickface...
  • #22
    ^^^^

    Better to be a dickface that is right then not being a dickface that is wrong and just blowing wind out of blizzards ass..... Wait am i wrong because it seems to be the podcasts just agrees with everything blizzard does....
  • #23
    Guys in general I love listening to the podcast, but can we please get some subjective opinion on some of the big issues you mentioned in your latest podcast.
    To me your views whenever pro Diablo 3 are well articulated, but whenever they are negative anything all we get is "Oh well I guess they did x to stop y, but I really don't mind etc etc"
    In the interest of a fair and balanced podcast why not invite someone in who can actually articulate how they feel as someone who is not happy with the changes rather than you guys just attempting to verbalize the negative reactions yourselves.
    It doesn't help when all three of you are pro RMAH and Online only and then proceed with the "Well I guess some people don't like x, but..."
    I strongly get the feeling that Blizzard is tainting your opinion via inviting you to press events and giving you exclusive access. Hey the best way to stay in the ship is not rock the boat right?
    I expect the big gaming news sites to recite all the drivel they are spoon fed by devs/publishers because their paychecks are linked to their relationship with them, but this is a fan podcast and arguably (due to its popularity) it has transcended the opinion of yourself and Sixen and should be really making more of an effort to play devils advocate.
  • #24
    Its all about the tyrael hoodie
  • #25
    More excited about the Steelseries diablo themed items. The Diablo 3 themed Syberia 2 headset, i think there is a mouse and the mouse pad wit the barbarian on it is already out.
  • #26
    Anything that can prevent bots and cheating is welcome news. If online only FOR SURE means no bots, then I'm fine with it. Magic find bots would destroy the economy by over saturating it, making selling items get you get worth shit.
  • #27
    Another one for the tyrael hoodie.
  • #28
    Quote from sithsylar

    You guys totally totally missed the point of always being online. It has nothing to do if with having broadband or not. Its the location of the servers and how bad your ping will be. Talk about blowing wind out of your ass...
    The final test of the Serpent's Form takes place in "The Pit of 12 Vipers." The initiates are not told about the 13th.
  • #29
    I did not see a poll to vote but I too think Tyrael Hoodie

    Quote from Ariumpa

    Guys in general I love listening to the podcast, but can we please get some subjective opinion on some of the big issues you mentioned in your latest podcast.
    To me your views whenever pro Diablo 3 are well articulated, but whenever they are negative anything all we get is "Oh well I guess they did x to stop y, but I really don't mind etc etc"
    In the interest of a fair and balanced podcast why not invite someone in who can actually articulate how they feel as someone who is not happy with the changes rather than you guys just attempting to verbalize the negative reactions yourselves.
    It doesn't help when all three of you are pro RMAH and Online only and then proceed with the "Well I guess some people don't like x, but..."
    I strongly get the feeling that Blizzard is tainting your opinion via inviting you to press events and giving you exclusive access. Hey the best way to stay in the ship is not rock the boat right?
    I expect the big gaming news sites to recite all the drivel they are spoon fed by devs/publishers because their paychecks are linked to their relationship with them, but this is a fan podcast and arguably (due to its popularity) it has transcended the opinion of yourself and Sixen and should be really making more of an effort to play devils advocate.


    I'd say keep the podcasts as it is. There's enough QQing on the forum as it is. I think they have a good balance between have a professional objective touch and the more informal subjective approach.

    About being "bribed" by Blizz I too feel like they say and Blizzard have not invited me to anything ;)
    Perhaps they actually feel they way they say they do? Do you have to be so conspiratorial about stuff?

    Quote from Peace

    Quote from sithsylar

    You guys totally totally missed the point of always being online. It has nothing to do if with having broadband or not. Its the location of the servers and how bad your ping will be. Talk about blowing wind out of your ass...



    Maybe I'm biased by living in sweden with good ping but I would not lower the quality of the game just because some people have bad latency issues. If it's the ISP fault - put some pressure on them to provide better service, if it's because there won't be blizzard servers nearby I'm sure there will be if there's a demand for it.

