I actually wrote an article about this earlier.
D3 PvP has love.... The question is how much?
There is always going to be haters when it comes to any aspect of anything, including the PvE vs PvP war in online games.
Will the game go as far as an Esport?
It could, but the game won't be balanced. If they can get it close to WoW's arena balance during TBC then that's good enough.
It really comes down to how profitable it is for Blizzard to balance the game around PvP and then how profitable it will be to include D3 PvP in leagues and tournaments.
Blizzard will get more money via RMAH transactions from a hardcore PvP base.
It is all about money which essentially comes down to population numbers.
If a certain number of people want it bad then you have to remember there will always be a savvy guy in a suit that will make it happen for the right price!
- 4/15/2012 8:32:40 PM Posted in: PvP Discussion
4/10/2012 8:03:54 AM
I like the cooldown swap change for new players. The smoke screen buff makes Demon hunters look even better for PvP.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I know PvP isn't included at release, but the Demon Hunter looks pretty promising. The whole playstyle just seems to suit dedicated PvPers.
4/8/2012 5:24:10 AM
Before the game even hits our computers, who think they will still be playing Diablo III on May 15 2013?posted a message onI'd expect 90% of the population to stick around for the first year if the game is updated frequently enough.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/5/2012 2:55:22 PM
Yeah the way gems work is a little ridiculous atm. Not a fan of the way they are.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Any min/maxer would love to get their hands on those top end gems, but they simply aren't worth it. It'll be much more efficient to focus on top end gear. I don't see people even caring about great gems until WAYYY later down the road.
How many people are really going to pay a premium for a couple more stats when they don't even have the top end items? The gems that are financially affordable around mid level qualities will be the go to's for the average person. This is where the market will be for a long time.
Gem prices are going to be chaotic for a while.
I think Blizzard will change around the gem system within the first couple patches. They'll probably add some other types too. I'd be more willing to invest in upgrading my jewelcrafter based on this prediction than applying it to the current gem state.
4/5/2012 2:46:30 PM
Yeah I'd have to say hitboxes that big is just poor on Blizzard's part. The hitboxes should be a bit bigger than the monster portraits, but that is just plain dumb.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I'm not worried, they'll change it eventually. They have a lot of issues to get around to, but I'm surprised they missed this one.
4/5/2012 2:41:43 PM
Hype + Desire + Constant Audiovisual Stimulation +Susceptibility to Addiction = D3 Junkies/YouPosted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/5/2012 2:35:12 PM
It's all about items. Groups by default have an easier time clearing harder content.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
Will groups be necessary?
Initially - Most likely
Later on - Most likely not
4/4/2012 9:02:52 AM
A lot of people say they are committed to only one class. They may think that now, but I expect a lot of people to "give in" and play around with a few classes, if not every class. The classes are just too evenly developed. They all have appealing aspects. That's the beauty of Blizzard focusing on just 5x options.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
I think the most OP Diablo 3 class will have a major influence on players once the information becomes the population's consensus. I'm sure that expectations and people's projections will change over time, according to updates and items/build combinations. The term flavor of the month/patch will probably become overused like in WoW.
I know I'll be playing each and every class, it's just a matter of when.
4/4/2012 8:54:03 AM
Awesome - I was expecting and waiting for this one. If it's a primitive version of what you want it to be well... you can look at how WoW's character viewing screen/inspect has evolved over time to be what it is today. I'm optimistic about this.Posted in: Diablo III General Discussion
4/4/2012 8:51:12 AM
Posted in: Diablo III General DiscussionQuote from tanis0
The relationship between the value of gold and magic-find will change as time goes on. Gold-find will be more valuable early since gold will be easier to farm than gear before people are geared up and that the fact that the value of gold vs real money will inevitably drop as the supply of gold goes up over time. There really isn't just a magic ratio Blizzard could pick that would perfectly describe the relationship between the two.
This. People will eventually release charts for magic find based on specific runs and compiled data over significant amount of runs/kills to determine which thresholds are worth reaching. At some point you are giving up valuable statistics if you put on heavy MF gear. Probability and efficiency is everything.
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