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    posted a message on Why do *you* love Diablo?

    For me - being around since WAY before the beginning (we are talking years of devouring every detail about the development of D3)..


    The thing I love the most is the "redemption" process that the game has undergone. Really, starting with RoS


    I have never been more excited for a video game than I was for Diablo 3. And after about 1 year of denial after the launch of Vanilla, I gave up on it.


    But Blizzard proved to be up to the task and its the single thing about this game that makes me love it so much nowadays. Blizzard took what was an AMAZING shell of a game and has turned it into an amazing game. They FIXED Diablo 3. So proud of them for being willing to shut down the Auction house. The free updates since RoS launch with so much content each time - its amazing!


    When I play Diablo 3 now, I get the same warm, fuzzy feeling that I had back in the day playing Lord of Destruction. Only its even better because we've seen the progress they've made since May 2012. 3 1/2 years and they've turned the game into something awesome - can't wait for more expansions!

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    posted a message on DH or Crusader for S5?

    I'm going Crusader.


    Like you, I was down to DH or Crusader and the deciding factor for me was the free season set for Crusader appeals to me more the DH one. (Invoker vs Shadow)


    Also the variations on LoN builds excite me for Crusader allot!

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    posted a message on Loot 2.0 Mixed Emotions
    Loot 2.0 is a legendary Hunt. End of story.

    Rare items cannot compete (at least at level 60, I've not played the beta to see what its like at level 70).

    The game is now broken into these stages of "looting":

    Equip anything is an upgrade, can include rares: This will happen while we all level up from 60-70 in RoS

    Equip basically any legendary you find because it will be an upgrade: This will happen while leveling and for quite a few hours at level 70.

    Start hunting for specific legendaries at level 70: This will take quite a while - weeks, months?

    Start grinding gold to dump into the Mystic to reforge your specific legendaries: I would imagine those players who have 1000 billion gold will fly through this step - those of us with less, this could take a very long time.

    Correct me if I'm wrong, but with loot 2.0 there is no "hunt for perfectly rolled legendaries" step. You use the Mystic to do that no?

    I can see how some people might not like this order of loot progression - but I love it. There is certainly the feeling of "that next great item could be right around the corner" I just worry about the last step in the process.. grind gold to reroll your items perfectly. Though, after that, you can move on to the next class and do it all again.

    And this is waay better than play forever without every finding a good item.. like it was before.
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    posted a message on Vanilla needs atleast a few RoS features
    If you plan on continuing to play D3 post RoS without buying the xpack, then I can't believe you will care so much about the game to be too broken up about what your missing. Its going to be very very odd if you are a "hardcore" vanilla D3 player..
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    posted a message on Diablo III: I remember when...
    I remember how excited I was for this game for the 2+ years leading up to launch, I lived on this site every day devouring news!

    That was really a great time!
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    posted a message on Diablo III Auction House is Shutting Down on March 18, 2014
    Holy hell..
    Now.. Now.. I'm excited BOOYAH!!

    So [email protected]
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    posted a message on [SPOILERS AHEAD] Diablo III Expansion - Reaper of Souls: Datamining Post, Bosses, Game modes, Clans, Ladders, and more
    • ItemPassive_Unique_Ring_512_x1 - Enable all runes for a specific skill.
    Are you.. serious.. . . wow
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    posted a message on [Spoilers Ahead] D3: Reaper of Souls - Game Modes: Adventure, Bounty, Loot Runs, Challenges, Devil's Hand, and More Stuff!
    I really want to be excited - this looks amazing!
    But, I remember all to well the years leading up to D3.

    I LIVED on this website eating up all the info everyday.

    So much sounded awesome pre launch - and then it all got scrapped / watered down and generally screwed up before release.

    So.. very, very cautiously, I'm getting excited for the possibility that RoS will make this game the game I wanted it to be back then.
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    posted a message on Will you buy Reaper of Souls?
    The most important things (in my mind) for D3 to get better are:

    Get rid of the Auction House.
    RoS doesn't do that, BUT Josh says that they are fixing the problem by tempting players away from it. That sounds great, but I really wish they would just bite the bullet and scrap the AH. That said, if there is a feeling of great items being right around the corner, then problem fixed!

    Make items actually fun!
    This is where the game really can't help itself because of the skill system's design, so this is tied into the next part. I think what made Diablo 2's item hunt so satisfying was that you could watch your skills CHANGE. +Skill stat on the items made even a crappy item, fun to get if it had +2 all skills. You'd raise an extra skeleton, shoot an extra missile.. it made tangible changes to the skills. The items they showed in the slide show were better.. but honestly not very game changing. So, yay. You can get a wand that summons a hydra. I want items that make me summon more Zombie Dogs, or shot two arcane orbs. Sadly, with skill just being CLICK to learn, I don't think it will happen.

    Make the skills system better
    This last one, Blizzard seems to totally disagree with me on. They think the click to learn, click to unlearn system is great. I agreed 100% on my FIRST play through. It was a blast. But now, it makes me feel like there is no reason to play. No "new ground" to plow by starting over a new character. I just don't like it.

    ALL OF THIS SAID - RoS sounds really good. Diablo 3 is what it is, and some of what I wanted out of Diablo 3 just won't ever happen. RoS seems to be taking the game and making really good improvements. I'll play it, love it for a while, get plenty of money value out of it - but I'm sure come away with the same feeling of sadness that it's not the Diablo I wanted.
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    posted a message on [UPDATED] Watch D3's Expansion 'Reaper of Souls' teaser and opening cinematic!
    Ah crap.. there is that itch again..

    This looks amazing..

    My big hang-ups are the itemization and the lack of meaningful choices when you level up.