    Millions of players has proper internet connection and this way they can keep cheating to a minimum. That is imo the superior alternative.
  • #30
    Guys in general I love listening to the podcast, but can we please get some subjective opinion on some of the big issues you mentioned in your latest podcast.
    To me your views whenever pro Diablo 3 are well articulated, but whenever they are negative anything all we get is "Oh well I guess they did x to stop y, but I really don't mind etc etc"
    In the interest of a fair and balanced podcast why not invite someone in who can actually articulate how they feel as someone who is not happy with the changes rather than you guys just attempting to verbalize the negative reactions yourselves.
    It doesn't help when all three of you are pro RMAH and Online only and then proceed with the "Well I guess some people don't like x, but..."
    I strongly get the feeling that Blizzard is tainting your opinion via inviting you to press events and giving you exclusive access. Hey the best way to stay in the ship is not rock the boat right?
    I expect the big gaming news sites to recite all the drivel they are spoon fed by devs/publishers because their paychecks are linked to their relationship with them, but this is a fan podcast and arguably (due to its popularity) it has transcended the opinion of yourself and Sixen and should be really making more of an effort to play devils advocate.


    They are against the non-competitive nature of PVP and have urge people on a number of occasions to tell Blizzard this. I don't think that they are influenced by Blizzard as much as you may think. (Only to the point that they just want the game in their hands ASAP) But then again I pretty much always agree with what they are saying! The more guests and opinions the better though!
  • #31
    Oh and I would love to be doing cartwheels down the street in my Demon Hunter coat!
  • #32
    I am so buying the Tyrael hoodie and DH jacket the second they're released on J!nx :3
  • #33
    Sweet hoodies. Gief!

    Also, nice reference, I c wut u did thar! Ted Stevens says hello.
  • #34
    Quote from Ariumpa

    Guys in general I love listening to the podcast, but can we please get some subjective opinion on some of the big issues you mentioned in your latest podcast.
    To me your views whenever pro Diablo 3 are well articulated, but whenever they are negative anything all we get is "Oh well I guess they did x to stop y, but I really don't mind etc etc"
    In the interest of a fair and balanced podcast why not invite someone in who can actually articulate how they feel as someone who is not happy with the changes rather than you guys just attempting to verbalize the negative reactions yourselves.
    It doesn't help when all three of you are pro RMAH and Online only and then proceed with the "Well I guess some people don't like x, but..."
    I strongly get the feeling that Blizzard is tainting your opinion via inviting you to press events and giving you exclusive access. Hey the best way to stay in the ship is not rock the boat right?
    I expect the big gaming news sites to recite all the drivel they are spoon fed by devs/publishers because their paychecks are linked to their relationship with them, but this is a fan podcast and arguably (due to its popularity) it has transcended the opinion of yourself and Sixen and should be really making more of an effort to play devils advocate.


    The problem is that we do not want to fill our podcasts with QQ'ing. We give logical reasoning to why we have our opinions for or against everything. Most arguments against the changes Blizzard has made is mostly people just QQ'ing with no real logic or reasoning for their opinion against the change other than being against change.

    If you can come up with logical and reasonable debates against the changes, please let us know them and we will discuss them.

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  • #35
    Awesome Diablocast episode as always. Keep it up!
    Barbarian belt looks badass btw
  • #36
    Quote from ScyberDragon

    Quote from Ariumpa

    Guys in general I love listening to the podcast, but can we please get some subjective opinion on some of the big issues you mentioned in your latest podcast.
    To me your views whenever pro Diablo 3 are well articulated, but whenever they are negative anything all we get is "Oh well I guess they did x to stop y, but I really don't mind etc etc"
    In the interest of a fair and balanced podcast why not invite someone in who can actually articulate how they feel as someone who is not happy with the changes rather than you guys just attempting to verbalize the negative reactions yourselves.
    It doesn't help when all three of you are pro RMAH and Online only and then proceed with the "Well I guess some people don't like x, but..."
    I strongly get the feeling that Blizzard is tainting your opinion via inviting you to press events and giving you exclusive access. Hey the best way to stay in the ship is not rock the boat right?
    I expect the big gaming news sites to recite all the drivel they are spoon fed by devs/publishers because their paychecks are linked to their relationship with them, but this is a fan podcast and arguably (due to its popularity) it has transcended the opinion of yourself and Sixen and should be really making more of an effort to play devils advocate.


    The problem is that we do not want to fill our podcasts with QQ'ing. We give logical reasoning to why we have our opinions for or against everything. Most arguments against the changes Blizzard has made is mostly people just QQ'ing with no real logic or reasoning for their opinion against the change other than being against change.

