Polls on the Official Forums, Blue Posts, Poll: What Infernal Machine boss encounter is your favourite?, Comic Contest Winner

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    Polls on the Official Forums
    Some people feel that the polls created by Blizzard are just not too relevant and perhaps could include a bit more gameplay in them. Here is Blizzard's stance on the subject.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    We enjoy making polls that engage players on multiple different levels, not just about gameplay mechanics, like seeing who people believe is the greatest “Great Evil,” or what Act III environment is your favorite from a purely aesthetic perspective. With that in mind, the bulk of the ideas you listed aren’t really appropriate for our weekly polls (though I did like “Which Act is the best for farming for gear and for levels at Inferno difficulty?” Thanks!). The polls we post are used to discuss the game as it is now and encourage discussion on those topics; they aren’t made to act as a sort of petition system in order to enact changes on various topics.

    We realize that different players have all sorts of varied feedback on portions of the game. That’s totally cool and we genuinely do welcome and encourage that feedback. However, when I read through this list, I noticed a common trend that I wanted to address.

    Each act, boss, and stat affix in Diablo III aren’t meant to be equal or directly competitive with each other. For instance, the various bosses should pose a notable challenge leading up to the final show-down with Diablo, but I think it’s unrealistic to expect for all bosses to be precisely as difficult as say, the Lord of Terror: Diablo. They have different abilities and tactics that will pose varying challenges to different classes, much as different affix combinations on Elites are more or less challenging to players depending on who you talk to, what gear they are wearing, etc. In terms of stat affixes, you might also want to check out what I said in this thread. In short: we like that players often have to weigh their options when comparing gear and it would be impossible (and even boring) if everything were exactly equal.




    Blue Posts

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Screenshaking and Headaches
    I personally do not, so if someone who suffers from symptoms as a result of the screen shake effect would be willing to prioritize which spells are the worst offenders (or list them according to severity) and why, I'd be happy to pass that information along.

    So Diablo3 was designed and it's meant to be played in a manner that causes headaches, is that it? If that is the case -- you have succeeded, and not just because of the screen shakes.
    No, not at all. Like I said before, the shake is much more prominent than we intended for certain play styles, and those play styles weren't something we really accounted for when we were designing all the spell FX. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    How is Harassment Defined?
    Here you go: http://us.battle.net...duct#harassment

    Harassing or Defamatory

    This category includes both clear and masked language and/or links to websites containing such language or images which:
    • Insultingly refer to other characters, players, Blizzard employees, or groups of people
    • Result in ongoing harassment to other characters, players, Blizzard employees, or groups of people
    If a player is found to have participated in such actions, he/she will:
    • Be given a temporary ban from the forums, depending upon severity
    Harassment takes many forms, and is not necessarily limited to the type of language used, but the intent.

    I do not personally consider the quotes you provided harassment, but that evaluation might change depending on the posts they were included in (the first quote could be questionable). Context is obviously very important here.

    The best course of action is simply to be civil and avoid insults directed at other players or employees. (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    Paragon 100 As a Wizard
    I haven’t personally made it to Paragon level 100 yet (though I know some people that have), but I think it’s a great achievement, no matter what class you are.

    Whatever class or range of classes you choose to play in Diablo III is a personal decision, and while it’s easy to get caught up in looking at the gear other players have or where they are in the game compared to yourself, I’ve found it’s a lot more enjoyable to simply focus on what goals I want to accomplish in the game, and what I can do to accomplish them. At the end of the day, it’s not a contest or race, after all. If you personally prefer playing a Wizard over a Barbarian, then I encourage you to put on your robe and wizard hat, gather up your meteors, and Magic Missile some demons and hellspawn. :) (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)





    Poll: What Infernal Machine Boss Encounter is Your Favourite?
    A new poll, on the EU side of the official forums, asks players what their favorite uber boss duo is? To vote click on this link.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    In patch 1.0.5 we introduced some components to allow you to build a cursed portal device called Infernal Machine which allows you battle "uber" versions of some of the most malevolent mischief-makers this side of New Tristram…in pairs.

    For those of you who have already been transported to one of the randomly selected Realms of Pure Evil, we’d like to know which encounter is your favourite one and why.
    Share your thoughts and screenshots/videos in the comments!




    Comic Contest Winner
    A winner has been chosen for the monthly Comic Contest at Blizzzard and this one is Diablo themed! We have a feeling a lot of players might "identify" with it.

    Originally Posted by Blizzard (Blue Tracker / Official Forums)

    And the comic contest winner for November, 2012, is ... Chelsea Grosskopf.

    The talented winner will receive a BlizzCon®: Villian Messenger Bag. Congratulations! In December, we’ll be giving away a Diablo® III Poker Set to the winner of the next Blizzard Comic Contest.

    Keep those comics coming, and you might be the next artist to take home a prize! Also, be sure to set aside some time to check out our Warcraft and StarCraft comic sections.

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    So Diablo3 was designed and it's meant to be played in a manner that causes headaches, is that it? If that is the case -- you have succeeded, and not just because of the screen shakes.

    BWAHAHAHAHHAHHAHAHHAHAHHA
    That's so much fun...
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    Like the comic. Shows how silly even having identify is for anything that isn't Legendary.
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    So Diablo3 was designed and it's meant to be played in a manner that causes headaches, is that it? If that is the case -- you have succeeded, and not just because of the screen shakes.


    Oh, wow. I wouldn't last a day as a CM.

    Snotty brats.
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