    So.. of course I'm buying this, but crossing fingers on the new loot and if the paragon stuff makes you make choices that matter.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3's next expansion is named "Reaper of Souls"?
    Here is hoping they put something in that makes character development feel meaningful
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    posted a message on Diablo 3: Designed for Consoles
    Quote from JKlimek

    Hopefully you're reading my post first and I can save you some time.

    The TL;DR on this is just move on. This whole thread is terrible, it contains no evidence, only conjecture and about post 4-5 it starts being something that could have been copy/pasted from the bliz threads.

    This will be my last response to this thread - I'll let it die in peace.

    Many of you have offered vaild points - such as calling me out (thanks Catelpet) for to a certain degree, playing the "holyier than though art" pc gamer card. I hate that. I do in fact love console games (as I tried to make clear in my first post when I said I plan to buy this for consoles).

    I - also acknowledge - that alot of this stuff is just MY OPINION. I PERSONALY, do not like Diablo 3. At least not 1/100th as I thought I would.

    I think back to Bashiok's commet on the forums, the one that brought on a post form Jay Wilson. Bash said: "Part of my job is to make sure you don't have too haigh of expectations for this game - its just a game" I remeber thinking - wow it really didn't sound like he was joking.

    As it turns out, I should have listened to Bash. Diablo 3 is, (for me and my opinion!!) just another game. It was fun, it will make a fun console game. But was it great? Was it what I drooled over for 2+ years day in and day out.. nope.. at leat for me not even close.

    So again, this is my last response. You folks who write me off as a hater - count your self lucky if you truly love diablo 3 still. I wish I were with you in that feeling.. I really really do. Go back through (if you care to be bothered) my post history from 2012.. its full of me defending changes that were announces, hoping for the best.

    I just really should quit coming to this site. It was such a big part of my daily shcedule for so long. I came here 10, 15, 20+ times a day. So.. even though I don't play any more, and don't like diablo 3 as it is now, I come here out of habbit.. and everyonce in a while make a post to vent about it.

    Dissagree with me all you want - but I was one of you - I had never been more excited for a game than this one. Ever. Not even close. I took of 2 weeks of work to play at launch. I WENT OUT OF MY WAY to try to love this game - playing it much past all of my other firends who quit after just a few weeks.

    Feel free to just delete this if you want mods - as it was mostly made out of continuing depression for how much I was let down by diablo 3. I wont reply again to the thread.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3: Designed for Consoles
    Quote from Catalept

    Look, I know intellectual laziness is par for the course on the internet, but guilt-by-association just doesn't work as anything other than breathless polemic. If you've got a beef with game mechanics, evaluate them on their own merits.

    This idea that simplified game controls or mechanics are inherently bad is just PC-gamer self-congratulation wearing a crayon-lettered name-tag saying "Ima gaem critic, no srsly". Being a PC gamer doesn't make you a member of some exclusive club that gets a free +10 int perk... hell, identifying as a "PC gamer" is, IMO, a red flag. You either love games, or you don't... and if you do, don't be so goddam hipster about it. "Oh ya, I was, like, into Blizzard before they sold out.", "I only game on hand-made artisan PCs with ingredients sourced directly from Cybertron."

    /puke

    I have a PS3, an Xbox, a PS2, had a Dream Cast.. I'm certainly BOTH a console gamer and a PC gamer.

    Are there hardcore games on consoles? OF COURSE! (I point to Darksouls or Demon Souls)

    But you rambling response doesn't give me anything to take seriously.

    Simple of course doesn't automatically = bad. There are simple games that are great! (Tetris anyone?)

    But taking what should be a complex game and simplifying it down to what diablo 3 is, isn't good design. it was targeting a larger audience.. one that I argue is console gamers first and foremost.

    And - i say again - I gave 2 years of my life to this game (pre launch). I used to joke with my family that I spent more time "thinking about playing" Diablo 3 than I did actualy playing other games during development.

    So yes, I feel i have the right, complete with my crayon colored name tag, to comment on how much I think the game failed.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3: Designed for Consoles
    Quote from doctorsin

    . I also can't understand how a console port can change people's opinions of a game they have invested hundreds of hours in.

    Oh this didn't change my opinion of the game - I've thought it was not a good game for a loong loong time now. This just made it more clear why. To me any way.

    Quote from shaggy

    Quote from snowhammer

    The fact thats its ported to console isn't what got me.. its the realization that its DEVELOPED for consoles - with an obvsious (IMO) biased to that community over the PC community.

    The fact that you think D3 was DEVELOPED for consoles is proof that you are severely detached from reality.

    Ok. Any more to add there buddy?

    I can only comment on the reality I'm seeing play out in front of my eyes. That reality points to Diablo 3 being aimed at simper console gamer's for a long long long time.

    I'm just calling it like I see it.
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    posted a message on Diablo 3: Designed for Consoles
    Quote from LordPoekel

    I'll take this as an example because you seem to be looking too hard to find anything that might be interpretated as console only design. 6 skills at once is actually pretty ergonomic design if you want to go for a more actiony player experience. Humans only have 5 fingers. Just adding more and more functions that cannot be accessed fast and easily is not good and ergonomic design.

    Its like this.. even people who "dont agree with me" (these people like Diablo 3, and are offended by the statement that its deisgned for consoles) say things like this.. that totally back up the fact that its made for a console.

    ergonomic design??? Thats what I want in my PC game for sure ..

    Quote from doctorsin

    I don't understand how this could be such a surprise for some people. Rumours have been flying around about a console port for Diablo 3 for years.
    The fact thats its ported to console isn't what got me.. its the realization that its DEVELOPED for consoles - with an obvsious (IMO) biased to that community over the PC community.
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