    If you can come up with logical and reasonable debates against the changes, please let us know them and we will discuss them.


    Now you`re beign arrogant. You`re just saying that the insatisfaction of many fans are ilogical... Dude there are plenty of good arguments against the deathmatch pvp, the RMAH, the new skill system, etc...

    To be honest, I support many of those changes but i totally understand people who don`t. As they implement those new features, there are old features beign scraped. Ex: the skill system. Diablo 3 just lost the character building aspect. Right now the skill system is almost identical to the one used in guildwars and anyone that played guildwars know that the game does not have an character building feel in it. It`s more about strategics and tatics, less about role playing and character creation. So if you value role playing over strategy you SHOULD be sad about this change.
    About this same subject, theres one thing that i find really damn funny. When the skill trees were announced back in 2008, I was disapointed and said I expected an system more based on D1 (every clas having access to all possible skills at once). Now they are doing that! But the funny thing is: when i pronounced my opnion back there people called me an troll. Now the same people is supporting the points i made back in 2008 just because it is writen in blue!

    When people judge the mensager instead of the mensage, something is wrong.
    "In time the hissing of her sanity
    Faded out her voice and soiled her name
    And like marked pages in a diary
    Everything seemed clean that is unstained
    The incoherent talk of ordinary days
    Why would we really need to live?
    Decide what is clear and what's within a haze
    What you should take and what to give" - Opeth
  • #37
    Quote from italofoca



    Now you`re beign arrogant. You`re just saying that the insatisfaction of many fans are ilogical... Dude there are plenty of good arguments against the deathmatch pvp, the RMAH, the new skill system, etc...


    To be fair, I've heard 0 good arguments against TDM, maybe some valid points against the AH? (MAYBE), and nothing really persuasive against the skill system.

    To be honest, I support many of those changes but i totally understand people who don`t. As they implement those new features, there are old features beign scraped. Ex: the skill system. Diablo 3 just lost the character building aspect. Right now the skill system is almost identical to the one used in guildwars and anyone that played guildwars know that the game does not have an character building feel in it. It`s more about strategics and tatics, less about role playing and character creation. So if you value role playing over strategy you SHOULD be sad about this change.


    I disagree that diablo has lost the character building aspect. While skill points may have been important for casters, they were less so for physical classes. Having 20 pts in WW and a normal weapon meant you were #$%^ed in higher NM or hell, while a gearless sorc could get away with spamming her 20pt spell and be okay.

    I mean, I guess I don't understand how having say, 3 sorcs, one meteor, one lightning, and one FO is more meaningful than having one sorc that you can switch between those skills and the appropriate gear for each. I'm assuming that each of the specs will have different preferred stats. Its not like you WEREN'T getting skill points with each of those sorcs, the only real difference between one and the other was, from a high level, what skills they used and gear they had. The same is true now for any wizard spec.

    Personally, I would have had more "on" in the "on and off" i've played diablo over the years if I didn't have to roll another character to try out a different set of abilities.

    About this same subject, theres one thing that i find really damn funny. When the skill trees were announced back in 2008, I was disapointed and said I expected an system more based on D1 (every clas having access to all possible skills at once). Now they are doing that! But the funny thing is: when i pronounced my opnion back there people called me an troll. Now the same people is supporting the points i made back in 2008 just because it is writen in blue!


    Well, if that's the case its at least mildly hypocritical. I could see a few theoretical differences in why they may have reacted differently to your suggestion than to how they are now, but since I don't know what either you or they said exactly I won't bother getting in to it.


    When people judge the mensager instead of the mensage, something is wrong.


    I can definitely agree to that.
  • #38
    @italo I'm not being arrogant by saying I have yet to see any real arguments against the change. If you have one, please let me know.

    As for the no skill points ruining build. All I can say is you are not looking at the system/game as a whole and what effect it is actually having. Builds will still exist. People will still focus on certain skills despite being able to swap them. Investment in runes is really taking over skill points in the aspect that you are looking it at. If you can give me a more thorough reason on how it destroys character building I would love to discuss it.

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  • #39
    they are all kinda lame...
  • #40
    Quote from PantheraOnca

    I'd cut and sew THAT.


    A bit Hannibal Lecter if you're referring to the red-head.

    Both the Hoodies are sweet, i haven't spent money on clothes in years and im considering buying the Tyrael
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